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R&S®FPC spectrum analyzer

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R&S®FPC1500
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Key facts

  • RF performance engineered in Germany
  • 10.1" WXGA (1366 × 768 pixel) display – largest and highest resolution in class
  • Tracking generator and independent CW signal generator
  • Built-in VSWR bridge
  • One port vector network analyzer with Smith chart display
  • R&S signal & spectrum analyzer | 3 year warranty extension

Brief description

Outstanding quality and innovation does not have to come with a high price tag. The R&S®FPC spectrum analyzer provides unexpected performance at a budget-friendly price. It is engineered in Germany and designed to the same quality standards as highend instruments.

Features & benefits

Investment protection

The R&S®FPC is future-proof thanks to the unique Rohde & Schwarz upgrade path. The base unit covers a frequency range from 5 kHz to 1 GHz, with keycode-activated upgrades available. The R&S®FPC can be upgraded by simply enteringa software keycode. All options are in place and can be enabled by the user. The unique Rohde & Schwarz upgrade path eliminates the need for additional upgrade calibration.

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Frequency extension using keycodes

All options are upgradeable by simply entering a software keycode (Option R&S®FPC-K42 on R&S®FPC1500 only).

High resolution

The R&S®FPC has the largest, highest-resolution display of any entry level spectrum analyzer. More horizontal plus more vertical display size and resolution means more signal details in unprecedented clarity. This class-leading display of the R&S®FPC visualizes the outstanding quality of the signal measurements.

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High resolution

The high measurement resolution of the R&S®FPC fully utilizes the 10.1" WXGA display

Easy virtual control

Simple and intuitive controls are game-changing trends in industry. The R&S®FPC connects to R&S®InstrumentView as well as to R&S®MobileView remote control platforms via USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi. R&S®InstrumentView (PC software) and R&S®MobileView (iOS/Android app) are powerful all-in-one remote control applications that come bundled with the R&S®FPC.

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Powerful remote control options

R&S®FPC comes with R&S®InstrumentView for MS Windows as well as R&S®MobileView iOS/Android apps

One-port vector network analyzer

Due to its unique design utilizing an internal VSWR bridge, the R&S®FPC1500 can perform one-port vector reflection measurements. This feature makes it possible to take impedance measurements on RF antennas or RF circuits with the Smith chart display or distance-to-fault measurements to detect faulty locations over a long RF cable.

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R&S®FPC-K42: Scalar S11 measurement

R&S®FPC1500 is capable of doing scalar as well as vector reflection measurement

Tracking generator

RF engineering often requires testing of passive or active RF circuits that do not produce any RF signal on their own, such as amplifiers, filters or even RF cables. A standalone spectrum analyzer is not sufficient here, a signal generator is required. The R&S®FPC1500 features tracking generator functionality, which makes transmission measurements possible, for example in RF filter and general frequency response measurements.

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R&S®FPC1500: Tracking generator

R&S®FPC1500 features a Tracking generator. A frequency offset can be included for mixer measurement

Signal generator

The R&S®FPC1500 can use its integrated signal source in an independent mode. This unique capability enables the R&S®FPC1500 to act as a continuous wave (CW) signal generator. The source can be used e.g. as a LO signal for mixer measurements or as an input signal for amplifier gain measurements.

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R&S®FPC1500: Signal generator

The R&S®FPC1500 can be used as a signal generator, which comes in handy for use as an input signal etc.

Modulation analysis

Basic digital modulation formats are used with many applications, e.g. near-field communications. The R&S®FPC supports both ASK and FSK analysis. The digital modulation displays include trace, eye diagram, modulation error and symbol analysis. Specialized configuration presets for Bluetooth® Low Energy (Bluetooth® LE) and tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) are available, too. Demodulated audio is supported via the built-in speaker or headphone jack.

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R&S®FPC-K7: FM Trace

The modulation analysis option lets users verify the quality of the basic modulated signals AM/FM and ASK/FSK, with modes for Bluetooth LE and TPMS

Receiver mode

The R&S®FPC offers the optional R&S®FPC-K43 receiver mode for EMI debugging on circuit boards, integrated circuits or cable shielding. The R&S®FPC-B22 preamplifier compensates for coupling loss of probes and increases sensitivity to detect small interfering signals. Cost-effective yet powerful, the R&S®FPC can be used to analyze and locate disturbance sources during development.

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R&S®FPC1000 with R&S®HZ-17

Economic EMI debugging with R&S®HZ-17

Ready for teaching lab

In the teaching lab, the R&S®FPC spectrum analyzer is the perfect choice to teach students RF knownledge. It has an easy-to-use concept combined with state-of-the-art technologiy - at an affordable price. The large 10.1" high-resolution screen shows every signal detail, and one instrument can be shared among several stundents. Professors can assist or monitor remotely via free-of-charge remote control software.

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R&S®FPC: perfect in university education

Available models

  • Model name

    R&S®FPC1000

    Order number: 1328.6660.02

    Frequency range
    5 kHz to 1/2/3 GHz
    Sensitivity
    typ. -165 dBm
    Phase noise@100kHz
    typ. -103 dBc
    Tracking generator
     
    1-port VNA
     
  • Model name

    R&S®FPC1500

    Order number: 1328.6660.03

    Frequency range
    5 kHz to 1/2/3 GHz
    Sensitivity
    typ. -165 dBm
    Phase noise@100kHz
    typ. -103 dBc
    Tracking generator
    1-port VNA
Specifications
Frequency range R&S®FPC1000/FPC1500 base unit 5 kHz to 1 GHz
  with R&S®FPC-B2 option 5 kHz to 2 GHz
  with R&S®FPC-B3 option 5 kHz to 3 GHz
Frequency resolution   1 Hz
Resolution bandwidth   1 Hz to 3 MHz in 1/3 sequence
Spectral purity, SSB phase noise   f = 500 MHz
  30 kHz < –88 dBc (1 Hz), typ. – 92 dBc (1 Hz)
  100 kHz < –98 dBc (1 Hz), typ.– 103 dBc (1 Hz)
  1 MHz < –120 dBc (1 Hz), typ.– 125 dBc (1 Hz)
Displayed average noise level 0 dB RF attenuation, termination 50 Ω,
RBW = 100 Hz, VBW = 10 Hz, sample detector, log scaling, normalized to 1 Hz
  preamplifier = off  
  1 MHz to 10 MHz < –127 dBm, typ. – 135 dBm
  10 MHz to 2 GHz < –142 dBm, typ. – 150 dBm
  2 GHz to 3 GHz < –138 dBm, typ. – 147 dBm
  preamplifier = on (requires R&S®FPC-B22 option)  
  1 MHz to 10 MHz < –147 dBm, typ. – 157 dBm
  10 MHz to 2 GHz < –158 dBm, typ. – 165 dBm
  2 GHz to 3 GHz < –155 dBm, typ. – 163 dBm
Third-order intercept (TOI) intermodulation-free dynamic range, signal level 2 × –20 dBm,
RF attenuation = 0 dB, RF preamplifier = off
  fin = 1 GHz +7 dBm (meas.)
  fin = 2.4 GHz +10 dBm (meas.)
One-port vector network analyzer frequency range 2 MHz to 1/2/3 GHz
  output power –10 dBm
Tracking generator frequency range 5 kHz to 1/2/3 GHz
  output power –30 dBm to 0 dBm
Independent source frequency range 5 kHz to 1/2/3 GHz
  output power –30 dBm to 0 dBm

Available options

Hardware options
Product Description

R&S®FPC-B2

Order number 1328.6677.02

Description

Spectrum analyzer frequency upgrade 1 GHz to 2 GHz

Spectrum analyzer frequency upgrade 1GHz - 2GHz (SL)

R&S®FPC-B3

Order number 1328.6683.02

Description

Spectrum analyzer frequency upgrade 2 GHz to 3 GHz

Spectrum analyzer frequency upgrade 2GHz - 3GHz (SL)

R&S®FPC-B22

Order number 1328.6690.02

Description

Spectrum analyzer preamplifier

Spectrum analyzer preamplifier (SL)

R&S®FPC-B200

Order number 1328.6990.02

Description

Wi-Fi connection support

Wifi support (SL)

Software Options
Product Description

R&S®FPC-K7

Order number 1328.6748.02

Description

Modulation analysis

Modulation analysis (AM, FM, ASK, FSK) (SL)

R&S®FPC-K42

Order number 1328.7396.02

Description

Vector network analysis

Vector reflection measurement (for R&S®FPC1500 only) (SL)

R&S®FPC-K43

Order number 1328.6754.02

Description

Receiver mode

Receiver mode (SL)

R&S®FPC-K55

Order number 1328.6760.02

Description

Advanced measurements

Advanced measurements (SL)

General accessories
Product Description

R&S®ZZA-FPC1

Order number 1328.7080.02

Description

19" Rackmount Kit

Cableset R&S®FPC TO R&S®HM6050-2 USB and RF

Soft Bag

R&S®RTB-Z3

Order number 1333.1734.02

Description

Soft bag

Stores the R&S®RTB2000, R&S®RTM3000 or R&S®RTA4000 oscilloscope and accessories

EMI accessories
Product Description
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R&S®HZ-15

Order number 1147.2736.02

Description

E and H near-field probe set

Preamplifier

R&S®HZ-16

Order number 1147.2720.02

Description

Preamplifier

100 kHz to 3 GHz, 20 dB gain, for R&S®HZ-15 and R&S®HZ-17 probe sets

R&S®HZ-17

Order number 1339.4141.02

Description

H near-field probe set

R&S®FPC-Z1

Order number 1328.7444.02

Description

Cableset R&S®FPC to R&S®HM6050-2

Cableset R&S®FPC TO R&S®HM6050-2 USB and RF

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