The R&S SMW200A is the ideal generator for digitally modulated signals required for the development of new wideband communications systems, the verification of 4G and 5G base stations or in the aerospace and defense sector.
The I/Q modulation bandwidth of up to 2 GHz with internal baseband satisfies fourth and fifth generation standards (e.g. 5G, LTE-Advanced and IEEE802.11ac/ad), and the R&S SMW200A is designed to meet future requirements. Its modular scalable architecture allows users to optimize the generator to their applications and to upgrade it as required.
A second RF path can be added, as well as a maximum of two baseband and four fading simulator modules – without compromising signal quality. As a result, the R&S®SMW200A can create signal scenarios that previously required multiple instruments or could not be implemented at all. From MIMO up to 8×2 and LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation including fading to multistandard radio – never before has an instrument offered such high class signal generation capability.
If more than two RF paths are required, additional R&S SGMA signal generator modules can be connected. The intuitive, touchscreen based operating concept provides the user with an overview of measurements, no matter how complex, and quickly delivers the desired results.
Thanks to its modular design, the R&S SMW200A can be equipped with the exact options required for a specific application. Any configuration is possible, from a classic single-path vector signal generator to a multichannel MIMO receiver tester.
The generator can be equipped with a maximum of two internal baseband modules and four fading simulator modules. It is also possible to install a second RF path. This concept yields two full-featured vector signal generators in a single unit, so that even complex signal scenarios (e.g. wanted signal + interferer, dual cell, TX/RX diversity) can be created easily.
Modular architecture for optimal adaptation to the application at hand
Almost all options of the R&S SMW200A can be retrofitted, most of them simply via key code. Starting from the basic configuration as a classic single-path vector signal generator, the R&S®SMW200A can be customized as required for any application. Users only have to purchase what they currently need and are free to decide on upgrades according to their future requirements.
GROWS WITH YOUR NEEDS
Advanced technology and a modular, upgradeable hardware concept make the R&S SMW200A a future-ready investment.
R&S SMW200A hardware options can be retrofitted with minimum effort. The baseband modules come as plugins and can easily be inserted into the rear panel without opening or recalibrating the instrument.
Software functions (e.g. digital standards) are simply activated via key codes. The R&S SMW200A firmware can be updated from a USB flash drive or via LAN. Free updates can be downloaded from the R&S website.
In this way, the R&S SMW200A can be precisely customized to suit the applications at hand and can be enhanced whenever new requirements arise. Users only have to purchase what they currently need and are free to decide on upgrades according to future requirements.