R&S®ZPH cable rider

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R&S®ZPH cable rider
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Key facts

  • Frequency range up to 3 GHz or 4 GHz, upgrade via keycode
  • One-port model features: DTF, return loss, VSWR and cable loss measurements
  • Two-port model additionally features S21 measurements, spectrum and interference analysis, AM/FM/ASK/FSK demodulation
  • Ideal for field use: up to 9-hour battery life, 2.5 kg (5.5 lb), backlit keypad, fast boot time, non-reflective display, small form factor, ruggedized housing (IP51)

Starting at 37 100 SEK

  • 3 year warranty extension
  • Spectrum and vector network analyzer promotion

Brief description

The R&S®Cable Rider ZPH 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 and spectrum analysis. Two different R&S®ZPH models are available to suit different needs, a pure one-port cable and antenna analyzer and a two-port model with additional spectrum analysis and tracking generator features.

Features & benefits

Fast

Fast operation with the R&S®Cable Rider ZPH
 

The R&S®Cable Rider ZPH boots up in less than 15 seconds and only needs 1 minute to warm up and can therefore begin measurement almost instantly.
The analyzer’s extremely fast measurements are the best in its class. The configuration overview menu allows you to view and change all parameter settings with just one keystroke. The fast synthesizers in the analyzer speed up measurements to 0.3 miliseconds per point.

Set parameters quickly in the overview menu
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Set parameters quickly in the overview menu

Ideal for fast base station installation and maintenance: the R&S®Cable Rider ZPH

Efficient

Efficient operation with the R&S®Cable Rider ZPH
 

Downtime-free operation is efficient operation.
With a single full charge, the R&S®Cable Rider ZPH lasts an entire working day without needing to recharge or change the batteries.
If tasks require additional options, these can be purchased and activated without needing to send the analyzer to the service lab for an upgrade or recalibration.

Efficient operation with the R&S®Cable Rider ZPH
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Efficient operation with the R&S®Cable Rider ZPH

R&S®Cable Rider ZPH with the R&S®ZN-Z103 calibration unit

Cable and antenna tester

Key capabilities for base station installation
 

All R&S®Cable Rider ZPH models share the same cable and antenna testing DNA: Distance-to-fault, VSWR and one port cable loss measurement is supported, as well as phase and smith chart displays of the respective measurements.

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Base station maintenance with the R&S®Cable Rider ZPH

Spectrum analyzer

Additional features for spectrum analysis
 

In many cases, a field engineer needs multiple instruments to complete his tasks: a cable and antenna analyzer, a spectrum analyzer, a signal generator and a bias source. All of these instruments now combine into one powerful box with the additional features of R&S®Cable Rider ZPH Combi Analyzer (model .12.) The spectrum analyzer model also contains further measurement features, such as interference analysis and signal strength mapping.

R&S®Cable Rider ZPH with R&S®HA-Z900
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R&S®Cable Rider ZPH with R&S®HA-Z900

Interference hunting with R&S®Cable Rider ZPH and directional antenna R&S®HA-Z900

Calibration

One-step calibration
 

Calibration is only recommended if there are additional cables or adapters connected in between the analyzer and the device under test (DUT). This eliminates any influences on the measurement.
For convenient, one-step calibration, the R&S®ZN-Z103 calibration unit automatically switches internally between OPEN, SHORT and LOAD. This saves time and eliminates the hassle of physically changing the different calibration standards in the field.

R&S®ZN-Z103 calibration unit
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R&S®ZN-Z103 calibration unit

Portability

Weighs only 2.5 kg
 

With its ergonomic design, the R&S®Cable Rider ZPH has a small form factor and is lightweight. It comes with a convenient side strap to support your hand during the short measurement period. For hands-free operation, the holster (R&S®HA-Z322) comes with a harness that is carefully designed to equally distribute the weight around the body.

Hands-free operation with the R&S®HA-Z322 holster
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Hands-free operation with the R&S®HA-Z322 holster

Durability

A single charge lasts for a day’s work
 

The R&S®Cable Rider ZPH will operate for an entire working day on a single charge. Simply charge it for approximately 4 hours and the lithium-ion battery pack will last up to 9 hours. The advantages of long battery life are obvious: the weight of an extra battery can be saved when climbing up a mast or tower and there’s no frustration due to the battery running out during a measurement.

Handheld analyzer battery operation time
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Handheld analyzer battery operation time

R&S®Cable Rider ZPH lasts longer then any other handheld analyzer on a single charge

Usability

Touchscreen gestures, non-reflective screen and backlit keypad
 

To enhance user experience, the user interface operates like a smart phone. The touchscreen is not limited to the menu bar; it also allows users to move the spectrum, zoom in and out of the span, add/delete markers, etc.

Non-reflective screen and backlit keypad
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Non-reflective screen and backlit keypad

Non-reflective screen makes it easier to work outdoors, even in bright sunlight so you can continue working though the night or under dim conditions thanks to the backlit keypad

Available models

Available models
Models
Ports
Connectors
Starting at

R&S®ZPH

Order number 1321.1211K02

Ports
1.0
Connectors
N-type
Starting at

R&S®ZPH

Order number 1321.1211K12

Ports
2.0
Connectors
N-type
Starting at
Specifications
Frequency range
R&S®Cable Rider ZPH (1-port model .02) 2 MHz to 3 GHz
with R&S®ZPH-B4 option 2 MHz to 4 GHz
R&S®Cable Rider ZPH (2-port combi model .12) with R&S®ZPH-K1 option 5 kHz to 3 GHz
with R&S®ZPH-B4 and R&S®ZPH-K1 options 5 kHz to 4 GHz
Frequency resolution 1 Hz
Spectrum measurement with combi model .12 only, with R&S®ZPH-K1 option
Spectral purity, SSB phase noise f = 500 MHz, carrier offset 30 kHz < –88 dBc (1 Hz), typ. –95 dBc (1 Hz)
f = 500 MHz, carrier offset 100 kHz < –98 dBc (1 Hz), typ. –105 dBc (1 Hz)
f = 500 MHz, carrier offset 1 MHz < –118 dBc (1 Hz), typ. –125 dBc (1 Hz)
Displayed average noise level (DANL) 0 dB RF attenuation, termination 50 Ω, RBW = 1 kHz, VBW = 10 Hz, sample detector, log scaling, normalized to 1 Hz
frequency preamplifier = off
1 MHz to 10 MHz < –130 dBm, typ. –135 dBm
10 MHz to 1 GHz < –142 dBm, typ. –146 dBm
1 GHz to 4 GHz < –140 dBm, typ. –144 dBm
frequency preamplifier = on
1 MHz to 10 MHz < –150 dBm, typ. –160 dBm
10 MHz to 3 GHz < –158 dBm, typ. –163 dBm
3 GHz to 4 GHz < –156 dBm, typ. –161 dBm
Maximum permissible spurious signal
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-Z103 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-to-fault, 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 model .02: port 1 (power meter input) 30 dBm
model .12: port 1 (RF input) 20 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 up to 9 hrs
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)

Available options

Performance
Product
Description
R&S®ZPH-B4

Order number 1321.0380.02

Description

Frequency Upgrade

R&S®ZPH-B22

Order number 1334.5627.02

Description

Preamplifier

R&S®ZPH-K1

Order number 1334.5604.02

Description

Spectrum analysis measurement application

General-purpose
Product
Description
R&S®ZPH-K7

Order number 1334.5633.02

Description

Modulation analysis AM/FM

(requires R&S®ZPH-K1)

R&S®ZPH-B10

Order number 1321.0396.02

Description

GPS Support

R&S®ZPH-K9

Order number 1321.0415.02

Description

Power Sensor Support

R&S®ZPH-K19

Order number 1321.0409.02

Description

Channel Power Meter

Radar
Product
Description
R&S®ZPH-K29

Order number 1321.0421.02

Description

Pulse Measurements with Power Sensor

Interference analysis
Product
Description
R&S®ZPH-K15

Order number 1334.5640.02

Description

Interference Analysis

(requires R&S®ZPH-K1)

R&S®ZPH-K16

Order number 1334.5656.02

Description

Signal strength mapping measurement application

(requires R&S®ZPH-K1)

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