THE PREMIUM ULTRA-PORTABLE CHOICE
The R8100 is the premium, ultra-portable member of our product family. It has all the functionality and test capabilities of our industry-standard R8000 communications system analyzer, but also features an internal battery, premier ergonomics and suite of advanced features that are optional on the R8000. With the R8100, there’s absolutely no trade-off between benchtop power and total portability and the unit’s Class 3 Mil-Spec shock and vibration rating at test to its suitability for nearly any LMR test environment.
The R8100 has become a widely-accepted industry standard, with the same outstanding spectral purity and test capabilities as the R8000, plus several additional features.
Signal Strength Meter
Broad & Narrow Band
AM Modulation Meter
FM Deviation Meter
Frequency Error Meter
RF Signal Generator
Audio Signal Generator
Cable Fault Locator
Return Loss/VSWR bridge (opt.)
TETRA TMO and DMO
TETRA Base Station
PTC: Positive TrainControl
NCDN Type C Trunking
Every R8100 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 R8100 charges the internal battery and when AC power is removed, the unit seamlessly moves from AC to DC without interruption. The R8100 display shows available battery capacity at all times. Spare batteries and a stand-alone charger can also be purchased for applications requiring extended portability.
Our proprietary “Dual-Display,” showing the carrier and modulation scope on the same screen is included as a standard feature with every R8100, as is a tracking generator and cable fault locator. A feature unique to the R8100 is the ability to select the power meter scale in bar graph mode: choose from 5, 50 or 150W. Finally, the R8100 also offers the ability to display menu selections in French, German 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 R8100 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 with the use of the optional Return Loss Bridge (R8-VSWR).
The R8100 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 R8100 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 R8100 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.
|Size||23.9cm (H) x 32.3cm (W) x 19.1cm (D)|
|Weight (Base Unit)||6.4 kg|
|Boot-up time||45 sec|
|Battery||> 1.5 hr runtime (internal)|
|Operating Temperature||0 °C to + 50 °C|
|Maximum RF Power Meter Input||150 W|
|Timebase Temperature Stability||0.01 ppm|
|Timebase Aging||0.1 ppm/Year|
|Modulation||FM, 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 Bandwidth||6.25 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 Span||Full Span to 3 GHz|
|SINAD Accuracy||±1 dB @ 12 dB SINAD|
|Oscilloscope Bandwidth||50 kHz|
|Audio Modulation Formats||1 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|
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