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Sony/Tektronix 3026
3 GHz Spectrum Analyzer
Sony/Tektronix 3026

Produced from 1998 to (?)

Manuals – Specifications – Links – Pictures

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.

Front panel inputs/outputs are: RF INPUT 50Ω N connector; EXT TRIG BNC connector; and Floppy disk drive.

Rear panel inputs/outputs are: PRINTER female DB25 connector; IEEE STD 488 PORT GPIB interface; VGA Connector; 10 BASE-T Ethernet; 10 MHz REF OUTPUT BNC connector; and 10 MHz REF INPUT BNC connector.

  • 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 RF Mode: 10 MHz to 3 GHz; Baseband Mode: 50 Hz to 10 MHz
Frequency Span 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 (used in Baseband Mode only) (Spec missing from datasheet)
Reference Level 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)


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