ELECTRONICS: The compact, economical R&S FSC spectrum analyzer introduced by Rohde & Schwarz delivers all of the key characteristics of a professional spectrum analyzer. The R&S FSC handles all basic functions such as RF spectrum measurement and power measurement. With a frequency range starting at 9kHz and extending to a maximum of 6 GHz, the analyzer is ideal for applications that require a high-quality basic instrument: Simple development tasks, research and instruction, service and production. The compact design and low power consumption of the analyzer also make it destined for use in small test systems and in vehicles.
The R&S FSC from Rohde & Schwarz proves that users don’t have to forgo quality when they choose an economical instrument. In its class, the spectrum analyzer achieves top RF performance metrics. With a maximum sensitivity of less than -161dBm (1Hz), it can capture even weak signals. Its low level measurement uncertainty of less than 1dB ensures accurate results.
The R&S FSC covers a frequency range from 9kHz to either 3 or 6 GHz. It is the perfect instrument for users who need basic functions such as noise marker, frequency counter, modulation depth measurement of AM modulated signals or power measurement of pulsed signals. In both frequency ranges, the R&S FSC is available with an internal tracking generator that provides additional functionality such as cable loss measurements and simple determination of the transmission characteristics of DUTs such as filters or amplifiers.
The 3 HU, ½ 19 inch R&S FSC analyzer is very suitable for installation in small and mobile test systems. Depending on the application, one R&S FSC and one R&S SMC100A signal generator or two R&S FSC analyzers can be mounted next to each other in a 19 inch rack. This extremely energy-efficient spectrum analyzer consumes only 12 W. Users benefit not only from the compact design but also the high efficiency of this economical analyzer. It can be installed in vehicles to perform field measurements such as monitoring satellite communications links.
Using the R&S FSC is easy and straightforward. All frequently used functions can be quickly accessed via hardkeys or a rotary knob. The user interface is available in 11 languages. Results can be managed, evaluated and documented with the R&S FSCView software supplied with the unit. The R&S FSC is compatible with all other instruments in the Rohde & Schwarz spectrum analyzer family. In the near future, it will also support the Rohde & Schwarz R&S NRP power sensors. The user can integrate this function into the R&S FSC with a firmware update, effectively eliminating the need for an additional power meter base unit for this application.
The R&S FSC spectrum analyzer is now available from Rohde & Schwarz in four models (up to 3 GHz or 6 GHz, with or without a tracking generator).
-Edited by Kelsey Anderson