RSA306B USB Spectrum Analyzer
RSA306B USB Spectrum Analyzer
The RSA306B USB spectrum analyzer might be small but it packs a big punch. It’s loaded with features you’d expect from spectrum analyzers twice the size and twice the price. Perfect for everyday tasks.
See more with proprietary DPX® technology
Discover the most difficult, hard-to-find problems with the powerful real-time architecture of the RSA Series. With the advanced DPX® technology, you can see RF characteristics that are practically invisible to a conventional spectrum analyzer.
Powerful and intuitive. Measurement insight at your fingertips.
The RSA Series is powered by SignalVu-PC Vector Analysis software – the same software used on the full-line of Tektronix Real-time Spectrum Analyzers. Delivering unlimited access to advanced measurement and analysis capabilities that you can save, customize or share with peers. Over 15 packages cover common wireless standards, spectrum management, pulse measurements and more.
Performance with no compromises.
The RSA Series provides performance to match conventional mid-range spectrum analyzers on the market. No compromises are required for even your toughest challenges.
Unequaled size. Unlimited flexibility. Unparalleled toughness.
At just 1.6 lbs., the RSA306B is conveniently sized for easy portability from your bench, the lab or even the field. It's powered by your laptop or tablet giving you the ultimate flexibility and convenience. You choose the display and connectivity that you prefer. Additionally, the RSA306B is tested to military standards and is field tough.Watch the Extreme Test
Meet the Whole Family
The Tektronix family of Spectrum Analyzers are all made in the USA and have a 3 year warranty so you can count on our quality day in and day out. Choose the real-time spectrum analyzer that best suits your needs:
- RSA500 Series: With a built-in tracking generator for antenna and cable test, and a GPS receiver to geo-locate and map signals, the RSA500 makes field test a lot easier.
- RSA600 Series: With better dynamic range and phase noise for modulation analysis of wireless standards, and an optional tracking generator to characterize RF components, the RSA600 offers powerful tools for your bench.
Accidents happen. Make sure you're protected.
We have the only plan in the industry to offer coverage for accidental damage. Yes, this includes screen damage, spills, broken mounts, and electrostatic discharge or electronic overstress events. Reduce unplanned repair or replacement costs with our Total Protection Plan. Watch the video or click below to learn more.
Spectrum Monitoring and Interference hunting
The migration to mobile communications is creating unprecedented pressure for more spectrum capacity in a complex and crowded signal environment. Tek’s Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers help you discover and examine sources of interference quickly so you can locate and identify unwanted activity. You can ensure your signal integrity and adherence to compliance standards using the RSA306B, RSA500, or RSA600 for real-time spectrum insights.
- The RSA306B spectrum analyzer's proprietary DPX technology enables precise, real-time measurements packaged in a portable, rugged form factor and easy-to-use software interface.
- The RSA306B spectrum analyzer covers up to 6.2 GHz, with 40 MHz bandwidth capture
Reduce manufacturing costs and test time with better test flexibility
The USB RSA’s are a great choice for manufacturers looking for greater throughput and product quality, all while controlling testing costs. The RSA 306B, 500, and 600 units offer support for major Internet of Things (IoT) standards in SignalVu-PC software, come with a complete offering of drivers and code examples, and include testing support for IoT technologies such as WiFi and the new Bluetooth 5.0.
Maximize your student’s learning
With our full featured and affordable Real-time Spectrum Analyzers, your students can capture results of experiments, perform analysis, and generate lab reports on their laptops, saving time and optimizing learning opportunities. It’s compact and portable size makes it easy to conduct experiments away from the lab in real world environments.
EMI/EMC pre-compliance Testing
Save cost and precious time by performing pre-compliance testing in your lab with our Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers. You can use peak detection with a free version of SignalVu-PC. You also get more accurate results with quasi-peak and average detection by purchasing the additional option EMCVu. Learn more about EMI/EMC pre-compliance testing at our application page.
|Maximum Frequency Range||9 kHz - 6.2 GHz||9 kHz to 7.5 GHz||9 kHz to 7.5 GHz||9 kHz - 7 GHz||9 kHz - 7.5 GHz|
|Capture Bandwidth||40 MHz||40 MHz||40 MHz||1 MHz||Standard: 10 MHz
Optional: 25 MHz
(DANL to Max Imput)
|-160 dBm to +23 dBm||-161 dBm to +33 dBm||-161 dBm to +33 dBm||-152 dBm to +20 dBm||-148 dBm to + 15 dBm (Optional Pre-amp On)|
|Phase Noise (1 GHz CF, 10 kHz offset)||-84 dBc/Hz||-94 dBc/Hz||-94 dBc/Hz||-90 dBc/Hz (typ)||-102 dBc/Hz|
|Real Time Capabilities||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Country of Origin||USA||USA||USA||Malaysia||Malaysia|
|Warranty||3-year warranty||3-year warranty||3-year warranty||3-year warranty||3-year warranty|
|Weight||1.6 lbs||7.0 lbs||6.35 lbs||17.4 lbs||34 lbs|
|Size (h, w, d)||1.2" x 7.5" x 5"||2.65'" x 11.78" x 10.68"||2.95" x 14.12" x 8.75"||5.2" x 15.7" x 12.6"||7" x 16.8" x 14.5"|
SignalVu-PC software brings benchtop and field features to the RSA306B
RSA306B operates with SignalVu-PC, a powerful program that is the basis of Tektronix performance signal analyzers. The software controls the spectrum analyzer acquisition and updates measurement displays continuously.
The base version ships free with the product; add options to configure the software for your application.
- Free base version has 17 signal analysis and real-time spectrum analysis measurements
- Paid add-on options for more than 15 advanced measurements including WLAN testing, P25 compliance testing, pulse analysis, modulation analysis and more
Smart antenna for interference hunting
When combined with a Tektronix USB spectrum analyzer, the Alaris DF-A0047 direction finding antenna, offered by Tektronix, makes interference hunting easy. Lines of bearing are automatically transmitted from the antenna to SignalVu-PC Map software, enabling fast triangulation on interference sources.
- Multiple antennas and a user-selectable preamplifier cover a broad range of interference frequencies and levels
- Integrated compass transmits angle information to SignalVu-PC for automatic creation of lines of bearing on the map
- Powered by USB
|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, and…
Part number: 066143419
|SignalVu-PC Vector Signal Analysis Software
This document provides detailed information about the programming commands that can be used to remotely control the SignalVu-PC Vector Signal Analysis Software and connected instruments.
Part number: 077072112
|RSA306, RSA306B, and RSA500A/600A Spectrum Analyzer Application Programming Interface (API)
This document contains the API function calls to interface with the RSA306, RSA306B, RSA500A Series, and RSA600A Series Spectrum Analyzers through Microsoft Windows.
Part number: 077103104
|Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems and Remote/Passive Keyless Entry|
Tektronix RF Automotive Test SolutionThis application note will discuss the test solution of typical RF automotive applications: tire pressure monitoring system, remote keyless entry, passive keyless entry, and remote start.
Literature number: 37W-61460-0
|Application Note||26 Sep 2018|
|Low Cost RF Sensors|
This application note discusses Tektronix USB Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers as low cost instrument hardware options that are well suited for applications that need automatic measurements or remote control.
Literature number: 37W-61404-0
|Application Note||26 Sep 2018|
|Automotive EMI/EMC Pre-compliance Tests|
This application note provides an overview of measurement regulations and EMI pre-compliance procedures. Test setups for both radiated and conducted emissions are shown using the Tektronix RSA306B with EMCVu software.
Literature number: 37W-61461-0
|Application Note||26 Sep 2018|
|What PC should I get to work with the RSA306?|
Any PC that meets the performance requirements should work. Tektronix doesn’t make a specific recommendation, but a list of models we’ve evaluated is shown below. In one case, we’ve found an Intel core i5-based tablet (Surface 3 Pro) that does meet…
|FAQ ID: 69416||18 Sep 2018|
|Programmatic Control on Tektronix USB Real Time Spectrum Analyzers|
This application note will explain the programmatic interfaces and environments available for Tektronix RSA USB spectrum analyzers and provide recommendations and examples for your applications.
Literature number: 37W-61459-0
|Application Note||05 Sep 2018|
|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…
Literature number: 37W-23378-4
|Application Note||17 Aug 2018|
|Understanding Radar Signals Using Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers|
This Primer will cover measurements methods, choosing your measurement parameters, how to find the pulse, estimating the carrier frequency and phase, timing measurements, frequency and phase measurements and chirp measurements.
Literature number: 76W-61318-2
|Primer||06 Aug 2018|
RSA306B USB Real Time Spectrum Analyzer Datasheet The RSA306B uses your PC and Tektronix SignalVu-PC™ RF Signal Analysis Software to provide real time spectrum analysis, streaming capture and deep signal analysis capabilities for signals from 9 kHz to 6.2 GHz, all in a low-cost, highly portable package…
Literature number: 37W-60375-9
|Host ID when using SignalVu-PC|
To find the Host Id while using SignalVu-PC select Tools > Licenses > Manage. This will open the Manage Licenses window. Under the Select license host window on the left choose the system that you wish to view the Host ID. <<This computer…
|FAQ ID: 474071||19 Jun 2018|
|Can I record data from two USB RSA’s at the same time?|
Yes recording of streaming data is possible up to 40MHz bandwidth for either free running or triggered data, using DataVu-PC with the RSA500A, RSA600A, or RSA306B’s. Playback Information – The FFT time, sample time resolution, resolution bandwidth and…
|FAQ ID: 474116||19 Jun 2018|
| Can I connect to two USB RSA's at the same time?|
Using DataVu-PC you can indeed connect to two RSA500A, RSA600A, or RSA306B’s concurrently. Both SA’s need USB3.0 connections and adequate throughput, then you can select RSA LiveVu 1 and 2. Trial licenses for DataVu-PC functionality can be found here:…
|FAQ ID: 474111||19 Jun 2018|
|Difference Between RSA306 and RSA306B|
The primary differences between RSA306 and RSA306B are the RSA306B has the following improvements: Residual spurious improved by 10 dB overall and >40 dB at select frequencies Spurious with signal improved by 10 dB up to 3 GHz to -60 dBc Amplitude…
|FAQ ID: 474076||18 Jun 2018|