Signal Hound, a developer of highly optimized solutions for RF signal test and measurement, has introduced the SM435C 43.5 GHz spectrum analyzer perfect for mmWave analysis. The SM435C is a high-performance spectrum analyzer and monitoring receiver with a 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ port, enabling it to communicate with a PC over long distances using a fiber optic cable.
The SM435C includes a 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ port, enabling the SM435C to communicate with a PC over long distances using a fiber optic cable. Designed for remotely-located accurate RF data analysis at the lowest cost possible, the SM435C also includes a signed calibration certificate and a printed packet of calibration data.
The Option-80 variant of the device provides downconverter functionality, allowing engineers working with 5G to utilize 800 MHz of continuous real-time data for in-depth analysis. The SM435C Option-80 is also a perfect fit for applications requiring extremely clean phase noise.
Designed for remotely-located accurate RF data analysis at the lowest cost possible, the SM435C is ideal for:
- 5G mmWave monitoring & analysis
- 24 GHz ISM frequency monitoring
- Complete Ka-band spectrum testing
- Analysis of emerging & new high-frequency RF signals
Signal processing is distributed between a powerful Intel FPGA and an external PC having an Intel Core i7 processor. The Signal Hound SM435C can be readily interfaced, using its local API, to an automated monitoring system or to automated test equipment. The SM435C API provides customers the access needed to insert their own DSP algorithms into a calibrated stream of I/Q data.
The SM435C includes all required software for operation. As with other Signal Hound devices, the Spike software provides the device controls, signal visualization display, and data export tools. Spike offers a variety of analysis modes and provides specific tools for EMC pre-compliance testing, interference hunting, and digital demodulation, among others.
The SM435C has a minimalist design and is available in an enclosure that measures 10.45 x 7.20 x 2.80 inches (265mm x 183mm x 71mm) with active or passive cooling options and weighs 9.51 lbs. (4.31 kg) plus 1.43 lbs. (0.65 kg) for AC power module and AC power cord. It comes with a signed calibration certificate and a printed packet of calibration data.
The affordability of the SM435C opens the door to industry professionals who were previously unable to attain this power in a compact and economic package. It is available now, with a U.S. retail price of $25,380. It can be purchased directly from the Signal Hound website or from one of their world-wide distributors.
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