Test & Measurement

Rohde & Schwarz exhibits test solution highlights at EuMW

28th March 2022
Kiera Sowery

Europe's microwave, RF, wireless and radar event – European Microwave Week – returns as live event to London in April 2022.

Rohde & Schwarz has been introducing a number of innovative solutions for measurements up to mmWave frequencies over the past months, which visitors will be able to experience in person at the conference exhibition.

Rohde & Schwarz is exhibiting at EuMW from 4 to 6th April 2022 in hall 11 at ExCel London. The demonstrations at the Rohde & Schwarz booth cover a full spectrum of microwave test solutions – from Gigahertz to Terahertz.

One of the highlights at the Rohde & Schwarz booth is the recently introduced R&S FSPN. As a pure phase noise analyser and VCO tester, the R&S FSPN provides a combination of performance with superb sensitivity, accuracy, reliability, and ease of use.

Rohde & Schwarz designed the instrument to meet the requirements for both production test and design engineers who perform high speed, real-time phase noise measurements using sources that require high phase stability in demanding applications, such as synthesisers, VCOs, OCXOs, and DROs. The R&S FSPN expands the Rohde & Schwarz phase noise product portfolio which already contains the successful high-performance R&S FSWP phase noise, spectrum and signal analyser.

Another demo showcases the R&S VSESIM-VSS signal creation and analysis tool which combines EDA simulation with RF testing. Rohde & Schwarz and Cadence have collaborated to provide this solution, aimed at simplifying the engineering process from RF design to implementation and enhancing accuracy by using realistic signals for testing both design simulations and hardware implementations. The R&S VSESIM-VSS speeds up the development process for RF components and is particularly useful for customers in the wireless, automotive, and aerospace and defense industries as well as for manufacturers of active components and systems.

Also, Rohde & Schwarz recently launched a portable benchtop vector network analyser providing a complete set of S-parameters for 2-port devices up to 20GHz. EuMW visitors can experience the R&S ZNL20, which provides the frequency range necessary to investigate even third harmonics for 5GHz and 6GHz band technologies such as wireless LAN or mobile radio.

Plus, there are additions to the signal and spectrum analyser portfolio. A base model for the portable benchtop R&S FPL1000 signal and spectrum analyser up to 26.5GHz is on display at EuMW, which combines the functions of a benchtop instrument with the portability of a handheld instrument, with intuitive features to make high performance spectrum analysis on the go fast and simple.

Moreover, Rohde & Schwarz has extended its popular R&S Spectrum Rider FPH family with base models offering measurement frequencies up to 44GHz.

The models of the rugged R&S Spectrum Rider FPH deliver solid RF performance for measurements in the field and in the lab for applications like verification of 5G, 1/2 broadcast, radar, defense and satellite communications links.

With the R&S FSMR3000, Rohde & Schwarz exhibits a microwave measurement receiver to calibrate signal generators and attenuators with one single instrument. Most important features provided are tuned RF level measurements, level measurements, analog modulation and spectrum analysis. Additionally, the R&S FSMR3000 can be equipped with powerful hardware for high-end phase noise test supplementary to the standard phase noise test with the spectrum analyser. It offers also digital and analog modulation signal analysis, 80MHz analysis bandwidth, analysis of pulses and VOR/ILS signals. The R&S FSMR3000 as a single box instrument is designed to reduce complexity in calibration.

For automotive customers, Rohde & Schwarz displays the RTS radar test system. It allows driving scenarios to be generated entirely over the air interface for testing radar sensors essential for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD) vehicles capable of monitoring cross traffic. The solution consists of the R&S AREG800A automotive radar echo generator as a backend and the R&S QAT100 antenna array as a frontend. Objects moving across the direction of travel can be simulated by electronically switching individual antennas on and off in the frontend. This allows tests currently performed in real-world test drives to be relocated to the lab, enabling errors to be detected at an early stage and delivering significant cost savings.

Rohde & Schwarz showcases these and other highlights of its test solutions portfolio for microwave and mmWave applications at EuMW from 4 to 6th April, 2022 at ExCel London.

In addition, experts from Rohde & Schwarz contribute to the event with free workshops and tutorials as well as to the conference programme.

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