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  * [[TinySA-SPURREMOVAL|SPURREMOVAL]] activates the two spur removal mechanisms.   * '''SHIFT FREQ''' is used in combination with up/down converters and allows entering the actual START or CENTER frequency before the up/down conversion.
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  * '''ATTEN''' sets the amount of [[TinySA-ATTENUATION|attenuation]] applied to the low input/output.
  * [[TinySA-CALC|CALC]] selects various calculation options over time such as averaging or max hold.
  * '''ATTENUATE''' sets the amount of [[TinySA-ATTENUATION|attenuation]] applied to the low input/output.
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  * '''EXTERN AMP''' sets the level offset in dB caused by an external amplifier or attenuator.   * '''EXTERN GAIN''' sets the level offset in dB caused by an external amplifier or attenuator.
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 * [[TinySA-DISPLAY|DISPLA]] controls various aspects of how the signals are being displayed.    * '''PRE|MID|POST TRIGGER''' is a three value toggle setting allowing to place the trigger position at the start, middle or end of the scan.
 * [[TinySA-Listen|LISTEN]] puts the tinySA in Listen mode at the frequency of the current active marker.
 * [[TinySA-DISPLAY|DISPLAY]] controls various aspects of how the signals are being displayed.
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  * '''CALC''' Switches to one of the calculation modes or disables calculation
   * usage: calc off | minh | maxh | maxd | aver4 | aver16 | quasip
   * Min Hold, Max Hold, Max Decay, Average 4, Average 16, Quasi Peek
  * '''STORE TRACE''' writes the current measurement to the blue trace. Click again to store again.
  * '''CLEAR STORED''' removes the stored trace
  * '''SUBTRACT STORED''' subtracts the stored trace from the current measurement.
  * '''NORMALIZE''' will store the current scan and subtract this stored scan from future measurements.
  * [[TinySA-CALC|CALC]] selects various calculation options over time such as averaging or max hold.
   * '''OFF''' disables any calculation
   * '''MIN HOLD''' sets the display to hold the minimum value measured.
   * '''MAX HOLD''' sets the display to hold the maximum value measured.
   * '''MAX DECAY''' sets the display to hold the maximum value measured for a certain amount of scans.
   * '''AVER 4''' sets the amount of running averaging to 4.
   * '''AVER 16''' sets the amount of running averaging to 16.
  * [[TinySA-STORAGE|STORAGE]]
   * '''STORE TRACE''' writes the current measurement to the '''green''' trace.
   * '''CLEAR STORED''' removes the stored trace.
   * '''SUBTRACT STORED''' subtracts the stored trace from the current measurement.
   * '''NORMALIZE''' will store the current scan and subtract this stored scan from future measurements.
  * [[TinySA-LIMITS|LIMITS]]
   * [[TinySA-LIMIT|LIMIT]] x where x=1..6. Activates the input menu to set one of the maximum 6 '''limit line segments'''.
    * '''END FREQUENCY''' sets the end frequency for this limit line segment.
    * '''LEVEL''' sets the level of this limit line segment.
    * '''DISABLE''' disables this limit line segments.
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  * '''OFF''' switches of any measurement related setting and behavior and returns the TinySA to regular operation
  * [[TinySA-IMD|HARMONIC]] switches to a marker configuration for measuring the level of harmonics of a signal
  * [[TinySA-OIP3|OIP3]] switches to a marker configuration for measuring the Output IP3 level of a signal
  * [[TinySA-PhaseNoise|PHASE NOISE]] switches to a marker configuration for measuring phase noise of a signal
  * '''OFF''' switches of any measurement related setting and behavior and returns the TinySA to regular operation.
  * [[TinySA-IMD|HARMONIC]] switches to a marker configuration for measuring the level of harmonics of a signal.
  * [[TinySA-OIP3|OIP3]] switches to a marker configuration for measuring the Output IP3 level of a signal.
  * [[TinySA-PhaseNoise|PHASE NOISE]] switches to a marker configuration for measuring phase noise of a signal.
  * '''SNR''' switches to a marker configuration for SNR measurement.
  * '''-3dB width''' switches to a marker configuration for -3dB width measurement.
  * '''AM''' sets various settings to optimize observations of an AM modulated signal.
  * '''FM''' sets various settings to optimize observations of an FM modulated signal.
  * '''THD''' enables the measurement of the THD defined as the percentage of energy in the harmonics versus the energy in the fundamental.
  * '''CHANNEL POWER''' enables ACP and channel power measurement.
  * '''LINEA'''R steps the internal attenuator through all attenuation levels and draws a green line showing the measured maximum level for each attenuation setting.
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  * [[TinySA-SPURREMOVAL|SPUR REMOVAL]] activates the two spur removal mechanisms.
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   * '''REPEATS''' sets the number of repeat measurements at each frequency.    * '''SAMPLE REPEAT''' sets the number of repeat measurements at each frequency.
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     * '''BACK'''
## * '''HOLD TIME''' sets the number of scans after which a maximum measured with [[TinySA-CALC|MAX DECAY]] will start to decay.
## * [[TinySA-NoiseFactor|NOISE LEVEL]] sets the expected noise band in dB.
## * [[TinySA-FREQ|ACTUAL FREQUENCY]] sets the measured frequency of the 10MHz CAL OUTPUT

Menu Tree

  • PRESET loads or saves configurations.

    • LOAD STARTUP reloads the startup presets.

    • LOAD X loads the settings from slot x

    • STORE supports updating the stored presets

      • STORE AS STARTUP sets the current settings as the startup preset.

      • STORE X stores the current settings in slot X.

      • FACTORY DEFAULTS resets the startup preset to the factory defaults.

  • FREQ sets everything related to the frequency range to scan.

    • START sets the scanning to start/stop mode and sets the start frequency

    • STOP sets the scanning to start/stop mode and sets the stop frequency

    • CENTER sets the scanning to center/span mode and sets the center frequency

    • SPAN sets the scanning to center/span mode and sets the frequency span

    • ZERO SPAN sets the scanning to center/span mode, sets the span to 0Hz and sets the center frequency

    • RBW sets the resolution bandwidth. Keep in mind a low RBW may increase scanning time substantially.

    • SHIFT FREQ is used in combination with up/down converters and allows entering the actual START or CENTER frequency before the up/down conversion.

  • LEVEL sets everything related to the level of the signals being measured.

    • REF LEVEL sets the level in selected unit of the top of the display.

    • SCALE/DIV sets the amount of selected unit per division of the display.

    • ATTENUATE sets the amount of attenuation applied to the low input/output.

    • UNIT selects the display unit. dBm, dBmV, dBuV, Volt or Watt

    • EXTERN GAIN sets the level offset in dB caused by an external amplifier or attenuator.

    • TRIGGER selects the trigger mode

      • AUTO is the normal spectrum analyzer scanning mode, triggering is not active.

      • NORMAL will display a new scan as soon as a signal in the scan causes a trigger event.

      • SINGLE will wait for a signal to cause a trigger event and display the scan.

      • LEVEL activates a keypad for entering the trigger level.

      • UP EDGE generates a trigger event when the input level goes from below the set trigger level to above the set trigger level

      • DOWN EDGE generates a trigger event when the input level goes from above the set trigger level to below the set trigger level

      • PRE|MID|POST TRIGGER is a three value toggle setting allowing to place the trigger position at the start, middle or end of the scan.

  • LISTEN puts the tinySA in Listen mode at the frequency of the current active marker.

  • DISPLAY controls various aspects of how the signals are being displayed.

    • PAUSE SWEEP pauses the scanning

    • CALC selects various calculation options over time such as averaging or max hold.

      • OFF disables any calculation

      • MIN HOLD sets the display to hold the minimum value measured.

      • MAX HOLD sets the display to hold the maximum value measured.

      • MAX DECAY sets the display to hold the maximum value measured for a certain amount of scans.

      • AVER 4 sets the amount of running averaging to 4.

      • AVER 16 sets the amount of running averaging to 16.

    • STORAGE

      • STORE TRACE writes the current measurement to the green trace.

      • CLEAR STORED removes the stored trace.

      • SUBTRACT STORED subtracts the stored trace from the current measurement.

      • NORMALIZE will store the current scan and subtract this stored scan from future measurements.

    • LIMITS

      • LIMIT x where x=1..6. Activates the input menu to set one of the maximum 6 limit line segments.

        • END FREQUENCY sets the end frequency for this limit line segment.

        • LEVEL sets the level of this limit line segment.

        • DISABLE disables this limit line segments.

    • WATERFALL displays the power level over time in a waterfall map.

    • SWEEPSETTINGS menu contains various settings on how to sweep the selected frequency or time span.

      • NORMAL sets the default sweeping mode

      • PRECISE sets the precise scanning mode.

      • FAST sets the fast sweeping mode.

      • SWEEP TIME sets the target time for a complete sweep in seconds.

      • SWEEP POINTS allows setting the number of sweep points: 51, 101, 145, 290 default

      • FAST SPEEDUP allows setting the acceleration factor for fast sweeping.

  • MARKER controls the markers on the display.

    • MODIFY MARKER allows selecting a marker and shows a submenu to modify the [:../MARKER:TYPE].

    • MARKEROPS allows setting the frequency display range based on the active marker

    • SEARCH MARKER allows positioning a non-tracking marker on signal maxima or minima.

  • MEASURE helps to quickly set the TinySA for certain measurements.

    • OFF switches of any measurement related setting and behavior and returns the TinySA to regular operation.

    • HARMONIC switches to a marker configuration for measuring the level of harmonics of a signal.

    • OIP3 switches to a marker configuration for measuring the Output IP3 level of a signal.

    • PHASE NOISE switches to a marker configuration for measuring phase noise of a signal.

    • SNR switches to a marker configuration for SNR measurement.

    • -3dB width switches to a marker configuration for -3dB width measurement.

    • AM sets various settings to optimize observations of an AM modulated signal.

    • FM sets various settings to optimize observations of an FM modulated signal.

    • THD enables the measurement of the THD defined as the percentage of energy in the harmonics versus the energy in the fundamental.

    • CHANNEL POWER enables ACP and channel power measurement.

    • LINEAR steps the internal attenuator through all attenuation levels and draws a green line showing the measured maximum level for each attenuation setting.

  • CONFIG activates the configuration menu.

    • TOUCH CAL enables the calibration of the touch panel. The results are stored in NVM.

    • TOUCH TEST is used to verify touch calibration.

    • SELF TEST is used after a cable is used to connect the low and high input/output.

    • LEVEL CAL is used to calibrate the power measurement levels.

    • VERSION shows the SW version information.

    • SPUR REMOVAL activates the two spur removal mechanisms.

    • EXPERT CONFIG activates the expert configuration menu

      • LO OUTPUT enables the output of the first LO though the high connector

      • ACTUAL POWER allows calibration of the dBm reading by entering the know level of the signal under marker 1.

      • IF FREQ allows entering the IF frequency used in low mode.

      • SCAN SPEED allows setting the speed of scanning.

      • SAMPLE REPEAT sets the number of repeat measurements at each frequency.

      • MIXER DRIVE sets the power output to the mixer.

      • MORE

        • AGC enables/disables the build in Automatic Gain Control.

        • LNA enables/disables the build in Low Noise Amplifier.

        • BPF enables measurement of the performance of the internal Band Pass Filter.

        • BELOW IF switches the LO to below the IF when measuring below 190MHz.

        • DECAY

        • ATTACK

        • MORE

          • CORRECT FREQUENCY

          • MINIMUM GRIDLINES

    • DFU switches the TinySA to firmware upgrade mode.

  • MODE activates the mode switching menu.

    • LOW INPUT activates the 0.1-350MHz input mode

    • HIGHINPUT activates the 240MHz-960MHz input mode

    • LOWOUTPUT activates the 0.1-350MHz output mode

    • HIGHOUTPUT activates the 240MHz-960MHz output mode

    • CALC OUTPUT controls the build in calibration reference generator.


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