How the latest spectrum analysers help engineers to troubleshoot radio interference problems: Page 5 of 5

July 29, 2013 //By Anritsu Company
The exploding growth of wireless services has made interference – once uncommon – a fact of life for wireless and broadcast professionals. For example, a metropolitan area of approximately one million people may have 1,000 licensed two-way radios, 600 cell sites, and 100 broadcasters.

Figure 3: Handheld spectrum analyzer display with a fast sweep speed and high resolution.

Conclusion

Tracking interfering signals is becoming increasingly difficult due to the proliferation of wireless services in the finite RF spectrum. Using the proper testing tools, such as handheld spectrum analyzers with wide dynamic range, fast sweep speed, and low resolution bandwidth, will help locate interfering signals faster and more efficiently.

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