SAF Tehnika has expanded its Spectrum Compact family of ultra-portable handheld microwave spectrum analyzers with the introduction of a model that supports 6 to 20 GHz. Providing best-in-class price/performance, the new Spectrum Compact delivers high durability at an affordable price point, making it a perfect tool for field engineers and technicians responsible for link planning, installation, site acceptance, maintenance and troubleshooting of wireless networks.  

The 6 to 20 GHz spectrum analyzer has high sensitivity of -110 dBm at 30 kHz resolution bandwidth, long battery life of up to four hours and instant-on functionality for quick start-up and operation. All this high-performance is designed in a rugged, ultra-compact form factor that measures only 135 x 83 x 34 mm/ 5.31 x 3.27 x 1.34 in. and weighs 0.57 kg/20.11 oz. It is ideal for mobile carriers, telecommunications professionals, Internet service providers and contractors responsible for regulatory and compliance, drone applications and satellite operation.

Every aspect of the Spectrum Compact family has been designed to address the challenges of field applications. Similar to all Spectrum Compact models, the 6 to 20 GHz handheld spectrum analyzer has a resistive touchscreen for operation with gloves, and high contrast and full display modes for easy readability in bright light environments. Durable thumbscrews for the waveguide adapter connections help the Spectrum Compact to withstand harsh environments. Spectrum traces can be saved in the integrated 8 GB of memory, for offline analysis, investigation and reporting using the Spectrum Manager PC software. 

The 6 to 20 GHz instrument extends the frequency range for the Spectrum Compact family. Included in the series are the world’s only portable E-Band (70 to 87 GHz) and V-Band (56 to 71 GHz) handheld spectrum analyzers. 

Spectrum Compact devices are well suited for mobile operators, carriers and tower installation crews deploying 5G networks, Wireless Internet Service Providers, local government institutions, public safety departments and critical network infrastructure owners. Field engineers and technicians can use the ultra-portable handheld microwave spectrum analyzers to conduct site surveys, radio parameter verification, antenna alignment, interference detection, line-of-sight verification, signal strength mapping and interference hunting.