R5500 - Real-Time  Spectrum  Analyzer
RF Spectrum Analyzer solutions for advanced test and measurement applications Powerful, Versatile and Cost Effective
  • Frequency ranges of 9 kHz to 8 GHz / 18 GHz / 27 GHz
  • Real-Time Bandwidth (RTBW) up to 100 MHz
  • Sweep rate of 28 GHz/s

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Software-Defined Spectrum Analysis

The ThinkRF R5500 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer is built on an innovative and highly optimizable software-defined radio (SDR) technologies. This gives users greater versatility, better performance, and additional capabilities to see the full picture in applications such as signals intelligence/electronic intelligence (SIGINT/ELINT), technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM), and regulatory monitoring. Coupled with real-time digitization and digital signal processing, the R5500 analyzer enables in-depth analysis of complex and wideband waveforms in challenging monitoring environments.

compared to other signal analyzers, ThinkRF provides a 10x advantage

Networked and remote deployable

Monitor in more locations with networking capabilities purpose built for remote and in-place spectrum monitoring. A standard GigE interface and streaming rates of 360 Mbit/s, combined with a compact form factor for increased portability, make the ThinkRF R5500 analyzer ideal for dispersed and continuous monitoring applications in any location.

Conduct deeper analysis

Spend more time analyzing and less time measuring with the ThinkRF R5500 analyzer. Featuring a sweep rate of 28 GHz/s at 10 kHz RBW and 40 MHz IBW and advanced triggering capabilities, users can capture short duration or faint signals of interest with a higher probability. Conduct deeper analysis with patented software-defined spectrum analysis technology which enables wide bandwidths, deep dynamic range, and 9 kHz – 27 GHz frequency range.


PC-driven for increased functionality

Leverage advances in computing and networking by connecting to any standard PC that provides the necessary computing power for digital signal processing, signal analysis, and other capabilities. Don’t be stuck with built in hardware capabilities that quickly become obsolete. The R5500 can be easily updated and configured to meet constantly evolving requirements without replacing the hardware itself.

Rich support for APIs and applications

R5500 RF spectrum analyzerStandard protocols and a rich suite of APIs and development languages enable a variety of industry tools to make the R5500 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer a highly versatile solution. Seamlessly integrate with applications such as MATLAB®, LabVIEW®, and PyRF, build you own custom applications with development languages such as C++ and Python®, or use the included ThinkRF S240 Real-Time Spectrum Analysis software application. Overcome the limitations of traditional hardware and gain the flexibility and versatility you require.

Benefits of the R5500 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer

  • Monitor in more locations with greater versatility provided by a compact form factor and the ability to network for in-place or remote monitoring applications
  • Detect complex waveforms with better performance and up to 27 GHz frequency range and 100 MHz instantaneous bandwidth for today’s monitoring applications
  • Analyze new technology, like 5G, with additional capabilities through easily upgradable, software based technologies

Ordering Information
Base UnitsPart NumberDescription
8 GHz RTSAR5500-4089 kHz to 8 GHz, RTBW up to 100 MHz
18 GHz RTSAR5500-4189 kHz to 18 GHz, RTBW up to 100 MHz
27 GHz RTSAR5500-4279 kHz to 27 GHz, RTBW up to 100 MHz
  • Real-Time Bandwidth (RTBW) up to 100 MHz
  • Spurious Free Dynamic Range (SFDR) up to 100 dBc
  • Small form-factor, GigE networked and remote deployable
  • ThinkRF’s10x Better Solution
  • Deep Dynamic Range
  • Real-Time Acquisition Memory and Trigger Capability
  • Wide Instantaneous Bandwidth
  • Python™and PyRF development framework
Frequency Ranges8 GHz or 18 GHz or 27 GHz
Probability of Intercept (POI)≥ 25.552 μs signal duration (For 100% POI)
Real-time bandwidth (RTBW)0.1 / 10 / 40/100 MHz
Spurious freedynamic range (SFDR)60 dBc(typical) @ 100 MHz RTBW, 70 dBc(typical) @10 / 40 MHz RTBW, 100 dBc(typical) @ 0.1 MHz RTBW
Operating Temperature0°C to +50°C

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