Rohde & Schwarz Unveils New Budget-Friendly Spectrum Analyzer

Rohde & Schwarz has introduced a low cost spectrum analyzer with innovative features and excellent performance. The R&S FPC1000 spectrum analyzer provides solid RF performance and a future-ready, software-upgradeable feature set. It has the largest high-resolution display in its class plus remote control options via smart wireless mobile apps or PC software. These characteristics make it ideal for basic research, production and educational applications that require spectrum analysis.

The base model of the R&S FPC1000 covers a frequency range from 5 kHz to 1 GHz, which can be expanded to 2 GHz or 3 GHz via software upgrades (keycode upgrade concept) - a new feature in this instrument class. Upgrades can be purchased as needed and are available as soon as the keycode is entered. Recalibration is not required.

A critical characteristic when measuring extremely weak signals is high sensitivity. The R&S FPC1000 provides a low noise floor level of -150 dBm (typ), which can be further extended to -165 dBm (typ) with an optional, keycode-activated preamplifier. Its high max. input power allows users to measure RF signals up to +30 dBm (1 W), which is 10 times more power than offered by other entry class spectrum analyzers. The combination of low noise floor and high max. input power results in an exceptionally wide measurement dynamic range.

The R&S FPC1000 has a resolution of 1 Hz and a 10.1” (26 cm) display that is 26 percent larger with a 2.6 times higher display resolution. This high measurement and display resolution allows signals to be measured in razor-sharp detail.

Virtual control enables easy remote control and measurement. The R&S FPC1000 supports optional Wi-Fi connectivity in addition to wired Ethernet. With R&S InstrumentView for Microsoft Windows and the iOS/Android App based R&S MobileView platforms, measurements can be performed anywhere, anytime.

Rohde & Schwarz is demonstrating the R&S FPC1000 to the public for the first time at the embedded world 2017 international trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, from March 14 to 16, 2017. The R&S FPC1000 will be available from Rohde & Schwarz and selected distribution channel partners as of March 14, 2017.