Signal Hound Blog and News

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

The VSG60A API now supports 64-bit Linux systems

January 20th, 2020

Since its release, our 6 GHz vector signal generator has been a huge hit. The ‘uphill climb’ sales rate that we normally experience (with sales increasing as marketing takes effect) didn’t apply to the VSG60A. The generator has been a solid seller since day one, and feedback on the device has been both plentiful and […]Read More

We visited ControlTek to watch our SM200B boards come to life

September 12th, 2019

Check out our behind-the-scenes video where we visit the facility that populates our boards with RF components.Read More

IMS 2019, Boston – Day One

June 4th, 2019

Day one at IMS is always a blitz, with constant conversation from open to close. It's no wonder we're hoarse by the end of the day!Read More

IMS 2019, Boston – Setup Day

June 3rd, 2019

Setup day! Always... exciting...? Either way, it went well, and we even got to explore Boston for a bit.Read More