The spectrum analyzer (SA) application adds high-performance microwave spectrum analysis to USB VNAs.
- High-performance spectrum analysis on P500xA series network analyzers
- Fast spurious searches
- A multi-channel SA with internal swept-signal generators
- In-fixture spectrum measurements using VNA calibration
- Fast band-/noise-power measurements
The spectrum analyzer (SA) application adds high-performance microwave spectrum analysis to USB VNAs. With fast stepped-FFT sweeps resulting from optimized data processing, the SA application provides quick spurious searches over broad frequency ranges. Simultaneous spectrum measurements can be done using test and reference receivers. This multi-channel SA can be used with the internal swept-signal generators for efficient measurements of spurious signals emanating from mixers and frequency converters. The SA application employs source-power and receiver-response calibration as well as fixture de-embedding, providing in-fixture and on-wafer spectrum measurements with the highest level of accuracy. Optional external attenuators should be connected with the VNA’s test ports to avoid receiver compression when measuring large signals.
The S97090B software requires Option 090 spectrum analysis hardware.