New Digital Compact Receiver for Spectrum Monitoring and Direction Finding

Rohde & Schwarz recently introduced the R&S EM200, a cost-efficient and optimized receiver and direction finder in a compact format. The receiver detects, analyzes, and demodulates from 8 kHz to 8 GHz and optionally supports direction finding with Rohde & Schwarz compact DF antennas from 20 MHz to 6 GHz. This small form factor of the device allows easy integration and use in just a few steps. The receiver has an easy-to-operate and ready-to-use graphical user interface through which it can be controlled.

Understanding the complexity of today’s spectrum environment and demanding application requirements, the R&S EM200 offers a suite of tools and benefits that help users ensure high-quality, reliable operations.

Key Features and Specs of the R&S EM200
  • High-speed scan up to 47 GHz/s over the entire frequency range from 8 kHz to 8 GHz
  • Parallel time and frequency domain analysis up to 40 MHz bandwidth
  • Extensive preselection and automatic overload protection as standard
  • AOA based direction finding with Rohde&Schwarz compact DF antennas from 20 MHz to 6 GHz as option
  • Up to 40 MHz wide I/Q streaming with 10 Gbit interface
  • Easy-to-operate, virtual front panel control as standard
  • Compact and ideal for use as a standalone solution or integrated into system solutions; a ½ 19" 1 HU instrument that weighs only 3.5 kg

The R&S EM200 is an ideal I/Q source for continuous wideband data collection, built for remote monitoring with capabilities for remote power cycling, making it the ideal handoff receiver. It is perfect for use in signal interception systems and in combination with Rohde & Schwarz signal analysis software, recorders, and most receivers and direction finders. Multiple R&S EM200 operated in a network can form the basis for a high-performance radiolocation system.

The R&S EM200 is versatile and excels with outstanding RF performance. Cost-efficiency and minimum size, weight, and power (SWaP) have been dedicated design objectives. The receiver can be operated as a single standalone station or integrated into various manned or unmanned platform solutions. Its favorable price/performance ratio makes it an essential and suitable tool for most spectrum monitoring applications as well as communications intelligence (COMINT) and communications electronic support measures (CESM) applications.

Apart from working with a standard system and analysis software from Rohde & Schwarz, the receiver comes with well-documented data and control interfaces and two antenna inputs that cover the complete frequency range. This enables external system integrators to easily include the receiver in third-party software solutions.

Whether the R&S EM200 is operated as a single compact DF system, in a network of multiple DF systems or in a mobile monitoring system, Rohde & Schwarz system software such as R&S RAMON, R&S ARGUS, and R&S MobileLocator provide easy control and operation.

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