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.
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
Based on the sub-1GHz CC430 MCU
CC430/MSP-SA430-SUB1GHZ Supported Frequency Ranges:
300 – 348 MHz
389 – 464 MHz
779 – 928 MHz
Minimal Frequency Step: 397 Hz typ.
Maximum input level: -40 dBm typ (range extendable with attenuators)
Minimum detectable level: -100 dBm typ.
Level Resolution: 0.5 dB
Open source QT-based Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Flexible GUI allows developers to set desired frequency range and amplitude to measure
Configurable to show continuous sweep readings or single snapshots
Up to 4 traces can be visualized on the GUI, which can be configured to show maximum, average or actual readings.
Markers are available for easy measurement readings. These markers can be controlled manually using a jog wheel, or dynamic based on auto peak detection
The GUI view can be configured to show grids, customizable labels, inverted colors and other options
Screenshot capability is available to record readings as .pdf or .png file types.
Traces can be exported as comma separated file
Configuration settings for the GUI can be saved and loaded for future measurements
MSP-SA430-SUB1GHZ Spectrum Analyzer
CD with a Microsoft Windows Graphical User Interface (GUI) and Documentation