RIGOL has released the RSA 5000 Spectrum Analyzer, a device that combined the power of a high-performance swept spectrum analyzer with top-notch real-time, whose overall quality goes unmatched in this product category. An industry first, the RSA 5000 is available in 3.2 GHz up to 6.5 GHz, while all analyzer models provide bandwidth down to 1Hz, a noise floor of -165dBm, along with full span sweeps up to 1ms. The RSA 5000 has a 10.1” capacitive touch display, supports both a keyboard and mouse, and can even utilize conventional soft key and knob control. The device’s HDMI outlet even enables usage of large external displays and USB/LAN support, which enables easy networking, programming, remote control, and data sharing.
The device features real-time bandwidth up to 40 MHz, a minimum probability of intercept around 7.45 µs, and seven different visualization modes, allowing engineers to visualize the most complex RF environments. The different spectrogram displays enable users to evaluate changes in signal behavior, which is especially useful when identifying hopping patterns and the characterization of PLLs. The device also contains powerful triggering capabilities, which helps offer a full analysis for engineers focusing on modifying and enhancing wireless technology. The RSA 5000 makes it easier for engineers to monitor and characterize complex RF systems faced with challenges like frequency hopping signals, channel conflict, and spectrum interference by bringing dimension of time to RF analysis.
In addition, the spectrum analyzer takes over 146000FFTs per second, and allows users to capture instances like pulsing, hopping, and fast transient signals as short as 7.45 µs with complete confidence, while displaying accurate power 100 percent of the time. Density displays for the RSA 5000 help see signals that vary over time, while also resolving hidden and superimposed ones within the same frequency band. The analyzer is constructed on a Linux operating system, utilizes a QuadCore processor, and enables users to choose how they interact with their instrument due to its flexible user interface.