PSA Series 2 and 5 - Handheld RF Spectrum Analyzers PSA1302, PSA2702, PSA3605, PSA6005

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 PSA Series-2 and Series-5 | Comparison of Features

 Features common to All Models

 
  True handheld size, weight only 0.56 kg (20 oz)

  4.3" (11cm) color TFT display with touch screen

  Rugged construction with built-in screen protector

  Intuitive menu system for rapid set-up

  Operation via touch screen or hard keys

  Li-on battery pack for long operation per charge

  Measurement in dBm or dBuV, mV or uW

  Zero span mode with AM and FM demodulation

  Trace modes of normal, peak hold and trace average

  Live, View and Reference traces in contrasting colors

  Twin markers with readout of absolute & difference values

  Smart marker movement with selectable peak tracking

  Frequency presets and independent state storage

  Auto-set of sweep parameters for highest signal found

  Unlimited storage for waveforms, set-ups and screens

  User assignable file names, file stamping from real-time clock

  USB interfaces for Flash drives and PC connection

  Comprehensive status and context sensitive help screens

 Features comparison table excludes specifications and features that are common to all models (see above)

PSA1302

PSA2702

PSA3605

PSA6005

Maximum Frequency

1300MHz

2700MHz

3600MHz

6000MHz

Minimum Frequency

1MHz

1MHz

10MHz

10MHz

Maximum Reference Level

0dBm

+20dBm

Minimum Reference Level

-20dBm

-40dBm

Noise Floor / DANL

-96dBm (Ref = -20dBm,15kHz RBW);
 -138dBm/Hz

-120dBm (Ref = -40dBm, 10kHz RBW);
 -160dBm/Hz

Resolution Bandwidth (RBW)

15kHz, 280kHz, 1MHz or Auto

300Hz to 10MHz (1:3:10 sequence) or Auto

Video Bandwidth (VBW)

On/Off (Tracking)

300Hz to 10MHz or Tracking

Detector Modes

Peak (+ve)

Peak (+ve, -ve, alternate), Sample, RMS, Avg.

Sweep Time Control

Automatically set by Span and RBW

Automatic with manual override

Demodulation

Audio only, AM or FM

Audio and Waveform*, AM or FM

Frequency Counter

No

Yes (resolution down to 10Hz)

Automatic Measurements

No

CP, ACPR, OBW *

RF Input Connector

SMA

N type

Battery Life per charge

> 8 hours

> 3 hours

   

* = requires option U02

   

  Series 2 - additional features with Option U01

  Series 5 - additional features with Option U02

  Limit lines and limit patterns with limits comparator

  Data logging of peak values, complete traces or
   screen images from timer, external trigger or limits
   comparator

  Compensation tables, fixed offsets and 75Ohm
    compensation

  Sweep triggering from ext. trigger or limits comparator

  Custom Presets for rapid repetitive setting.

  Capability to show screen contents on a PC

  Limit lines and limit patterns with limits comparator

  Data logging of peak values, complete traces or screen
    images from timer, external trigger or limits comparator

  Automatic Measurements for CP, ACPR and OBW

  Waveform demodulation for AM and FM signals

  Compensation tables, fixed offsets and 75Ohm
    compensation

  Sweep triggering from ext. trigger or limits comparator

  Custom Presets for rapid repetitive setting.

  Capability to show screen contents on a PC

Differing architectures

The Series 2 and Series 5 share the same compact lightweight ruggedized casing, along with the same 4.3” color TFT display and touch-screen user interface.  Under the skin, however, they use significantly different architectures resulting in differing feature sets and power consumption.
Prices for the Series 5 start at around one third more than for the Series 2.

PSA Series 2

The Series 2 is fully analog, up to and including the detector, using a conventional superheterodyne architecture.

This approach yields particularly low power consumption along with operation down to 1MHz.

The main disadvantage is limited bandwidth filtering choices.

1.3GHz and 2.7GHz models are available both offering more than 8 hours of operation from a charge, and at remarkably low prices.

PSA Series 5

The Series 5 is all-digital from the second IF onwards. This enables it to offer a full range of RBW/VBW settings, multiple detector modes and advanced features such as waveform demodulation and automatic measurements.
Power consumption is higher than the Series 2 (although still much lower than competitive products) and minimum operating frequency is 10MHz.
3.6GHz and 6.0GHz models are available both offering more than 3 hours of operation from a charge, at prices significantly lower than those for comparable portable spectrum analyzers.

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