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FieldFox Handheld Analyzer Comparison Summary

 

Spectrum analysis Cable and antenna test Network analysis Vector voltmeter Built-in power meter Interference analysis

 

 

RF (combination) analyzer*

RF & microwave
(combination)
analyzers*
RF vector
network
analyzer
Microwave vector
network
analyzers
Microwave
spectrum
analyzers

Model number

                 N9912A

       N9913/4/5/6/7/8A

            N9950/1/2A¹

     N9923A     N9925/6/7/8A

    N9935/6/7/8A

     N9960/1/2A¹

Maximum frequencies                 4, 6 GHz

 4, 6.5, 9, 14, 18, 26.5 GHz

         32, 44, 50 GHz

    4, 6 GHz  9, 14, 18, 26.5 GHz

 9, 14, 18, 26.5 GHz

    32, 44, 50 GHz

Minimum frequencies
CAT/VNA mode                   2 MHz                 30 kHz
               300 kHz
      2 MHz         30 kHz             -
Spectrum analyzer mode                 100 kHz                100 kHz
                 9 kHz
          -              -          100 kHz
           9 kHz
CAT/ vector network analysis
Cable and antenna analyzer                                                                                subset2
VNA transmission/reflection                   subset3                                                            - 
VNA full 2-port S-parameters                       -                                                            - 
VNA time domain                                                                                   -
1-port mixed-mode S-parameters                       -                                                          - 
QuickCal                      4                    5                                     -
TDR cable measurements                      -                              -                              - 
Vector voltmeter                 subset6                                                       - 
Spectrum analysis
Spectrum analyzer                                                  -              -              
Tracking generator                                                 -              -              
Preamplifier                                               -              -             
Interference analyzer7                                               -              -             
Spectrum analyzer time gating                      -                          -              -             
ERTA8                      -                          -              -              
Power measurements
USB power sensor support                                                                        
USB sensor meas. versus frequency                                                                        
Pulse measurements with USB peak sensor                                                                        
Built-in power meter                                                 -                         
System features
Remote control capability                                                                               
GPS receiver              external only9                  external only9                            
DC bias variable-voltage source                       -                           -                           
SCPI over LAN (free feature)                                                                             
SCPI over USB (free feature)                       -                 10           -                -             10

       * Combination analyzers = Cable and antenna tester (CAT) + Vector network analyzer (VNA) + Spectrum analyzer

       Refers to the measurement capability being available in the analyzer; either as standard or optional. Refer to the product’s Configuration Guide for option information.

  1. N995xA and N996xA are significantly faster than N991xA and N992xA. In most frequency ranges, the N995xA and N996xA models also have the highest dynamic range and best DANL. Measurement accuracy is comparable between the models. The Data Sheet should be used for a more detailed specification comparison.
  2. N993xA and N996xA (spectrum analyzer only models) offer the ability to measure VSWR/reflection (as an option), but not the full cable and antenna analyzer features.
  3. N9912A offers S11 magnitude and phase and S21 magnitude. There is no S21 phase. Calibration choices: OSL, response and QuickCal.
  4. N9912A’s QuickCal is a subset of the QuickCal available on other FieldFox models.
  5. QuickCal is not available on N9950A, N9951A, and N9952A.
  6. N9912A’s VVM includes a subset of the features: 1-port cable trimming mag and phase, and 2-port transmission magnitude. The full VVM (available on other models) includes 1-port cable trimming mag and phase, 2-port transmission mag and phase, A/B and B/A.
  7. FieldFox’s interference analyzer capability includes spectrogram, waterfall, and trace playback and recording.
  8. ERTA: Extended range transmission analysis. ERTA enables scalar transmission measurement of long-cables using two FieldFoxes.
  9. N9912A and N9923A can display GPS information using an external USB GPS receiver which the user needs to purchase separately. All other FieldFox models have a built-in GPS receiver, available as option 307. The user will need to purchase a GPS antenna N9910X-825.
  10. SCPI over USB is only available on N995xA and N996xA models; it is not available on N991xA, N992xA, and N993xA analyzer.

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RF (combination) analyzer

RF vector network analyzer

RF & microwave (combination) analyzer

Microwave vector network analyzer

Microwave spectrum analyzer

              N9912A               N9923A                              N9913A
                             N9914A
                             N9915A
                             N9916A
                             N9917A
                             N9918A
                             N9950A
                             N9951A
                             N9952A
                         N9925A
                         N9926A
                         N9927A
                         N9928A
                   N9935A
                   N9936A
                   N9937A
                   N9938A
                   N9960A
                   N9961A
                   N9962A