Wichita, Kan.Aimed at wireless design, R&D and production test engineers, the Aeroflex 3280 Series spectrum analyzers now offers digital demodulation for analyzing 802.11a, b and g wireless networks.
Digital demodulation in the 3280 Series spectrum analyzers allows engineers to analyze the transmitter characteristics of a wireless device. Digital demodulation can be operated in one of two modes. Full-frequency mode links the rear panel IF output at 421.4MHz to the demodulator input, allowing the user to demodulate signals over the full frequency range of the spectrum analyzer (3GHz, 13.2GHz or 26.5GHz). Dual-channel mode links directly from the instrument's front panel or optionally via a rear panel connector to create a unique dual-channel instrument. The frequency range for the direct input of the demodulator is 300MHz to 3GHz.
Although the 3280 Series' digital demodulation hardware option does not include direct I&Q outputs, users who require it can access a direct digital I&Q output in streaming serial format by adding the optional low-voltage data signal (LVDS) output cable. This optional cable is fitted internally between the demodulator LVDS output and the spectrum analyzer rear panel.
Pricing: One software measurement suite is available free of charge with a hardware purchase.
Availability: Delivery is 10 weeks upon receipt of order.
Datasheet: click here.
Aeroflex Test Solutions, Instruments Division, +44 (0)1438 772084, www.aeroflex.com