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  • Datasheet Literature Number: ReleaseDate
    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 …
    37W-26274-19
  • Technical Documents Document Type ReleaseDate
    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
    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
    Understanding FFT Overlap Processing Fundamentals
    As faster time-varying frequency signals are becoming more widespread, Tektronix has responded to the need to provide more visibility of very short-time events with Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers (RTSA) employing FFT frames that can be overlapped fully …
    Primer
    Fundamentals of Real-Time Spectrum Analysis
    Engineers and scientists have been looking for innovative uses for RF technology ever since the 1860s, when James Clerk Maxwell mathematically predicted the existence of electromagnetic waves capable of transporting energy across empty space …
    Primer
    Fundamentals of Radar Measurements
    Modern radar design has created complicated pulses that present significant measurement challenges. Improvements to range, resolution and immunity to interference have required phase modulated pulses, frequency chirped pulses and very narrow pulses …
    Primer
    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
    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
    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
    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 testing …
    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
    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
    Characterizing Phase Locked Loops Using Tektronix Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers
    This application note shows measurements of linear and non-linear effects in both the time and frequency domains using Tektronix Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers.
    Application Note
    Real-Time Spectrum Analysis for EMI Diagnostics
    This application note briefly examines the different stages of design and test with respect to test equipment and measurement techniques. It also reviews the currently-specified detection and filtering methods, and provides a quick reference to the …
    Application Note
    DPX Acquisition Technology for Spectrum Analyzers Fundamentals
    Tektronix' patented Digital Phosphor technology or DPX® is used in our Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers (RTSAs), to reveal signal details that are completely missed by conventional spectrum analyzers and vector signal analyzers. The full-motion DPX …
    Primer
    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
    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
    Tektronix and X-COM Systems Platform Provide Unique Capabilities for RF Signal Capture and Analysis
    Spectrum monitoring, radar and wireless system testing, signals intelligence, electronic intelligence, communications intelligence, and electronic warfare require the ability to capture, record, and analyze signals over long periods. Their ability to …
    Application Note
    Tektronix Adds Support for Automated APCO P25 Transmitter Compliance Testing
    Also Releases a Series of Enhancements, Upgrades for Real-time Spectrum Analyzers Including Noise Figure and Gain Measurement CapabilityBEAVERTON, Ore., July 29, 2014 - Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring …
    News Release
    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 …
    Whitepaper
    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 …
    Whitepaper
    Project 25 Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Solution
    Quick overview of the complete Tektronix solution for Project 25 Land Mobile Radio (LMR).
    Fact Sheet
  • Software Document Type Part Number: ReleaseDate
    RSA5100B Series Software - V4.1.0002
    Instrument application firmware for RSA5103B, RSA5106B, RSA5115B and RSA5126B Real-Time Signal Analyzers.
    Application 066163210
    RSA5100B Series Software - V3.23.0022
    Instrument application firmware for RSA5103B, RSA5106B, RSA5115B and RSA5126B Real-Time Signal Analyzers.
    Application 066163209
    SignalVu-PC Vector Signal Analysis Software - V3.23.0022
    SignalVu-PC VSA software brings the analysis engine of the Tektronix Real-Time Signal Analyzer (RTSA) to your computer, enabling you to analyze live signals from RSA306, RSA500, RSA600, RSA7100A Spectrum Analyzers and MDO4000B/C Series oscilloscopes …
    Application 066143422
    SignalVu-PC Vector Signal Analysis Software - Release Candidate - V3.17.0013
    SignalVu-PC VSA software brings the analysis engine of the Tektronix Real-Time Signal Analyzer (RTSA) to your computer, enabling you to analyze live signals from RSA306, RSA500, RSA600, RSA7100A Spectrum Analyzers and MDO4000B/C Series oscilloscopes …
    Application 066143420
    SignalVu-PC Vector Signal Analysis Software - V3.16.0014
    SignalVu-PC VSA software brings the analysis engine of the Tektronix Real-Time Signal Analyzer (RTSA) to your computer, enabling you to analyze live signals from RSA306, RSA500, RSA600, RSA7100A Spectrum Analyzers and MDO4000B/C Series oscilloscopes …
    Application 066143419
    RSA5100B Series Software - V3.13.0069
    Instrument application firmware for RSA5103B, RSA5106B, RSA5115B and RSA5126B Real-Time Signal Analyzers.
    Application 066163208
    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
    RSA5100B Series Software V3.2.0535
    Instrument application firmware for RSA5103B, RSA5106B, RSA5115B and RSA5126B Real-Time Signal Analyzers.
    Firmware 066163200
    RSA5100A Series Software V3.2.0107
    Instrument application firmware for RSA5103A, RSA5106A, RSA5115A and RSA5126A Real-Time Signal Analyzers.
    Firmware 066126406
  • For the most up to date information on the RSA5100B, visit: https://www.tek.com/spectrum-analyzer/rsa5000. For Tektronix’s newest, widest bandwidth Real-time Spectrum Analyzer, see the RSA7100: …
    Duration: 2m 5s
    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
    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
    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