APCO Project 25 (P25) Transmitter Testing and Analysis


APCO Project 25 (P25) Transmitter Testing and Analysis

Accelerate and Simplify Compliance Test and Analysis of P25 Transmitters operating over the Common Air Interface (CAI)

Whether you are testing a P25 mobile, portable radio transmitter, or a base station for Phase 1 or Phase 2, Tektronix provides P25 transmitter testing solutions to help you get the job done. Tektronix solutions give you a simple set-up of 28 TIA-102 measurements with pass/fail results so that you can pass performance and compliance tests accurately and quickly.

The Tektronix RSA5000B with Option 26 is a cost-effective, simple and complete TIA-102 phase 1 and phase 2 transmitter compliance test solution that accelerates test and analysis of your P25 device. It provides the measurement confidence and functionality you demand for everyday tasks and also gives you the dynamic range you need for your challenging ACPR P25 measurements. In addition, its unique trigger-capture-analyze capability helps you isolate signal anomalies on which other instruments can't even trigger.

The P25 solution is also available on Tektronix Vector Signal Analysis Software, SignalVu-PC-SVE (with option SV26) off-line and on the MDO4000B Mixed Domain Oscilloscope. RSA6000B and SPECMONB Real Time Spectrum Analyzers with Option 26 and MSO/DPO5000, DPO7000 and MSO/DPO70000 Digital Phosphor and Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes with Option SV26 are also supported. Upgrades for RSA5000A and SPECMON Real Time Spectrum Analyzers are also possible.

Check out the information below to learn more about how to test P25 transmitters with Tektronix RSA5000 so that you can pass performance and compliance tests quickly.




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