Rohde & Schwarz will be showcasing their full spectrum of microwave test solutions from Gigahertz to Terahertz at EuMW 2021 in London next week from 4 to 6 April 2022. The EuMW 2021 event was meant to take place in October last year, but got postponed multiple times and now will be finally be taking place in London in April. EuMW 2022 will follow shortly after and take place in Milan, Italy in September 2022.
One of the highlights at the Rohde & Schwarz booth will be the recently introduced R&S FSPN. As a pure phase noise analyzer and VCO tester, the R&S FSPN provides an unrivaled combination of performance with superb sensitivity, accuracy, reliability, and ease of use. Rohde & Schwarz designed the new 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 synthesizers, VCOs, OCXOs, and DROs. The R&S FSPN expands the Rohde & Schwarz phase noise product portfolio which already contains the successful, market-leading ultra-high-performance R&S FSWP phase noise, spectrum, and signal analyzer.
Another demo will showcase 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.
Rohde & Schwarz also recently launched a new portable benchtop vector network analyzer providing a complete set of S-parameters for 2-port devices up to 20 GHz. EuMW visitors will be able to experience the R&S ZNL20, which provides the frequency range necessary to investigate even third harmonics for 5 GHz and 6 GHz band technologies such as wireless LAN or mobile radio.
Plus, there are new additions to the signal and spectrum analyzer portfolio. A new base model for the portable benchtop R&S FPL1000 signal and spectrum analyzer up to 26.5 GHz will be 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 new base models offering measurement frequencies up to 44 GHz. The new models of the rugged R&S Spectrum Rider FPH deliver solid RF performance for measurements in the field and the lab for applications like verification of 5G, broadcast, radar, defense, and satellite communications links.
With the R&S FSMR3000, Rohde & Schwarz will exhibit a new microwave measurement receiver to calibrate signal generators and attenuators with one single instrument. The 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 tests supplementary to the standard phase noise test with the spectrum analyzer. It offers also digital and analog modulation signal analysis, 80 MHz 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 will display 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.
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