FAQs

I cannot find com port when connecting to R5500 via USB console
If your PC does not recognize or does not show any com port number when USB console is connected, please download latest firmware for your PC. https://w...
Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 2:22 PM
What is the sweep rate of R5500 Spectrum Analyzer?
ThinkRF R5500 Spectrum Analyzer is capable of sweeping up to 28GHz/s @10kHz RBW(resolution bandwidth) on 40MHz IBW(instantaneous bandwidth) for the captured...
Tue, Jun 4, 2019 at 12:58 PM
Can the receiver handle 0 dBm input power level when receiver is not powered on?
ThinkRF suggests the user follow the procedure in the Startup Guide and Manual. We strongly urge the users to power up the receiver before inject any si...
Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 2:21 PM
Do I have to warm up ThinkRF Spectrum Analyzer for 30 mins before each use?
ThinkRF recommends a 30 mins warm up time on initial startup before use. Subsequent use does not necessarily need additional warm up time provided the room ...
Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 2:22 PM
What is ZIF, SH, SHN, HDR, or DD mode for R5xx0 products and when to use which?
thinkRF's RTSA R5xx0 is a hybrid receiver supporting these RF receiver front-end (RFE) technologies:  super-heterodyne: SH (40 MHz), SHN (narrow SH, ...
Wed, Mar 3, 2021 at 2:49 PM
How do I capture or save data from the RTSA device?
thinkRF provides many APIs to facilitate the capturing of data, along with processing. In general, thinkRF's RTSA device sends I/Q data packets to ...
Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 4:58 PM
How to use the Direct Digitization (DD) RFE mode with R5xx0?
The ThinkRF RTSA's Direct Digitization (DD) mode supports 50MHz IBW of the baseband from the external RF IN.  Its center frequency is at DC (or 0 Hz). ...
Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 5:31 PM
Can I do my own calibration on the ThinkRF R55x0 Spectrum Analyzer?
The ThinkRF R5500 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer allows the end-users to load a customized calibration file to the unit in order to optimize the unit, to reduc...
Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 2:07 PM
What is the required calibration interval?
The industry standard for calibration interval is 12 months for instruments. Therefore, ThinkRF recommends having the units calibrated every 12 months. ...
Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 2:31 PM
What kind of cable shall I use to connect GPIO port?
Micro D type cable can be used for GPIO port, an example can be found on Digi-Key.  Part number: CCA-025-I36R152
Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 4:34 PM