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The R&S®FPC1500 Spectrum Analyzer - Starting Under $3,000

RF & Bench Essentials Reference Guide

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A quick-reference guide to the essentials of RF & Bench test and measurement equipment

Much has been written, published and presented about the basics of RF and Wireless fundamentals. Basics are often told from the perspective of reviewing academic concepts focusing on design optimization. This reference guide attempts to bring you back to some of the essential elements of both digital and RF testing and measurement.

In addition to explaining some of the common specifications you will see from test equipment manufacturers, this reference guide can also be a gateway to dig into some of the details contained in a more in depth fundamentals or primers guide on specific measurement instruments. These can always be located at our website or through one of our distribution partners.

R&S®FPC1500 Spectrum Analyzer

The Value of Three

The only entry level spectrum analyzer with the value of 3 instruments – a spectrum analyzer, vector network analyzer and a signal generator all-in-one instrument.

30 Day Risk-Free Trial

Discover how our spectrum analyzer can work for you. Rohde & Schwarz is so confident that you will love your new spectrum analyzer, that we are offering a money back guarantee. Get a full refund on your spectrum analyzer purchase in the first 30 days from its delivery date, no questions asked.*

*30-day risk free trial is valid in the U.S. and Canada. Promotion valid on the first five units purchased. Rohde & Schwarz reserves the right to cancel promotion at anytime. All accessories purchased are returnable as long as they are included on the same original invoice and are in original packaging. Returns are accepted directly to Rohde & Schwarz or through authorized distribution partners.
R&S®FPC1500 Spectrum Analyzer


  • RF performance engineered in Germany
  • 10.1" WXGA (1366 x 768 pixel) display - largest and highest resolution in its class
  • Frequency range from 5 kHz to 1 GHz, keycode upgradable to 2 GHz/3 GHz
  • Resolution bandwidth settings down to 1 Hz
  • Tracking generator and independent CW signal generator
  • Built-in VSWR bridge
  • One-port vector network analyzer with Smith chart display
  • Wi-Fi enabled, supported by included remote control software
  • 3 year standard warranty

Further Information

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What Your Peers Say About the R&S®FPC1500

Newark element14 RoadTest

"The performance and feature mix is excellent because it provides all engineers with a large suite of capabilities. The FPC1500 is relevant for working with any modern circuitry including diverse topics like power supplies, wireless charging, electronic circuit tracing and troubleshooting, component characterization, wiring and network installations, and myriad other things you can think of – it’s all RF!"

-Shabaz, Engineer, FPC1500 element14 RoadTest

Teardown & Review

"The FPC1500 has tons of functions and capabilities built into it. It can measure vector measurements on one port. It has a fully independent built-in synthesizer from 5 kHz all the way to 3GHz. Excellent performance."

-Shahriar Shahramian, Ph.D., The Signal Path Blogger

Without question, the spectrum analyzer function of the FPC1500 is fantastic.

"Plenty of features and functionality for its price class. The FPC1500 excels at both the low and high end. It is not often you get the advantages of both better and faster in the same instrument."

- James Lewis, Engineer, BaldEngineer