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AVCOM Of Virginia Inc.

PSA-2500C


Compact Design for a satellite system installation, troubleshooting a CATV or broadcast system, and many other applications, the AVCOM PSA-2500C has something to offer. It is portable, lightweight, for quick and precise signal investigations. This is a cost effective product and is easy to operate that provide many functions to facilitate measurements.  The color LCD display provides the user with an accurate and detailed picture of the spectrum being investigated, even when operating under challenging bright sunlight or other difficult lighting conditions. The field replaceable Li-Ion battery uses an internal charger and a multi segment battery status indicator is provided. The PSA comes equipped with 13V/18V/22kHz LNB power to directly power the satellite LNB, and programmable LO Offset selection provides no-math direct frequency readouts of low side or high side LNB’s. Up to ten user-defined presets allow for executing quick repetitive testing parameters. Screenshots may be saved and can be recalled on-screen for comparing signals. The captured trace can be downloaded to a PC using AVCOM’s Labview-GUI software.

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 Labview GUI software

  • Up to 2 customizable inputs available

  • Optional carrying case available; AVSAC-3

SKU: PSA-2500C Category: Tag:
FREQUENCY RANGE: PSA-2500C:   5MHz – 2300MHz
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)

+10 dBm to -65 dBm (attenuator option)

INPUT CONNECTOR: Input 1: “BNC” is standard. F, TNC, SMA, N available. Input 2: Optional
LNB POWER: 13-18V, 22kHz (optional)
OPERATING TEMPERATURE RANGE: -10°C to +60°C
SIZE: 7” L x 9.25” W x 5.75” H
WEIGHT: 6lbs
POWER REQUIREMENTS: +15 VDC @ 3 amp 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