spectrum analyzer

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by froten_140, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. froten_140

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Jun 4, 2006
    Hello all,

    I would like to pay a spectrum analyzer and need some advises. I work in designing circuits in frequencies from 0-100Mhz.

    I found on the web some models but I have no idea about their quality.

    All following models have the same look and specifications with tracking generator:

    BK2639 $1870 Link: http://www.tequipment.net/BK2630.html

    Hameg HM5510 2225$ no tracking generator

    Instek GSP-810 $2140 http://www.tequipment.net/InstekGSP810.html

    China made SM5011 $570

    these models has the look ans specs, but the prices are very deferent, the chaines (SM5011) is very cheap. Did any body owned this model? is it reliable? accurate? any advises please.

    it seems to me they are the same device with defernt names.

    I appreciate any help very much.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2009
  2. theamber

    Active Member

    Jun 13, 2008
    If you are going to spend the money you may as well pay a little more and get more bandwith a real good one and a workhorse is a swept tunedTetronix 491 on ebay can be pick up at less than 2000 dollars.
  3. theamber

    Active Member

    Jun 13, 2008
    Those ones you put there are good for schools and so on their dinamic range is usually poor,floor noise and instrument noise is high for designing you need something better.