Spectrum VUE-8 8-Port Spectrum Analyzer

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Spectrum VUE-8 8-Port Spectrum Analyzer

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  • Fully Integrated with NetVue
  • Real-time carrier monitoring
  • Automated carrier monitoring
  • Effective Co-Pol/Cross-Pol check during commissioning

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  • Technical Specifications
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Our Spectrum VUE-8™ is a next generation spectrum measurement and analysis unit with an integrated 8-port RF switching capability. It is ideal for either local or remote monitoring of multiple feeds and carriers in satellite, cable or terrestrial wireless networks. Spectrum VUE-8 is fully integrated with our NetVue™ Integrated Management System (IMS) and provides real-time remote interfacing, script-based performance monitoring, trend analysis, thumbnail confidence monitoring and more. It can function as an independent spectrum analyzer or can be easily integrated into a larger measurement network.

The Spectrum VUE-8 uses state-of-the-art digital technology and Fast Fourier Transformations (FFT) to make fast and accurate measurements. With a very low noise floor and large dynamic range, it is well-suited to measure any type of satellite-based carrier, including continuous wave (CW), low, medium, and high symbol rate carriers, beacon signals and other carrier monitoring applications. Spectrum VUE-8 accepts all signals from 5 MHz to 3 GHz and input power levels ranging from -110 to +5 dBm. The Resolution Bandwidth (RBW) varies from 1 Hz to 15 MHz. The Spectrum VUE-8 can be connected to an external 10 MHz reference for improved frequency accuracy and stability. All data communications with the Spectrum VUE-8 occurs via Ethernet to the NetVue IMS.


  • Fully Integrated with NetVue
  • Real-time carrier monitoring
  • Automated carrier monitoring
  • Checking multiple carriers for continuous confidence monitoring
  • Effective Co-Pol/Cross-Pol check during commissioning
  • Automatic alarm for change in carrier level and spectral limits

RF Input
Input Frequency Range 5 MHz to 3,000 MHz
Useable Dynamic Range -110 to +5 dBm (aggregate)
Noise Floor -150 dBm/Hz typical at min attn
-150 dBM/Hz typical at max attn
Phase Noise
(worst case at 3 GHz)
-80 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz offset
-95 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset
-125 dBc/Hz at 1 MHz offset
Maximum Safe Input +10 dBm
Input Isolation (port to port) 45 dB (min)
Input Return Loss -15 dB (min)
Amplitude Accuracy ± 0.5 dB (at 25°C)2
± 1.0 dB (0 to 40°C)
Frequency Accuracy ± 2.6 ppm (internal) or as per external
Frequency Resolution 1 Hz
Resolution Bandwidth3 1 Hz to 15 MHz
Analysis Bandwidth up to 220 MHz
Images < -55 dBc (typical)
Aliasing < -55 dBc (typical)
DC Offset < -30 dBc (typical)
Averaging up to 255 averages
Measurement Speed4
500 MHz span, 1 MHz RBW 200 ms
200 MHz span, 30 kHz RBW 630 ms
80 MHz span, 100 kHz RBW 170 ms
3.5 MHz span, 8 kHz RBW 90 ms
Other Specifications
Reference Input 10 MHz, -5 dBm to +13 dBm
Control Interface TCP/IP API, SNMP, & HTTP
Power Requirements 120/240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 25W
Operational Temperature Range 0 to 40°C
1 All specification at 25°C unless otherwise noted and are subject to change without notice.
2 Measurement conditions: 10 averages, input level between -8 dBm and -68 dBm, 3 sigma.
3 Resolution bandwidths auto or manual adjustable.
4 Expected rates with 10 averages, speed optimization.

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