Signal Hound Blog and News

New Products Announced at Virtual IMS 2021

June 22nd, 2021

Have you heard? We’ve got new products coming! Our team has been hard at work designing and creating the next outstanding Signal Hound products you all love. The SM435B We are pleased to announce the SM435B 43.5 GHz millimeter wave spectrum analyzer. This new powerhouse adds millimeter wave analysis capabilities to our already robust SM […]Read More

Virtual IMS 2021

June 21st, 2021

Hey everyone, we’re at IMS…virtually! It’s been a little bit since we’ve been able to rub shoulders with our industry friends, and we are looking forward to being able to do that in person again, soon. In the meantime, we are part of a group of over 100 exhibitors at the IMS 2021 Virtual Show. […]Read More

Noise Figure Measurement Video and Feature Overview Download

March 29th, 2021

We recently announced a new noise figure analysis mode in our Spike RF analysis software. This new analysis mode has already been a big hit with many of our users, but for those that aren’t quite sure why making noise figure measurements is a big deal (or how to perform the measurement), we created a […]Read More

Spike update to version 3.5.14 brings new marker types, SCPI commands, and UI enhancements

March 8th, 2021

We recently updated our Spike spectrum analyzer software to version 3.5.14. Sometimes our software updates simply fix bugs, and sometimes new features are added – 3.5.14 just happens to be one that adds a couple neat new features! On your mark[er], get set… The change log states that we “added new marker functionality to Sweep, […]Read More

New video – Channel Power Measurements with Spike software

February 17th, 2021

The ability to make channel power measurements and adjacent channel power (ACP) measurements are a crucial requirement of any qualified RF test bench. These measurements display the signal energy leaked into adjacent communications channels and the range of frequencies that contain the modulated communication signal power – all very important when working with communication standards such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular technologies.   Our Spike software offers the ability […]Read More

News Release: Signal Hound’s Spike Software Integrates Noise Figure Measurement Feature

February 16th, 2021

Signal Hound announces a new Noise Figure analysis mode in its exclusive Spike spectrum analyzer software. Noise Figure analysis is one of the most useful metrics for RF test engineers, characterizing the noise contributions of an electrical system, as well as the individual electrical components within the system. Read the news release (350k PDF)Read More

Fall updates to Spike and our VSG60 software

October 27th, 2020

Fall brings change, no matter where you are. Depending on which half of the globe you live on things are either cooling down or warming up, and the weather will soon have you inside your lab in order to keep warm, or, for those down South – to stay cool. And when inside, what better […]Read More

New Linux software, new Bluetooth LE waveform generation

May 14th, 2020

Digital demodulation in Spike spectrum analyzer software for Linux
Hopefully this update finds you doing alright during this interesting time in history. The Signal Hound team (and families) are all well and good, adjusting to the current state of normal as best we can. A large part of our staff continues to work remotely, including our software developers who have just released some new—and […]Read More

Rising to the occasion as best we can

March 30th, 2020

These are tricky times Between the looming threat of the Novel Coronavirus, concern for our families, friends, communities, and ourselves, anxiety about work and the overarching economy – life feels really tricky right now. There have been several days in the last couple of weeks where I’ve personally cycled through a range of mental states. […]Read More

Today, the SA44B spectrum analyzer is 10 years old

February 19th, 2020

Where does the time go? More than a decade has passed since Justin placed a napkin drawing comprised of affordable components in front of Bruce and pitched it as a potential USB-powered spectrum analyzer, void of a screen and built-in PC. The potential analyzer was designed to take advantage of modern USB connectivity and utilize […]Read More