Munich, Germany. Rohde & Schwarz has introduced the R&S FPC1000, a new entry-class spectrum analyzer, which, the company reports, features a flexible keycode upgrade concept, solid RF performance, the largest and highest-resolution display in this class, and integrated Wi-Fi for wireless remote control via mobile apps.
Engineered in Germany and designed to the same quality standards as high-end Rohde & Schwarz instruments, the R&S FPC1000 is suitable for basic research, production, service, and educational applications that require spectrum analysis.
The base model of the R&S FPC1000 covers a frequency range from 5 kHz to 1 GHz, which can be expanded to 2 GHz or 3 GHz via software upgrades. Upgrades can be purchased as needed and are available as soon as the keycode is entered. Recalibration is not required.
A critical characteristic when measuring extremely weak signals is high sensitivity. The R&S FPC1000 provides a low noise floor level of -150 dBm (typ), which can be further extended to –165 dBm (typ) with an optional keycode-activated preamplifier. Its high maximum input power allows users to measure RF signals up to +30 dBm (1 W). The combination of low noise floor and high maximum input power results in a wide measurement dynamic range.
The company said the R&S FPC1000 offers the best measurement resolution in its class with 1-Hz RBW and a 10.1” (26 cm) display.
Virtual control enables easy remote control and measurement. The R&S FPC1000 supports optional Wi-Fi connectivity in addition to wired Ethernet. With R&S InstrumentView for Microsoft Windows and the iOS/Android app based R&S MobileView platforms, measurements can be performed anywhere, anytime.
Rohde & Schwarz is demonstrating the R&S FPC1000 to the public for the first time at the embedded world 2017 international trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, this week. The R&S FPC1000 available now from Rohde & Schwarz and selected distribution channel partners.