Spectrum analyzers for radar development and digital communications offered by Rohde & Schwarz
MUNICH, 28 Jan. 2014. Rohde & Schwarz in Munich is introducing the FSW-B500 hardware option for the company's FSW family of spectrum analyzers for measurements in frequency ranges to 67 GHz.
This test & measurement instrument enables new applications for the signal and spectrum analyzer in research and development, company officials say. The analyzer is 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 analysis bandwidth enables users to test pulse rise and fall times from about 3 nanoseconds or short pulses from an 8-nanosecond pulse width to help develop radar systems for automotive and other applications.
Users can record and measure radar chirps with as much as 500 MHz bandwidth. Hopping sequences in frequency-agile communications systems such as tactical radios also can be analyzed.
Researchers working on satellite applications will be able to characterize the components for the future transponder generation with as much as 500 MHz analysis bandwidth. Components for microwave links also can be measured with as much as 500 MHz bandwidth.
The Rohde & Schwarz FSW offers developers of RF amplifiers for mobile radio or WLAN the ability to measure digital predistortion of amplifiers with as much as 160 MHz bandwidth, as required for WLAN 802.11ac signals.
In the past, measuring these kinds of wideband signals often required complicated setups consisting of a digital oscilloscope and a downconverter.
The Rohde & Schwarz FSW-B500 option for the Rohde & Schwarz FSW high-end signal and spectrum analyzer is now available from Rohde & Schwarz.
For more information contact Rohde & Schwarz online at www.corporate.rohde-schwarz.com.