Signal Hound, the creator of affordable, high-performance, USB-powered spectrum analyzers, and tracking generators, has recently updated its flagship Spike software to include an LTE Analysis Mode. Users and fans of the company’s free and highly capable spectrum analyzer software will now find a highly useful LTE measurement function in the package. The addition of an LTE utility to the core spectrum analysis software package, Spike, aligns with Signal Hound’s commitment to its customers and users—to provide unrivaled value in the test equipment industry.
With Spike’s new LTE measurements customers can monitor and scan for LTE downlink signals. Customers can monitor a single frequency or define and select one or more LTE frequency bands to scan. The software quickly scans and displays cell information such as Cell ID, RSSI, RSRP, RSRQ, MCC/MNC, EARFCN, and SIB1 contents. All scanned cells are tabulated and can be exported for external review. This information is shown alongside standard spectrum analysis plots.
Spike contains an ever-growing list of analysis tools for measuring the world’s most popular communication signals, making Signal Hound and Spike ones of the most cost-effective solutions for many communications and network engineers. Spike's LTE analysis mode is for the BB60 and SM200/SM435-series devices. The LTE measurements in Spike provide scanning capability for LTE downlink signals and are designed for cellular monitoring, network validation, antenna testing, and basic troubleshooting. The measurements support both FDD and TDD duplex modes up to 20 MHz bandwidth.
Key LTE Features in Spike
- Flexible: Monitor and scan for LTE downlink signals on a single frequency, or define and select one or more LTE frequency bands to scan
- Informative: Displays cell information such as Cell ID, RSSI, RSRP, RSRQ, MCC/MNC, EARFCN, and SIB1 contents
LTE analysis mode in Spike provides the engineer and/or field technician with powerful testing tools, perfect for:
- Network coverage testing
- Cell discovery and monitoring
- Network verification
- Antenna characterization
Click here to learn more about Spike's LTE analysis mode.
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