everything RF has compiled a list of the Top 10 most popular Spectrum Analyzers on the website in 2021. With the increasing complexities of new wireless technologies and devices, spectrum analyzers have become ever more critical in the advancement of wireless communication.
Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer with GNSS Capabilities
The R5750 from thinkRF is a Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer with GPS is built for mobile wireless situational awareness applications such as RF drive testing, coverage mapping, propagation analysis, direction finding & transmitter localization and vehicle-based spectrum monitoring. With built in GPS capabilities, this Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer enables engineers in the field to conduct in-depth analysis of complex waveforms while knowing the location and time of each measurement. Click here more information.
Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer from 100 kHz to 43.5 GHz
The SM435B from Signal Hound is a real-time spectrum analyzer and monitoring receiver that operates from 100 kHz to 43.5 GHz. It has 160 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth, a dynamic range of 110 dB, 1 THz/sec sweep speed at 30 kHz RWB (using Nutwall windowing), and ultra-low phase noise. The low levels of phase noise rival some of the more expensive spectrum analyzers on the market.
This signal analyzer can be used across a broad range of applications from 5G cellular, to military, aerospace, and a host of other uses. It includes built-in GPS for automatic time and geolocation stamping of the received signals. Click here for more information.
Dual USB Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer with 245 MHz True I/Q Streaming
The SPECTRAN V6 X from Aaronia is a high-performance USB real-time spectrum analyzer that operates from 10 MHz to 6 GHz. The analyzer support dual USB True I/Q streaming of up to 245 MHz (IQ rate) real-time bandwidth. Multiple devices can be cascaded together to achieve an even higher real-time bandwidth. The analyzers have a DANL of -170 dBm/Hz with internal pre-amp on and an amplitude accuracy of +/- 0.5 dB. Click here more information.
Rugged 40 GHz Intelligent RF Receiver
The RFeye Node 100-40 from CRFS is a Rugged Intelligent Wideband Receiver that operates from 9 kHz to 40 GHz. The receiver is a complete spectrum monitoring and geolocation system designed for remote deployment both indoors and outdoors and in hostile environments. Packaged in a compact, rugged and weatherproof housing, it has been optimized for size, weight and power (SWaP) and is simple to connect to power and network. It can be used for a wide range of applications including Military – Test range monitoring, EMCON Satellite monitoring, Upper 5G monitoring and for Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM). Click here more information.
High Performance Signal Analyzers for mm-Wave 5G and SATCOM Applications
The N9042B UXA X-Series from Keysight Technologies are Signal Analyzers that operate from 2 Hz to 26.5/44/50 GHz and cover current 5G-NR, FR1, FR2 as well as most RADAR, EW and satellite bands. They provide an ultra-wide analysis bandwidth of up to 11 GHz which is configured using an external digitizer. They also have a deep dynamic range to help solve the most difficult mmWave challenges. The analyzers have an excellent swept Displayed Average Noise Level (DANL) of -174 dBm. Click here more information.
High-Performance Signal & Spectrum Analyzers upto 85 GHz
The R&S FSW series of signal and spectrum analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz are high performance analyzers that operate at frequencies up to 85 GHz (2 Hz to 85 GHz (8, 13.6, 26.5, 43.5, 50, 67 and 85 GHz). The analyzers have a wide analysis bandwidth of 160 MHz (below 26.5 GHz) and 2 GHz above 26.5 GHz. They have a straightforward and intuitive interface and can be controlled from an in-built high resolution 12" touch screen. Click here more information.
Real-Time Outdoor Remote Spectrum Analyzer from 8 kHz to 8 GHz
The SignalShark Outdoor Unit from Narda Safety Test Solutions is a Real-Time Outdoor Remote Spectrum Analyzer that operates from 8 kHz to 8 GHz. It supports automatic direction finding and localization via AoA (Angle of Arrival) and TDOA (Time Difference of Arrival). The analyzer has three switchable RF inputs and an RF front-end module that offers outstanding sensitivity and has a wide dynamic range. It can be powered by a DC supply and has an integrated LTE gateway. Click here more information.
Multi-Touch Hand-Held Spectrum Analyzer from 9 kHz to 6 GHz
The SignalHawk SH-60S-AOA from Bird is a Hand-Held Spectrum Analyzer that provides the ability to triangulate the location of an interferer on a map for signals between 9 kHz and 6 GHz. Integrating digital maps, GPS location and signal strength vectoring, the SignalHawk AOA (Angle of Arrival) provides an easy-to-use interface to pinpoint potential in-band interferers, “rogue” broadcast locations and dead spots. This multi-touch analyzer has a DANL of -169 dBm/ Hz @ 1 GHz, a phase noise of less than -116 dBc/Hz at 1 MHz offset. The analyzer has a resolution bandwidth of 10 Hz to 5 MHz with a full-span sweep time of 1.1 ms to 1600 s. It has a high-resolution, full-color display for indoor or outdoor viewing. Click here more information.
Handheld Spectrum Analyzer from 9 kHz to 54 GHz
The Field Master Pro MS2090A from Anritsu is a RF handheld spectrum analyzer that operates up to 54 GHz and has a real-time spectrum analysis bandwidth of up to 100 MHz. It has a Displayed Average Noise Level (DANL) of less than -160 dBm and Third Order Intercept (TOI) of +20 dBm, for more accurate spectrum clearing, radio alignment, and harmonic and distortion measurements. This device has a phase noise of -110 dBc/Hz @ 100 kHz offset and an amplitude accuracy of ±0.5 dB. Click here more information.
RF Spectrum Analyzer from 450 MHz to 40 GHz for 5G FR1/FR2
The 5GPro Spectrum Analyzer from EXFO is a Dual-band RF Spectrum Analyzer that operates at the two frequency bands, 450 MHz to 6 GHz (5G FR1 - Low & Mid-band) and 24.25 to 40 GHz (5G FR2 - mmWave). It has a signal analysis bandwidth of up to 100 MHz and can handle an input power of up to 30 dBm. The spectrum analyzer offers real-time spectrum analysis (RTFA) for quick characterization of wireless signals and detection of intermittent interference. Click here more information.
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