Sub-1 GHz RF Spectrum Analyzer Tool

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Description

The MSP-SA430-SUB1GHZ Spectrum Analyzer is CC430-based reference design that can be used to implement an easy and affordable tool to jumpstart RF development in the sub GHz frequency range. More and more electronic devices include a built-in RF link. RF transceivers are inexpensive - but the equipment to design and debug such systems is not. The CC430-based spectrum analyzer provides an affordable development tool that reduces the time needed on expensive measurement equipment. The system is recognized as a USB device and is operated from a powerful yet simple graphical user interface that is available for free to download.

The CC430 microcontroller that the SA430 is based on is a highly integrated system-on-chip featuring an on-board sub-GHz radio chip based on the CC1101.


System Requirements
  • Screen: Minimum 800x600, better 1024 x 768
  • Supported OS: Windows® XP 32 bit, Windows® Vista 32/64 bit, Windows® 7 32/64 bit
  • Memory: 200 MB free HDD
  • Connection: One USB 2.0 port

Features
Hardware Specifications
  • Based on the sub-1GHz CC430 MCU
  • CC430/MSP-SA430-SUB1GHZ Supported Frequency Ranges:
    • 300 – 348 MHz
    • 389 – 464 MHz
    • 779 – 928 MHz
  • Minimal Frequency Step: 397 Hz typ.
  • Maximum input level: -40 dBm typ (range extendable with attenuators)
  • Minimum detectable level: -100 dBm typ.
  • Level Resolution: 0.5 dB

GUI Features
  • Open source QT-based Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Flexible GUI allows developers to set desired frequency range and amplitude to measure
  • Configurable to show continuous sweep readings or single snapshots
  • Up to 4 traces can be visualized on the GUI, which can be configured to show maximum, average or actual readings.
  • Markers are available for easy measurement readings. These markers can be controlled manually using a jog wheel, or dynamic based on auto peak detection
  • The GUI view can be configured to show grids, customizable labels, inverted colors and other options
  • Screenshot capability is available to record readings as .pdf or .png file types.
  • Traces can be exported as comma separated file
  • Configuration settings for the GUI can be saved and loaded for future measurements

What's Included

  • MSP-SA430-SUB1GHZ Spectrum Analyzer
  • Antenna
  • USB Cable
  • CD with a Microsoft Windows Graphical User Interface (GUI) and Documentation
  • Quickstart Guide


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MSP-SA430-SUB1GHZ:
Sub-1 GHZ RF Spectrum Analyzer Tool

$249.00(USD)




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Technical Documents
User guides (1)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views TI Recommends
PDF 313 16 Nov 2011 595
More literature (1)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 614 05 Oct 2011 175

Software (2)


Development Tools (1)

Name Part Number Tool Type
Code Composer Studio™ Integrated Development Environment for MSP Microcontrollers  CCSTUDIO-MSP  SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers 

Design Kits & Evaluation Modules (1)

Name Part Number Tool Type
Chronos: Wireless development tool in a watch  EZ430-CHRONOS  Evaluation Modules & Boards 

TI Devices (18)

Part Number Name Product Family
CC1101  Low-Power Sub-1GHz RF Transceiver  Companion Wireless Solutions 
CC110L  Value Line Sub-1 GHz Transceiver  Companion Wireless Solutions 
CC430F5123  CC430F614x, CC430F514x, CC430F512x SoC With RF Core  Other Microcontrollers 
CC430F5125  CC430F614x, CC430F514x, CC430F512x SoC With RF Core  Other Microcontrollers 
CC430F5133  16-Bit Ultra-Low-Power MCU, 8KB Flash, 2KB RAM, CC1101 Radio, AES-128, 12Bit ADC, USCI  Other Microcontrollers 
CC430F5135  16-Bit Ultra-Low-Power MCU, 16KB Flash, 2KB RAM, CC1101 Radio, AES-128, 12Bit ADC, USCI  Other Microcontrollers 
CC430F5137  16-Bit Ultra-Low-Power MCU, 32KB Flash, 4KB RAM, CC1101 Radio, AES-128, 12Bit ADC, USCI  Other Microcontrollers 
CC430F5143  CC430F614x, CC430F514x, CC430F512x SoC With RF Core  Other Microcontrollers 
CC430F5145  CC430F614x, CC430F514x, CC430F512x SoC With RF Core  Other Microcontrollers 
CC430F5147  CC430F614x, CC430F514x, CC430F512x SoC With RF Core  Other Microcontrollers 
CC430F6125  16-Bit Ultra-Low-Power MCU, 16KB Flash, 2KB RAM, CC1101 Radio, AES-128, USCI, LCD Driver  Other Microcontrollers 
CC430F6126  16-Bit Ultra-Low-Power MCU, 32KB Flash, 2KB RAM, CC1101 Radio, AES-128, USCI, LCD Driver  Other Microcontrollers 
CC430F6127  16-Bit Ultra-Low-Power MCU, 32KB Flash, 4KB RAM, CC1101 Radio, AES-128, USCI, LCD Driver  Other Microcontrollers 
CC430F6135  16-Bit Ultra-Low-Power MCU, 16KB Flash, 2KB RAM, CC1101 Radio, AES-128, 12Bit ADC, USCI, LCD driver  Other Microcontrollers 
CC430F6137  16-Bit Ultra-Low-Power MCU, 32KB Flash, 4KB RAM, CC1101 Radio, AES-128, 12Bit ADC, USCI, LCD driver  Other Microcontrollers 
CC430F6143  CC430F614x, CC430F514x, CC430F512x SoC With RF Core  Other Microcontrollers 
CC430F6145  CC430F614x, CC430F514x, CC430F512x SoC With RF Core  Other Microcontrollers 
CC430F6147  CC430F614x, CC430F514x, CC430F512x SoC With RF Core  Other Microcontrollers 

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