Tektronix RSA306 USB Spectrum Analyzer

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Tektronix RSA306The RSA306 USB Spectrum AnalyzerRSA306 USB Spectrum Analyzer delivers full-featured spectrum analysis with 9 kHz to 6.2 GHz frequency coverage at half the cost of a standard solution.
It's compact, weighs just 1.3 pounds, takes little space on your bench, and fits easily in your hand, bag, pocket or tool belt. It runs with the full-featured SignalVu-PC signal analysis software, which is now a free download!
Key Benefits
  • Powerful - Real time analysis capability and 9 kHz to 6.2 GHz frequency coverage
  • Affordable - Less than half the cost of a conventional unit, plus free SignalVu-PC signal analysis software
  • Portable - USB Spectrum Analyzer ready to connect to a PC with USB 3.0
  • Customizable - Create custom setups on your PC without worrying about losing your settings
  • Programmable - Use the programmatic interface to SignalVu-PC OR write your own measurement applications with the Applications Programming Interface, fully documented here
Want to learn more about the RSA306?  Join us for a webinar on January 28, 2015Click here for more information.
Product Video
A Bonus: A Lenovo Thinkpad E431
Lenovo Thinkpad E431In order to help our RoadTesters achieve the full potential of this product, Tektronix is also giving a Lenovo Thinkpad E431 with each RSA306, absolutely free!  The laptops have the following specifications:
  • Intel i7 processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB solid state hard-drive
  • Touchscreen
  • Windows 8
Terms & Conditions
  • Testers will be selected on the basis of quality of applications: we expect a full and complete description of why you want to test this particular product.
  • Testers are required to produce a full, comprehensive and well thought out review within 2 months of receipt of the product.
  • Failure to provide this review within the above timescale will result in the enrolee being excluded from future RoadTests.
Comment List
  • Dear ,


    Yes, I did have issues with it post Windows 8.1 update. I tried removing it via Remove Programs in Control Panel but the applet was broken, so I had to delve into the Program Files folders and get rid of the Conexant folder. Then you must uninstall the Conexant audio driver through Control Panel as well.


    Then, I downloaded the latest driver from http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-edge-laptops/thinkpad-edge-e431 and install it (which takes a while). If done correctly, it will no longer error on boot-up and would work just fine.


    On the other note, the Intel USB over IP for Wi-Di device doesn't work under Windows 8.1 - no driver is available as far as I know, and so you will probably have an Unknown Device with no driver after updating to Windows 8.1. Not much we can do about that one really.


    Hope it helps,



  • Hey ,


    You had mentioned upgrading to windows 8.1 and resolving driver issues, did you have one with the Dolby driver if so how did you resolve that issue.




  • It's surprising how many companies underestimate the importance of looking after customers.

    Sometimes the ones who have trouble and get a good response, can be more beneficial than those who buy and have no issues.


    Well done Joe and Tetronix.



  • Great to hear that they are responsive to the customer. Far too few companies realize the need for us.



  • WOW! I got the missing parts from Tektronix and I was VERY impressed. Not only did the person there (Joe) help like I wish every company would but he even included a handwritten letter apologizing for the missing parts, that alone was worth the package.


    Thank you Joe (Tektronix) for the very helpful service.


  • Hey, look what i get from Tektronix/Element14,
    Yes, it its RSA306, so far i really like what i see, compared to my MDO3104 spectrum analyzer

    I had no problems with package, it was well protected, and no bumps or anything

  • Hey Guys,


    I got a call from Tektronix and they were very understanding and apologetic for the presentation I received. They will be sending me the missing documentation and packaging from the box. I was also told all units are calibrated and they will send me teh letter of calibration as well. I am impressed by the prompt help as well as their willingness to make to make the situation right.


    THANK YOU Tektronix !!!



  • Yes, e14 should handle all duties. Mine got through just fine, and it would have likely been taxed with a declared USD 1000 value according to the docket on my box.


    In the interim, I did grab a cable with an N-connector on the end, chopped off some of the shielding leaving the core as a "crude" random-length antenna, and I'm seeing four of my local S-band (2.7-2.9Ghz) weather radars show up somewhat - it's a good start although the software isn't always as flexible or intuitive as I would like.


    The full details will take a while, but lets just say, I've spent many hours updating the software on the laptop (and troubleshooting some driver issues with the Windows 8.1 upgrade). But, I've also been using the base software with the RSA306 for an hour and I am impressed (at least, in some fairly important ways).


    In the meantime, element14's Communities is having big issues for me ... it's throwing up errors 80% of the time ... I wonder if the Raspberry Pi 2, Model B RoadTest is causing it to crash!


    - Gough