Large Frequency Range
The frequencies and bandwidths of commercial wireless systems have been increasing steadily to accommodate the growing demand for larger data rates. The R5500 supports frequency ranges from 100 kHz up to 27 GHz which enables testing of modern systems and doesn’t exclude tests such as third-order intercepts.
Wide Instantaneous Bandwidth
Modern waveforms such as 802.11ac standard utilize waveforms occupy up to 80 MHz in bandwidth and LTE-Advanced aims to utilize bandwidths of up to 100 MHz. The R5500 provides up to 100 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth in its direct conversion mode.
Deep Dynamic Range
RF measurements for characterizing IP3 generally require a dynamic range of around 100 dB. The R5500 supports multiple ADCs thereby providing wide IBW with 70 dB dynamic range and a narrow IBW with 100 dB dynamic range.
Real-Time Acquisition Memory and Trigger Capability
Modern waveforms such as those associated with the wireless LAN standards utilize packet-based signaling techniques. The R5500 enable real-time capture of multiple data packets by providing real-time hardware-based frequency domain triggering capability in conjunction with real-time memory storage of up to 128 million samples.
Fast Scan Speed
Scan speed determines how fast the analyzer can jump from analyzing one set of frequencies to another set. The R5500 has fast setup times and provides sophisticated capture control.
Small Size, Weight, and Power
The R5500 has a length and width less than a sheet of paper, weighs less than 3 kg and consumes less than 20 W of power making it a fraction of the size, weight and power of traditional lab spectrum analyzers.