For Rohde & Schwarz all roads lead to Rome and European Microwave Week (Oct7-9). On its stand just off the Appian Way the German T&M company will demonstrate its expertise across many technologies from signal generation and analysis in the microwave range to power measurement and vector network analysis in the highest frequency ranges. In addition, Rohde & Schwarz specialists will hold 16 workshops and seminars at the event.
Among the highlights looking to take the laurels at the Fiera di Roma exhibition centre is the R&S SMW200A high-end vector signal generator featuring an extended frequency range to 20 GHz. It combines a baseband generator, RF generator and fading simulator in one box.
The analyser allows two broadband signals up to 20 GHz, modulated as desired, to be generated in a single instrument. Even fading and MIMO scenarios can be configured over the entire frequency range. And Rohde & Schwarz will present new options with which the analyser can generate complex pulsed signals as are needed, for example, for tests on radar components. These options also take into account the influences of antenna patterns, antenna scans and the mutual positions of transmitter and receiver. The enhancements are targeted in particular at users in the fields of wireless communications and aerospace and defence.
The FSW high-end signal and spectrum analyser enters the EuMW arena featuring an analysis bandwidth of up to 500 MHz. It offers developers of radar components for aerospace and defence and automotive applications a wide variety of analysis capabilities. The FSW-K6 option for pulse measurements makes it possible to analyse complex pulse parameters at the press of a button. Even pulses with short rise and fall times can be automatically detected, measured and displayed in both the time and frequency domain.
Users in the A&D industry will benefit from the transient analysis option and the option for analysing hopping signals. Chirp signals typical of automotive radar can be characterized using the option for analysing FM CW signals.
The first vector network analyser featuring 24 test ports, the R&S ZNBT, will also be on parade. Depending on the application requirements, it can be equipped with up to 24 test ports. It covers the frequency range from 9 kHz to 8.5 GHz and offers, at each of its test ports, the high RF performance of a two-port network analyser. It is able to determine all 576 S-parameters of a 24-port DUT at 201 points in less than 260 ms. In production lines, multiple DUTs can be measured in parallel and with high throughput.
Seminars and workshops
At European Microwave Week, experts (not dressed in togas!) from Rohde & Schwarz will conduct 16 workshops and seminars. The wide range of subjects will include pulse generation for radar applications, the basics of radar waveform measurements and group delay measurements on broadband multicarrier signals for satellite communications. Attendees should register at www.rohde-schwarz.com/ad/press/eumw.