Rohde & Schwarz Releases New Signal Generator

July 24, 2020 Perry Cohen

Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) released the SMCV100B, a signal generator that cover 5G NR extended FR1 frequency range up to 7.126 GHz. It leverages the R&S WinIQSIM2 simulation software, which supports common cellular and wireless connectivity standard. This includes standards for IoT and Wi-Fi.

Working within the automotive industry, the R&S SMCV100B is suitable for end-of-line testing of radios and GNSS navigation equipment. Per a company press release, for Go/NoGo tests, the generator can output GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou signals of a single navigation satellite. Predefined, time-limited I/Q sequences can be output for functional tests with fixed satellite positions.

The generator also supports analog and digital radio standards in addition to second and third generation digital terrestrial and satellite-based television standards.

A direct RF concept to generate output signals for frequencies up to 2.5GHz is used to allow I/Q modulation and RF signal generation for performance in the digital domain. This concept supports enhanced SSB phase noise performance.

Per the company, the R&S SMCV100B, a general-purpose instrument, can be deployed in labs at universities and school in addition to production lines.

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