Wireless
3550 Touch-Screen Radio Test System
The Complete Portable, On Site Radio Communication Test System for Analog and Digital
Communication Systems
The 3550. The first truly portable touch-screen radio
communication test system. The 3550 takes radio
and repeater site testing to the next level with a
quantum leap in an easy to use, integrated test
system for complete radio receiver and transmitter
performance testing, cable fault and antenna system
analysis. With its ultra-responsive capacitive (3550)
or resistive (3550R) touch-screen, the 3550 brings a
whole new experience to RF testing.
• Next Generation Touch-Screen Operation!
•Define your own test screens and then save for
future use!
•
Internal Battery Provides 4.5 Hours of True
Portability on One Charge!
•Super Light Magnesium Alloy – 8.3 lbs/3.75 kg
Weight! Almost half the weight of competitive
units!
Full Feature RF Test Functions
-140 dBm DANL Spectrum Analyzer
Multi-Function Oscilloscope
Tracking Generator for sweeping filters, antennas and cables. Can
also be used for measuring VSWR or return loss of antennas as well
as finding the location of faults in cables.
Precision RF Power measurements using external USB wideband
thru-line power sensor
Analog demod measurements for modulation, distortion and SINAD
Digital demod measurements for modulation fidelity and symbol
deviation
RF Generator for determing receiver performance of both digital
and analog radios
Multi-Language Support
Simplified Chinese
• 0° to 50° C Operating Range!
Traditional Chinese
•0.15 ppm Timebase with Exclusive “Freq-Flex”
External Flexible Frequency Reference!
Spanish
Portuguese
Complete Support for Today’s Analog and
Digital Technology
Malay/Indonesian
• AM
Korean
• FM
Arabic
• DMR (MOTOTRBO™)
Polish
• P25
Russian
• NXDN™
Japanese
• dPMR
German
• ARIB T98
French
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you can count on.
FM deviation analysis with accuracies of 4% (typical) and 0.0 dB flatness provides deviation measurements you can trust for FM and digital
technologies using FSK modulations. Flatness of the deviation meter
is important when aligning radios to ensure proper digital operation.
Complete RF Receiver Testing
With a fully integrated, multifunction RF generator and SINAD,
Distortion and BER meters, the 3550 allows for simplified and accurate
receiver sensitivity testing. Full function audio routing allows the 3550
to perform proven Analog SINAD and DISTORTION testing down to
-125 dBm. Plus, digital bit pattern sequences provide the digital RF
generator needed to perform digital BER sensitivity testing for DMR
(MOTOTRBO), dPMR, P25 and NXDN systems.
Meters Any Way You Want It
Exclusive, easy to read color coded meters allow for fast “Go, No-Go”
testing at a glance. Plus, adjustable size at the touch of the screen
provides more or less data as you require. It’s so simple to set up and
use! After you have the screen defined in a matter of seconds, you can
easily save the screen settings and set up parameters for use at a later
time. You have 100’s of set ups for future use, plus if you need more
than that, the easy access front USB drive port allows you to quickly
recall stored set ups from your USB drive.
The 3550 System Language Selection
A Complete Radio Test System
Aeroflex’s expertise in developing radio communications test sets with
exclusive features and excellent return on investment put the 3550 at
the front of affordable, high performance RF analysis. Designed for
speed, the 3550 features a complete radio test system with an advanced
touch-screen that simplifies cable and antenna testing.
Next Generation Touch-Screen Operation
To meet the varied needs and requirements for touch-screen operation, the user is given a choice on the technology of touch-screen
operation. The 3550, with its ultra-responsive capacitive touch-screen,
will suit the user that is operating only a bench top environment. The
3550R, with its resistive touch-screen, will meet the needs of users
that require the test set to operate under all conditions, whether on
the bench or in the field. Perfect for cold or wet weather applications,
the 3550R also features a wider operating range of -20º C to +55º C
and MILPRF28800F Class 2 specification for toughness required for
extreme conditions.
Complete RF Transmitter Testing
With integrated RF power, RSSI, frequency error and modulation
meters, the 3550 provides complete analysis of AM, FM, P25, DMR
(MOTOTRBO), dPMR, NXDN and ARIB T98 radio systems.
Aeroflex’s exclusive “Freq-Flex” external frequency reference allows
you to use any external reference from 2 MHz to 1 GHz to calibrate the
3550’s time base. Simply connect a known good RF source to the 3550
antenna or T/R port and the 3550 time base is frequency corrected to
the reference signal for super-accurate RF frequency measurements.
Once calibrated, the 3550 can then be taken out and used for hours
“un-tethered” to the reference oscillator.
With typical power accuracy of 0.5 dB, and with external cable path loss
correction, the 3550 provides superior power measurements for results
Meter tiles showing color coded pass/fail
Complete analog test system
The 3550 includes the capability to perform direct connect type testing on a radio. All radio parameters including power, frequency error,
modulation accuracy, receiver sensitivity and audio performance are
easily accessed and tested.
To test receivers, the 3550 provides a signal generator, enabling the
testing of the receiver portion of the radio. Audio SINAD, distortion and
frequency are among the tests that the 3550 can perform on the radio’s
receiver. With two internal generators that can be used as modulation
sources, the 3550 can modulate the carrier with both a test tone and a
2
squelch tone.
Channel Analyzer
Alternatively, the internal generators can generate both a test tone
and DCS, enabling the testing of mobiles requiring a digitally coded
squelch.
RF signals can be graphically analyzed with the Channel Analyzer
option of the 3550. The channel analyzer allows the user to analyze
up to a 5 MHz spectrum of signals from a repeater, a mobile radio,
or a hand-held, while at the time demodulating the signal and taking
modulation measurements. The 3550 Channel Analyzer includes the
capability of measuring the amount of power within a bandwidth or
the level of the signal at a marker position. The user can also store and
recall traces for comparison with live traces.
Direct Connect Testing
• RF power and frequency error
• AM modulation/FM deviation
• Audio frequency counter
• Receive Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI)
• CTCSS/DCS encode/decode
• DTMF encode/decode
• Tone Remote
• Two Tone Sequential
• Distortion meter
• SINAD/sensitivity
• Spectrum analyzer
• Audio frequency oscilloscope
• Frequency find
• Audio level meter
• Pass/Fail limits
Snapshot and Clone Me!
The 3550 snapshot features allows you to capture the perfect picture
of the system’s performance before and after you’re done! Spectrum
shots, Distance to Fault, SWR and any other combination of meters
and displays can be captured into digital picture for future reference.
If you’ve ever had to manage multiple instruments, you’ll really
appreciate our “Clone Me” function! If you have a fleet of test
equipment that needs to do the exact same thing, and you have your
3550 defined exactly the way you want with screens and setups, the
clone function allows you to transfer the same configuration to multiple
3550s through a simple internet connection.
The 3550 Channel Analyzer
Oscilloscope
Remote Operation and Remote File Access
Intermittent problems? The 3550 has the perfect solution for you to
remotely monitor tough to find system anomalies through your smartphone, tablet, or PC anywhere on the planet. All you need is internet
access and a VNC connection. This allows users to access a remote
3550 and view the live display as well as control the 3550 with the click
of a mouse or a touch of your smartphone or tablet!
The 3550 Oscilloscope option is an important tool that is useful for
viewing the demodulated audio of the transmitter under test, or to
look at the audio from the receiver of a mobile or hand-held radio. The
oscilloscope includes two markers for measuring timing and levels of
the audio or demodulated signals.
WinSCP or other FTP/SFTP clients can be used to easily transfer
stored files, such as screen shots and memory setups, between the 3550
and a PC. This feature requires the following user name and password
to access the 3550:
Username: user
Password: user
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Simplified Repeater Site Analysis and RF Installation Testing
Distance to Fault (DTF):
In addition to radio tests, test professionals must also isolate RF problems with cable and antenna systems as well as tune duplexers for
maximizing RF system performance. Now these critical tests can be
supported with a lightweight, portable 3550 Radio Test System with
the optional full span tracking generator and precision DTF/VSWR
accessory kit (kit items listed on page 13). Touch-screen menus provide easy setup and selection of VSWR, Return Loss, and Distance to
Fault (DTF) measurements. Sweep results are displayed graphically
and two color markers, which have manual and touch-screen controls,
are available for identifying system anomalies. Numeric values for
VSWR, Return Loss, and DTF (in feet or meters) are automatically
calculated and displayed in the marker table.
VSWR and Return Loss:
Tracking Generator Showing DTF
Duplexer Tuning:
Tracking Generator Showing VSWR graph
Tracking Generator Tuning a Duplexer
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AAR Channel Plan Option
• Transmit 1031 Hz, O.153, and calibration patterns
AAR stands for Association of American Railroads and is an association of US and Canadian railroads. The AAR Channel plan consists
of frequencies from 160.1775 to 161.5725. This option controls the
RF frequency of both the generator and receiver of the 3550 based
on the channel number. The channel number also automatically
controls the modulation type with channel numbers 5 through 197
selecting FM modulation and channels 302 through 488 selecting
NXDN modulation.
• Base Repeater pattern for duplex radio testing
external RF Power Meter Option
The 3550 now includes support for the Bird 5017B Wideband Power
Sensor. The 3550 connects to the 5017B through the USB port.
• This power sensor is a thru-line power meter that can measure
power levels from 500 mW to 500 W.
• User programmable Color Code and Call ID
With the DMR option, the 3550 can now perform a complete test on
the transmitter and receiver of a DMR radio. This testing includes
the measurement of the key modulation fidelity parameters, FSK
error, magnitude error, symbol deviation and frequency error. The
3550 can also measure the power during the burst and the power level
between the bursts. In order to enable the testing of radios, without
requiring them to be put into a special test mode, the 3550 also has a
programmable color code and call ID. A key feature of the 3550 is the
base repeater (BR) pattern. A radio in duplex mode must synchronize
with this BR pattern before it can transmit. It would not be possible
to test a duplex radio without this feature.
• Covers a frequency range of 25 MHz to 1000 MHz.
• Measures Peak Power and True Average Power
• Calculates and displays VSWR, Return Loss, Reflection Coefficient,
Crest Factor and CCDF.
The 3550 Digital Analysis Panel
P25 Test
• Inband and Broadband Power Meters
Bird External Power Sensor Option
DIGITAL RADIO TeST OPTIONS
DMR Test
• Frequency Error Meters
• Modulation Fidelity Meter
• Transmit BER Meter
• Burst Power Meter
• NAC Decode
• Frequency Error Meter
• Transmit 1011 Hz, O.153, and CAL test patterns
• FSK Error Meter
• User programmable NAC for transmit
• Symbol Deviation Meter
The 3550 P25 option gives you the capability to test P25 mobiles,
hand-helds, repeaters and base stations. With this option, you can
measure modulation fidelity, symbol deviation and frequency error
and transmit standard patterns as specified by TIA-102.CAAA-C.
This function becomes part of the Generator or Receive testing functions when this option is installed.
• Magnitude Error Meter
• Transmit BER Meter
• Color Code, Call ID, and Radio ID decode
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NXDN Test
• 4800 and 9600 Selectable Baud Rates
• Signal Power Meter
• Frequency Error Meter
• FSK Error Meter
• Symbol Deviation Meter
• Transmit BER Meter
• RAN Decode
• Transmit 1031 Hz, O.153, and CAL test patterns
Specification
RF SIGNAL GENERATOR
FREQUENCY
Range
2 MHz to 1 GHz (Useable from 500 kHz)
Resolution
1 Hz
• User programmable RAN for transmit
OUTPUT LEVEL
With the NXDN test option, you will be able to measure the key
NXDN RF parameters with the 3550. These measurements verify
the correct operation of both the transmitter and receiver of a NXDN
radio. The 1031 Hz pattern along with the selectable RAN enables a
test of the audio of a NXDN radio without requiring it to be in test
mode. With the O.153 random data pattern, you can perform BER
testing of the receiver to verify that it meets its sensitivity requirements.
Range
dPMR Test
• Signal Power Meter
Accuracy
• Frequency Error Meter
• FSK Error Meter
• Symbol Deviation Meter
• Transmit BER Meter
• Transmit O.153 patterns
With the dPMR test option, you will be able to measure the key dPMR
RF parameters with the 3550. These measurements verify the correct
operation of both the transmitter and receiver of a dPMR radio. With
the O.153 random data pattern, you can perform BER testing of the
receiver to verify that it meets its sensitivity requirements.
T/R port: -50 to -125 dBm/707.107 μV to 0.126 μV
ANT port: -30 to -90 dBm/7071.068 μV to 7.071 μV
SWR port: -5 to -65 dBm/125743.344 μV to 125.743 μV
Resolution
Step size 0.1 dB
±2 dB; ± 1.5 dB Typical
±3 dB (<-100 dBm); ±1.5 dB Typical
SSB PHASE NOISE
-80 dBc/Hz @ 20 kHz offset
-95 dBc/Hz at 1 GHz Typical @ 20 kHz offset
SPURIOUS
Harmonics
-30 dBc, -42 dBc Typical
Non-Harmonics
-40 dBc, -50 dBc Typical
RESIDUAL FM
<40 Hz in 300 Hz to 3 kHz BW; 16 Hz Typical
RESIDUAL AM
<5% in 300 Hz to 3 kHz BW; 0.65% Typical
PORT INPUT PROTECTION
ANT port: +20 dBm Typical
SWR port: +20 dBm Typical
T/R port: +44 dBm Typical
PORT VSWR
ANT port: <1.5:1
SWR port: <1.5:1
T/R port: <1.25:1
FM modulation (GEN 1 AND GEN 2)
Modulation Frequency Rate
Range
0 Hz to 20 kHz
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Resolution
Resolution
0.1 Hz
0.1 Hz
Accuracy
Accuracy
Timebase ±2 Hz
Timebase ±2 Hz
FM Modulation
AM Modulation
Range
Range
Off, 0 Hz to 100 kHz
OFF, 0 to 100%
Resolution
Resolution
1 Hz
0.1%
Accuracy
Modulation Accuracy
±10% (2 kHz to 50 kHz deviation, 150 Hz to 3 kHz rate)
10% off setting, 150 Hz to 5 kHz rate, 10% to 90% modulation
(based on ±peak/2 measurement)
Typically <4% (5.6 kHz deviation, 1 kHz rate)
Total Harmonic Distortion
Total Harmonic Distortion
3% (20% to 90% mod, 1 kHz rate, 300 Hz to 3 kHz BP filter)
3%, 1% typical (1 kHz rate, >2 kHz deviation, 300 Hz - 3 kHz BP
filter)
EXTERNAL AM modulation
EXTERNAL FM modulation
MICROPHONE IN
MICROPHONE IN
Input Range
Range 1: 2–15 mVrms (8 mVrms nominal) MIC E-OPEN, F-GND
Input Range
Range 1: 2–15 mVrms (8 mVrms nominal) MIC E-OPEN, F-GND
Range 2: 35-350 mVrms (100 mVrms nominal) MIC E-GND, F-OPEN
Range 2: 35-350 mVrms(100 mVrms nominal) MIC E-GND, F-OPEN
Range 3: 2-32 mVrms (20 mVrms nominal) MIC E-OPEN, F-OPEN
Range 3: 2-32 mVrms (20 mVrms nominal) MIC E-OPEN, F-OPEN
Frequency Range
300 Hz to 3 KHz
Deviation Range
Off, 0 Hz to 80 kHz
Modulation Accuracy
Frequency Range
300 Hz to 3 KHz
Modulation Range
0% to 80%
AUDIO IN
Switchable Loads
±20% (300 Hz to 1.2 kHz)
150 ohm, 600 ohms, 1 K ohms, High Z
±30% (>1.2 kHz)
DIV 10 (1 K ohm, 30 Vrms maximum input)
Slope
Input Levels
Positive voltage yields positive deviation
AUDIO IN
0.05 to 3 Vrms
Frequency Range
Switchable Loads
150 ohms, 600 ohms, 1 K ohms, High Z
DIV 10 (1 K ohm, 30 Vrms maximum input)
Input Levels
0.05 to 3 Vrms
Frequency Range
300 Hz to 5 kHz
Level Sensitivity
1 kHz/35 mVrms
Slope
Positive voltage yields positive deviation
AM MODULATION (GEN 1 AND GEN 2)
Modulation Frequency Rate
Range
0 Hz to 20 kHz
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300 Hz to 5 kHz
Level Sensitivity
1%/35 mVrms nominal
AFGEN 1 AND AFGEN 2
FREQUENCY
Range
30 Hz to 5 kHz (spec)
0.0 Hz to 20.0 kHz (usable)
Resolution
0.1 Hz
Accuracy
Timebase ±2 Hz
OUTPUT LEVEL
Range
0 to 1.57 Vrms (into 600 Ω)
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Resolution
0.01 Vrms
Accuracy
±10%; Typical 3%
Distortion
3% (1 kHz rate, sine, 300 Hz to 3 kHz); 1% Typical
RF RECEIVER
FREQUENCY
Range
2 MHz to 1 GHz (useable from 750 kHz)
Resolution
1 Hz
Accuracy
Same as timebase
INPUT AMPLITUDE
Minimum Input Level, Audio Sensitivity
ANT: -80 dBm (22.4 μV), typical 10 dB SINAD (-110 dBm with preamp)
T/R: -40 dBm (2236 μV), typical, 10 dB SINAD
Usable Input Level Range
ANT:-60 dBm (-80 dBm with RF Amp On) to -10 dBm (RF Error,
Distortion, Modulation, AF Counter and AF Level)
ANT: -90 dBm (-110 dBm with RF Amp On) to -10 dBm (RSSI)
T/R:-20 dBm (RF error, Distortion, Modulation, AF Counter and AF
Level)
T/R: -50 dBm to maximum input level (RSSI)
Maximum Input Level
ANT: +20 dBm/0.1 W for 10 seconds
T/R: +43 dBm/20 W (FM) and +37 dBm (AM)
+47 dBm/50 W (FM) and +41 dBm (AM) with 50 W attenuator
+51.76 dBm/150 W (FM) and 45.76 dBm (AM) with 150 W
attenuator
RF FREQUENCY ERROR METER
Range
±200 kHz
Resolution
1 Hz
Accuracy
Timebase ±2 Hz
RSSI INDICATOR (RF POWER WITHIN RECEIVER IF
BANDWIDTH)
Display Range
dBm: -120 dBm to +43 dBm (+53 dBm with Ext Attn dB set to 20 dB)
Watts: 10 pW to 20 W (200 W with Ext Attn dB set to 20 dB)
Usable Meter Reading RF Level Range
T/R port: -50 dBm to +43 dBm
ANT port (without RF amp on): -90 dBm to -10 dBm
ANT port (with RF amp on): -110 dBm to -10 dBm
Resolution
0.01 dBm
Accuracy
±3 dB; 1.5dB Typical (>-50 dBm into T/R, >-90 dBm into ANT or
>-110 dBm into ANT with RF Amp On)
RF POWER METER (BROADBAND RF POWER INTO T/R
PORT)
Display Range
0 to 43 dBm (0 to 20 W)
Minimum Input Level
0.10 W/+20 dBm
Maximum Input Level
20 W/43 dBm for 10 minutes at +25° C or until thermal alarm sounds
Resolution
0.01 W/0.1 dBm
AM/FM DEMODULATION
IF Bandwidth
Accuracy
±1 dB; 0.5 dB Typical
FM: 5 kHz, 6.25 kHz, 8.33 kHz, 10 kHz, 12.5 kHz, 25 kHz, 30 kHz,
100 kHz, 300 kHz
FM DEVIATION METER
AM: 5 kHz, 6.25 kHz, 8.33 kHz, 10 kHz, 12.5 kHz, 25 kHz, 30 kHz
Range
Audio Filters Bandwidth
0.3-20 k BP, 0.3-5 kBP, 0.3-3 kBP, 0.3 kHP, CCITT BP, C-Wt BP, 15
K LP, 5 K, LP, 3 K LP, 0.3 K LP
Audio Output Level Sensitivity
FM: (3 Vrms/kHz Dev)/IF BW (kHz) ±15%
AM: 7 mVrms/% AM ±15%
SPEAKER OUTPUT
75 dBa min. at 0.5 m, 600 - 1800 Hz, max volume
VOLUME CONTROL
500 Hz to ±100 kHz
Modes
Peak+, Peak-, (Peak+ - Peak-)/2
Resolution
0.1 Hz
Accuracy
±10%, 6% Typical; of reading 500 Hz to 100 kHz Deviation
±5%, 4% Typical 1 kHz to 10 kHz Deviation, 150 Hz and 1 kHz rate
Range
0 to 100
LO EMISSIONS
>-50 dBc
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AM PERCENT METER
DTF MEASUREMENT
Range
Measurement Range
5% to 100%
3 ft to 328 ft
1 m to 100 m
Modes
Peak+, Peak-, (Peak+ - Peak-)/2
Return Loss Range
0.0 to -50.0 dB
Resolution
1%
Cable types
USER, RG-8x, RG-8, RG-8foam, RG-8A, RG-55, RG-55A, RG-55B,
Accuracy
±5% of reading, 1 kHz rate, 30% to 90% modulation, 3 kHz LPF;
2% Typical
ANT-CABLE TEST
Frequency Range
2.0 MHz to 1000.0 MHz
RG-58, RG-58foam, RG-58A, RG-58B, RG-58C, RG-174, RG-213,
RG-214, RG-223, RG-400
Velocity
0.00 to 1.00, automatically selected by cable type
Loss
0.00 to 100.00 dB per 100 ft, automatically selected by cable type
Span Range
10.0 MHz to 998 MHz
Est. Length
40, 80, 200 or 400 ft
Start Range
2.0 MHz to 990.0 MHz
Stop Range
12.2, 24.4, 61 or 121.9 m
AUDIO METERS
12.0 MHz to 1000.0 MHz
Frequency Resolution
0.1 MHz
AUDIO INPUT (AUDIO IN)
Source
BNC Input on front panel
Markers
Frequency Range
2
300 Hz to 10 kHz
Immunity to Interfering Signal
Typically -30 dBm
SWR MEASUREMENT
VSWR Range
1.00 to 20.00
Resolution
Level Range
0.2 Vp-p to 5 Vp-p
SINAD METER (WITH 1 kHz AUDIO)
Measurement Sources
Audio in, demod
Audio Frequency
0.01
1 kHz
VSWR Accuracy
±20% of SWR readings (calibrated) <300 MHz: Typical
±30% of SWR readings (calibrated) ≥300 MHz: Typical
RETURN LOSS (RL) MEASUREMENT
Display Range
0 to 40 dB
Resolution
0.1 dB
Accuracy
Range
0.0 to -50.0 dB
Resolution
±1.5 dB from 8 to 40 dB; ±1.0 dB Typical
DISTORTION METER
0.01 dB
Measurement Sources
CABLE LOSS MEASUREMENT
Audio in, demod
Audio Frequency
Range
0.0 to -50.0 dB
1 kHz
Reading Range
Resolution
0% to 100%
0.01 dB
Resolution
0.1%
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Accuracy
±10% from 1% to 20%: ±1 count
AUDIO FREQUENCY COUNTER
Input Demodulation Range
FM: 15 Hz to 20 kHz (IF BW set appropriately for received modulation
BW)
AM: 100 Hz to 10 kHz (IF BW set appropriately for received modulation BW)
Audio Input Level: 10 mVp-p to 5Vp-p
Audio Input Range
15 Hz to 20 kHz
Ext Audio Input
10 mVp-p to 5 Vp-p
Resolution
0.1 Hz
Accuracy
± 1 Hz
AUDIO FREQUENCY LEVEL METER
Measurement Sources
Audio in, DVM
Frequency Range
200 Hz to <5 kHz
Input Level
Audio in 10 mV rms to 3 V rms (x1)
1 V rms to 30 V rms (÷10)
DVM 10 mV rms to 3 V rms (x1)
1 V rms to 30 V rms (÷20)
Display Unit Resolution
SPECTRUM ANALYZER (optional)
FREQUENCY
Range
2 MHz to 1 GHz (Usable from 250 kHz)
Resolution
1 Hz
Accuracy
Same as timebase
Span
10 kHz to 5 MHz in 1, 2, 5 sequence
EFFECTIVE RBW
Range
19 Hz to 25 kHz (Effective RBW calculated based on FFT window type
and Span)
POWER BANDWIDTH
Offset Range
0 to ±2.495 MHz
Bandwidth Range
1 kHz to 5 MHz in a 1, 2, 5 sequence (maximum bandwidth is the
selected span)
Power Bandwidth Display Range
-137 dBm to +43 dBm
Power Bandwidth Display Resolution
0.001 dBm
Power Bandwidth Accuracy
±3 dB (>-50 dBm into T/R, > -90 dBm into ANT or > -110 dBm into
ANT with RF Amp On)
Displayed Average Noise Level (DANL)
-120 dBm (Typical, 10 kHz span) -140 dBm with pre-amp enabled
Volts 0.001 V
OSCILLOSCOPE (OPTIONAL)
mV 0.001 mV
Source
dBuV 0.001 dBuV
dBm 0.001 dBm
Watts 0.001 W
Accuracy
±5%; ±2% Typical; Audio In
DVM, Audio In, Demod
Traces
One
Markers
Two
Maximum Input Level
+30 Vrms
Trigger
Type
Auto, Norm
Edge
Rising, Falling
Trigger Level Range
-30 to +30 Vrms
Horizontal Range
0.5 ms/div to 0.1 sec/div
Accuracy
3% of full scale
10
Vertical Range
Warm-up time
3 min.
FM demod
0.1 kHz to 50 kHz/div in a 1, 2, 5 sequence
ENVIROnMENTAL/PHYSICAL
AM demod
Overall Dimensions
5, 10, 20, 50%/div
231 mm x 285 mm x 70 mm (W x L x D)
DVM and Audio in
9.1 in. x 11.2 in. x 2.8 in.
10 mV to 10 V/div in a 1, 2, 5 sequence
Weight
Accuracy
8.3 lbs. (3.75 kg); 12 lbs. (5.4 kg) with accessories
10% of full scale
Temperature
Coupling
Storage: -51°C to +71°C storage
DVM Input: AC, DC and GND
Note: Battery must not be subjected to temperatures below -20° C,
nor above +60° C
Audio in: AC
Input Impedance
Operation:
DVM Input: 1 MΩ
3550 - DC only Operation: 0°C to +50°C (battery removed,
contingent upon applied RF power over
time2).
Audio in:150 Ω, 600 Ω, 1 KΩ, High Z , Div by 10
Bandwidth
3550R - DC only Operation: -20°C to +55°C (battery removed,
contingent upon applied RF power over
time2).
5 kHz
occupied bandwidth (optional)
3550 Battery Operation: 0°C to +40°C (typical based on internal
temperature rise and usage of the instrument2)
FREQUENCY
Range
3550R Battery Operation: -20°C to +40°C (typical based on internal
temperature rise and usage of the
instrument2)
2 MHz to 1 GHz (Usable from 250 kHz)
BANDWIDTH MEASUREMENT RANGE
Note: Battery to be charged at temperatures between 0°C and +45°C
Percentile
Altitude
1.0% - 100%; selectable in 0.1% steps
4600 M - MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2
OBW DISPLAY
Humidity
Span Range
10 kHz, 20 kHz, 50 kHz, 100 kHz, 200 kHz, 500 kHz, 1 MHz, 2 MHz,
and 5 MHz; selectable
OBW Power Resolution
0.01 dB
95% Maximum (Non-condensing) MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2
Shock, Functional
30 G - MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2
Bench Handling
OBW Frequency Resolution
1 Hz (step size = span range/128)
ACCURACY
3550 - MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2
3550R - MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2
Vibration
OBW Power
3550 - (MIL-PRF-28800F Class 3)
± 3 dB (±1.5 dB typical)
OBW Frequency
±1% of span range (Hanning window selected)
3550R - (MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2)
COMPLIANCE
EMC
MODES
Emissions
Live
MIL-PRF 28800F
TIMEBASE
EN61326: 1998 class A
Temperature Stability
EN61000-3-2
±0.15 ppm at -20°C to 70°C
EN61000-3-3
Immunity
Aging
0.5 ppm/First Year
Mil-PRF-28800F
0.3 ppm/After First Year
EN61326: 1998
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SAFETY
Standard
UL 61010-1; CSA
ENVIRONMENTAL
Acoustic Noise
Battery Operation Time
100% Backlight: 3 1/2 hours typical
40% Backlight: 4 hours typical
Minimum backlight: 4 1/2 hours typical
Battery Charge Time
3550 - MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2
4 hours
3550R - MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2
Note: Battery to be charged at temperatures between +0°C and
+45°C only
Explosive Atmosphere
3550 - MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2
3550R - MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2
Dust Resistance
3550 - MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2
3550R - MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2
Drip Proof
3550R - MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2
Blowing Rain
3550R - MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2
Solar Radiation
3550R - MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2
AC INPUT POWER (AC TO DC CONVERTER/CHARGER
UNIT)
AC Input Voltage Range
100 to 240 VAC, 1.5 A max., 47 Hz - 63 Hz
Operating Temperature
0°C to +40°C
Storage Temperature
-20°C to + 85°C
EMI
EN55022 class B, EN61000-3-2 Class D
Safety
UL 1950, CSA 22.2 No. 234 and No.950, IEC 950/EN 60950
DC INPUT POWER
DC Input Voltage Range (DC INPUT CONNECTOR)
11 VDC to 32 VDC
DC Power Input, Max. (DC INPUT CONNECTOR)
55 W
DC Power Input, Nominal (DC INPUT CONNECTOR)
25 W
DC Fuse Requirement (DC INPUT CONNECTOR)
5A, 32VDC, Type F
BATTERY
Battery Type
Lithium Ion (Li Ion) battery pack
Note: Battery must not be subjected to temperatures below -20°C, nor
above +60°C
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VERSIONS AND ACCESSORIES
92468
3550OPT13 AAR Channel Plan
Versions
92803
3550OPT14 Precision Thru-line Power Meter (Use with Bird Wideband Power Sensor; 5017B)
112401
3550OPT15 Occupied Bandwidth
89261
35XXOPT33 NXDN Test
3550 STANDARD ACCESSORIES
89262
35XXOPT34 DMR Test
External DC Power Supply
91820
German
Getting Started Manual (Paper)
91821
Japanese
Operation/ICW Manual (CD)
91822
Korean
REGIONAL KITS FOR 3550 (WITH HARD PELICAN CASE)
91823
Malay/Indonesian
90603
US
91824
Polish
90890
China
91825
Portuguese
90889
International
91826
Russian
91827
Simplified Chinese
91828
Traditional Chinese
91829
Spanish
91830
Arabic
91832
CALFB3550 Calibration Certificate - 3550
92240
French
90462
3550 Touch-Screen Radio Test System
90849
3550R Touch-Screen Radio Test System Ruggedized
REGIONAL KITS FOR 3550 (WITH SOFT-SIDED CASE)
92777
US
92775
China
92776
International
REGIONAL KIT ACCESSORIES
Hard, Pelican Transit Case or Soft-Sided Carrying Case
Power Cable (AC)
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
Handset
Short-Open-Load VSWR Calibrator
Cable (TNC) (M-M) (48 in)
2 X Cable (BNC) (M-M) (48 in)
5 X Adapter (BNC-F to TNC-M)
2 X Fuse, Spare (5 A, 32 VDC, Type F)
Accessory Case
Power Cable (DC supply - cigarette lighter)
Getting Started Manual (Paper)
Operation/ICW Manual (CD)
Antenna (BNC) (50 MHz)
Antenna (BNC) (150 MHz)
Antenna (BNC) (450 MHz)
Antenna (BNC) (800 MHz)
Aeroflex Combo Stand and Cover
OPTIONS
91819
3550OPT01 Spectrum Analyzer
91818
3550OPT02 Oscilloscope
83346
35XXOPT07 P25 Test
83347
35XXOPT08 Tracking Generator
89509
35XXOPT09 dPMR Test
89510
35XXOPT10 ARIB T98 Test
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63927
AC25081 Site Survey Software
89908
Mounting Bracket for AC27003 150W Attenuator
91600
Yellow Hard Transit Case
91679
Aeroflex Combo Stand and Cover
91706
Black Hard Transit Case
10192
AC27004 Case, Soft-Sided Carrying
92723
Accessory Kit, Precision DTF/VSWR. This kit contains: 12 inch coax cable (TNC-M to N-M)
7.5 inch coax cable (TNC-M to N-M)
Return Loss Bridge, 5-3000 MHz
Termination, 50 Ohm, Precision
Power Divider, DC - 3.0 GHz
Conn, Adapter, (TNC-M to N-M)
Accessory Case
92793
5017B Wideband Power Sensor (Use with
3550OPT0014)
82559
AC27002 Attenuator (20 dB/50 W), Adapter (N-F to BNC-F), Adapter (N-M to TNC-M)
82560
AC27003 Attenuator (20 dB/150 W), Adapter (N-F to BNC-F), Adapter (N-M to BNC-F)
67076
AC27005 Battery, Spare
905203550 Series Op/ICW Manual (CD Only) (One
Supplied Standard)
90523
3550 Series Maintenance Manual (CD Only)
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905213550 Series Getting Started Manual (Paper Only)
(One Supplied Standard)
67474
AC0826 Tripod
82553
AC24006 Tripod, Dolly, Stand
Extended Standard Warranties for 3550
84341
W3500/203 Extended Standard Warranty 36 Months
84343
W3500/205 Extended Standard Warranty 60 Months
Extended Standard Warranties with Calibration for 3550
84342
W3500/203C Extended Standard Warranty 36 Months with Scheduled Calibration
84344
W3500/205C Extended Standard Warranty 60 Months with Scheduled Calibration
1
– “Specifications” describe product performance over the specified operating
temperature range and frequency range are covered by the product warranty.
“Typical” numbers are specified at ambient room temperature (23◦C) and
describes a characteristic that 95% of product exhibit (±2 standard deviations)
with a 95% confidence level at room temperature (23°C). Typical characteristics
are not covered by product warranty.
2
–U
se reason when working with RF test instruments. All thermal ratings are
dependent upon applied RF power. The 3550 will alarm once the internal
temperature of the 3550 exceeds predetermined limits. Applying power
continuously in high ambient temperature conditions will result in a heat
build-up within any instrument. The 3550 is rated for 20 W (43 dBm) for 10
minutes at +25° C or until thermal alarm sounds. Exceeding these conditions
will result in thermal shutdown.
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