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Spectrum Compact

The world’s first handheld microwave spectrum analyzer

Spectrum Compact is a truly hand-held and easy to use test and measurement solution for the 0.3 – 87 GHz licensed microwave frequency bands. Product line consists of eight devices, each dedicated for its own frequency range, and has an affordable price.

Battery powered Spectrum Compact devices do not require external down-converters or connection to PC, and are a must-have tool for any field engineer performing microwave equipment installation, link troubleshooting, site planning and maintenance in real field environment.

The analyzers utilize a resistive touch screen technology, allowing the engineer to wear gloves when using the device. SMA or 2.92mm connector allows the Spectrum Compact to integrate with any manufacturer’s antenna or waveguide system. Furthermore, the high sensitivity and low noise floor make it possible to detect even exceptionally weak signals. Designed specifically for comfortable outdoor use by microwave network engineers, Spectrum Compact can also be used for various applications in Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), LTE, VSAT, 5G and cellular network environment.

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Highlights and Benefits

Ultra-compact form factor

Truly hand-held device, designed specifically for convenient outdoor use in a variety of challenging environments.

Compatible with different antenna systems

Can be used with antennas from other manufacturers and radio system.

Resistive LCD Touchscreen

Resistive LCD touchscreen allows to leave your gloves on while operating the unit. Intuitive UI makes it easy to control the unit.

Leading Sensitivity

Industry leading receiver sensitivity in all frequency range allows to discover even weak signals.

PC software

Upload, save, compare, analyze and print your saved spectrum scans using free PC software.

IP marking 54

IP 54 International Protection Marking (IP code) ensures that the analyzer is fully dust protected and can be used in rainy conditions. For devices 56 – 87 GHz.

Key Characteristics

0.3 - 3.0 GHz
2.0 - 8.0 GHz
5.925 - 24.3 GHz
24.0 - 43.0 GHz
56.0 - 71.0 GHz
70.0 - 87.0 GHz
Frequency range 0.3 – 3.0 GHz

Displayed Average Noise Level

-128 dBm @ RBW=10 kHz

Max input power +27 dBm
RBW (Resolution bandwidth) 10, 30, 100, 300 kHz
VBW (Video bandwidth) 1, 3, 10, 30 kHz
Min. Span 0.5 MHz
Max. Span full bandwidth
Sweep speed 0.15s @ 15 MHz Span
Accuracy -/+ 1dB*
Input 50 ohm SMA (f)
Interface USB Type-C
Battery life up to 4h
Operating temperature -15°C to +55°C / 5°F to 131°F
Dimensions 135 x 83 x 34 mm / 5.31 x 3.27 x 1.34 in
Weight 0.57 kg / 20.11 oz


* Guaranteed at 21°C/70°F CW signal

Frequency range 2.0 – 8.0 GHz

Displayed Average Noise Level

-119 dBm @ RBW=30 kHz

Max input power +25 dBm
RBW (Resolution bandwidth) 10, 30, 100, 300, 1000 kHz
VBW (Video bandwidth) 1, 3, 10, 30, 100 kHz
Min. Span 1.5 MHz
Max. Span full bandwidth
Sweep speed 0.2s @ 50 MHz Span
Accuracy -/+ 1dB*
Input 50 ohm SMA (f)
Interface USB Type-C
Battery life up to 4h
Operating temperature -15°C to +55°C / 5°F to 131°F
Dimensions 135 x 83 x 34 mm / 5.31 x 3.27 x 1.34 in
Weight 0.57 kg / 20.11 oz


* Guaranteed at 21°C/70°F CW signal

Frequency range 5.925 – 12.0 GHz, 10.0 – 18.0 GHz, 17.0 – 24.3 GHz

Displayed Average Noise Level

-105 dBm @ RBW=1 MHz

Max input power 0 dBm
RBW (Resolution bandwidth) 1 MHz
VBW (Video bandwidth) 300 kHz
Min. Span 100 MHz
Max. Span full bandwidth
Sweep speed 0.5s @ 100MHz Span
Accuracy -/+ 1dB*
Input 50 ohm SMA (f)
Interface mini USB 2.0 (1.1)
Battery life up to 4h
Operating temperature -15°C to +55°C / 5°F to 131°F
Dimensions 128 x 81 x 24 mm / 5.04 x 3.2 x 0.94 in
Weight 0.3 kg / 10.6 oz


* Guaranteed at 21°C/70°F CW signal

Frequency range 24.0 – 43.0 GHz

Displayed Average Noise Level

-100 dBm @ RBW=100kHz

Max input power 0 dBm
RBW (Resolution bandwidth) 100, 300, 1000 kHz
VBW (Video bandwidth) 1, 3, 10, 30, 100 kHz
Min. Span 10 MHz
Max. Span full bandwidth
Sweep speed 0.2s @ 100 MHz Span
Accuracy -/+ 1dB*
Input 50 ohm 2.92 mm (f)
Interface USB Type-C
Battery life up to 3h
Operating temperature -15°C to +55°C / 5°F to 131°F
Dimensions 135 x 83 x 34 mm / 5.31 x 3.27 x 1.34 in
Weight 0.57 kg / 20.11 oz


* Guaranteed at 21°C/70°F CW signal

Frequency range 56.0 – 71.0 GHz
Displayed Average Noise Level

-90 dBm @ RBW=10 MHz**

Max input power 0 dBm
RBW (Resolution bandwidth) 10 MHz
VBW (Video bandwidth) 300 kHz
Min. Span 1 GHz
Max. Span full bandwidth
Sweep speed 0.5s @ 1 GHz Span
Accuracy -/+ 1dB*
Input WR 15
Interface micro USB 2.0 (1.1)
Battery life up to 3h
Operating temperature -15°C to +55°C / 5°F to 131°F
Dimensions 147 x 83 x 34 mm / 5.79 x 3.27 x 1.34 in
Weight 0.57 kg / 20.11 oz


* Guaranteed at 21°C/70°F CW signal
**Guaranteed Displayed Average Noise Level for 56.0-67.0 GHz frequency range

Frequency range 70.0 – 87.0 GHz
Displayed Average Noise Level

-90 dBm @ RBW=10 MHz

Max input power 0 dBm
RBW (Resolution bandwidth) 10 MHz
VBW (Video bandwidth) 300 kHz
Min. Span 1 GHz
Max. Span full bandwidth
Sweep speed 0.5s @ 1 GHz Span
Accuracy -/+ 1dB*
Input WR 12
Interface micro USB 2.0 (1.1)
Battery life up to 3h
Operating temperature -15°C to +55°C / 5°F to 131°F
Dimensions 147 x 83 x 34 mm / 5.79 x 3.27 x 1.34 in
Weight 0.57 kg / 20.11 oz


* Guaranteed at 21°C/70°F CW signal

Product application videos

Antenna Polarization (Spectrum Compact Animated Tutorials Ep.1 )

This is the first episode in the series of tutorials intended to explain the vast functionality of the world’s first hand-held spectrum analyzer – SAF Spectrum Compact. In this episode Peter Spectrum shows how to easily verify the polarization of an installed microwave antenna from ground level.

Status verification from the ground level (Spectrum Compact Animated Tutorials Ep.2 )

Need to verify whether a radio is working but don’t want to climb that tower? With SAF Spectrum Compact you don’t have to! Our device lets you verify the installed radio’s status and transmitted signal from ground level.

 

Out-of-band interference detection (Spectrum Compact Animated Tutorials Ep.3 )

Wouldn’t it be great if you could detect the out-of-band interference without interrupting the traffic of your microwave link? Well, there’s defenitely one great way to do it by using SAF Spectrum Compact! Watch the video to learn how!

 

Bandwidth and Freqency Verification From Ground Level (Spectrum Compact Animated Tutorials Ep.4 )

Radio frequency and bandwidth verification from ground level has been a frequent wish among microwave engineers. But the market didn’t really offer an affordable solution… until now!
With SAF Spectrum Compact it takes only a few minutes to make sure your microwave link perfectly matches your licence. Watch the fourth episode of the Spectrum Compact animated video tutorial, which is all about making your life easier.

 

Step by step: Line of sight verification with SAF SG Compact

Whether you are watching this video in the office or on top of the tower – this step by step guide illustrates everything you need to know about line of sight verification with SAF SG Compact. This personal assistant disguised in a video form will help you along the way.

 

Live tutorial: Microwave radio link troubleshooting with Spectrum Compact

SAF Tehnika has released yet another Spectrum Compact video tutorial, showing the ease and benefits of using our microwave spectrum analyzer. Simply watch the video and think about how you would have solved the issue without Spectrum Compact, and how much time it would have taken!

 

Microwave antenna alignment tutorial using handheld spectrum analyzer

This is a tutorial — how to align and install microwave antenna by using SAF Tehnika Spectrum Compact unit. This is a hand held spectrum analyzer, designed specifically for comfortable outdoor use by field engineers performing equipment installation, link troubleshooting or gathering data for site planning purposes.

 

Microwave radio verification tutorial using SAF handheld spectrum analyzer

This is a tutorial on how to use SAF Tehnika’s Spectrum Compact to verify radio configuration and operation prior to deployment. Verifying radio operation prior to deployment can save considerable time and money while in the field as the transmitter has been proven to be configured and operating correctly.

 

V-band spectrum analysis using world’s smallest handheld analyzer

Easy measurements at mmWave to quickly characterize EUT for frequency, Tx bandwidth, Tx power, polarization and its propagation within target environment with handheld Spectrum Compact in V-band unit from SAF Tehnika. Spectrum Compact E-band and V-band portable analyzers can be used for measuring WiGig, Autmotive radars, Point to Point backhaul radios, Access Points and other products in 60 GHz or 80 GHz bands.

 

Spectrum Manager Software Introduction

Spectrum Manager is a free spectrum analysis PC software for SAF Tehnika’s Spectrum Compact. The Spectrum Manager can be used in both real-time (together with a Spectrum Compact device) and offline modes, and provides a variety of functions, such as: PiB (Power in Band), overlay and min/max hold.

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Examples of the signal visual representation

Multipath
In-band interference
Spectrum Scan
Damaged transmitter
MIN/MAX hold
Out of band interference
Path calculator
Power in band
Record time plot

Cumulative trace mode helps to observe how signal’s energy is divided withing spectrum, thus identifying multipath effect.

Visual representation of spectrum, displays in-band interference in user’s radio channel.

Helps for user to quickly evaluate what is happening in radio spectrum of their interest.

Visual representation of spectrum allows to determine abnormalities in form and shape of signal, thus indicating potential issues with transmitter.

Display of minimum and maximum levels helps to observe fluctuation of signal and intermittent signals.

Visual representation of spectrum, displays out-band interference near user’s radio channel.

Built-in path calculator allows to have estimation of received signal level.

Allows to perform quick measurement of received signal level in specific bandwidth, also can be used to measure channel’s bandwidth and separation.

Visualization of detected power levels over time axis, during Record mode, can be used for more detailed spectrum analysis.

Downloads

Accessories
Case Studies
Firmware
Product Brochures
Technical Documentation and User Manuals
Product Presentation
Spectrum Compact E-band/V-band attenuators
Download
Mast mount for Spectrum Compact E-band/V-band parabolic antenna CLK80A17G1i001
Download
Horn antennas 3-40 GHz
Download
Horn antenna 56-87GHz J0S_0ASA01
Download
Telescopic beam for Spectrum Compact E-band/V-band J0STLS01
Download
Tripod for horn antennas J0AASA03
Download
Riflescope for horn antennas J0AASA01
Download
Tripod for Spectrum Compact E-band/V-band parabolic antenna J0AASA06
Download
Spectrum Compact E-band antenna connection plates
Download
Spectrum Compact/SG Compact Line-of-Sight kit antenna J0AA06R001
Download
Spectrum Compact V-band parabolic antenna C60A17G1E302
Download
Spectrum Compact E-band parabolic antenna C80A17G1E302
Download
Tele2 Spectrum Compact Case Study
Download
LMT Spectrum Compact Case Study
Download
Antenna Adjustment using Spectrum Compact
Download
Spectrum Compact 0.3-3 GHz software bundle V5.2.6 J0SSAP33
Download
Spectrum Compact 2-40 GHz software bundle V3.31 J0SSAP1x
Download
Spectrum Compact 24-40/43 GHz software bundle V5.3.4 J0SSAP74, J0SSAP54
Download
Spectrum Compact E-band, V-band software bundle V4.10 J0SSAP60, J0SSAP80
Download
Spectrum Compact Series
Download
Spectrum Manager App leaflet
Download
Spectrum Compact and SG Compact Applications leaflet
Download
Spectrum Compact leaflet for regulators
Download
TDD Signal Analysis with Spectrum Compact
Download
Spectrum Compact LOS survey guide
Download
SAF Signal Mapping
Download
Spectrum Compact for 5G
Download
Spectrum Compact 0.3-3, 2-8 GHz J0SSAP33/J0SSAP55 User Manual v4.0
Download
Spectrum Compact 24-40/43 GHz J0SSAP74/J0SSAP54 User Manual v1.4
Download
Spectrum Compact V-band & E-band J0SSAP(6/8)0 User Manual EN v1.2
Download
Spectrum Compact 2-40 GHz J0SSAP1x User Manual EN v1.7
Download
Spectrum Compact User Manual RU V1.4
Download
Spectrum Compact 2-40 GHz STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE
Download
Spectrum Compact Series Presentation
Download

Accessories

Leather bag

Leather bag for Spectrum Compact.

PART NUMBER

J0APAC11

Waveguide adapters

Waveguide adapters with thumb screws; UDR to SMA, 5.38-8.2 GHz; UBR to SMA, 6.6 – 10 GHz, 8.2 – 12 GHz, 10-15 GHz, 12 – 17 GHz and 17 – 24.3 GHz; UBR to 2.92, 22-33 GHz, 26-40 GHz

PART NUMBER

J0S06WA001, J0S07WA004, J0S10WA003, J0S13WA003, J0S15WA003, J0S22WA003, J0S26WA001, J0S38WA001

Protective cases

Watertight, crush proof and dust proof cases for Spectrum Compact. Can hold a kit of 3 or 5 Spectrum Compact units including waveguide adapters and accessories.

PART NUMBER

J0SPAC03, J0SPAC05

Conical horn antennas

Conical horn antennas 6 – 10 GHz, 11 – 15 GHz,17 – 24 GHz and 26 – 40 GHz.

PART NUMBER

J0AA0610HG02, J0AA1115HG01, J0AA1724HG01, J0AA2640HG03

Attenuator kit, 60 dB

Coaxial attenuator kit, 40 + 20 dB, DC to 26 GHz, 2 W.

PART NUMBER

J0A60A02

Antenna set in case

Horn antennas 2 pcs., simple mount, water and shock proof case, riflescope and tripod.

PART NUMBER

J0AASC44

Riflescope and tripod

Riflescope and tripod for Sniffer antennas.

PART NUMBER

J0AASA01 and J0AASA03

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