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NEWS MANAGE & MONITOR Aim-TTi has launched two new RF spectrum analyzers offering improved specifications and higher frequency capability. The new series 5 models are available in 3.6GHz and 6.0GHz versions and maintain a true handheld format whilst offering bench-top level features. Signal input is via an N-type connector. The PSA3605 and PSA6005 weigh just 560 grams and are small enough to fit comfortably into the hand. Their lithium-ion battery provides more than 3 hours of operation from each charge. The DANL noise figure is better than -160dBm/Hz and a minimum full scale reference level of -40dBm allows signals down to -120dBm to be observed. RBW and VBW are adjustable from 300Hz to 10MHz in 1:3:10 sequence. Multiple traces can be displayed in contrasting colours, and trace modes include peak hold and multi sweep averaging. Multiple detector modes are selectable. Large internal storage is provided for traces, setups and complete screen images. Connectivity is provided for USB Flash drives and for direct USB connection to a PC. Internal storage extends to nearly 2GB, and the internal filing system supports user specified names and time stamping from a real-time clock. Additional features include automatic measurements of CP, ACPR and OBW, waveform demodulation, complex limit patterns with limits comparator, and triggered logging of up to 25,000 results. The new series 5 analyzers supplement the widely adopted PSA series 2 which is available in 1.3GHz and 2.7GHz versions. A Day in the Country Following the success of the last two years’ events, the GTC returned for A Day in the Country, near Banbury recently. With an emphasis on fun and networking, it was the annual AGM, combined with activities and the GTC Awards Presentation 2015. The day was completely free to members, including food and soft drinks. 26 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 101 MAY 2015