Dual-Band RF Spectrum Analyzer Reference Design


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The SA13x0 Spectrum Analyzer is a SimpleLink™ CC13x0-based reference design can be  used to implement an easy and affordable tool to jumpstart RF development in both Sub-1 GHz and 2.4GHz frequency range.

More and more electronic devices include a built-in RF link but the equipment to design and debug such systems can be very expensive. The CC13x0-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.

  • Based on the SimpleLink™ CC13x0 ultra low power wireless MCUs
  • SA13x0 supported frequency ranges:
    • 431 - 527 MHz
    • 861 - 1054 MHz
    • 2152 - 2635 MHz
  • 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.

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* Design guide CC13x0 Spectrum Analyzer Reference Design Nov. 07, 2017

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