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Bird’s Next Generation Portable Cable and Antenna analyser

Bird’s Next Generation Portable Cable and Antenna analyser

Smaller Lighter Better

As the successor to Bird's popular Site Analyzer SA-3600 XT, the new instrument is 80% smaller, 60% lighter, and offers many new features as well

Analysis of performance Degration in your Communication systems

Problems along the transmission path from where the signal exits the transmitter through the antenna are the most frequent causes of performance degradation in deployed communication systems. The SiteHawk SK-4000-TC quickly and precisely detects these problems, determines their location, and displays the results on its 1920-x-1080 pixel display. It indicates impedance mismatch (VSWR) and return loss throughout the path as well as cable insertion loss over the entire range or one specified by the user.

    Frequency Domain features

  • The instrument also employs Frequency Domain Reflectometry (FDR) to precisely locate the physical location of the problem or problems regardless of how far along the transmission they are from the instrument. Measurements include return loss or cable insertion loss in dB, VSWR, distance to fault in feet or meters, and distance-to-fault VSWR or return loss.

  • User Interface

  • The instrument has an intuitive touch-screen user interface that shows all measurement results, and its wide range of adjustable parameters can be modified from a single screen. The SiteHawk SK-4000-TC has 16 Gbytes of high-speed flash memory that provides room for thousands of traces and instrument set-ups, and data can be offloaded via its USB interface to a flash drive or other external storage device. The USB interface is also used for charging the SiteHawk SK-4000-TC’s internal, removable battery, which provides a typical operating time per charge of 4 hr.

  • Operational Utilities

  • The fast swept measurement architecture of the SiteHawk SK-4000-TC is very fast requiring only 0.025 ms per frequency point, and seven points throughout the desired frequency span can be chosen from 51 to 3201 data points per sweep. It has user-adjustable X and Y scales and units, six markers for direct or difference measurements, and a user-adjustable pass/fail limit that reduces operator error and reduces measurement time by providing visual “go/no-go” status. The SiteHawk SK-4000-TC can measure performance in relation to the user-selected limit line or a recalled trace, and a measurement-hold function allows a trace to be temporarily stored. Frequency can be set using either start-stop points or center and span frequencies. If you have any questions with regards the statistical Power Analysis contact our RF product specialist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Supplier

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    Bird Technologies is a solution provider of radio frequency based products, systems and services that address the needs and applications of wireless OEMs, system providers and end users that are in multiple market segments that include cellular, land mobile radio, broadcast, military and semi-conductor process equipment users.

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