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Spectrum Analyzer

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The 7880SA module is Evertz spectrum measurement and analysis module providing high-end performance at a low price. It is available as a 7800 series module as well as an integrated option on select Evertz RF router matrices. When installed in a 7800 multi frame, It can function as independent spectrum analyzer in a satellite, cable or terrestrial network or as integrated monitoring device with Evertz RF transport and VLPro NMS solution.

7880SA uses state of the art digital technology and Fast Fourier Transformations to make lightning fast and accurate measurements. With a very low noise floor and large dynamic range, it is well-suited to measure any type of satellite, cable or terrestrial wireless carrier, including very small carriers, beacon signals and for carrier monitoring applications. 7880SA accepts all signals from 5MHz to 3GHz and input power levels ranging from -110 to +5dBm. RBW varies from 1Hz to 15MHz. The 7880SA can be connected to an external 10MHz reference for improved frequency accuracy and stability. All data communications with the 7880SA occurs via its built-in Ethernet port.

The 7880SA's powerful Graphical User Interface (GUI) is available using a Java or Linux-based web browser, or using a standalone application provided by Evertz. No additional software is required. The GUI is very easy to use and operates like most traditional spectrum analyzers. It provides user selectable colors for markers and traces, allows storage of multiple traces and provides measurement reporting. The 7880SA GUI also includes a powerful built-in Carrier Monitoring function, which provides notification via email or SNMP of carrier measurements that exceed user-defined limits, offering you peace of mind that up to 100 of your carriers are operating as expected.

The 7880SA provides network access to all technical staff connected to the facility network or a corporate wide area network. This allows all technical staff the ability to monitor feeds and carriers at any time and from any location in the world using only a web browser.

For integration into a satellite terminal or measurement system, the 7880SA can be operated via its built-in GUI or the user can create a separate user interface using the publicly available API. An SNMP status interface is also provided.


  • Covers full satellite L-band plus cable and wireless bands from 5MHz to 3GHz
  • Built-in Carrier Monitoring function
  • External 10MHz reference or internal reference
  • Web browser or API control
  • SNMP status interface
  • Available as 7800 module as well as integrated +SA optional on the XPRF router
  • Record, store and play back spectrum traces for future analysis


RF Input

Number 1
Connector 50Ω BNC
Input Frequency 5 to 3,000MHz
Input Power -110 to +5dBm (aggregate)
Maximum Safe Input +15dBm
Noise Floor -160dBm/Hz typical at min atten
-160dBm/Hz typical at max atten
Phase Noise -80dBc/Hz at 1kHz offset
-95dBc/Hz at 100kHz offset (worst case at 3GHz)
-125dBc/Hz at 1MHz offset

Reference Input

Number 1
Connector 50Ω BNC
Input Frequency 10MHz, -5dBm to +13dBm


Number 1
Connector RJ-45, 10/100base-T half or full duplex


Voltage +12V DC
Power 18 watts max.
Temperature 0-55°C


Number of Slots 1


Notes Measurement conditions: 10 averages, input level between -8dBm and -68dBm, 3 sigma.
Amplitude Accuracy ±0.5dB (at 25°C)
±1.0dB (0 to 55°C)
Frequency Accuracy ±2.6ppm (internal) or as per external reference
Frequency Resolution 1Hz
Resolution Bandwidth 1Hz to 15MHz (Auto or manual adjustable)
Analysis Bandwidth up to 220MHz
Images < -55dBc (typical)
Aliasing < -55dBc (typical)
DC Offset < -30dBc (typical)
Averaging up to 255 averages

Measurement Speed

Notes Expected rates with 10 averages, speed optimization.
  • 500MHz span, 1MHz RBW, 200ms
  • 200MHz span, 30kHz RBW, 630ms
  • 80MHz span, 100kHz RBW, 170ms
  • 3.5MHz span, 8kHz RBW, 90ms

FFT Windows

  • Flattop
  • Hanning
  • Hamming
  • Rectangular
  • Blackman-Harris

FFT Sizes

  • 128
  • 256
  • 512
  • 1024
  • 2048
  • 4096
  • 8192

Modes of Operation

  • Raw Snapshot Mode: Number of IQ time samples is approx 32 million
  • Linear Power/Bin (4096 samples, up to 255 averages)
  • Log Power/Bin (4096 samples, up to 255 averages)
  • Raw IQ Samples - decimated 16 -4092 in steps of 4 - sampling frequency up to 3.7MHz
  • Selectable Spectral Inversion
  • Programmatic measurement and control over ethernet based API

*All specification at 25°C unless otherwise noted and are subject to change.

Ordering Information

7880SA 5MHz to 3GHz Spectrum Analyzer with Carrier Monitoring

Ordering Options

Notes Rear plate must be specified at time of order - eg: [model]+3RU
Connector Suffix
+S50 50Ω SMA connector
+F75 75Ω F-Type
Rear Plate Suffix
+3RU 3RU rear plate for use with 7800FR or 7801FR Multiframes


7800FR 3RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7801FR 1RU Multiframe which holds up to 4 single slot or 2 dual slot modules

Feature Keys

SpecAn-FK-CM Feature Key to enable enhanced Carrier Monitoring on RF Spectrum analyzer. One license is available per HW module