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Instek GSP-9300 9Khz -3GHz Spectrum Analyzer

Instek GSP-9300 9Khz -3GHz Spectrum Analyzer
Instek GSP-9300 9Khz -3GHz Spectrum Analyzer

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GSP-9300 Introduction

  • Frequency Range: 9kHz ~ 3GHz
  • High Frequency Stability: 0.025ppm
  • 3dB RBW: 1Hz ~ 1MHz
  • 6dB EMI Filter: 200Hz, 9kHz, 120kHz, 1MHz
  • Phase Noise: -88dBc/Hz @1GHz, 10kHz Offset
  • Built-in Measurement Functions: 2FSK Analysis, AM/FM/ASK/FSK Demodulation & Analysis, EMC Pre-test, P1dB point, Harmonic, Channel Power, N-dB bandwidth, OCBW, ACPR, SEM, TOI, CNR, CTB, CSO, Noise Marker, Frequency Counter, Time Domain Power, Gated Sweep
  • Built-in Spectrogram and Topographic Display Modes
  • 886MHz IF Output for Users Extended Applications
  • Remote Control Interface: LAN, USB, RS-232, GPIB (Optional)
  • Built-in Preamplifier, 50dB Attenuator, and Sequence Function
  • Optional 6GHz Power Sensor, Tracking Generator, Battery Back

  • GSP-9300 is a light, compact and high C/P ratio 3GHz spectrum analyzer. The GSP-9300 frequency range stretches from 9kHz to 3GHz and features many functions such as radio frequency and power measurement, 2FSK digital communications analysis, EMC pretest, and active component P1dB point measurement, etc. It can support the fast sweep speed up to 307us. It is the ideal instrument for various application fields such as the basic operation of R&D, research and school lecture, engineering maintenance and test for mass production. This light and compact spectrum analyzer is also suitable for automatic test systems and vehicle mounted operation.
    GW Instek understands that high quality is very important consideration for users who are selecting economical spectrum analyzers. GSP-9300, with the built-in preamplifier and the highest sensitivity of -152 dBm (1Hz), is capable of measuring very feeble signals. To obtain the accurate results, the low power measurement uncertainty of GSP-9300 is less than 1.5dB.
    The built-in measurement functions of GSP-9300 spectrum analyzer unclude 2FSK digital communications analysis, AM/FM/ASK/FSK signal demodulation & analysis, EMC pretest mode, Harmonic Distortion, TOI, Channel Power, OCBW, ACPR, SEM, Phase Jitter, N-dB Bandwidth, Noise Marker, Frequency Counter and Time Domain power measurement for burst signal, etc.
    Tracking generator, an option for GSP-9300 spectrum analyzer, provides supplementary functions such as measuring the insertion loss of RF cable and identifying the frequency response of antenna, filter or amplifier. The P1dB measurement function supports power sweep and P1dB compression point of active component. It supports 6.2GHz power sensor PWS-06. User, via the power meter mode, can conduct related measurement applications without using an independent power meter.
    GSP-9300 spectrum analyzer is very user-friendly. All frequently used functions can be applied quickly through function keys and five languages (English, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Japanese) are available for user interface.
    Users can use the external software SpectrumShot for EMI test report management and assessment, remote control and waveform data recording for long periods of time. SpectrumShot can be applied to spectrum monitoring for detecting any abnormal radio signals. The software will send out e-mail to inform users if any abnormal situation occurs.
    To summarize, GSP-9300 spectrum analyzer is a perfect, light, compact and economical measurement instrument. With height of 210mm and width of 350mm, GSP-9300 is suitable for automatic test systems. It can be mounted on the 19 inches 6U rack. The light and compact design of GSP-9300 is ideal for vehicle mounted operation to carry out field strength measurement such as monitoring satellite communications signals.

    • Measurement Function Key Features

      Fast Sweep Mode

      GSP-9300 supports the fast sweep mode with sweep speed up to 307usec. Users can use the fast sweep mode to capture transient signals such as Tire-pressure monitoring system (TPMS), Bluetooth frequency hopping signals, tuned oscillator, and other interfering signals in ISM frequency band, etc.



      2FSK Signal Analysis

      2FSK modulation, for its features of low design cost and low electricity consumption, is widely used by RF communications applications with low power and low data transmission speed characteristics. Nowadays, 2FSK modulation technology has been applied in various products and systems such as consumer electronics, automotive electronics, RFID, auto reading electricity meter, and industrial control devices, etc.

      2FSK signal analysis measures parameters including carrier power, FSK frequency deviation, carrier frequency, and carrier frequency offset. Users can set the criterion in frequency deviation and carrier offset for fast test result determination.

      ASK/FSK Signal Demodulation & Analysis

      RFID and optical communications systems often use Amplitude Shift Keying (ASK). Applications such as wireless telephone, paging systems, and RFID, etc. utilize Frequency Shift Keying (FSK).

      ASK/FSK demodulation and analysis measures parameters including AM depth, frequency deviation, modulation rate, carrier power, carrier frequency offset, SINAD, symbol, and waveform. Users can set AM depth, frequency deviation, carrier power and carrier offset for Pass/Fail testing result.

      ASK Analyzer
      FSK Analyzer
      AM/FM Signal Demodulation & Analysis

      AM/FM Signal Analysis measures parameters including AM depth, frequency deviation, modulation rate, carrier power, carrier frequency offset and SINAD. Users can set the criterion in AM depth, frequency deviation, carrier power and carrier offset for fast test result determination.

      The GSP-9300 has a convenient AM/FM demodulation function to tune into AM or FM broadcast signals and listen to the demodulated baseband signals using the ear phone out socket.

      AM Analyzer
      FM Analyzer
      EMC Pretest Mode

      EMC pretest mode is ideal for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) test which is the preliminary stage of electronics product development. Users can identify and resolve problems at the early phase to avoid product revision after it was finalized. Hence, product development cycle and cost will be greatly reduced which is beneficial to saving cost and time for product entering the verification stage.

      GSP-9300 supports -6dB EMI filter with 200/9k/120k/1M Hz bandwidth and built-in low noise amplifier. Users can apply maximum peak detector and EMI filter to conduct pre-compliance testing for electronics products. Users can activate built-in amplifier to measure feeble electromagnetic interfering signals to -150dBm/Hz in 1GHz frequency band.

      EMC pretest mode collocates with near field probe or antenna to carry out conduction and radiationelectromagnetic interference (EMI) test. Additionally, near field probe and GSP-9300 tracking generator can be used to output 0dBm RF signals to test electromagnetic susceptibility (EMS) for electronics products.

      EMI Pretest
      EMS Pretest

      Spectrogram can simultaneously display power, frequency, and time. Frequency and power variation according to time changes can also be tracked. Especially, the intermittently appeared signals can be identified. Users, by using Spectrogram, can analyze the stability of signal versus time or identify the intermittently appeared interference signals in the communications system. Users can use two markers to find out the relation of power to frequency and time.


      Topographic uses color shade to show the probability distribution of signal appearance. This function allows users to directly understand the process of signal variation according to time changes that is beneficial to observe intermittent feeble signals or electromagneticinterference signals. Users can use two makers to find out the relation of power to frequency and percentage.

      Gated Sweep

      Radar or TDMA communications systems, via intermittently turning on/off output power, control transmission signals. In order to monitor the power spectrum during the transmission process, the Gated Sweep function can initiate measurement only when signals appear. This function is ideal for measuring burst signals such as GSM or WLAN (as shown in the example).


      013OCBW ( Occupied Bandwidth )

      The OCBW measurement can simultaneously display OCBW, channel power and PSD. OCBWs unit is shown by percentage. A measurement area containing bandwidth will be shown when OCBW is in use.

      ACPR ( Adjacent Channel Power Ratio )

      Telecommunications and broadcasting service carriers must reduce interference to the minimum. This interference is caused by power leakage to adjacent transmission channels. The ACPR measurement can examine the leakage status that is conducive to identifying interference source.

      015SEM ( Spectrum Emission Mask )

      SEM measures out-of-channel emission which is defined by corresponding in-channel power. Users can set main channels parameters, out-of-channel range, and limit line, etc. SEM supports the Pass/Fail test function and lists frequency range for surpassing each out-of-channel limit. An alarm signal will be triggered if any measurement results that are not matched with SEM. GSP-9300 has the built-in SEM settings of 3GPP, WLAN 802.11b/g/n, Wimax 802.16 and self-defined communications system.

      TOI ( Third Order Intercept )

      Users can measure the linearity of non-linear systems and components such as receiver, low-noise amplifier and mixer by TOI which automatically tests effective carrier and measures inter-modulation sidebands.


      Harmonic can easily measure the amplitude of fundamental frequency and as high as ten orders of harmonic frequency. This function can also measure amplitude (dBc) which is the ratio of harmonic and corresponding fundamental carrier. Total harmonic distortion (THD) can also be calculated by this function.

      Time Domain Power

      Users can go to zero span setting and open marker to observe burst signals when measuring burst signal in time domain is required.

      019Phase Jitter

      The Phase Jitter function can rapidly measure phase noise produced by RF signal sources and oscillators carrier deviation. This function can directly convert signal jitter to phase (rad) and time (ns).


      The built-in CNR/CSO/CTB functions of GSP-9300 are ideal for measuring performance of CATV amplifier and system.

      021Frequency Counter

      The frequency counter function is used to make accurate frequency measurements up to 1Hz resolution.

      Marker Noise

      The marker noise function calculates the average noise level over a bandwidth of 1Hz, referenced from the marker position.

    • Production Line Key Features

      Shorten Warm-Up Time

      GSP-9300 utilizes the patented design of high efficient heat dissipation and feedback temperature control. After the instrument is turned on, the internal instrument can rapidly maintain a stable temperature so as to provide accurate amplitude measurement and deliver the frequency measurement with 0.025ppm frequency stability.

      Wake-Up Clock

      Users can set up automatic wake-up time for each day of the week. By so doing, the purpose of GSP-9300 pre wake-up can be achieved. Pre wake-up is ideal for the lower temperature environment to conduct tests in the preset time.

      024Sequence Function

      The sequence function allows users to edit a sequence formulated by a series of steps directly from the instrument. Pause and delay can be inserted in the sequence to observe the test results. There are five sets of sequence for selection. Each sequence allows editing of 20 steps. Different sequence can be interactive and support each other. This function provides automatic editing without using the PC that is very convenient for assembly lines in which execute routine test procedures.

      Limit Line Function

      The limit line function, based upon the preset criteria of passing the test, can be used to directly determine whether the DUT passes the test.

      Test result not only can be shown on the LCD screen, but also an alarm signal output indication which is done by connecting a speaker or light device with the BNC terminal on the rear panel to facilitate the maximum yield rate of the production line.

      026Various Interface

      GSP-9300 provides instrument control interface including LAN, RS-232, USB, and GPIB (optional).

      IVI driver is also provided to support LabVIEW / CVI / LabWindows to meet the requirements of editing the automatic test software.

    • Options

      Scalar Network Analysis

      The built-in tracking generator can swiftly and easily measure frequency response of cable loss, filter bandwidth, amplifier gain, mixer conversion loss, etc. The N-dB Bandwidth function measures 3dB bandwidth of Bandpass filter. SWR bridge should be connected with tracking generator to measure the return loss of antenna or filter.

      3 dB Bandwidth
      3 dB Bandwidth

      P1dB Point Measurement

      All active components have linear dynamic range for power output. Once output power reaches the maximum level, active component will enter the non-linear saturated area of P1dB point and cease amplifying signal intensity as well as produce harmonic distortion. It is very useful for P1dB point measurement in active components such as low noise amplifier, mixer and active filter.

      The GSP-9300 tracking generator supports 50dB power sweep range; output power from 0dBm to -50dBm; frequency range from 100kHz to 3GHz.

      030Power Meter

      GSP-9300 connecting with PWS-06 USB power sensor can be applied to execute high precision average power measurement for USB PnP. PWS-06 USB power sensor has the built-in zero function; therefore, calibration by an external signal source is unnecessary. GSP-9300 not only collects, displays, and stores the measurement results of power meter, but also provides the Pass/Fail function.

      Battery Pack

      Compact and light-weighted (4kg) GSP-9300 can be powered by battery making it suitable for outdoor operations. Optional GSP-9300 battery pack (opt.02) has a battery life of two hours. Optional soft carrying case (GSC-009) provides convenience and protection to the instrument. GSP-9300 is equipped with 8.4 inches 800x600 pixels LCD display which yields clearer display results for outdoor operations.

    • User Friendly Design

      Status Icons

      Status Icons show the interface status, power status, alarm status and etc of GSP-9300. Users can easily understand the setting status and test results of the instrument.



      Definition Help

      The built-in Definition Help function allows users to immediately understand the parameters of Channel Power, OCBW, ACPR, SEM, Phase Jitter, N-dB Bandwidth & P1dB items so as to save time on reading user manual.

    • External PC Software & Driver Support

      SpectrumShot Software

      Users can use the external software SpectrumShot for EMI test report management and assessment, remote control and waveform data recording for long periods of time.

      Under the EMI Pre-test Mode, users can select the required CISPR EMI regulation for conduction and radiation measurement.


      Under Get Trace mode, users can record the waveform data for long periods of time. It can be applied to spectrum monitoring for detecting any abnormal radio signals. The software will send out e-mail to inform users if any abnormal situation occurs.


      Under the Remote Control mode, users can monitor wireless interference signals or observe signals for long periods of time.


      IVI Driver

      IVI Driver Supports LabView & LabWindows/CVI Programming. It is available on NI website.

      GSP-9300 Remote Control APP

      Users can install the GSP-9300 Remote Control APP on an Android Smart Phone or Tablet.

      To use the GSP-9300 as a server using a 3G modem, the user must first obtain a fixed IP address from a network provider.

      For remote locations, using a 3G modem allows the user to remote control the GSP-9300 Spectrum Analyzer.

      It is available on Google Play Store.


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