RIGOL Adds Vector Network Analysis Capability to their Realtime Spectrum Analyzers

RIGOL Technologies has announced the new RSA3000N and RSA5000N Spectrum Analyzers which extend the flexibility and capability of the UltraReal platform with a new Vector Network Analyzer measurement mode. The RSA5000N and the RSA3000N deliver the same performance specifications and feature set as the current RSA models buts add the VNA capability as a standard feature. With integrated Smith charts, polar charts, reflection coefficient, impedance, insertion loss, frequency response, and a host of other measurements the RIGOL UltraReal Spectrum Analyzer becomes a fully functional Vector Network Analyzer.

Supporting S11, S21, and Distance to Fault Analysis the RSA5000N and RSA3000N will become an invaluable resource to engineers needing to tune antenna sets, search for communication and cable faults, or fully characterize their active or passive RF components.

RIGOL said customers of their spectrum analyzers had been asking for an integrated Vector Network Analyzer for some time. As a company, they are always happy to extend product capabilities to answer the requests of the valued customers. This powerful, flexible and affordable tool will bring VNA capabilities to customers for whom it has historically been out of reach. Starting at just $2,299 for a 1.5 GHz model the RSA3000N is a tool now accessible to small companies, educators, and enthusiasts who have long hoped for an affordable and powerful VNA solution.  With a frequency range of up to 6.5 GHz, the RSA5000N delivers the performance and range required for most of today’s mainstream IoT designs.

With the explosion of IoT connected devices, the need for powerful and affordable RF test solutions has never been greater. By combining the Vector Network Analyzer on the same UltraReal Platform the customers can leverage their test investment with an instrument able to function as a swept spectrum analyzer, a real-time analyzer, an EMI pre-compliance tool, or a complex demodulation/analysis tool in addition to all the benefits of the VNA.

There are 5 models in this Vector Network Analyzer Series. The RSA3000N supports frequency ranges of 1.5 GHz, 3.0 GHz, and 4.5 GHz with a starting price of $2,299. The RSA5000N ranges from 3.2  GHz to 6.5 GHz with prices starting at $8,999.