Spectrum Trace Processing in an RSA

March 20, 2017 Alan

A real-time spectrum analyzer (RSA) offers a lot of different measurement capabilities, including modulation and time domain analysis, pulse analysis and live real-time spectrum analysis.  First and foremost though, it is a spectrum analyzer. There are differences in the way that an RSA generates spectrum results compared to a conventional swept spectrum analyzer.  This note describes the spectrum processing that occurs in the RSA.

 

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