JED - June 2014 - 38

TECHNOLOGY SURVEY: SPECTRUM ANALYZERS
Product Model

Spectrum
Operating
Analyzer Type Freq. Range

Center Freq. and Span
Options

Resolution
Bandwidth

Detector

3 dB: 1 Hz-5 MHz;
6 dB: 10 Hz, 100 Hz, 200
Hz, 1 kHz, 9 kHz, 10 kHz,
100 kHz, 120 kHz, 1 MHz

Normal, peak, sample, 55 dB
-peak, log power
average, RMS average,
voltage average

SFDR

Aeroflex Test Solutions; Wichita, KS, USA; +(316) 522-4981; www.aeroflex.com
3250 Series

Hybrid swept and 1 kHZ-26.5 GHz
FFT

CF: 1 kHz to maximum with 1Hz
resolution;
span: 0 Hz, 10 Hz - full span with
1-Hz resolution

6840A Series

Swept

1 MHz-46 GHz

Full span to zero span with any
1 kHz-3 MHz
intermediate value; 1-Hz resolution.

Log power, lin power,
RMS voltage, peak
hold, narrowband FM
discriminator

9100 Series

Swept

1 kHZ-7.5 GHz

CF: 1 kHz to maximum with 1-Hz
resolution;
span: 0 Hz, 10 Hz - full span with
1-Hz resolution

+/- peak; positive
63 dB
peak, negative peak,
sample, RMS (optional)

3 dB: 100 Hz-1 MHz

70 dB

Agilent Technologies Inc.; Santa Clara, CA, USA; +(877) 424-4536; www.agilent.com
M9393A PXIe
PXIe modular
performance vector
signal analyzer

N9030A PXA
X-Series signal
analyzer

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9 kHz-27 GHz

CF: operating freq. range.; span:
1 Hz-8 MHz
zero span, full span of any freq. (at
2-Hz resolution) between 10 Hz and
maximum freq.

Hybrid

3 Hz-3.6, 8.4,
CF: operating freq. range;
1 Hz-8 MHz
13.6, 26.5, 44, or span: can be set to "zero span" or
50 GHz
"full span" or any frequency (at 2-Hz
resolution) between 10 Hz and the
maximum frequency of the analyzer.

Sample detection, peak
detection, Log power
average detection,
RMS average
detection, voltage
detection, normal
detection, quasi-peak
detection (optional)

1-dB gain
compression:
+5 dBm; SHI
(second-order
intercept):
+45 dBm; TOI
(third-order
intercept): +22
dBm

N9340A handheld
spectrum analyzer
(HSA)

Hybrid

9 kHz-20 GHz

10 Hz-3 MHz

Normal, positive peak,
sample, negative peak,
average (video, RMS,
voltage)

SHI (secondorder intercept:
+40 dBm; TOI
(third-order
intercept): +15
dBm

1 Hz-5 MHz

Auto, normal, positive
peak, negative peak,
sample and average

> 105 dB

Sample detection, peak
detection, Log power
average detection,
RMS average
detection, voltage
detection, normal
detection, quasi-peak
detection (optional)

1-dB gain
compression:
+6 dBm; SHI
(second-order
intercept): +45
dBm, nom; TOI
(third-order
intercept): +18
dBm

CF: operating freq. range

N991xA and
FFT
N993xA FieldFox
spectrum analyzers

9 kHz-9, 14, 18 or CF: operating freq. range;
26.5 GHz
span: options are full, specified
span, start and stop frequencies,
zero span and last span

N9010A EXA
X-Series signal
analyzer

10 Hz-3.6, 7,
CF: operating freq. range;
1 Hz-8 MHz
13.6, 26.5, 32, or span: can be set to "zero span" or
44 GHz
"full span" or any frequency (at 2-Hz
resolution) between 10 Hz and the
maximum frequency of the analyzer.

Hybrid

Sample (driver)
*
normal, sample, peak,
negative peak, average
(89600 VSA software)

Anritsu Company; Richardson, TX, USA; 800-267-4878; www.anritsu.com
MS2830A Signal
Analyzer

Hybrid

9 kHz-43 GHz

CF: 9 kHz-43 GHz; span: 0Hz, 300
Hz to 43 GHz (model dependent)

1 Hz-3 MHz

Positive and negative, 168 dB
positive peak, sample,
negative peak, RMS

Spectrum Masterâ„¢ Hybrid
MS2713E

9 kHz-6 GHz

CF: 9 kHz-6 GHz; span 0-6 GHz

1 Hz-3 MHz

Peak, negative,
sample, quasi-peak,
and true RMS

MS2690A Signal
Analyzer

50 Hz-6 GHz

CF: 50 Hz to 6 GHz; span: 0Hz, 300
Hz to 26.5 GHz (model dependent)

30 Hz to 3 MHz in 1-3
Positive and negative, 177 dB
sequence. 1 Hz, 50 kHz, positive peak, sample,
5 MHz, 10 MHz, 20 MHz, negative peak, RMS
31.25 MHz

9 kHz-43 GHz

CF: 10 Hz-43 GHz; span: 0-43 GHz

1 Hz-10 MHz in 1-3
sequence. 200 Hz, 9
kHz, 120 kHz (-6 dB
bandwidth)

Hybrid

Spectrum Masterâ„¢ Hybrid
MS2720T

Peak, RMS/avg,
negative, sample,
quasi-peak

>102 dB in 1
Hz RBW

>106 dB in 1
Hz RBW


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JED - June 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - June 2014

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
50 Years of Airborne SIGINT
ACE Program Lays Out Plans for New EW Capabilities
Technology Survey: Spectrum Analyzers
EW 101
NAWCWD Hosts 43rd Annual Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - June 2014 - cover1
JED - June 2014 - cover2
JED - June 2014 - 3
JED - June 2014 - 4
JED - June 2014 - 5
JED - June 2014 - The View From Here
JED - June 2014 - 7
JED - June 2014 - Conferences Calendar
JED - June 2014 - 9
JED - June 2014 - Courses Calendar
JED - June 2014 - 11
JED - June 2014 - From the President
JED - June 2014 - 13
JED - June 2014 - 14
JED - June 2014 - The Monitor
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JED - June 2014 - 17
JED - June 2014 - 18
JED - June 2014 - 19
JED - June 2014 - World Report
JED - June 2014 - 21
JED - June 2014 - 50 Years of Airborne SIGINT
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JED - June 2014 - ACE Program Lays Out Plans for New EW Capabilities
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JED - June 2014 - 36
JED - June 2014 - Technology Survey: Spectrum Analyzers
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JED - June 2014 - EW 101
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JED - June 2014 - NAWCWD Hosts 43rd Annual Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium
JED - June 2014 - AOC News
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JED - June 2014 - 56
JED - June 2014 - Index of Advertisers
JED - June 2014 - JED Quick Look
JED - June 2014 - cover3
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