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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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Noise Figure Measurement Video and Feature Overview Download

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

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

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,

New video – Channel Power Measurements with Spike software

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.   Spike, our spectrum analyzer

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

Signal Hound announces a new analysis mode for making noise figure measurements 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

Fall updates to Spike and our VSG60 software

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

New Linux software, new Bluetooth LE waveform generation

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

Rising to the occasion as best we can

These are tricky times Between the looming threat of the COVID-19 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.

Today, the SA44B spectrum analyzer is 10 years old

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

The VSG60A API now supports 64-bit Linux systems

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

We visited ControlTek to watch our SM200B boards come to life

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