BA100 - COMPACT USB RF VECTOR SIGNAL ANALYZER

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Vector Signal Analyzer

BA100

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BA100 is a compact vector signal analyzer known for its excellent testing performance and measurement sensitivity, catering to the diverse requirements of RF signal test parameters and general spectrum tests. Additionally, it supports signal demodulation, including FM and Digital Signals. The PCB version module is also available for seamless system integration, complemented by an API library for convenient second development

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Frequency range
9kHz to 6GHz
Aging
±1ppm
Resolution Bandwidth
10 Hz to 5 MHz
Second Harmonic Distortion
1.6 GHz -70 dBc
Third-Order Intercept --TOI
+15 dBm (–10 dBm tones , 1 MHz apart, Preamp Off, Reference Level –10 dBm)
Measurement Range
DANL to +20 dBm
Signal Demodulation
Digital signal
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Key facts
Frequency range
9kHz to 6GHz
Aging
±1ppm
Resolution Bandwidth
10 Hz to 5 MHz
Second Harmonic Distortion
1.6 GHz -70 dBc
Third-Order Intercept --TOI
+15 dBm (–10 dBm tones , 1 MHz apart, Preamp Off, Reference Level –10 dBm)
Measurement Range
DANL to +20 dBm
Signal Demodulation
Digital signal
Control elements
Features
  • The BA100 is designed to be compact and easy to set up, making it ideal for on-the-go testing and for use in tight spaces. Its small size also makes it easy to carry around and transport.
  • With its excellent testing performance and measurement sensitivity, the BA100 is able to analyze a wide range of RF signals accurately.
  • The BA100 supports various analysis functions and modes which makes it suitable for general spectrum testing, Digital Signals, and other advanced measurements. This means that the BA100 can be used for a variety of different testing scenarios.
  • The BA100 offers system integration options, including three other product models: full-size USB module, small-size USB module, and PCB module, which makes it easy to integrate the analyzer into existing systems.
  • BA100 provides an open API interface, which allows users to conduct secondary development and create customized applications that extend the functionality of the BA100 to suit their specific needs.
  • BA100 is specifically designed to support telecommunications and general demodulation, which makes it an essential tool for identifying problems and troubleshooting issues in these areas.
  • BA100 offers an intuitive and easy-to-use graphical user interface, making it easy for users to access the powerful features and functionalities of the analyzer.
Benefits
  • The compact design of the BA100 makes it easy to carry to the field and set up quickly, saving valuable time and resources.
  • The BA100 is the perfect choice for professionals working in the telecommunications sector, as well as for research and development in this area, thanks to its adaptability, performance, and measurement sensitivity.
  • The system integration options and open API interface of the BA100 allow for deep integration into existing systems and workflows and make it easy to customize it to meet specific needs.
  • The comprehensive telecommunications and general demodulation support of the BA100 make it an essential tool for identifying problems and troubleshooting issues.
  • The easy-to-use graphical user interface makes it easy for users to access the powerful features and functionalities of the analyzer.

Function
Function
Frequency
Frequency
Resolution bandwidth
Resolution bandwidth
Amplitude
Amplitude
Storage
Storage
General
General
- 50dB to +5dB
- 50dB to +5dB

0.1dB/1o

Match (W/O System Calibration)
Match (W/O System Calibration)

18dB

OS for Software
OS for Software

Windows 10, Windows 7

Match(W/O system error correction)
Match(W/O system error correction)

18 dB

Match (W/O System Calibration)
Match (W/O System Calibration)

18dB

Trace noise (IFBW=3kHz)
Trace noise (IFBW=3kHz)

2mdB rms

RBW Range
RBW Range

10Hz to 5MHz, (1-2-3-5-10 Sequence)

Maximum storage depth
Maximum storage depth

1Gbit

Match (W/O System Calibration)
Match (W/O System Calibration)

18 dB

Trace Noise(IFBW 3kHz)
Trace Noise(IFBW 3kHz)

5mdB rms

Display
Display

12.1 inch TFT color LCD,touch screen

Match(W/O system error correction)
Match(W/O system error correction)

18 dB

-15dB to 0dB
-15dB to 0dB

0.4dB/3°

Measurement time per point
Measurement time per point

42μs

+ 5dB to +15dB
+ 5dB to +15dB

0.2dB/2o

OS for Software
OS for Software

Windows 10, Windows 7

Effective directivity
Effective directivity

38~49dB

Sensitivity
Sensitivity

Low, Medium and High

Model
Model

BN100+

Effective directivity
Effective directivity

38~49dB

Operation system
Operation system

Based on Android

Frequency Range
Frequency Range

10MHz to 6GHz (upgradable to 300KHz)

Frequency Range
Frequency Range

9kHz to 6GHz

-15dB to 0dB
-15dB to 0dB

0.4dB/3o

Effective directivity
Effective directivity

38dB

External reference output
External reference output

SMA female; 10 MHz; 3 dBm ± 2 dB

Measuring Range
Measuring Range

Display average noise level to +20dBm

+5dB to +15dB
+5dB to +15dB

0.2dB/2°

+5 dB to +10 dB
+5 dB to +10 dB

0.2dB/2o

Frequency range
Frequency range

10MHz-6GHz (can upgrade to 1MHz - 6GHz)

Measurement time per point
Measurement time per point

42μs

Match (W/O System Calibration)
Match (W/O System Calibration)

18dB

Product model
Product model

BN1000

External trigger input port
External trigger input port

BNC female,input level range:0~+5 V

Product model
Product model

BN900-285: 2 ports 8.5GHz

BN900-465: 4 ports 6.5GHz

BN900-485: 4 ports 8.5GHz

-15dB to 0dB
-15dB to 0dB

0.4dB/3o

Trace noise (IFBW=3kHz)
Trace noise (IFBW=3kHz)

2mdB rms

-50 dB to +5 dB
-50 dB to +5 dB

0.1dB/1o

Connectors
Connectors

RF output:N type,female,50 ΩUSB port:USB type-CPower interface:DC12V

Effective source match
Effective source match

35dB

RBW Accuracy
RBW Accuracy

RBW ≥ 1MHz,±10%

-25dB to -15dB
-25dB to -15dB

1.0dB/6o

Impedance
Impedance

50Ω

External reference input port
External reference input port

BNC female,10 MHz;2 dBm ± 2 dB

Digital Demodulation
Digital Demodulation

Digital signals

Frequency Step
Frequency Step

0.1Hz

Effective source match
Effective source match

35~41dB

Temperature stability
Temperature stability

0.01dB/℃

Power range (Option -70~+10dBm)
Power range (Option -70~+10dBm)

- 50dBm to + 5dBm(100kHz ~ 300kHz)- 50dBm to + 10dBm(300kHz ~ 7GHz)- 50dBm to + 8dBm(7GHz ~ 8.5GHz)

Temperature Stability
Temperature Stability

0.01dB/°C

-15dB to 0dB
-15dB to 0dB

0.4dB/3o

Impedance
Impedance

50Ω

Max input level
Max input level

+26dBm

Temperature Stability
Temperature Stability

0.03dB/°C

-50dB to +5dB
-50dB to +5dB

0.1dB/1°

Data format
Data format

I/Q two-way, 16bit

Operating temperature range
Operating temperature range

+5° C to +40° C

Power range
Power range

-20dBm to +10dBm

Frequency step
Frequency step

0.1Hz

Max input level
Max input level

+ 26dBm

Frequency Reference
Frequency Reference

Aging rate: ±1ppm

Power Supply Current
Power Supply Current

2A MAX

Impedance
Impedance

50Ω

-25dB to -15dB
-25dB to -15dB

1.0dB/6°

Power Supply Current
Power Supply Current

2A MAX

External trigger input port
External trigger input port

BNC female,input level range: 0~+5 V

Max input level
Max input level

+23 dBm

Source to receiver port switchover time
Source to receiver port switchover time

< 10ms

Power range (Option-70~+10dBm)
Power range (Option-70~+10dBm)

-50dBm to﹢10dBm(300kHz~7GHz)-50dBm to﹢8dBm(7GHz~8.5GHz)

Effective source match
Effective source match

35~41dB

-25dB to -15dB
-25dB to -15dB

1.0dB/6o

Input Attenuator Range
Input Attenuator Range

0-30dB, 1dB Step

Output Power Range
Output Power Range

-110 to +14dBm

Effective load match
Effective load match

37~49dB

Operation environment
Operation environment

Operation temperature: 0° C - 50° CStorage temperature: -20° C - 70° C

Frequency Readout Accuracy
Frequency Readout Accuracy

±( readout frequency * Frequency Reference + RBW mid-value + 0.5 *

Frequency-temperature Stability
Frequency-temperature Stability

±1ppm @0°C -50°C

Sweep points (IFBW 30kHz)
Sweep points (IFBW 30kHz)

512014011601

Effective load match
Effective load match

37dB

External reference input port
External reference input port

BNC female,10 MHz;2 dBm ± 2 dB

- 70dB to -50dB
- 70dB to -50dB

0.5dB/3o

Max input voltage
Max input voltage

+35V

Storage temperature range
Storage temperature range

-45° C to +55° C

Effective load match
Effective load match

37~49dB

-70dB to -50dB
-70dB to -50dB

0.5 dB/3o

-35dB to -25dB
-35dB to -25dB

3.0dB/20o

Test port connector
Test port connector

N-type, female

-70dB to -50dB
-70dB to -50dB

0.5dB/3°

-35dB to -25dB
-35dB to -25dB

3.0dB/20o

Power accuracy
Power accuracy

±1.5 dB

-35dB to -25dB
-35dB to -25dB

3.0dB/20°

Test port connector
Test port connector

N-type, female

Max input voltage
Max input voltage

+35 V

External reference output port
External reference output port

BNC female,10 MHz;2 dBm ± 2 dB

Power accuracy
Power accuracy

±1.5 dB

Connect interface
Connect interface

RF output: N-type, 50 ΩPC connect:USB type-CPower connect: DC12V

Power accuracy
Power accuracy

±1.5 dB

Max input voltage
Max input voltage

+ 35V

Connect interface
Connect interface

RF output: N-type, 50 ΩPC connect:USB type-CPower connect: DC12V

Test port connector
Test port connector

N-type, female

Frequency-temperature Stability
Frequency-temperature Stability

±1ppm @0 - 50°C

Maximum Safe Input Level
Maximum Safe Input Level

Sensitivity: +30dBm (Low)Sensitivity: 0dBm (Medium)Sensitivity: -20dBm (High)

Working temperature
Working temperature

+5°C~+40°C

Noise level
Noise level

-107dBm/Hz (300kHz~10MHz) -124dBm/Hz (5GHz~6GHz) -120dBm/Hz (6GHz~8.5GHz)-123dBm/Hz (10MHz~5GHz)

Dimension
Dimension

197mm*93mm*61 mm

- 90dB to -70dB
- 90dB to -70dB

2.5dB/8o

Without calibration (300kHz~10MHz)
Without calibration (300kHz~10MHz)

51points: 13ms201points: 52ms401points: 104ms1601points: 413ms

Noise level
Noise level

- 97dBm/Hz(100kHz~300kHz)- 107dBm/Hz (300kHz~10MHz)- 123dBm/Hz (10MHz~5GHz)- 124dBm/Hz (5GHz~6GHz)- 120dBm/Hz (6GHz~8.5GHz)

Temperature
Temperature

Operating: 0° C to 50° CStorage: -20° C to 70° C

Power resolution
Power resolution

0.05dB

Initial Frequency Accuracy
Initial Frequency Accuracy

±0.5ppm

Temperature
Temperature

Opearting: 0° C to 50° CStorage: -20° C to 70° C

Power resolution
Power resolution

0.05dB

Operating humidity
Operating humidity

90% (25° C)

Number of test ports
Number of test ports

4

Number of test port
Number of test port

2

Reference Level Range
Reference Level Range

-140 dBm to +20dBm-190dBm to +70dBm (Ref level offset: ON)

External reference output port
External reference output port

BNC female,10 MHz;2 dBm ± 2 dB

Power resolution
Power resolution

0.05dB

-90dB to -70dB
-90dB to -70dB

2.5dB/8°

Noise level
Noise level

-120 dBm

Initial frequency accuracy
Initial frequency accuracy

±0.5ppm

-90dB to -70dB
-90dB to -70dB

2.5 dB/8o

Frequency Span Accuracy
Frequency Span Accuracy

±1%

Support communication standard signal type
Support communication standard signal type

GSM | WCDMA | TDD-LTE | FDD-LTE NB-IoT | LoRa | 5GNR

Video output
Video output

DVI / HDMI

Power range
Power range

-110 - +14dBm

Number of test port
Number of test port

2/4

Full 2-port calibration(10MHz~6.5GHz)
Full 2-port calibration(10MHz~6.5GHz)

51points: 34ms201points: 73ms401points: 125ms1601points: 434ms

Frequency range
Frequency range

300KHz to 6.5GHz / 8.5GHz

Frequency range
Frequency range

300kHz to 6.5/8.5GHz

Operating atmospheric pressure
Operating atmospheric pressure

84 to 106.7 kPa

Sweep Time
Sweep Time

1.1ms to 1600s2.69ms to 1600s, zero span

Amplitude Accuracy
Amplitude Accuracy

±1.5dB (ATT set to 0 dB, input signal: -5 to -30 dBm; detector setto Positive,Sensitivity set to Low; RBW auto-coupled ,all otherSettings auto-coupled, 23±5°C , half hour warm-up required)

Power Range
Power Range

-110 to +14dBm

Dimension
Dimension

180×50×290(mm)

Dimension and weight
Dimension and weight

180×50×290(mm), 1.8kg

Storage temperature
Storage temperature

-20°C~+60°C

Frequency range
Frequency range

300kHz ~6.5GHz (option 265/465)300kHz ~8.5GHz (option 285/485)

Weight
Weight

0.9kg

Digital modulation type
Digital modulation type

BPSK | QPSK | OQPSK 8PSK | 16QAM | 32QAM 64QAM | 128QAM | 256QAM MSK | FSK

Power step
Power step

0.1dB

RBW Switching Uncertainty
RBW Switching Uncertainty

±0.3dB

Working humidity
Working humidity

90%(25°C)

Calibration interval
Calibration interval

3 years

USB port
USB port

8 ports(include 2 USB 3.0 ports)

Weight
Weight

1.8kg

Power Step
Power Step

0.1dB

Frequency accuracy
Frequency accuracy

±5ppm(option 0.05ppm)

Frequency accuracy
Frequency accuracy

±5ppm

Frequency accuracy
Frequency accuracy

±5ppm

Frequency resolution
Frequency resolution

1Hz

Working pressure
Working pressure

84 to 106.7 kPa

Frequency resolution
Frequency resolution

1Hz

LAN port
LAN port

10/100/1000 Base T Ethernet,8-pin

Power Accuracy
Power Accuracy

±0.75dB@Lev>=-80dBm; ±1.5dB@Lev<-80dBm

Input Attenuator Uncertainty
Input Attenuator Uncertainty

±0.6dB

Power accuracy
Power accuracy

±0.75dB@Lev ≥ -80dBm,;±1.5dB@Lev<-80dBm

Frequency resolution
Frequency resolution

1Hz

Power supply
Power supply

110/220 ± 22 V (AC), 50 Hz

Measurement points
Measurement points

2~20,001

Harmonic
Harmonic

≤ -30dBc(+10dBm)

Number of measurement points
Number of measurement points

2 ~ 20,001

Harmonic
Harmonic

≤ -30dBc(+10dBm)

Number of measurement points
Number of measurement points

2 to 20001

Power consumption
Power consumption

18W

System calibration interval
System calibration interval

3 years

Working temperature
Working temperature

+5° C -I12 +40° C

Accuracy of Reference Level
Accuracy of Reference Level

Reference level: ≥ -60dBm, ±0.8dB

Spurious
Spurious

≤ -50dBc

Measurement bandwidths
Measurement bandwidths

1Hz to 2MHz

Dimensions(W × H × D)
Dimensions(W × H × D)

175×65×292mm

Measurement bandwidths
Measurement bandwidths

1Hz to 100kHz

Nonharmonic
Nonharmonic

≤ -50dBc

Residual Response
Residual Response

-75dBm

Measurement bandwidth
Measurement bandwidth

1Hz to 2MHz

Power supply
Power supply

220 ± 22 V(AC),50 Hz

Storage temperature
Storage temperature

-20° C ~ +60° C

Dynamic range
Dynamic range

97 dB, typ. 115 dB (100kHz ~ 300kHz)112 dB, typ. 115 dB (300kHz ~ 10MHz)125 dB, typ. 130 dB (10MHz ~ 6GHz)124 dB, typ. 129 dB (6GHz ~ 7GHz)123 dB, typ. 128 dB (7GHz ~ 8.5GHz)

Phase noise
Phase noise

≤ -105dBc/Hz@10kHz(3GHz-6GHz); ≤ -109dBc/Hz@10kHz( ≤ 3GHz)

Weight
Weight

2.3 kg

Dynamic range(IFBW 10Hz)
Dynamic range(IFBW 10Hz)

112 dB,typ.115 dB (300kHz~10MHz) 125 dB,typ.130 dB (10MHz~6GHz) 124 dB,typ.129 dB (6GHz~7GHz) 123 dB,typ.128 dB (7GHz~8.5GHz)

Input-Related Response
Input-Related Response

9kHz to 700MHz - <-70dBc700MHz to 900MHz - <-46dBc900MHz to 1.3GHz - <-42dBc1.3GHz to 2.2GHz - <-46dBc2.2GHz to 2.7GHz - <-53dBc2.7GHz to 2.9GHz - <-42dBc2.9GHz to 3.3GHz - <-38dBc3.3GHz to 6GHz - <-53dBc

Dynamic range(IFBW 10Hz)
Dynamic range(IFBW 10Hz)

120dB

Phase Noise
Phase Noise

≤ -105dBc/Hz@10kHz(3-6GHz); ≤ -109dBc/Hz@10kHz( ≤ 3GHz)

Power consumption
Power consumption

65W

Working humidity
Working humidity

90% (25° C)

Working pressure
Working pressure

84 to 106.7 kPa

Measurement parameters
Measurement parameters

S11, S21, S12, S22

Second Harmonic Distortion
Second Harmonic Distortion

1.6GHz: 70dBc

Guarantee
Guarantee

1 year

Modulation bandwidth
Modulation bandwidth

20MHz(can upgrade to 100MHz)

Modulation bandwidth
Modulation bandwidth

20MHz(upgradable to 100MHz)

Dimension
Dimension

425 ×400×122 mm

Measurement parameters
Measurement parameters

S11, S21, S12, S22

Pulse modulation parameter
Pulse modulation parameter

Pulse period:10us-40s,Pulse width:10ns-40s

Weight
Weight

8.1kg

System calibration interval
System calibration interval

3 years

Third-Order Intercept (TOI)
Third-Order Intercept (TOI)

+15dBm (-10dBm tones, 1MHz apart, Sensitivity set to low,Ref set to -10 dBm)

Modulation Type
Modulation Type

I/Q, Pulse

Pulse modulation parameters
Pulse modulation parameters

pulse width: 10ns to 40s, repetition cycle: 10us to 40s

Power supply
Power supply

220 ± 22 V (AC), 50 Hz

General digital modulation type
General digital modulation type

BPSK、QPSK、OQPSK、8PSK、MSK、FSK、16QAM、32QAM、64QAM、128QAM、256QAM

General digital modulation type
General digital modulation type

BPSK, QPSK, OQPSK, 8PSK, MSK, FSK, 16QAM, 32QAM, 64QAM, 128QAM, 256QAM

P1dB
P1dB

+5dBm (nominal)

Analog modulation standard
Analog modulation standard

AM、FM、PM、DSB、USB、LSB

Phase Noise @1GHz
Phase Noise @1GHz

-95dBc/Hz, @10kHz (typically -98dBc/Hz)-123dBc/Hz, @1MHz (typically -125dBc/Hz)

Power consumption
Power consumption

130W

Analog modulation standard
Analog modulation standard

AM、FM、PM、DSB、USB、LSB

Dimension
Dimension

440 ×230×360 mm

Mobile communication standard
Mobile communication standard

GSM, EDGE, CDMA, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA, CDMA2000, TD-LTE, FDD-LTE, NB-IoT, LoRa, 5GNR

Mobile communication standard
Mobile communication standard

GSM/EDGE/CDMA/TD-SCDMA/WCDMA/CDMA2000/TD-LTE/FDD-LTE/NB-IoT/LoRa/5GNR

Support channel (LTE)
Support channel (LTE)

PSS、SSS、PSS、SSS、CSRS、PBCH、PCFICH、PHICH、PDCCH、PDSCH、PUSCH、PUCCH、PRACH and SRS

Supported Channel(LTE)
Supported Channel(LTE)

PSS, SSS, CSRS, PBCH, PCFICH, PHICH, PDCCH, PDSCH, PUSCH, PUCCH, PRACH and SRS

EVM
EVM

≤ 2%rms

EVM
EVM

≤ 1%rms (20MHz); ≤ 3.5%rms (100MHz)

Reference output
Reference output

10MHz,frequency error ±20Hz,power >0dBm

Frequency error
Frequency error

Better than ±10Hz

Phase error
Phase error

Better than ±3°

Waveform Quality
Waveform Quality

ρ >0.9999

Provide API
Provide API

Support secondary development (Open API)

TOI
TOI

+15dBm (-10dBm tones, 1MHz apart, Sensitivity set to low, Ref set to -10dBm)

Wave quality ρ
Wave quality ρ

>0.9999

API
API

Support secondary development(open API)

Frequently Asked Questions
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