- 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
|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
(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|
|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|
|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.