Handheld Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer

SPECTRAN V5 Handheld

1Hz - 20GHz | 350MHz RTBW

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The SPECTRAN V5 is the world’s first and only real-time handheld spectrum analyzer. Despite the very compact form factor, the V5 is still able to measure even the shortest signal transmissions. The analyzer has many possible applications and is ideal for fast and precise measurements on the road and in the lab.

The V5 Handheld is the first device of this size that is able to offer a real-time bandwidth of up to 175MHz. In combination with the wide frequency range starting from 1Hz and going up to 20GHz, this makes the SPECTRAN V5 Handheld unbeatable in its price range. The device is 850g light, robust and handy. It was developed for the use outdoors or in the field, but it can be used in labs just like a normal USB spectrum analyzer.

• Frequency range from 1Hz up to 20GHz (with NF-Option)
• Real-time bandwidth of up to 175MHz
• Most compact real-time spectrum analyzer in the world
• The only real handheld real-time spectrum analyzer
• Save measurements on a MicroSD card (up to 512GB)
• Simultaneous measurement of 4 bands on the go
• Real-time and sweep spectrum analyzer in one
• 20GHz sweep in 20ms

Operating System
The SPECTRAN V5 Handheld uses a special, custom-developed operating system. This allows for precise and fast measurements on the go. The data can be displayed as a waterfall in real-time, perfect for detecting signals. To further ease your job, there are multiple traces built into the software – Min, Max, AVG, Peak Decay and more. You can also save up to 10 different measurement profiles with different settings directly in the handheld analyzer itself, and later load them as needed. Another interesting function is the ability to measure and display up to four different frequency ranges simultaneously, in real-time. This way you can keep multiple GSM and WLAN bands under constant surveillance. Further, the device offers a few different kinds of streaming, for example I/Q-Datastream, Power over Frequency, Audio Demodulation Stream. It can demodulate AM, FM and PM internally.

The normal battery life of the spectrum analyzer is around two hours. When connected to a power source the analyzer can be used 24/7.

Options / Accessories
• Power meter 20GHz / 40GHz
• 5ppb (0,005ppm) OCXO Time-Base
• 1Hz Low-Frequency-Expansion
Fitting Preamplifiers, 8 different versions (up to 20GHz)
• One or two ear locking frame for hands free use (can be attached to a belt)
Great selection of Aaronia antennas
Dockingstation for simple use via USB

The SPECTRAN V5 can be used together with the new, free and included in the delivery RTSA Suite Software via USB 2.0. The RTSA is one of the most powerful and flexible spectrum analysis software-solutions on the market. The software gives you the ability to display and analyze signals in real-time in many different ways. It is under constant development, with many new features being added over time. Daily updates can be found in our download-section.

Scope of Delivery
The SPECTRAN V5 Handheld comes in a padded, waterproof case. In the case you will find the spectrum analyzer, a charger, the RTSA Suite Software and the OmniLOG 70600 antenna, which comes free with the analyzer.

Made in Germany
Like all devices of the SPECTRAN series, the SPECTRAN V5 Handheld spectrum analyzer is developed and assembled in Germany, guaranteeing the highest quality standard.

Type and Frequency Range Price
HF-8060 V5
9kHz (1Hz*) - 6GHz
from 3.998€
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HF-80120 V5
9kHz (1Hz*) - 12GHz
from 5.998€
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HF-80160 V5
9kHz (1Hz*) - 16GHz
from 7.998€
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HF-80200 V5
9kHz (1Hz*) - 20GHz
from 9.998€
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Datasheet Type Frequency Range RTBW Price
HF-8060 V59kHz (1Hz*) - 6GHz44MHzfrom 3.998€Buy now!
HF-80120 V59kHz (1Hz*) - 12GHz88MHzfrom 5.998€Buy now!
HF-80160 V59kHz (1Hz*) - 16GHz88MHzfrom 7.998€Buy now!
HF-80200 V59kHz (1Hz*) - 20GHz88MHzfrom 9.998€Buy now!

  •  Frequency Range from 1Hz up to 20GHz
  •  Up to 175MHz Real-Time Bandwidth
  •  Real-Time I/Q Streaming via USB
  •  Patented Polyphase Filter Technology
  •  Automatic Triggers programmable
  •  Simultaneous surveillance of multiple bands (3G, 4G, WLAN...)
  •  Very fast sweep mode, scans 20GHz in less than 20mS
  •  Incl. "RTSA Suite" Software

With the RTSA Suite PRO there are many ways to display and analyse any received or recorded data. The software is being updated and expanded with new features almost daily.

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 HF-8060 V5HF-80120 V5HF-80160 V5HF-80200 V5
Frequency Range (min)1Hz (Option 003) / 9kHz (Standard)
Frequency Range (max)6GHz12GHz16GHz20GHz
Real-Time Bandwidth 44MHz (Standard) /
88MHz (Option 080)
88MHz (Standard) /
160/175MHz (Option 160)
88MHz (Standard) /
160/175MHz (Option 160)
88MHz (Standard) /
160/175MHz (Option 160)
Min. Event Duration for 100% POI<1µS
Max. Power at RF input (50 Ohm)+20dBm (Standard) / +33dBm (SMA Attenuator)
DANL (internal pre-amp on)typ. -150dBm/Hz
DANL (with external pre-amp)max. -170dBm/Hz
Amplitude accuracy (typ.)typ. +/- 1,5dB
RF input 50 Ohm (SMA-connector)
Frequency reference accuracy0,5ppm (Standard) / 5ppb (Option 002)
RBW (resolution bandwidth) 1Hz to 3MHz
VBW (video bandwidth)1Hz to 3MHz
DemodulatorAM, FM
Measurement UnitsdBm, dBµV, V/m, A/m, W/m², dBµV/m, W/cm²
DetectorMin, Max, AVG, Peak, QPeak (in preparation)
Attenuator range45dB (0,5dB steps, incl. pre-amp)
Reference range-200dBm to 100dBm
Measurement modesI/Q, Power/Frequency Data
ViewsSpectrum, Persistence Spectrum, Spectrogram / Waterfall, Histogram
TriggerCursor, Measurement, Density
Video RAM32 MB64 MB64 MB64 MB
SDRAM128 MB256 MB 256 MB 256 MB
ADC250MSPS 14Bit500MSPS 14Bit500MSPS 14Bit500MSPS 14Bit
GPSSupport via external GPS Logger (see Accessories at page 9)
FPGA72K ECP3240K ECP3 240K ECP3 240K ECP3
DSP (Dual Core Blackfin)400 MHz600 MHz600 MHz600 MHz
Temperature Range (Operation) 0 °C to +40 °C
Temperature Range (Storage)-20 °C to +60 °C
Dimensions255 x 85 x 29mm
Power SupplyAC Input: 100-240V, 50-60Hz - DC Output: 5,6V, 5A max
Power Consumption<35W
Country of OriginGermany
Recommended Calibration Interval2 years

Option 020: Internal 20dB Low-Noise Pre-Amplifier
This option provides an internal, super low-noise 20dB Pre-Amplifier, enabling maximum performance particularly when measuring extremely weak signals. It is switched via a true RF switch.
In the scope of delivery
Option 002: 5ppb (0,005ppm) OCXO Timebase
This highly precise OCXO timebase, which has been especially developed for the SPECTRAN®, offers significantly reduced phase noise (jitter). This will allow the use of far narrower filters, which will in turn vastly enhance sensitivity. To fully exploit the maximum sensitivity this option is indispensable! Furthermore, the OCXO timebase allows far more accurate frequency measurement and display.
+ 999,95€
Option 003*: Low Frequency Extension (starting at 1Hz)
Extension of the low frequency range to 1Hz. The input signal is internally diverted to a second RF- path, which is optimised for low frequency processing. The low frequency path offers a frequency range from 1Hz up to 40MHz. This path uses a high-performance 16Bit AD converter with 105MSPS. This resolution enhancement from 14Bit to 16Bit improves the dynamic range from 80dB (14Bit) to 100dB (16Bit), which leaves nothing to be desired. This path is a fully capable Real-Time function controllable by µS DDS sweep. The low frequency path (1Hz-40MHz/16Bit) and the radio frequency path (9kHz-20GHz/14Bit) are seamless to the User, except for the particularly noteworthy improvement in the dynamic range.   *In preparation.
+ 999,95€
Option 004: Ultra Low Phase Noise
+ 499,95€
Option 007*: Tracking / IQ DDS Generator (23,5MHz to 6GHz)
*In preparation
+ 999,95€
Option 080: 88MHz Real-Time Bandwidth
Extends the Real-time Bandwidth from 44MHz to 88MHz for the SPECTRAN V5 HF-8060.
+ 499,95€
Option 160: 160MHz Real-Time Bandwidth
Extends the Real-time Bandwidth from 88MHz to 160/175MHz.
+ 1998,00€
Option 2x0*: Powermeter (20GHz / 40GHz)
High accuracy internal Power Meter up to 20GHz / 40GHz
*In preparation
+ 499,95 - 1498,00€
Preamplifiers (1Hz - 20GHz)
The UBBV series are battery powered preamplifiers, that are compatible to all brands of spectrum analyzers and fit directly on the Aaronia SPECTRAN Handheld analyzer series. Eight different versions cover a frequency range from DC up to 20GHz and offer gain of up to 40dB with very low noise, with and without by-pass functionality. The accurate and specific calibration data of every UBBV preamplifier are saved internally and can be read out via USB.
from 499,95€ Shop
Logper Antennas
The HyperLOGs are Aaronia's world-renowned series of high-qualty log-periodic antennas with an extended frequency range of up to 35GHz. An unrivaled bandwidth combined with high directionality and the high gain are the key ingredients for the success of theses antennas. The HyperLOG series is available as active or passive variants.
from 199,95€ Shop
Biconical Antennas
Available as active or passive antennas, the BicoLOGs are the answer when and where ever a biconical antenna is needed. Calibrated starting at 20MHz up to 3GHz, they transform any normal spectrum analyzer into an EMC measurement device for pre-compliance testing.
from 499,95€ Shop
The Aaronia Probe-Sets are compatible with any spectrum analyzer and enable the pinpoint measurement of interferences from DC up to 9GHz. The delivery scope includes conversion tables and a conversion app, detailed calibration data, 40dB pre-amplifier (PBS 2 only) and a 1m cable. The sets are perfect for the locating of interference sources, measurement of interference field strenghts, injecting fields into circuits to identify those which are EMC-susceptible and the testing of screening and filtering solutions. The sniffer probe sets include a total of 5 EMC probes.
from 1498,-€ Shop
Omnidirectional Antennas
The OmniLOG series was developed as a cost-effective broadband antenna series for omni-directional measurements up to 8GHz. The antennas are small in size, cover frequencies from 300MHz up to 8GHz and have steady gain across the range. Compared to the HyperLOG series, the OmniLOG antennas enables the omni-directional measurement of field-strengths without having to point the antenna at the source. This allows for much faster threshold measurements.
from 99,95€ Shop
3D / Isotropic Antennas
The Aaronia IsoLOG 3D Series is a new and unique development. The IsoLOG 3D antenna-array covers frequencies from 9kHz up to 40GHz and offers pinpoint signal tracking accuracy when combined with a real-time spectrum analyzer. The handy IsoLOG 3D Mobile covers the range from 9kHz up to 6GHz and its main purpose are 3D EMC / EMI measurements.
from 2198,-€ Shop
Horn Antennas
The horn antennas of the PowerLOG series impress through their high input power (up to 500W) and gain of up to 20dBi. The delivery scope of the antennas include a detailed, specific calibration certificate and they can be used for EMC tests, RF emissions measurements and signal transmission. The very wide frequency range from 700MHz up to 40GHz can be covered by the use of only two antennas of this series.
from 1798,-€ Shop
Magnetic Field Antennas
The MDF and Magnotracker series are Aaronia's high quality magnetic field tracking antennas for signal localization and field strength measurements starting from 1Hz. Available in 8 different versions (2 passive, 6 active), the Aaronia magnetic field trackers cover an extremely broad band of frequencies - from 1Hz up to 400MHz.
from 299,95€ Shop
Active Differential Probe ADP1 (DC - 40MHz)

Our special Active Differential Probe ADP1 offers a potential free measurement and also expands the measurement range up to 240V. With this probe the signal will not be influenced (potential free measurement). It also protects the SPECTRAN Spectrum Analyzer input against high voltages up to 1400V (CAT3). It's a "must have" for direct cable-measurements on DSL, ADSL, VDSL, free running oszillators, mains etc. Included in delivery is a special grounding kit which protects the unit against static electricity (ESD). This is very important at long time measurements. Power supply is possible with the internal cells (4 x AA, not included) or, at long time measurements, with a mains adapter (included).

+ 599,95€ Shop
8000mAh Lithium Polymer (LiPo) Battery
Expands the run-time of the SPECTRAN V5 Handheld. The battery is highly recommended for any kind of mobile measurements. The normal battery is replaced by this model.
+ 149,95€
50000mAh Power Pack
Portable Powerbank with a capacity of 50.000mAh. Can charge up to four devices simultaneously. With a 20V/3A, a 12V/2,5A, two 5V/2,1A and two 5V/1A connectors.
+ 359,00€ Shop
V5 Docking Station
Perfectly suitable for the everyday use of the V5 in the lab. Supplies Power, USB Slave and Master connection. Heavy and stable.
+ 249,95€ Shop
Miniature Tripod
Detachable handle with super-practical miniature tripod mode: this handle is attachable to the backside of the unit and allows optimal handling (esp. for directional measurement) and even fixed installation of the unit.
+ 19,95€ Shop
Heavy Pistol Grip with polarization-change-function
This highly stable multi-function pistol grip offers a variety of functions and should not be missing in any professional measurement! Specifically, it is strongly recommended for the use of larger antennas like the HyperLOG 30xxx and 40xx series.
+ 249,95€ Shop
DC-Blocker (SMA)
The DC-Blocker must be used if you want to measure active powered antennas like GPS or satellite dishes. It prevents the RF-input of the SPECTRAN from being destroyed by the DC-voltages. Simply connect the DC-Blocker to the RF-input of your SPECTRAN and you can measure directly on GPS, satellite antennas or even DSL/ISDN etc. lines.
+ 99,95€ Shop
20dB SMA Attenuator
Expands the measurement range from +20dBm to +40dBm.
+ 149,95€ Shop
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