Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) has added new handheld microwave spectrum analysers to its R&S SPECTRUM RIDER FPH family.

New base models up to 6, 13.6 and 26.5GHz, plus corresponding frequency extensions via software upgrades, now take spectrum analysis capability up to 31 GHz. The SPECTRUM RIDER FPH is a flexible solution for precise measurements in the field and laboratory at an affordable price. The device was the industry's first handheld spectrum analyser to offer a capacitive touchscreen and a unique frequency upgrade concept via keycodes. Since upgrades require neither downtime nor recalibration, users can effortlessly upgrade their base models, e.g. from 26.5 GHz to 31 GHz.

New higher-frequency models enable the rugged family of analysers to perform a vast range of measurement tasks in the field and laboratory. In combination with a number of useful options, the they are handy tools for diverse applications, such as verifying signal transmission over 5G, broadcast, radar and satellite communications links. The instrument will appeal to field technicians and lab engineers alike, as it supports everyday measurement tasks in aerospace and defence, mobile network testing and broadcasting, as well as tasks to be performed by regulatory authorities and tasks in education.

Weighing just 2.5 kg, the R&S SPECTRUM RIDER FPH is ideal for mobile use. Its battery lasts more than six hours, making the instrument capable of working a full day without recharging. The analyser can be remotely controlled via USB or LAN. For even greater convenience, the R&S MobileView app for iOS and Android provides wireless remote control of the R&S Spectrum Rider FPH from a mobile device.

The new handheld device increases agility and flexibility for operators and technicians in the field as well as the laboratory. (Photo: Rohde & Schwarz)

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