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SignalVu-PC

SignalVu-PC is the foundation of RF and vector signal analysis software that helps you easily validate RF designs. Whether your design validation needs include EMI/EMC pre-compliance testing, wideband radar, wireless LAN or frequency-hopping communications, the SignalVu-PC comprehensive suite of tools and application software can speed your time-to-insight by showing you the time-variant behavior of these signals.

SignalVu-PC's free base version has 17 signal analysis and real-time spectrum analysis, with paid add on options for EMI/EMC pre-compliance testing and de-bugging, vector signal analysis, pulsed signal analysis, and commercial wireless signal analysis.

Key Features:

  • Analyzes waveforms acquired by Tektronix real-time signal analyzers and oscilloscopes
  • Analyze without acquisition hardware present
  • Analyze wideband designs
  • Extensive signal analysis for numerous applications, including: Wideband radar and pulsed RF signals, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, Commercial Wireless, EMC/EMI pre-compliance testing and debugging, and many more
Base Price
US $1,140 - US $53,500
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Analyze from your computer

SignalVu-PC vector signal analysis software uses the same analysis capabilities found in the RSA5000 and RSA6000 Series real-time signal analyzers. Time-correlated measurements can be made of frequency, phase, amplitude, and modulation versus time.

Acquisitions from the USB Spectrum Analyzers and all Tektronix MDO/MSO/DPO Series oscilloscopes, including the spectrum analyzer in the Mixed Domain Oscilloscope can be analyzed with SignalVu-PC, adding deep analysis capabilities to these broadband acquisition systems. Signals acquired with RSAs and Specmon can also be analyzed with all post-acquisition analysis capabilities of those instruments.

EMI/EMC pre-compliance testing

SignalVu-PC now supports EMC pre-compliance testing with EMCVu. EMCVu is an all-in-one software solution for EMI/EMC pre-compliance testing and troubleshooting that runs on your own PC. This gives you an easy, fast, accurate and affordable way to determine if your product designs are ready to submit to the test house for EMI/EMC radiation emission compliance testing. This is done through push button support for multiple standards, automated multiple measurement/multiple format reporting, ambient noise calibration and comparison, harmonic markers and faster scans using peak detector and spot measurements with quasi-peak and average detector failures.

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Optional applications tailored for your RF applications

The basic SignalVu-PC enables spectrum analysis, RF power and statistics, spectrograms, amplitude, frequency and phase vs. time, and analog modulation measurements. Applications are available for P25, Bluetooth, LTE, Mapping, Playback of recorded files, WLAN, settling time, audio, modulation, pulse, and OFDM analysis. Wideband satellite and point-to-point microwave links can be directly observed with SignalVu-PC analysis software. Settling time measurements (SVT) 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.

Add more than 15 advanced measurements -- FREE for 30 days

The free base software comes with 17 standard measurements. We also offer upgrades to more than 15 advanced measurements. These additional measurements are available for any of the platforms supported by SignalVu-PC or SignalVu.

Try any application upgrade free for 30 days. Buy only those you need.

First download the free SignalVu-PC software, then enable the application trials of your choice. Upgrades are available as a node locked or floating version. Node locked licenses let you move to a new PC three times. Floating licenses allow selected users to manage individual licenses. All trials are floating licenses.

SignalVu-PC Advanced Measurements  

EMCVu: Pre-compliance testing and troubleshooting

  • Automated and easy to Set-Up Wizard
  • Push button support for FCC, MIL-STD, DEF-STAN and CISPR regulations
  • Automated multiple measurement/multiple format reporting
  • Ambient noise calibration and comparison
  • Harmonic markers and faster scans using peak detector and spot measurements with quasi-peak and average detector failures
1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable EMCVU 30-day trail
3 Request a quote on EMCVUFL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on SVPNL-SVPC (node-locked license)

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 SVP: Advanced Signal Analysis(including pulse measurements)

  • Automatically characterize pulses with up to 27 different vector and scalar measurements
  • Pulse table presents results of all measurements
  • Statistical measurements like Histograms to display pulse measurements over many pulses
  • Individual pulse traces available for all of the measurements
  • Save results for further analysis
1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable SVP 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on SVPFL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on SVPNL-SVPC (node-locked license)
 

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 SVA: AM/FM/PM/Direct Audio Analysis

  • Audio measurements for AM/FM/PM signals
  • SINAD, Total Harmonic Distortion, Noise, Hum
  • High pass filters, low pass filters, deemphasize filters both preset and user settable. 
1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable SVA 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on SVAFL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on SVANL-SVPC (node-locked license)
 

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 SVT: Settling Time (Frequency and Phase) Measurement

  • Measure time for signal to settle to within a frequency or phase range
  • Frequency and settling time for devices like Phase Locked Loops
  • User definable mask and definition of settling times from external trigger or internal trigger on analyzer
1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable SVT 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on SVTFL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on SVTNL-SVPC (node-locked license)
 

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 SVM: General Purpose Modulation Analysis

  • Includes Error Vector Magnitude, Modulation Error Rate, Constellation Diagrams, and more measurements
  • Support for 27 different modulation schemes, including 256 QAM, CPM, nFSK, and others
  • Sync word search to lock on constellations, Burst Mode to detect and analyze modulation quality on bursted signals
  • Useful for measuring modulation quality of Zigbee, Bluetooth EDR, TETRA, and DVB-S devices
1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable SVM 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on SVMFL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on SVMNL-SVPC (node-locked license)
 

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 SVO: General Purpose Modulation Analysis

  • Allows OFDM analysis for signals that are close in format to 802.11a or 802.16.d (fixed WiMAX) signals
1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable SVO 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on SVOFL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on SVONL-SVPC (node-locked license)
 

CON: SignalVu-PC live link to the MDO4000B/C series

  • Control the MDO4000B/C Mixed Domain Oscilloscope with a separate PC running any or all of the SignalVu-PC options
1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable CON 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on CONFL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on CONNL-SVPC (node-locked license)
 

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 SV23: WLAN 802.11a/b/g/j/p measurement application

  • Physical layer RF transmitter measurements as defined in the IEEE standards for 802.11a/b/g/j/p Wireless LAN
  • Summary display with key measurements reported
1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable SV23 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on SV23FL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on SV23NL-SVPC (node-locked license)
 

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 SV24: WLAN 802.11n measurement application (requires application SV23)

  • Physical layer RF transmitter measurements as defined in the IEEE standards for SISO 802.11n Wireless LAN
  • Summary display with key measurements reported
1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable SV24 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on SV24FL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on SV24NL-SVPC (node-locked license)
 

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 SV25: WLAN 802.11ac measurement application (requires application SV24)

  • Physical layer RF transmitter measurements as defined in the IEEE standards for SISO 802.11ac Wireless LAN for up to 20, 40, 80, and 160 MHz measurements
  • Summary display with key measurements reported
1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable SV25 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on SV25FL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on SV25NL-SVPC (node-locked license)
 

SV2C: Bundle of Live Link to MDO4000B/C and WLAN 802.11a/b/g/j/p/n/ac measurements (includes applications CON, SV23, SV24 and SV25)

 

See Applications SV23, SV24, SV25

1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable SV2C 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on SV2CFL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on SV2CNL-SVPC (node-locked license)
 

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 MAP: Mapping

  • Integrates measurements from SignalVu-PC to place on map, can be used outdoors with Global Satellite Navigation receiver or indoors
  • Integrates with GPS and other Global Satellite Navigation receivers
  • Plot measurements repetitively based on time or distance travelled
1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable MAP 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on MAPFL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on MAPNL-SVPC (node-locked license)
 

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 SV26: APCO P25 measurement application

  • Phase 1 and Phase 2 APCO P25 measurements
  • Easy to capture and analyze signals to quickly determine signal quality and timing
  • Summary display shows key results
1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable SV26 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on SV26FL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on SV26NL-SVPC (node-locked license)
 

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 SV27: Bluetooth Basic LE TX SIG measurements

  • Physical layer RF measurements for Bluetooth Basic and Bluetooth Low Energy, per the Bluetooth SIG specifications
  • Demodulation and symbol information with simple presets for different test setups
  • Automatic measurements for Bluetooth Low Energy and Basic Rate
  • Detection for Bluetooth Enhanced Data Rate packets 
1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable SV27 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on SV27FL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on SV27NL-SVPC (node-locked license)
 

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 SV28: LTE downlink (eNB) RF measurements

  • RF measurements (ACLR, SEM, Channel Power, OBW) per 3GPP TS version 12.5, in addition to Cell ID detection
  • Support for both TDD and FDD frame format is included 
  • Presets and pass/fail information accelerate validation 
1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable SV28 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on SV28FL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on SV28NL-SVPC (node-locked license)
 

SV56: Playback of recorded files

  • Enables playback of R3F files using SignalVu-PC
  • Change analysis parameters like RBW, span
  • Make all measurements including DPX and AM/FM listening
1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable SV56 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on SV56FL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on SV56NL-SVPC (node-locked license)
 

SV54: Signal survey and classification

  • Define signals by frequency, bandwidth and shape
  • User-created database enables custom surveys of your region
  • Quickly determine new and unauthorized signals of interest
1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable SV54 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on SV54FL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on SV54NL-SVPC (node-locked license)
 

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 SV60: Cable and Antenna Test

When equipped with the option 04 tracking generator, the RSA500A/600A series makes one-port measurements on cables, devices and antennas and removes the need for expensive external reference source. Measurements include:

  • Distance to Fault
  • Return Loss
  • Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR)
1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable SV60 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on SV60FL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on SV60NL-SVPC (node-locked license)
 

 B800: For RSA7100A: Acquisition Bandwidth of 800 MHz

1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable B800 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on B800FL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on B800NL-SVPC (node-locked license)
 

 STREAM: For RSA7100A: Streaming data (required for RAID storage)

1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable STREAM 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on STREAMFL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on STREAMNL-SVPC (node-locked license)
 

 SV25H: For RSA7100A: WLAN 802.11ac measurement application

1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable SV25H 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on SV25HFL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on SV25HNL-SVPC (node-locked license)
 

 SVMH: For RSA7100A: General Purpose Modulation Analysis to work with analyzer of acquisition bandwidth less than or equal to 1 GHz

1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable SVMH 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on SVMHFL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on SVMHNL-SVPC (node-locked license)

 SVPH: For RSA7100A: Pulse Analysis to work with analyzer of acquisition bandwidth less than or equal to 1 GHz

1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable SVPH 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on SVPHFL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on SVPHNL-SVPC (node-locked license)
 

 TRIG: For RSA7100A: Advanced triggers to work with analyzer of acquisition bandwidth less than or equal to 1 GHz

1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable TRIG 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on TRIGFL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on TRIGNL-SVPC (node-locked license)
 

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SV31: Bluetooth 5 measurements (requires application SV27)

  • Physical layer RF measurements for Bluetooth 5 variants per the Bluetooth SIG specifications
  • Signal Quality Measurement such as Frequency deviation, offset and drift
  • System Level Debug with Packet Header Field Decoding
1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable SV31NL-SVPC 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on SV31FL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on SV31NL-SVPC (node-locked license)
 

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SVQP: CISPR Detectors

  • EMI/EMC Emission (Radiated/Conducted) pre-compliance and debug
  • Peak, Quasi-Peak, Average Detection per CISPR16
  • Available on Spectrum ( for debug) and Spurious (for pre-compliance)
1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable SVQPNL-SVPC 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on SVQPFL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on SVQPNL-SVPC (node-locked license)

RSA7100
PHASxx-SVPC: For RSA7100A: Phase Noise / Jitter Measurements

  • Automated phase noise or jitter measurements
  • Quick check of phase-locked signals
  • 10 Hz to 1 GHz frequency offset range
1 Download SignalVu-PC software
2 Enable PHASNL-SVPC 30-day trial
3 Request a quote on PHASFL-SVPC (floating license)
Request a quote on PHASNL-SVPC (node-locked license)

One user interface, many instruments

SignalVu-PC uses the same feature set and user interface that is found in the RSA5000, SPECMON, and RSA6000 Real-Time Spectrum and Signal Analyzers. Also, SignalVu-PC has the same feature set and user interface as the SignalVu options that are available on the MSO/DPO5000, DPO7000, MSO/DPO70000, and DPO70000SX Series Oscilloscopes.

Instrument Series Instrument Type Use Instrument Control
RSA306, RSA306B, RSA500 and RSA600 USB Spectrum Analyzer Connect to the USB Spectrum Analyzer to a PC with SignalVu-PC installed. Base version come with core capabilities. Add more application options as needed. Live instrument control through PC
RSA7100A Performance Spectrum Analyzer Base version comes with core capabilities. Add more application options as needed. Live instrument control through PC
MDO4000B/C Mixed Domain Oscilloscope Base Version comes with RF and Power measurements. Add more capabilities via options as needed. Requires option CON to provide live update. Live MDO4000B/C control through PC when option CON is added
MDO3000
MSO/DPO3000
MSO/DPO4000
Digital, Mixed Signal, and Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes Off line analysis of captured signals Not avaible
This video show you how to use the Harmonic Markers troubleshooting function within EMCVu software. This helpful tool is color coded to show when how your emissions and measure with margins and li...
4m 15s
New to SignalVu-PC? This video covers all the SignalVu-PC basics, including: measurement capabilities and basic settings and features.
5m 31s
Learn how to conduct wireless LAN parametric RF testing for the physical layer against the IEEE 802.11 standards, using the RSA607A Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer controlled from a PC powered by Sign...
7m 59s
EMCVu is a new software option that is available for purchase as a plug-in to SignalVu-PC.  It’s an all-in-one pre-compliance and debug solution for all real-time spectrum analyzers. Engineers now...
8m 8s
Application Engineer Alan Wolke shows basic vector signal properties of a 10.5 GHz pulse Doppler radar, such as spectrums over time, frequency deviation over time, and amplitude deviation over tim...
8m 46s
Digital demodulation is valuable for those who need to validate or characterize the quality of a digital communication channel. Measurements such as error vector magnitude (EVM), can tell you a lo...
6m 17s
Real-Time spectrum analysis is the practice of using specialized algorithms to significantly increase the number of spectrum processed per second. The main specification  associates with Real-Time...
6m 22s
Our newest version of SignalVu-PC comes with performance enhancements and new capabilities to help you do your job faster and more efficiently. This video includes details on numerous features, in...
5m 7s
Vector Signal Analysis is the basis for modern RF signal analyzers, and it relies on the fact that RF signal is down-converted to baseband I & Q signals, which are then digitized over a given ...
7m 2s
End to end measurement solutions from Tektronix enable researchers and designers to comprehensively and swiftly analyze, debug and test cutting-edge technology with greater speed and precision. Wa...
1m 21s
Watch this video to see how to test Bluetooth parameters for the physical layer using the RSA607A USB Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer with SignalVu-PC software.
4m 33s
This video discusses how to save and recall data in Real-Time spectrum analyzers, with some features that are unique to Tektronix solutions. We use SignalVu-PC and an RSA507A to demonstrate.
7m 27s
Pass EMI Compliance the first time by pre-testing your Bluetooth device in your own lab, using a USB Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer and SignalVu-PC software.
6m 23s
The Inspect tool allows you to build a list of suspect frequencies or load frequencies from previous emissions tests, with options to set detectors (like CISPR) and dwell time options. The harmoni...
7m 15s
Spectrum analysis (analyzing a signal in terms of amplitude vs. frequency) is still widely used by RF Engineers today. You can measure signal power, harmonics, occupied bandwidth and channel power...
5m 35s
Compare traces gives you the ability to compare traces captures at different points of time. You could be comparing traces before and after a fix you make in the board, you can compare traces in d...
7m 27s
RF Recording and Playback Solutions
Introduction to RF Record and Playback Spectrum management, RF interference analysis, signal acquisition, product testing and validation, RF system design, communication security, and academic research, all routinely perform or can benefit from the a

Literature Number: 37W-61289-0
Application Note 26 Feb 2020
Vector and RF Suite of Signal Analysis Software for PC

Literature Number: 37W-27973-15
Datasheet 04 Feb 2020
SignalVu-PC Vector Signal Analysis Software - V3.16.0014
SignalVu-PC VSA software brings the analysis engine of the Tektronix Real-Time Signal Analyzer (RTSA) to your computer, enabling you to analyze live signals from RSA306, RSA500, RSA600, RSA7100A Spectrum Analyzers and MDO4000B/C Series oscilloscopes,

Part Number: 066143419
Software 04 Feb 2020
SignalVu-PC Vector Signal Analysis Software - V3.23.0022
SignalVu-PC VSA software brings the analysis engine of the Tektronix Real-Time Signal Analyzer (RTSA) to your computer, enabling you to analyze live signals from RSA306, RSA500, RSA600, RSA7100A Spectrum Analyzers and MDO4000B/C Series oscilloscopes,

Part Number: 066143422
Software 04 Feb 2020
SignalVu-PC Vector Signal Analysis Software - Release Candidate - V3.17.0013
SignalVu-PC VSA software brings the analysis engine of the Tektronix Real-Time Signal Analyzer (RTSA) to your computer, enabling you to analyze live signals from RSA306, RSA500, RSA600, RSA7100A Spectrum Analyzers and MDO4000B/C Series oscilloscopes,

Part Number: 066143420
Software 04 Feb 2020
Spurious Emission Measurement on 5G NR Base Station Transmitters and Receivers
Conducting spurious emission tests are an important measurement for cellular base station transmitters and receivers on most wireless transmission technologies. The 5G New Radio (NR) refreshed 3GPP specifications based on LTE (long term evolution), b

Literature Number: 37W-61489-0
Application Note 04 Feb 2020
Detecting Drones Using a Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer
Flying drones can be fun. For RC and photography enthusiasts, a drone is a source of entertainment, and with a camera attached, provides breathtaking birds-eye views. For commercial and first responder purposes, a drone can be a valuable asset for in

Literature Number: 37W-61576-0
Application Note 04 Feb 2020
USB Spectrum Analyzers and SignalVu-PC FAQ
This document contains answers to questions about the RSA306/306B, RSA500A and RSA600A USB spectrum analyzers, and their associated SignalVu-PC software.  

Literature Number: 37W-60373-0
Fact Sheet 04 Feb 2020
EMI Pre-Compliance Testing and Troubleshooting with Tektronix EMCVu
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and the related electromagnetic interference (EMI) seems to be one of those necessary evils that must be overcome prior to marketing commercial or consumer electronic products, as well as military and aerospace equ

Literature Number: 37W-61518-0
Application Note 04 Feb 2020
Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems and Remote/Passive Keyless Entry
Today, more sophisticated and sensitive RF electronic components and devices are being included in automobiles. These advances have resulted in much safer, efficient, and connected vehicles. They have also created new challenges for RF testing and ve

Literature Number: 37W-61460-0
Application Note 04 Feb 2020
Selecting the Right Wireless Module
Wireless embedded modules (WiFi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy, ZigBee ...) have made simpler the development of IoT device hardware. Yet, there are many factors to consider when you are at the stage to choose one of them for your IoT hardware deve

Literature Number: 37W-60215-1
How-to Guide 04 Feb 2020
Advanced Radar Analysis: Tools for Measuring Modern Radar Application Note
With today's rapid advances in radar technology, developing and manufacturing highly specialized and innovative electronic products to detect radar signals takes leading-edge technology and tools. Tektronix innovative test equipment reduces testingu

Literature Number: 37W-23378-4
Application Note 04 Feb 2020
I received the following message about my floating license:  (This is a courtesy note to remind you that the checkout of 1 floating license(s) will soon expire.) Why am I receiving this message when I own the license?
The Floating Licenses are good forever; however, the checkout of the Floating License is good for for any duration from 4 hours up to 4 years, selectable at the time of check out.  After it reaches selected duration, it will automatically check itsel
Faq Id467516 15 Jan 2020
What are the primary differences between the DPO/MSO4000B, MDO4000, MDO4000B, and MDO4000C?
The 4000 Series Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes (MDO) continues to be the only true RF/Time domain syncronized instrument on the market. The major differences between revisions of the DPO/MSO/MDO4000 Series are described below. Please note the MDO4000C re
Faq Id72111 15 Jan 2020
After installing SignalVu-PC I encounter the following error. SignalVu-PC Error 1722. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package.  A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected.  Contact your support personnel or package vendor.  Action RegisterSidewinder, location: C:\Program Files\Tektronix\SignalVu-PC\, command: "C:\Program Files\Tektronix\SignalVu-PC\SignalVu-PC.exe" /register
There can be several reasons for the 1722 error.  The most common are:   1. In Dot Net 4.5 or greater installed?  If not try installing Dot Net 4.5 or higher.   2.  If you have Dot Net 4.5 or greater try repairing Dot Net Framework 4.5 on Windows
Faq Id72236 15 Jan 2020
What is the part number for the RSA306/306B, RSA503A/507A, RSA603A/607A demo kit?
Part number for the demo kit is RSA-DKIT The demo manual can be found here: https://www.tek.com/spectrum-analyzer/rsa306-usb-manual-2
Faq Id72176 15 Jan 2020