USB Spectrum Analyzer Crew Adds 13- & 18-GHz Models

Tektronix expands its RSA500 family of battery powered USB-based spectrum analyzers with the addition of the RSA513A and RSA518A, offering 13-GHz and 18-GHz frequency ranges respectively. Along with their higher frequency support, these instruments provide the ability to stream I & Q data for performing analysis consistent with software-defined radio functionality. Applications range from spectrum management applications such as Ku band radar and 5G LTE base station testing to military applications such as like RADHAZ and EMCON monitoring. 


In today's crowded RF environment, spectrum analyzer users increasingly need to measure wider bandwidth signals, at higher frequencies, for gapless capture of RF signals. With their unique ability to stream I & Q data out of the instrument, RSA500 analyzers enable both capture and playback of wideband signals for further analysis offline – a largely unmet need in the market, according to HawkEye 360, a developer of satellite-based precision geoanalytic products.

Fierce AI Week

Register today for Fierce AI Week - a free virtual event | August 10-12

Advances in AI and Machine Learning are adding an unprecedented level of intelligence to everything through capabilities such as speech processing and image & facial recognition. An essential event for design engineers and AI professionals, Engineering AI sessions during Fierce AI Week explore some of the most innovative real-world applications today, the technological advances that are accelerating adoption of AI and Machine Learning, and what the future holds for this game-changing technology.


Available for order now with delivery in 30 days, the RSA513A is priced from $16,500 and the RSA518A is priced from $19,500. For more info, pay a visit to Tektronix, Inc.

Suggested Articles

Research dollars for AV are expected to remain, if slowed, especially for companies that see self-driving as a key to their success

Hydrogen refueling stations are limited in the U.S., restricting interest in use of fuel cell electric cars

Silicon Labs is providing the BT module needed for detecting proximity with another Maggy device