- 9KHz - 3GHz frequency range
- -120dBm typical noise floor
- 200Hz - 1MHz resolution bandwidths
- High maximum input level
- Small, portable package
Owing to its modern, digital frequency processing technique, it offers high measurement quality at a favourable price. Whether on the lab bench, in service or as a flexible measuring instrument in automatic production systems, the range of applications is almost unlimited.
Operation is menu-guided so that even untrained users will quickly obtain correct results. Clear structures simplify navigation within the menus. Users familiar with spectrum analyzers from Rohde Schwarz will quickly find the menu items they know from other Rohde Schwarz instruments.
The bright TFT colour display with 320 x 240 pixel resolution allows traces to be read even at odd angles or when the incidence of light is unfavourable.
The RF characteristics of the RS FS 300 are setting new standards in the lower price class. Since the displayed average noise level is typically 120 dBm (300 Hz), even weak signals can be reliably detected. Owing to the wide dynamic range, this is also possible when strong carrier signals are present.
The points in the traces are displayed with an accuracy unrivalled in this price class. This is an essential prerequisite for any measurement task.
With 16 different digitally implemented resolution bandwidths starting at 200 Hz, the RS FS 300 can be optimally adapted to different measurement tasks. Large bandwidths for overall measurements ensure short sweep times while small bandwidths provide high frequenzy resolution and low noise level. The RS FS 300 fulfills every requirement in between.
With the aid of the built-in frequency counter, the signal frequency can be measured with 1 Hz resolution. An additional frequency counter is in most cases not required, which saves space on the lab bench.
The maximum input level of the RS FS 300 permits signals to be measured far beyond the common limits. Mobile phones with a maximum output power of 2 W can be directly connected to the spectrum analyzer without external attenuators being required.
The RS FS 300 is notable for its compact and robust design. Whether on the operator desk or in the rack, it takes up a minimum of space. Two series instruments can even be accommodated next to each other in a 19-inch rack.
The new, adjustable handle fulfills several functions. It serves for carrying the RS FS 300. It can be moved and locked in almost any desired position. With the aid of the handle, the instrument can be set up in a tilted position so that an optimum viewing angle can be obtained for the display. If the handle is in the way, it can easily be put away so that several RS FS 300 units can be stacked, for instance.
A new feature in a measuring instrument is the USB remote-control interface of the RS FS 300. It allows the user to select external PC control even during instrument operation by means of hot plug and play simply by establishing a USB connection. This is the first time that lab test equipment can be remote-controlled via USB without any restrictions.