Rohde & Schwarz FPH Handheld Spectrum Rider Analyzer (5kHz - 2GHz)
The R&S®Spectrum Rider FPH is a versatile, user- friendly instrument in a rugged and appealing design. The frequency range of the basic analyzer is 5 kHz to 2 GHz. The upper frequency limit can easily be extended to 3 GHz or 4 GHz via keycode.
The R&S®Spectrum Rider FPH is designed to suit both field and lab applications in indoor and in outdoor environments. Large buttons and a multi-function rotary control allow operation even with gloves. Its backlit keypad makes the analyzer also usable in the dark, and the bright non-reflecting display makes it readable in the sunshine. The battery lasts an entire working day. The light weight, its small form factor and its ruggedness make the analyzer easy to carry. It is a reliable companion even in harsh and difficult-to-reach environments.
R&S®Spectrum Rider Handheld Spectrum Analyzer
Benefits and Key Features
Excellent in the field
Excellent for lab diagnostics
- Lightweight, small and long battery life
- Wide range of accessories
- Non-reflective display and back-lit keypad designed for outdoor use
- Ruggedized in line with MIL-PRF-28800F class 2
- Solid RF performance for diagnostics in the lab
- EMI debugging with optional near-field probes
- Easy to use with smartphone-like gestures on the touchscreen
- Configuration overview menu
- Setting frequencies with channel tables
Increasing productivity through measurement wizard
- Software upgrade-able frequency ranges
- Multipurpose use in various industries, R&D and education
- Easy upgrade of all options via software keycode
- Optional software applications
• Power measurements with power sensors
• Internal channel power meter
• Pulse measurements with power sensors
• AM/FM analysis
Post-processing and remote control
- Simplified measurements
- Reproducible and fast measurements
- R&S®Instrument View software for measurement post-processing and documentation
- Remote control via LAN or USB
Excellent in the field
Lightweight, small and long battery life
The unique combination of low weight, small footprint, short boot time and the longest battery life on the market make the R&S®Spectrum Rider FPH ideal for work in the field, even in remote, difficult-to-reach locations.
The R&S®Spectrum Rider FPH can operate an entire working day (more than 8 hours) without recharging or changing the battery. It weighs only 2.5 kg (5.5 lb) including battery.
Wide range of accessories
A soft carrying bag, battery charger, spare batteries and other accessories for work in the field are available.
Non-reflective display and back-lit keypad designed for outdoor use
The 18 cm diameter (7") display is non-reflective, i.e. it shows the measurement result and not a mirror image of the operator. The black-and-white mode makes it readable in bright sunlight. The keypad can be illuminated for convenient work in dim environments. Large buttons and a rotary knob with enter function make it easy to operate the instrument even when wearing gloves.
Ruggedized in line with MIL-PRF-28800F class 2
The R&S®Spectrum Rider FPH has no vents or fans that could suck in dirt or water. All interfaces and connectors are protected. The instrument is tested in line with the MIL-PRF-28800F class 2 mechanical test specification for work in rough environments. It is protected against dust and dripping water in line with the IP51 specification.
Excellent for lab diagnostics
Solid RF performance for diagnostics in the lab
With a phase noise of –105 dBc (1 Hz) at 100 kHz offset from the carrier, a total measurement uncertainty of 0.5 dB and its high sensitivity (displayed average noise level (DANL) of typ. < –163 dBm up to 3 GHz), the R&S®Spectrum Rider FPH is a powerful and easy-to-use spectrum analyzer for RF diagnostics in service and development labs.
Examples of measurements in the lab:
EMI debugging with optional near-field probes
- Frequency and amplitude of any RF device
- Accurate frequency readings with the frequency counter, e.g. for alignment of frequency references
- Measurement of spurious emissions
- Measurement of harmonics and inter-modulation products
- Measurement of pulsed signals in the time domain
The R&S®HZ-15 near-field probes are used as diagnostic tools for EMI debugging, e.g. on circuit boards, integrated circuits, cables and shielding. The R&S®HZ-15 near-field probe set is ideal for emission measurements from 30 MHz to 3 GHz. The R&S®HZ-16 pre-amplifier improves measurement sensitivity up to 3 GHz, with approx. 20 dB gain and a noise figure of 4.5 dB. In combination with the R&S®Spectrum Rider FPH, the pre-amplifier and near-field probe set are a cost-effective means of analyzing and locating disturbance sources during development.
Easy to use with smartphone-like gestures on the touchscreen
The R&S®Spectrum Rider FPH offers flexible and straight- forward operation. Depending on the application, it can be operated either via its 18 cm capacitive touchscreen or with keys.
The analyzer´s unique capacitive touchscreen enables users to adjust the most common settings, such as center frequency, span and reference level, and manage markers with intuitive gestures as with a smartphone.
Thanks to the large keys and the rotary knob with enter function, the R&S®Spectrum Rider FPH can be easily operated in outdoor environments and even with gloves in winter. There are dedicated softkeys and hardkeys for the most important settings such as frequency, span, amplitude, markers and limit lines.
For documentation purposes, the screenshot button makes it possible to save a graphics file with a single keystroke. A USB flash drive or a micro-SD card can be used to collect large amounts of data.
The user interface is available in eleven languages: English, German, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Hungarian. All these languages are also supported by the convenient on-screen keyboard.
Configuration overview menu
The configuration overview menu makes it easy for the user to get an overview of the main measurement settings. It shows the flow of spectrum measurements at different receiver stages, along with the relevant parameters that impact the measurements at each stage.
A click on the configuration overview icon provides quick access to the menu for checking and changing frequency, amplitude, bandwidth, etc.
Setting frequencies with channel tables
Users who prefer to work with channel numbers instead of frequencies can easily do this using the predefined channel tables. The most common channel tables for wireless and broadcast systems are included as standard; users can also add their own channel tables.