Spectrum and Signal Analyzer

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A spectrum analyzer measures the magnitude of an input signal versus frequency within the full frequency range of the instrument. The primary use is to measure the power of the spectrum of known and unknown signals. The input signal that a spectrum analyzer measures is electrical, however, spectral compositions of other signals, such as acoustic pressure waves and optical light waves, can be considered through the use of an appropriate transducer. Optical spectrum analyzers also exist, which use direct optical techniques such as a monochromator to make measurements. A signal analyzer employs digital techniques to extract useful information that is carried by an electrical signal. In common usage the term is related to both spectrum analyzers and vector signal analyzers. While spectrum analyzers measure the amplitude or magnitude of signals, a signal analyzer with appropriate software or programming can measure any aspect of the signal such as modulation. Today's high-frequency signal analyzers achieve good performance by optimizing both the analog front end and the digital back end.

Rohde & Schwarz

Since 1986, Rohde & Schwarz has offered innovative signal and spectrum analyzers whose unique characteristics enable them to redefine the current state-of-the-art again and again.