Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sub-1 GHz RF Spectrum Analyzer Tool

The MSP-SA430-SUB1GHZ Spectrum Analyzer is CC430-based reference design that can be used to implement an easy and affordable tool to jumpstart RF development in the sub GHz frequency range. More and more electronic devices include a built-in RF link. RF transceivers are inexpensive - but the equipment to design and debug such systems is not. The CC430-based spectrum analyzer provides an affordable development tool that reduces the time needed on expensive measurement equipment. The system is recognized as a USB device and is operated from a powerful yet simple graphical user interface that is available for free to download.

The CC430 microcontroller that the SA430 is based on is a highly integrated system-on-chip featuring an on-board sub-GHz radio chip based on the CC1101.

System Requirements
  •     Screen: Minimum 800x600, better 1024 x 768
  •     Supported OS: Windows® XP 32 bit, Windows® Vista 32/64 bit, Windows® 7 32/64 bit
  •     Memory: 200 MB free HDD
  •     Connection: One USB 2.0 port

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