Test & Measurement

Real-time handheld spectrum analyser

22 March 2017 Test & Measurement

SignalShark, the new real-time handheld analyser from Narda, enables completely new facilities for measurements in the ever more complex high-frequency spectrum.

More and more devices have to share the available frequency ranges because of the rapid development in new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), machine to machine (M2M) or car to car (C2C) communications, and expanding 4G/5G mobile networks. Whether making a wideband measurement of an entire frequency range, detecting hidden signals, reliably capturing very short impulses, or localising interference signals, the SignalShark provides comprehensive measurement solutions for the increasingly complex RF spectrum.

Its ability to make powerful real-time measurements with a real-time bandwidth of 40 MHz in a handheld design will not only help accelerate the development of mobile technologies within the industry, it will also assist mobile service providers and authorities to ensure interference-free networks and support regulators in providing protection from illegal transmitters and hidden signals.

The modern user interface of the SignalShark combines with its 10,4” touch screen to give intuitive operation of the large number of measurement and analysis functions. It can be adapted in advance to the measurement tasks and users’ needs, facilitating clear, effective and reliable measurements for beginners and experts alike.

The SignalShark covers a frequency range stretching from 9 kHz up to 8 GHz. Its two Li-ion batteries can be hot swapped during operation, making it possible to operate the device for long periods in mobile applications. The robust design conforms to MIL standards, enabling it to make reliable measurements even under difficult environmental conditions.

There will be a comprehensive range of accessories for the SignalShark, including manual DF antennas, an adaptor for third-party antennas, fully automatic direction finding antennas, a fixing kit for vehicle mounting of DF antennas, and software for configuration and remote control by computer.

For more information contact Tobie Muller, Accutronics, +27 (0)11 782 8728, tmuller@accutronics.co.za, www.accutronics.co.za


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