Base models for portable analysers range up to 44GHz
Base models introduced to the rugged R&S Spectrum Rider FPH analyser range take spectrum analysis capability up to 44GHz. They combine the functionality of benchtop instruments and the lightweight portability of a handheld instrument, says Rohde & Schwarz.
A 44GHz model has been added to the existing R&S FPH models with measurement frequencies from 5kHz to 6.0, 13.6 and 26.5GHz. In addition, three new versions with tracking generators are available with measurement frequencies up to 13.6, 26.5 and 44GHz.
The R&S Spectrum Rider FPH analysers have large buttons and a multi-touch gesture screen to make operation easy and intuitive, says the company. New higher frequency models enable the R&S Spectrum Rider to perform a broader range of measurement tasks. They are claimed to have best in class RF performance, with high sensitivity of –160dBm and measurement accuracy of typically 0.5dB between 10MHz and 3.0GHz.
The new models support field applications such as verification of 5G, broadcast, radar, defence and satellite communications links.
Weighing just 3.2 kg for 44 GHz model, the R&S Spectrum Rider is optimised for mobile use. Its battery lasts up to 4.5 hours, making it the longest-lasting 44GHz handheld spectrum analyser for field tasks, claims Rohde & Schwarz. The backlit keypad allows users to work in the dark, and the non-reflective display supports a daylight mode for improved readability in direct sunlight.
This handheld spectrum analyser family has a large-format capacitive touchscreen that makes it easy to intuitively adjust settings such as frequency, span and reference level, and to set markers. The design also includes large buttons and a multi-function wheel which allows for gloved operation in outdoor environments. The analyser can be remotely controlled via USB, or LAN. The R&S MobileView app for iOS or Android also provides seamless remote control of the device.
All models are now available from Rohde & Schwarz and selected distribution partners.