Aeroflex 3280A Series Spectrum Analyzer with 30MHz Digital Demodulation

Aeroflex has announced the 3280A Series spectrum analyzers with 30MHz digital demodulator and generic vector demodulation as standard features with no price increase over its predecessor, the 3280 Series. Digital demodulation in the 3280A Series spectrum analyzers allows engineers to analyse the transmitter characteristics of wireless devices. The 3280A Series includes many optional measurement suites including WiMAX, WLAN, UMTS, CDMA2000, and GSM/EDGE.

Aeroflex 3280A Series Spectrum Analyzer with 30MHz digital demodulationAbout the 3280A Series
Designed as general-purpose instruments that provide performance far beyond the price tag, the 3280A Series spectrum analyzers are accurate, flexible, and easy-to-use. By including a 30MHz digital demodulator as standard, the 3280A Series provides even more functionality for the price – offering frequency coverage from 3Hz to 26.5GHz, impressive RF and microwave specifications, exceptional connectivity, and many ease-of-use features at an affordable price.

The 3280A Series maintains the extremely high level of accuracy as its predecessor, ±0.15dB up to 3GHz. Other performance features include an excellent local oscillator (LO) phase noise <-115dBm/Hz, 1GHz / 10kHz offset and +18dBm third order intermodulation (TOI) 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 3280A Series easy to operate and allows for a wide range of interfaces, including LAN access, USB interface, RS-232, IEEE 488 (GPIB) and VGA outputs. Centronics parallel ports are provided for printer, mouse, and keyboard connectivity. An optional removable hard drive is available for when the instrument is used in a secure area.

The 3280A Series has a large 10.4 inch LCD display with ample viewing area, so data can be easily seen – 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.

Built-in functions can simplify the evaluation of many common measurements and the 3280A Series offers several of these, including: channel power, adjacent channel power, occupied bandwidth, spectrum emission mask, TOI measurement, harmonic distortion, X dB down, and phase noise measurement.

Delivery for the 3280A Series is three weeks upon receipt of order, pending option configuration.

About Aeroflex
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. Aeroflex Incorporated was founded in 1937 and today has more than 2,600 employees worldwide.

About Aeroflex Test Solutions
Aeroflex Test Solutions is a global leader in the Test and Measurement Instrumentation marketplace. Its products support a wide range of industries including aerospace, defense and wireless mobile and broadband communications. Its proven solutions encompass a full spectrum of instrumentation from turnkey systems, stand alone boxes and modular components that provide customers with highly reliable, customised, innovative and cost effective tools for solving their test and measurement requirements.