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Test Equipment Solutions Ltd specialise in the second user sale, rental and distribution of
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Test & Measurement
­ &S®SMBV100A
R
­Vector Signal ­Generator
Generating signals for
today and tomorrow
R&S®SMBV100A
Vector Signal
­Generator
At a glance
A state-of-the-art vector signal generator must be
flexible and offer good signal characteristics along
with an outstanding cost/benefit ratio. In all of these
­areas, the R&S®SMBV100A sets new standards in
the mid-range class of instruments.
JJ Internal
signal generation for all major digital radio standards with optional integrated baseband source
JJ Highest output level in its class up to 6 GHz, combined
with excellent RF characteristics
JJ Lowest cost of ownership due to outstanding price/­
performance ratio and on-site service capabilities
JJ Ideal adaptation to customer applications
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The R&S®SMBV100A offers excellent RF performance
along with very high output level and short setting times.
At the same time, the R&S®SMBV100A can be equipped
with an internal baseband generator to allow generation of
a number of digital standards (e.g. WiMAX, HSPA+, LTE).
The wide frequency range from 9 kHz to 6 GHz covers all
of the important bands for digital modulation.
Due to its optimal scalability, the R&S®SMBV100A is easy
to customize to meet specific customer requirements. For
production applications, a cost-effective solution for playing back predefined test sequences is available with the
optional baseband arbitrary waveform generator (ARB).
And where it really matters, the optional baseband coder
provides impressive realtime capabilities. It allows the generation of even complex signals directly in the instrument
– no external signal generation software is required.
The R&S®SMBV100A has also been designed for ease of
servicing. Together with its scalability, this helps to ensure
very low cost of ownership. The instrument’s compact size
and graphical user interface for intuitive operation help to
fulfill all possible requirements.
These features make the R&S®SMBV100A ideal in development applications as well as in production and service.
This instrument truly does the job wherever signals with
digital modulation are needed.
R&S®SMBV100A
Vector Signal
­Generator
Benefits and key
features
Support for all important state-of-the-art digital
­standards
JJ Straightforward signal configuration due to easy-to-use
GUI
JJ 2G/3G/LTE mobile radio standards
JJ Wireless standards including mobile WiMAX and
WLAN IEEE 802.11n
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High-performance RF for all types of applications
phase noise ensures low EVM with digital
­signals
JJ High output level compensates for losses in test/system
setup
JJ Fast settling time for quicker measurements
JJ Analog modulation for basic measurements
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JJ Excellent
Flexible signal processing and baseband connectivity
interference and AWGN simulation
JJ Analog and digital baseband outputs
JJ Support for R&S®EX-IQ-Box digital interface adapter
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JJ CW
Ready for future applications today
hardware concept
JJ RF section with high output level up to 6 GHz
JJ Wide RF signal bandwidth of up to 120 MHz with ­internal
signal generation
JJ Maximum RF bandwidth of I/Q modulator exceeds
500 MHz
JJ Always up-to-date with software upgrades
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JJ Future-proof
Customized internal signal generation with optional
baseband generator
JJ Baseband coder with realtime capabilities for direct
­signal generation
JJ Integrated ARB for playback of precalculated waveforms
JJ Availability of ARB-only versions with different bandwidths
JJ Memory depth of up to 256 Msamples for long test
­sequences
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Low cost of ownership due to simple service
­concept
JJ Fast on-site servicing
JJ Long calibration interval (three years) minimizes service
costs
JJ Straightforward modular design for short repair times
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Allrounder and specialist at the same time
JJ Optimized for high production throughput
––Multisegment waveform mode for fast switchover
­between test sequences
––High level repeatability ensures stable test conditions
JJ Prepared for aerospace and defense applications
––Versatile capabilities for generating unmodulated as
well as complex modulated pulses
––Coupling of multiple instruments for phase-coherent RF
generation
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Ready for future
­applications today
With constantly rising cost pressures, investments
made today must also be able to meet future requirements. The R&S®SMBV100A was developed to
satisfy this objective and is setting new standards
for this class of instrument.
Key features
Frequency range
9 kHz to 3.2 GHz or 6 GHz
Level range
typ. –120 dBm to +24 dBm
Future-proof hardware concept
The R&S®SMBV100A vector signal generator benefits from
a carefully planned instrument concept. Depending on the
configuration, the instrument can function as a pure I/Q
upconverter, a cost-effective signal generator with integrated ARB or an advanced vector signal generator with
internal signal generation and realtime capabilities. The instrument concept allows the signal generator to be adapted to the individual task at hand, thereby reducing the
investment required. At the same time, the performance
of the individual hardware components provides ample capacity for future applications as well.
RF section with high output level up to 6 GHz
The R&S®SMBV100A is available with options for a maximum frequency of 3.2 GHz or 6 GHz, covering all major
frequency bands for wireless communications and other
radio applications.
Customized instrument configuration
Internal signal generation for various standards (optional)
Internal bandwidth
up to 120 MHz in RF range
External bandwidth
>500 MHz in RF range
– suitable for UWB
The standard electronic attenuator with integrated overvoltage protection ensures dependable operation of the
R&S®SMBV100A – even in challenging production environments. The maximum output level is typ. +24 dBm over
the entire frequency range above 1 MHz.
Instrument overview
I/Q test vectors from
e.g. ¸WinIQSIM2 TM or
MATLAB ®
External I/Q input for
more than 500 MHz
RF bandwidth
¸SMBV100A
Baseband section
Digital standards
(optional) such as
LTE
WiMAX
3GPP
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Baseband generator
Signal calculation and realtime
encoding
(e.g. custom digital modulation)
with ¸SMBV-B10
Arbitrary waveform generator (ARB)
Waveform playback
with ¸SMBV-B10/-B50/-B51
I/Q modulator
Up to
120 MHz RF
bandwidth
RF section
up to 6 GHz
Wide RF signal bandwidth of up to 120 MHz with
­internal signal generation
The wide R&S®SMBV100A RF bandwidth extending up
to 120 MHz with internal signal generation is more than
adequate for the latest broadband digital standards such
as LTE and WiMAX. This bandwidth also offers ample capacity for future standards. Since it is easy to import test
signals you create on your own, e.g. with MATLAB®, the
R&S®SMBV100A is well prepared to generate the signals
you will also need in the future.
Frequency response of the I/Q modulator with bandwidth of over 500 MHz
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Maximum RF bandwidth of I/Q modulator exceeds
500 MHz
The integrated I/Q modulator provides a maximum RF
bandwidth of over 500 MHz for externally supplied I/Q signals. For example, this wide bandwidth allows upconversion of UWB signals, which can be generated as I/Q signals by the R&S®AFQ100B baseband signal generator. This
wide bandwidth is also available for use with frequency
agility or steep-edged pulse modulation with a flexible external I/Q source such as the R&S®AFQ100B.
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-90
Center
4.488 GHz
100 MHz/
Span 1 GHz
Always up-to-date with software upgrades
The powerful baseband generator is already prepared to
handle future applications. The flexible software architecture allows the integration of new standards and extension
of existing standards based on simple software updates,
requiring no investment in new hardware.
R&S®SMBV100A and R&S®AFQ100B
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­ ustomized ­internal
C
signal ­generation
with optional
­baseband generator
The one aspect that truly makes the R&S®SMBV100A stand
out is its optional baseband generator, which is available in
three different versions for different applications:
Version Option
Baseband
­generator
RF
­bandwidth
1
R&S®SMBV-B10
Baseband coder with
realtime capabilities
and ARB (32 Msample
or 256 Msample)
120 MHz
2
R&S®SMBV-B50
ARB only (32 Msample
or 256 Msample)
120 MHz
3
R&S®SMBV-B51
ARB only (32 Msample
or 256 Msample)
60 MHz
Key features
Internal signal generation (optional)
Choice of three different baseband generators (internal signal generation
with realtime capabilities or two ARB-only versions)
ARB with 32 Msamples, extendable up to 256 Msamples
ARB supported by R&S®WinIQSIM2™
Easy interaction with MATLAB®
Optional 80 Gbyte mass memory for storage of signals
Baseband coder with realtime capabilities for direct
signal generation
The most powerful baseband generator (R&S®SMBV-B10)
includes an integrated arbitrary waveform generator as
well as a baseband coder that allows signal generation
directly in the instrument. Besides realtime generation of
signals for user-configurable digital modulation, a multitude of digital standards such as HSPA+, LTE, WLAN and
WiMAX are also supported (option). All signal parameters
are configured directly on the instrument. Even complex
signals can be generated with only a few keystrokes. Multicarrier test scenarios can also be defined on the instrument itself no matter whether working with different or
the same digital standards. Multicarrier power amplifier
(MCPA) tests and interoperability tests are very easy to
perform.
The R&S®SMBV-B10 baseband generator thus totally eliminates the need to generate test signals using an external
computer and transfer them to the vector signal generator.
This is especially beneficial in a development environment
where fast, easy access to signal parameters is critical
during both manual operation and remote operation. This
helps to speed up the work flow and minimize development time.
The realtime coder also enables the user to generate test
sequences with a theoretically infinite length, e.g. with
simple digitally modulated signals or internally generated
digital standards such as 3GPP FDD (downlink) and GSM.
This makes bit error rate tests reliable in cases where a
sufficiently long test sequence is needed for statistical assessment.
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Integrated ARB for playback of precalculated
­waveforms
Precalculated test sequences are common especially in
production environments. The R&S®SMBV100A is also well
equipped in this area: All three versions of the baseband
generator are capable of playing back precalculated waveforms. When it comes to generating standard-compliant
signals, the external R&S®WinIQSIM2™ waveform generation software is also available. It supports standards such
as LTE, HSPA+ and WiMAX. Proprietary signals and special test vectors (e.g. generated using MATLAB®) can also
be played back from the integrated ARB with no problem.
The two ARB-only versions (R&S®SMBV-B50/-B51) are recommended in all instances where a cost-saving solution is
needed and there is no need to set signal parameters directly on the instrument.
Memory depth of up to 256 Msamples for long test
­sequences
The ARB memory can be extended from the standard size
of 32 Msamples to 256 Msamples. This makes it possible
to play back long test sequences for realistic measurements on DUTs.
If the optional mass memory (R&S®SMBV-B92) is installed
in the R&S®SMBV100A, it is easy to save test sequences
in the instrument and recall them for later use without having to retransfer them. This speeds up manual tests and
is of course also useful in production applications where
numerous test sequences typically must be kept ready for
use.
A dream team: R&S®SMBV100A and R&S®FSV for generating and
­analyzing digitally modulated signals
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Support for all
­important
state-of-the-art
digital ­standards
With its internal baseband coder (R&S®SMBV-B10),
the R&S®SMBV100A optionally allows users to generate all major digital communications standards
– and without needing any external signal generation software. Alternatively, waveforms can be generated for the digital standards using the external
R&S®WinIQSIM2™ software. Besides applying predefined test signals, users also have free access to
individual signal parameters. Users can thus generate standard-compliant cellular or wireless signals.
Straightforward signal configuration due to easy-touse GUI
During internal signal generation, the R&S®SMBV100A offers clear benefits due to its straightforward display and
graphical user interface. The signal generator allows intuitive operation via the block diagram. The context-sensitive
help system assists users during everyday work, e.g. when
information is needed about individual parameters in the
digital standards.
2G/3G/LTE mobile radio standards
Signals used in second- and third-generation mobile radio are as easy to generate with the R&S®SMBV100A as
broadband LTE signals.
GSM/EDGE
JJ Framed
and unframed signals
signal generation (with R&S®SMBV-K40 only)
JJ Up to eight time slots with different modulation formats,
training sequences and power levels
JJ All important burst types supported
JJ Realtime
CDMA2000®1)/1×EV-DO
JJ Configuration
of up to four base stations or four mobile
stations
JJ Downlink CDMA2000® signal generation including all
special channels, up to 78 user channels
JJ Operating modes “Traffic”, “Access”, “Enhanced
­Access” and “Common Control” on the CDMA2000®
­uplink
JJ Channel coding
JJ 1×EV-DO physical layer subtypes 0&1 or 2 supported
GUI of the R&S®SMBV100A showing the large variety of internally
­available digital standards (option)
1)
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CDMA2000® is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry
­Association (TIA - USA).
3GPP FDD/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+
JJ Support
of all physical channels of 3GPP FDD, HSDPA,
HSUPA and HSPA+
JJ HSDPA H-sets 1 to 10 with channel coding plus userdefinable H-sets
JJ HSUPA fixed reference channels with channel coding
JJ Realtime generation of P-CCPCH and up to three DPCHs
in downlink (with R&S®SMBV-K42 only)
JJ One UE in realtime in uplink (with R&S®SMBV-K42 only),
up to 67 additional mobile stations via ARB
JJ MIMO and transmit diversity coding
EUTRA/LTE
layer modes OFDMA and SC-FDMA for downlink and uplink supported
JJ Supported physical channels include P-SYNC/S-SYNC,
PDSCH, PBCH, PCFICH, PHICH, PDCCH, PUSCH and
PUCCH
JJ MIMO and transmit diversity coding
JJ Channel coding
Wireless standards including mobile WiMAX and
WLAN IEEE 802.11n
The trend toward higher and higher data rates is raising the
test requirements placed even on wireless systems. Here
too, the R&S®SMBV100A provides all test signals needed.
WiMAX IEEE 802.16
JJ Support
for fixed and mobile WiMAX
layer modes: OFDM, OFDMA, OFDMA/WiBro
JJ Burst types including FCH, DL-MAP, UL-MAP, DCD, UCD,
HARQ, ranging, fast feedback, data
JJ Multiple zones and segments (e.g. PUSC, FUSC, AMC,
sounding)
JJ Diversity and MIMO coding (DL, UL)
JJ Physical
JJ Physical
WLAN IEE 802.11
JJ Signal
generation in line with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
CCK and OFDM modulation
JJ Bandwidths of up to 40 MHz supported
JJ Channel coding
JJ Legacy, Mixed and Greenfield modes as well as MIMO
coding for IEEE 802.11n
JJ PDCC,
Additional information
For detailed information on all supported digital standards, please refer
to the digital standards data sheet (PB 5213.9434.22) available on the
Rohde & Schwarz website (www.rohde-schwarz.com).
Graphical display of settings for digital standards, e.g. EUTRA/LTE
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High-performance
RF for all types of
­applications
Excellent phase noise ensures low EVM with digital
­signals
SSB phase noise is a key parameter when it comes to RF
generator signal quality. This parameter is important not
only in CW applications, but also particularly with digital
signals. It has a direct influence on the error vector magnitude (EVM) of digital signals, which is an important parameter especially with today’s OFDM-based communications
systems such as WiMAX and LTE.
A well-designed RF unit provides a solid basis for
fast, clean digital signal generation. This is necessary to allow reproducible measurements with the
digital signals used in development and production
environments.
The good signal characteristics provided by the
R&S®SMBV100A also include excellent figures for nonharmonics, which are important when making interference
measurements.
Measured SSB phase noise with internal OCXO (R&S®SMBV-B1 option)
Measured maximum output power vs. frequency
High output level compensates for losses in test/­
system setup
Test signals not only need to be pure; they must have sufficient power levels as well. This becomes obvious particularly when working with more complex systems in
which the actual test setup (cables, switches, couplers,
etc.) introduces losses between the generator and DUT.
The R&S®SMBV100A can easily compensate for such
losses with its high output power. With a specified output
power of greater than +18 dBm (PEP) and typically even
+24 dBm over a wide frequency range of 1 MHz to 6 GHz,
the instrument delivers unparalleled performance in the
mid-range class. This eliminates the need for external amplifiers, which not only drive up costs but also increase the
system’s level uncertainty.
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30
–30
3 GHz
1 GHz
–60
100 MHz
–70
10 MHz
CW
28
27
26
–80
–90
25
–100
Level/dBm
SSB phase noise dBc/Hz
–50
I/Q
29
6 GHz
–40
–110
–120
–130
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23
22
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21
–150
–160
1 Hz
20
10 Hz
100 Hz
1 kHz
10 kHz
Frequency
10
100 kHz
1 MHz
10 MHz
0
1
2
3
RF/GHz
4
5
6
Fast settling time for quicker measurements
In production as well as in module characterization, numerous test points in the frequency and level domain are
scanned. However, scans of this sort are only as fast as the
slowest element in the chain. The R&S®SMBV100A makes
a solid contribution with switching times of less than 1 ms
in the standard List mode, thus helping to reduce the test
time. This speeds up tests in development and helps to
achieve throughput objectives in production at minimum
costs.
Analog modulation for basic measurements
Analog modulation modes are also required in order to
make the R&S®SMBV100A an all-purpose generator. This
is why amplitude, frequency and phase modulation are all
standard features. The R&S®SMBV100A also offers an internal LF source that can be used as a modulation generator.
The analog modulation capabilities can be enhanced even
further with an optional pulse modulator and generator
that offers an impressive rise/fall time of typically only 4 ns
and a maximum on/off ratio of typically 90 dB.
Key features
Low SSB phase noise
typ. –128 dBc (1Hz) at 1 GHz
Very low nonharmonics
typ. –85 dBc up to 1.5 GHz
Maximum output power
typ. +24 dBm
Fast frequency changes
<1 ms in List mode
Standard modulation modes
AM, FM, φM
Pulse modulation
optional
Histogram of measured level setting times in I/Q mode
10000
9000
List mode
8000
7000
Occurrence
6000
5000
ALC = Table
4000
ALC = Sample & Hold
3000
ALC = on
2000
1000
0
0
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4
4.5
5
Setting time/ms
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Flexible ­signal
­processing
and baseband
­connectivity
CW interference and AWGN simulation
The baseband section can also be enhanced with an option for additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN), which permits realistic tests involving noisy signals.
The Noise Only and CW Interferer modes extend the generator’s range of applications. In the Noise Only mode, the
R&S®SMBV100A behaves like a defined noise source with
adjustable bandwidth and level. The CW Interferer mode
allows the internal addition of a CW carrier to the wanted
signal, eliminating the need for an additional signal generator. This function is very useful for measuring adjacent
channel suppression on receivers.
Key features
Realistic scenarios with AWGN or CW interferer simulation
Analog and digital baseband outputs
To extend the range of applications of the optional internal baseband generators, they have analog differential
I/Q outputs as a standard feature. This means that the
R&S®SMBV100A can test the baseband section as well as
the RF input of a DUT via its analog interface.
Flexible baseband outputs
Support for R&S®EX-IQ-Box digital interface adapter
Support for R&S®EX-IQ-Box digital interface adapter
The baseband interface also offers an optional digital signal output 1) that operates together with the
R&S®EX‑IQ‑Box. The R&S®EX-IQ-Box makes adaptation
to the device under test an easy task because it supports
numerous common digital formats. The R&S®EX-IQ-Box
is conveniently operated via the user interface of the
R&S®SMBV100A.
1)
Available starting in January 2009 (enabled via software).
Superposition of LTE signal with AWGN
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–100
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–110
Center 2.14 GHz
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5 MHz/
Span 50 MHz
–110
Center 2.14 GHz
5 MHz/
Span 50 MHz
–110
Center 2.14 GHz
5 MHz/
Span 50 MHz
Low cost of ownership due to simple
service concept
Key features
Choice between on-site service and Rohde & Schwarz service center
Fast on-site servicing
The R&S®SMBV100A has been designed for maximum dependability and easy servicing. This helps to maximize uptime in a wide variety of applications, which in turn means
lower cost of ownership for the customer.
In addition, customers can choose between calibrating or
repairing the instrument themselves or having a certified
Rohde & Schwarz service center do the work. This helps
customers to minimize downtime and to return the instrument to operation again as fast as possible. This is especially critical in production applications.
Long calibration interval of three years
Modular design allows fast repairs
Long calibration interval (three years) minimizes
­service costs
Due to the stability of the components and modules that
are used, the recommended calibration interval is three
years. This minimizes the frequency of servicing, helping
to save costs and ensure maximum uptime for the instrument.
Straightforward modular design for short repair
times
In cases where repairs are actually necessary, internal error diagnostics help to pinpoint the problem. The design
uses a minimum number of modules to simplify and speed
up the exchange process. Since all modules have already
been fully adjusted, a brief functional check is all that is
necessary in order to restore the outstanding characteristics of the R&S®SMBV100A. If you also use a power sensor such as the R&S®NRP-Z92 to perform a new power
level adjustment for the entire instrument, you can further
increase the level accuracy.
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Allrounder and
­specialist at the
same time
Key features
Short switching times of <1 ms in List mode
Multisegment waveform mode for fast switchover between test
­sequences
High level repeatability ensures stable test conditions
High output power allows substitution of additional power amplifiers
Optimized for high production throughput
Several characteristics are important for achieving
high throughput in production. The fast frequency and
­level switching times provided by the R&S®SMBV100A
(<1 ms in List mode) provide a solid foundation. However, to allow fast switching of digital signals as well, the
R&S®SMBV100A supports the multisegment waveform
(MSW) mode. The MSW mode makes it possible to switch
between multiple test sequences that are kept stored in
memory simultaneously. Switching is controlled based on
a user-specified schedule or by external triggering. With
a memory depth of up to 256 Msamples, it is possible
to switch between a number of different signals without
having to waste time loading the data. Typical switching
times are a brief 5 µs at a clock rate of 50 MHz. This is important when testing the advanced multimode modules
that are used to process the different signals in GSM and
3GPP FDD.
Another important item is the level repeatability, which determines whether it is possible to obtain stable test conditions. The R&S®SMBV100A offers performance that makes
it possible to set tighter measurement limits and thus increase the test yield.
Since higher level losses typically occur in more complex
production systems, the R&S®SMBV100A offers a high
output power of >+18 dBm, and typically even +24 dBm
over the entire frequency range above 1 MHz. This eliminates the need for additional amplifiers, thereby saving
space and money and helping to avoid loss of level accuracy on the DUT due to drift.
Multisegment waveform concept
Waveform 1
Waveform 2
Level repeatability
Automatic repetition
of partial waveform
Resulting waveform in output RAM
Segment 1
Segment 2
Segment 3
Output signal
Waveform 3
Segment switching by
¸SMBV100A user interface,
IEC/IEEE bus, external trigger line
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Prepared for aerospace and defense applications
The R&S®SMBV100A offers two choices when it comes
to generating typical pulse scenarios. The classic method
uses an optional pulse generator and RF pulse modulator
for a maximum on/off ratio of typically 90 dB. The other
choice involves pulse generation using an I/Q modulator and an ARB signal for maximum flexibility in terms of
pulse shapes and sequences. The optional R&S®SMBV-K6
pulse sequencer allows the easy generation of a wide
range of realistic pulse sequences. With a high clock rate
of up to 150 MHz, it generates pulses with steep edges
while also supporting standard frequency hopping techniques with up to 120 MHz bandwidth.
Screenshot of the R&S®SMBV-K6
During measurements on phased array antenna systems,
the phase coherence option provides useful support. Multiple generators can be coupled to a common local oscillator to generate the signals needed for beamforming.
Key features
Optional pulse modulator with 90 dB on/off ratio
Support for R&S®SMBV-K6 pulse sequencer software
Optional coupling of multiple instruments for generation of phase­coherent RF signals
If the generator is used in a secure area, sanitizing procedures help to support the clearance procedure. The
optional hard disk used to store signal data can be easily
removed without opening the instrument.
Rear view of the R&S®SMBV100A
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Specifications in brief
Base unit
Frequency
Range
R&S®SMBV-B103
CW mode
9 kHz to 3.2 GHz
I/Q mode
1 MHz to 3.2 GHz
R&S®SMBV-B106
Setting time
CW mode
9 kHz to 6 GHz
I/Q mode
1 MHz to 6 GHz
SCPI mode, ALC state ON, CW mode
<3 ms
SCPI mode, ALC state ON, I/Q mode
<5 ms
SCPI mode, ALC state Table
<2 ms
SCPI mode, ALC state S&H
<7 ms
List mode
<1 ms
Maximum output power
1 MHz < f ≤ 6 GHz
>+18 dBm (PEP) 2)
Absolute level error
1 MHz < f ≤ 3 GHz
<0.5 dB
Additional level error with ALC OFF, S&H
This mode is used with I/Q modulation and pulse <0.25 dB
modulation.
Output impedance VSWR in 50 Ω system
200 kHz < f ≤ 6 GHz
<1.8
Setting time
SCPI mode, ALC state ON, CW mode
<2.5 ms
SCPI mode, ALC state ON, I/Q mode
<5 ms
SCPI mode, ALC state Table
<2 ms
SCPI mode, ALC state S&H
<7 ms
List mode
<1 ms
1 MHz < f ≤ 1 GHz
50 W
1 GHz < f ≤ 2 GHz
25 W
2 GHz < f ≤ 6 GHz
10 W
Harmonics
f > 1 MHz; CW, level ≤ 8 dBm
<–30 dBc
Nonharmonics
CW, level > –10 dBm, >10 kHz carrier offset,
f ≤ 1500 MHz
<–70 dBc (nominal <–85 dBc)
SSB phase noise
20 kHz carrier offset, 1 Hz measurement bandwidth, CW
Level
Reverse power
Spectral purity
Wideband noise
f = 100 MHz
<–141 dBc (nominal –147 dBc)
f = 1 GHz
<–122 dBc (nominal –128 dBc)
f = 6 GHz
<–106 dBc (nominal –112 dBc)
attenuator mode AUTO
for level > 5 dBm, >10 MHz carrier offset,
1 Hz measurement bandwidth, CW
<–142 dBc (nominal –152 dBc)
Supported analog modulation modes
Amplitude modulation
standard
Frequency/phase modulation
standard
Maximum FM deviation
f > 3 GHz
16 MHz
Maximum φM
f > 3 GHz
160 rad
Pulse modulation
optional, with R&S®SMBV-K22
On/off ratio
>80 dB
Rise/fall time
10 % to 90 % of RF amplitude
<20 ns, typ. 4 ns
Minimum pulse width
using the optional R&S®SMBV-K23 pulse
­generator
10 ns
16
Base unit
I/Q modulation
Internally supported systems
(with additional options)
R&S®SMBV-B10 baseband generator required
GSM/EDGE, 3GPP FDD incl. HSPA/HSPA+,
TD‑SCDMA, CDMA2000®, 1×EV-DO, EUTRA/
LTE, WiMAX, WLAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, GPS,
XM Radio, HD Radio™ 3), DVB‑H/DVB-T, multicarrier CW
Realtime custom digital modulation
R&S®SMBV-B10 baseband generator required
ASK, FSK, BPSK, QPSK, QPSK 45° offset,
­OQPSK, π/4-QPSK, π/2-DBPSK, π/4-DQPSK,
π/8-D8PSK, 8PSK, 8PSK EDGE, 16QAM,
32QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM, 1024QAM
I/Q modulator bandwidth
internal
60 MHz or 120 MHz, depending on baseband
option
external
>500 MHz
Maximum waveform length
32 Msamples
with R&S®SMBV-B55 option
DAC resolution
256 Msamples
16 bit
ACLR
WCDMA 3GPP FDD, TM 1/64
typ. 67 dBc
EVM
WCDMA 3GPP FDD, TM 1/64
typ. 0.6 %
WiMAX IEEE 802.16e
typ. 0.4 %
EUTRA/LTE
typ. 0.4 %
Connectivity
Remote control
IEC/IEEE, Ethernet (LAN), USB
Peripherals
USB 2.0
PEP = peak envelope power.
3)
HD Radio™ is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corp.
2)
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Ordering information
Designation
Type
Order No.
Base unit (including power cable, Quick Start Guide and CD-ROM, with operating and service manual)
Vector Signal Generator
R&S®SMBV100A
1407.6004.02
9 kHz to 3.2 GHz
R&S®SMBV-B103
1407.9603.02
9 kHz to 6 GHz
R&S®SMBV-B106
1407.9703.02
Reference Oscillator OCXO
R&S®SMBV-B1
1407.8407.02
Phase Coherence
R&S®SMBV-B90
1407.9303.02
Pulse Modulator
R&S®SMBV-K22
1415.8019.02
Pulse Generator
R&S®SMBV-K23
1415.8025.02
Baseband Generator with Digital Modulation
(realtime) and ARB (32 Msample),
120 MHz RF bandwidth
R&S®SMBV-B10
1407.8607.02
Baseband Generator with ARB (32 Msample),
120 MHz RF bandwidth
R&S®SMBV-B50
1407.8907.02
Baseband Generator with ARB (32 Msample),
60 MHz RF bandwidth
R&S®SMBV-B51
1407.9003.02
Memory Extension for ARB to 256 Msample
R&S®SMBV-B55
1407.9203.02
Hard Disk (removable)
R&S®SMBV-B92
1407.9403.02
Digital Baseband Connectivity 3)
R&S®SMBV-K18
1415.8002.02
Digital Standard GSM/EDGE
R&S®SMBV-K40
1415.8031.02
Digital Standard 3GPP FDD
R&S®SMBV-K42
1415.8048.02
3GPP FDD Enhanced MS/BS Tests incl. HSDPA R&S®SMBV-K43
1415.8054.02
3GPP FDD HSUPA
R&S®SMBV-K45
1415.8077.02
Digital Standard CDMA2000® incl. 1×EV-DV
R&S®SMBV-K46
1415.8083.02
Digital Standard 1×EV-DO Rev. A
R&S®SMBV-K47
1415.8090.02
Digital Standard IEEE 802.11 (a/b/g)
R&S®SMBV-K48
1415.8102.02
Digital Standard IEEE 802.16
R&S®SMBV-K49
1415.8119.02
Digital Standard TD-SCDMA
R&S®SMBV-K50
1415.8125.02
TD-SCDMA Enhanced BS/MS Tests
R&S®SMBV-K51
1415.8131.02
Digital Standard DVB-H/DVB-T
R&S®SMBV-K52
1415.8148.02
Digital Standard IEEE 802.11n
R&S®SMBV-K54
1415.8160.02
Digital Standard EUTRA/LTE
R&S®SMBV-K55
1415.8177.02
Digital Standard HSPA+
R&S®SMBV-K59
1415.8219.02
Multicarrier CW Signal Generation
R&S®SMBV-K61
1415.8225.02
Digital Standard GSM/EDGE
R&S®SMBV-K240
1415.8231.02
Digital Standard 3GPP FDD
R&S®SMBV-K242
1415.8248.02
3GPP FDD Enhanced MS/BS Tests incl. HSDPA R&S®SMBV-K243
1415.8254.02
Digital Standard GPS
R&S®SMBV-K244
1415.8260.02
3GPP FDD HSUPA
R&S®SMBV-K245
1415.8277.02
Digital Standard CDMA2000® incl. 1×EV-DV
R&S®SMBV-K246
1415.8283.02
Digital Standard 1×EV-DO Rev. A
R&S®SMBV-K247
1415.8290.02
Digital Standard IEEE 802.11 (a/b/g)
R&S®SMBV-K248
1415.8302.02
Digital Standard IEEE 802.16
R&S®SMBV-K249
1415.8319.02
Options
RF
Baseband
Digital modulation systems
Digital modulation systems using
R&S®WinIQSIM2™ 4)
18
Designation
Type
Order No.
Digital Standard TD-SCDMA
R&S®SMBV-K250
1415.8325.02
TD-SCDMA Enhanced BS/MS Tests
R&S®SMBV-K251
1415.8331.02
Digital Standard DVB-H/DVB-T
R&S®SMBV-K252
1415.8348.02
Digital Standard IEEE 802.11n
R&S®SMBV-K254
1415.8354.02
Digital Standard EUTRA/LTE
R&S®SMBV-K255
1415.8360.02
Digital Standard HSPA+
R&S®SMBV-K259
1415.8377.02
Multicarrier CW Signal Generation
R&S®SMBV-K261
1415.8383.02
Additive White Gaussian Noise (AWGN)
R&S®SMBV-K262
1415.8425.02
R&S®SMBV-K6
1415.8390.02
Playback of XM Radio Waveforms R&S®SMBV-K256
1415.8402.02
Playback of HD Radio™ Waveforms
R&S®SMBV-K352
1415.8431.02
R&S®SMBV-K62
1415.8419.02
Digital modulation systems using an external PC
software or waveforms
Pulse Sequencer 5)
6)
Noise generation
Additive White Gaussian Noise (AWGN)
Recommended extras
Hardcopy manuals (in English, UK)
1407.6062.32
Hardcopy manuals (in English, US)
R&S®ZZA-S334
1109.4487.00
Power Sensor 9 kHz to 6 GHz
R&S®NRP-Z92
1171.7005.02
Keyboard with USB Interface (US character set)
R&S®PSL-Z2
1157.6870.04
Mouse with USB Interface, optical
R&S®PSL-Z10
1157.7060.03
5)
6)
3)
4)
1407.6062.39
19" Rack Adapter
Available starting in January 2009 (enabled via software).
R&S®WinIQSIM2™ requires an external PC.
The pulse sequencer requires an external PC.
Signal generation requires waveforms from XM Radio.
Your local Rohde & Schwarz expert will help you to find the solution that is optimally suited to your requirements and will
be glad to prepare a custom offer for you.
To find your nearest Rohde & Schwarz representative visit: www.sales.rohde-schwarz.com
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J In
70 countries
J Person-to-person
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and flexible
with a warranty
J No hidden terms
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About 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,
radiomonitoring and radiolocation, as well as secure communications. Established 75 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz
has a global presence and a dedicated service network in
over 70 countries. Company headquarters are in Munich,
Germany.
Regional contact
Europe, Africa, Middle East
+49 1805 12 42 42* or +49 89 4129 137 74
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customer.support@rsa.rohde-schwarz.com
Latin America
+1-410-910-7988
customersupport.la@rohde-schwarz.com
Asia/Pacific
+65 65 13 04 88
customersupport.asia@rohde-schwarz.com
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For data sheet, see
PD 5214.1114.22
and www.rohde-schwarz.com
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Phone +49 89 41 290 | Fax +49 89 41 29 121 64
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R&S® is a registered trademark of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
Trade names are trademarks of the owners | Printed in Germany (ed)
PD 5214.1114.12 | Version 01.00 | August 2008 | R&S®SMBV100A
Data without tolerance limits is not binding | Subject to change
*0.14 €/min within German wireline network; rates may vary in other
­networks (wireline and mobile) and countries.