Pocketable RF spectrum analyzer provides features comparable to full-size desktop analyzers in a tiny package
The VSA6G2A is very compact (4" x 1" x 1") and easy to use. The software user interface has been designed to resemble the front panel of a standard desktop spectrum analyzer, allowing users to use the application intuitively without a steep learning curve. Touch screen support is also provided, making the VSA6G2A quick to operate.
The VSA6G2A's demodulation capabilities allow it to measure analog and digitally modulated signals, such as AM, FM, PM, MSK, and QPSK. Additionally, the VSA6G2A has I and Q signal ports, enabling it to work as a wide-band I/Q receiver platform. Visualizing pulse modulated signals is usually not very easy, but with the VSA6G2A's trigger input it is straightforward to view these waveforms.
The analyzer's operation is divided into two bands to cover the complete operating range: a low band (100Hz to 2MHz) and a high band (1MHz to 6.2GHz). The VSA6G2A offers an N (female) RF signal input connector and a mini-B USB connector for interfacing with the PC. Four MMCX connectors provide I/Q port access.
Signal spectra are clearly displayed on the attached PC, as well as density, waterfall images, and demodulated waveforms and eye diagrams. The waterfall display helps in showing signals like frequency hopping Bluetooth. The VSA channel power function makes it simple to measure signal power automatically. Production testing is also facilitated when using preselected Pass/Fail criteria.
Weighing only 3.5oz and powered from a PC's USB port, the VSA6G2A is ideal for field test and installation since it can be easily slipped into a laptop bag and used for monitoring RF signals in temperatures from -10decC to +50degC. It is also suitable for use in benchtop EMC testing with near-field antennas.
Made by Triarchy Technologies Corp., an innovative Canadian RF design house, the VSA6G2A Vector Spectrum Analyzer is available now at $950 from Saelig Company, Inc. Fairport, NY, Triarchy's authorized US distributor.
About Saelig Company Inc.
Founded in 1988 in Rochester, New York, Saelig is a North American distributor with a growing reputation for finding and sourcing remarkable, unique test and measurement and control products and components for use in a wide variety of industries. Products lines are continuously added from sources across the globe, and are offered at competitive prices, accompanied by full in-house technical support, exceptional customer service, and fast delivery.