Signal Hound BB60D

Signal Hound BB60D 9 kHz - 6 GHz

A 6 GHz real-time, high-speed spectrum analyzer, the BB60D streams 140 MB/sec of digitized RF to your PC over USB 3.0, providing an instantaneous bandwidth of 27 MHz, and sweeping at speeds of 24 GHz/sec. Add a high-speed hard drive to your PC or laptop (250 MB/s sustained write speed), and the BB60D doubles as an RF recorder, streaming up to 80 million IF samples per second, or 40 million I/Q samples to disk.

Spectrum analysis can be performed with the BB60D utilizing our proprietary application programming interface (API) which can execute up to 1.2 million FFT spectrums or 320 million FFT points every second, delivering real-time spectrum data to our GUI application, Spike, or to your own software application.

This latest addition to the BB60 series at Signal Hound gives customers more of what they have asked for; increased power and performance. Signal analysis with the BB60D in a congested environment makes easy work of identifying targeted weak signals in the presence of strong nearby signals. With a -30 dBm reference level, you can see all the way down to DANL (Displayed Average Noise Level ). The increased selectivity and improved dynamic range make the BB60D an outstanding tool for spectrum analysis and RF recording.

  • go2signals support
  • 9 kHz to 6.0 GHz
  • Streaming bandwidths from 4 kHz up to 27 MHz
  • Preselector filters from 130 MHz to 6 GHz
  • Includes powerful SpikeTM spectrum analyzer software
  • Sweeps 24 GHz / sec (@ RBW ≥30 kHz)
  • USB 3.0 serial bus

Technical data

Frequency range 9 kHz to 6.0 GHz
Tuning resolution < 1 Hz ??
Coherent streaming bandwidth 4 kHz to 27 MHz
Sweep Speed (RBW ≥30 kHz): 24 GHz/se
Preselection from 130 MHz to 6 GHz
Gain control ??
Maximum input level + 20 dBm (16V)
Noise figure 9 kHz to 500 kHz : –140dBm/Hz
500 kHz to 30 MHz: –154dBm/Hz
30 MHz to 6 GHz: –158dBm/Hz + 1.0dB/GHz
Residual responses ( Ref level ≤ -30dBm,
0dB attenuation
500 kHz to 6 GHz –120dBm
Phase noise @ 1 GHz Frequency Offset dBc/Hz
100 Hz –80
1 kHz –90
10 kHz –93
100 kHz –97
1 MHz –117
Spurious & image rejection –50dBc
any ref level from -30dBm to +10dBm, using 5dB increments and input signal 10dB below ref level) [Auto Atten, ≤30kHz RBW], 9kHz to 6GHz
IP2 (-10dBm ref level) +55 dBm from 100kHz -30 MHz
+36 dBm from 30MHz - 130 MHz
+55 dBm from 130MHz - 6 GHz
IP3 (-10dBm ref level) +10 dBm
Intermodulation-free dynamic range (IMFDR)
2/3(TOI – DANL)
104 dB
VSWR < 1.4 typical
Internal Timebase Accuracy ±1ppm per year
Input for time synchronization 1 PPS GPS input port enables ±50ns time stamping
Operating temperature Standard: 0°C to +65°C
Optional -40°C to +65°C
Control and communication USB3.0
Power One USB 3.0 port and one adjacent USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port
6 W active, 1 W idle
Connectors SMA: Input 50 Ohm
SMA: 10 MHz Ref In/Out
SMA: 1 PPS Trig/Sync
USB 3.0 Micro-B female connector
Size 219mm x 81mm x 30mm
Weight 0.5 kg
System requirements Intel i7, 3rd generation or later with a quad core processor, Microsoft ®
Windows ® 10 or Ubuntu TM Linux, one USB 3.0 port, and one adjacent USB
2.0 or USB 3.0 port Note: RF recording using streaming I/Q bandwidths
> 8MHz requires the computer's mass storage drive to have at least
250MB/sec of sustained write speed such as an SSD, RAID-0, or RAID-5