Spectrum Analyzer PCIe Card

Decimator Card

The Decimator D3 Card is the flagship of the Decimator digital spectrum analyzer product line. Providing market-leading performance at a low price, the Decimator Card gives you accurate and lightning fast measurements in a very small form factor.

Install it in your own enclosure mounted on standoffs or in an available computer PCIe slot. Decimator is ideally suited to measurement of communications and broadcast carriers. Operated like a traditional spectrum analyzer, the Decimator’s browser-based user interface is intuitive, familiar, and useable right away with no training. Using the Remote Management Protocol, Decimator can be integrated into your network, RF system/unit, Satcom terminal or RF monitoring/measurement system.

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Features and Benefits

Small. 6.9 x 4.2 inches

Accurate. Calibrated amplitude accuracy of 1 dB over the full operational temperature range, 0.5 dB at room temperature.

Fast. Decimator can measure between 2 and 10 typical communications or broadcast carriers per second, depending on user settings.

Wide Dynamic Range. Accepts signals from 5MHz to 3GHz and power levels from -110 to +5 dBm, with a noise floor of -115 dBm at an RBW of 1 kHz.

Network Centric. Connect the Decimator Card to your facility LAN or WAN to provide desktop access to all technical staff worldwide.

Card Application

Decimator Card Uses
Uses of Decimator Card Mounting Power Supply Browser-based User Interface Remote Mgmt Protocol (API)
Integrated into your solution Typically mounted on stand-offs inside an enclosure Typically powered from +12 and +5 Vdc using on-board 3-pin Molex connector X X
Independent Use Installed in computer PCIe slot* Draws power from computer’s PCIe bus* X X

*Note: The Decimator card only uses the PCIe bus for mechanical mounting and power. There is no data communications over the PCI bus and no driver is required. All data communication with the Decimator card occurs via its built-in Ethernet port.

Custom Versions Available

Private labeling/branding, plus other frequency ranges, form factors and packaging options available upon request. Contact us to discuss your application.