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Spike’s new RF Mapping analysis mode, and frequency hopping I/Q acquisition for the SM200 via API

Updates to Signal Hound’s custom applications are ongoing. Our talented engineering team continues to add industry-standard features to both our valuable (FREE) Spike RF analysis software, and the Signal Hound SDK. Hit the road with Spike’s new RF mapping feature Recently, our team of software ninjas added an incredible new feature to Spike – RF

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Swing In, Say Hi at IMS 2016

These are our kind of people Our industry is an interesting one. Test and measurement equipment doesn’t quite reach the excitement levels of consumer electronics (wink wink), but without it, the consumer electronics probably wouldn’t make it out to, well, the consumers. If consumer electronics are a niche, then we’re definitely a niche within a

Practical Real Time Spectrum Analyzer Applications Part 1 — Basics Of Interference Hunting And Spectrum Monitoring

This is the first post in a multi-part blog series where we take a look at a few practical applications of spectrum analyzers. There are many cases where accidental or intentional EM interference occurs, which puts even greater burdens on an already crowded spectrum. The ability to capture, analyze, identify, and locate these harmful signals

Coming soon! A New Blog Series About Practical Real Time Spectrum Analyzer Applications

A few weeks ago we finished up a four-part blog series about the basics of real time spectrum analysis. In the blog series we discussed the basics of how a spectrum analyzer works, why we need them, and the differences between spectrum analysis and real time spectrum analysis, among other things. Armed with this basic

What You Need to Know About Real Time Spectrum Analysis

This is the fourth and final post in a multi-part blog series, teaching you the essential concepts of spectrum analysis. With the advent of wide bandwidth analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), high-speed memory, fast processors, and efficient fast-fourier transforms (FFTs), tens to hundreds of megahertz of instantaneous bandwidth can be processed as fast as it is received.

What Is Channel Power And Occupied Bandwidth?

This is the third post in a multi-part blog series, teaching you the essential concepts of spectrum analysis. When attempting to analyze or characterize modern telecommunications systems and devices, a spectrum analyzer’s (SAs) ability to measure power over precise sections of spectrum is invaluable. The quality of transmission, nonlinearities, and phase noise of a communication

Spectrum Analyzer Basics

This is the second post in a multi-part blog series, teaching you the essential concepts of spectrum analysis. A measurement on a spectrum analyzer (SA) is taken by configuring, often through software, several key measurement parameters. Many spectrum analyzers have a default setting, along with adjustable center frequency, bandwidth, and power levels. However, not all

Spike 3.0.22 Released

We released Spike v3.0.22 today, featuring the following enhancements and fixes:       Enhancements Changed Native/Non-Native RBW selection to Nutall/Flattop, respectively (these terms are more descriptive and useful when making measurements) Added CISPR defined RBW filters (these RBW filters provide the 6dB bandwidth and shape that is desired for EMC/EMI measurements) Increased marker resolution

Introduction To Practical Spectrum Analysis

This is the first post in a multi-part blog series, teaching you the essential concepts of spectrum analysis. From browsing the internet on your smartphone to surviving the cramped seating arrangement of a modern airliner, RF and microwave electromagnetic (EM) signals enable communication of information for everything from public safety to social media. The devices

New Blog Series: Understanding Real Time Spectrum Analysis

It’s no secret: the wireless world is hot. From the top tech companies in the world to homebrew hackers working in their basement, wireless communications are changing the world in exciting ways. Working with radio frequency is standard fare for many in the electronics world, and there are many tools available to help when developing

QST Reviews Our 4.4 GHz Scalar Network Analyzer

A few years ago, we sent the devices in our 4.4 GHz scalar network analyzer product combo to the editors of QST magazine for a review. They received the USB-SA44B and USB-TG44A in brand-new, just-off-the-manufacturing-line condition, and we were really excited to get some feedback from such veterans in the field. We anxiously waited. And then we waited some