Remote Spectrum Monitorâ„¢ MS27201A User Guide : Spectrum Monitor Measurements
 
Spectrum Monitor Measurements
 
Introduction
Selecting the Analyzer
Spectrum Monitor GUI Overview
Normal Spectrum View
Spectrogram View
Main Menu
Using Menus
Status Panel
Making Spectrum Monitor Measurements
Initial Setup
Setting Frequency Parameters
Entering Start and Stop Frequencies
Entering a Center Frequency
Using Offset Frequency
Setting the Span
IF Output
FREQ / SPAN Menu
FREQ / SPAN Menu (Zero Span)
IF OUTPUT Menu
GESTURES Menu
Operating the Touch Screen
Setting Amplitude Parameters
Setting Amplitude Units
Setting Amplitude Reference Level
Setting Amplitude Range and Scale
Reference Level Offset for External Loss or External Gain
Attenuator Functions
Preamplifier
Indications of Excessive Signal Level
AMPLITUDE Menu
Setting Bandwidth Parameters
Resolution Bandwidth
Video Bandwidth
Setting Frequency Bandwidth
Setting Bandwidth Auto Coupling
BANDWIDTH Menu
Setting Trace Parameters
Traces in Spectrum View
TRACE Menu (Spectrum View)
Trace Detector Types
Cursors in Spectrogram View
TRACE Menu (Spectrogram View)
TRACE CURSOR Menu
Trace Recording, Playback, and CSV Logging
TRACE RECORD Menu
TRACE PLAYBACK Menu
TRACE CSV LOGGING Menu
Setting Sweep Parameters
Single/Continuous
Trace Points
Sweep Limitations
SWEEP Menu
Setting Up Markers
Placing a Normal Marker
Placing a Fixed Marker
Placing a Delta Marker
MARKER Menu
MARKER PEAK SEARCH Menu
Marker Functions
Spectrogram with Cursors and Markers
Marker Table
Setting Up Limit Lines
Simple Limit Line
Limit Line Envelope
LIMIT Menu
LIMIT EDIT Menu
LIMIT MOVE Menu
LIMIT ENVELOPE Menu
Setting Up Triggering
TRIGGER Menu in Zero Span
Setting Up Advanced Measurements
MEASURE Menu
SETUP Menus
SETUP Menu (Spectrogram View)
Channel Power
SETUP Menu (Channel Power)
Occupied Bandwidth
SETUP Menu (Occupied BW)
Adjacent Channel Power
SETUP Menu (ACP)
Spectrum Emission Mask
Spectrum Emission Mask Measurement Basic Setup
SETUP Menu (SEM)
Example Custom Signal Emission Mask
Field Strength
AMPLITUDE FIELD STRENGTH Menu
Example User Antenna Data
Antenna Calculations
Presetting the Monitor
PRESET Menu
Saving and Recalling Measurements
Saving a Measurement
Recalling a Measurement
FILE Menu
SAVE ON EVENT Menu
Introduction
This chapter gives a brief overview of the Anritsu Remote Spectrum Monitor and is intended to assist you in your first use of the instrument. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a starting point for making basic measurement setups. This chapter describes general instrument setup, including selecting the monitor and setting up frequency, bandwidth, amplitude, span, limit lines, and markers. After measurements are taken, refer to Files and Saving and Recalling Measurements for a description of saving, recalling, and managing measurement files. For detailed information about other specific measurements, refer to the appropriate chapter in this guide.
This spectrum monitor measurements chapter includes sections that describe resolution bandwidth, video bandwidth, sweep, and attenuator functions. For example, in the Remote Spectrum Monitor, resolution bandwidth is determined by the intermediate frequency (IF) filter bandwidth. The spectrum monitor traces the shape of the IF filter as it tunes past a signal. If more than one IF filter is used in a spectrum monitor, then the narrowest one dominates and is considered the resolution bandwidth.
Spectrum monitor measurements include the use of additional functions beyond frequency, span, amplitude, and marker functions. Setting Up Advanced Measurements through Field Strength cover field measurements and additional smart measurements provided by various options.