Now available as an option for the 3500 or 3500A radio test set is an FFT based spectrum analyzer.Ü
An FFT analyzer uses a snapshot of the incoming RF signal that is within the selected span and converts it to a frequency spectrum. The advantage of using this method is that the spectrum is converted from one set of data and not from a sweep where the RF signal may have changed from the start of the frequency sweep to the finish. The noise floor of the spectrum analyzer is < -136 dBm in the 10 kHz span. The
3500 analyzer has a span width that ranges from 10 kHz to 5 MHz with an effective resolution bandwidth as narrow as 19 Hz. A marker function includes the capability of measuring the power within a particular bandwidth and at a specified offset from the center frequency.
The 3500 Spectrum Analyzer can be accessed from the Transmitter Test screen, the Duplex Test screen, and as a stand-alone spectrum analyzer.