How to save a trace as a CSV with the DSA800 Series

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by Doug Lovell

To save a trace as a CSV: 

1) Insert USB stick into the USB port on the front panel 
NOTE: The format of the USB stick must be FAT32 
2)    Press STORAGE > Set BROWSER to DIR. You can press the button next to the Browser label to toggle the selection. 
NOTE: The spectrum analyzer uses binary files (*.trc) and cannot use CSV files (*.csv) natively. CSV will not be available as a valid format if you are trying to save the file to the local drive (D:) 
3)    Use the scroll wheel to select Mobile Disk (E:) 
4)    Change File Type to Trace and press the back arrow to get back to the storage screen 
5)    Set Format to CSV  
6)    Press Save, use the keypad to write a filename (I use numbers, they are faster), and press OK