THE R8200

THE ULTRA-PORTABLE LMR TEST SOLUTION FOR SUBSCRIBER AND INFRASTRUCTURE TESTING

The Freedom R8200 from Astronics Test Systems represents a major step in the evolution of the Land Mobile Radio service monitor. The R8200 is the first and only test instrument that combines comprehensive digital and analog LMR testing with the ability to measure important RF network characteristics such as Return Loss, VSWR and Phase. The R8200 is also the only service monitor with the ability to display RF parameters in a Smith Chart for more complicated network analysis.


The R8200 enables the two-way technician to carry one portable instrument rather than two – making his or her job easier and freeing space in the van or on the bench.  Organizations can now save thousands of dollars and potentially much more by combining two instruments into one.  And w
hile it is a completely new, high-specification, premium platform, the R8200 can be purchased with the knowledge that it is backed by the world-class service and technical support capabilities of Astronics Test Systems – the same company that produces the industry leading R8100 and R8000 communications analyzers.

 

Saving money and making the technician’s life easier – the next generation of LMR test instruments from Astronics Test Systems.

The R8200’s newly designed RF architecture features the best spectral purity in the industry, plus a single-port Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) capable of measuring return loss, VSWR, and Phase.  There is simply no comparable product on the market.

INSTRUMENTS

Measurement

1-Port Vector Network Analyzer


Spectrum Analyzer


Signal Strength Meter


Broad & Narrow Band

Power Meters


Measurement Receiver


Audio Counter


Modulation Scope


AC/DC Voltmeters


Distortion Meters


AM Modulation Meter


FM Deviation Meter


Frequency Error Meter

Signal Generator

RF Signal Generator


Audio Signal Generator


Protocol Generator

Special Instruments

Tracking Generator


Cable Fault Locator


Return Loss/VSWR
bridge (opt.)

Display

Spectrum Analyzer


SINAD Meter


Oscilloscope


Distribution Plot


Eye Diagram


Constellation Display


Power Profile

Protocols

DMR


TETRA SubscriberTest


TETRA TMO and DMO


TETRA Base Station


NXDN Conventional


P25 Conventional


P25 Trunking


PTC: Positive Train
Control


dPMR


NCDN Type C Trunking

TOTAL

PORTABILITY

Every R8200 ships with a Lithium Ion battery weighing just one pound (490g). The battery powers the unit for well over 90 minutes, and is field swappable in less than 30 seconds. Just open the cover, remove the battery, and insert another into the side of the unit. While on AC power, the R8200 charges the internal battery and when AC power is removed, the unit seamlessly moves from AC to DC without interruption. The R8200 display shows available battery capacity at all times. Spare batteries and a stand-alone charger can also be purchased for applications requiring extended portability.

ADVANCED

FEATURES

Our proprietary “Dual-Display,” showing the carrier and modulation scope on the same screen is included as a standard feature with every R8200, as is a tracking generator and cable fault locator. Like the R8100, the R8200 has the ability to select the power meter scale in bar graph mode: choose from 5, 50 or 150W. Finally, the R8200 offers the ability to display menu selections in French and Spanish.

HIGH PERFORMANCE TRACKING GENERATOR

Our Tracking Generator option provides an integrated instrument that sets up the RF Generator in a sweeping mode that is lock stepped with the Spectrum Analyzer. The tracker’s extraordinary dynamic range and response time delivers an invaluable tool for measuring and servicing RF filtering and combining networks like IF filters and Duplexers. The R8200 low Spectrum Analyzer noise floor, FFT processing, and broad selection of display and marker functions assure quick and accurate measurements. Antenna return loss and VSWR measurements can be made without any external equipment.

PREMIER

ERGONOMICS

The R8200 features a color-enhanced, high-contrast display with key measurements shown in larger, bright blue font. It’s tuning knob also serves as a data-entry key, allowing the user to minimize the amount of hand movement required to navigate test procedures. It also sports a rugged, foldable metal handle and ear phone jack for use in high-noise environments.

SUPERIOR SPECTRUM ANALYZER

The R8200 comes equipped with a superior spectrum analyzer with a noise floor well below -140 dBm at narrow spans, super-fast signal acquisition, 4 markers (2 standard), and an available variable vertical scale down to 1 dB per division.

EXPANDABLE AND UPGRADABLE

The software-based architecture of the R8200 lets you add software options and upgrades in the field.
So if your needs change down the line, simply order the feature or protocol you need and enable it by entering a 16 digit option key using the front panel keypad.

LOW PHASE NOISE AND MONITOR & CONTROL INTERFACE

The M&C consists of proprietary commands as well as support of IEEE standard equipment ID query for automating manufacturing test processes and procedures. This, along with the exceptional phase noise performance of the signal generator, makes it suitable for manufacturing and other high-performance applications, enabling significant reductions in capital costs.

SPECS

Size23.9cm (H) x 32.3cm (W) x 19.1cm (D)
Weight (Base Unit)6.4 kg
Boot-up time45 sec
Battery> 1.5 hr runtime (internal)
Operating Temperature0 °C to + 50 °C
Maximum RF Power Meter Input150 W
Timebase Temperature Stability0.01 ppm
Timebase Aging0.1 ppm/Year
ModulationFM, AM, P25 Phase I & II, DMR, NXDN, dPMR, TETRA (DMO), PTC
Frequency Range (Generator)1 MHz to 3 GHz
Output Level Range+5 dBm to -130 dBm (<2GHz)
-5 dBm to - 130 dBm (> 2GHz)
Output Level Accuracy±1 dB (RF I/O port)
±2 dB (Generate port)
SSB Phase Noise-95 dBc/Hz (@ 20 kHz offset < 1GHz, 15 °C to 35 °C)
-93 dBc/Hz (all frequencies, 0 °C to 50 °C)
Residual AM<1% (300 Hz to 3 kHz BW)
Residual FM< 4 Hz (300 Hz to 3 kHz BW, < 1 GHz)
< 5 Hz ( 300 Hz to 3 kHz BW, > 1 GHz)
Spurious (Harmonic)-20 dBc (max)
Spurious (Non-harmonic)-35dBc max; <-30dBc at mixing product frequencies (3227MHZ - Carrier)
Frequency Range (Receiver)1 MHz to 3 GHz
IF Bandwidth6.25 kHz, 12.5 kHz, 25 kHz, 50 kHz, 100 kHz, 200 kHz
Received Signal Strength Indicator Sensitivity:-120 dBm
RSSI Accuracy±2 dB
Spectrum Analyzer SpanFull Span to 3 GHz
SINAD FrequencyVariable
SINAD Accuracy±1 dB @ 12 dB SINAD
Oscilloscope Bandwidth50 kHz
Audio Modulation Formats1 kHz Tone, Private Line, Digital Private Line, DTMF, Single Tone, Two-Tone Paging,
5/6 Tone Paging, POCSAG, EURO Tones, User Defined Tone Sequences, External
User Defined Tone Sequences, External
Display21.3 cm

FREEDOM has a variety of technical documents for your reference. These documents are designed to provide you with the necessary information about our products: Brochure, Datasheets, Operators Manuals, User Guides, App Notes, White Papers and practical guidelines

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