Signal Analysis & Demodulation

Look Deeper Into Signals with thinkRF

Explore deeper into signals and conduct in-depth analysis and demodulation with software-defined spectrum analysis solutions from thinkRF.

Powerful Signal Analysis

Today’s wireless signal environment is more complex and denser than ever before, and new wireless signal standards will continue to utilize higher frequencies and bandwidths to meet the increasing spectrum needs of new technologies. Analyzing these modern waveforms and capturing signals of interest means users need an alternative to traditional hardware-based spectrum analyzers.

Patented software-defined spectrum analysis platforms from thinkRF, combined with seamless integrations with leading third-party software applications, allow users to look deeper into signals, troubleshoot issues, and identify sources of interference. Compact, versatile, and networked for remote deployment, thinkRF platforms offer the frequency and bandwidth performance needed in a cost-effective and portable form-factor. You can upgrade thinkRF platforms without replacing built-in hardware to analyze new standards and extend useful life of equipment, hence reduce total cost of ownership.

thinkRF Signal Analysis & Demodulation Applications

thinkRF Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers integrated with DynamicSignals Wideband RF Signal Analyzer Recording Systems allow application developers to extend their capabilities or build new products that meet customer requirements.

The GaGe and Signatec series of RF signal recording systems are complete with integrated receivers, digitizers, computer, storage, and programming-free spectrum analyzer software. These turn-key solutions provide customers with a very powerful and flexible signal recording system, while minimizing the risks of self-integrated systems. Get real-time streaming signal recordings to host RAID storage at up to 6 GigaBytes per second with live data snapshot monitoring.

The spectrum analyzer software, SpectraScopeRT, requires no programming and allows for control of receiver center frequency, bandwidth, and signal recordings. SpectraScopeRT features real-time FFT power spectrums (with peak hold and persistence), spectrograms, histograms, and time domain displays while recording, and upon recording playback.
SpectraScopeRT/SpectraViewRT signal recording and playback viewer applications for combined thinkRF downconverter and GaGe digitizer operational control with IQ time domain, I spectrum, IQ power spectrum, constellation, spectrogram, persistence, and histogram displays.

To accommodate customer integrated solutions, the digitizers and receivers have full control and data acquisition support via Mathworks MATLAB. Example programs are furnished to facilitate rapid signal processing and modulation analysis program development. Additional SDKs and example programs are provided for C/C# and LabVIEW.
Real-time streamed analysis and processing is fully supported with either an on board FPGA or a PCIe 3.0 GPU board. These solutions allow real-time processing on data streams exceeding 3 GB/s.

  • Signals intelligence applications
  • Wideband/narrowband signal analysis
  • High speed spectrum scanning
  • Sampling rates at up to 1 GigaSample per second with 2, 4 or 8 digitizing channels
  • Input bandwidths of up to 700 MHz for wideband analysis
  • Onboard sample memory up to 8 GS (16 GB)
thinkRF R5750 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer (9 kHz – 8 GHz / 18 GHz / 27 GHz) with GPS/GNSS option
thinkRF R5550 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer (9 kHz – 8 GHz / 18 GHz / 27 GHz) with RF Downconverter & Wideband IQ options
thinkRF D4000 RF Downconverter/Tuner (RF In: 24 – 40 GHz, Real-time Bandwidth: 500 MHz, built-in local oscillators)
thinkRF D2030 RF Downconverter/Tuner (RF In: 27 – 30 GHz, Real-time Bandwidth: 160 MHz, built-in local oscillators)
thinkRF Custom Products Full turnkey design and manufacturing to your specifications while reducing your cost, risk, and time-to-market
thinkRF S240 Spectrum Analysis Software
thinkRF P120 Vehicular Power Conditioner


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