Rigol DSA 832-TG Spectrum Analyzer



£5,104 excl VAT


1. 5% off  any  Rigol DSA815, Rigol DSA832 , Rigol DSA832E or Rigol DSA 875 Spectrum Analyzer


The Rigol DSA 832-TG 9kHz- 3.2GHz Spectrum Analyzer with tracking generator is a portable and lightweight spectrum analyser that is easy to use and extremely reliable.

Instruments 4 Engineers are proud to be authorised UK Distributors for Rigol in the United Kingdom and Ireland. We fully support all Rigol products for the full length of the 3 Years Parts and Labour Warranty.

The Rigol DSA 832A-TG Spectrum Analyser’s SSB Phase noise of -98dBC/Hz at 10 KHz offset enables analyzation of modulation and noise across signals. This is especially important for debugging and immunity testing of transceiver systems. In addition, Digital IF Technology ensures the spectrum analyzer meets the most demanding applications.

The 3.2 GHz spectrum analyser is ideal for EMC Pre-Compliance Testing, R&D, Education and many other applications. Instruments 4 Engineers can provide a complete EMC Pre-compliance test set for customers. Please contact us for more information. We will be happy to help!

For those customers with ZigBee Applications the Rigol DSA 875 9 kHz-7.5GHz spectrum analyzer is cable of investigating the 3rd Harmonics and might be of interest. You can technical details on the datasheet under the documents tab datasheet.

Key Features:

  • All-Digital IF Technology
  • Frequency Range from 9 kHz up to 7.5 GHz
  • Min. -161 dBm Displayed Average Noise Level (Typ.)
  • Min. < -98 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz Offset Phase Noise
  • Level Measurement Uncertainty < 0.8 dB
  • 10 Hz Minimum Resolution Bandwidth (DSA832/875)
  • Up to 7.5 GHz Tracking Generator (DSA8XX-TG)
  • Optional Preamplifier (DSA832/875)
  • Advanced Measurement Functions (Opt.)
  • EMI Filter & Quasi-Peak Detector Kit (Opt.)
  • VSWR Measurement Kit (Opt.)
  • EMI PC Software (Opt.)
  • Optional RF Accessories (Cable, Adaptor, Attenuator, Bridge ...)
  • Complete Connectivity: LAN (LXI), USB Host & Device, GPIB (Opt.)
  • 8 Inch WVGA (800x480) Display

How To Use The Tracking Generator On The Rigol DSA800 Series Spectrum Analyzers To Check A Filter.

How to use the peak function on the Rigol DSA800 series spectrum analyzers.

Introducing the front panel view of the Rigol DSA 815 and DSA800 Series Spectrum Analyser


1. Q: Can I use the Tracking Generator on the Rigol DSA 832 spectrum analyser as a fixed RF Source?

A: Yes. Many spectrum analysers, like the Rigol DSA800 series, have tracking generator options available .The tracking generator is an RF source that follows the frequency sweep settings of the spectrum analyser. Please see the Rigol Application note titled “How to use the tracking generator on a Spectrum Analyzer as an RF Source” under the documents tab of the Rigol DSA 832A-TG.

2. Q: I’ve turned the Rigol DSA 832A-TG on and it’s a bit sluggish. Why is this?

A: The Rigol DSA832A and Rigol DSA800 series has an auto cal feature on it. The unit will perform auto calibration within half an hour of being booted up and then every 10 minutes after that. Instructions for turning this feature off can be found in the manual. Some customers find it useful to have auto Cal enables when the unit first boots up and then manually perform calibration as required. The choice is yours.

3. Q: How do I retrieve trace data from the Rigol DSA815, Rigol DSA832 or the Rigol DSA 875 spectrum analyser?

A: You can do this using the Ultra Sigma Software. If you have not already done so you’ll need to download the software to your unit. If you need help or instructions please give us a call. More information can be found under documents tab. The application note is titled “Data Collection from the DSA800 spectrum analyzer with Ultra Sigma.”

4. Q: How does the Rigol DSA 832 detect overload?

A: The hardware circuit detects the power, if it exceeds the limit an alarm sounds.The overload detection/protection is performed at the first input stage before the attenuator. If you hear the alarm it’s extremely important that you stop what you are doing otherwise you could overload your unit.  It's dangerous for the DSA . You should not solely depend on the built in protection. It’s recommended that you use something like a transient limiter when working with any spectrum analyzer. These can be purchased from Instruments 4 Engineers.

5. Q: What is a transient limiter?

A: The transient limiter protects the spectrum analyzer input from damage caused by high-level transients.

6. Q: I want to measure VSWR. How can I do that with a Rigol Spectrum Analyser?

A: You would need to buy a unit with the tracking generator option and the VSWR option for the spectrum analyser. Please see the application note titled “Measuring VSWR with a Rigol Spectrum Analyser “under the documents tab.