Rohde & Schwarz Presents the World's First Signal and Spectrum Analyzer
with 500 MHz
Jan 15, 2014 - Rohde & Schwarz has once again expanded the analysis bandwidth for its R&S
FSW high-end signal and spectrum analyzers. In the past, 320 MHz was considered an excellent
value. Rohde & Schwarz is the first company to offer analysis bandwidth of 500 MHz.
R&S FSW-B500 hardware option is now available for all analyzers of the R&S FSW family
and can therefore be used for measurements in a frequency range up to 67 GHz. This enables
completely new applications for the signal and spectrum analyzer in research and development.
The analyzer is especially well-suited for sophisticated measurement tasks in radar or satellite
applications as well as for tests on fast wireless connections such as WLAN or Beyond 4G (5G).
The large analysis bandwidth enables users to test pulse rise and fall times from approximately
3 ns or very short pulses from an 8 ns pulse width. The analyzer can therefore be used
in the development of radar systems for automotive applications, for example. Users can fully
record and measure radar chirps with up to 500 MHz bandwidth. Hopping sequences in frequency-agile
communications systems such as tactical radios can also be easily analyzed. Researchers working
on satellite applications will be able to characterize the components for the future transponder
generation with up to 500 MHz analysis bandwidth. Components for microwave links can also
be measured with up to 500 MHz bandwidth.
The R&S FSW now offers developers
of RF amplifiers for mobile radio or WLAN the ability to measure digital predistortion of amplifiers
with up to 160 MHz bandwidth, as required for WLAN 802.11ac signals, for example. In the
past, measuring these kinds of wideband signals often required complicated setups consisting
of a digital oscilloscope and a downconverter.
The R&S FSW-B500 option for the R&S
FSW high-end signal and spectrum analyzer is now available from Rohde & Schwarz.
Rohde & Schwarz
Rohde & Schwarz is an
independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions
in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radio monitoring and radiolocation, as
well as secure communications. Established almost 80 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz
has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 8700
employees and achieved a net revenue of € 1.8 billion (US$ 2.3 billion)
in fiscal year 2011/2012 (July 2011 to June 2012). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.
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January 16, 2014
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