SPECMON Spectrum Analyzer

Fast and Versatile Solution for Field Interference Hunting

Discover, capture and analyze elusive events in the field faster than ever before with the SPECMON Spectrum Analyzer.  With the patented swept DPX technology, advanced triggering, and wide capture bandwidth, SPECMON can discover and capture events as short as 0.43 µs with 100% probability of intercept, helping you to find interferers fast.

Built-in features further simplify spectrum management applications including the time-saving mapping, interferer locator, signal demodulation and automated field measurements, all at a cost below other solutions on the market. Fast and versatile interference hunting - only from Tektronix.

Models in the SPECMON Spectrum Analyzer Series: 

Model Frequency Range Minimum Event Duration for 100% POI Real-Time Bandwidth SFDR (typical) Configure and Quote
SPECMON3B 1 Hz - 3 GHz 0.434 μs 25 MHz, 40 MHz, 80 MHz, 125 MHz and 165 MHz -80 dBc Configure & Quote
SPECMON6B 1 Hz - 6.2 GHz 0.434 μs 25 MHz, 40 MHz, 80 MHz, 125 MHz and 165 MHz -80 dBc Configure & Quote
SPECMON26B 1 Hz - 26.5 GHz 0.434 μs 25 MHz, 40 MHz, 80 MHz, 125 MHz and 165 MHz -80 dBc Configure & Quote



Swept DPX TechnologyAutomatically scan the entire frequency range in real-time to find transient interferers.
Up to 165 MHz Real-time BandwidthDiscover and capture events as short as 0.43 µs with 100% Probability of Intercept (POI).
Advanced Triggering with Intelligent Data CaptureEasily capture infrequent transients with confidence using the patented DPX Density Trigger and Frequency Mask Triggers.  Intelligently save only events of interest-"Save On Trigger".
Up to 4GB Acquisition MemoryLog up to 12 years of data results with the large real-time memory.
Built-in MappingPerform manual or automatic drive tests simply and easily by connecting an off-the-shelf GPS receiver via USB or Bluetooth. Triangulate on the location of interferers using the built-in map drawing tools.
Signal DemodulationOptional software packages provide signal demodulation for 20+ general purpose analog and digital modulation types, including AM/FM demodulation and flexible OFDM signal analysis.
Multi-Domain Signal AnalysisAccelerate troubleshooting and analysis by pinpointing the root cause of problems in multiple domains. Analyze captured data in the time, frequency and modulation domains at any time with correlated markers.
Built-in Versatile Field MeasurementsQuickly measure common field test parameters such as Pulse, Field Strength, Signal Strength, EMI Test, Channel Power, ACPR, OBW, Spur Search and more.
Support for 3rd Party SoftwareAnalyze captured IQ data with software analysis tools like Matlab,  export mapping results into the Google Earth or MapInfo map format for post analysis. Win 7 Ultimate OS provides supports to many off-the-shelf products and applications.
Large 10.4" Touch Screen LCDNo need to have a mouse and keyboard attached.


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. 12 Settling Time Measurements. Contact Account Manager
Opt. 14

Noise Figure.

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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

Troubleshooting and Characterizing Wide Band RF Systems Using a Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer

This application note examines the characteristics of modern RF test systems and demonstrates the use of Tektronix RSA6100A Series of Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers (RTSAs) in troubleshooting and characterizing them. Basic vector and spectrum measurements of transmitters, troubleshooting high-bandwidth systems and characterizing wide band DPD systems will be covered.

Fundamentals of Real-Time Spectrum Analysis

This primer describes how Real-Time Spectrum Analysis works and provides a basic understanding of how it can be used to solve many measurement problems associated with capturing and analyzing modern RF signals.

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