RSA5000 Spectrum Analyzer

Real-time spectrum analysis for any application

The RSA5000 Series mid-range spectrum analyzer combines the best-in-class RF performance with up to 165 MHz bandwidth and 4th Generation DPX® Technology. This provides the measurement confidence and functionality you demand for everyday tasks and gives you the dynamic range you expect for challenging spectrum analysis measurements.

Models in the RSA5000 Spectrum Analyzer Series: 

Model Frequency Range Minimum Event Duration for 100% POI Real-Time Bandwidth SFDR (typical) List Price Configure and Quote
RSA5103B 1 Hz - 3 GHz 0.434 μs 25 MHz, 40 MHz, 80 MHz, 125 MHz and 165 MHz -80 dBc US$25,400 Configure & Quote
RSA5106B 1 Hz - 6.2 GHz 0.434 μs 25 MHz, 40 MHz, 80 MHz, 125 MHz and 165 MHz -80 dBc US$34,900 Configure & Quote
RSA5115B 1 Hz - 15 GHz 0.434 μs 25 MHz, 40 MHz, 80 MHz, 125 MHz and 165 MHz -80 dBc US$43,900 Configure & Quote
RSA5126B 1 Hz - 26.5 GHz 0.434 μs 25 MHz, 40 MHz, 80 MHz, 125 MHz and 165 MHz -80 dBc US$49,900 Configure & Quote



DPX® Live RF spectrum displayDiscover the most difficult to find signal behavior. Improve test confidence and catch very short duration transients missed by conventional spectrum analyzers.
Triggering expertiseSave time by isolating signal anomalies on which other instruments can't even trigger. Isolate hard to find hardware and software anomalies with cross domain triggering between multiple instruments.
Seamless data captureObserve the entire duration of signal events, like frequency hopping sequences, PLL settling times, turn on transients, and multiple pulses.
Multi-domain time correlationAccelerate troubleshooting and analysis by pinpointing the root cause of problems in multiple domains. Analyze captured data in any/all domains at any time with correlated markers.
Automatic pulse measurement and detectionSimplify test and save test time with multiple measurements on the same captured data. Reduce cost of test with a versatile single instrument that replaces multiple test sets.


Datasheet Accessory Description
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Software Package / Software Option Description Configure and Quote
Opt. 23

WLAN Analysis 802.11a/b/g/j/p

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Opt. 24

WLAN Analysis 802.11n

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Opt. 25

WLAN Analysis 802.11ac

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Opt. 10 (RSA5K/6K)

AM/FM/PM Modulation and Audio Measurements

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Opt. 11 Phase Noise and Jitter Measurements. Contact Account Manager
Opt. 110 110 MHz Real-time Acquisition Bandwidth Contact Account Manager
Opt. 12 Settling Time Measurements. Contact Account Manager
Opt. 14

Noise Figure.

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Opt. 20 Advanced Signal Analysis (including Pulse Measurements). Contact Account Manager
Opt. 21 Advanced Measurements Suite (GP Mod. Analysis, RFID, Sig. Source). Contact Account Manager
Opt. 22 Flexible OFDM Analysis. Contact Account Manager
Opt. 26

APCO P25 Measurements.

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Opt. 27

Bluetooth Basic LE Tx Measurements

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Opt. 28

LTE Downlink RF measurements

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Opt. 52 Frequency Mask Trigger Contact Account Manager

Tektronix RSA5100B Wide Band Acquisition Bandwidth Options

Two dynamic range options are available in the RSA5100B series real time spectrum analyzers. Standard dynamic range provides 75 dB spurious free analysis, and high dynamic range options increase this performance to at least 80 dB and beyond.

Testing APCO Project 25 Transmitters with Tektronix Solutions

The RSA5000B and MDO4000B with SignalVu-PC are ideal solutions for equipment manufacturers and network operators testing and deploying new Project 25 communications networks.

Noise Figure: Overview of Noise Measurement Methods

Measuring the noise contributions of circuit elements, in the form of noise factor or noise figure is an important tasks for RF and microwave engineers. This paper, along with its associated appendices presents an overview of noise measurement methods, with detailed emphasis on the Y-factor method and its associated measurement uncertainties.

Project 25 Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Solution

Quick overview of the complete Tektronix solution for Project 25 Land Mobile Radio (LMR).

Tektronix and X-COM Systems Platform Provide Unique Capabilities for RF Signal Capture and Analysis

The Tektronix RSA5000B and RSA6000B real-time spectrum analyzers and X-COM’s IQC5000A RF capture recorded playback system provide an excellent solution for challenging defense applications.

Baseband Response Characterization of I-Q Modulators

This application note provides a brief theory on the sources causing the modulation error and detailed steps of how to characterize the I-Q modulator to correct for these errors.

Wi-Fi: Overview of the 802.11 Physical Layer and Transmitter Measurements

Use this primer to distinguish between each of the 802.11 standards, their PHY layer characteristics and their testing requirements.

Characterizing Phase Locked Loops Using Tektronix Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers

This application note presents an overview of Phase Locked Loop operation including both linear and non-linear effects. It also shows measurements of these effects in both the time and frequency domains using Tektronix Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers.

Advanced Radar Analysis: Tools for Measuring Modern Radar Application Note

With today’s rapid advances in radar technology, developing and manufacturing highly specialized and innovative electronic products to detect radar signals takes leading-edge technology and tools. Tektronix innovative test equipment reduces testinguncertainty during the design process and delivers confidence in the integrity of increasingly complex designs. Tektronix Arbitrary Waveform Generators, Real-time Spectrum Analyzers and High-Bandwidth Oscilloscopes offer the capabilities you need to manage the requirements of modern radar applications.

Fundamentals of Radar Measurements

This primer addresses the needs for pulse generation and measurements, the automated measurements that are available, explanation of just how the automated measurements are made, and how pulses are generated.


Challenges and Solutions for Testing Frequency Hopping Radios Webinar

This webinar provides an overview for the design and test topics of radios with frequency hopping techniques which have been gaining popularity in today’s crowded RF spectrum world. This includes typical test challenges for frequency hopping radio designs and how Tektronix solutions improve insight into your designs and speed time-to-market.

Fundamentals of Radar Measurements Webinar

This seminar focuses on the Automatic Measurement - theory of operation - using Tektronix signal analysis and generation tools. This presentation starts with an overview of common tools used for the testing of radars and important measurement parameters impacting measurement results. It then focuses on the Theory of Operation for the Automatic Pulse Measurements that are available on the latest Tektronix Oscilloscopes and Spectrum Analyzer products. In conclusion it discusses the challenges and solutions for Signal Generation.

Fast, Low Level Spurious Search with Tektronix Real Time Signal Analyzers

Historically, long test times have been required to perform low-level spur searches on high-performance RF and microwave transmitters.  In this webinar, learn how the unique wideband architecture of the Tektronix Real Time Signal Analyzers provides a breakthrough approach for this critical test, resulting in faster time to results and a significantly reduced test budget.


Spectrum Management Overview Webinar

In our new webinar on RF spectrum management, we discuss real-time spectrum analysis tools, and how they have become the game-changer in spectrum management. Duration: 32 minutes.

Radar Testing Simplified Webinar

Learn about the latest advanced measurements for chirped radar, hopped radar and very wideband radars. Duration: 28 minutes Speaker: Darren McCarthy, Tektronix RF Technical Marketing Manager

High Power Nonlinear Measurements Webinar

Accurate non-linear device characterization is the key to designing amplifiers at theoretical operating efficiencies. As traditional models have been limited by measurement systems that cannot operate at high power/gamma ratios, measurements using open-loop active harmonic load pull enable complete measurements and emulate the power and impedances the devices will see in the real world. This webinar discusses this new measurement technology.

EMI Diagnostics Using the RSA6100A Webinar

This webinar looks at the history of Electromagnetic Interference and regulatory compliance, and discover how the historically developed methods of measurements have limitations in today's complex signal environment. It also examines the filters, detectors and averaging methods used to make EMI measurements, with a discussion of why they are defined the way they are. Advantages and limitations of the RSA6100A implementation are also discussed. Finally, it shows the RSA6100A in a common diagnostics application and see how the new capabilities of RTSAs can be used to reduce troubleshooting time in EMC diagnostics.

Greening of Wireless Webinar

Mesuro and Tektronix introduce a new open loop active load pull technique for the design of complex, highly efficient power amplifiers, necessary for reducing the power consumption of tomorrow’s mobile infrastructure. The method utilizing microwave sampling scope technology to simultaneously capture waveform data ranging from DC to several tens of GHz is demonstrated.

PHY and Protocol Testing Guidance for the Latest MIPI Standards

Attend this 40 minute webinar followed by an interactive chat session with Tektronix' Chris Loberg, to review the most recent advancements in the MIPI family of interface standards. Returning from the recent MIPI Alliance meeting in June, Chris will also provide you with testing guidance on how to approach debug, verify and characterization steps using Tektronix test equipment for your MIPI-enable device designs.

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