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Spectrum analyzer for testing military radar and SATCOM introduced by Rohde & Schwarz

Posted by John Keller

MUNICH, 20 May 2013. Rohde & Schwarz in Munich is introducing the FSW50 signal and spectrum analyzer for testing transmitters and components such as those used in radar applications and satellite and military communications systems.

The test & measurement instrument covers the frequency range from 2 Hz through 50 GHz, and can extend to 110 GHz using harmonic mixers. In addition, Rohde & Schwarz has doubled the analysis bandwidth of the FSW50 from 160 MHz to 320 MHz.

This allows the demodulation of wideband signals such as radar chirps up to 50 GHz. Aerospace and defense calibration labs requiring a maximum input frequency of 50 GHz or high repeatability of results will benefit from the instrument.

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The low DANL of -164 dBm/Hz in the microwave range with activated preamplifier allows even the smallest of spurious emissions to be detected such as those found in radar signals. The analyzer offers high sensitivity close to the carrier even at 50 GHz, featuring a phase noise of -114 dBc (Hz) at 10 kHz from the carrier.

The integrated multistandard radio analyzer (MSRA) function of the FSW50 makes it possible to measure spectrum and modulation parameters of differently modulated signals, including their correlation in time.

The 12.1-inch touchscreen interface is for complex measurement tasks. The MultiView function allows users to display several measurements and different applications simultaneously on the screen.

For more information contact Rohde & Schwarz online at

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