SSA3000X Series Spectrum Analyzers

  • All-Digital IF Technology
  • Frequency Range from 9 kHz to 2.1/3.2 GHz
  • -161 dBm/Hz Displayed Average Noise Level (Typ.)
  • -98 dBc/Hz @10 kHz Offset Phase Noise (1 GHz, Typ.)
  • Total Amplitude Accuracy < 0.7 dB
  • 1 Hz Minimum Resolution Bandwidth (RBW)
  • Tracking generator (TG) is currently included at no charge

Product Overview

Siglent’s SSA3000X family of spectrum analyzers offer a frequency range of 9 KHz to 2.1/3.2 GHz. With their light weight, small size, and friendly user interface, the SSA3000s present a large, bright easy to read display, powerful and reliable automatic measurements, and plenty of impressive features. Applications include research and development, education, production, maintenance, and pre-compliance testing.

Frequency Range Resolution Bandwidth (RBW) Phase Noise Total Amplitude Accuracy Display Average Noise Level (DANL) Price
SSA3021X 9 kHz to 2.1 GHz 1 Hz to 1 MHz, in 1-3-10 sequence < -98 dBc/Hz @ 1 GHz, 10 kHz offset ± 0.7 dB -161 dBm/Hz, Normalized to 1 Hz (typ.) $1595 Buy Now
SSA3032X 9 kHz to 3.2 GHz 1 Hz to 1 MHz, in 1-3-10 sequence < -98 dBc/Hz @ 1 GHz, 10 kHz offset ± 0.7 dB -161 dBm/Hz, Normalized to 1 Hz (typ.) $2595 Buy Now

Key Features

  • Standard Preamplifier
  • Standard Tracking Generator Kit
  • Reflection/VSWR Measurement Kit (Opt.)
  • Advanced Measurement Kit (Opt.)
  • EMI Pre-compliance Measurements Kit (Opt.)
  • 10.1 lnch WVGA (1024 x 600) Display

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Product Characteristics

Easy to operate, Support four independent traces and cursors View more

Easy to operate, Support four independent traces and cursors

Four selectable color-coded traces can be used for different functions (ie. Max Hold, Min Hold, Clear-Write, Math, Average, etc)

Four movable markers.

1 Hz Minimum Resolution Bandwidth (RBW) View more

1 Hz Minimum Resolution Bandwidth (RBW)

RBW: 1 Hz – 3 MHz in 1-3-10 sequence.
(Minimum RBW depends on Frequency Span)

-151 dBm Displayed Average Noise Level (RBW=10 Hz) View more

-151 dBm Displayed Average Noise Level (RBW=10 Hz)

Phase noise -98 dBc/Hz @ 1 GHz @ 10 kHz offset View more

Phase noise -98 dBc/Hz @ 1 GHz @ 10 kHz offset

Zero span and demodulation capabilities View more

Zero span and demodulation capabilities

AM / FM demodulation with audio output jack.

Advanced measurement kit (AMK-SSA3000X) includes on-screen ACPR measurements View more

Advanced measurement kit (AMK-SSA3000X) includes on-screen ACPR measurements

Channel power, Adjacent channel power ratio, TIme domain power, Occupied BW, Third-order intercept, Spectrum monitor (waterfall)

On-screen VSWR/Return Loss measurements with the reflection measurement option (REFL-SSA3000X) View more

On-screen VSWR/Return Loss measurements with the reflection measurement option (REFL-SSA3000X)

Available with or without directional coupler

EMI filters and Quasi-Peak detector following CISPR 16 (EMI-SSA3000X) View more

EMI filters and Quasi-Peak detector following CISPR 16 (EMI-SSA3000X)

Comes with EMI report software. Speeds measurement time, generates test reports

Standard Accessories

  • USB Cable

    Standard USB cable. Also available separately.

  • Quick Start

    Printed Quick Start Guide (English)

  • Power Cord

    Power cord designed for use with the instrument in the country of operation. Also available separately.  


Optional Accessories

  • SRF5030

    Four magnetic field near-field probes; Frequency range: 30 MHz to 3 GHz, spatial resolution 25 mm. EMI radiation interference and intensity detection. Click here to view the SRF5030 Users Guide

  • N-BNC-2L

    N-to-BNC cable, Length 0.7 m (27.6 inches)

  • N-N-6L

    N-N cable, 6 GHz bandwidth, Length 0.7 m (27.6 inches)

  • N-SMA-6L

    N-SMA cable, 6 GHz bandwidth, Length 0.7 m (27.6 inches)

  • UKitSSA3X

    Utility Kit: N (M) -SMA (M) cable, N (M) -N (M) cable, N (M) -BNC (F) adaptor (2 pcs), N (M) -SMA (F) adaptor (2 pcs) 10 dB attenuator

  • RBSSA3X20

    Reflection/VSWR measurement kit includes: Activation license for Reflection/VSWR kit (Refl-SSA3000X), Return Loss Bridge (1 MHz to 2 GHz), N-type(M) to N-type(M) adaptor (2 pcs) Click here to view the RBSSA3X20 Reflection Bridge Manual

  • EMI-SSA3000X

    Activation license for the EMI measurement kit for SSA3000X spectrum analyzers. Includes Quasi-peak detector, RBW bandwidths of 200/9k/120kHz, and a 6dB filter used for EMI pre-compliance measurements.

  • AMK-SSA3000X

    Activation license for the Advanced measurement kit for the SSA3000X spectrum analyzers. Includes: Channel Power, Adjacent Channel Power, Occupied Bandwidth, Total Power, Third-Order-Intercept, and an onscreen waterfall/spectrum analysis chart.

  • TG-SSA3000X

    Activation license for the Tracking Generator Kit for SSA3000X Spectrum Analyzers.

  • Refl-SSA3000X

    Activation license for the Reflection/VSWR measurement kit for the SSA3000X series of Spectrum Analyzers. Requires an external return loss bridge or SIGLENT RBSSA return loss bridge for full operation.

  • BAG-SCC

    Soft Carry Case for SDS1000CFL, SDS2000, SDS2000X, SDS1000X/X+, SSA3000X.

  • SRF5030T

    Non-contact near-field probes are perfect for identifying sources of interference and other EMI events. The kit includes: Three magnetic near-field probes (20, 10, and 5 mm resolution), one electric field point probe (5 mm resolution), N-to-SMA adapter, and cable in a handy soft carrying case. Operating frequency range: 300 kHz to 3 GHz. Click here … Continued

Support and Resources

Application Notes

Verification of a LAN connection using Telnet

Automating a test can dramatically increase the productivity, throughput, and accuracy of a process. Automating a setup involves connecting a computer to the test instrumentation using a standard communications bus like USB or LAN and then utilizing code entered via a software layer (like LabVIEW, .NET, Python, etc..) to sequence the specific instrument commands and … Continued

Measuring Filter Characteristics Using the SSA3000X Spectrum Analyzer

A filter is a universal, two-port, frequency-selective device used in a wide variety of electronic circuits and applications. A low-pass filter is one which passes signals with a frequency lower than a certain cut-off frequency while attenuating the higher frequencies. Low-pass filters are often used in radio transmitters, audio devices, and communication systems. They can … Continued

Testing Open Socket Communications Using PuTTY

Many instruments include the ability to be controlled via a remote connection to a computer using an Ethernet connection. In many cases, these instruments require a special software library that can help establish and maintain the communications link between the instrument and controlling computer. This can be annoying for a few reasons… the software library … Continued

Build AM NRSC masks for SIGLENT SSA3000Xs using a Python script

Many broadcast applications require monitoring a transmitter and observing the output amplitude vs. frequency. For AM radio applications, a common mask is defined by the National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) and is commonly referred to as the AM NRSC mask. Table 1 shows the general analog AM NRSC-2-B mask values around a center frequency (fc). … Continued

Electromagnetic Compliance: Pre-Compliance Conducted Emissions Testing

Electromagnetic compliance (EMC) testing involves measuring the radio frequency (RF) output of a product and comparing the results to published limits that are set forth by a government agency responsible for creating and enforcing standards, such as the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) in the United States. Any product that has the ability to generate RF … Continued

Electromagnetic Compliance: Pre-Compliance Test Basics

Today’s products are subjected to more standardized test requirements than ever before. These standards (UL, CE, and others) ensure consumer safety and add to the quality and dependability of products. But, these tests also add cost to the manufacturer, which is passed to the consumer. This is especially true with electronics. Any product that has … Continued

Electromagnetic Compliance: Troubleshooting with Near-Field and Current Probes

Electromagnetic interference (EMI) can cause a host of problems, especially when developing a product or attempting to pass mandatory electromagnetic compliance (EMC) tests. Garbled displays, bad data, or complete malfunctions can occur when a design is effected by EMI. To minimize the effects of interference, government agencies like the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in North … Continued

Open Socket LAN connection using Python

Automating a test can dramatically increase the productivity, throughput, and accuracy of a process. Automating a setup involves connecting a computer to the test instrumentation using a standard communications bus like USB or LAN and then utilizing code entered via a software layer (like LabVIEW, .NET, Python, etc..) to sequence the specific instrument commands and … Continued

Spectrum Analyzer Basics: Bandwidth

Spectrum analyzers are useful tools for broadcast monitoring, RF component testing, and EMI troubleshooting. There are a number of common adjustments available with many modern analyers that can optimize performance for a particular application. In this application note, we will introduce resolution bandwidth (RBW) and video bandwidth (VBW) and how they affect measurements. Resolution Bandwidth … Continued

Verification of a working remote communications connection using NI – MAX

Automating a test can dramatically increase the productivity, throughput, and accuracy of a process. Automating a setup involves connecting a computer to the test instrumentation using a standard communications bus like USB or LAN and then utilizing code entered via a software layer (like LabVIEW, .NET, Python, etc..) to sequence the specific instrument commands and … Continued