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Spectrum Analyzers

A spectrum analyzer takes measurement one step further than the oscilloscope by measuring voltages over various frequencies. Its rare to have a signal that is a pure sine wave (at 100 MHz for example) so this instrument will show us the spread of the harmonics on the scale of hertz.

Spectrum Analyzer
Spectrum Analyzer (left) and an old oscilloscope at the Edison Tech Center

Currently this page is under construction so we will recommend these other pages on Spectrum Analyzers:

How to use a spectrum analyzer
Full manual from Agilent