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You can now rent Signal Hound spectrum analyzers and signal generators for a
low monthly cost
Combines 110 dB dynamic range, 1 THz sweep speed, and 160 MHz
real-time bandwidth with compact form factor for affordable entry to high-end test
Signal Hound staff.
Battle Ground, WA - June 22, 2021 - Signal Hound, a developer of highly optimized
solutions for RF signal test and measurement, has announced the
SM435B 43.5 GHz RF spectrum analyzer and monitoring receiver. This new
product indicates the company's entry into millimeter-wave spectrum analysis. With
broad application ranging from 5G cellular, to military, aerospace, and a host of
other uses, this next-level production unit expands the company's reach into this
next tier of the market.
"We have taken a big step in the development of the SM435B," said Bruce Devine,
CEO at Signal Hound. "Investment into 50 GHz test equipment, refining layout
and design at a higher millimeter wave frequency, and stepping up our PCB technology
were all part of bringing this unique product to our market segment. The addition
of millimeter wave analysis capabilities with the SM435B further expands the resources
available to RF industry professionals."
As RF analysis and spectrum monitoring needs continue to increase, engineers,
production line managers, and technicians need access to robust tools. The affordability
of the SM435B opens the door to industry professionals who previously were unable
to attain this power in a compact and economical package. "Our competition simply
cannot touch this functionality at this price point," said Clint Burgess, Signal
Hound Marketing Director. The performance enhancements, coupled with advanced features
found in this exceptional new product, will surprise and excite those who have been
waiting for just such an innovation from Signal Hound.
The SM435B tunes from 100 kHz to 43.5 GHz, boasts 160 MHz of instantaneous
bandwidth (IBW), a high dynamic range of 110 dB, a sustained sweep speed of
1 THz/s, a built-in sub-octave preselector from 100 kHz to 43.5 GHz, and ultra-low
phase noise -- introducing no more than 0.1% error to EVM measurements. This low
level of phase noise rivals the most expensive spectrum analyzers on the market.
Its system noise figure ranges between 12 dB and 15 dB between 700 MHz
and 15.2 GHz.
The minimalist design of the SM435B brings only the essentials, cutting out the
cruft and providing a small
form-factor that fits seamlessly into a test-bed or production-line scenario. The
streamlined and portable design makes it the perfect choice for the bench, the garage
or wherever your work takes you. The unit measures 10.45 x 7.2 x 2.15 inches (265
x 183 x 55 mm) and weighs 9.51 lbs. pounds listed (with passive cooling,
AC desktop adapter, and power cord).
This next-generation spectrum analyzer and monitoring receiver continues in the
Signal Hound tradition of inclusion of a fully-documented API, supporting features
such as spectrum sweeping, setting record-on-event triggers, real-time analysis,
and 40 MHz of calibrated I/Q streaming data.
Digital signal distribution from the SM435B for high-speed RF signal analysis
is possible via an on-board Intel 10AX027 FPGA and an external PC with an Intel
Core i7 processor (available USB 3.0 port and 4th Gen processor required). This
flexibility gives users the option to scale to any current or future configuration.
The unit includes built-in GPS for automatic time and geolocation stamping of the
received signals. This analyzer comes paired with Signal Hound's Spike spectrum
analysis software; featuring real-time analysis, WLAN modulation, digital demodulation,
and interference hunting measurements, among others.
The SM435B is available for pre-order now, with a U.S. retail price of $22,000.
It can be purchased direct from Signal Hound or from one of our world-wide distributors.
A company-issued PO is required for pre-order. Ship date is mid-October 2021.
About Signal Hound
Signal Hound is a manufacturer of affordable, high-performance test equipment
based in Battle Ground, WA. Starting out as Test Equipment Plus in 1996 and offering
used test equipment and repair services, Signal Hound expanded its offerings in
2010 with the introduction of the USB-SA44 USB-powered spectrum analyzer. Signal
Hound has since added several award-winning RF spectrum analyzers and signal generators,
now sold globally.
Signal Hound designs and builds powerful, affordable spectrum analyzers and signal
generators for engineers and RF professionals around the globe. Whether you're needing
EMC precompliance capabilities in a small two-person shop or spectrum monitoring
on a national scale, our test equipment is designed with you in mind. Accurate and
powerful enough for mission-critical RF analysis, priced at a point accessible to
most, and supported by a talented group of engineers committed to what they do –
we truly believe that our devices offer unrivaled value in the test equipment industry.
1502 SE Commerce Ave,
Battle Ground, WA, 98604
Telephone: +1 (360) 313-7997
Posted June 28, 2021