RF Explorer a cheap Spectrum Analyzer (limited to ISM band but expansion are coming)

RF Explorer is an affordable (95$) Handheld Spectrum Analyzer designed from scratch to be a sort of Swiss Army Knife for the specific needs of ISM band digital communication.

Feature

Pocket size and light weight
Solid aluminum metal case
Spectrum Analyzer mode with Peak Max, Normal and Averaging modes
Support one of three popular ISM bands of choice: 433Mhz, 868Mhz or 915Mhz.
Integrated RF Signal Generator for the ISM band of choice
Lifetime free firmware upgrades available, open to community requested features
High capacity Lipo for 16hs+ of continuous run, rechargeable by USB
Windows PC client Open Source
Internal expansion port for future modules, will support additional bands including popular 2.4Ghz

Specification

Currently available in three models, based on frequency range:
433M: 430-440Mhz
868M: 860-890Mhz
915M: 910-920Mhz
Graphics LCD 128x64 pixels, great visibility outdoors
PC Windows client supports Windows XP\Vista\Win7 both 32 and 64bits
Backlight for great indoor visibility
Standard SMA 50 ohms connector
Matching antenna included for selected frequency band
Amplitude resolution: 0.5dBm
Dynamic range: -110dBm to 0dBm
Absolute Max input power: +5dBm
Average noise level (typical): -105dBm
RF Generator amplitude: 0dBm to 20dBm
Standard 50 ohm SMA connector
Included matched and calibrated antenna
Frequency stability and accuracy (typical): +-10ppm
Amplitude stability and accuracy (typical): +-3dBm
Frequency resolution: 1Khz
Resolution bandwidth (RBW): automatic 2.6Khz to 80Khz
Weight: 185g
Size: 113x70x25 mm


Some improvement in the futur will be:
Transmission test tones in OOK and FSK
Digital transmission decoding and packet sniffing for OOK and FSK, including Manchester code support
Logging features for multi-hour transmission monitoring
Frequency counter
Automatic peak detection
Storage for up to 5 screenshots in internal memory
Expansion modules for additional ISM band support, including popular 2.4Ghz


Hope we will see modules for the 900, 2.4 and 5.8Ghz soon.

more info : http://micro.arocholl.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=sec...


An example how to use it : http://micro.arocholl.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=art...

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Comment by Morli on April 12, 2011 at 10:57am
Gr8 product worth a ton in HAM's shack then else were,  thanks for sharing/pointing .

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Comment by Morli on April 12, 2011 at 11:15am
This  DSO however will find home here more readily I guess. No more guessing signals..   V2 is also available for same price?!!

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