What PC should I get to work with the RSA306?


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 minimum signal duration specifications.

Manufacturer Model Processor Meets minimum signal duration specification? Meets streaming data requirement?
Dell   XPS15-6842sLV Intel corei7-4702HQ 2.2GHz Yes No (spin drive)
Lenovo   Yoga 2 Pro Intel corei7-4500U 1.8GHz Yes No (spin drive)
Microsoft Surface 3 Pro Intel core i7-5650U @ 1.7-2.3 GHz Yes Yes (Solid-state drive)
Microsoft Surface 3 Pro Intel corei5-4300U CPU @ 1.7-2.5 GHz Yes Yes (Solid-state drive)
Motion Computing F5te Intel core i7-3667 CPU @ 2.00 GHz  Yes Yes  (Solid-state drive)
Toshiba Satellite s55t-B Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz Yes No (spin drive)
Lenovo Think Pad Intel corei7 3632QM 2.2 GHz Yes No (spin drive)


This FAQ Applies to:

Product Series: RSA306B USB Spectrum Analyzer, RSA500 Series Real Time Spectrum Analyzers, RSA600 Series Real Time Spectrum Analyzers

Product: RSA306, RSA306B, RSA503A, RSA507A, RSA603A, RSA607A

FAQ ID : 69416

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