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  • Datasheet Literature Number: ReleaseDate
    RSA5000 Series Spectrum Analyzers Datasheet
    The RSA5000 Series Real Time Signal Analyzers replace conventional instruments, offering the measurement confidence and functionality you demand for everyday tasks. The RSA5000 Series offers industry leading real time specifications and includes best …
  • Technical Documents Document Type ReleaseDate
    Conducted and Radiated Emissions Testing
    This application note provides an overview of EMI testing and includes a step-by-step guide for performing pre-compliance testing with test set-ups, setting up a measurement, configuring accessories to increase measurement accuracy, how to perform …
    Application Note
    Overcoming 3 Key Challenges of Time- and Frequency-Correlated RF Measurements
    Tektronix Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers (RTSAs) capture and store signals as a seamless, continuous record of time. Combining deep memory with powerful digital signal processing, RTSAs allow for a variety of triggering, display, and analysis …
    Fact Sheet
    Re-Imagine 5G Measurements
    SignalVu Vector Signal Analysis Software offers a broad range of RF measurements and is available for both Tektronix spectrum analyzers and oscilloscopes, including the 6 Series B MSO and DPO70000SX Series oscilloscopes. The …
    Nano Satellite Case Study
    Learn how the RSA5000B spectrum analyzer is being used to test the design of nano satellites and their ability to communicate with a base station.
    Case Study
    Noise Figure: Overview of Noise Measurement Methods
    Introduction Noise, or more specifically the voltage and current fluctuations caused by the random motion of charged particles, exists in all electronic systems. An understanding of noise and how it propagates through a system is a …
    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.   This …
    Technical Brief
    Advanced Radar Analysis: Tools for Measuring Modern Radar Application Note
    Introduction In designing modern electronic warfare and radar systems, you face significant challenges. You must develop solutions with the flexibility and adaptability required for next-generation threat detection and avoidance. To succeed, you …
    Application Note
    Radar Basics
    While radar technology was initially focused on military and commercial aviation applications, today there are many commercial applications. This application note covers the basics of modern radar applications from military to commercial use in …
    Application Note
    Real-Time Spectrum Analysis for EMI Diagnostics
    Introduction From the first wireless transmissions, electromagnetic interference (EMI) has been a concern for design engineers. The earliest spark-gap transmitters had no facility for spectrum control, and the presence of two …
    Application Note
    DPX Acquisition Technology for Spectrum Analyzers Fundamentals
    A Revolutionary Tool for Signal Discovery, Trigger, Capture and Analysis Detection is the first step in characterizing, diagnosing, understanding and resolving any problem relating to timevariant signals. As more …
    Fundamentals of Real-Time Spectrum Analysis
    The document offers a detailed overview of Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers (RTSAs), discussing their development, functionality, and various applications. It begins with a historical perspective on RF signal technology and its evolution, leading to the …
    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. The Tektronix solution provide flexible testing solutions for up-front …
    Application Note
    Project 25 Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Solution
    Quick overview of the complete Tektronix solution for Project 25 Land Mobile Radio (LMR).
    Fact Sheet
    Tektronix and X-COM Systems Platform Provide Unique Capabilities for RF Signal Capture and Analysis
    Spectrum monitoring, radar and wireless system testing, signals intelligence (SIGINT), electronic intelligence (ELINT), communications intelligence (COMINT), and electronic warfare (EW), all routinely perform or can benefit from the …
    Application Note
    Baseband Response Characterization of I-Q Modulators
    Learn how an arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) and a mixed domain oscilloscope (MDO) can be used for basedband frequency response, single-sideband suppression, amplitude and phase errors, and intermodulation performance.  
    Application Note
    Fundamentals of Radar Measurements
    Chapter I. Introduction Modern radar design has created complicated pulses that present significant measurement challenges. Improvements to range, resolution and immunity to interference have required phase modulated …
    Improving IED Countermeasure Technology - Using RF Capture and Playback Systems
    By combining the Tektronix spectrum analyzer and X-COM Systems long duration RF signal storage system, a unique tool results for the recording, analyzing, and creating of new waveforms and complex RF test environments to help tackle IED …
    Technical Brief
    Understanding FFT Overlap Processing Fundamentals
    Introduction The need for seeing faster time-varying signals As faster time-varying frequency signals become more widespread, Tektronix has responded to the need to provide more visibility of very short-time events with Real-time Spectrum Analyzers …
    Testing Modern Radios
    Designers have long sought to improve the performance and resiliency of radio communications. With the radio frequency (RF) spectrum becoming more crowded and interference more prevalent in recent years, these efforts have become increasingly …
    Application Note
    Solving the Complexity of DigRF Testing
    No matter what stage of the development you are involved in, when it comes to RF test equipment, flexibility is the key. Test equipment needs to be flexible enough to go beyond just verifying that the device under test is complying to the standard …
    Technical Brief
    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 …
    Application Note
    Quickly Identify Intermittent and Interfering Signals with Real-Time Spectrum Analysis
    This tech brief will explain how the use of a Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer (RTSA) can reliably detect and characterize transient RF signals, while also greatly reducing the time taken to identify the source of the problem. A number of different …
    Application Note
    Characterizing Phase Locked Loops Using Tektronix Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers
    Introduction The Phase Locked Loop has become one of the most versatile building blocks in electronics. They are at the heart of circuits and systems ranging from clock recovery blocks in data communications to the local oscillators …
    Application Note
    Application Note
    RF Recording and Playback Solutions
    Introduction to RF Record and Playback Spectrum management, RF interference analysis, signal acquisition, product testing and validation, RF system design, communication security, and academic research, all routinely perform or can benefit from the …
    Application Note
  • Software Document Type Part Number: ReleaseDate
    RSA5100B Series Software - V4.5.0093
    Instrument application firmware for RSA5103B, RSA5106B, RSA5115B and RSA5126B Real-Time Signal Analyzers. Introduced with this release, 5GNR Uplink/Downlink Measurements (5GNR) derived from specifications in 3GPP NR Release 16 includes Modulation …
    Firmware 066163211
    RSA5100B Series Software - V4.1.0002
    Instrument application firmware for RSA5103B, RSA5106B, RSA5115B and RSA5126B Real-Time Signal Analyzers.
    Firmware 066163210
    RSA5100B Series Software - V3.23.0022
    Instrument application firmware for RSA5103B, RSA5106B, RSA5115B and RSA5126B Real-Time Signal Analyzers.
    Firmware 066163209
    RSA5100B Series Software, V3.9.0031
    Instrument application firmware for RSA5103B, RSA5106B, RSA5115B and RSA5126B Real-Time Signal Analyzers.
    Firmware 066163205
    RSA5100A Series Software, V3.6.0239
    Instrument application firmware for RSA5103A, RSA5106A, RSA5115A and RSA5126A Real-Time Signal Analyzers.
    Firmware 066126412
  • Hear an overview of SignalVu, Tektronix's RF and vector signal analysis platform. Tektronix' spectrum analyzers and oscilloscopes combined with SignalVu uniquely allows you to view live spectral …
    Duration: 00:12:51
    This Webinar examines approaches for validating Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) systems using the Tektronix Real Time Spectrum Analyzers such as the RSA5100B and RSA7100B.
    Duration: 35m 29s
    For the most up to date information on the RSA5100B, visit: For Tektronix’s newest, widest bandwidth Real-time Spectrum Analyzer, see the RSA7100: …
    Duration: 2m 5s
    This video is a side-by-side comparison of real-time spectrum analysis on the Tektronix RSA5000 Series Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers and Agilent PXA signal analyzer in a Spectrum Management …
    Duration: 4m 34s
    Roger Sheppard, Principal Engineer at Tektronix, demonstrates two high dynamic range options using the RSA5100B series and the performance levels you can expect. There is also a full technical …
    Duration: 4m 48s
    DataVu-PC has tools like frequency mask, pulse descriptor words and smart markers, to help you find any needle in any size haystack. Your data recordings can be 10’s or 100’s of gigabytes in size …
    Duration: 5m 20s
    Unlike a Traditional Zero Span spectrum analyzer, Tektronix Spectrum Analyzers with DPX Zero Span enable you to capture both slowly changing signals and elusive transiets.
    Duration: 2m 18s
    Learn how to perform multi-domain signal analysis of 5G base station and user equipment systems.  See the benefits of using a mixed domain oscilloscope for analyzing RF amplifier performance.  …
    Duration: 6:47
    Watch to learn how you can simplify several 3GPP 5G New Radio transmitter tests. You’ll see how to verify transmitter characteristics including power, power dynamics, signal quality and RF …
    Duration: 8:50