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AVCOM Of Virginia Inc.

PSA-2500-CTX


Whether you are doing a satellite installation, troubleshooting a CATV or broadcast system, setting up a remote telemetry system, trying to locate a threatening jamming device, or locating eavesdropping devices, the AVCOM PSA-2500 Extended Series has something to offer. Designed for the teleport, oil and gas, maritime, broadcast, military, TCSM, and wireless community, the PSA-2500 Extended Series is compact, portable, lightweight, affordable, and high value price point for quick and precise signal investigations. For technicians demanding a greater range, AVCOM’s PSA Extended Series goes up to 6.5GHz. This will allow the TV broadcasting engineer to troubleshoot directly at the C-Band satellite end, and also allow troubleshooting of the 5.8GHz video/audio signals that HD wireless TV cameras use, or the 5.8GHz band that many WLAN 802.11a
devices now use.

PRODUCT DATASHEET

  • Designed For Satellite, TV And Radio Broadcasting, CATV,
  • Wireless, TCSM, and GPS
  • L.O. Frequency Offsets Displays Direct Frequency Readout
  • 10 Customizable Presets/50 User Memory Locations
  • Fast Refresh Rates Up To 13/sec
  • 13/18Vdc/22kHz LNA/LNB Power
  • Easy-To-Use Front Panel Interface, Even When Wearing Bulky Gloves.
  • Full Remote-Control Monitoring via Ethernet/RS-232 Using Free Remote-Control Software (GUI) Case

Versatile Remote Control Software

The PSA can be monitored and controlled both locally from the front panel and remotely using the Avcom Remote Control Software via serial port or Ethernet. The Remote-Control Software has an intuitive user interface that is easy to use with no special training required. It allows remote monitoring and control from your network or over the internet. Features include screenshot capture recording, SNMP for alarm/monitoring, markers, cross-polling and Automated Data Acquisition (DAQ) with tolerance comparison and integrated email alerts, to name a few. Up to twelve windows can be displayed at one time. The GUI is capable of saving and recalling an unlimited number of screenshots and integrates with the PSA to upload or download saved waveforms from the analyzer’s internal user memory locations. The Remote- Control Software is available for Windows.

Click here for more information about the power supply provided with this unit.

 

SKU: PSA-2500C-EXT Category: Tag:
PARAMETER PERFORMANCE
SPAN WIDTH: Up to 1300 MHz (Dependent on Center Frequency)
RESOLUTION BANDWIDTH: 10KHz, 100KHz, 300KHz, 1MHz
RF SENSITIVITY: Greater than -85 dBm Typical
REFERENCE LEVELS: Selectable -10 dBm, -30 dBm, & -50dBm (front panel) (5dBm increments in GUI)
SCALE: 5 dB/Div & 2 dB/Div
DYNAMIC RANGE: 40 dBm on Application Window (50dBm GUI window)
AMPLITUDE ACCURACY: ± 1 dB typical
FREQUENCY ACCURACY: ± 1KHz typical
MAX RF INPUT: 25 VDC MAX (DC Blocked), +30dBm (1W)
INPUT IMPEDANCE: 50 Ω
 

AMPLITUDE RANGE:

0 dBm to -85 dBm (standard)

0 dBm to -105 dBm (preamp option)

*Preamp option available on bottom input only

INPUT CONNECTOR: Top Input(s): SMA only.

Bottom Input: BNC standard. Others available.

LNB POWER: 13-18V, 22kHz available on Input 1 only
OPERATING TEMPERATURE RANGE: -10°C to +60°C
SIZE: 9” L x 9.25” W x 5.75” H (22.9 x 23.5 x 14.6cm)
WEIGHT: 7.2lbs (3.36kg)
BATTERY RUN TIME: 1 hour typical
POWER: 15V@3A max
DISPLAY: 5.7” TFT-LCD, 640×480 (VGA), 16-Bit RGB

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Labview (legacy) GUI Software (National Instruments - LabView)

NOTE 1: SBS2 and Beacon Receiver products require GUI v4.0 or newer

NOTE 2: The sbs2net tool to help set SBS2 IP Address should no longer be needed when using GUI V4.0rc59 or later

August 21, 2019 - GUI v4.0rc59 pre-release update available!

⇒ Any previous v4.0 version should be replaced with v4.0rc59

Downloads for Windows XP and greater.

If you have previously installed an Avcom GUI, then you have the necessary drivers and can save time by downloading the Lite version which is a GUI update only. These are zipped (.zip) installers. Save to local drive then unzip to install.

Save file to local drive then double-click to install.

System Requirements for Windows GUIs: Windows XP and greater

CPU: Pentium III 1.5GHz or equivalent (Pentium 4/M or equivalent recommended)

Memory: Depends on # Windows shown. 3GB RAM for 12 Windows

Changes: Issue Fixed: Incorrect marker frequencies. Additional Beacon Receiver settings and features.

v4.0rc59 GUI includes SBS2 support

 
(153MB)

v4.0rc59 GUI includes SBS2 support

GUI for Windows only and drivers, FTDI USB drivers, and Net-SNMP installer

(11MB)

v4.0rc59 GUI includes SBS2 support

 

April 17, 2013 - Standard GUI v3.0.2 Released!

Downloads for Windows 2000 (SP3) and greater.

No SBS2 or Beacon Receiver support

  • RSA-2500, RSA-2150
  • SBS-2500, SBS-2150
  • PSA-2500, PSA-2150, PSA-4200
  • SNG-2500, SNG-2150
  • CLM-2500
  • LPT-2500
  • DRSA-2500
  • TRSA-2500

Standard GUI

The Standard GUI is what is shipped on CD with all of our analyzers. If you have already downloaded the Full version then you have the necessary drivers and can save time by downloading the Lite version which is a GUI update only.

These are zipped (.zip) installers. Save to local drive then unzip to install.

System Requirements for Windows GUIs: Windows 2000(SP3) and greater

CPU: Pentium III 1.5GHz or equivalent (Pentium 4/M or equivalent recommended)

Memory: Depends on # Windows shown. 3GB RAM for 12 Windows

(130MB)
v3.0.2 GUI for Windows only and drivers, FTDI USB drivers, and Net-SNMP installer
(10MB)
v3.0.2 GUI for Windows only. No drivers for GUI or SNMP.
Beta GUI (0)
Not available at this time.
(40MB)
Instructions for the GUI and the Run-Time Engine download.
(72MB)
v2.9.4 Full GUI for Rockwell Collins TAILWIND test kit
(104MB)
v2.8.6 Full GUI for SWE-DISH by Rockwell Collins
 

Miscellaneous Notes

USB Driver - Please select the link below to download the latest USB driver for your operating system.

Windows Users - for ease of installation select "setup executable" from the Comments column USB Drivers

AVCOM Remote Control

 

Spectrum Analyzer and GUI User Guides (PDF format)

 

Troubleshooting

Windows Security prevents GUI from saving SA List

Analyzer Ethernet Configuration and Troubleshooting

 

PSA & MSA FIRMWARE

MSA-4570E

MSA-45E

PSA-1727B

PSA-37XP

PSA-45D

Select the zipped file for your model

 

PSA and MSA SitePlayer GUI

This is the last GUI that supports remote spectrum analyzers with the SitePlayer type ethernet controller.

(80MB)

v2.8.4.4 GUI and all drivers for 1024x768 monitors

 

ADA Software

(5MB)

For PSA-65C and PSA-37D