Aeroflex today announced the new 3280 series, a line of 3 Hz to 26.5 GHz spectrum analyzers designed to provide performance far beyond the price tag–offering impressive RF and microwave specifications, exceptional connectivity and many ease-of-use features at an affordable price.
The 3280 series has a very high level of accuracy, ±0.15dB up to 3GHz and other performance features include excellent local oscillator (LO) phase noise <-115dBm/Hz at 10kHz offset from 1GHz and +18dBm third order intermodulation performance. Digital Intermediate Frequency (IF) offers resolution bandwidths from 5MHz to 1Hz.
The Windows XP operating system, internal hard drive and built-in CD ROM make the 3280 series extremely easy to use and allow for a wide range of interfaces, including LAN access, USB, RS-232, IEEE 488 (GPIB) and VGA outputs. Centronics parallel ports are provided for printer, mouse and keyboard connectivity.
The 3280 series has a large 10.4 inch TFT LCD display that gives the user ample viewing area so data can be seen easily, even in split screen mode or with multiple windows open. Three traces can be displayed per window and as many as nine markers can be selected with a marker table viewable in an alternate window.
In order to simplify the evaluation of many common measurements, the 3280 series offers several built-in functions, including channel power, adjacent channel power, occupied bandwidth, spectrum emission mask, third-order-intercept (TOI) measurement, harmonic distortion, X dB down and phase noise measurement.
The Aeroflex 3280 series comprises three models including the 3281 with frequency range from 3Hz to 3GHz, the 3282 with frequency range from 3Hz to 13.2GHz and the 3283 with frequency range from 3Hz to 26.5GHz.
Aeroflex Incorporated is a global provider of high technology solutions to the aerospace, defence, cellular and broadband communications markets. The Company’s diverse technologies allow it to design, develop, manufacture and market a broad range of test, measurement and microelectronic products. The Company’s common stock trades on the Nasdaq National Market System under the symbol ARXX and is included in the S&P SmallCap 600 index.
About Aeroflex Test Solutions, Instruments Division
Staffed with experts in RF and microwave signal generation and processing subsystems, Aeroflex Test Solutions Group provides test and measurement systems, instruments, modules, services and integration support for the communications test, military, government and semiconductor industries. Aeroflex’ solutions reflect a commitment to industry-accepted standards and the concept of modular product development. They encompass Communications test (public mobile radio, wireless cellular and telecom, military radio and avionics radio test), Signal sources (synthesizers, signal generators, signal analyzers and phase noise systems), General-purpose test (spectrum analyzers, microwave analyzers, bit error rate testers) and Systems (satellite, ATE, PXI and radar).