We are currently evaluating the Tek RSA306 scope when I cam accross the signal hound. I have attached an image of a capture I made of a signal we generate from our product. I recorded about 10 seconds of capture with a 2Mhz span, the signal is GFSK with 8Khz devialtion at 4.2Kbps Using the Tek software I was able to zoom into the captured data to see the individual bits as seen in the image.
Is this possible using the signal hound and its software.
If this is possible how do you zoom using the software. Can a zoom region be drawn around the waterfall capture area of interest as the zoom capabilities of the Tek software are a bit awkward.
In addition is there any integration with NI labview available with the signal hound
AndrewModeratorAndrew May 25, 2015 at 4:03 pm
Our software does include a waterfall display, but does not support the ability to zoom or adjust view regions. We provide the capability to record a series of sweeps and replay them in the software. The waterfall plot can be activated during this replay.
As for Labview support, we provide examples of how to interface our DLL programming interfaces, and some customers have provided sample labview drivers for our interfaces as well, one on the forums here https://signalhound.com/support/forums/topic/labview-drivers-for-sa44/. This might be enough to get you going in Labview.
Cory AllenKeymasterCory Allen June 2, 2015 at 4:37 pm
For anyone who is interested, we put together this BB60C and Tektronix RSA306 comparison chart (PDF), and had it looked over by a Tek employee at IMS2015. He had a couple corrections, and they are all included in this document.
yumiParticipantyumi July 30, 2015 at 5:29 am
That’s a nice comparison chart. What drew my attention was the immense difference in Sweep speeds (24 GHz/s vs 0.5 GHz/s). Is the RSA306 fundamentally that much slower (to step the tuner and sample input) or does this include some operating mode specifics (like doing longer sampling for each step etc).
AndrewModeratorAndrew July 30, 2015 at 8:10 am
I can’t speak for the RSA306, but the BB60C has sweep support (step, acquire, step, etc) at the firmware level. Sweep speed on the BB60C is truly hardware limited.
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