WSA5000-308 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer

ThinkRF WSA5000
WSA5000


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 8GHz Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer


WSA5000-308 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer

The ThinkRF Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer is a groundbreaking combination of performance and versatility at a price that makes it a true game changer.


The Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer has all the power you expect from a traditional lab spectrum analyzer.

  • Frequency range : 100 kHz to 8 GHz
  • Real-time bandwidth (RTBW) : up to 10 MHz
  • Probability of intercept (POI) as short as 1.02us
  • Spurious Free Dynamic Range (SFDR) up to 100 dBc
  • Fraction of the cost of benchtop/PXIe systems
  • The Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer has all the features you want to get any job done.

    Extensibility of the Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer for additional functionality and OEMs

  • 10 MHz In for external references and a 10 MHz Out reference for multi-unit synchronization
  • Analog I/Q Out enables OEM high speed digitizers and post-processing software tools
  • GPIO for external triggers and exterior modules such as antenna switches, downconverters, and GPS
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet port for control and networking the WSA5000
  • External support for 80 MHz and 160 MHz RTBW (optional)

  • Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer Industry-leading APIs for customization

    ThinkRF utilizes industry-leading APIs/standards and open-source code for easy customization and remote control.

  • LabVIEW Base Development System for Windows
  • Python™
  • MATLAB® R2014b
  • C/C++ programming
  • SCPI - Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments

  • Standard file formats for interoperability and/or deeper analysis:
  • VITA Radio Transport (VRT) Protocol
  • Comma Separated Values (CSV)

  • The  Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer Performance and versatility to meet your needs – no matter what the application.

  • Spectrum Analysis ,Spectrogram View ,Power Spectral Density Display ,I /Q Plots
  • LTE, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 3G wideband signal analysis
  • Automated Test Equipment (ATE)
  • Spectrum monitoring
  • Research and development
  • RF test and measurement

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    WSA5000-308 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer

    Real-time spectrum analyzer mode
    Display ModesReal-time Spectrum
    Real-Time Spectrogram
    Real-Time Persistence Spectrum
    Real-Time I and Q
    Real-time bandwidth (RTBW)0.1 / 10 / 40 /100 MHz
    Probability of Intercept (POI)≥ 25.552 µs signal durationfor 100% POI
    ≤ 17.360 µs signal durationfor 0% POI
    Spurious free dynamic range (SFDR)≥ 60 dBc (nominal)100 MHz RTBW
    ≥ 70 dBc (nominal)10 / 40 MHz RTBW
    ≥ 100 dBc (nominal)0.1 MHz RTBW
    Data Acquisition
      A/D Converter Sampling Rate and Resolution125 MS/s,12 bit10 / 40 / 100 MHz RTBW
    300 kS/s, 24 bit0.1 MHz RTBW
    FFT lengths128 to 524288 in powers of 2
    Resolution Bandwidth (RBW)
      Range0.24 kHz to 976.56 kHz10 / 40 /100 MHz RTBW
     0.62 Hz to 2543.12 Hz 0.1 MHz RTBW 
      WindowingHanning 
    Traces6Clear/Write, Trace Average, Max Hold, Min Hold
    Markers
       Modes
       Marker Frequency Resolution
    12
    Normal (Tracking), Delta, Fixed
    0.01 Hz

    Peak, Next Peak (Right/Left), Center

    Triggers1Real-Time Level Trigger
    APIsPython™PyRF RTSA
    LabVIEWLabVIEW Base Development System for Windows
    MATLAB®MATLAB® Release 2014b
    C/C++ISO/IEC 14882:2011
    SCPIIEEE 488.2 – Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments
    Record/Playback
    Preferences
    VITA Radio Transport (VRT)
    Save/Load Settings
    VITA-49.0 – 2007 Draft 0.21
    Save settings for easy recall
    Export DataCSVComma Separated Values
    Frequency
    Frequency Ranges
      Sweep/RTSA Mode (100/40/10/0.1 MHz)50 MHz to 8 GHz, 18 GHz or 27 GHz

      Baseband Mode100 kHz to 62.5 MHzNon-tunable
    Frequency Reference± 1.0 x 10–6 per yearAging
    ± 1.0 x 10–6 per yearAccuracy + aging
    Amplitude
    Amplitude Accuracy
      25 °C ± 5 °C± 2.00 dB typical100 kHz to 3 GHz
    ± 2.75 dB typical>3 GHz to 8 GHz
    Amplitude Ranges
      Measurement RangeDANL to maximum safe input level
       Attenuator Range0 or 20 dB8 GHz only (Front-end Attenuation)
    0 or 25 dB in 1dB steps18 GHz and 27 GHz only (IF Attenuation)
    Maximum Safe RF Input Level+10 dBm, 0 V DC
    Spectral Purity
    SSB Phase Noiseat 1 GHz (as an RTSA)            (Phase noise of LO                                                         measured at 1GHz)Carrier Offset
    -80 dBc/Hz typical                   -85 dBc/Hz typical100 Hz
    25 °C ± 5 °C, typical-90 dBc/Hz typical                   -90 dBc/Hz typical1 kHz
    -97 dBc/Hz typical                  -105 dBc/Hz typical 10 kHz
    -102 dBc/Hz typical                -115 dBc/Hz typical100 kHz
    -123 dBc/Hz typical                -143 dBc/Hz typical 1 MHz
    Displayed Average Noise Level (DANL)     408            408-P,418           427Frequency
      25 °C ± 5 °C-151 dBm        -164 dBm        -162 dBm100 MHz
    -151 dBm        -163 dBm        -162 dBm500 MHz
    -150 dBm        -161 dBm        -160 dBm1000 MHz
    -149 dBm        -152 dBm        -144 dBm2000 MHz

    -145 dBm        -157 dBm        -157 dBm3000 MHz
    -140 dBm        -155 dBm        -154 dBm4000 MHz
    -142 dBm        -149 dBm        -145 dBm5000 MHz
    -134 dBm        -143 dBm        -143 dBm6000 MHz
    -134 dBm        -149 dBm        -143 dBm7000 MHz
     -131 dBm        -163 dBm        -158 dBm8000 MHz
                            -162 dBm        -158 dBm 9000 MHz
                                 -162 dBm        -157 dBm 10000 MHz
                            -160 dBm        -160 dBm 11000 MHz
                            -158 dBm        -154 dBm 12000 MHz
                            -156 dBm        -146 dBm 13000 MHz
                            -155 dBm        -150 dBm 14000 MHz
                               -159 dBm        -147 dBm 15000 MHz
                            -155 dBm        -150 dBm 16000 MHz
                             -152 dBm        -145 dBm 17000 MHz
                            -149 dBm        -147 dBm18000 MHz 
                                                   -147 dBm 19000 MHz 
                                                   -151 dBm20000 MHz 
                          -146 dBm  21000 MHz 
                         -145 dBm 22000 MHz 
                        -149 dBm23000 MHz 
                        -151 dBm24000 MHz 
                        -148 dBm25000 MHz 
                        -143 dBm26000 MHz 
                       -133 dBm27000 MHz
    Third Order Intercept/(TOI)at 1 GHz+12 dBm, typical
    General Specifications
    PC Required
      Operating SystemWindows XP (32 bit)
    Window 7 and 8 (32 or 64 bit)
      RAM2 GB
      Hard Disk1 GB
    Status IndicatorsPLL Lock / 10 MHz reference clock status
    Ethernet Link and Activity status
    CPU and Power status
    Connectors
      RF InSMA female, 50 Ω8 / 18 / 27 GHz
      10 MHz Reference In and OutSMA female, 50 Ω
      Analog I and Q OutSMA female, 50 Ω0 or 35 MHz
      10/100/1000 EthernetRJ45
      USB Consolemini-USB
      GPIO25-pin male D-Sub miniature
      Coaxial PowerType A: 5.5 mm OD, 2.5 mm ID
    Physical
      Power Supply+12 V DC
      Power Consumption18 W
      Operating Temperature Range0 °C to +50 °C
      Storage Temperature Range-40 °C to +85 °C
      Size269 x 173 x 55 mm (10.58 x 6.81 x 2.15 inches)
      Weight2.7 kg (6 lbs.)
    Regulatory Compliance
    RoHS ComplianceRoHS/RoHS 2
    MarksCEEuropean Union
    EMC Directive 2014/30/EUEN 61326-1:2013Electromagnetic Compatibility
    Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/ECEN 61010-1:2010 Class 1Safety
    Ordering Information
    8 GHz RTSAWSA5000-308100 kHz to 8 GHz, RTBW up to 10 MHz *
    8 GHz RTSAWSA5000-408100 kHz to 8 GHz, RTBW up to 100 MHz
    18 GHz RTSAWSA5000-418100 kHz to 18 GHz, RTBW up to 100 MHz
    27 GHz RTSAWSA5000-427100 kHz to 27 GHz, RTBW up to 100 MHz
    8 GHz Preamp 
    WSA5000-408-P
     
    8 GHz spectrum analyzer with 100 kHz to 100 MHz RTBW with pre-amp and additional preselect filtering. Applicable only to the WSA5000-408
     
    80 MHz and 160 MHz RTBW SupportWSA5000-xxx-WBIQ *External support for 80 MHz Super-Heterodyne and 160 MHz Zero-IF RTBW. The RTBW of 160 MHz is intended for IQ out only. The internal digitizer remains at 125 MSa/s.
    External Local Oscillator SupportWSA5000-xxx-ELO **External Local Oscillator inputs for phase-coherent radio front-ends
    High IFWSA5000-xxx-HIF **Radio receiver front-end with IF output between 800 and 2500 MHz When this option is selected, the lower IF outputs at 0 or 35 MHz or the RF digitization will not be available
    80 MHz and 160 MHz RTBW and External Local Oscillator SupportWSA5000-xxx-WBIQ-ELO **Radio receiver front-end support for external Local Oscillator inputs and 80 MHz Super-Heterodyne and 160 MHz Zero-IF RTBW. The instantaneous BW of 160 MHz is intended for IQ out only. The internal digitizer remains at 125 MSa/s.
    Software IncludedRTSAReal-Time Spectrum Analyzer software
    Rack ShelfWSA5000-RACK-SHELF19″ rack shelf supports two horizontally mounted WSA5000 or six vertically mounted WSA5000 (requires vertical mounting kit) including fasteners
    External BatteryMANPACK-BATTERY20,000 mAh 12 V / 1.5 A battery
    * The 308 does not include 10 MHz Out or I/Q Out
    ** xxx = 408, 418 or 427 for 8 GHz, 18 GHz, or 27 GHz models respectively

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