WiPry-Combo iAccessory Turns iOS Devices into Spectrum Analyzer, Power Meter

The WiPry-Combo, from Oscium, is a dynamic power meter and spectrum analyzer that plugs into the Apple iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone. The WiPry-Combo spectrum analyzer and dynamic power meter is ideal for on-the-go technicians. The iAccessory is compatible with all generations of iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad devices (iOS version 3.1.3 or higher). Free software for running WiPry-Combo is available at Apple’s App Store. The app includes a demo package that does not require the actual WiPry device. WiPry-Combo is available now for $199.95.

Oscium WiPry-Combo dynamic power meter and spectrum analyzer for iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone

With WiPry-Combo, users can their iPhone, iPod and iPad devices to make power and frequency measurements. The handheld RF test equipment accessory can measure rise and fall time, duty cycle and peak power. Actual power output can be triggered, captured, and recorded for protocol verification or for troubleshooting wireless devices. Data is collected at up to 12 MSa/s, allowing analysis and verification of the smallest protocol level on/off times. WiPry-Combo offers data logging in csv format, while screenshot results can be instantly emailed via the iOS host phone.

WiPry-Combo offers two modes: spectrum analyzer mode and dynamic power meter mode. In its spectrum analyzer mode, WiPry-Combo can identify interference, open channels in the 2.4GHz ISM band, or identify unauthorized WiFi access points. Operating in the frequency range: 2.400 to 2.495 GHz, it measures signals from -40dBm to +20dBm with an amplitude resolution of 2.0dBm and a bandwidth resolution of 1MHz. The band sweep time is 200ms.

In dynamic power meter mode, WiPry-Combo becomes a 100MHz-2.7GHz RF power meter accessory that graphically displays RF power levels. The graphical interface instantly shows waveform amplitude with respect to time. WiPry-Combo triggers, captures, and records actual power output levels with an intuitive and easy-to-use touchscreen interface with a timescale adjustable between 2µs/div to 1s/div. Signal amplitude display is from -45dBm to +20dBm with a resolution of 2.0dBm. Display configurations can be saved for on-the-go measurements, and iOS’s two finger stretch enables zooming in and out of scaling without the need for buttons or knobs.

WiPry-Combo Dynamic Power Meter Specs

  • Frequency range: 100MHz to 2.7GHz
  • Timescale: 2 µs/div to 1 s/div
  • Power range: -45dBm to +20dBm
  • Amplitude resolution: 0.2 dBm
  • External SMB antenna

WiPry-Combo Spectrum Analyzer Specs

  • Frequency range: 2.400-2.495 GHz
  • Amplitude range: -40dBm to +20dBm
  • Amplitude resolution: 2.0dBm
  • Resolution bandwidth: 1MHz
  • Sweep time: 200ms

More info: Oscium WiPry-Combo (pdf)