FAQs

When recording a spectrum of interest, are you recording video or recording / storing actual data?
Actual spectrum data is stored, and can be played back via S240 GUI. Refer to S240 UG v1.4 Page 23. The latest S240 User Guide can be found in the attac...
Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 2:21 PM
Is the S240 software able to scan across a wide spectrum and then lock on to a signal of interest?
The S240 software controls the ThinkRF R5500-408, 418, and 427 and can sweep from 9KHz to 8GHz, 18GHz, and 27GHz, respectively. At this time, it is not poss...
Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 2:51 PM
Is the S240 software free?
The S240 software is included in the price of the ThinkRF RTSA products. You can also download the S240 software for free from the ThinkRF website to use wi...
Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 2:55 PM
Does S240 RTSA software work on both R5500 and WSA5000
Yes, S240 RTSA software works on both R5500 and WSA5000.
Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 10:59 AM
What is Spectrogram display in S240?
The spectrogram plot displays spectrum changes over time in a three-dimensional view. Frequency is displayed on the horizontal axis, and time on the ver...
Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 4:42 PM
What is persistence display in ThinkRF S240 software?
The persistence plot is a view of how long a signal remains present; as the signal grows weaker, the trace fades in color. Amplitude is displayed on the ver...
Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 4:42 PM
How does VBW(video bandwidth) work in S240?
Video Bandwidth (VBW) is basically a smoothing filter to reduce the variation in the noise as much as possible and allows measurement of low level signals. ...
Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 11:14 AM
How does RBW (resolution bandwidth) relate to measurement time?
A lower RBW will increase the time needed to sweep, and increases the samplings collected.
Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 11:04 AM
Does ThinkRF R5500 have a zero span mode?
Zero Span mode can be done through our S240 software, there is a zero span option as shown below. By default, the signal display area plots the fre...
Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 11:01 AM