New options extend the frequency range of Rohde & Schwarz's R&S SMF100A microwave signal generator to 43.5 GHz at the high end and down as low as 100 kHz.
To compensate for power losses due to cable attenuation and transfer impedance, the R&S SMF100A also offers an output power of up to +26 dBm (at 20 GHz).
The SMF100A is targeted at the aerospace and defense sector as well as manufacturers of microwave modules and components who demand a highly precise, flexible signal source covering a wide frequency range.
The SMF100A is an ideal signal source for mixer measurements. It replaces local oscillators of high-level mixers directly without requiring an additional amplifier, which significantly simplifies the test setup and reduces costs.
The R&S SMF100A's unprecedented SSB value of typ. -120 dBc (at 10 GHz/10 kHz offset) and its extremely high harmonics and spurious suppression allow users to control DUTs by means of ultra-pure signals. Users benefit from a flexible signal source that covers a wide frequency range and is capable of handling a variety of measurement requirements.
Another option, the R&S SMF-K4, enables a very fast ramp sweep of up to 1400 MHz/ms (between 11 GHz and 21 GHz), which is very useful when testing bandpass filters, for example. Users can now perform a real-time comparison, make direct corrections on the DUT based on measurement results, and observe their effect.
The following new options are now available from Rohde & Schwarz for the R&S SMF100A, which is already well-established in the market: R&S SMF-B2 (frequency extension 100 kHz to 1 GHz), R&S SMF-B144 (frequency range 1 GHz to 43.5 GHz), and R&S SMF-K4 (ramp sweep).
More information is available at www. rohde-schwarz.com.