RSA500 Series Real Time Spectrum Analyzers

RSA500 Series Real Time Spectrum Analyzers

Find offending transmitters and resolve network issues with the precise & accurate RSA503A and RSA507A USB Spectrum Analyzers, packed with features for your most common tasks out in the field.

Base Price
US $6,200 - US $10,400
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Maximum Frequency Range

9 kHz to 7.5 GHz 

Capture Bandwidth

40 MHz

Dynamic Range

-160 dBm to +20 dBm

 

RSA500 Series Real Time Spectrum Analyzers

See more with proprietary DPX® technology.

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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.

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The RSA500 is powered by SignalVu® Essentials 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 RSA500 provides performance to match conventional mid-range spectrum analyzers on the market. No compromises are required for even your toughest challenges.

Powerful tools to simplify your time in the field.

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With a built-in tracking generator for RF component test and a G PS to geo-locate and map signals, the RSA500 makes field test a lot easier. It gives you fast channel insight with 4x faster scanning capability compared to other spectrum analyzers.

 

Models

Model Frequency Range Real-Time Bandwidth Minimum Event Duration for 100% POI SFDR (typical) List Price
RSA503A 9 kHz-3.0 GHz 40 MHz 100 μs 70 dBc US $6,200
Configure & Quote
RSA507A 9 kHz-7.5 GHz 40 MHz 100 μs 70 dBc US $10,400
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ModelRSA503A
List PriceUS $6,200
Frequency RangeReal-Time BandwidthMinimum Event Duration for 100% POI
9 kHz-3.0 GHz40 MHz100 μs
SFDR (typical)
70 dBc
ModelRSA507A
List PriceUS $10,400
Frequency RangeReal-Time BandwidthMinimum Event Duration for 100% POI
9 kHz-7.5 GHz40 MHz100 μs
SFDR (typical)
70 dBc

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.

Highlights

  • The RSA500 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 RSA500 spectrum analyzer covers up to 7.5 GHz, with 40 MHz bandwidth capture

Radar and Electronic Warfare

As technology evolves, the challenges in detection, avoidance, electronic warfare and countermeasures require solutions that let you quickly see signals of interest. From wideband radar implementations to surveillance and band clearing, designers of today’s wireless devices continue to require greater levels of vigilance.

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.

Model Frequency Range Real-Time Bandwidth Minimum Event Duration for 100% POI SFDR (typical) List Price
RSA503A 9 kHz-3.0 GHz 40 MHz 100 μs 70 dBc US $6,200
Configure & Quote
RSA507A 9 kHz-7.5 GHz 40 MHz 100 μs 70 dBc US $10,400
Configure & Quote
ModelRSA503A
List PriceUS $6,200
Frequency RangeReal-Time BandwidthMinimum Event Duration for 100% POI
9 kHz-3.0 GHz40 MHz100 μs
SFDR (typical)
70 dBc
ModelRSA507A
List PriceUS $10,400
Frequency RangeReal-Time BandwidthMinimum Event Duration for 100% POI
9 kHz-7.5 GHz40 MHz100 μs
SFDR (typical)
70 dBc
  Tektronix
RSA500
Keysight
N99xxA
R&S
FSH/FPH
Anritsu
Spectrum Master
Tektronix
RSA306B
Maximum Frequency Ranges 9 kHz to 7.5 GHz N9915A: 100 kHz to 9 GHz
(other models to 50 GHz)
FSH: 9 kHz to 20 GHz FPH: 5 kHz to 5 GHz 9 kHz to 43 GHz 9 kHz - 6.2 GHz
Capture Bandwidth 40 MHz 10 MHz 20 MHz 15 MHz 40 MHz
Dynamic Range
(DANL to Max Imput)
-161 dBm to +33 dBm -153 dBm to +27 dBm -163 dBm to +30 dBm -164 dBm to +33 dBm -160 dBm to +23 dBm
SFDR -70 dBC @ 40 MHz BW unspec'd unspec'd unspec'd -60 dBc @ 40 MHz BW
Phase Noise (1 GHz CF, 10 kHz offset) -94 dBc/Hz -106 dBc/Hz -105 dBc/Hz at 30 kHz Offset -108 dBc/Hz -84 dBc/Hz
Real Time Capabilities Yes Yes No No Yes
Sweep Times for finding low level signals (-120 dBm) 9 sec (1 kHz RBW, 7.5 GHz Sweep) 11.4 min (1 kHz RBW, 7.5 GHz Sweep) FSH: 36 sec (1 kHz RBW, 7.5 GHz Sweep) 3 min (1 kHz RBW, 6 GHz Sweep, Fast Mode) >1 hour (1 kHz RBW, 7.5 GHz Sweep, Performance Mode) 9 sec (1 kHz RBW, 7.5 GHz Sweep)
Cable/Antenna Testing: VSWR, DTF, Return Loss measurements Yes, up to 7.5 GHz Yes Yes Yes, up to 20 GHz No
Wideband Vector Signal Analysis Capabilities Yes – 40 MHz No FSH: No – 10 MHz FPH: No No Yes – 40 MHz
Signal Capture and Playback Spectrum, Spectrogram, and IQ signals for full analysis Spectrum and Spectrogram Only Spectrum and Spectrogram Only Spectrum and Spectrogram Only Spectrum, Spectrogram, and IQ signals for full analysis
Ruggedized MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2 MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2 MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2 MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2 MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2
Battery Life 5 hours – Instrument Up to 8 hours - Toughpad 3.5 hours FSH: 4 hours FPH: 8 hours 3 hours USB 3.0
Weight 1.1 kg; 2.4 lbs – Toughpad 3.2 kg; 7 lbs – Instrument N9952A: 3.2 kg; 7.1 lbs N9918A: 3.0 kg; 6.6 lbs FFSH: 3 kg; 6.6 lbs FPH: 2.5 kg; 5.5 lbs 3.7 kg; 8.5 lbs 1.1 kg; 2.4 lbs – Toughpad 0.73 kg; 1.3 lbs – Instrument
Size 2.65'" x 11.78" x 10.68" 292 x 188 x 72 mm (11.5 in x 7.4 in x 2.8 in 7.6 in × 11.8 in × 2.7 in (5.7 in) 315 mm x 211 mm x 77 mm, (12.4 in x 8.3 in x 3.0 in) 1.2" x 7.5" x 5"

 

SignalVu-PC software brings benchtop and field features to the RSA500A

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RSA500A 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.

Highlights

  • 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

 

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Instrument controller for USB spectrum analyzers

Tektronix offers the Panasonic FZ-G1 tablet computer as an option to the RSA500A and as a standalone unit.

When purchased from Tektronix, the FZ-G1 includes pre-loaded SignalVu-PC software, with custom-programmed display settings and front-panel buttons to optimize the SignalVu-PC experience. In addition, Tektronix has tested the FZ-G1 to ensure that the specified real time performance of all USB spectrum analyzers is met with this configuration.

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Tracking Generator

Single solution for maintenance, troubleshooting, interference hunting. Factory calibration minimizes measurement setup time and errors.

Part Number Description
OPT 04 Tracking Generator: 10 MHz - to maximum range of instrument

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Antennas for interference hunting

Tektronix recommends the Alaris DF-A0047 smart antenna with built-in USB compass for direction finding and interference hunting applications.

  • Frequency Range: 20 MHz – 8.5 GHz
    • 9 kHz-20 MHz extension available(0.3m loop antenna)
  • Trigger control for one-hand operation with functions for:
    • Preamp on/off
    • Band switch
    • Push to measure with SignalVu-PC with MAP option
  • Standard armrest extension for ease in long interference hunting sessions

 

Antennas

Part Number Description
119-6609-xx Whip antenna, BNC, Wideband untuned, with center of sensitivity approximately 136 MHz, passband 5-1080 MHz. 9 inches length.
DF-A0047 Directional antenna, 20-8500 MHz, with electronic compass and preamp
DF-A0047-01 Frequency range extension for DF-A0047 directional antenna, 9 kHz-20 MHz
DF-A0047-C1 DF-A0047 antenna and DF-A0047-01 extension
016-2107-00 Transit case for DF-A0047 and DF-A0047-01
119-6594-00 Yagi Antenna, 825-896 MHz
Forward Gain (over half-wave dipole): 10 dB
119-6595-00 Yagi Antenna, 895-960 MHz
Forward Gain (over half-wave dipole): 10 dB
119-6596-00 Yagi Antenna, 1710-1880 MHz
Forward Gain (over half-wave dipole): 10.2 dB
119-6596-00 Yagi Antenna, 1850-1990 MHz
Forward Gain (over half-wave dipole): 9.3 dB

Calibration kits and phase-stable cables

These calibration kits and phase-stable cables are used with the tracking generator and SV60xx-SVPC when making VSWR, return loss, distance to fault and cable loss measurements.

Part Number Description
CALOSLNM Calibration kit, 3-in-1, open, short, load,  DC to 6 GHz, Type-N(m), 50 ohm
CALOSLNF Calibration kit, 3-in-1, open, short, load, DC to 6 GHz, Type-N(f), 50 ohm
CALOSL716M Calibration kit, 3-in-1, open, short, load, DC to 6 GHz, 7/16 DIN(m)
CALOSL716F Calibration kit, 3-in-1, open, short, load, DC to 6 GHz, 7/16 DIN(f)
CALSOLTNF Calibration kit, 4-in-1 Type-N  (f) short, open, load, through, 9 GHz
CALSOLTNM Calibration kit, 4-in-1 Type-N  (m) short, open, load, through, 9 GHz
CALSOLT35F Calibration kit, 4-in-1 3.5 mm (f)short, open, load, through,  13 GHz
CALSOLT35M Calibration kit, 4-in-1 3.5 mm (m) short, open, load, through, 13 GHz
CALSOLT716F Calibration kit, 4-in-1 7/16 (f) short, open, load, through, 6 GHz
CALSOLT716M Calibration kit, 4-in-1 7/16 (m) short, open, load, through, 6 GHz
CALSOLTNF-75 Calibration kit, 4-in-1 Type-N  (f) short, open, load, through, 75 Ohm, 3 GHz
CALSOLTNM-75 Calibration kit, 4-in-1 Type-N  (m)short, open, load, through, 75 Ohm, 3 GHz
012-1768-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to Type-N(m), 60 cm
012-1765-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to Type-N(f),  60cm
012-1767-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to Type-N(m), 3.28 ft or 1 m
012-1766-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to Type-N(f), 3.28 ft or 1 m
012-1746-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N (m) to Type-N (m),  5 ft or 1.5 m
012-1745-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N (m) to Type-N (f), 5 ft or 1.5 m
012-1747-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to 7/16(f),  60 cm
012-1752-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to 7/16(m), 60 cm
012-1750-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to 7/16(m), 3.28 ft or 1 m
012-1748-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to 7/16(f), 3.28 ft or 1 m
012-1751-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to 7/16(m), 5 ft or 1.5 m
012-1749-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to 7/16(f), 5 ft or 1.5 m
012-1753-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to DIN 9.5(f),  60 cm
012-1758-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to DIN 9.5(m), 60 cm
012-1756-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to DIN 9.5(m), 3.28 ft or 1 m
012-1754-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to DIN 9.5(f), 3.28 ft or 1 m
012-1757-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to DIN 9.5(m), 5 ft or 1.5 m
012-1755-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to DIN 9.5(f), 5 ft or 1.5 m
012-1762-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to TNC(m),  60 cm
012-1761-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to TNC(f), 60 cm
012-1763-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to TNC(m), 3.28 ft or 1 m
012-1759-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to TNC(f), 3.28 ft or 1 m
012-1764-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to TNC(m), 5 ft or 1.5 m
012-1760-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to TNC(f), 5 ft or 1.5 m
012-1772-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to Type-SMA(m) 60 cm
012-1769-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to Type-SMA(f),  60 cm
012-1773-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to Type-SMA(m), 3.28 ft or 1 m
012-1770-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to Type-SMA(f), 3.28 ft or 1 m
012-1774-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to Type-SMA(m), 5 ft or 1.5 m
012-1771-00 Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to Type-SMA(f), 5 ft or 1.5 m

RF Accessories

We have a wide variety of RF accessories to make one-stop shopping easily.  Listed below are RF cables, adapters, attenuators, filters and other items.

Part Number Description
013-0410-00 Adapter, Coaxial, 50 Ohm Type-N (f) to Type-N (f)
013-0411-00 Adapter, Coaxial, 50 Ohm Type-N (m) to Type-N (f)
013-0412-00 Adapter, Coaxial, 50 Ohm, Type-N(m) to Type-N(m)
013-0402-00 Adapter, Coaxial,  50 Ohm Type-N (m) to Type-N 7/16(m)
013-0404-00 Adapter, Coaxial,  50 Ohm Type-N(m) to Type-7/16 (f)
013-0403-00 Adapter, Coaxial,  50 Ohm Type-N(m) to Type DIN 9.5(m)
013-0405-00 Adapter, Coaxial,  50 Ohm Type-N(m) to Type-DIN 9.5(f)
013-0406-00 Adapter, Coaxial,  50 Ohm Type-N(m) to Type-SMA(f)
013-0407-00 Adapter, Coaxial,  50 Ohm Type-N(m) to Type-SMA(m)
013-0408-00 Adapter, Coaxial,  50 Ohm Type-N(m) to Type-TNC(f)
013-0409-00 Adapter, Coaxial,  50 Ohm Type-N(m) to Type-TNC(m)
012-1738-00 CABLE ASSY; COAX,RFD,50 OHM,40INCH,N TYPE,BOTH ENDS,MALE
013-0422-00 Pad, 50/75 Ohm, Minimum Loss, Type-N(m) 50 Ohm to Type-BNC(f) 75 Ohm
013-0413-00 Pad, 50/75 Ohm, Minimum Loss, Type-N(m) 50 Ohm to Type-BNC(m) 75 Ohm
013-0415-00 Pad, 50/75 Ohm, Minimum Loss, Type-N(m) 50 Ohm to Type-F(m) 75 Ohm
015-0787-00 Pad, 50/75 Ohm, Minimum Loss, Type-N(m) 50 Ohm to Type-F(f) 75 Ohm
015-0788-00 Pad, 50/75 Ohm, Minimum Loss, Type-N(m) 50 Ohm to Type-N(f) 75 Ohm
119-7246-xx Pre-filter, general purpose, 824 to 2500 MHz, Type-N (f) connector
119-7426-xx Pre-filter, general purpose, 2400 to 6200 MHz, Type-N (f) connector
011-0227-00 Bias-T, Type N(m) RF, Type N(f) RF+DC, BNC(f) Bias, 1W, 0.5A, 2.5 MHz-6 GHz
011-0222-00 Attenuator, Fixed, 10 dB, 2 W, DC-8 GHz, Type-N(f) to Type-N(f)
011-0223-00 Attenuator, Fixed, 10 dB, 2 W, DC-8 GHz, Type-N(m) to Type-N(f)
011-0224-00 Attenuator, Fixed, 10 dB, 2 W, DC-8 GHz, Type-N(m) to Type-N(m)
011-0228-00 Attenuator, Fixed, 3 dB, 2 W, DC-18 GHz, Type-N(m) to Type-N(f)
011-0225-00 Attenuator, Fixed, 40 dB, 100 W, DC-3 GHz, Type-N(m) to Type-N(f)
011-0226-00 Attenuator, Fixed, 40 dB, 50 W, DC-8.5 GHz, Type-N(m) to Type-N(f)
119-8733-00 Antenna, Active, GPS GLONASS
119-8734-00 Antenna, Active, GPS, Beidou

 

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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,…
Part number: 066143416

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Interference Hunting Application Note

In this application note we'll provide an overview of interference finding techniques and offer examples to help your interference hunting efforts to be more successful. 


Literature number: 37W_60877_0
Application Note 20 Oct 2017
Spectrum Analyzer
RSA500A Series Portable Spectrum Analyzer Datasheet
The RSA500A Series USB spectrum analyzers offer high performance portable spectrum analysis in a rugged battery-powered package.

Literature number: 37W-60380-6
Datasheet 06 Oct 2017
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Application 22 Sep 2017
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Application 21 Sep 2017
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