Item Condition: Used
MFR Part #: HP 3588A
Unit of Measure: Each
± 0.2 dB typical level accuracy
Narrowband measurements hundreds of times faster
Internal HP Instrument BASIC and controller option
80/112 dB dynamic range
Built-in 3.5-inch flexible disk drive
Scalar network analysis; built-in tracking generator
HP 3588A spectrum analyzer provides high-performance spectrum analysis from 10 Hz to 150 MHz, with outstanding frequency and amplitude accuracy. A wide range of frequency spans and resolution bandwidths accommodates many types of measurements. A built-in tracking generator with programmable amplitude allows easy scalar network measurements for passive and active networks.
The 3588A offers two measurement modes - swept spectrum and narrowband zoom. Both modes provide excellent speed and greater resolution than conventional analyzers. Swept-spectrum mode provides the performance and features of traditional swept-tuned analyzers but adds very sharp digital IF filters for improved frequency resolution (-3 dB bandwidths as narrow as 1.1 Hz). Narrowband zoom uses an implementation of the Fast Fourier Transform to provide faster measurements with even greater resolving power.
Built-in auto calibration provides typical amplitude accuracy better than ± 0.2 dB. This amplitude accuracy, combined with the frequency stability and accuracy of a synthesized receiver, provides the high performance needed for the most demanding measurement situations. Maximum signal-to-noise dynamic range is 112 dB. Low-distortion mode measurements are optimized to provide 80 dB of distortion-free dynamic range.