Tag Archives: spectrum analyzer

Teardown, Repair & Analysis of an Agilent E4443A 3Hz – 6.7GHz PSA Series Spectrum Analyzer

In this episode Shahriar repairs an Agilent PSA Series Spectrum Analyzer. The instrument generates many errors during self-alignment and produces no measurements below 3.2GHz. The block diagram of the unit is thoroughly presented and various possible failure points are considered. Based on the observation of the noise floor, the most likely cause is the second LO module. The measurement of the LO power indicates that the second LO power is fall below nominal.

Teardown, Repair & Analysis of an Agilent E4443A 3Hz – 6.7GHz PSA Series Spectrum Analyzer – [Link]

110 GHz spectrum analyzer fits in your pocket

The MS2760A is the latest release in the Ultra-portable family of USB driven instruments – it can perform spectrum measurements from 9kHz to 110GHz in the industries smallest and lightest form factor. by Clemens Valens @ elektormagazine.com:

There was a time, and not so long ago, that spectrum analyzers were large and heavy instruments that had to be wheeled around on a trolley or mounted in a van for field operations. And their upper frequency stopped at say 10 GHz for the really expensive ones. Oh, how things have changed! Today it is possible to carry a spectrum analyzer in your pocket, or stick it on a drone and fly it around. What’s more, it measures frequencies up to 110 GHz.

110 GHz spectrum analyzer fits in your pocket – [Link]

Keysight MXA signal analyzer / Spectrum analyzer review, analysis & experiments

Keysight MXA revision-b signal analyzer / Spectrum analyzer review, analysis & experiments from The Signal Path:

In this episode Shahriar reviews the long awaited Keysight MXA Signal Analyzer (N9020B). The new X-Series Spectrum Analyzers from Keysight offer an entirely re-designed GUI interface which supports multiple tabs as well as multi-touch interaction.

Keysight MXA signal analyzer / Spectrum analyzer review, analysis & experiments – [Link]

Arduino and RX5808 module spectrum analyzer

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garagedrone @ dronegarageblog.wordpress.com build a 5.8GHz spectrum analyzer using Arduino nano and BOSCAM rx5808 receiver module which is very popular on FPV RX (receiver) builder scene:

At the price of 9 dollars the BOSCAM rx5808 receiver module is very popular in the FPV RX (receiver) builder scene. By default it supports only 8 channels with dip switch. But by using it with SPI interface and Arduino with rx5808-pro open source setup it becomes a comfortable deluxe RX with nice autoscan and a spectrum anlyser.

Arduino and RX5808 module spectrum analyzer – [Link]

Keysight EXA Signal Analyzer / Spectrum Analyzer Review, Teardown & Experiments

In this episode Shahriar reviews the Keysight EXA Signal Analyzer / Spectrum Analyzer (N9010A). The X-Series Signal Analyzers and Spectrum analyzers from Keysight are compared against each other. The EXA is a general purpose spectrum analyzer with extensive applications.

Keysight EXA Signal Analyzer / Spectrum Analyzer Review, Teardown & Experiments – [Link]

Rigol DSA875-TG 9kHz – 7.5GHz Spectrum Analyzer & Tracking Generator Review, Teardown & Experiments

In this episode Shahriar takes a close look at the top-of-the-line Rigol DSA875-TG 7.5GHz Spectrum Analyzer. This unit which, offers a built in tracking generator for the full frequency range, has a portable form-factor.

Rigol DSA875-TG 9kHz – 7.5GHz Spectrum Analyzer & Tracking Generator Review, Teardown & Experiments – [Link]

Teardown, Repair & Analysis of a Rohde & Schwarz FSH3 3.0GHz Portable Spectrum Analyzer

In this episode Shahriar examines a faulty R&S FSH3 100kHz – 3.0GHz Portable Spectrum Analyzer. This exceptionally dirty unit does not power on and is missing a power supply and battery. After verifying the correct operation of the battery charger circuit and keypad the problem is traces to a damaged SOT-23-6 MOSFET device which is part of a fly-back DC-DC converter. A replacement MOSFET with a lower current rating proves to be a failure as the device fails on startup. A higher rated MOSFET resolves the problem and device begins to operate correctly.
The block diagram of the system as well as a detailed block diagram of the RF section is presented and correlated with the teardown of the RF section. The super-heterodyne down-conversion circuits and components are examined.

Teardown, Repair & Analysis of a Rohde & Schwarz FSH3 3.0GHz Portable Spectrum Analyzer – [Link]