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tinySA Menu Tree

The menu tree reflects FW version 1.3507 or later

  • PRESET loads or saves configurations.
    • LOAD STARTUP reloads the startup presets.
    • LOAD X loads the settings from slot x
    • STORE supports updating the stored presets
      • STORE AS STARTUP sets the current settings as the startup preset.
      • STORE X stores the current settings in slot X.
      • FACTORY DEFAULTS resets the startup preset to the factory defaults.
  • FREQ sets everything related to the frequency range to scan.
    • START sets the scanning to start/stop mode and sets the start frequency
    • STOP sets the scanning to start/stop mode and sets the stop frequency
    • CENTER sets the scanning to center/span mode and sets the center frequency
    • SPAN sets the scanning to center/span mode and sets the frequency span
    • ZERO SPAN sets the scanning to center/span mode, sets the span to 0Hz and sets the center frequency
    • JOG STEP sets the frequency step of the jog button.
    • RBW sets the resolution bandwidth. Keep in mind a low RBW may increase scanning time substantially.
    • SHIFT FREQ is used in combination with up/down converters and allows entering the actual START or CENTER frequency before the up/down conversion.
  • LEVEL sets everything related to the level of the signals being measured.
    • REF LEVEL sets the level in selected unit of the top of the display.
    • SCALE/DIV sets the amount of selected unit per division of the display.
    • ATTENUATE sets the amount of attenuation applied to the low input/output.
    • UNIT selects the display unit. dBm, dBmV, dBuV, Volt or Watt
    • EXTERN GAIN sets the level offset in dB caused by an external amplifier or attenuator.
    • TRIGGER selects the trigger mode
      • AUTO is the normal spectrum analyzer scanning mode, triggering is not active.
      • NORMAL will display a new scan as soon as a signal in the scan causes a trigger event.
      • SINGLE will wait for a signal to cause a trigger event and display the scan.
      • LEVEL activates a keypad for entering the trigger level.
      • UP EDGE generates a trigger event when the input level goes from below the set trigger level to above the set trigger level
      • DOWN EDGE generates a trigger event when the input level goes from above the set trigger level to below the set trigger level
      • PRE|MID|POST TRIGGER is a three value toggle setting allowing to place the trigger position at the start, middle or end of the scan.
    • LISTEN puts the tinySA in Listen mode at the frequency of the current active marker.
  • TRACE selects a trace and controls various aspects of how the trace is displayed.
    • TRACE n selects which trace to control
    • ENABLE dis/en-ables a trace display
    • FREEZE freezes the trace displayed
    • CALC selects various calculation options over time such as averaging or max hold.
      • OFF disables any calculation
      • MIN HOLD sets the display to hold the minimum value measured.
      • MAX HOLD sets the display to hold the maximum value measured.
      • MAX DECAY sets the display to hold the maximum value measured for a certain amount of scans.
      • AVER 4 sets the amount of running averaging to 4.
      • AVER 16 sets the amount of running averaging to 16.
      • QUASI PEAK sets the quasi peak hold mode
      • TRACE TABLE supports the definition of a static trace
    • NORMALIZE will normalize the trace.
    • SUBTRACT selects a trace to subtract from the current trace
    • COPY->TRACE copies the current trace data to another trace
  • DISPLAY controls various aspects of how the display.
    • PAUSE SWEEP pauses the scanning
    • WATERFALL displays the power level over time in a waterfall map. A second click enlarges the waterfall.
    • SWEEP TIME sets the target time for a complete sweep in seconds.
    • SWEEP POINTS sets the number of sweep points.
    • SWEEP ACCURACY sets tradeoffs between sweep time and accuracy
      • NORMAL sets the default sweeping mode
      • PRECISE sets the precise scanning mode.
      • FAST sets the fast sweeping mode.
      • SWEEP TIME sets the target time for a complete sweep in seconds.
      • SWEEP POINTS sets the number of points in a sweep
      • FAST SPEEDUP allows setting the acceleration factor for fast sweeping.
  • MARKER controls the markers on the display.
    • MODIFY MARKER allows selecting a marker and shows a submenu to modify the MARKER TYPE.
      • MARKER x is used to select one of four markers
      • DELTA x set the currently selected marker as delta marker.
      • NOISE sets the currently selected marker as a noise marker.
      • TRACKING sets the currently selected marker as a tracking marker.
      • TRACE x selects the trace on which to position the currently selected marker.
      • TRACE AVERAGE sets the currently selected marker to display the average level over the total trace.
      • SEARCH activates a sub menu for positioning the marker.
      • DELETE deactivates the currently selected marker
    • MARKER OPS allows setting the frequency display range based on the active marker
    • SEARCH MARKER allows positioning a non-tracking marker on signal maxima or minima.
    • RESET MARKERS resets all markers to the default state
  • MEASURE helps to quickly set the tinySA for certain measurements.
    • OFF switches of any measurement related setting and behavior and returns the tinySA to regular operation
    • HARMONIC switches to a marker configuration for measuring the level of harmonics of a signal
    • OIP3 switches to a marker configuration for measuring the Output IP3 level of a signal
    • PHASE NOISE switches to a marker configuration for measuring phase noise of a signal
    • SNR switches to a marker configuration for SNR measurement
    • -3dB WIDTH switches to a marker configuration for -3dB width measurement.
    • AM sets various settings to optimize observations of an AM modulated signal
    • FM sets various settings to optimize observations of an FM modulated signal
    • THD enables the measurement of the THD defined as the percentage of energy in the harmonics versus the energy in the fundamental.
    • CHANNEL POWER enables ACP and channel power measurement.
    • LINEAR steps the internal attenuator through all attenuation levels and draws a green line showing the measured maximum level for each attenuation setting.
  • CONFIG activates the configuration menu.
    • TOUCH activates the touch sub menu
      • TOUCH CAL enables the calibration of the touch panel. The results are stored in NVM.
      • TOUCH TEST is used to verify touch calibration.
    • SELF TEST is used after a cable is used to connect the low and high input/output.
    • LEVEL CAL is used to calibrate the power measurement levels.
    • VERSION shows the SW version information.
    • SPUR REMOVAL activates the two spur removal mechanisms.
    • SAMPLE REPEAT sets the number of repeat measurements at each frequency.
    • DFU switches the tinySA to firmware upgrade mode.
    • LO OUTPUT enables the output of the first LO though the high connector
    • PULSE HIGH enables a trigger signal from the high input at the start of each low input sweep.
    • MINIMUM GRID LINES sets the minimum grid lines to show
    • JOG STEP set the frequency step when using the jog switch
    • CLEAR CONFIG enter 1234 to reset the configuration to factory defaults.
    • CONNECTION activates a sub menu for selecting the connection to the tinySA
      • USB selects the USB interface for connection
      • SERIAL selects the internal serial interface for connection
      • SERIAL SPEED enables the selection of the speed of the serial interface
    • LEVEL CORRECTION activates the menu for correcting the input or output level
      • INPUT LEVEL allows calibration of the dBm reading by entering the know level of the signal under marker 1.
      • OUTPUT LEVEL allows entering of the actual level of the automatically activated 30MHz output
    • EXPERT CONFIG activates the expert configuration menu
      • AGC enables/disables the build in Automatic Gain Control.
      • LNA enables/disables the build in Low Noise Amplifier.
      • BPF enables measurement of the performance of the internal Band Pass Filter.
      • BELOW IF switches the LO to below the IF when measuring below 190MHz.
      • IF FREQ allows entering the IF frequency used in low mode.
      • SCAN SPEED allows setting the speed of scanning.
      • MIXER DRIVE sets the power output to the mixer.
      • CORRECT FREQUENCY allows to enter the actual measured frequency of the 10MHz CAL OUTPUT.
  • MODE activates the mode switching menu.
    • LOW INPUT activates the 0.1-350MHz input mode
    • HIGH INPUT activates the 240MHz-960MHz input mode
    • LOW OUTPUT activates the 0.1-350MHz output mode
    • HIGH OUTPUT activates the 240MHz-960MHz output mode
    • CAL OUTPUT controls the build in calibration reference generator.
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