Vector Signal Generator Spans 100 kHz To 6 GHz

May 7, 2013
These vector signal generators are available with modulation bandwidths of 160 MHz for carrier frequencies to 6 GHz.

Model SMW200A is an RF/microwave vector signal generator (VSG) that combines a baseband generator, RF/microwave generator, and multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) fading simulator in one box. Available in versions covering frequency ranges from 100 kHz to 3 GHz and 100 kHz to 6 GHz, the high-performance VSG boasts an in-phase/quadrature (I/Q) modulation bandwidth of 160 MHz which is supported by the internal baseband generator. Since some wireless applications require testing with more than two RF/microwave signal sources, the test signal source can be equipped with an optional second RF/microwave signal path to 6 GHz, as well as a maximum of two baseband modules and four fading modules for generation of complex test signals. It is suitable for recreating advanced signal scenarios, including 2x2 MIMO for LTE-Advanced wireless applications and 8x2 MIMO for TD-LTE wireless applications. The signal generator, which features an intuitive touchscreen for ease of control, features excellent spectral purity, with typical single-sideband (SSB) phase noise of -139 dBc/Hz offset 20 kHz from a 1-GHz carrier.  

Rohde & Schwarz USA, Inc., 8661A Robert Fulton Dr., Columbia, MD 21046-2265; (888) TEST-RSA (888-837-8772), (410) 910-7800, FAX: (410) 910-7801, e-mail: [email protected],

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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