R&S Introduces Solid State Microwave Amplifier for Microwave Device Manufacturers

Rohde & Schwarz, a global leader in microwave test & measurement systems, has announced the introduction of a new system amplifier that operates from 2 to 20 GHz with up to 20 W of output power. The R&S SAM100 sets new standards in ease of operation, has a robust design and is available in a super-compact footprint. It is targeted at manufacturers of passive and active microwave components and microwave devices for mobile radio (UMTS, LTE, 4G & 5G), IoT (WLAN, Bluetooth), satellite and radar applications. With unprecedented output power, bandwidth and market-leading noise performance, the compact R&S SAM100 offers users a unique proposition.

Rohde & Schwarz has focused on the professional requirements of R&D engineers using system amplifiers for design validation testing (DVT), system integrators and test engineers using system amplifiers for setting up automatic test systems for product validation tests (PVT) as well as for production validation of RF products. Another target group is EMC test lab engineers with a need to test up to 18 GHz.

The R&S SAM100 offers a unique approach to the RF system amplifier category with its combination of output power, high bandwidth and low noise. This compact desktop amplifier has an external power supply and allows users to bring RF-power where it is needed.

The product of extensive research & development within Rohde & Schwarz, SAM100 represents an ultra-broadband amplifier for a variety of test setups and system configurations in the 2 – 20 GHz range. Featuring high gain with low noise at superior linearity makes the unit highly suited to AM, FM, PM, and OFDM applications.

Wolfram Titze, Director of Product Management and Sales Support, Amplifier Systems at Rohde & Schwarz said that they have seeded beta test units with several of their key customers and the SAM100 is earning rave reviews – with increased demand for mobile radio and IoT devices, this new amplifier is proving to be a big asset in bringing new products to market faster.

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