R&S®CA100 PC based signal analysis and signal processing software

Detection, classification, demodulation and decoding

R&S®CA100 PC based signal analysis and signal processing software
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Key facts

  • Automatic and manual interception of complete signal scenarios
  • Reliable classifier and extensive signal processing library
  • Processing of wideband signals
  • Machine learning high speed spectral shape search
  • Integration of third-party modules

PC based signal analysis and signal processing software

R&S®CA100 is a standalone software solution for detecting, classifying and processing radiocommunications signals. R&S®CA100 supports a wide spectrum of applications ranging from manual signal processing and analysis of an individual signal up to automatic recognition and processing of signals in a wideband signal scenario.

Features & benefits

Automatic classification

Spare operators routine work

When unknown signals are encountered, R&S®CA100 supports the user by providing a powerful classifier for automatic detection and recognition of modulation type and transmission system. When monitoring, the classifier supports recognition of known signal types or reports them as "unknown" results.

System classification and visualization
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System classification and visualization

The powerful R&S®CA100 classifier for the HF and VHF/UHF frequency ranges can recognize the modulation type and transmission system.

Machine learning

High speed spectral shape search

The spectral shape detector is designed to search for known and unknown signals by performing spectral pattern matching. It is very fast and customizable, searching for signals of interest as specified by the user. The decisions of the matching algorithm are based on many criteria within a comprehensive decision matrix, which allows the reliable assessment of similarities between input signals and shape description sets.  

GUI screenshot with 4 channels in parallel
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GUI screenshot with 4 channels in parallel

Four signals of an 80 MHz signal scenario provided by an R&S®ESMD wideband monitoring receiver are detected, classified, demodulated and decoded in parallel.

Rule based signal processing

Reduced operator workload due to automatic signal processing

R&S®CA100 combines signal detection with configurable, rule based, loss-free automatic processing of communications signals (classification, demodulation, decoding, content recovery, recording).

Classification, demodulation and decoding
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Classification, demodulation and decoding

R&S®CA100 contains a comprehensive library of demodulators and decoders.

Open interfaces

User-specific expansions

R&S®CA100 allows users to integrate user-programmed signal processing modules (receiver driver, demodulator, decoder). Users can deploy their own expertise independently in solutions. 

Available options

Single channel

Order number 4102.0062.02


Licensing of R&S®CA100 with USB dongle


Order number 4102.0079.02


Licensing of R&S®CA100 with SD card dongle


Order number 4102.0085.02


Licensing of R&S®CA100 with mini USB dongle


Order number 4102.0091.02


Processing of digital signals


Order number 4102.0104.02



Requires R&S®CA100DM option


Order number 4102.0110.02


Decoder package professional

Requires R&S®CA100DM option


Order number 4102.0133.02


Decoding of PACTOR II and PACTOR III

Requires R&S®CA100DM option


Order number 4102.0140.02


Decoding of CLOVER

Requires R&S®CA100DM option


Order number 4102.0156.02


Decoding of CODAN 3012

Requires R&S®CA100DM option


Order number 4102.0256.02


Correlative detector

Requires R&S®CA100DM option


Order number 4102.0240.02


Wideband snapshot access

Requires R&S®CA100CL, R&S®ESME/ESMD or R&S®DDF260/DDF255 with corresponding R&S®xx-RR option

Multi channel

Order number 4102.0179.02


Multichannel processing


Order number 4102.0185.02


Detection, search and classification

of fixed frequency signals


Order number 4102.0204.02


Spectral shape detector

Requires R&S®CA100DSC option


Order number 4102.0191.02


Automatic processing of detected signals

Requires R&S®CA100DSC option

Analysis in line with ITU-R SM.1600

Order number 4102.0210.02


Analysis of signal scenarios

in line with ITU-R SM.1600


Order number 3637.2518.02


R&S®CA100 introduction

1 day (5 hours)


Order number 3637.2682.02


R&S®CA100 operator training

5 days


Order number 3637.3895.02


R&S®CA100 operator training ITU-R SM.1600

3 days


Order number 3637.2482.02


R&S®CA100/R&S®CA120 developer training

Integrating third-party tuners. 5 days


Order number 3637.2499.02


R&S®CA100/R&S®CA120 developer training

Integrating third-party demodulators. 4 days


Order number 3637.2501.02


R&S®CA100/R&S®CA120 developer training

Integrating third-party decoders. 5 days


Order number 3637.4685.02


Signal analysis fundamentals training

5 days

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