VSA software allows deep offline analysis
Test & Measurement World Staff - August 20, 2012
SignalVu-PC VSA (vector signal analysis) software provides in-depth, offline analysis of complex RF and microwave signals captured using Tektronix real-time signal analyzers and oscilloscopes, including the MDO4000 mixed-domain oscilloscope. The software simplifies the validation of wideband designs and characterization of spectral events, while speeding up time-to-insight by showing the time-variant behavior of RF signals.
SignalVu-PC can be used by engineers who gather data in the field for later analysis or who need to free up instruments in the lab. It offers VSA functions spanning spectrum, spectrogram, and RF measurements, including analog modulation analysis, adjacent channel power, CCDF (complementary cumulative distribution function), occupied bandwidth plus amplitude, and frequency and phase vs time. Options for more advanced analysis functions are also available, such as modulation, pulse, settling time, audio, and OFDM (orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing) measurements.
A free 30-day trial download of the full software package is available now. The base SignalVu-PC software costs $1990 per seat.