RSA5100B and SPECMONB Signal Analyzers and Spectrum Analyzers


Analysis options for 802.11 standards are available. Here, an 802.11ac 80 MHz signal is analyzed, with displays of constellation, amplitude vs. time, summary of WLAN measurements, and the DPX spectrum of the analyzed signal. The density of the 'shoulders' of the WLAN signal are clearly seen in the DPX display, and a marker has been placed on the suppressed center carrier of the signal. An EVM of -47.65 dB and other signal measurements are seen in the summary panel

Just Announced!

With an increased acquisition bandwidth of up to 165 MHz, the widest available among real-time and mid-range Spectrum Analyzers, the Tektronix RSA5100B and SPECMONB Series will support high-margin, high accuracy WLAN 802.11ac characterization and troubleshooting, and demanding spectrum management, radar design and wideband communications applications.

Tektronix RTSAs lead the industry with unique features that include density trigger, time-qualified triggers and innovative swept DPX display technology that makes it easier to find unwanted transmissions. These instruments also offer the industry’s best integration of real-time and multiple domain analysis, with all interactions available through a single interface.

Key features and specification improvements include the following:

  • The RSA5000B and SPECMONB series offers up to 165 MHz acquisition bandwidth. This wider bandwidth supports the new 160 MHz bandwidth found in 802.11ac and is strongly needed in applications including spectrum management and radar design.
  • Expanded support for 802.11 WLAN standards (optional) including the widest-bandwidth 802.11ac variant. This enables designers of all WLAN components, systems and designs to take advantage of the real-time feature set of Tektronix spectrum analyzers, resulting in higher design confidence, minimum time to fault, and reduced time to market.
  • The minimum signal duration for 100% Probability of Intercept (POI) has improved 33% to a class-leading 2.8 µsec.


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