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Tektronix Spectrum Analyzer Makes Hot 100 List

Tektronix Spectrum Analyzer Makes Hot 100 List


Tektronix, Inc., leading innovator of signal generation and analysis solutions required for the microwave and RF industry, announced that the RSA6120A Spectrum Analyzer has been selected as one of the “Hot 100 Products of 2009” by EDN magazine. The recognition honors the best products of the year for electronic design engineers that have advanced the state-of-the-art in electronics. To learn more about Tektronix Spectrum Analyzers, visit

“To choose the 2009 lineup of the EDN Hot 100, EDN’s editors examined thousands of new products across 16 product categories,” said Rick Nelson, EDN editor-in-chief. “The Tektronix RSA6120A spectrum analyzer was one of the outstanding product introductions in our Test & Measurement category.”

As designers work with digital RF technology, they require spectrum analyzers like those in the RSA6000 Series which offer an industry-leading combination of dynamic range and image rejection at very wide bandwidths. Designers can take advantage of the advanced capabilities of the RSA6000 Series when developing and characterizing radar and electronic warfare systems and components that operate in the X (8-12GHz) and Ku (12-18GHz) bands. In these applications, designers can use the RSA6120A spectrum analyzer to set up automated measurements that allow them to understand the behavior of transmit waveforms, validate a transmitter's design, and debug problems in a radar receiver.

The RSA6000 Series spectrum analyzer also supports applications in spectrum management, particularly in intelligence, regulatory monitoring, and defense applications. The RSA6120A spectrum analyzer extends the series' signal discovery and triggering advantages up to 20GHz, allowing a clearer understanding of how digital signal processing (DSP) interacts with RF signals of interest. This feature can be used to understand the level of interoperability between radio systems used by different divisions or agencies, for example.

“We are honored to be recognized by EDN as a ‘Hot 100 Product’ of 2009 for our RSA6120A Spectrum Analyzer,” said Bob Hiebert, Director of Marketing, Source Analyzer Product Line, Tektronix. “The RSA6120A provides customers with an industry-leading combination of bandwidth and dynamic range up to 20 GHz, allowing them to fully view RF signals in real time. This recognition by EDN editors and readers is exciting for us because it helps to validate the ongoing innovation provided by Tektronix for the test and measurement industry.”

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