RSA500 Series Real Time Spectrum Analyzers

RSA500 Series Real Time Spectrum Analyzers

Find offending transmitters and resolve network issues with the precise & accurate RSA503A and RSA507A USB Spectrum Analyzers, packed with features for your most common tasks out in the field.

Maximum Frequency Range

9 kHz to 7.5 GHz 

Capture Bandwidth

40 MHz

Dynamic Range

-160 dBm to +20 dBm

 

RSA500 Series Real Time Spectrum Analyzers

See more with proprietary DPX® technology.

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Discover the most difficult, hard-to-find problems with the powerful real-time architecture of the RSA Series. With the advanced DPX® technology, you can see RF characteristics that are practically invisible to a conventional spectrum analyzer.

Powerful and intuitive. Measurement insight at your fingertips.

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The RSA500 is powered by SignalVu® Essentials software – the same software used on the full-line of Tektronix Real-time Spectrum Analyzers. Delivering unlimited access to advanced measurement and analysis capabilities that you can save, customize or share with peers. Over 15 packages cover common wireless standards, spectrum management, pulse measurements and more.

Performance with no compromises.

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The RSA500 provides performance to match conventional mid-range spectrum analyzers on the market. No compromises are required for even your toughest challenges.

Powerful tools to simplify your time in the field.

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With a built-in tracking generator for RF component test and a GPS to geo-locate and map signals, the RSA500 makes field test a lot easier. It gives you fast channel insight with 4x faster scanning capability compared to other spectrum analyzers.

 

Models

Model Frequency Range Real-Time Bandwidth Minimum Event Duration for 100% POI SFDR (typical) List Price
RSA503A 9 kHz-3.0 GHz 40 MHz 100 μs 70 dBc Configure & Quote
RSA507A 9 kHz-7.5 GHz 40 MHz 100 μs 70 dBc Configure & Quote
ModelRSA503A
Frequency RangeReal-Time BandwidthMinimum Event Duration for 100% POI
9 kHz-3.0 GHz40 MHz100 μs
SFDR (typical)
70 dBc
ModelRSA507A
Frequency RangeReal-Time BandwidthMinimum Event Duration for 100% POI
9 kHz-7.5 GHz40 MHz100 μs
SFDR (typical)
70 dBc

Field Test

Save cost and precious time by identifying, classifying and locating interference quickly and precisely. The RSA500 spectrum analyzer's proprietary DPX technology enables precise, real-time measurements packaged in a portable, rugged form factor and easy-to-use software interface.

Spectrum Management

Ensure signal integrity and meet compliance standards with real time spectrum insights. The RSA500 spectrum analyzer covers up to 7.5 GHz, with 40 MHz bandwidth capture, packaged in a portable form factor and easy-to-use software interface.

 

Model Frequency Range Real-Time Bandwidth Minimum Event Duration for 100% POI SFDR (typical) List Price
RSA503A 9 kHz-3.0 GHz 40 MHz 100 μs 70 dBc Configure & Quote
RSA507A 9 kHz-7.5 GHz 40 MHz 100 μs 70 dBc Configure & Quote
ModelRSA503A
Frequency RangeReal-Time BandwidthMinimum Event Duration for 100% POI
9 kHz-3.0 GHz40 MHz100 μs
SFDR (typical)
70 dBc
ModelRSA507A
Frequency RangeReal-Time BandwidthMinimum Event Duration for 100% POI
9 kHz-7.5 GHz40 MHz100 μs
SFDR (typical)
70 dBc
 Tektronix
RSA500
Keysight
N99xxA
R&S
FSH/FPH
Anritsu
Spectrum Master
Tektronix
RSA306B
Maximum Frequency Ranges9 kHz to 7.5 GHzN9915A: 100 kHz to 9 GHz
(other models to 50 GHz)
FSH: 9 kHz to 20 GHz FPH: 5 kHz to 5 GHz9 kHz to 43 GHz9 kHz - 6.2 GHz
Capture Bandwidth-161 dBm to +33 dBm10 MHz20 MHz15 MHz-160 dBm to +23 dBm
Dynamic Range
(DANL to Max Imput)
-160 dBm to +20 dBm-153 dBm to +27 dBm-163 dBm to +30 dBm-164 dBm to +33 dBm-160 dBm to +20 dBm
SFDR-70 dBC @ 40 MHz BWunspec'dunspec'dunspec'd-60 dBc @ 40 MHz BW
Phase Noise (1 GHz CF, 10 kHz offset)-94 dBc/Hz-106 dBc/Hz-105 dBc/Hz at 30 kHz Offset-108 dBc/Hz-84 dBc/Hz
Real Time CapabilitiesYesYesNoNoYes
Sweep Times for finding low level signals (-120 dBm)9 sec (1 kHz RBW, 7.5 GHz Sweep)11.4 min (1 kHz RBW, 7.5 GHz Sweep)FSH: 36 sec (1 kHz RBW, 7.5 GHz Sweep)3 min (1 kHz RBW, 6 GHz Sweep, Fast Mode) >1 hour (1 kHz RBW, 7.5 GHz Sweep, Performance Mode)9 sec (1 kHz RBW, 7.5 GHz Sweep)
Cable/Antenna Testing: VSWR, DTF, Return Loss measurementsYes, up to 7.5 GHzYesYesYes, up to 20 GHzNo
Wideband Vector Signal Analysis CapabilitiesYes – 40 MHzNoFSH: No – 10 MHz FPH: NoNoYes – 40 MHz
Signal Capture and PlaybackSpectrum, Spectrogram, and IQ signals for full analysisSpectrum and Spectrogram OnlySpectrum and Spectrogram OnlySpectrum and Spectrogram OnlySpectrum, Spectrogram, and IQ signals for full analysis
RuggedizedMIL-PRF-28800F Class 2MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2
Battery Life5 hours – Instrument Up to 8 hours - Toughpad3.5 hoursFSH: 4 hours FPH: 8 hours3 hoursUSB 3.0
Weight1.1 kg; 2.4 lbs – Toughpad 3.2 kg; 7 lbs – InstrumentN9952A: 3.2 kg; 7.1 lbs N9918A: 3.0 kg; 6.6 lbsFFSH: 3 kg; 6.6 lbs FPH: 2.5 kg; 5.5 lbs3.7 kg; 8.5 lbs1.1 kg; 2.4 lbs – Toughpad 0.73 kg; 1.3 lbs – Instrument
Size2.65'" x 11.78" x 10.68"292 x 188 x 72 mm (11.5 in x 7.4 in x 2.8 in7.6 in × 11.8 in × 2.7 in (5.7 in)315 mm x 211 mm x 77 mm, (12.4 in x 8.3 in x 3.0 in)1.2" x 7.5" x 5"

 

SignalVu-PC brings benchtop and field features to the RSA500 Series

The RSA500 Series operates with SignalVu-PC, a powerful program that is the basis of Tektronix performance signal analyzers. The software controls the spectrum analyzer acquisition and updates measurement displays continuously.

The base version ships free with the product; add options for Bluetooth testing, WLAN testing, P25 compliance testing, pulse analysis and modulation analysis to configure the software for your application.

 

RSA500 Series with Free SignalVu-PC: Standard Capabilities

CapabilityDescription
Spectrum analyzer
  • Spans from 100 Hz to 7.5 GHz, 3 traces + math and spectrogram trace, 5 markers with power, relative power, integrated power, power density and dBc/Hz functions
DPX Spectrum/Spectrogram
  • Real time display of spectrum with 100% probability of intercept of 100 usec signals in up to 40 MHz span
  • Swept DPX spectrum for unmatched spectrum measurements across the entire 6.2 GHz frequency range
Amplitude, Frequency, Phase vs TimeBasic vector analysis functions
RF I and Q vs. TimeBasic vector analysis functions
Time Overview/NavigatorEnables easy setting of acquisition and analysis times for deep analysis in multiple domains
SpectrogramAnalyze and re-analyze your signal in 2-D or 3-D waterfall display
AM, FM, PM analysisMeasures key AM, FM, PM parameters
AM/FM ListeningHear and record to file FM and AM signals
Spurious MeasurementUser-defined limit lines and regions provide automatic spectrum violation testing across the entire range of the instrument
Spectrum Emission MaskUser-set or standards-specific masks
Occupied BandwidthMeasures 99% power, -xdB down points
Channel Power and ACLRVariable channel and adjacent/alternate channel parameters
CCDFComplementary Cumulative Distribution Function plots the statistical variations in signal level

Upgrade RSA500 Series with More SignalVu-PC Applications

SignalVu-PC OptionApplication
SV2CWLAN 802.11a/b/g/j/p/n/ac measurements (includes options CON, SV23, SV24 and SV25)
SV56Playback of recorded signal files
SV54Signal Classification/Survey
SV60Makes one-port measurements on cables, devices, and antennas.
SVAAM/FM/PM/Direct Audio Analysis
SVTSettling Time (Frequency and Phase) Measurement
SVMGeneral Purpose Modulation Analysis
SVPAdvanced Signal Analysis (including pulse measurements)
SVOFlexible OFDM Analysis
SV23WLAN 802.11a/b/g/j/p measurement application
SV24WLAN 802.11n measurement application (requires Opt. SV23)
SV25WLAN 802.11ac measurement application (requires Opt. SV24)
MAPMapping and Signal Strength (Requires SignalVu-PC SVE)
SV26APCO P25 measurement application
SV27Bluetooth Basic LE TX SIG measurements
SV28LTE downlink (eNB) RF measurements

 

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Instrument controller for USB spectrum analyzers

Tektronix offers the Panasonic FZ-G1 tablet computer as an option to the RSA500A and as a standalone unit.

When purchased from Tektronix, the FZ-G1 includes pre-loaded SignalVu-PC software, with custom-programmed display settings and front-panel buttons to optimize the SignalVu-PC experience. In addition, Tektronix has tested the FZ-G1 to ensure that the specified real time performance of all USB spectrum analyzers is met with this configuration.

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Tracking Generator

Single solution for maintenance, troubleshooting, interference hunting. Factory calibration minimizes measurement setup time and errors.

Part NumberDescription
OPT 04Tracking Generator: 10 MHz - to maximum range of instrument

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Antennas for interference hunting

Tektronix recommends the Alaris DF-A0047 smart antenna with built-in USB compass for direction finding and interference hunting applications.

  • Frequency Range: 20 MHz – 8.5 GHz
    • 9 kHz-20 MHz extension available(0.3m loop antenna)
  • Trigger control for one-hand operation with functions for:
    • Preamp on/off
    • Band switch
    • Push to measure with SignalVu-PC with MAP option
  • Standard armrest extension for ease in long interference hunting sessions

 

Antennas

Part NumberDescription
119-6609-xxWhip antenna, BNC, Wideband untuned, with center of sensitivity approximately 136 MHz, passband 5-1080 MHz. 9 inches length.
DF-A0047Directional antenna, 20-8500 MHz, with electronic compass and preamp
DF-A0047-01Frequency range extension for DF-A0047 directional antenna, 9 kHz-20 MHz
DF-A0047-C1DF-A0047 antenna and DF-A0047-01 extension
016-2107-00Transit case for DF-A0047 and DF-A0047-01
119-6594-00Yagi Antenna, 825-896 MHz
Forward Gain (over half-wave dipole): 10 dB
119-6595-00Yagi Antenna, 895-960 MHz
Forward Gain (over half-wave dipole): 10 dB
119-6596-00Yagi Antenna, 1710-1880 MHz
Forward Gain (over half-wave dipole): 10.2 dB
119-6596-00Yagi Antenna, 1850-1990 MHz
Forward Gain (over half-wave dipole): 9.3 dB

Calibration kits and phase-stable cables

These calibration kits and phase-stable cables are used with the tracking generator and SV60xx-SVPC when making VSWR, return loss, distance to fault and cable loss measurements.

Part NumberDescription
CALOSLNMCalibration kit, 3-in-1, open, short, load,  DC to 6 GHz, Type-N(m), 50 ohm
CALOSLNFCalibration kit, 3-in-1, open, short, load, DC to 6 GHz, Type-N(f), 50 ohm
CALOSL716MCalibration kit, 3-in-1, open, short, load, DC to 6 GHz, 7/16 DIN(m)
CALOSL716FCalibration kit, 3-in-1, open, short, load, DC to 6 GHz, 7/16 DIN(f)
CALSOLTNFCalibration kit, 4-in-1 Type-N  (f) short, open, load, through, 9 GHz
CALSOLTNMCalibration kit, 4-in-1 Type-N  (m) short, open, load, through, 9 GHz
CALSOLT35FCalibration kit, 4-in-1 3.5 mm (f)short, open, load, through,  13 GHz
CALSOLT35MCalibration kit, 4-in-1 3.5 mm (m) short, open, load, through, 13 GHz
CALSOLT716FCalibration kit, 4-in-1 7/16 (f) short, open, load, through, 6 GHz
CALSOLT716MCalibration kit, 4-in-1 7/16 (m) short, open, load, through, 6 GHz
CALSOLTNF-75Calibration kit, 4-in-1 Type-N  (f) short, open, load, through, 75 Ohm, 3 GHz
CALSOLTNM-75Calibration kit, 4-in-1 Type-N  (m)short, open, load, through, 75 Ohm, 3 GHz
012-1768-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to Type-N(m), 60 cm
012-1765-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to Type-N(f),  60cm
012-1767-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to Type-N(m), 3.28 ft or 1 m
012-1766-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to Type-N(f), 3.28 ft or 1 m
012-1746-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N (m) to Type-N (m),  5 ft or 1.5 m
012-1745-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N (m) to Type-N (f), 5 ft or 1.5 m
012-1747-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to 7/16(f),  60 cm
012-1752-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to 7/16(m), 60 cm
012-1750-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to 7/16(m), 3.28 ft or 1 m
012-1748-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to 7/16(f), 3.28 ft or 1 m
012-1751-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to 7/16(m), 5 ft or 1.5 m
012-1749-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to 7/16(f), 5 ft or 1.5 m
012-1753-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to DIN 9.5(f),  60 cm
012-1758-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to DIN 9.5(m), 60 cm
012-1756-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to DIN 9.5(m), 3.28 ft or 1 m
012-1754-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to DIN 9.5(f), 3.28 ft or 1 m
012-1757-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to DIN 9.5(m), 5 ft or 1.5 m
012-1755-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to DIN 9.5(f), 5 ft or 1.5 m
012-1762-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to TNC(m),  60 cm
012-1761-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to TNC(f), 60 cm
012-1763-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to TNC(m), 3.28 ft or 1 m
012-1759-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to TNC(f), 3.28 ft or 1 m
012-1764-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to TNC(m), 5 ft or 1.5 m
012-1760-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to TNC(f), 5 ft or 1.5 m
012-1772-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to Type-SMA(m) 60 cm
012-1769-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to Type-SMA(f),  60 cm
012-1773-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to Type-SMA(m), 3.28 ft or 1 m
012-1770-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to Type-SMA(f), 3.28 ft or 1 m
012-1774-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to Type-SMA(m), 5 ft or 1.5 m
012-1771-00Cable, Rugged, Phase-stable, Type-N(m) to Type-SMA(f), 5 ft or 1.5 m

RF Accessories

We have a wide variety of RF accessories to make one-stop shopping easily.  Listed below are RF cables, adapters, attenuators, filters and other items.

Part NumberDescription
013-0410-00Adapter, Coaxial, 50 Ohm Type-N (f) to Type-N (f)
013-0411-00Adapter, Coaxial, 50 Ohm Type-N (m) to Type-N (f)
013-0412-00Adapter, Coaxial, 50 Ohm, Type-N(m) to Type-N(m)
013-0402-00Adapter, Coaxial,  50 Ohm Type-N (m) to Type-N 7/16(m)
013-0404-00Adapter, Coaxial,  50 Ohm Type-N(m) to Type-7/16 (f)
013-0403-00Adapter, Coaxial,  50 Ohm Type-N(m) to Type DIN 9.5(m)
013-0405-00Adapter, Coaxial,  50 Ohm Type-N(m) to Type-DIN 9.5(f)
013-0406-00Adapter, Coaxial,  50 Ohm Type-N(m) to Type-SMA(f)
013-0407-00Adapter, Coaxial,  50 Ohm Type-N(m) to Type-SMA(m)
013-0408-00Adapter, Coaxial,  50 Ohm Type-N(m) to Type-TNC(f)
013-0409-00Adapter, Coaxial,  50 Ohm Type-N(m) to Type-TNC(m)
012-1738-00CABLE ASSY; COAX,RFD,50 OHM,40INCH,N TYPE,BOTH ENDS,MALE
013-0422-00Pad, 50/75 Ohm, Minimum Loss, Type-N(m) 50 Ohm to Type-BNC(f) 75 Ohm
013-0413-00Pad, 50/75 Ohm, Minimum Loss, Type-N(m) 50 Ohm to Type-BNC(m) 75 Ohm
013-0415-00Pad, 50/75 Ohm, Minimum Loss, Type-N(m) 50 Ohm to Type-F(m) 75 Ohm
015-0787-00Pad, 50/75 Ohm, Minimum Loss, Type-N(m) 50 Ohm to Type-F(f) 75 Ohm
015-0788-00Pad, 50/75 Ohm, Minimum Loss, Type-N(m) 50 Ohm to Type-N(f) 75 Ohm
119-7246-xxPre-filter, general purpose, 824 to 2500 MHz, Type-N (f) connector
119-7426-xxPre-filter, general purpose, 2400 to 6200 MHz, Type-N (f) connector
011-0227-00Bias-T, Type N(m) RF, Type N(f) RF+DC, BNC(f) Bias, 1W, 0.5A, 2.5 MHz-6 GHz
011-0222-00Attenuator, Fixed, 10 dB, 2 W, DC-8 GHz, Type-N(f) to Type-N(f)
011-0223-00Attenuator, Fixed, 10 dB, 2 W, DC-8 GHz, Type-N(m) to Type-N(f)
011-0224-00Attenuator, Fixed, 10 dB, 2 W, DC-8 GHz, Type-N(m) to Type-N(m)
011-0228-00Attenuator, Fixed, 3 dB, 2 W, DC-18 GHz, Type-N(m) to Type-N(f)
011-0225-00Attenuator, Fixed, 40 dB, 100 W, DC-3 GHz, Type-N(m) to Type-N(f)
011-0226-00Attenuator, Fixed, 40 dB, 50 W, DC-8.5 GHz, Type-N(m) to Type-N(f)
119-8733-00Antenna, Active, GPS GLONASS
119-8734-00Antenna, Active, GPS, Beidou

 

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