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10 GbE-Connected Spectrum Analyzer Offers Performance and Value

July 14, 2020

Signal Hound’s new SM200C is a high performance spectrum analyzer and monitoring receiver with a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) SFP+ port that enables the instrument to communicate with a PC over long distances using a fiber optic cable - not USB - for data transfer and control.

The SM200C tunes from 100 kHz to 20 GHz and sweeps at 1 THz/s at 30 kHz resolution bandwidth (RBW). It has 110 dB dynamic range, ultra-low phase noise and a GPIO port for antenna switching. The monitoring receiver was designed to provide remote RF data analysis with the highest accuracy and lowest possible cost. With its SFP+ port enabling fast, long-distance communication via optical cable, the SM200C achieves 160 MHz instantaneous bandwidth I/Q streaming over 10 GbE.

The instrument comes with all software required for operation. As with other Signal Hound devices, Spike™ software provides device controls, signal display and data export tools. Spike offers a variety of analysis modes, including tools for EMC pre-compliance testing, interference hunting and digital demodulation. For TSCM applications, the SM200C is compatible with third-party software packages, such as Kestrel™ and SCEPTRE™, for the most affordable and powerful countermeasures solutions.

Signal Hound designs and builds powerful, affordable spectrum analyzers and signal generators for RF professionals around the globe. Whether the need is EMC pre-compliance capability in a two-person shop or spectrum monitoring on a national scale, Signal Hound’s test equipment is designed to be accurate and powerful enough for mission-critical applications, while priced to be accessible to most. All Signal Hound products are supported by a talented group of engineers committed to what they do, believing their test equipment offers unrivaled value.

Signal Hound
Battle Ground, Wash.
www.signalhound.com