Decimator D4 RF Spectrum and Signal Analyzer
Advanced Spectrum Monitoring & Signal Analysis
The Decimator D4 spectrum and signal analyzer is designed for users with advanced spectrum monitoring and signal analysis requirements. Decimator D4 remotely monitors RF communications and detects signal issues.
Decimator D4 is a wideband spectrum analyzer with carrier monitoring that can be used for L-band, C-band, Ka-band, Ku-band, and Q/V-band frequency satellite signals, and is available in multiport, PCIe card and portable form factors.
monitoring RF feeds and carriers in satellite, wired and terrestrial wireless
Decimator D4 - Video Overview
Decimator D4 includes a wide frequency range, DVB-S/S2/S2X signal digital demodulation with a constellation display, signal analysis, advanced carrier monitoring and more. Watch the video to see these features in action.
Decimator D4 Highlights
- Secure web browser user interface can be run on all devices
- Analysis frequency range 5 MHz to 6.5 GHz
- Carrier monitoring, cross-pol isolation measurement
- DVB-S/S2/S2X demodulation and signal analysis
- Constellation display and waterfall display
- Programmable email & SNMP alarms can be set up to notify multiple people immediately if a signal is out of pre-set thresholds
- Up to 10 concurrent remote users can connect to the Decimator D4 and perform ad-hoc measurements
Built-In Spectrum Monitoring
D4 is ideal for unattended monitoring of carriers in case of signal problems, satellite transponder compression or ground station equipment failure.
You can monitor up to 100 carriers within defined limits for power in a carrier and presence of a carrier. Any anomalies notify interested parties via email or SNMP when a signal is out of limits.
For enhanced spectrum monitoring, view the Spectator add-on option.
Cross-Pol Isolation Measurements
D4 measures and displays the cross-pol isolation of remote satcom and VSAT terminals.
Both co-pol and cross-pol signals are displayed at once, making it easy to see the measured isolation. The measured results can be exported and stored to provide a record of cross-pol performance during regular operation or carrier line-up.
This feature is only available for the multiport Decimator.
Spectator Add-On - Advanced Spectrum Monitoring
The Spectator software add-on license offers advanced spectrum monitoring capabilities for Decimator D4.
Spectator allows you to view up to 100 carriers at a glance in a single window, play back individual carrier traces, view trend plots and more.
API - Remote Management Protocol
Decimator includes an application program interface (API) for remote management, configuration, monitoring and automated measurements.
This API allows easy integration of Decimator into customer-furnished systems or products, such as satcom terminals, antenna control units, VSAT hubs and other similar systems.
The Decimator software includes an SNMP status interface for unit health monitoring.
Detector Add-On - Advanced Signal Monitoring
The Detector software add-on license allows users to display multiple signal constellation displays on a single screen.
Detector helps you monitor constellation diagrams from up to 100 carriers at a time for analyzing demodulated signal characteristics. The display also includes a historical view and trend plots.
Built into Decimator D4, Waterfall Display shows a heat map over time of the trace power values. All the current settings from the Spectrum view are loaded into the Waterfall view, such as center frequency, span and RBW for easy configuration.
This display makes it easy to see signal variation over time with a wide frequency range. Intermittent interference signals are easily spotted on the waterfall display.
Illuminator Add-On - Advanced Spectrum Monitoring and Signal Analyses for Multiple Decimators
The Illuminator software add-on is ideal for users with multiple Decimators. It’s a multi-site carrier monitoring solution with centralized monitoring and control of your entire set of carriers.
Illuminator provides the same dashboard visual features of Spectator and Detector to view your current results from multiple remote sites, and it allows you to navigate your long-term results for a particular carrier at any remote site.
Web-Based User Interface
Decimator includes a built-in user interface that’s accessible using a standard web connection. All common spectrum analyzer settings and functions are available, including:
Save and recall configurations for quick repeat measurements
Export measurement results into reports for sharing or into spreadsheets or other applications for detailed analysis
Multiple markers make power level measurements easy to perform
Custom Versions Available
Contact our Decimator experts to discuss your application and any custom design requirements. We can provide:
Custom designs supporting other frequency bands
Custom designs supporting other form factors
Private labelling/branding and packaging options