R&S®Cable Rider ZPH Cable & Antenna Analyzer

Expect fast, expect efficient

Key Facts

  • Frequency range from 2 MHz to 3 GHz/4 GHz, upgrade via keycode
  • DTF, return loss, VSWR and one-port cable loss measurements

Brief Description

The R&S®Cable Rider ZPH is a one-port analyzer that has all the essential basic measurement capabilities required for installing and maintaining antenna systems in the field.

Features

  • Fast
  • Efficient
  • Standard measurement modes

Specifications

Specifications in brief
Frequency range 2 MHz to 3 GHz
with R&S®ZPH-B4 option installed 2 MHz to 4 GHz
Frequency resolution 1 Hz

Key Facts

  • Frequency range from 2 MHz to 3 GHz/4 GHz, upgrade via keycode
  • DTF, return loss, VSWR and one-port cable loss measurements
  • Ideal for field use: 9-hour battery life, 2.5 kg (5.5 lb), backlit keypad, fast boot time, non-reflective display, small form factor, ruggedized housing (IP51)
  • Large color touchscreen
  • Measurement wizard to speed up measurements and eliminate human errors
  • Easy and cost-efficient upgrades of all options via software keycode

Brief Description

The R&S®Cable Rider ZPH is a one-port analyzer that has all the essential basic measurement capabilities required for installing and maintaining antenna systems in the field. Its unique features ensure fast and efficient cable and antenna measurements. The easy-to-use analyzer features a touchscreen and large keypad.

Features & Benefits

  • Fast
    • Change settings quickly and easily
    • Fastest measurement speed
    • Fastest boot and warm-up times
    • Fast measurements – no calibration required
    • Fast deployment with the wizard function
  • Efficient
    • Single charge lasts entire work day
    • Buy what you want when you need it
    • One-step calibration
    • Simplify measurements with the wizard function
    • Remote control with Android or iOS apps
  • Standard measurement modes
    • Distance-to-fault measurement
    • Distance-to-fault measurement and return loss: combined measurement
    • Voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) measurement
    • One-port cable loss measurement
    • Phase display
    • Smith chart display
  • Optional measurement modes
    • Power measurements with power sensors
    • Channel power meter
    • Pulse measurements with power sensors

Specifications

Specification in brief
Frequency range R&S®Cable Rider ZPH 2 MHz to 3 GHz
  with R&S®ZPH-B4 option installed 2 MHz to 4 GHz
Frequency resolution   1 Hz
Individual measurements   reflection (S11)
    1-port cable loss
    distance-to-fault
Port output power controlled via tracking generator attenuation –10 dBm (nom.)
     
Maximum permissible spurious signal measurement = reflection (S11)/one-port cable loss/distance-to-fault analysis +17 dBm (nom.)
Data points selectable 101 to 2501
Reflection measurement S11
Corrected directivity with
R&S®ZN-Z103option
2 MHz ≤ f ≤ 4 GHz (with R&S®ZPH-B4 option installed) > 42 dB (nom.)
Measurement speed   0.3 ms/point
Result formats   magnitude, VSWR, magnitude and distance-tofault, VSWR and distance-to-fault
1-port cable loss measurement
Result format   magnitude
Range selectable 1/2/5/10/20/50/100/120/150 dB
Distance-to-fault analysis    
Result formats   return loss (dB), VSWR
Fault resolution   (1.5 m × 108 m × velocity factor/span)
Maximum cable length depending on cable loss 1500 m (nom.)
Maximum rated input levels
DC voltage   50 V
CW RF power port 1 (power meter input) 30 dBm
  port 2 (reflectometer input) 23 dBm
General data
Display resolution WVGA 800 × 480 pixel
Battery (R&S®HA-Z306 option) capacity 72 Wh
  voltage 11.25 V (nom.)
  operating time with new, fully charged battery 9 h
Dimension W × H × D 202 mm × 294 mm × 76 mm
(8.0 in × 11.6 in × 3 in)
Weight   2.5 kg (5.5 lb)
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