AirMedic USB Spectrum Analyzer

AirMedic® USB Spectrum Analyzer

Entry-level RF Spectrum Analysis and Wi-Fi Troubleshooting

  • Simple one-screen interface
  • Universal and convenient USB form factor
  • Clear visibility into all Wi-Fi bands: 2.4 GHz, 4.9 Ghz and 5 GHz
  • Key RF spectrum graphs to identify RF interference and problems in the environment that impact the performance of the network
  • Built-in Wi-Fi charts using any additional Wi-Fi adapter connected to the computer
  • Spectrum session record, playback and instant playback

Note: 1st year Gold support is required and must be purchased separately. Click here to read more about Gold support.

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AirMedic® USB Spectrum Analyzer is a powerful, easy-to-use and affordable spectrum analysis tool that brings Wi-Fi troubleshooting to entry-level users. Built upon AirMagnet expertise in Wi-Fi troubleshooting, AirMedic USB Spectrum Analyzer is a fast and simple, “just the facts” approach to dealing with the periodic performance and reliability problems that all wireless LANs experience.

With AirMedic USB Spectrum Analyzer users can detect any RF activity in the environment, including detecting areas where RF interference impacts performance – ultimately resulting in user dissatisfaction due to slow connections or frequent disconnections. With this information, users can select the best channels for deploying Wi-Fi APs in the environment.

Models & Accessories
Model Number/Name Description
AM/B4720AirMagnet AirMedic USB
AM/B4074-UGDAirMagnet AirMedic USB to AirMagnet Spectrum XT upgrade
AM/A4040AirMagnet Directional Antenna (optional)
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Features AirMagnet Spectrum XT AirMagnet AirMedic USB
Form Factor
  • USB
  • USB
Frequency Bands scanned
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
  • 4.9 GHz
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
  • 4.9 GHz
RF Interference source classification


  • Bluetooth
  • Cordless phones
  • Generic possible interferers
  • Conventional microwave oven
  • Inverter microwave oven
  • Sony PlayStation® 2 Wireless Game Controller
  • Microsoft Xbox 360® Wireless Remote Controller
  • Digital video monitor
  • Baby monitor
  • RF Jammer
  • Radar
  • Motion Detector
  • Zigbee
  • Wireless cameras
  • Non Bluetooth wireless mouse
  • RF signal generator


Locate RF Interference source Yes. Built-in device locator tool. No
Radar Detection Tool Yes No
Create customized signatures to detect and classify any RF interference source Yes. Using AirMagnet Spectrum XT, users can create classification signature and detect any RF interference source. No
Learning Assistance for interference sources
  • Detailed description (impact on WLAN, recommendations on how to deal with it, etc.) on every interference source
  • Ideal patterns for interference sources
  • Ideal patterns for RF interference sources in the Help menu
RF Spectrum Graphs
  • Real-time FFT
  • Spectrum Density
  • Spectrogram
  • Channel Power
  • Interference Power
  • Channel Duty Cycle
  • Event Spectrogram
  • Channel Duty Cycle vs. Time Trending
  • Interference Power vs. Time Trending
  • Non Wi-Fi devices (active)
  • Non Wi-Fi devices (history)
  • Non Wi-Fi devices (summary)
  • Real-time FFT
  • Spectrum Density
  • Spectrogram
  • Channel Power
  • Channel Duty Cycle
  • Channel Duty Cycle vs. Time Trending
Wi-Fi Charts
  • AP list
  • AP Signal Strength
  • Channel Occupancy
  • Channels by Speed*
  • Channels by Address*
  • Channels by Media*
  • Top 10 Active APs by CRCs/Retry*
  • Top 10 APs by speed*
  • Channel SNR*
  • Channel by Errors/Retry*
  • Channel Utilization*

* Requires supported AirMagnet Wi-Fi adapter

Note: Other charts available using any Wi-Fi adapter

  • AP list
  • AP Signal Strength
  • Channel Occupancy

Note: Charts available using any Wi-Fi adapter

WLAN performance impact analysis due to RF issues

Consolidated view to allow visualization of the impact of RF interference on overall WLAN performance

  • Multiple Wi-Fi charts available for co-relation:
    • AP Signal Strength
    • Channels by Speed/Address/Media
    • Top 10 APs by CRCs/Retry
    • Channel SNR
    • Channel Errors/Retry
    • Channel Utilization
    • Channel Occupancy

Consolidated view for spectrum graphs and Wi-Fi charts

  • Multiple Wi-Fi charts available for co-relation:
    • AP list
    • AP Signal Strength
    • Channel Occupancy
Spectrum recording, playback and instant replay Yes Yes
Send SNMP traps for detected interference sources Yes No
Remote Spectrum Analysis Yes No
Enhanced Bluetooth interferer information Yes (device ID, name, services, etc.) No
Pre-configured and Customized "easy views"



Integration with other professional Wi-Fi products Integrates with AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO and Survey PRO No
Customer signatures for RF Interference
  • Users can instantly detect, classify and respond to any RF interference source. This allows users to classify repeat offenders unique to the network or environment.
  • Provides a quick turn around on detection and classification
  • Create RF interferer signature once for any interference source and share it across multiple locations.


Automated pattern recognition and alerting for an RF Interferer in the environment


AirMagnet Spectrum XT provides a "zero-day" response to any RF Interference source in the environment by automatically detecting RF patterns that are repeating in time (denotes a potential interference source). With this ability, user can directly create a customized signature for the repeating pattern.


System Requirements
Minimum System Requirements:

The installation and operation of AirMedic USB requires the use of the Spectrum Adapter (included in the package) on a PC or Macbook Pro with one of the following minimum system requirements below.

Supported Adapters

RF Spectrum Analysis
(mandatory adapter required to run AirMedic USB)

AirMagnet Spectrum Adapter (USB form-factor). The Spectrum USB adapter has an internal antenna as well as a MMCX connector to connect the external omni-directional antenna included in the AirMedic USB package or the optionally purchased external directional antenna.

Additional Wi-Fi Analysis

AirMedic USB offers additional Wi-Fi analysis features using any Wi-Fi adapter connected to/built-into your computer, in addition to the spectrum features supported by the AirMagnet Spectrum USB adapter. This does NOT remove the requirement for an AirMagnet Spectrum USB adapter, without which the AirMedic USB software will not work.

Important note:

  1. Any Wi-Fi adapter supported with Windows OS and MacBook Pro running Boot Camp®
  2. Only USB adapters supported with MacBook Pro running Parallels Desktop® or VMware Fusion®
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