Rohde & Schwarz, the Test and Measurement Expert for Challenging Microwave Applications, at EuMW 2015

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This year's European Microwave Week in Paris is transforming the city of love into the city of microwaves. Rohde & Schwarz will take advantage of the occasion to present its T&M highlights for the highest frequencies. The company will showcase its new R&S FSWP phase noise analyzer and VCO tester for the first time in Europe.

Munich, August 17, 2015 - More and more applications are appearing in the microwave and mm-wave segment, including in the aerospace and defense, automotive as well as wireless market. Rohde & Schwarz offers a comprehensive test and measurement portfolio for signal generation and analysis, power measurement and vector network analysis. At EuMW 2015 in Paris, the company will present its solutions as well as many minor and major innovations at booth 113. This year, the Rohde & Schwarz specialists will again share their expert knowledge in twelve workshops and seven seminars.

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New R&S FSWP Phase Noise Analyzer: Ultra-Sensitive and Fast

R&S FSWP Phase Noise Analyzer: Ultra-Sensitive and Fast - RF CafeThe Rohde & Schwarz highlight of this year's EuMW is the new R&S FSWP phase noise analyzer and VCO tester. It allows users to measure the spectral purity of signal sources such as generators, synthesizers or voltage-controlled oscillators more quickly than with any other solution. The high-end instrument covers a frequency range of up to 26.5 GHz and offers a top dynamic range. The extremely low phase noise of its local oscillator coupled with cross-correlation even makes it possible to easily measure signal sources that in the past required sophisticated test setups. The R&S FSWP performs complex measurements at the push of a button and is operated via touchscreen. The instrument can quickly and easily measure the phase noise even of pulsed sources, making the R&S FSWP especially attractive for applications in aerospace and defense.

Test Setup for the Mobile Network of the Future

5G is expected to usher in the next generation of mobile radio by 2020. Rohde & Schwarz is involved in numerous 5G initiatives around the globe and supports research activities to make the spectrum in the millimeter-wave range usable for 5G. At European Microwave Week, the T&M specialist will present a test setup that consists of an R&S SMW200A vector signal generator, an R&S FSW67 signal and spectrum analyzer and an R&S RTO oscilloscope. When equipped with the R&S FSW B2000 option, the R&S FSW can analyze signals with a bandwidth of up to 2 GHz. The upper frequency limit of the R&S FSW67 is 67 GHz; the new R&S FSW85 even reaches 85 GHz with a continuous frequency range. The R&S SMW200A supports the generation of signals up to 40 GHz and can also be expanded by using external mixers. The test setup on display can generate and analyze wideband signals in the 60 GHz range.

Automotive Radar Tests with Target Simulator and FMCW Signal Analysis

Automotive Radar Tests with Target Simulator and FMCW Signal Analysis - RF CafeRohde & Schwarz will showcase its innovative test solution for the development and production of automotive radar sensors used in driver assistance systems. There are a few new additions. The turnkey ARTS radar target simulator from ITS and miro-sys now features a reduced simulated minimum range of 6 m and an increased bandwidth of 1 GHz. As a result, it offers ideal characteristics for testing autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems or blind spot detection, for example. The real-time interface for hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) simulators can be used to reproducibly play back real-world test scenarios in the lab in line with Euro NCAP standards. This reduces development costs and time to market. The R&S FSW85 high-end signal and spectrum analyzer, which is the only signal and spectrum analyzer in the world to cover the range from 2 Hz to 85 GHz, and its R&S FSW K60C analysis option for FMCW chirp signals are the perfect complement to the ARTS.

Power Measurement up to 33 GHz with USB and LAN-Compatible Diode Power Sensors

Also on display in Paris will be the USB-compatible R&S NRPxxS as well as the USB and LAN-compatible R&S NRPxxSN three-path diode power sensors. The sensors are each available for three different frequency ranges from 10 MHz to 8 GHz, 18 GHz and 33 GHz, enabling 10,000 triggered measurements per second and a minimum trigger repetition rate of 100 µs. In fast continuous average mode, it is even possible to perform more than 50,000 measurements per second. A lower measurement limit of –70 dBm results in a very large dynamic range of 93 dB. Particularly at low levels, this makes measurements up to four times faster than with previous solutions. The LAN interface on the R&S NRPxxSN models now allows remote power measurements even over large distances. The power sensor is easy to control from a GUI accessed via web browser. No additional software is needed.

High-End On-Wafer Test Systems with Rohde & Schwarz Network Analyzers and Wafer Probers from MPI

High-End On-Wafer Test Systems with Rohde & Schwarz Network Analyzers and Wafer Probers from MPI - RF CafeAs the requirements for semi-conductor tests continue to increase, this also places greater demands on complex on-wafer test systems. The quality of the wafer prober is just as important as the RF performance and functionality of the network analyzer, complemented by (calibration) software. Rohde & Schwarz has a close partnership with the MPI Corporation for high-quality on-wafer test systems. A jointly developed solution will be on display at EuMW. Probe stations from MPI feature outstanding mechanical stability and offer unique solutions for handling the prober as well as the reproducibility of the measurements. The QAlibraTM calibration software supports all mid-range and high-end network analyzers from Rohde & Schwarz. When combined, the user gets a wide range of measurement functions for passive and active DUTs with high-end RF performance. In addition, users benefit from the calibration functions of the QAlibria™ software and from the largest portfolio of calibration methods available on the market, including the tools that enable precise measurements with a multitude of parameters. Power calibration in the range from 10 MHz to 110 GHz is possible with just a single sensor.

DVB-S2/S2X Test Platforms in Use for A&D

For the first time, Rohde & Schwarz will show test and measurement instruments from the broadcast sector at this year's EuMW. For professional A&D satellite applications, data and video transmissions require ever greater bandwidths. This is why DVB standards from the broadcast sector are used. For these applications, the R&S BTC broadcast test center and the R&S SLG multichannel digital satellite TV modulator are available. The R&S BTC provides an integrated real-time test environment for simulating the transmission of video and IP data in the satellite channel. The R&S SLG generates satellite signals with various standards and parameters up to a bandwidth of 500 MHz. This makes it possible to test all imaginable uplink and downlink configurations as well as satellite payload configurations.

Seminars and Workshops

The program also includes 19 workshops and seminars offered by Rohde & Schwarz experts. Along with basic seminars, there will also be technical workshops that cover topics such as the challenges accompanying mm-wave measurements and the generation of pulsed signals for radar applications. One workshop series will focus on phase noise. For more information about and registration for the Rohde & Schwarz workshops and seminars, visit:

Rohde & Schwarz

The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group offers innovative solutions in the following business fields: test and measurement, broadcast and media, secure communications, cybersecurity, radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Founded more than 80 years ago, this independent company has an extensive sales and service network and is present in more than 70 countries. The electronics group is among the world market leaders in its established business fields. On June 30, 2014, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 9800 employees. It achieved a net revenue of EUR 1.75 billion in the 2013/2014 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany. It also has regional headquarters in Singapore and Columbia, Maryland, USA, to manage its operations in these regions.


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Posted August 17, 2015