RF Design and Development


RF Design and Development

Tektronix provides RF Physical layer (PHY) testing solutions to help you get the job done and get your design to market faster.

Discover how Real-Time Spectrum Analysis works and how it can be used to solve many RF capture and measurement problems with our primer.  Explore our library of technical documents and posters below to learn what solutions can help you validate, debug and pass performance or compliance tests the first time.


Featured Content

Eguide to RF Signals

Testing Modern Radios

WiFi Poster

Navigate the RF spectrum and gain insight into the signals around you. This piece contains detailed examples with brief movies of RF signals, their measurements, audio recording of demodulated FM, and much more.

Radio Communications: Challenges and solutions for designing Software Defined Radios that employ frequency hopping techniques.

Now, you no longer need to spend precious time on the job searching for information on Basic Rate, Low Energy, and Enhanced Data Rate Physical Layer characteristics. This poster puts it all in one convenient place, so you can get back to what’s really important in your job!



Recommended Equipment

AWG5200 Arbitrary Waveform Generator



The AWG5200 delivers unparalleled signal fidelity coupled with class-leading sample rate and memory depth, giving you the industry's best signal stimulus solution for complex RF baseband signal generation and precision experimental applications. With up to 10 GS/s sample rate and 16-bit vertical resolution, get easy generation of complex signals as well as accurate playback of existing captured signals.

A full-featured RF analyzer in your hands at a breakthrough price, enabled by powerful SignalVu-PC, is the field tool for easy interference hunting.


Fitting neatly on the lab table or a rack, the RSA600 enables easy chip/module integration and EMI testing with speeds up to 7.5GHz, 40 MHz of bandwidth, incredible spurious free dynamic range, and optional internal tracking generator.

RSA5000 Series

MDO4000 Series

3 Series MDO

This mid-range real-time spectrum analyzer combines the excellent RF performance with up to 165 MHz bandwidth and 4th Generation DPX® technology. Detect, analyze and debug wireless chips, modules, and devises with 100% probability of intercept of signals as brief as 434 ns.

The oscilloscope that includes a logic analyzer, spectrum analyzer and protocol analyzer – all synchronized for an integrated view. Use powerful trigger, search and analysis tools to zero in on analog, digital and RF anomalies.

The 3 Series mixed domain Oscilloscope helps students learn about analog oscilloscope measurements, but also logic analysis, spectrum analysis, and protocol analysis with a touchscreen interface that’s second nature.


The TTR500 Series 2-port, 2-path vector network analyzer is our latest breakthrough – an unmatched combination of measurement performance and convenience at 40% lower price than leading benchtop alternatives! Make everyday measurements with the accuracy and confidence you expect from Tektronix, without breaking your budget.