White Papers and App Notes

The following white papers and app notes detailing the use of Signal Hound spectrum analyzers are available for download:

SCPI Automation of Signal Hound Spectrum Analyzers

See how you can use the Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments (SCPI) “language” to remotely control Signal Hound RF spectrum analyzers.

Expand Your Spectrum Monitoring Capability with Affordable Performance

See how Signal Hound RF sensors can enhance your spectrum management program with powerful and affordable receivers.

7 Reasons You’re Paying Too Much for Your Spectrum Analyzer

This tech brief highlights seven reasons why Signal Hound spectrum analyzers can be an affordable yet powerful solution for your RF measurement needs.

Occupied Bandwidth and Channel Power Measurements with a Real-time Spectrum Analyzer

Walk through an example setup and testing procedure for both occupied bandwidth and channel power measurements.

Introduction to Interference Hunting with Spike

Learn about Spike’s Interference Hunting analysis mode in this application note and work through an example process!

An Introduction to Practical Real-Time Spectrum Analysis

Learn the basics of analyzing the MANY complex radio frequency and microwave signals in the environment around us.

Setting Up an EMC Precompliance Radiated Emissions Test Using Spike Software

Use our BB60C spectrum analyzer and a set of simple antennas and probes to perform real-time EMC Precompliance measurements that can be performed while developing new hardware.

HDSDR Setup for Signal Hound Receivers

Configure the HDSDR application for use with any of our Signal Hound spectrum analyzers. HDSDR is a free SDR program for Windows systems typically used by amateur radio enthusiasts.

Noise Power Ratio Testing on a Budget

Signal Hound’s lead RF engineer, Justin Crooks, lays out a simple, step-by-step process to noise power ratio testing using Signal Hound’s innovative $495 VSG25A vector signal generator.

Build Applications Tailored for Remote Signal Monitoring with the Signal Hound BB60C

This app note discusses how the Signal Hound BB60C, with its API, can be used to build applications tailored for remote signal monitoring.

Cost-efficient and Extensible RF Spectrum Monitoring & Management

This white paper details the use of high-performance USB-powered spectrum analyzers for remote spectrum monitoring and management.