Full-Featured 3.3GHz Handheld Spectrum Analyzer with Tracking Generator

YORBA LINDA, CA, November 15, 2007 -- B&K Precision Corporation’s Model 2652 is a compact, cost-effective, handheld, PC- compatible 3.3GHz Spectrum Analyzer with a tracking generator added, that delivers the performance and features of a full-size bench top spectrum analyzer. Weighing only 4.0 pounds including battery, this small, versatile, easy to use, portable unit is priced at only $6,950 and is ideal tool for engineers and technicians who perform field measurements in the 50KHz to 3.3GHz range.  Advanced synthesizer-based design enables the Model 2652 to provide an accurate and detailed picture of the spectrum being analyzed. The included tracking generator can be used to rapidly determine transmission characteristics of two-port RF devices.

The Model 2652 Handheld 3.3GHz Spectrum Analyzer with Tracking Generator offers a number of outstanding features that facilitate quick and easy measurements:

  • Measuring frequency range from 50 KHz to 3.3GHz
  • One Button Auto Tuning
  • Channel power measurements
  • Adjacent channel power measurements
  • Min/Max hold
  • Average and over write mode
  • Peak search
  • Marker measurement
  • Occupied bandwidth measurements
  • Electric field strength measurements (with optional dipole antennas)
  • Magnetic field strength measurements (with optional PR 26M)
  • Switchable 50 or 75 ohm input impedance
  • Save/Load
  • Single sideband phase noise – 90dBc @ 100Hz offset
  • Fast sweep speed (min 10ms)
  • ANL (displayed average noise level) of -110dBm
  • Hard copy of display (with optional PT 2650)
  • RS-232 interface

The Model 2652’s tracking generator provides the capability to rapidly determine transmission characteristics of two-port RF devices. It is ideal for tuning filters, determining the usable frequency range of amplifiers and attenuators, and aligning receiver IF stages. The tracking generator’s output frequency is the same as the frequency the spectrum analyzer is tuned to, permitting the user to see the amplitude response of a circuit on the spectrum analyzer screen.

The model 2652 is extremely flexible and can be put to work, either in the field or on the bench, testing cable TV levels and frequency responses, testing master antenna TV systems, measuring communications transmitter spurious radiation, locating sources of EMI or to measure unwanted RF radiation. The built-in RS-232 PC interface allows the user to either control the Analyzer’s settings or to sample signals and then save, manipulate or print the imported signals. A lightweight portable printer is available as an option.

Model 2652 is capable of precisely measuring the magnetic field distribution on an IC or a printed circuit board using the optional magnetic field probe PR 26M. It is possible to measure the electric field strength by connecting a dipole antenna (optional) to the input connector. A dipole antenna that suits the use is available for PDC 800MHz and GSM 900MHz band, PDC 1500MHz band, PHS, W-CDMA and GSM 1800 / 1900MHz band and 2.4GHz wireless LAN and Bluetooth.

Weighing less than 4.0 pounds including battery, and measuring a compact 6.38” wide, by 2.7” high by 10.2” deep,” the Model 2652 3.3GHz Spectrum Analyzer with Tracking Generator comes complete with AC power supply/charger, soft carrying case, accessory pouch, fuse, Ni-MH rechargeable battery pack and instruction manual. Optional PC software, antennas, cables, probes, remote stand-alone printer and coupling adapters are available. The Model 2652 is priced at $6,950, quantity one and is available for immediate delivery. The AK 2650 software and interface cable has a list price of $199 and the PT 2650 portable printer is priced at $459.

About B&K Precision
For more than 60 years, B&K Precision Corporation has been building a reputation for excellence in the design and manufacture of reliable and cost-effective test and measurement instruments. The company’s products are used in a wide range of applications including design, research and development, production line testing, industrial maintenance, and electronic field service. B&K Precision test and measurement instruments are standard equipment in a large number of universities and technical schools which train future engineers and technicians. B&K Precision was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Yorba Linda, California.

James Schada
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(714) 921-9095