R&S Delivers 10,000 Software Defined Radios to Customers Across the Globe

Rohde & Schwarz has successfully delivered more than 10,000 R&S M3SR software-defined radios to satisfied customers around the world. These radios were produced at Rohde & Schwarz’ Memmingen manufacturing plant. A majority of the delivered SDRs encompass the R&S M3SR Series 4400 VHF/UHF radios for Line of Sight (LoS) communications.

To ensure successful accomplishment of missions, today’s secure radio communications solutions must meet extremely demanding radio frequency (RF) requirements as well as provide high operating reliability. Rohde & Schwarz’s highly modular software-defined radios (SDR) are optimized for stationary and shipborne secure voice and data communications.

The plant in Memmingen is the competency center for mission-critical equipment. It is responsible for electronic module assembly, microelectronics, microwave engineering, final production, and manufacturing of test equipment for most of Rohde & Schwarz's own products. Every SDR produced in Memmingen is compounded with the passion and precision necessary for a highly sensitive measurement device. The plant has a calibration laboratory that is accredited by the German accreditation body (DAkkS) and an antenna test chamber that is unique throughout Europe.

The SDRs offer customers a wide range of system interfaces and waveforms, including standard and proprietary frequency-hopping waveforms, as well as radio communications in line with all relevant NATO standards. Military data transmission methods such as LINK11 and LINK22 are supported. To ensure that existing radio communications systems remain up-to-date, their functionality can be enhanced through subsequent software updates and using new hardware modules, if required. The SDRs are in use with international navies, and in the mobile military and civil ATC tower applications around the world. Based on the customers’ requirements, Rohde & Schwarz develops customized solutions in all phases of the product life cycle.