Having just purchased a tinySA, I went through the upgrade, and tools location process one does with every new piece of hardware. I thought it might be a good idea to document the steps I used to process this item into my lab, so I thoughts I’d make a few notes on setting up the tinySA for the next person… This is not a review, it is a few notes I might need later on to reinstall it from scratch, and I thought I might share them with you!
I have always wanted a spectrum analyzer, I have looked at the multi thousand dollar ones for decades. Not having several thousand bucks in throw away, I bought a used ATTA spectrum analyzed for $65.00 several years ago. It does the job, not as well as a good HP, but it does OK for my needs.
I still want the expensive HP type of Spectrum Analyzer, but alas, I doubt I will have $45,000 bucks to throw at it. When I saw the “tinySA”, (tiny spectrum analyzer), come to market a few months ago, and saw that R&L was selling them for $54.98, I just had to have one… Not that the tinySA will replace a $45,000 spectrum analyzer but it does the job I need, and for $50.00 I am happy as I could be with it. Read more