Taking full advantage of its hometown location, Rohde & Schwarz has rolled out its test-and-measurement wares at Electronica (hall A1, booth 307). The offerings range from general-purpose to high-end measuring instruments, both for the lab and the production line.
The R&S SGT100A and R&S FPS are compact instruments for fast RF component testing. The R&S SGT100A is the firm’s smallest and fastest vector signal generator up to 6 GHz. It includes an integrated baseband generator with up to 160 MHz bandwidth. The R&S FPS signal and spectrum analyzer has an upper frequency limit of 4, 7, 13, 30, or 40 GHz and an analysis bandwidth up to 160 MHz. It offers test applications for all of the key mobile and wireless standards.
The R&S SGT100A and R&S FPS can be combined to generate and demodulate even IEEE 802.11ac WLAN signals. Together, they achieve extremely short measurement times when testing RF components such as the output amplifiers used in mobile phones.
Key features of the new entry-level R&S HMO1002 mixed signal oscilloscope include fanless operation, 1 MPts memory depth, and 1 Gsample/s sampling rate in realtime. The R&S HMO1002 offers users many highly practical features, such as the pattern generator for embedded developers, the integrated digital voltmeter for service and maintenance technicians, and special functions for the education sector.
Users in RF component production have to measure many S parameters on antennas and filters with high throughput. Rohde & Schwarz has developed the R&S ZND vector network analyzer (VNA) for this testing requirement. The R&S ZND comes with two test ports, and the basic version is capable of performing unidirectional measurements from 100 kHz to 4.5 GHz. It can be easily upgraded with options, for example, to extend the frequency range to 8.5 GHz or to perform bidirectional measurements up to 4.5 GHz or 8.5 GHz.
Finally, Rohde & Schwarz designed the R&S CMA180 radio test set especially for manufacturing and maintaining analog radios in the frequency range from 100 kHz to 3 GHz. Equipped with a touchscreen for easy operation, the new tester can generate test signals up to 20 MHz bandwidth and process high input power levels up to 150 W.