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Spectrum Analyzers
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The RSA6000 Series gives you the functionality of a high-performance spectrum analyzer, wideband vector signal analyzer, and the unique trigger-capture-analyze capability of a real-time spectrum analyzer - all in a single package. A typical 20 dBm TOI and -151 dBm/Hz DANL at 2 GHz gives you the dynamic range you expect for challenging spectrum analysis measurements.

 

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Key Performance Specifications
  • 20 dBm 3rd order intercept at 2 GHz, typical
  • Displayed average noise level –151 dBm/Hz at 2 GHz (–167 dBm/Hz, preamp on, typical) enables low-level signal search
  • Revolutionary DPX displays transients with a minimum event duration of 3.7 μs
  • Trigger on frequency edge or power level transients with a minimum event duration of 3.7 μs in the frequency domain, 9.1 ns in time domain
  • Up to 7.15 s acquisitions at 110 MHz bandwidth can be directly stored as MATLAB™ compatible files
Key Features
  • High-performance spectrum analysis
    • Fully preselected and image free at all times for maximum dynamic range at any acquisition bandwidth
    • Fastest high-resolution sweep speed: 1 GHz sweep in 10 kHz RBW in less than 1 second
    • Internal preamp up to 20 GHz
  • Discover
    • DPX® spectrum processing provides an intuitive understanding of time-varying RF signals with color-graded displays based on frequency of occurrence
    • Swept DPX spectrum enables unprecedented signal discovery over full instrument span
  • Trigger
    • DPX density™ trigger activated directly from DPX display
    • Time-qualified and runt triggers trap elusive transients
    • Frequency mask trigger captures any change in frequency domain
  • Capture
    • Gap-free DPX spectrogram records up to 4444 days of spectral information for analysis and replay
    • Interfaces with TekConnect® probes for RF probing
  • Analyze
    • Time-correlated multidomain displays for quicker understanding of cause and effect when troubleshooting
    • Standard power, spectrum, and statistics measurements help you characterize components and systems: channel power, ACLR, power vs. time, CCDF, OBW/EBW, and spur search
    • AM/FM/PM modulation and audio measurements (Opt. 10)
    • Phase noise and jitter measurements (Opt. 11)
    • Settling time measurements, frequency, and phase (Opt. 12)
    • Pulse measurements (Opt. 20): More than 30 pulse measurements, acquisition of more than 200,000 pulses possible for post analysis and cumulative statistics.
    • General purpose digital modulation analysis (Opt. 21) provides vector signal analyzer functionality for over 20 modulation types
    • Simple and complete APCO Project 25 transmitter compliance testing and analysis for Phase 1 (C4FM) and Phase 2 (TDMA) (Opt. 26)
    • WLAN analysis for 802.11 a/b/g/j (Opt 23), 802.11n (Opt. 24), 802.11ac (Opt. 25)
    • Noise figure and gain measurements (Opt. 14)
    • Bluetooth® Analysis (Opt. 27)

    • Signal strength function provides audio tone and visual indication of received signal strength
    • LTE™ FDD and TDD Base Station (eNB) Transmitter RF measurements (Opt. 28)

Applications
  • Spectrum management – find interference and unknown signals
  • Radar/EW – full characterization of pulsed and hopping systems characterize radar and pulsed RF signals
  • RF debug – components, modules, and systems
  • Radio/Satellite communications – analyze time-variant behavior of cognitive radio and software-defined radio systems
  • EMI diagnostics – increase confidence that designs will pass compliance testing
  • Long Term Evolution (LTE), Cellular
 

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Revolutionary DPX ® spectrum display reveals transient signal behavior that helps you discover instability, glitches, and interference. Here, an infrequently occurring transient is seen in detail. The frequency of occurrence is color-graded, indicating the infrequent transient event in blue and the noise background in red. The DPX Density™ Trigger is activated, seen in the measurement box at the center of the screen, and Trigger On This™ has been activated. Any signal density greater than the selected level causes a trigger event.

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Trigger and Capture: The DPX Density™ Trigger monitors for changes in the frequency domain, and captures any violations into memory. The spectrogram display (left panel) shows frequency and amplitude changing over time. By selecting the point in time in the spectrogram where the spectrum violation triggered the DPX Density™ Trigger, the frequency domain view (right panel) automatically updates to show the detailed spectrum view at that precise moment in time.

High performance spectrum and vector signal analysis, and a lot more

The RSA6000 Series replaces conventional high-performance signal analyzers, offering the measurement confidence and functionality you demand for everyday tasks. A typical 20 dBm TOI and -151 dBm/Hz DANL at 2 GHz gives you the dynamic range you expect for challenging spectrum analysis measurements. All analysis is fully preselected and image free. The RSA6000 Series uses broadband preselection filters that are always in the signal path. You never have to compromise between dynamic range and analysis bandwidth by 'switching out the preselector'.

A complete toolset of power and signal statistics measurements is standard, including Channel Power, ACLR, CCDF, Occupied Bandwidth, AM/FM/PM, and Spurious measurements. Available Phase Noise and General Purpose Modulation Analysis measurements round out the expected set of high-performance analysis tools.

But, just being a high-performance signal analyzer is not sufficient to meet the demands of today’s hopping, transient signals.

The RSA6000 Series will help you to easily discover design issues that other signal analyzers may miss. The revolutionary DPX®spectrum display offers an intuitive live color view of signal transients changing over time in the frequency domain, giving you immediate confidence in the stability of your design, or instantly displaying a fault when it occurs. Once a problem is discovered with DPX®, the RSA6000 Series spectrum analyzers can be set to trigger on the event, capture a contiguous time record of changing RF events, and perform time-correlated analysis in all domains. You get the functionality of a high-performance spectrum analyzer, wideband vector signal analyzer, and the unique trigger-capture-analyze capability of a real-time spectrum analyzer - all in a single package.

Discover

The patented DPX®spectrum processing engine brings live analysis of transient events to spectrum analyzers. Performing up to 292,968 frequency transforms per second, transients of a minimum event duration of 3.7 μs in length are displayed in the frequency domain. This is orders of magnitude faster than swept analysis techniques. Events can be color coded by rate of occurrence onto a bitmapped display, providing unparalleled insight into transient signal behavior. The DPX spectrum processor can be swept over the entire frequency range of the instrument, enabling broadband transient capture previously unavailable in any spectrum analyzer. In applications that require only spectral information, the RSA6000 Series provides gap-free spectral recording, replay, and analysis of up to 60,000 spectral traces. Spectrum recording resolution is variable from 110 μs to 6400 s per line, allowing multiple days of recording time.

Trigger

Tektronix has a long history of innovative triggering capability, and the RSA Series spectrum analyzers lead the industry in triggered signal analysis. The RSA6000 Series provides unique triggers essential for troubleshooting modern digitally implemented RF systems. Trigger types include time-qualified power, runt, density, and frequency mask.

Time qualification can be applied to any internal trigger source, enabling capture of'the short pulse' or 'the long pulse'in a pulse train, or only triggering when a frequency domain event lasts for a specified time. Runt triggers capture troublesome infrequent pulses that either turn on or turn off to an incorrect level, greatly reducing time to fault.

DPX Density™ Trigger works on the measured frequency of occurrence or density of the DPX display. The unique Trigger On This™ function allows the user to simply point at the signal of interest on the DPX display, and a trigger level is automatically set to trigger slightly below the measured density level. You can capture low-level signals in the presence of high-level signals at the click of a button.

The Frequency Mask Trigger (FMT) is easily configured to monitor all changes in frequency occupancy within the acquisition bandwidth.

A Power Trigger working in the time domain can be armed to monitor for a user-set power threshold. Resolution bandwidths may be used with the power trigger for band limiting and noise reduction. Two external triggers are available for synchronization to test system events.

Capture

Capture once - make multiple measurements without recapturing. All signals in an acquisition bandwidth are recorded into the RSA6000 Series deep memory. Record lengths vary depending upon the selected acquisition bandwidth - up to 7.15 seconds at 110 MHz, 343.5 seconds at 1 MHz, or 6.1 hours at 10 kHz bandwidth with Deep Memory (Opt. 53). Real-time capture of small signals in the presence of large signals is enabled with 73 dB SFDR in all acquisition bandwidths, even up to 110 MHz (Opt. 110). Acquisitions of any length can stored in MATLAB™ Level 5 format for offline analysis.

Most spectrum analyzers in the market use narrowband tunable band pass filters, often YIG tuned filters (YTF) to serve as a preselector. These filters provide image rejection and improve spurious performance in swept applications by limiting the number of signals present at the first mixing stage. YTF's are narrow band devices by nature and are usually limited to bandwidths less than 50 MHz. These analyzers bypass the input filter when performing wideband analysis, leaving them susceptible to image responses when operating in modes where wideband analysis is required such as for real time signal analysis.

Unlike spectrum analyzers with YTF's, Tektronix Real Time Signal Analyzers use a wideband image-free architecture guaranteeing that signals at frequencies outside the band to which the instrument is tuned do not create spurious or image responses. This image-free response is achieved with a series of input filters designed such that all image responses are suppressed. The input filters are overlapped by greater than the widest acquisition bandwidth, ensuring that full-bandwidth acquisitions are always available. This series of filters serves the purpose of the preselector used by other spectrum analyzers, but has the benefit of always being on while still providing the image-free response in all instrument bandwidth settings and at all frequencies.

Analyze

The RSA6000 Series offers analysis capabilities that advance productivity for engineers working on components or in RF system design, integration, and performance verification, or operations engineers working in networks, or spectrum management. In addition to spectrum analysis, spectrograms display both frequency and amplitude changes over time. Time-correlated measurements can be made across the frequency, phase, amplitude, and modulation domains. This is ideal for signal analysis that includes frequency hopping, pulse characteristics, modulation switching, settling time, bandwidth changes, and intermittent signals.

Performance you can count on

Depend on Tektronix to provide you with performance you can count on. In addition to industry-leading service and support, this product comes backed by a one-year warranty as standard.

Measurement functions

The measurement capabilities of the RSA6000 series and available options and software packages are summarized below:

Measurements Description
Spectrum analyzer measurements Channel power, adjacent channel power, multicarrier adjacent channel Power/Leakage ratio, occupied bandwidth, xdB bandwidth, dBm/Hz marker, dBc/Hz marker, spectrum emissions mask
Time domain and statistical measurements RF IQ vs. Time, Power vs. Time, Frequency vs. Time, Phase vs. Time, CCDF, Peak-to-Average Ratio
Spur search measurement Up to 20 frequency ranges, user-selected detectors (Peak, Average, QP), filters (RBW, CISPR, MIL), and VBW in each range. Linear or Log frequency scale. Measurements and violations in absolute power or relative to a carrier. Up to 999 violations identified in tabular form for export in .CSV format
Analog modulation measurements % amplitude modulation (+Peak, –Peak, RMS, mod. depth)
Frequency modulation (±Peak, +Peak to –Peak, RMS, Peak-Peak/2, frequency error)
Phase modulation (±Peak, RMS, +Peak to –Peak)
AM/FM/PM modulation and audio measurements (Opt. 10) Carrier power, frequency error, modulation frequency, modulation parameters (±Peak, Peak-Peak/2, RMS), SINAD, modulation distortion, S/N, THD, TNHD
Phase noise and jitter measurements (Opt. 11) Phase Noise vs. Frequency Offset
Offset range 10 hz to 1 GHz. Measures carrier power, frequency error, RMS phase noise, integrated jitter, residual FM
Settling time (frequency and phase) (Opt. 12) Measured frequency, settling time from last settled frequency, settling time from last settled phase, settling time from trigger. Automatic or manual reference frequency selection. User-adjustable measurement bandwidth, averaging, and smoothing. Pass/Fail mask testing with 3 user-settable zones
Noise Figure and Gain measurements (Opt. 14) Measurement displays of noise figure, gain, Y-factor, noise temperature, and tabular results. Single-frequency metering and swept-trace results are available. Support for industry standard noise sources. Measures amplifiers and other non-frequency converting devices plus fixed local-oscillator up and down converters. Performs mask testing to user-defined limits. Built in uncertainty calculator.
Advanced pulse measurements suite (Opt. 20) Pulse-Ogram™ waterfall display of multiple segmented captures, with amplitude vs time and spectrum of each pulse. Pulse frequency, Delta Frequency, Average on power, Peak power, Average transmitted power, Pulse width, Rise time, Fall time, Repetition interval (seconds), Repetition interval (Hz), Duty factor (%), Duty factor (ratio), Ripple (dB), Ripple (%),Droop (dB), Droop (%), Overshoot (dB), Overshoot (%), Pulse- Ref Pulse frequency difference, Pulse- Ref Pulse phase difference, Pulse- Pulse frequency difference, Pulse- Pulse phase difference, RMS frequency error, Max frequency error, RMS phase error, Max phase error, Frequency deviation, Phase deviation, Impulse response (dB), Impulse response (time), Time stamp.
General purpose digital modulation analysis (Opt. 21) Error vector magnitude (EVM) (RMS, peak, EVM vs. time), modulation error ratio (MER), magnitude error (RMS, peak, mag error vs. time), phase error (RMS, peak, phase error vs. time), origin offset, frequency error, gain imbalance, quadrature error, Rho, constellation, symbol table
DPX Density Measurement Measures % signal density at any location on the DPX spectrum display and triggers on specified signal density
RSAVu analysis software W-CDMA, HSUPA. HSDPA, GSM/EDGE, CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, RFID, Phase Noise, Jitter, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n WLAN, IEEE 802.15.4 OQPSK (Zigbee), audio analysis
Mapping and signal strength (Opt. MAP) Both manual and automatic drive test are supported by built-in mapping software. Commercial off-the-shelf 3rd party GPS receiver supported via USB or Bluetooth connection. Supports MapInfo format and scanned version maps. Also supports exporting to popular Google Earth and MapInfo map format for post analysis. Signal strength measurement provides both a visual indicator and audible tone of signal strength.
Flexible OFDM Analysis (Opt. 22) OFDM Analysis for WLAN 802.11a/g/j/p and WiMAX 802.16-2004 
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/j/p measurement application (Opt. 23) All of the RF transmitter measurements as defined in the IEEE standard, as well as a wide range of additional measurements including Carrier Frequency error, Symbol Timing error, Average/peak burst power, IQ Origin Offset, RMS/Peak EVM, and analysis displays, such as EVM and Phase/Magnitude Error vs. time/frequency or vs. symbols/ subcarriers, as well as packet header decoded information and symbol table.
WLAN 802.11n measurement application (Opt. 24)
WLAN 802.11ac measurement application (Opt. 25)
APCO P25 compliance testing and analysis application (Opt. 26) Complete set of push-button TIA-102 standard based transmitter measurements with pass/fail results including ACPR, transmitter power and encoder attack times, transmitter throughput delay, frequency deviation, modulation fidelity behavior, as well as HCPM transmitter logical channel peak ACPR, off slot power, power envelope and time alignment.
Bluetooth Basic LE TX SIG measurements (Opt. 27) Presets for transmitter measurements defined by Bluetooth SIG for Basic Rate and Bluetooth Low Energy. Results also include Pass/Fail information. Application also provides packet header field decoding and can automatically detect the standard, including Enhanced Data Rate.
LTE Downlink RF measurements (Opt. 28) Presets for Cell ID, ACLR, SEM, Channel Power and TDD Toff Power. Supports TDD and FDD frame format and all base stations defined by 3GPPTS version 12.5. Results include Pass/Fail information. Real-Time settings make the ACLR and the SEM measurements fast, if the connected instrument has required bandwidth.
 

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Multi-domain views provide a new level of insight into design or operational problems not possible with conventional analysis solutions. Here vector modulation quality and constellation (Opt. 21) are combined with the continuous monitoring of the DPX® spectrum display.

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Spurious Search - Up to 20 noncontiguous frequency regions can be defined, each with their own resolution bandwidth, video bandwidth, detector (peak, average, quasi-peak), and limit ranges. Test results can be exported in .CSV format to external programs, with up to 999 violations reported. Spectrum results are available in linear or log scale.

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Advanced Signal Analysis package (Opt. 20) offers over 20 automated pulse parameter calculations on every pulse. Easily validate designs with measurements of peak power, pulse width rise time, ripple, droop, overshoot, and pulse-to-pulse phase. Gain insight into linear FM chirp quality with measurements such as Impulse Response and Phase Error. A pulse train (upper left) is seen with automatic calculation of pulse width and impulse response (lower right). A detailed view of the Impulse Response is seen in the lower left, and a DPX®display monitors the spectrum on the upper right.

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Analysis options for 802.11 standards are available. Here, an 802.11ac 80 MHz signal is analyzed, with displays of constellation, amplitude vs. time, summary of WLAN measurements, and the DPX spectrum of the analyzed signal. The density of the 'shoulders' of the WLAN signal are clearly seen in the DPX display, and a marker was placed on the suppressed center carrier of the signal. An EVM of -47.65 dB and other signal measurements are seen in the summary panel.

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Phase noise and jitter measurements (Opt. 11) adds value to your RSA6000 Series by replacing a conventional phase noise tester for many applications. Phase noise can be measured at carrier offsets up to 1 GHz, and internal phase noise is automatically reduced by optimizing acquisition bandwidths and attenuator settings at each carrier offset for maximum dynamic range. For less critical measurements, speed optimization may be applied for faster results. Typical residual phase noise of -130 dBc/Hz at 1 MHz offset, 18 GHz carrier frequency gives sufficient measurement margin for many applications.

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Settling time measurements (Opt. 12) are easy and automated. The user can select measurement bandwidth, tolerance bands, reference frequency (auto or manual), and establish up to 3 tolerance bands vs. time for Pass/Fail testing. Settling time may be referenced to external or internal trigger, and from the last settled frequency or phase. In the illustration, frequency settling time for a hopped oscillator is measured from an external trigger point from the device under test.

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Swept DPX combines the revolutionary DPX Density™ Trigger with the ability to trigger on runt pulses and apply time qualification to any trigger. The runt trigger seen here can be used to track down nonconforming pulses in a pulse train, greatly reducing time to insight. Time qualification can be used to separate ranging pulses from higher resolution pulses in a radar signal, or trigger only on signals that remain on longer than a specified time.

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Swept DPX re-invents the way swept spectrum analysis is done, and is included in the base instrument. The DPX engine collects hundreds of thousands of spectrums per second over a 110 MHz bandwidth. Users can now sweep the DPX across the full input range of the RSA6000 Series, up to 20 GHz. Here, we see a DPX sweep of 1 GHz span, revealing two narrow-band spurious under the level of the main pulse signal. In the time a traditional spectrum analyzer has captured one spectrum, the RSA6000 Series has captured orders of magnitude more spectrums. This new level of performance reduces the chance of missing time-interleaved and transient signals during broadband searches.

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DPX Spectrograms provide gap-free spectral monitoring for up to days at a time. 60,000 traces can be recorded and reviewed, with resolution per line adjustable from 110 μs to 6400 s.

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Cumulative statistics provides timestamps for Min, Max values as well as Peak to Peak, Average and Standard deviation over multiple acquisitions, further extending the analysis. Histogram shows you outliers on the right and left.

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Pulse-Ogram displays a waterfall of multiple segmented captures, with correlated amplitude vs time and spectrum of each pulse. Can be used with an external trigger to show target range and speed.

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Noise Figure and Gain measurements (Option 14) help you to quickly and easily measure your device using the RTSA and a noise source. This image shows the measurement summary table with graphs of noise temperature, gain, noise figure and Y-factor.

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Fast validation of LTE base station transmitter with push button preset, and pass/fail information

Specifications

All specifications are guaranteed unless noted otherwise. All specifications apply to all models unless noted otherwise.

Model overview

For optional displays and measurements, see the individual options sections

 
DPX®-based measurements on real-time data

DPX Spectrum display (live RF color-graded spectrum)

DPX Spectrogram (Live spectrograms)

DPX amplitude vs. time

DPX frequency vs. time

DPX phase vs. time

Displays and Measurements from acquisition data

Spectrum (amplitude vs linear or log frequency)

Spectrogram (amplitude vs. frequency over time of acquisition data)

Spurious (amplitude vs linear or log frequency)

Amplitude vs. time

Frequency vs. time

Phase vs. time

Amplitude modulation vs. time

Frequency modulation vs. time

Phase modulation vs. time

RF IQ vs. time

Time overview

CCDF

Peak-to-Average ratio

Frequency offset measurement
Signal analysis can be performed either at center frequency or the assigned measurement frequency up to the limits of the instrument's acquisition and measurement bandwidths
Acquisition replay
Replay entire contents of acquisition memory or subset of acquisitions and frames. history can collect up to 64,000 acquisitions (each containing one or more frames) or 1 GB of sample data, including DPX spectrogram data, whichever limit is reached first
Frequency characteristics
Center frequency setting resolution
0.1 Hz
Frequency marker readout accuracy

±(RE × MF + 0.001 × Span + 2) Hz

(RE = Reference frequency error)

(MF = Marker frequency (Hz))

Span accuracy
±0.3% (auto mode)
Reference frequency
Initial accuracy at cal
1 × 10  -7 (after 10 minute warm-up)
Aging per day
1 × 10  -9 (after 30 days of operation)
Aging per year
5 × 10  -8 (first year of operation)
Aging per 10 years
3 × 10  -7 (after 10 years of operation)
Temperature drift
2 × 10  -8 (0 to 50 °C)
Cumulative error (temperature + aging)
4 × 10  -7 (within 10 years after calibration, typical)
Reference output level
>0 dBm (internal reference selected)
Reference output level (loopthrough)
0 dB nominal gain from Ext Ref In to Ref Output, +15 dBm max output
External reference input frequencies
1 to 25 MHz (1 MHz steps) + 1.2288 MHz, 4.8 MHz, 19.6608 MHz, 31.07 MHz
External reference input requirements
Frequency accuracy
Within ±3 × 10  -7 of a valid listed input frequency
Spurious
< -80 dBc within 100 kHz offset to avoid on-screen spurious
Input level range
-10 dBm to +6 dBm
Trigger related characteristics
Trigger event source
RF input, Trigger 1 (front panel), Trigger 2 (rear panel), Gated, Line
Trigger setting
Trigger position settable from 1 to 99% of total acquisition length
Trigger combinatorial logic
Trigger 1 AND trigger 2 / gate may be defined as a trigger event
Trigger actions
Save acquisition and/or save picture on trigger
Power level trigger
Level range
0 dB to –100 dB from reference level
Accuracy
For trigger levels >30 dB above noise floor, 10% to 90% of signal level
Level ≥ –50 dB from reference level
±0.5 dB
From < –50 dB to –70 dB from reference level
±1.5 dB
Trigger bandwidth range
At maximum acquisition BW
Standard
4 kHz to 20 MHz + wide open
Opt. 110 
11 kHz to 60 MHz + wide open
Trigger position timing uncertainty
40 MHz acquisition BW, 20 MHz BW
Uncertainty = ±15 ns
110 MHz acquisition BW, 60 MHz BW (Opt 110)
Uncertainty = ±5 ns
Trigger re-arm time, minimum (fast frame on)
10 MHz acquisition BW
≤25 μs
40 MHz acquisition BW
≤10 μs
110 MHz acquisition BW (Opt. 110)
≤5 μs
Frequency mask trigger (Opt. 52)
Mask shape
User defined
Mask point horizontal resolution
<0.12% of span
Level range
0 dB to –80 dB from reference level
Level accuracy1
0 to –50 dB from reference level
±(Channel response + 1.0 dB)
–50 dB to –70 dB from reference level
±(Channel response + 2.5 dB)

1For masks >30 dB above noise floor.

Span range

100 Hz to 40 MHz

100 Hz to 110 MHz (Opt. 110)

Minimum signal duration for 100% probability of trigger at 100% amplitude
Events lasting less than minimum event duration specification will result in degraded frequency mask trigger accuracy.
Opt. 110 SPAN = 110 MHz
FMT RBW Minimum even duration (μs)
Std. Opt. 09 
10 MHz 17.3  3.7 
1 MHz 19.5  5.8 
100 KHz 37.6  37.6 
Std. SPAN = 40 MHz
FMT RBW Minimum even duration (μs)
Std. Opt 09 
5 MHz 17.5  3.9 
1 MHz 19.5  5.8 
300 KHz 25.1  11.4 
100 KHz 37.7  30.9 
Trigger position uncertainty
Acquisition bandwidth Opt. 52 (RBW = Auto) Opt. 52 plus Opt. 09 (RBW = Auto)
40 MHz ±12.6 μs ±5.8 μs
110 MHz ±9.8 μs ±3 μs
Advanced triggers
DPX density trigger
Density range
0 to 100% density
Horizontal range

0.25 hz to 40 MHz

0.25 Hz to 110 MHz (Opt. 110)

Runt trigger
Runt definitions
Positive, Negative
Accuracy (for trigger levels >30 dB above noise floor, 10% to 90% of signal level)

±0.5 dB (level ≥ –50 dB from reference level)

±1.5 dB (from < –50 dB to –70 dB from reference level)

Time qualified triggering
Trigger types and source
Time qualification may be applied to: Level, Frequency mask (Opt. 52), DPX density, Runt, Ext. 1, Ext. 2 
Time qualification range

T1: 0 to 10 seconds

T2: 0 to 10 seconds

Time qualification definitions

Shorter than T1

Longer than T1

Longer than t1 AND shorter than T2

Shorter than t1 OR longer than t2

Frequency edge trigger
Range
±(1/2 × (Acq. BW or TDBW if active))
Minimum event duration

25 ns for 40 MHz acquisition BW using no trigger RBW

50 ns for 40 MHz acquisition BW using 20 MHz trigger RBW

9.1 ns for 110 MHz Acq. BW using no RBW

16.7 ns for 110 MHz Acq. BW using 60 MHz trigger RBW

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Timing uncertainty
Same as power trigger position timing uncertainty
Holdoff trigger
Range
20 ns to 10 seconds
 
 
Minimum signal duration

For 100% probability of intercept, full amplitude

110 MHz span
RBW FFT length Spectrums /sec Minimum event duration 100% POI (μs)
Base unit Opt. 09 
10000  1024  292,969  17.3  3.7 
1000  1024  292,969  19.5  5.8 
300  2048  146,484  28.5  14.8 
100  4096  73,242  37.6  37.6 
30  16384  18,311  134.6  134.6 
20  32768  18,311  229.2  229.2 
40 MHz span
RBW FFT length Spectrums /sec Minimum event duration 100% POI (μs)
Base unit Opt. 09 
5000  1024  292,969  17.5  3.9 
1000  1024  292,969  19.4  5.8 
300  1024  146,484  25  11.4 
100  2048  73,242  37.6  30.8 
30  4096  36,621  93.6  93.6 
20  8192  18,311  147.3  147.3 
10  16384  18,311  194.5  194.5 
External trigger 1
Level range
-2.5 V to +2.5 V
Level setting resolution
0.01 V
Trigger position timing uncertainty (50 Ω input impedance)
MHz acquisition BW, 40 MHz span
Uncertainty = ±20 ns
110 MHz acquisition BW, 110 MHz span (Opt. 110)
Uncertainty = ±12 ns
Input impedance
Selectable 50 Ω/5 kΩ impedance (nominal)
External trigger 2
Threshold voltage
Fixed, TTL
Input impedance
10 kΩ (nominal)
Trigger state select
High, Low
Acquisition related
A/D converter
100 MS/s 14 bit (optional 300 MS/s, 14 bit, Opt. 110)
Minimum acquisition length
64 samples
Acquisition length setting resolution
1 sample
Fast frame acquisition mode1
>Up to 1 Million records can be stored in a single acquisition (for pulse measurements and spectrogram analysis (with option 53))

1Exact number depends on Bandwidth, Sample Rate, Acquisition time. Achieved up to 200,000 pulses

Memory depth (time) and minimum time domain resolution
Acquisition BW Sample rate (for I and Q) Record length Record length (Opt. 53) Time resolution
110 MHz (Opt. 110) 150 MS/s 1.79 s 7.15 s 6.6667 ns
60 MHz (Opt. 110) 75 MS/s 3.58 s 14.31 s 13.33 ns
40 MHz 50 MS/s 4.77 s 19.08 s 20 ns
20 MHz 25 MS/s 9.54 s 38.17 s 40 ns
10 MHz 12.5 MS/s 19.08 s 76.35 s 80 ns
5 MHz 6.25 MS/s 38.17 s 152.7 s 160 ns
2 MHz 1 3.125 MS/s 42.9 s 171.8 s 320 ns
1 MHz 1.56 MS/s 85.8 s 343.5 s 640 ns
500 kHz 781 kS/s 171.7 s 687.1 s 1.28 μs
200 kHz 390 kS/s 343.5 s 1374 s 2.56 μs
100 kHz 195 kS/s 687.1 s 2748 s 5.12 μs
50 kHz 97.6 kS/s 1374 s 5497 s 10.24 μs
20 kHz 48.8 kS/s 2748 s 10955 s 20.48 μs
10 kHz 24.4 kS/s 5497 s 21990 s 40.96 μs
5 kHz 12.2 kS/s 10955 s 43980 s 81.92 μs
2 kHz 3.05 kS/s 43980 s 175921 s 328 μs
1 kHz 1.52 kS/s 87960 s 351843 s 655 μs
500 Hz 762 S/s 175921 s 703687 s 1.31 ms
200 Hz 381 S/s 351843 s 1407374 s 2.62 ms
100 Hz 190 S/s 703686 s 2814749 s 5.24 ms

1In spans ≤2 MHz, higher resolution data is stored, reducing maximum acquisition time.

Bandwidth related
Resolution bandwidth
Resolution bandwidth range (spectrum analysis)

0.1 Hz to 8 MHz

0.1 Hz to 10 MHz (Opt. 110)

Resolution bandwidth shape
Approximately Gaussian, Shape factor 4.1:1 (60:3 dB) ±10%, typical
Resolution bandwidth accuracy
±1% (auto-coupled RBW mode)
Alternative resolution bandwidth types
Kaiser window (RBW), –6 dB mil, CISPR, Blackman-Harris 4B window, Uniform (none) window, Flat-top (CW ampl.) window, Hanning window
Video bandwidth
Video bandwidth range
1 Hz to 10 MHz plus wide open
RBW/VBW maximum
10,000:1 
RBW/VBW minimum
1:1 plus wide open
Resolution
5% of entered value
Accuracy (typical)
±10%
Time domain bandwidth (amplitude vs. time display)
Time domain bandwidth range
At least 1/10 to 1/10,000 of acquisition bandwidth, 1 Hz minimum
Time domain bandwidth shape

≤10 MHz, Approximately Gaussian, Shape factor 4.1:1 (60:3 dB), typical

20 MHz (60 MHz, Opt. 110), Shape factor< 2.5:1 (60:3 dB) typical

Time domain bandwidth accuracy

1 Hz to 10 MHz = 1% (auto-coupled)

20 MHz and 60 MHz = 10%

Minimum settable spectrum analysis RBW vs. span
Frequency span RBW
>10 MHz 100 Hz
>1 MHz to 10 MHz 10 Hz
>5 kHz to 1 MHz 1 Hz
≤5 kHz 0.1 Hz
Spectrum display traces, detector, and functions
Characteristic Description
Traces Three traces + 1 math waveform + 1 trace from spectrogram for spectrum display
Detector Peak, –Peak, Average, ±Peak, Sample, CISPR (Avg, Peak, Quasi-peak, Average of logs)
Trace functions Normal, Average, Max hold, Min hold, Average of logs
Spectrum trace length 801, 2401, 4001, 8001, or 10401 points
Minimum FFT length vs. Trace length (independent of span and RBW)
Trace length (points) Minimum FFT length
801  1024 
2401  4096 
4001  8192 
10401  16384 
Resolution BW range vs. span (DPX®)
Acquisition bandwidth RBW (min) RBW (max)
110 MHz 20 kHz 10 MHz
55 MHz 10 kHz 5 MHz
40 MHz 10 kHz 3 MHz
20 MHz 5 kHz 2 MHz
10 MHz 2 kHz 1 MHz
5 MHz 1 kHz 500 kHz
2 MHz 500 Hz 200 kHz
1 MHz 200 Hz 100 kHz
500 kHz 100 Hz 50 kHz
200 kHz 50 Hz 20 kHz
100 kHz 20 Hz 10 kHz
50 kHz 10 Hz 5 kHz
20 kHz 5 Hz 2 kHz
10 kHz 2 Hz 1 kHz
5 kHz 0.1 Hz 500 Hz
2 kHz 0.1 Hz 200 Hz
1 kHz 0.1 Hz 100 Hz
500 Hz 0.1 Hz 50 Hz
200 Hz 0.1 Hz 20 Hz
100 Hz 0.1 Hz 10 Hz
Minimum RBW, swept spans
10 kHz
DPX® related
DPX® digital phosphor spectrum processing
Spectrum processing rate (RBW = auto, trace length 801)
292,968/s
DPX bitmap resolution
201 × 801 
DPX bitmap color dynamic range
8G (99 dB)
Marker information
Amplitude, frequency, and signal density on the DPX display
Minimum signal duration for 100% probability of detection (Max-hold on)
See table: Minimum signal duration for 100% probability of intercept, full amplitude
Span range (continuous processing)

100 Hz to 40 MHz

(110 MHz with opt. 110)

Span range (swept)
Up to instrument frequency range
Dwell time per step
50 ms to 100 s
Trace processing
Color-graded bitmap, +Peak, –Peak, Average
Trace length
801, 2401, 4001, 10401 
Resolution BW accuracy
7%
DPX® zero-span amplitude, frequency, phase performance (Nominal)
Measurement bandwidth range
100 Hz to maximum acquisition bandwidth of instrument
Time domain bandwidth (TDBW) range
At least 1/10 to 1/10,000 of acquisition bandwidth, 1 Hz minimum
Time domain bandwidth (TDBW) accuracy
±1%
Sweep time range

100 ns (minimum)

1 s (maximum, measurement BW >60 MHz)

2000 s (maximum, measurement BW ≤60 MHz)

Time accuracy
±(0.5 % + reference frequency accuracy)
Zero-span trigger timing uncertainty (power trigger)
+/-(Zero-span sweep time / 400) at trigger point, for S/N ratio ≥40 dB
DPX frequency display range
±100 MHz maximum
DPX phase display range

±200 degrees maximum, phase-wrapped

±500G degrees, phase-unwrapped

DPX® spectrogram performance
Span range
100 Hz to maximum acquisition bandwidth
DPX spectrogram trace detection
+Peak, –Peak, avg (VRMS)
DPX spectrogram trace length
801 to 4001 
DPX spectrogram memory depth

Trace length = 801: 60,000 traces

Trace length = 2401: 20,000 traces

Trace length = 4001: 12,000 traces

Time resolution per line
110 µs to 6400 s, user settable
Maximum recording time vs. line resolution
6.6 seconds (801 points/trace, 110 μs/line) to 4444 days (801 points/trace, 6400 s/line)
Stability
Residual FM
<2 Hzp-p in 1 second (95% confidence, typical)
Phase noise sidebands
 
dBc/Hz at specified center frequency
CF = 1 GHz
Offset Specification Typical
100 Hz –86  –86 
1 kHz –100  –106 
10 kHz –106  –110 
100 kHz –107  –113 
1 MHz –128  –134 
6 MHz –134  –142 
10 MHz –134  –142 
CF = 2 GHz
Offset Specification Typical
100 Hz --- – 80 
1 kHz --- –106 
10 kHz --- –110 
100 kHz --- –111 
1 MHz --- –133 
6 MHz --- –142 
10 MHz --- –142 
CF = 6 GHz
Offset Specification Typical
100 Hz --- – 70 
1 kHz --- –96 
10 kHz --- –107 
100 kHz --- –107 
1 MHz --- –132 
6 MHz --- –142 
10 MHz --- –142 
CF = 10 GHz (RSA6114B)
Offset Specification Typical
100 Hz --- – 64 
1 kHz --- –91 
10 kHz --- –106 
100 kHz --- –106 
1 MHz --- –132 
6 MHz --- –142 
10 MHz --- –142 
CF = 10 GHz (RSA6120B)
Offset Specification Typical
100 Hz --- – 77 
1 kHz --- –95 
10 kHz --- –111 
100 kHz --- –112 
1 MHz --- –130 
6 MHz --- –142 
10 MHz --- –142 
CF = 18 GHz (RSA6120B)
Offset Specification Typical
100 Hz --- – 70 
1 kHz --- –93 
10 kHz --- –108 
100 kHz --- –111 
1 MHz --- –130 
6 MHz --- –142 
10 MHz --- –142 
 
Typical phase noise performance as measured by Opt. 11.

RSA6000-Spectrum-Analyzer-Datasheet

Amplitude
Measurement range
Displayed average noise level to maximum measurable input
Input attenuator range
0 dB to 55 dB, 5 dB step
Maximum safe input level
Average continuous (RF ATT ≥10 dB, preamp off)
+30 dBm
Average continuous (RF ATT ≥10 dB, preamp on)

Option 50 preamp on: +20 dBm

Option 51 preamp on: +30 dBm

Maximum measurable input level
Average continuous
+30 dBm (RF ATT: Auto)
Pulsed RF
10 W (RF Input, RF ATT: Auto, PW <10 μs, 1% duty cycle repetitive pulses)
Max DC voltage
±40 V
Log display range
0.01 dBm/div to 20 dB/div
Display divisions
10 divisions
Display units
dBm, dBmV, Watts, Volts, Amps, dBuW, dBuV, dBuA, dBW, dBV, dBV/m, and dBA/m
Marker readout resolution, dB units
0.01 dB
Marker readout resolution, Volts units
Reference-level dependent, as small as 0.001 μV
Reference level setting range
0.1 dB step, –170 dBm to +50 dBm (minimum ref. level –50 dBm at center frequency <80 MHz)
Level linearity
±0.1 dB (0 to –70 dB from reference level)
Frequency response
 
18 °C to 28 °C, atten. = 10 dB, preamp off
Range Response
10 MHz - 3 GHz ±0.5 dB
>3 GHz - 6.2 GHz ±0.8 dB
>6.2 GHz - 14 GHz (RSA6114B) ±1.0 dB
>6.2 GHz - 20 GHz (RSA6120B) ±1.0 dB
5 °C to 50 °C, all attenuator settings (Typical)
Range Response
9 kHz - 3 GHz ±0.7 dB
>3 GHz - 6.2 GHz ±0.8 dB
>6.2 GHz - 14 GHz (RSA6114B) ±2.0 dB
>6.2 GHz - 20 GHz (RSA6120B) ±2.0 dB
RSA6106B Preamp (Opt. 50) On (Atten. = 10 dB)
Range Response
1 MHz - 6.2 GHz ±2.0 dB
RSA6114B and RSA6120B Preamp (Opt. 51) On (Atten. = 10 dB)
Range Response
100 kHz - 8 GHz ±1.5 dB
8 GHz - 14 GHz ±3 dB
14 GHz - 20 GHz (RSA6120B only) ±3 dB
Amplitude accuracy

Specifications excluding mismatch error.

Absolute amplitude accuracy at calibration point
±0.31 dB (100 MHz, –10 dBm signal, 10 dB ATT, 18 °C to 28 °C)
Input attenuator switching uncertainty
±0.2 dB
Absolute amplitude accuracy at center frequency, 95% confidence1
10 MHz to 3 GHz
±0.5 dB
3 GHz to 6.2 GHz
±0.8 dB
6.2 GHz to 20 GHz
±1.5 dB

118 °C to 28 °C, Ref Level ≤ -15 dBm, Attenuator Auto-coupled, Signal Level -15 dBm to -50 dBm. 10 Hz ≤ RBW ≤ 1 MHz, after alignment performed.

VSWR
Atten. = 10 dB, preamp off, CF set within 200 MHz of VSWR test frequency
10 MHz to 4 GHz
<1.5:1 
4 GHz to 6.2 GHz
<1.6:1 
6.2 GHz to 14 GHz (RSA6114B only)
<1.9:1 
6.2 GHz to 20 GHz (RSA6120B only)
<1.9:1 
VSWR with preamp
Atten. = 10 dB, preamp on, CF set within 200 MHz of VSWR test frequency
10 MHz to 6.2 GHz (RSA6106B only)
<1.5:1 
10 MHz to 4 GHz
<1.5:1 
4 GHz to 6.2 GHz
<1.6:1 
6.2 GHz to 14 GHz (RSA6114B only)
<1.9:1 
6.2 GHz to 20 GHz (RSA6120B only)
<1.9:1 
 
 
 
 
 
Noise and distortion characteristics
3rd order intermodulation distortion, typical12
RSA6106B, RSA6114B
Frequency 3rd order intermodulation distortion, dBc 3rd order intercept, dBm
9 kHz to 100 MHz -77  13.5 
100 MHz to 3 GHz -80  15 
3 GHz to 6.2 GHz -84  17 
6.2 GHz to 14 GHz -84  17 
RSA6120B
9 kHz to 100 MHz -79  14.5 
100 MHz to 3 GHz -90  20 
3 GHz to 6.2 GHz -88  19 
6.2 GHz to 20 GHz -88  19 

1Each Signal Level -25 dBm, Ref Level -20 dBm, Attenuator = 0 dB, 1 MHz tone separation.

23rdorder intercept point is calculated from 3rdorder intermodulation performance.

2nd harmonic distortion
Frequency 2nd Harmonic Distortion, Typical
10 MHz to 3.1 GHz 1 < –80 dBc
>3.1 GHz to 7 GHz (RSA6114B) 1 < –80 dBc
>3.1 GHz to 10 GHz 2 (RSA6120B) < –80 dBc

1-40 dBm at RF input, Attenuator = 0, Preamp Off, typical.

2< -80 dBc, -25 dBm at RF input, Atten = 0, Preamp OFF, Maximize Dynamic Range "RF & IF Optimization" mode.

Displayed average noise level, Preamp off1
General
Frequency Specification Typical
9 kHz to 10 MHz -99 dBm/Hz -102 dBm/Hz
>10 MHz to 100 MHz -149 dBm/Hz -151 dBm/Hz
>100 MHz to 2.3 GHz -151 dBm/Hz -153 dBm/Hz
>2.3 GHz to 4 GHz -149 dBm/Hz -151 dBm/Hz
>4 GHz to 6.2 GHz -145 dBm/Hz -147 dBm/Hz
RSA6114B only
Frequency Specification Typical
6.2 GHz to 7 GHz -145 dBm/Hz -147 dBm/Hz
7 GHz to 10 GHz -137 dBm/Hz -139 dBm/Hz
10 GHz to 14 GHz -135 dBm/Hz -139 dBm/Hz
RSA6120B Only
Frequency Specification Typical
>6.2 GHz to 8.2 GHz -145 dBm/Hz -147 dBm/Hz
>8.2 GHz to 15 GHz -149 dBm/Hz -152 dBm/Hz
>15 GHz to 17.5 GHz -145 dBm/Hz -147 dBm/Hz
>17.5 GHz to 20 GHz -143 dBm/Hz -145 dBm/Hz

1Measured using 1 kHz RBW, 100 kHz span, 100 averages, Best Noise mode, input terminated, Average of Logs detection.

Preamplifier performance RSA6106B (Opt. 50)
Frequency range
1 MHz to 6.2 GHz
Noise figure at 6.2 GHz
<6 dB at 10 GHz
Gain
20 dB at 2 GHz
ESD protection level
1 kV (human body model)
Preamplifier performance RSA6114B and RSA6120B (Opt. 51)
Frequency range

100 kHz to 14 GHz (RSA6114B)

100 kHz to 20 GHz (RSA6120B)

Noise figure at 10 GHZ
<6 dB at 10 GHz
Gain
30 dB at 10 GHz
ESD protection level
500 V (Human Body Model)
Displayed average noise level,1 preamp on (RSA6106B, Opt.50 
Frequency Specification Typical
1 MHz to 10 MHz –159 dBm/Hz –162 dBm/Hz
10 MHz to 1 GHz –165 dBm/Hz –168 dBm/Hz
1 GHz to 4 GHz –164 dBm/Hz –167 dBm/Hz
4 GHz to 6.2 GHz –163 dBm/Hz –166 dBm/Hz

1Measured using 1 kHz RBW, 100 kHz span, 100 averages, Best Noise mode, input terminated, Average of Log detection.

Displayed average noise level,1 preamp on (RSA6114B and RSA6120B, Opt. 51)
Frequency Specification Typical
100 kHz to 2 MHz –122 dBm/Hz –133 dBm/Hz
2 MHz to 5 MHz –140 dBm/Hz –151 dBm/Hz
5 MHz to 15 MHz –145 dBm/Hz –155 dBm/Hz
15 MHz 50 MHz –152 dBm/Hz –160 dBm/Hz
50 MHz to 150 MHz –160 dBm/Hz –166 dBm/Hz
150 MHz to 4 GHz –164 dBm/Hz –168 dBm/Hz
4 GHz to 14 GHz –162 dBm/Hz –166 dBm/Hz
14 GHz to 17.5 GHz –160 dBm/Hz –165 dBm/Hz
17.5 GHz to 20 GHz –159 dBm/Hz –163 dBm/Hz

1Measured using 1 kHz RBW, 100 kHz span, 100 averages, Best Noise mode, input terminated, Average of Logs detection.

Residual response1
40 MHz to 200 MHz
-90 dBm
>200 MHz to 6.2 GHz (RSA6106B)
-95 dBm -110 dBm (typical)
>200 MHz to 14 GHz (RSA6114B)
-95 dBm (typical)
>200 MHz to 20 GHz (RSA6120B)
-95 dBm -110 dBm (typical)

1Input terminated, RBW = 1 kHz, Attenuator = 0 dB.

 

Image response1
9 kHz to 6.2 GHz
< -80 dBc
6.2 GHz to 8 GHz (RSA6114B/RSA6120B)
< -80 dBc
>8 GHz to 14 GHz (RSA6114B)
< -76 dBc
>6.2 GHz to 20 GHz (RSA6120B)
< -76 dBc

1Ref = -30 dBm, Attenuator = 10 dB, RF Input Level = -30 dBm, RBW = 10 Hz.

 
Spurious response with signal1
Frequency Span ≤ 40 MHz Opt. 110 
Swept spans >40 MHz 40 MHz < span ≤ 110 MHz
Specification Typical Specification Typical
30 MHz to 6.2 GHz -73 dBc -78 dBc -73 dBc -75 dBc
≥6.2 GHz to 14 GHz (RSA6114B) -70 dBc -75 dBc -70 dBc -75 dBc
>6.2 GHz to 20 GHz (RSA6120B) -70 dBc -75 dBc -70 dBc -75 dBc
Spurious response with signal at 4.75 GHz

< 62 dBc

(CF 9 kHz to 8 GHz, Ref = -30 dBm, Atten = 10 dB, RBW = 1 kHz)

Signal frequency range = 4.7225 to 4.7775 GHz, RF input level = -30 dBm

Local oscillator feed-through to input connector

< -65 dBm

(typical, attenuator = 10 dB)

1RF Input Level = -15 dBm, Attenuator = 10 dB, Offset ≥400 kHz, Mode: Auto. Input signal at center frequency. Performance level for signals offset from center frequency typically the same.

Adjacent channel leakage ratio dynamic range1
3GPP downlink, 1 DPCH
Measurement mode ACLR, typical
Adjacent Alternate
Uncorrected -70 dB -70 dB
Noise corrected -79 dB -79 dB
3GPP TM1 64 channel
Measurement mode ACLR, typical
Adjacent Alternate
Uncorrected -69 dB -69 dB
Noise corrected -78 dB -78 dB

1Measured with test signal amplitude adjusted for optimum performance. (CF = 2.13 GHz)

 
IF frequency response and phase linearity1
Frequency range (GHz) Acq. bandwidth Specification Amplitude/phase (typical, RMS)
0.01 to 6.2  2 ≤300 kHz ±0.10 dB 0.05 dB/0.1°
0.03 to 6.2  ≤40 MHz ±0.30 dB 0.20 dB/0.5°
>6.2 to 14 
(RSA6114B)
≤300 kHz ±0.10 dB 0.05 dB/0.1°
>6.2 to 14 
(RSA6114B)
≤40 MHz ±0.50 dB 0.40 dB/1.0°
>6.2 to 20 
(RSA6120B)
≤300 kHz ±0.10 dB 0.05 dB/0.1°
>6.2 to 20 
(RSA6120B)
≤40 MHz ±0.50 dB 0.40 dB/1.0°
Opt. 110 
Frequency range (GHz) Acq. bandwidth Specification Amplitude/phase (typical, RMS)
0.07 to 3.0  ≤110 MHz ±0.50 dB 0.30 dB/1.0°
>3 to 6.2  ≤110 MHz ±0.50 dB 0.40 dB/1.0°
>6.2 to 14 
(RSA6114B)
≤80 MHz ±0.75 dB 0.70 dB/1.5°
>6.2 to 14 
(RSA6114B)
≤110 MHz ±1.0 dB 0.70 dB/1.5°
>6.2 to 20 
(RSA6120B)
≤80 mHz ±0.75 dB 0.70 dB/1.5°
0.05 dB/0.1°
>6.2 to 20 
(RSA6120B)
≤110 MHz ±1.0 dB 0.70 dB/1.5°

1Amplitude flatness and phase deviation over the acquisition BW, includes RF frequency response. Attenuator Setting: 10 dB.

2High Dynamic Range mode selected.

Analog IF and Digital IQ output (Opt. 05)
Analog IF
Frequency

500 MHz

Output frequency varies±1 MHz with changes in center frequency. Sidebands may be frequency inverted from input, depending on center frequency

Output level
+3 to -10 dBm for peak signal level of -20 dBm at RF mixer (typical)
Characteristic Description
Filter control Wide open (square top) or 60 MHz Gaussian
Bandwidth (wide open) >150 MHz (typical)
Bandwidth (Gaussian) 60 MHz, gaussian to –12 dB
Digital IQ output
Connector type

MDR (3M) 50 pin × 2 

Data output
Data is corrected for amplitude and phase response in real time
Data format Specification
I data 16 bit LVDS
Q data 16 bit LVDS
Control output
Clock: LVDS, 150 MHz - Acquisition Bandwidth >40 MHz, 50 MHz - Acquisition Bandwidth ≤40 MHz, DV (Data Valid), MSW (Most Significant Word) indicators, LVDS
Control input
IQ data output enabled, connecting GND enables output of IQ data
Clock rising edge to data transition time (hold time)
8.4 ns (typical, standard), 1.58 ns (typical, Opt. 110)
Data transition to clock rising edge (setup time)
8.2 ns (typical, standard), 1.54 ns (typical, Opt. 110)
AM/FM/PM and direct audio measurements (Opt. 10)
Available displays
Audio spectrum, Audio measurements summary
Analog demodulation
Carrier frequency range (for modulation and audio measurements)
9 kHz or (1/2 × Audio Analysis Bandwidth) to maximum input frequency. Distortion and noise performance reduced below 30 MHz
Maximum audio frequency span
10 MHz
Audio filters
Low pass (kHz)
0.3, 3, 15, 30, 80, 300, and user-entered up to 0.9 × audio bandwidth
High pass (Hz)
20, 50, 300, 400, and user-entered up to 0.9 × audio bandwidth
Standard
CCITT, C-Message
De-emphasis (μs)
25, 50, 75, 750, and user-entered
File
User-supplied .TXT or .CSV file of amplitude/frequency pairs. Maximum 1000 pairs
FM Modulation Analysis (Modulation Index >0.1)
FM measurements
Carrier Power, Carrier Frequency Error, Audio Frequency, Deviation (+Peak, -Peak, Peak-Peak/2, RMS), SINAD, Modulation Distortion, S/N, Total Harmonic Distortion, Total Non-harmonic Distortion, Hum and Noise
Carrier power accuracy (10 MHz to 2 GHz, -20 to 0 dBm input power)
±0.85 dB
Carrier frequency accuracy (deviation: 1 to 10 kHz)
±0.5 Hz + (transmitter frequency × reference frequency error)
FM deviation accuracy (rate: 1 kHz to 1 MHz)
±(1% of (rate + deviation) + 50 Hz)
FM rate accuracy (deviation: 1 to 100 kHz)
±0.2 Hz
Residuals (FM) (rate: 1 to 10 kHz, deviation: 5 kHz)
THD
0.10%
Distortion
0.7%
SINAD
43 dB
AM modulation analysis
AM measurements

Carrier Power, Audio Frequency, Modulation Depth (+Peak, –Peak, Peak-Peak/2, RMS), SINAD, Modulation Distortion, S/N, Total Harmonic Distortion, Total Non-harmonic Distortion, Hum and Noise

Carrier power accuracy (10 MHz to 2 GHz, –20 to 0 dBm input power)
±0.85 dB
AM depth accuracy (rate: 1 to 100 kHz, depth: 10% to 90%)
±0.2% + 0.01 × measured value
AM rate accuracy (rate: 1 kHz to 1 MHz, depth: 50%)
±0.2 Hz
Residuals (AM) (rate: 1 to 100 kHz, depth: 50%)
THD
0.16%
Distortion
0.13%
SINAD
58 dB
PM modulation analysis
PM measurements
Carrier Power, Carrier Frequency Error, Audio Frequency, Deviation (+Peak, -Peak, Peak-Peak/2, RMS), SINAD, Modulation Distortion, S/N, Total Harmonic Distortion, Total Non-harmonic Distortion, Hum and Noise
Carrier power accuracy (10 MHz to 2 GHz, -20 to 0 dBm input power)
±0.85 dB
Carrier frequency accuracy (deviation: 0.628 rad)
±0.02 Hz + (transmitter frequency × reference frequency error)
PM deviation accuracy (rate: 10 to 20 kHz, deviation: 0.628 to 6 rad)
±100% × (0.005 + (rate / 1 MHz))
PM rate accuracy (rate: 1 to 10 kHz, deviation: 0.628 rad)
±0.2 Hz
Residuals (PM) (rate: 1 to 10 kHz, deviation: 0.628 rad)
THD
0.1%
Distortion
1%
SINAD
40 dB
Direct audio input
Direct input (unmodulated) audio measurements are limited by the low-frequency input range of 9 kHz in the RSA6000 Series.
Audio measurements
Signal Power, Audio Frequency (+Peak, -Peak, Peak-Peak/2, RMS), SINAD, Modulation Distortion, S/N, Total Harmonic Distortion, Total Non-harmonic Distortion, Hum and Noise
Direct input frequency range (for audio measurements only)
9 kHz to 10 MHz
Maximum audio frequency span
10 MHz
Audio frequency accuracy
±0.2 Hz
Signal power accuracy
±1.5 dB
Residuals (rate: 10 kHz, input level: 1.0 V)
THD
0.1%
Distortion
0.8%
SINAD
42 dB
Phase noise and jitter measurements (Opt. 11)
Available displays
Phase noise vs. frequency, log-frequency scale
Carrier frequency range
30 MHz to maximum instrument frequency – less selected frequency offset range
Measurements
Carrier power, Frequency error, RMS phase noise, Jitter (time interval error), Residual FM
Residual Phase Noise
See Phase noise specifications
Phase noise and jitter integration bandwidth range

Minimum offset from carrier: 10 Hz

Maximum offset from carrier: 1 GHz

Number of traces
Trace and measurement functions

Detection: average or ±Peak

Smoothing Averaging

Optimization: speed or dynamic range

Settling time, frequency, and phase (Opt. 12)1

1Measured input signal level > -20 dBm, Attenuator: Auto.

Available displays
Frequency settling vs. time, Phase settling vs. time
Settled frequency uncertainty, 95% confidence (typical), at stated measurement frequencies, bandwidths, and # of averages
Measurement frequency: 1 GHz
Averages Frequency uncertainty at stated measurement bandwidth
110 MHz 10 MHz 1 MHz 100 kHz
Single measurement 2 kHz 100 Hz 10 Hz 1 Hz
100 averages 200 Hz 10 Hz 1 Hz 0.1 Hz
1000 averages 50 Hz 2 Hz 1 Hz 0.05 Hz
Measurement frequency: 10 GHz
Averages Frequency uncertainty at stated measurement bandwidth
110 MHz 10 MHz 1 MHz 100 kHz
Single measurement 5 kHz 100 Hz 10 Hz 5 Hz
100 averages 300 Hz 10 Hz 1 Hz 0.5 Hz
1000 averages 100 Hz 5 Hz 0.5 Hz 0.1 Hz
Measurement frequency: 20 GHz
Averages Frequency uncertainty at stated measurement bandwidth
110 MHz 10 MHz 1 MHz 100 kHz
Single measurement 2 kHz 100 Hz 10 Hz 5 Hz
100 averages 200 Hz 10 Hz 1 Hz 0.5 Hz
1000 averages 100 Hz 5 Hz 0.5 Hz 0.2 Hz
Settled phase uncertainty, 95% confidence (typical), at stated measurement frequencies, bandwidths, and # of averages
Measurement frequency: 1 GHz
Averages Phase uncertainty at stated measurement bandwidth
110 MHz 10 MHz 1 MHz
Single measurement 1.00° 0.50° 0.50°
100 averages 0.10° 0.05° 0.05°
1000 averages 0.05° 0.01° 0.01°
Measurement frequency: 10 GHz
Averages Phase uncertainty at stated measurement bandwidth
110 MHz 10 MHz 1 MHz
Single measurement 1.5° 1.00° 0.50°
100 averages 0.20° 0.10° 0.05°
1000 averages 0.10° 0.05° 0.02°
Measurement frequency: 20 GHz
Averages Phase uncertainty at stated measurement bandwidth
110 MHz 10 MHz 1 MHz
Single measurement 1.00° 0.50° 0.50°
100 averages 0.10° 0.05° 0.05°
1000 averages 0.05° 0.02° 0.02°
Gain and Noise Figure (Option 14)
Measurements (tabular)
Noise Figure, Gain, Y-Factor, Noise Temperature, P-Hot, P-Cold
Measurements (displays)
Noise Figure, Gain, Y-Factor, Noise Temperature, Uncertainty Calculator
Single frequency measurements
When Single Frequency mode is selected, each display acts as a meter and single-value readout for each selected trace in the measurement
Measurement configurations
Direct, Up-Converter, Down-Converter
Frequency modes
Single Frequency, Swept (Center+Span or Start-Stop), Frequency Table; 1 to 999 measurement points
Noise source
Constant ENR or tabular entry; entry fields for noise source model and type
Noise sources supported
NoiseCom NC346 series and similar models from other manufacturers
Noise source control
+28 V switched output, rear panel
External gain/loss tables
3 tables or constants available for gain or loss
Measurement control settings
Source settling time, reference temperature, RBW(50 Hz to 10 MHz), Average count(1 to 100)
Instrument input control settings
Attenuator value, Preamp On/Off
Trace controls
3 traces per display: Ave(VRMS), Max-hold, Min-hold trace functions
Display scaling
Auto or manual: Auto resets scale after each measurement
Markers
Up to 5 markers on any trace; Absolute and Delta marker functions
Limit mask testing
Positive and negative limits may be applied to noise figure, gain, Y-factor traces; limits and Pass/Fail indicated on screen
Uncertainty calculator
Provides noise figure and gain measurement uncertainty based on user-entered values for ENR, external preamp, external preamp, and spectrum analyzer parameters
Application preset for Noise Figure and Gain
Sets the analyzer to measure Gain, Noise Figure, and the Measurement Table. Sets attenuation to zero, preamplifier ON, and acquisition mode to best for minimum noise
Performance
Specification Description
Frequency range 10 MHz to maximum frequency of instrument (nominal)
Noise figure measurement range 0 to 30 dB (nominal)
Gain measurement range -10 to 30 dB (nominal)
Noise figure and gain measurement resolution 0.01 dB (nominal)
Noise figure measurement error ±0.1 dB (typical) 1
Gain measurement error ±0.1 dB (typical) 1

Note: These conditions for Noise Figure and Gain specifications apply: Operating temperature 18 to 28 deg. C, after 20 minute warmup with internal preamp ON, immediately after internal alignment. Specified error includes only the error of the spectrum analyzer. Uncertainty from errors in ENR source level, external amplifier gain, low SN ratio and measurement system mismatch are not included, and can all be estimated using the uncertainty calculator included in the software.

1For (ENR of noise source) > (measured noise figure + 4 dB)

Advanced measurement suite (Opt. 20)
Available displays
Pulse results table, Pulse trace (selectable by pulse number), Pulse statistics (trend of pulse results, FFT of trend, and histogram), Cumulative Statistics, Cumulative Histogram and Pulse-Ogram.
Measurements
Average on power, Peak power, Average transmitted power, Pulse width, Rise time, Fall time, Repetition interval (seconds), Repetition rate (Hz), Duty factor (%), Duty factor (ratio), Ripple (dB), Ripple (%), Droop (dB), Droop (%), Overshoot (dB), Overshoot (%), Pulse frequency, Delta frequency, Pulse-Ref Pulse frequency difference, Pulse-Ref Pulse Phase difference, Pulse-Pulse frequency difference, Pulse-Pulse phase difference, RMS frequency error, Max frequency error, RMS phase error, Max phase error, Frequency deviation, Phase deviation, Impulse response (dB), Impulse response (time), Time stamp
Minimum pulse width for detection
150 ns (standard), 50 ns (Opt. 110)
Number of pulses1
1 to 200,000; offline analysis of more than 40,000 continuous pulses is recommended using fast frame mode and fast save option

1Actual number depends on time length, pulse bandwidth and instrument configuration.

System rise time (typical)
<25 ns (standard), <10 ns (Opt. 110)
Pulse measurement accuracy
Signal conditions: Unless otherwise stated, pulse width >450 ns (150 ns, Opt. 110), S/N ratio ≥30 dB, duty cycle 0.5 to 0.001, temperature 18 °C to 28 °C
Impulse response

Measurement range: 15 to 40 dB across the width of the chirp

Measurement accuracy (typical): ±2 dB for a signal 40 dB in amplitude and delayed 1% to 40% of the pulse chirp width1

1Chirp width 100 MHz, pulse width 10 μs, minimum signal delay 1% of pulse width or 10/(chirp bandwidth), whichever is greater, and minimum 2000 sample points during pulse on-time.

Impulse response weighting
Taylor window
Pulse measurement performance
Pulse amplitude and timing
Measurement Accuracy (Typical)
Average On Power 1 ±0.3 dB + absolute amplitude accuracy
Average Transmitted Power 2 ±0.4 dB + absolute amplitude accuracy
Peak Power 3 ±0.4 dB + absolute amplitude accuracy
Pulse Width ±3% of reading
Duty Factor ±3% of reading

1Pulse Width >300 ns (100 ns, Opt. 110).

2Pulse Width >300 ns (100 ns, Opt. 110).

3Pulse Width >300 ns (100 ns, Opt. 110).

Frequency and phase error referenced to nonchirped signal
At stated frequencies and measurement bandwidths, 1 typical.
20 MHz bandwidth
Center frequency Abs. freq err (RMS) Pulse-pulse freq Pulse-pulse phase
2 GHz ±5 kHz ±13 kHz ±0.3°
10 GHz ±5 kHz ±40 kHz ±0.6°
20 GHz ±8 kHz ±60 kHz ±1.3°
40 MHz bandwidth
Center frequency Abs. freq err (RMS) Pulse-pulse freq Pulse-pulse phase
2 GHz ±10 kHz ±30 kHz ±.35°
10 GHz ±10 kHz ±50 kHz ±0.75°
20 GHz ±20 kHz ±60 kHz ±1.3°
60 MHz bandwidth (Opt. 110)
Center frequency Abs. freq err (RMS) Pulse-pulse freq Pulse-pulse phase
2 GHz ±30 kHz ±70 kHz ±0.5°
10 GHz ±30 kHz ±150 kHz ±0.75°
20 GHz ±50 kHz ±275 kHz ±1.5°
110 MHz bandwidth (Opt. 110)
Center frequency Abs. freq err (RMS) Pulse-pulse freq Pulse-pulse phase
2 GHz ±50 kHz ±170 kHz ±0.6°
10 GHz ±50 kHz ±150 kHz ±0.75°
20 GHz ±100 kHz ±300 kHz ±1.5°

1Pulse ON Power ≥ -20 dBm, signal peak at Reference Level, Attenuator = Auto, tmeas- treference≤ 10 ms, Frequency Estimation: Manual. Pulse-to-Pulse Measurement time position excludes the beginning and ending of the pulse extending for a time = (10 / Measurement BW) as measured from 50% of the t(rise)or t(fall). Absolute Frequency Error determined over center 50% of pulse.

Frequency and phase error referenced to a linear chirp
At stated frequencies and measurement bandwidths 1, typical. Signal type: Linear Chirp, Peak-to-Peak Chirp Deviation: ≤0.8 Measurement BW.
20 MHz bandwidth
Center frequency Abs. freq err (RMS) Pulse-pulse freq Pulse-pulse phase
2 GHz ±10 kHz ±25 kHz ±0.4°
10 GHz ±15 kHz ±30 kHz ±0.9°
20 GHz ±25 kHz ±50 kHz ±1.8°
40 MHz bandwidth
Center frequency Abs. freq err (RMS) Pulse-pulse freq Pulse-pulse phase
2 GHz ±12 kHz ±40 kHz ±0.4°
10 GHz ±15 kHz ±50 kHz ±1.0°
20 GHz ±30 kHz ±130 kHz ±2.0°
60 MHz bandwidth (Opt. 110)
Center frequency Abs. freq err (RMS) Pulse-pulse freq Pulse-pulse phase
2 GHz ±60 kHz ±130 kHz ±0.5°
10 GHz ±60 kHz ±150 kHz ±1.0°
20 GHz ±75 kHz ±200 kHz ±2.0°
110 MHz bandwidth (Opt. 110)
Center frequency Abs. freq err (RMS) Pulse-pulse freq Pulse-pulse phase
2 GHz ±75 kHz ±275 kHz ±0.6°
10 GHz ±75 kHz ±300 kHz ±1.0°
20 GHz ±125 kHz ±500 kHz ±2.0°

1Pulse ON Power ≥ -20 dBm, signal peak at Reference Level, Attenuator = Auto, tmeas- treference≤ 10 ms, Frequency Estimation: Manual. Pulse-to-Pulse Measurement time position excludes the beginning and ending of the pulse extending for a time = (10 / Measurement BW) as measured from 50% of the t(rise)or t(fall). Absolute Frequency Error determined over center 50% of pulse.

Digital modulation analysis (Opt. 21)
Available displays
Constellation diagram, EVM vs. time, Symbol table (binary or hexadecimal), Magnitude and phase error versus time, and signal quality, Demodulated IQ vs. time, Eye diagram, Trellis diagram, Frequency deviation vs. time
Modulation formats
π/2DBPSK, BPSK, SBPSK, QPSK, DQPSK, π/4DQPSK, D8PSK, D16PSK, 8PSK, OQPSK, SOQPSK, CPM, 16/32-APSK, 16/32/64/128/256QAM, MSK, GMSK, 2-FSK, 4-FSK, 8-FSK, 16-FSK, C4FM
Analysis period
Up to 81,000 samples
Filter types
Measurement filters
Square-root raised cosine, Raised cosine, Gaussian, Rectangular, IS-95, IS-95 EQ, C4FM-P25, Half-sine, None, User defined
Reference filters
Raised cosine, Gaussian, Rectangular, IS-95, SBPSK-MIL, SOQPSK-MIL, SOQPSK-ARTM, none, user defined
Alpha/B*T range
0.001 to 1, 0.001 step
Measurements

Constellation, Error vector magnitude (EVM) vs. Time, Modulation error ratio (MER), Magnitude error vs. Time, Phase error vs. Time, Signal quality, Symbol table, Rho

FSK only: Frequency deviation, Symbol timing error

Symbol rate range
1 kS/s to 100 MS/s (modulated signal must be contained entirely within acquisition BW of the instrument)
Digital (Opt. 21)
QPSK residual EVM (typical)1
100 kS/s
<0.5%
1 MS/s
<0.5%
10 MS/s
<0.6%
30 MS/s
<1.5%
80 MS/s (Opt. 110)
<2.0%

1CF = 2 GHz, Measurement Filter = root raised cosine, Reference Filter = raised cosine,Analysis Length = 200 symbols.

256 QAM residual EVM (typical)1
10 MS/s
<0.5%
30 MS/s
<0.8%
80 MS/s (Opt. 110)
<0.8%

1CF = 2 GHz, Measurement Filter = root raised cosine, Reference Filter = raised cosine,Analysis Length = 400 symbols.

Offset QPSK residual EVM (typical)1
100 kS/s
<0.5%
1 MS/s
<0.5%
10 MS/s
<1.4%

1CF = 2 GHz, Measurement Filter = root raised cosine, Reference Filter = raised cosine, Analysis Length = 400 symbols.

S-OQPSK (MIL, ARTM) residual EVM (typical)1
4 kS/s, CF = 250 MHz
<0.5%
20 kS/s
<0.5%
100 kS/s
<0.5%
1 MS/s
<0.5%

1CF = 2 GHz unless otherwise noted. Reference Filters: MIL STD, ARTM, Measurement Filter: none.

S-BPSK (MIL) residual EVM (typical)1
4 kS/s, CF = 250 MHz
<0.4%
20 kS/s
<0.5%
100 kS/s
<0.5%
1 MS/s
<0.5%

1CF = 2 GHz unless otherwise noted. Reference Filter: MIL STD.

CPM (MIL) residual EVM (typical)1
4 kS/s, CF = 250 MHz
<0.5%
20 kS/s
<0.5%
100 kS/s
<0.5%
1 MS/s
<0.5%

1CF = 2 GHz unless otherwise noted. Reference Filter: MIL STD.

2/4/8/16 FSK residual RMS FSK error (typical)1
10 kS/s, deviation 10 kHz
<0.6%

1CF = 2 GHz. Reference Filter: None, Measurement Filter: None.

Adaptive equalizer characteristics
Type
Linear, decision-directed, feed-forward (FIR) equalizer with co-efficient adaptation and adjustable convergence rate
Modulation types supported
BPSK, QPSK, OQPSK, π/2DBPSK, π/4DQPSK, 8PSK, 8DPSK, 16DPSK, 16/32/64/128/256QAM
Reference filters for all modulation types except OQPSK
Raised cosine, rectangular, none
Reference filters for OQPSK
Raised cosine, half sine
Filter length
3 to 2001 taps
Taps/Symbol: raised cosine, half sine
1, 2, 4, 8 
Taps/Symbol: rectangular filter, no filter
Equalizer controls
Off, train, hold, reset
Flexible OFDM characteristics (Opt. 22)
Available displays
Constellation, scalar measurement summary, EVM or power vs. carrier, symbol table (binary or hexadecimal)
Recallable standards
WiMAX 802.16-2004, WLAN 802.11a/g/j/p
Parameter settings
Guard interval, subcarrier spacing, channel bandwidth
Advanced parameter settings

Constellation detect: auto; manual select (BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM)

Symbol analysis offset: (–100% to 0%)

Pilot tracking: phase, amplitude, Timing

Swap I and Q: Enable/Disable

Summary measurements

Symbol clock error, frequency error, average power, Peak-to-Average, CPE

EVM (RMS and peak) for all carriers, plot carriers, data carriers

OFDM parameters: number of symbols, frequency error, symbol clock error, IQ origin offset, CPE, average power, Peak-to-Average Power

EVM (RMS and peak) for all subcarriers, pilot subcarriers, data subcarriers

Displays

EVM vs. Symbol, vs. Subcarrier

Subcarrier Power vs. Symbol, vs. Subcarrier

Subcarrier Constellation

Symbol Data Table

Mag Error vs. Symbol, vs. Subcarrier

Phase Error vs. Symbol, vs. Subcarrier

Channel Frequency Response

Residual EVM

-49 dB (WiMAX 802.16-2004, 5 MHz BW)

-49 dB (WLAN 802.11g, 20 MHz BW)

Signal input power optimized for best EVM

WLAN IEEE802.11a/b/g/j/p (Opt. 23)
General characteristics
Modulation formats
DBPSK (DSSS-1M), DQPSK (DSSS-2M), CCK 5.5M, CCK 11M , OFDM (BPSK, QPSK, 16 or 64QAM)
Measurements and displays

Burst Index, Burst Power, Peak to Average Burst Power, IQ Origin Offset, Frequency Error, Common Pilot Error, Symbol Clock Error

RMS and Peak EVM for Pilots/Data, Peak EVM located per Symbol and Subcarrier

Packet Header Format Information

Average Power and RMS EVM per section of the header

WLAN Power vs. Time, WLAN Symbol Table, WLAN Constellation

Spectrum Emission Mask, Spurious

Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) vs. Symbol (or Time), vs. Subcarrier (or Frequency)

Mag Error vs. Symbol (or Time), vs. Subcarrier (or Frequency)

Phase Error vs. Symbol (or Time), vs. Subcarrier (or Frequency)

WLAN Channel Frequency Response vs. Symbol (or Time), vs. Subcarrier (or Frequency)

WLAN Spectral Flatness vs. Symbol (or Time), vs. Subcarrier (or Frequency)

Residual EVM - 802.11b (CCK-11Mbps)

RMS-EVM over 1000 chips, EQ On; 2.4 GHz: 1.1% (-39.3 dB), typical, 0.95% (-40.5 dB) typical-mean

Signal input power optimized for best EVM

Residual EVM - 802.11a/g/j (OFDM, 20 MHz, 64-QAM)

2.4 GHz: –49 dB; 5.8 GHz: –48 dB typical, –49 dB typical-mean; (RMS-EVM averaged over 20 bursts, 16 symbols each)

Signal input power optimized for best EVM

WLAN IEEE802.11n (Opt. 24)
General characteristics
Modulation formats
SISO, OFDM (BPSK, QPSK, 16 or 64QAM)
Measurements and displays

Burst Index, Burst Power, Peak to Average Burst Power, IQ Origin Offset, Frequency Error, Common Pilot Error, Symbol Clock Error,

RMS and Peak EVM for Pilots/Data, Peak EVM located per Symbol and Subcarrier

Packet Header Format Information

Average Power and RMS EVM per section of the header

WLAN Power vs. Time, WLAN Symbol Table, WLAN Constellation

Spectrum Emission Mask, Spurious

Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) vs. Symbol (or Time), vs. Subcarrier (or Frequency)

Mag Error vs. Symbol (or Time), vs. Subcarrier (or Frequency)

Phase Error vs. Symbol (or Time), vs. Subcarrier (or Frequency)

WLAN Channel Frequency Response vs. Symbol (or Time), vs. Subcarrier (or Frequency)

WLAN Spectral Flatness vs. Symbol (or Time), vs. Subcarrier (or Frequency)

Residual EVM - 802.11n (40 MHz, 64-QAM)

–45 dB typical, –47 dB typical-mean (5.8 GHz, RMS-EVM averaged over 20 bursts, 16 symbols each)

Signal input power optimized for best EVM

WLAN IEEE802.11ac (Opt. 25)
General characteristics
Modulation formats
SISO, OFDM (BPSK, QPSK, 16, 64, 256QAM)
Measurements and displays

Burst Index, Burst Power, Peak to Average Burst Power, IQ Origin Offset, Frequency Error, Common Pilot Error, Symbol Clock Error,

RMS and Peak EVM for Pilots/Data, Peak EVM located per Symbol and Subcarrier

Packet Header Format Information

Average Power and RMS EVM per section of the header

WLAN Power vs. Time, WLAN Symbol Table, WLAN Constellation

Spectrum Emission Mask, Spurious

Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) vs. Symbol (or Time), vs. Subcarrier (or Frequency)

Mag Error vs. Symbol (or Time), vs. Subcarrier (or Frequency)

Phase Error vs. Symbol (or Time), vs. Subcarrier (or Frequency)

WLAN Channel Frequency Response vs. Symbol (or Time), vs. Subcarrier (or Frequency)

WLAN Spectral Flatness vs. Symbol (or Time), vs. Subcarrier (or Frequency)

Residual EVM - 802.11ac (256-QAM)
–42 dB typical, –44.6 dB typical-mean (5.8 GHz, 80 MHz RMS-EVM averaged over 20 bursts, 16 symbols each)
Signal input power optimized for best EVM
Bluetooth (Option 27)
 
Basic Rate, Bluetooth Low Energy, Enhanced Data Rate - Revision 4.2 
Measurements and displays

Peak power, average power, adjacent channel power or inband emission mask,

-20 dB bandwidth, frequency error, modulation characteristics including ΔF1avg (11110000),

ΔF2avg (10101010), ΔF2 > 115 kHz, ΔF2/ΔF1 ratio, frequency deviation vs. time with packet and octet

level measurement information, carrier frequency f0, frequency offset (Preamble and Payload), max

frequency offset, frequency drift f1-f0, max drift rate fn-f0and fn-fn-5, center frequency

offset table and frequency drift table, color-coded symbol table, packet header decoding information,

eye diagram, constellation diagram

Output power (average and peak)
Level uncertainty
Refer to instrument amplitude and flatness specification
Measurement range
> -70 dBm
Modulation characteristics (ΔF1avg, ΔF2avg, ΔF2avg/ ΔF1avg, ΔF2max ≥115 kHz)
Deviation range
± 280 kHz
Deviation uncertainty (at 0 dBm)
< 2 kHz + instrument frequency uncertainty (Basic Rate)

< 3 kHz + instrument frequency uncertainty (Low Energy)

Measurement resolution
10 Hz
Measurement range
Nominal channel frequency ±100 kHz
Initial Carrier Frequency Tolerance (ICFT)
Measurement uncertainty (at 0 dBm)
<1 kHz + instrument frequency uncertainty
Measurement resolution
10 Hz
Measurement range
Nominal channel frequency ±100 kHz
Carrier frequency drift
Supported measurements

Max freq. offset, drift f1- f0, max drift fn-f0, max drift fn-fn-5(50 μs)

Measurement uncertainty
< 1 kHz + instrument frequency uncertainty
Measurement resolution
10 Hz
Measurement range
Nominal channel frequency ±100 kHz
In-band emissions and ACP
Level uncertainty
Refer to instrument amplitude and flatness specification
LTE Downlink RF measurements (Opt. 28)
Standard Supported
3GPP TS 36.141 Version 12.5 
Frame Format supported
FDD and TDD
Measurements and Displays Supported
Adjacent Channel Leakage Ratio (ACLR), Spectrum Emission Mask (SEM), Channel Power, Occupied Bandwidth, Power vs. Time showing Transmitter OFF power for TDD signals and LTE constellation diagram for PSS, SSS with Cell ID, Group ID, Sector ID and Frequency Error.
ACLR with E-UTRA bands (Nominal, with Noise Correction)
1st Adjacent Channel

72 dB

2nd Adjacent Channel

73 dB

APCO P25 measurement (Option 26)
Modulation formats
Phase 1 (C4FM), Phase 2 (HCPM, HDQPSK)
Measurements and displays
RF output power, operating frequency accuracy, modulation emission spectrum,

unwanted emissions spurious, adjacent channel power ratio, frequency deviation,

modulation fidelity, frequency error, eye diagram, symbol table, symbol rate accuracy,

transmitter power and encoder attack time, transmitter throughput delay, frequency

deviation vs. time, power vs. time, transient frequency behavior, HCPM transmitter logical

channel peak adjacent channel power ratio, HCPM transmitter logical channel off slot power,

HCPM transmitter logical channel power envelope, HCPM transmitter logical channel time alignment

Residual modulation fidelity
Phase 1 (C4FM)
≤1.0% typical
Phase 2 (HCPM)
≤0.5% typical
Phase 2 (HDQPSK)
≤0.4% typical
Adjacent channel power ratio 1
25 kHz offset from the center and bandwidth of 6 kHz
-71 dBc typical
62.5 kHz offset from the center and bandwidth of 6 kHz
-72 dBc typical

1Measured with test signal amplitude adjusted for optimum performance if necessary. Measured with Averaging, 10 waveforms.

Mapping and field strength (Option MAP)
RF field strength
Signal strength indicator
Located at right-side of display
Measurement bandwidth
Up to 165 MHz, dependent on span and RBW setting
Tone type
Variable frequency
Mapping
Map types directly supported
Pitney Bowes MapInfo (*.mif), Bitmap (*.bmp), Open Street Maps (.osm)
Saved measurement results

Measurement data files (exported results)

Map file used for the measurements

Google earth KMZ file

Recallable results files (trace and setup files)

MapInfo-compatible MIF/MID files

Modulation analysis accuracy
AM demodulation accuracy

±2%

0 dBm input at center

Carrier frequency 1 GHz, 10 to 60% modulation depth, 1 kHz/5 kHz Input/Modulated frequency

PM demodulation accuracy

±3°

0 dBm input at center

Carrier frequency 1 GHz, 400 hz/1 kHz Input/Modulated frequency

FM demodulation accuracy

±1% of span

0 dBm input at center

Carrier frequency 1 GHz, 1 kHz/5 kHz Input/Modulated frequency

Inputs and outputs
Front panel
Display
Touch panel, 10.4 in. (264 mm)
Planar crown™ RF input connector

Type-N Female (RSA6106B and RSA6114B)

3.5 mm Male (RSA6120B only)

SMA (m) to SMA (f) adapter (RSA6120B only)

Trigger out
BNC, High: >2.0 V, Low: <0.4 V, output current 1 mA (LVTTL), 50 Ω
Trigger in
BNC, 50 Ω/5 kΩ impedance (nominal), ±5 V max input, -2.5 V to +2.5 V trigger level
USB ports
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 1.1 
Audio
Speaker
Rear panel
10 MHz REF OUT
50 Ω, BNC, >0 dBm
External REF IN
50 Ω, BNC, -10 dBm - +6 dBm, 1 to 25 MHz in 1 MHz steps, plus 1.2288, 4.8, 19.6608, and 31.07 MHz
External REF IN frequency accuracy required
≤ ±0.3 ppm
Trig 2 / gate IN
BNC, High: 1.6 to 5.0 V, Low: 0 to 0.5 V
GPIB interface
IEEE 488.2 
LAN interface ethernet
Rj45, 10/100/1000base-t
USB ports
USB 2.0, two ports
VGA output
VGA compatible, 15 DSUB
Audio out
3.5 mm headphone jack
Noise source drive
BNC, +28 v, 140 mA (nominal)
General characteristics
Temperature range
Operating

+5 °C to +50 °C.

(+5 °C to +40 °C when accessing DVD)

Storage
–20 °C to +60 °C
Warm-up time
20 minutes
Altitude
Operating
Up to 3000 m (approximately 10,000 ft.)
Nonoperating
Up to 12,190 m (40,000 ft.)
Relative humidity
Operating and nonoperating
+40 °C at 95% relative humidity, meets intent of EN 60068-2-30. 1

1Frequency amplitude response may vary up to ±3 dB at +40 °C and greater than 45% relative humidity.

Vibration
Operating (except when equipped with option 56 removable SSD)
0.22GRMS . Profile = 0.00010 g2 /Hz at 5-350 Hz, -3 dB/Octave slope from 350-500 Hz, 0.00007 g2 /Hz at 500 Hz, 3 Axes at 10 min/axis
Nonoperating
2.28GRMS . Profile = 0.0175 g2 /Hz at 5-100 Hz, -3 dB/Octave slope from 100-200 Hz, 0.00875 g2 /Hz at 200-350 Hz,-3 dB/Octave slope from 350-500 Hz, 0.006132 g2 /Hz at 500 Hz, 3 Axes at 10 min/axis
Shock
Operating
15 G, half-sine, 11 ms duration. (1 G max when accessing DVD and Opt. 56 Removable HDD)
Non-operating
30 g, half-sine, 11 ms duration
Safety

L 61010-1:2004 

CSA C22.2 No.61010-1-04 

Electromagnetic compatibility

Complies with EU council EMC directive 2004/108/EC

Complies with EN61326, Class A

Power requirements

90 V AC to 240 V AC, 50 Hz to 60 Hz

90 V AC to 132 V AC, 400 Hz

Power consumption
450 W max
Data storage
Internal HDD, USB ports, DVD±RW (Opt. 59), Removable HDD (Opt. 56)
Calibration interval
One year
Warranty
One year
GPIB
SCPI-compatible, IEEE488.2 compliant
Physical characteristics
Dimensions (with feet)
Height
282 mm (11.1 in.)
Width
473 mm (18.6 in.)
Depth
531 mm (20.9 in.)
Weight
With all options
kg lb
26.4  58 
Last Modified: 2018-01-29 04:00:00
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