Need a Dedicated Spectrum Analyzer? B&K Precision Just Announced its Slim 2680 Series

April 16 2019, 00:35
B&K Precision, the manufacturer of reliable, cost-effective test and measurement instruments announced its evolution of RF test equipment with the New 2680 Series of Spectrum Analyzers. This series includes a pre-amplifier, 2D spectrum monitor and advanced measurements such as channel power, adjacent channel power and occupied bandwidth, which are options on most competing models. It also includes advanced measurement options and pre-amp for RF design and verification.

The 2680 series of spectrum analyzers delivers performance and functionality in frequency ranges from 9 kHz to 2.1 GHz, or 3.2 GHz. These instruments deliver performance and functionality in a compact, lightweight design. The series consists of 2.1 and 3.2 GHz models, both featuring a large 10.1” TFT wide-screen color display, 1 Hz minimum RBW and tracking generator. Each model offers a standard pre-amplifier, tracking generator, and 1 Hz minimum RBW. The included advanced measurements offer access to even more powerful features. 

In addition, these analyzers provide low phase noise and displayed average noise level (DANL) to view critical detail in the spectrum which is beautifully displayed on the 10.1” widescreen color display. 

The reflection measurement option enables VSWR, reflection coefficient, and return loss measurements, while the EMI pre-compliance option enables pre-defined bandwidth set points and quasi-peak detection. These analyzers are ideal for applications in 2-way radio, site surveying, EMI pre-compliance, characterizing the frequency response of RF devices and more.

The included PC software supports front panel emulation, 3D spectrum monitor, configuration, EMI scanning, EMI test reports and remote control capabilities via USB or LAN interface. These analyzers can be further expanded with two optional licenses. The reflection measurement license enables VSWR, reflection coefficient, and return loss measurements. The EMI pre-compliance license activates the instrument’s quasi-peak detection for EMI measurement functions.

Key features of the new 2680 series:
Frequency range: 9 kHz to 2.1 or 3.2 GHz
Adjacent channel power, total power
2D and 3D spectrum monitor
High sensitivity -161 dBm/Hz displayed average noise level (DANL)
Low phase noise of -98 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz offset
Low-level uncertainty of ±0.7 dB
1 Hz minimum resolution bandwidth (RBW)
Preamplifier and tracking generator standard on all models
10.1” wide-screen 1024 x 600 color display

The 2.1 GHz model 2682 and the 3.2 GHz model 2683 have list prices at $2,950 and $4,490 respectively and come with a 3 year warranty. B&K Precision Corporation was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Yorba Linda, California.
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