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THE R8600

RADIO TEST HUB

The R8600 Radio Test Hub is designed to meet the demanding requirements of RF production environments. Able to withstand 150 Watts of continuous RF power input, the R8600 was explicitly engineered to provide a cost-effective solution for 24/7 manufacturing use. Once deployed, it requires minimal operator intervention beyond making the physical RF connections.

 

The Radio Test Hub provides reliable, easy-to-operate testing for manufacturers of LMR radios and other RF devices. It operates without an embedded display to make efficient use of manufacturing rack space in an ATE environment, and features an expansive suite of scripting options including our native Monitor & Control language and HP8920 emulation. Powered by our Software Defined Radio architecture, the R8600 is ideal as both an upgrade to enable testing of modern digital radio technologies and for the production of analog radios and RF devices.

 

Two units can fit side-by-side in a standard 19” rack. The units stand less than 4RU high. A backpack accessory is also available for portable use.

INSTRUMENTS

Measurement

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


MOTOTRBO


TETRA Subscriber
Test Mode


NXDN Test Mode


P25 Conventional


P25 Trunking


PTC: Positive Train
Control
dPMR

AutoTune

Motorola TRBO Mobiles & Portables


Motorola XTL Series
Mobiles


Motorola XTS1500/2500/5000
Portables


Motorola APX Mobiles &
Portables


KENWOOD NX Series
Mobiles & Portables


Harris XG-75 Mobiles &
Portables

CONTINUOUS RF POWER INPUT.

24/7 MANUFACTURING USE

The R8600 Radio Test Hub is designed to meet the demanding requirements of RF production environments. Able to withstand 150 Watts of continuous RF power input, the R8600 was explicitly engineered to provide a cost-effective solution for 24/7 manufacturing use. Once deployed, it requires minimal operator intervention beyond making the required physical RF connections.

MANUFACTURING

AUTOMATION

The Radio Test Hub provides reliable, easy-to-operate testing for manufacturers of LMR radios and other RF devices. It operates without an embedded display to make efficient use of manufacturing rack space in an ATE environment, and features an expansive suite of scripting options including our native Monitor & Control language and HP8920 emulation. Powered by our Software Defined Radio architecture, the R8600 is ideal as both an upgrade to enable testing of modern digital radio technologies and for the production of analog radios and RF devices.

EASY INTEGRATION INTO MANUFACTURING LINES.

EMULATION OF LEGACY INSTRUMENTS

To ease integration into manufacturing lines using legacy test equipment, the R8600 provides emulation of HP8920 commands in addition to an optimized native programming command set. The unit’s software upgradability enables the radio manufacturer to standardize test equipment across multiple product lines, simplifying new product introduction and reducing associated costs. Users can also control the R8600 via any standard test-based Telnet application, using the provided remote control command set.

AUTO RF SCAN

The new “Auto” mode of the RF Scan meter scans the user specified frequency range to find the most powerful signal that exceeds the selected squelch threshold, for example, to rapidly determine a radio channel or sequentially test different radios with minimal effort. Locking to the signal in a wide frequency range will now complete quickly with both the new “Auto” mode as well as the existing single search mode.

SUPERIOR SPECTRUM ANALYZER

The R8600 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 R8600 lets you add software options and upgrades locally.
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 perfect for manufacturing and other high-performance applications, enabling significant reductions in capital costs.

SPECS

Weight:18 lbs
Dimensions:6.2” H x 8.7” W x 17.3” D
Operating Temperature:0º to 50ºC
Shock and Vibration Rating:MIL-PRF-28800F, Class 3
TCP/IP Command Methods:8920 Emulation
R8000 scripting language
Remote control utility (provided)
RF Input:150W continuous (24/7)
Timebase Stability:Aging: ±0.1ppm / year
Temperature.: ±0.01ppm
Frequency Range:250kHz - 1GHz; Optional to 3GHz
Displayed Average Noise Floor:-140dBm
Residual FM:4Hz, 300Hz to 3kHz (<1GHz)
5Hz, 300Hz to 3 kHz (> 1GHz)
Phase Noise (20kHz Offset):-95dBc/Hz max < 1GHz (15° - 35°C)
-93dBc/Hz max all freqs. (0° - 50°C)
Power Meter Range0.1W - 150W across all frequencies
Presets available:>1000
Optional Test Modes:DMR (MOTOTRBO™), NDXN, NXDN Type C Trunking, dPMR, P25 Phase 1 (Conventional and Trunked), P25 Phase 2, TETRA handset, PTC (ITCR)
Warranty:3 Years Standard
5-year service plans optional

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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