The new signal analyzer product family consists of a portable signal analyzer, the Aeroflex Scout CS1104, and two rack-mountable signal analyzers, the Aeroflex Hunter CS1207 and the Aeroflex Explorer CS1247. All products have an intuitive user interface based on the Aeroflex BSA software, which is familiar to current BSA users and easy to navigate for new users. The Scout CS1104 is a portable signal analyzer designed for the user who wants to go out in the field and to find signals of interest. Whether the task is collecting RF signals on the move, or analyzing them in the lab, the Aeroflex Scout allows ultimate flexibility. Scout’s RF coverage extends from 20 MHz to 3 GHz with 40 MHz instantaneous bandwidth, an 8 GB signal capture RAM, and a 1 TB removable data storage disk.
Scout is targeted to provide data analysis and recording for portable applications. The Hunter CS1207 and Explorer CS1247 are rack-mountable signal analyzers. Hunter is well suited for users who wish to search for a specific signal, hone in on a narrower frequency range around that signal of interest, and to analyze it. Hunter’s RF coverage extends from 10 MHz to 6 GHz with 70 MHz instantaneous bandwidth, a 32 GB signal capture RAM, and an 8 TB removable data storage disk. It is designed for applications that need greater RF bandwidth than Scout and adequate memory for longer signal recordings. The Explorer CS1247 combines Hunter’s existing narrowband capability with additional wideband capability. The Explorer is designed for the user who needs to explore, record, and analyze across a wide frequency range. Explorer’s RF coverage extends from 10 MHz to 6 GHz with operator-selectable 70 MHz or 400 MHz instantaneous bandwidths, a 32 GB signal capture RAM, and an 8 TB removable data storage disk.
Like Hunter, Explorer can zero in on a narrow spectrum range to look at a specific signal, record it, and analyze it. Explorer excels in all of the Hunter applications as well as adding capability for wideband signals such as radar, communications, and EW. The BSA Basic software module delivered with the instruments includes spectrum, spectrogram, and time software displays. The BSA Modulation Domain software module calculates and displays AM, FM, and PM waveforms and their statistics. The BSA Scanning Spectrum Analyzer software module emulates a traditional spectrum analyzer to view any range of spectrum instantaneously. Finally, the GPS hardware module option provides positioning and time stamp for the collected data. This option is standard on Scout and can be ordered as an option for Hunter and Explorer.
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