The Sony/Tektronix 3026 is a portable real time spectrum analyzer with a frequency range of 10 MHz to 3 GHz. The incorporated 3 GHz down converter enables performing spectrum analysis, time domain analysis, and analog modulation analysis of Radio Frequency (RF) signals without connecting any external devices.
The 3026, with the adoption of new architecture, can acquire time and frequency domain data simultaneously. It can also capture various kinds of signals with a wide variety of triggering functions.
Real-time trigger functions in frequency domain allow you to trigger on instantaneous events such as the starting point of a burst signal. Trigger functions include Mask pattern trigger, Level trigger, and External trigger. Using the trigger functions in time domain, triggering is available on impulse noises which are barely captured in frequency domain.
In addition, the 3026 provides measurement functions that can evaluate the performance of radio devices with simple operation. Moreover, four types of data display functions offered in the system (Spectrum, Spectrogram, Waterfall, and Analog demodulation of AM, PM, FM, and FSK) allows analysis of the acquired data more precisely.
Waveforms and measurements are displayed on the 6.5 inch full-color (640 x 480) TFT display. Data is stored and retrieved from the built in hard drive (2.1 GB) and 3.5 inch floppy disk drive.
- Year of introduction confirmed by Dave Brown (VintageTek Museum) with Sony-Tek Product Planner, Koichi Sega.
First year shown in Tek Catalog year 2000 when relationship with Advantest Corporation ended in 1999.
|Frequency Range||RF Mode: 10 MHz to 3 GHz; Baseband Mode: 50 Hz to 10 MHz|
|Frequency Span Range||RF Mode: 100 Hz to 3 GHz; Baseband Mode: 100 Hz to 10 MHz|
|RF Input impedance||50 Ω|
|Maximum Safe Input Power||RF Mode: -50 dBm to +30 dBm; Baseband Mode: -30 dBm to +30 dBm|
|Attenuator Range (used in Baseband Mode only)||(Spec missing from datasheet)|
|Reference Level Range||RF Mode: -50 dBm to +30 dBm; Baseband Mode: -30 dBm to +30 dBm|
|Spectral Frame Update Interval||1024-point: 200 ms to 160 µs; 256-point: 200 ms to 40 µ|
|Triggering Modes||Auto/Normal (Frequency and Time Events)|
|Input Equivalent Noise||−140 dBm at 1 GHz|
|Included Accessories||User Manual, Programmer’s Manual, Application Software, Utility Software, Power Cord, 3-2 Adapter (US Only)|
|Weight||13 kg (29 lbs)|
|Power||90 − 250 VAC, 48 − 63 Hz; 300 W max|
|Operating Atmospherics||Temperatures: +10 °C to +40 °C; Humidity: 20 % to 80 %; Altitude: Up to 4.5 km (15,000 ft)|