Munich, Germany. Rohde & Schwarz has announced its plans for European Microwave Week, October 8-13 in Nuremburg, Germany. The company said users from the consumer electronics, communications, aerospace and defense, automotive, healthcare, and many other industries will be able to examine the Rohde & Schwarz portfolio first hand, arranged by the following themes:
- Automotive radar test solutions—new radome measurements and echo generation
Rohde & Schwarz said it will show its commitment in supporting the automotive industry. With Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), vehicles are increasingly being equipped with radar sensors that support drivers in critical situations. To meet the industry’s testing needs, Rohde & Schwarz has developed a range of new radar test solutions, which it will present to the public at EuMW 2017 for the first time. Users in R&D, validation, and certification as well as production can gain insight into solutions for radome measurements and echo generation. They will be able to learn how to measure and analyze radomes for automotive radars within seconds and how to minimize the influence of the radome on radar performance. Also, they will be able to learn how automotive radar performs in real-world environments when subject to interference and how to reliably test radar sensors in production with an integrated end-of-line test solution. Interested visitors can schedule meetings at www.rohde-schwarz.com/ad/press/eumw-automotive.
- RF and microwave component testing
Rohde & Schwarz will devote an area to solutions for RF and microwave component testing. For characterizing components at maximum performance without compromise, one of the highlights is the new R&S SMA100B analog RF and microwave signal generator, delivering signals with the lowest possible phase noise and the highest output power with extremely low harmonics. Other exhibits include the innovative multiport microwave component test solution based on the R&S ZNBT multiport vector network analyzer, now up to 24 ports, and with the new multiport calibration solution, which enables recalibration of the test setup without disconnecting the DUT from the test cables. In addition, on-wafer characterization in the millimeter-wave range using MPI probers will be shown, as well as the R&S BBA130 twin-band amplifier with its adjustable amplifier parameters for design and product validation tests.
- Radar testing—analyzing wideband signals with up to 5 GHz analysis bandwidth
Another area at the company’s booth will be dedicated to radar testing. As a test solution for generating and analyzing extremely wideband pulsed signals, Rohde & Schwarz is showcasing the R&S SMW200A vector signal generator with its internal and calibrated wideband baseband hardware up to 2 GHz. It will be showcased together with the R&S Pulse Sequencer software that makes it possible to configure realistic, complex, agile, and wideband radar signals. For analyzing wideband signals, Rohde & Schwarz will show the R&S FSW85 signal and spectrum analyzer with an extended bandwidth of now up to 5 GHz for center frequencies up to 90 GHz. This is possible thanks to the new R&S FSW-B5000 hardware option, which in combination with the R&S RTO2064 digital oscilloscope as an external digitizer is the first to provide equalized 5 GHz signal analysis bandwidth. Moreover, Rohde & Schwarz will showcase how an R&S RTO2044 digital oscilloscope together with the R&S VSE vector signal explorer software is used for pulse analysis measurements.
- 5G and wideband communication—testing 5G candidate waveforms and OTA
- Satellite payload and link tests—solutions for OneWeb, DVB-S2, and DVB-S2X
For users in the satellite communications sector, Rohde & Schwarz will demonstrate its complete product portfolio for satellite payload, link, and terminal testing. The R&S SMW200A vector signal generator is the first single-device solution on the market to generate OneWeb and DVB-S2/DVB-S2X signals on the IF and transmission frequencies up to 40 GHz, the company said. Its focus is on testing respective components, devices, and satellites mainly on the physical layer. The R&S BTC broadcast test center enables the efficient testing of components, satellite systems and receivers for DVB-S2/DVB-S2X by simulating live video and data links in real time, simulating also IMUX/OMUX and interference scenarios. The R&S SLG satellite load generator can generate up to 32 transponder signals or a single 500-MHz wideband transponder. The R&S FSW43 signal and spectrum analyzer completes these solutions for quick and easy testing of satellite applications.
Workshops and seminars
Once again this year, Rohde & Schwarz specialists will be sharing their expertise in a variety of technical workshops and basic seminars as part of the event program. The topics discussed range from tutorials about RF basics to specialized technical workshops in microwave and millimeter-wave testing.