MATLAB® is a software environment and programming language with over 1,000,000 users and supports Tektronix® spectrum analyzers through its Instrument Control Toolbox.
MATLAB is used with Tektronix spectrum analyzers for important tasks including filtering acquired signals, analyzing and visualizing inphase-quadrature (IQ) data, automating measurements, and generating reports. This example works with Instrument Control Toolbox v2.7 and higher. This MATLAB function acquires IQ data from a Tektronix RSA6000 series spectrum analyzer and returns the data to the caller. This function has been tested with an Tektronix RSA6106A spectrum analyzer but will probably work with most, if not all, of the Tektronix RSA6000 series spectrum analyzers. Though this function uses a TCP/IP sockets connection, it can be easily modified to use other standard interfaces including VISA, GPIB, etc.
This example requires TekVISA. remote VXI-11 and sockets servers to be running on the instrument. TekVISA can be downloaded from: http://www.tektronix.com
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Roger Yeh (2021). Acquiring IQ Data - Tektronix 6000 Series Spectrum Analyzer (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/28448-acquiring-iq-data-tektronix-6000-series-spectrum-analyzer), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
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