Software-Defined Spectrum Analysis

The ThinkRF R5500 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer is built on an innovative and highly optimizable software-defined radio (SDR) technologies. This gives users greater versatility, better performance, and additional capabilities to see the full picture in applications such as signals intelligence/electronic intelligence (SIGINT/ELINT), technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM), and regulatory monitoring. Coupled with real-time digitization and digital signal processing, the R5500 analyzer enables in-depth analysis of complex and wideband waveforms in challenging monitoring environments.

The ThinkRF R5500 can also be used as an RF Downconverter to extend the frequency range of existing, third-party equipment to 8 GHz, 18 GHz, or 27 GHz. Learn more about using the R5500 as an RF Downconverter

compared to other signal analyzers, ThinkRF provides a 10x advantage

Networked and remote deployable

Monitor in more locations with networking capabilities purpose built for remote and in-place spectrum monitoring. A standard GigE interface and streaming rates of 360 Mbit/s, combined with a compact form factor for increased portability, make the ThinkRF R5500 analyzer ideal for dispersed and continuous monitoring applications in any location.

Conduct deeper analysis

Spend more time analyzing and less time measuring with the ThinkRF R5500 analyzer. Featuring a sweep rate of 28 GHz/s at 10 kHz RBW and 40 MHz IBW and advanced triggering capabilities, users can capture short duration or faint signals of interest with a higher probability. Conduct deeper analysis with patented software-defined spectrum analysis technology which enables wide bandwidths, deep dynamic range, and 9 kHz – 27 GHz frequency range.

PC-driven for increased functionality

Leverage advances in computing and networking by connecting to any standard PC that provides the necessary computing power for digital signal processing, signal analysis, and other capabilities. Don’t be stuck with built in hardware capabilities that quickly become obsolete. The R5500 can be easily updated and configured to meet constantly evolving requirements without replacing the hardware itself.

R5500 RF spectrum analyzer

Rich support for APIs and applications

Standard protocols and a rich suite of APIs and development languages enable a variety of industry tools to make the R5500 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer a highly versatile solution. Seamlessly integrate with applications such as MATLAB®, LabVIEW®, and PyRF, build you own custom applications with development languages such as C++ and Python®, or use the included ThinkRF S240 Real-Time Spectrum Analysis software application. Overcome the limitations of traditional hardware and gain the flexibility and versatility you require.

Using the R5500 as an RF Downconverter

Extend your existing equipment to 27 GHz by using the ThinkRF R5500 as an RF Downconverter. The R5500 models feature breakthrough frequency and bandwidth coverage for their size and cost. The compact, versatile, and cost-effective solutions are engineered for analyzing wideband digital communications – cell phone standards 3G/4G/LTE, WiFi, or general Vector Signal Analysis (VSA) applications involving broadband signals.

Download the Application Note – Using the R5500 as an RF Downconverter

Using the R5500 as an RF Downconverter - Application Type and Bandwidth

Benefits of the R5500 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer

  • Monitor in more locations with greater versatility provided by a compact form factor and the ability to network for in-place or remote monitoring applications
  • Detect complex waveforms with better performance and up to 27 GHz frequency range and 100 MHz instantaneous bandwidth for today’s monitoring applications
  • Analyze new technology, like 5G, with additional capabilities through easily upgradable, software based technologies

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