Rigol RSA3000N/5000N Real Time Spectrum Analyzers include a built-in tracking generator to offer real-time spectrum analysis and vector network analysis up to 6.5GHz with S11 and S21 reflection and transmission analysis.
Saelig Company, Inc. has announced that the Rigol RSA3000 and RSA5000 Real Time Spectrum Analyzer series now includes five “N” versions which offer vector network analysis up to 6.5GHz. Built on Rigol’s Ultra Real platform, these VNAs offer S11 and S21 reflection and transmission analysis. They feature multi-touch user control via a 10.1” LCD touchscreen. Front panel buttons, keyboard, and mouse input are also available for a straightforward user interface. They run on a Linux operating system to provide a reliable and stable interface, with remote communication access also available.
Customers needing to characterize active or passive components, identify signal path errors, or tune antennas will benefit from this VNA solution, which enables complex measurements including distance to fault and S parameters. S11, or forward reflection co-efficient, allows engineers to quickly visualize and measure a component’s response on a Smith chart and polar plane while measuring the component’s magnitude and SWR. This is important when characterizing the performance of passive components such as attenuators, splitters, and filters. S21, or forward transmission coefficient, allows engineers to quickly visualize how amplifiers, filters and cabling components affect impedance or phase as a function of frequency. View phase or group delay as a function of frequency or magnitude to quickly determine and confirm critical specifications. Distance to fault measurements allow engineers to easily debug connectivity issues that cannot be seen from visual inspection. The spectrum analyzer uses signal reflections to calculate the distance to a fault anomaly. It is useful for debugging communications system and completing cable test as well as for optimizing performance and throughput of a network. The Vector Network Analysis mode complements the other analysis capabilities of Rigol’s Ultra Real spectrum analyzers, including the advanced measurements in Smith mode, real time visualization, EMI pre-compliance analysis, and vector signal analysis tests. An optional Preamp adds 20dB gain to input signals.