RF/EMC Camera System SPECTRAN RF VIEW

Included in delivery

  • SPECTRAN HF RSA Rack Spectrum Analyzer (frequency range & quantity depending on requirements)
  • Receiving antennas (frequency range & quantity depending on requirements)
  • PC control software for analysis and graphical display of measurement data
  • SMA Cables & adapters for connecting the receiving antennas
  • Power supply
  • USB-Cable
  • Detailed English manual (on CD)

Application examples

Examples for signal sources within frequency range (1MHz - 9,4GHz):

 

  • Radio & TV
  • Tetra/BOS
  • ISM434
  • LTE800
  • ISM868
  • GSM900
  • GSM1800
  • GSM1900
  • DECT
  • UMTS
  • WLAN
  • Microwave
  • Bluetooth
  • WiFi
  • LTE2.6
  • WiMAX
  • Directional Radio
  • 5GHz WLAN
  • PAR Radar
  • etc.

Options

  • Option 900 (9kHz frequency extension)
    Extends the start frequency to 9 kHz. The new, usable frequency range with Option 900 is 9kHz - 9.4 GHz. Perfect for the measurement of conducted emissions according to interference standards such as EN55015, EN61800-3 etc.
  • Option 002 (0,5ppm TCXO Time Base)

     This highly precise TCXO timebase, which has been especially developed for the SPECTRAN, offers significantly reduced phase noise (jitter). It will allow the use of the far narrower filters (down to 200Hz), which will in turn vastly enhance sensitivity. To fully exploit the maximum sensitivity of the HF-60100 V4, this option is indispensable! Furthermore, the TXCO timebase allows far more accurate frequency measurement and display and is therefore a MUST-HAVE for future applications like time-domain measurements or code-selective measurement of UMTS, all already in development.
    The standard accuracy without option 002 is 50ppm.

  • Option 020 (15dB Low Noise Internal Preamplifier)

    This option provides an internal, super low-noise 15dB preamplifier, enabling maximum performance particularly when measuring extremely weak signals. It is switched via a TRUE RF switch. There really is no excuse for not ordering this one, considering its very attractive price. The maximum sensitivity of the V4 series without option 020 is lower by 15dB.

  • Option UBBV1, 40dB Low Noise External Broadband Preamplifier (1MHz-1GHz)

    These external super low-noise preamplifiers have a broad frequency range and high 40dB gain, enabling maximum performance particularly when measuring extremely weak signals at  EN55011, EN55022 or EN50371 EMC-test. If you use our BicoLOG antennas or our PBS1 Near Field Probe Set and EMC-Sniffer these broadband amplifiers are a MUST HAVE to get the best performance.

  • Option UBBV2, 40dB Low Noise External Broadband Preamplifier (1MHz-10GHz)

    These external super low-noise preamplifiers have a broad frequency range and high 40dB gain, enabling maximum performance particularly when measuring extremely weak signals at a EN55011, EN55022 or EN50371 EMC-test. If you use our BicoLOG antennas or our PBS1 Near Field Probe Set and EMC-Sniffer these broadband amplifiers are a MUST HAVE to get the best performance.

  • Option 205 (10GHz Broadband Peak Power Meter for HF-60100 V4 (X))

    This option expands your SPECTRAN with a Peak Power Meter with full 10GHz of bandwidth. Furthermore it allows exact measurement of signals with high crest factor like those of WLAN technology, and even extremely short signals, like Radar bursts. What's more, measurement is performed in real-time and broadband, while at the same time being temperature-compensated. It is also an perfect solution for measurement of cable attenuation or receiver output. Depending on the actual frequency, the Power Meter provides a sensitivity of up to approx. -50dBm, while the maximum usable level is +10dBm. By adding our 20dB attenuator (see price list), the maximum measurable signal level can be enhanced to +30dBm.

  • Highend i5 EMF-Monitor

    SPECTRAN as a highend 19" rack version with built-in PC with an Intel i5-2405S, 8GB DDR3 (1333MHz) RAM, 320GB HDD, 1 x DVI-I (analog + digital), 1 x HDMI, extenal power supply (19.5 V, max. 7.9 A) and Linux operating system. Can be used as a standalone desktop PC or network SPECTRAN server. (Extra charge for PC € 500.00)

Accessories

  • EMI/EMC Near Field Probe Set Sniffer PBS1 or PBS2 (DC to 9GHz)

    Allows straightforward pinpointing and measurement of interference sources from DC to 9GHz in electronic component groups as well as execution and monitoring of generic EMC measurement. Our near field probe set sniffer includes a total of 5 probes: 4 magnetic field probes and one electric field probe. You can find detailed information of the products on there shop.

  • 1m, 5m or 10m Low Loss SMA Cable

    High quality special SMA cable for connecting any HyperLOG®-Antenna or BicoLOG®-Antenna or the preamplifiers UBBV Series with various test equipment like Aaronia RF Spectrum-Analyzer. You can find more details about the article in our online shop.

  • 20dB SMA Attenuator

    Expands the measurement range from +20dBm to +40dBm. More product details in our online shop.

  • DC-Blocker (SMA)

    The DC-Blocker must be used if you want to measure DC powered signals like DSL/ISDN lines. It prevents the RF-input of the SPECTRAN from being destroyed by the DC-voltages. Simply connect the DC-Blocker to the SMA-input of your SPECTRAN. More product details in our shop.

  • Calibration Resistor (SMA)

    Necessary to calibrate the SPECTRAN V4 noise-floor. The calibration resistor is a MUST-HAVE for any professional user! You can find more product information in our shop.

  • Calibration Certificate

    For the pro user. Includes a detailed calibration sheet. More information about the article in our online shop.

Downloads

frequency range of the spectrum analyzer
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Technical data

Highlights:

  • Graphical visualization of RF emissions in real time
  • Unlimited resolution, arbitrarily scalable and expandable
  • Detailed measurements of antenna propagation characteristics
  • Measurement of the emission propagation at EMC tests
  • Low system price
  • Frequency range up to 9.4GHz (20GHz in preparation)
  • Real-time remote control via USB / LAN
  • Made in Germany

 

 

  • Frequency range: min. 1Hz up to max. 9.4GHz
  • DANL with preamplifier: -170dBm (1Hz)
  • Max Level RF input: + 40dBm
  • Fastest possible Sampletime: 1mS
  • Filter bandwidth (RBW): 200Hz - 50MHz
  • Units: dBm, dBµV/m, A/m, W/m², dB µV/m, W/cm² etc.
  • Input: 50 ohm RF input N (f)
  • Accuracy: +/- 1dB
  • Warranty: 2 years

 

World's first RF / EMC Camera System SPECTRAN RF VIEW

 

Aaronia presents the world's first RF / EMC “camera system”, the "SPECTRAN RF VIEW”.

The system allows real-time visualization of RF Fields and EMC measurements in unlimited resolution.

 

 

Unlimited Resolution

The SPECTRAN RF VIEW consists of a complex measurement unit at each "pixel". Each unit consists of a Spectrum Analyzer of the SPECTRAN RSA series and connected isotropic broadband antenna (e.g. OmniLOG 70600) which are all connected via network to a central server..

The antennas are arranged in equal distance in an X / Y grid. The measurement data (amplitude and/or frequency) are visualized as a "chessboard-display". Each field of the chessboard represents a measurement unit.

An RF camera with 8x8 points (64 pixels resolution) requires 64 measurement units that way.
This resolution seems to be rather small but already allows amazingly detailed measurements of antenna spreading characteristics or the graphical classification of radiated emissions during an EMC test.

 

Typical EMC scanners are very limited from the area they can scan. It´s only possible to use them on quite small PCBs.
The SPECTRAN RF VIEW on the other hand works with unlimited size e.g. EMC chambers are no problem.


The other benefit is the speed: A EMC scanner is a scanner and not a camera, so it is quite slow (depending on system it can take hours) and does not offer a real time picture.

 

 

Freely expandable

The SPECTRAN RF VIEW saves considerable measurement time and allows very detailed information on the spreading patterns of emissions. The system can be extended to any size in order to reach much higher resolutions and is already successfully in use for research purpose and product evaluation of a leading telecommunications provider.

The next evaluation step is the extension to a 3D camera system (additional Z-axis) to obtain more complex information.

 

 

Maximum benefit, minimum price

The system price is, despite the massive hardware insert, amazingly low. A 32 pixel system with 6GHz range is already available for less than € 100,000. Versions with up to 20GHz bandwidth will also be available against higher charge.  A real-time version, based on the latest SPECTRAN® V5 real time spectrum analyzer generation, is scheduled for 2015.

 

 

Made in Germany:

All SPECTRANs are developed, individually produced and calibrated in Germany at the Aaronia factory. This guarantees highest standard so that Aaronia can offer every customer a full 10 years warranty for all SPECTRAN spectrum analyzers and EMC antennas.

 

 

How to get further Information

Interested in the SPECTRAN RF VIEW System? Please send us an Opens window for sending emailEmail , use the Contact Form or give us a call at +49 6556 93033. We´re here to help.