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Knowledge Base DSA800 Series

Average detector

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
The RIGOL DSA800 and DSA700 families have an RMS Average detector which is great for basic average measurements. However, the RMS Average detector differs from the Linear Average detectors associated with many EMI measurements.This measurement can best be approximated by combining a video bandwidth filter of 10 Hz and us...

AMK Advanced Measurement Kit

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
AMK-DSA800 option provides various measurement functions, including T-Power (Total Power), ACP (Adjacent Channel Power), Chan Pwr (Channel Power), OBW (Occupied Bandwidth), EBW (Emission Bandwidth), C/N Ratio, Harmo Dist (Harmonic Distortion) and TOI (Third Order Intermodulation). For advanced measurement functions, the measurement mode can be single or continuous and you can control the measureme...

Why am I seeing the message “Intermediate Frequency Out of Range”?

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
There is too much power being delivered to the instrument.The Spectrum Analyser is a Swept Superheterodyne design and does not have preselection filters. Therefore, the mixer is seeing all of the power (full 9kHz-1.5GHz frequency range) regardless of what you have set for the start and stop values....

DSA800 USB file limit

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
On the DSA800 series with current firmware up to version 1.18 there is a known limit on the number of files that can be shown when viewing a USB stick's content on the instrument front panel.This limit is 50 files or directories. Once this number is reached additional files will not be shown in the file browser. This can...

What’s the latest firmware that can be installed on my DSA815?

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
DSA815/TG's with the following levels of hardware can be updated to the latest firmware: BOOT version number: 00.01.04 and laterDigital FPGA version number: 00.05 and laterRF FPGA version number: 00.05 and later...

Setting up the DSA800 series spectrum analyzers to capture the lowest level signals

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
The  DSA800 series spectrum analyzers consist of the DSA815, DSA832E, DSA832 and DSA875. Each can come with or without a tracking generator.The lowest level signal you will be able to see captured on a spectrum analyzer will be limited by the DANL or displayed average noise level so the lower the DANL the  better....

My spectrum analyser displays 1st LO Unlock. What could be wrong?

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
1st LO unlock indicates a hardware problem. The instrument will need to be repaired. Contact Telonic for service on this instrument....

What is the DSA815 calibration interval?

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
Calibration interval for the DSA800 family is 1 year. Most RIGOL instruments specify a 1 year interval. Some instruments specfication document have specifications for multiple intervals. On any specification document you can find the interval for the instrument....

Precompliance: Susceptibility testing

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
To learn more about using RIGOL Instruments in EMC Precompliance testing go to our application site at:www.rigolemc.com...

EMC Precompliance: Near Field Probes

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
To learn more about using RIGOL Instruments in EMC Precompliance testing go to our application site at:www.rigolemc.com...

Common HAM and Broadcast uses for a spectrum analyser

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
1. Measuring the performance of a crystal filterHams use crystal filters in their radios to enhance selectivity, but short of installing thefilter there is really no easy way to test one. A spectrum analyser with a tracking generatormakes it fairly easy. Simply feed the tracking gen...

Do I need to have the Advanced Measurement Kit to use UltraSpectrum?

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
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