Burst Spectrum Analyzer

The Burst Spectrum Analyzer (BSA) is a fast & powerful all-in-one processor for LDA & PDA systems. Using the latest developments in signal processing technology, this processor offer the flow measurement and particle sizing community a breakthrough in both top signal input frequency and bandwidth range allowing measurements in the most difficult application regimes. The BSA is powerful, fast and better than ever featuring

Infos / Datasheet

  • Robust signal processing using multi-bit FFT for superior accuracy
  • Highest velocity measurement capability thanks to an input frequency of up to 200 MHz
  • Widest velocity range measurements with bandwidths of up to 160 MHz
  • Easy setup/connection with only few cables due to new built-in detection unit
  • Convenient choices for PC connections including LAN, USB or Wi-Fi
  • On-line, real-time monitoring of Doppler bursts, spectra, data rate, and validation
  • Automatic over-current protection prevents damage to photomultipliers (PMs)
  • Completely automatic PDA phase calibration whenever needed


Powerful & fast
The BSA comes in two series: The BSA (Flow) F-series for LDA systems – and the BSA (Particle) P-series for PDA solutions. Both series are available in two performance levels. The powerful F/P 600 series is recommended for most standard applications, whereas the high performance F/P 800 series is required for the most demanding and challenging (typically high velocity/supersonic) measurement applications.

All-in-one concept
The processor is rugged and compact with an integrated processor and detection unit which includes frequency shifting, a photo detection system, advanced synchronization options, and an analog input option. This all-in-one concept simplifies the system setup and minimizes cable connections. For LDA or PDA systems with external PMs, the new BSA can be configured without the internal detection unit.

Simple adaption
The BSA is available in 1D, 2D or 3D versions. Upgrades for more velocity channels, performance enhancement (600 to 800 series) and from LDA to PDA are quickly implemented. As your research demands change, you can easily adapt the processor accordingly.