R&S®FSC Spectrum Analyzer

Professional spectrum analysis – compact and cost-efficient

Key Facts

  • Frequency range 9 kHz to 3 GHz or 6 GHz
  • Resolution bandwidths 10 Hz to 3 MHz
  • High sensitivity (< –141 dBm (1 Hz), with optional preamplifier < –161 dBm (1 Hz ))

Brief Description

The R&S®FSC is a compact, cost-efficient solution that offers all essential features of a professional spectrum analyzer with Rohde & Schwarz quality. It covers a wide range of applications from simple development tasks to production, or can be used for training RF professionals.

Features

  • Measurement functions
  • Easy operation
  • Documentation and remote control

Specifications

  R&S®FSC3 R&S®FSC6
Frequency range 9 kHz to 3 GHz 9 kHz to 6 GHz
Resolution bandwidth 10 Hz to 3 MHz 10 Hz to 3 MHz

Key Facts

  • Frequency range 9 kHz to 3 GHz or 6 GHz
  • Resolution bandwidths 10 Hz to 3 MHz
  • High sensitivity (< –141 dBm (1 Hz), with optional preamplifier < –161 dBm (1 Hz ))
  • High third order intercept (> 10 dBm, typ. 15 dBm)
  • Low measurement uncertainty (< 1 dB)
  • Internal tracking generator (model .13/.16)
  • Compact dimensions
  • Low power consumption (12 W)

Brief Description

The R&S®FSC is a compact, cost-efficient solution that offers all essential features of a professional spectrum analyzer with Rohde & Schwarz quality. It covers a wide range of applications from simple development tasks to production, or can be used for training RF professionals. Moreover, it is ideal for applications in service or maintenance.

The R&S®FSC features a wealth of functions for simplifying and speeding up the development and testing of RF products. Its good RF characteristics and its high measurement accuracy help to ensure reliable and reproducible measurement results.

Four different R&S®FSC models are available in the frequency range from 9 kHz to 3 GHz or 6 GHz. Separate models with tracking generator are available for each frequency range. An optional preamplifier that is available for all models increases sensitivity for measuring weak signals. Owing to its compact design, the R&S®FSC takes up only a minimum of space on a lab bench. When installed in a rack, two R&S®FSC or one R&S®FSC and oneR&S®SMC signal generator situated next to each other fit into the 19” space.

Features & Benefits

  • Measurement functions
    • Noise marker for determining the noise power referenced to 1 Hz measurement bandwidth
    • Frequency counter with 0.1 Hz resolution
    • Limit line monitoring (pass/fail function) for indicating whether the DUT complies with defined limits
    • Modulation depth measurement of AM-modulated signals
    • Measurement of harmonics and total harmonic distortion
    • AM/FM audio demodulator (audio via built-in loudspeaker or via headphones)
    • Scalar transmission measurement for fast and simple determination of the transmission characteristics of DUTs such as cables, filters or amplifiers (available for the R&S®FSC models .13 and .16 with tracking generator)
    • Location of EMC problems on printed boards using the R&S®HZ-15 near-field probe set for emission measurements from 30 MHz to 3 GHz
    • Field-strength measurements taking into account the specific antenna factors of the connected antenna, the field strength being displayed directly in dBμV/m
    • Power measurement on pulsed signals in the time domain with predefined settings for the GSM and EDGE mobile radio standards
    • Channel power measurement in a definable transmission channel with predefined settings for 3GPP WCDMA, cdmaOne, CDMA2000® and LTE mobile communications standards
    • Measurement of occupied bandwidth (OBW)
    • Adjacent channel power, absolute or referenced to the TX carrier for up to 12 channels and 12 adjacent channels
    • Gated sweep for displaying the modulation spectrum of burst signals such as GSM or WLAN
    • Measurement of spurious emissions
  • Easy operation

    The R&S®FSC is operated via the keyboard and a rotary knob with an integrated enter function. All important settings such as frequency, bandwidth, span or marker can be directly accessed via hardkey buttons. Clearly arranged softkeys at the lower edge of the touch screen provide additional menu selections. The user interface is available in different languages: English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Hungarian and German.

  • Documentation and remote control

    The R&S®FSCView software that comes with the analyzer is an easy-to-use tool for managing, evaluating and documenting measurement results.

    • Data transfer between the R&S®FSC and a PC via USB/LAN
    • Easy postprocessing of measurement results by means of data export in ASCII or MS Excel format
    • Storage of graphics data in standard formats
    • Printout of measurement results, including the instrument settings used
    • Simple comparison of measurement results
    • Subsequent analysis of the measurement results using markers
    • Subsequent display of limit lines
    • Editor for creating limit lines and antenna factors
    • Compatibility with Windows XP and Vista (32-bit version)

    All functions of the R&S®FSC can be controlled via the USB or LAN interface using SCPI-compatible remote-control commands. For this purpose, drivers for LabWindows/CVI, LabView, VXI-Plug & Play and Linux are available.

Specifications

    R&S®FSC3 R&S®FSC6
Frequency range   9 kHz to 3 GHz 9 kHz to 6 GHz
Resolution bandwidth   10 Hz to 3 MHz 10 Hz to 3 MHz
Displayed average
noise level
without preamplifier, RBW = 1 Hz
  10 MHz to 2 GHz
2 GHz to 3 GHz
3 GHz to 3.6 GHz
3.6 GHz to 5 GHz
5 GHz to 6 GHz
< –141 dBm, typ. –146 dBm
< –138 dBm, typ. –143 dBm


< –141 dBm, typ. –146 dBm
< –138 dBm, typ. –143 dBm
< –138 dBm, typ. –143 dBm
< –142 dBm, typ. –146 dBm
< –140 dBm, typ. –144 dBm
  with R&S®FSC-B22 preamplifier option, RBW = 1 Hz
  10 MHz to 1 GHz
1 GHz to 2 GHz
2 GHz to 3 GHz
3 GHz to 5 GHz
5 GHz to 6 GHz
< –161 dBm, typ. –165 dBm
< –159 dBm, typ. –163 dBm
< –155 dBm, typ. –159 dBm

< –161 dBm, typ. –165 dBm
< –159 dBm, typ. –163 dBm
< –155 dBm, typ. –159 dBm
< –155 dBm, typ. –159 dBm
< –151 dBm, typ. –155 dBm
IP3 frequency 1 GHz typ. 15 dBm
Phase noise frequency 500 MHz
  30 kHz carrier offset
100 kHz carrier offset
1 MHz carrier offset
< –95 dBc (1 Hz)
< –100 dBc (1 Hz)
< –120 dBc (1 Hz)
Detectors   sample, max/min peak, auto peak, RMS
Level measurement
uncertainty
10 MHz < f ≤ 3.6 GHz
3 GHz < f < 3.6 GHz
3.6 GHz < f ≤ 6 GHz
< 1 dB, typ. 0.5 dB < 1 dB, typ. 0.5 dB
< 1 dB, typ. 0.5 dB
< 1.5 dB, typ. 1 dB
Tracking generator (model .13/.16)
Frequency range
Output power
Dynamic range
(transmission)
 
100 kHz < f < 300 kHz
300 kHz < f < 3 GHz
3 GHz < f < 6 GHz
100 kHz to 3 GHz
0 dBm (nominal)
> 60 dB, typ. 80 dB

> 70 dB, typ. 90 dB
100 kHz to 6 GHz
0 dBm (nominal)
> 60 dB, typ. 80 dB
> 70 dB, typ. 90 dB
> 70 dB, typ. 90 dB
Display   5.7" (14.5 cm) color LCD with VGA resolution
Dimensions (W x H x D) 233 mm × 158 mm × 350 mm (9.2 in × 6.2 in × 13.8 in)
Weight   4.5 kg (9.92 lbs)
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