Siglent expands addressable frequency range of RF instruments

In order to meet the frequency ranges of satellite communication, radar and mobile communication systems, Siglent has expanded the addressable frequency range of its RF instruments to 26.5GHz.

The two newest members, the SSA5000A spectrum analyser and SSG5000A RF/MW signal generator instruments support the X- and K-band measurements up to 26.5GHz. They have been added to the instruments already available from Siglent covering frequencies over 20GHz.

The SSA5000A spectrum analyser is available in two models, SSA5083A and SSA5085A, to support 9.0kHz to 13.6 or 26.5GHz. The DANL of -165dBm per Hz, the low phase noise of 105dBc per Hz make the instrument a tool for analysis of communication and the IoT devices. 

The SSA5000A can also be used for RF component and transmitter evaluation. The options, analogue and digital modulation analysis (AMA / DMA) enable common analogue (AM, FM) and digital (ASK, FSK, PSK, MSK, QAM) demodulation and analysis to speed up transmission debugging and troubleshooting. It intuitively measures EVM, transmission quality factors and features eye-diagram and constellation graphing modes. 

The SSA5000A can also capture intermittent signals using the optional real time mode (RTSA). This feature has an analysis bandwidth up to 40MHz and is built to make transmission analysis of common protocols like Bluetooth and WLAN testing at IoT devices easier. The optional EMI feature delivers efficient interference and electromagnetic pre-compliance measurements. Bandwidth and functions can be upgraded later, advised Siglent.  

The SSG5000A RF / MW signal generator also available in two models, SSG5083A and SSG5085A outputs clean sine waves up to 13.6GHz to 20GHz. The spectral purity, low phase noise of -120dBc per Hz and power control for the use as a high frequency LO in many applications like radar, quantum physics and RF component verification. Communication modules can also be tested using the SSG5000A as the LO source combined with the Siglent SSG5000X-V vector signal generator as a baseband generator. 

For faster testing, the SSG5000A also provides both frequency and level sweep functions. Pulse signal generation is standard and can control common third-party USB power sensors for cable loss compensated sourcing. 

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