The handheld R&S Cable Rider ZPH cable and antenna analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz is designed to perform measurements when installing and maintaining mobile communications antenna systems. This one-port analyzer covers a frequency range from 2 MHz to 3 GHz that can be extended to 4 GHz by the purchase of the R&S ZPH-B4 option. It simply necessary to enter a key code into the analyzer to extend the frequency range (2 MHz to 4 GHz) with no need of recalibration.
The handheld R&S Cable Rider ZPH cable and antenna analyzer is designed by from Rohde & Schwarz to help infrastructure manufacturers and network operators to install and maintain mobile communications antenna systems. It offers a measurement speed of 0.3 milliseconds per data point for reflection measurements. With 2001 data points set, for example, the measurement time is, according to Rohde & Schwarz only 0.6 s.
The R&S Cable Rider ZPH boots up in less than 15 s and only needs 1 minute to warm up, allowing users to start measurements just over a minute after switching on the instrument. Moreover, there is no requirement for calibration due to temperature and frequency changes.
The wizard function guides users through measurements in easy-to-follow steps. All settings and measurement steps can be preconfigured. Field technicians only need to execute the test sequences as shown on the display. The wizard helps inexperienced field technicians to avoid operating mistakes when performing antenna and cable measurements. There is no need to change settings manually for different measurements.
The instrument is controlled via its 800 × 480 pixel capacitive color touchscreen in the manner with familiar smartphone-like operation. For example, markers can be placed by double tapping signals on the display. The analyzer can also be operated via the widely spaced keys that allow handling even when the user wears work gloves.
The R&S Cable Rider ZPH features LAN and mini USB ports. It can be also remotly controled by a tablet with an Android/IOS app.
R&S Cable Rider ZPH specifications :
- Frequency range : 2 MHz to 3 GHz (up to 4 GHz R&S®ZPH-B4 option)
- Frequency resolution : 1 Hz
- Individual measurements : reflection (S11), 1-port cable loss, distance-to-fault, return loss, VSWR
- Optional measurement modes : Power and Pulse measurements with power sensors, Channel power meter
- 800 × 480 pixel capacitive color touchscreen
- 9 hours battery life
- 2.5 kg