Real-Time Spectrum Analysis for EMC

| Environmental Testing

Rugged spectrum analyser available in rugged version for use in military field applications

EMC measurement specialists at Aaronia demonstrated the company’s latest products at EMC Shanghai earlier this year.

The line-up on show included the high speed SPECTRAN V6 Explorer with a real-time bandwidth of up to 110 GHz, expanding on the existing SPECTRAN V6 ECO with its real-time bandwidth (RTBW) of 44MHz and an extended frequency range of 9kHz to 6GHz in the basic version.

The device can also be ordered with an integrated signal generator or as a dual RX variant. This closes the gap between low-cost but low-power SDRs and expensive, fast high-end analysers. With its two independent inputs, the SPECTRAN V6 ECO offers 2 x 44MHz RTBW whilst achieving up to 3THz/s sweep speed with the unique, patented high speed tictoc LO function.

According to Thorsten Chmielus, Managing Director of Aaronia, the company’s USB real-time spectrum analysers in the SPECTRAN V6 series are the result of continuous development work and believes that they meet the constantly growing demands on modern equipment and take into account the increasing complexity of signals.

“For us at Aaronia, the future of measurement technology lies in flexible, modular products for every application, such as those we offer to meet the needs of our customers,” he says.

In addition, Aaronia has the SPECTRAN V6 5G in the pipeline especially for measurements in the mobile radio environment. The device also supports the WiGig 45 GHz (802.11aj) and 60 GHz (802.11ad/aj/ay) profiles, which are now included in the latest version of RTSA Suite PRO.

Special applications

Based on the SPECTRAN V6 USB real-time spectrum analysers, various integrated products are available depending on the application. For example, the V6 MIL is an extremely robust outdoor measurement device in combination with a laptop. With this approach, all tasks occurring in the field – from measurement and recording to data export and report preparation with common PC software – can be performed with just one device.

Analysis software included

Included with the SPECTRAN V6 series products is the powerful RTSA Suite PRO for signal recording and data analysis. The software offers the simultaneous display of multiple signal visualisations including recording and playback of the full IQ bandwidth. Other functions include various 2D and 3D views, IQ processing, triggers, AM/FM decoders, filereader, filewriter, remote http or scripts.

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