I would like to visualize the RF signal of a 6 Channel Spektrum DX6i transmitter that operates in the 2.4 GHz band, in order to visualize changes in the signal when I move the control sticks.
Unfortunately, according to my teacher, the equipment that we have in our University labs don't have the required performance to analyze 2.4 GHz signals, and all the inputs that I got from him were discouraging, because the oscilloscopes that can operate in such bands are very expensive.
This is an incomplete list with some equipment that is available in our labs:
- 100MHz - 1Ga/s GwINSTEC GDS-2102
- 100MHz - 1Ga/s Agilent DSO3102A
- 40MHz HAMEG HM-404 / HM-407
- 100kHz - 3GHz Agilent N1996A
- 9kHZ - 4GHz Anritsu MS2034A
- 9kHz - 2.6GHz ADVANTEST R3361A
- 10kHz - 3.5GHz ADVANTEST R4131B
- S-Parameter 30kHz - 6GHz Agilent 8753ES
The reason for posting this list is to give readers some reference. I am curious about Spectrum Analyzers and Network Analyzers because they can operate at 2.4 GHz so I have included them just in case they could be useful.
I'm not giving in yet and I am exploring other alternatives such as software-defined oscilloscopes.
But before going any further I would like to ask:
Is it possible to visualize a 2.4 GHz digital signal without an oscilloscope?
I read this question and found it useful.