Business Fields

High Tech and Innovation

A high-tech company thrives on innovations. A good 15 percent of the annual net revenue therefore goes into research and development at Rohde & Schwarz. To maintain its high quality standards, Rohde & Schwarz keeps virtually the entire added value within the company. Central R&D is located at company headquarters. At the same time, the company group maintains development centers in other German cities, in the USA, Singapore, China, Korea, Denmark, France, Romania, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The company’s main production and manufacturing facilities are located in Germany and the Czech Republic, with additional plants in Singapore and Malaysia.

Test & Measurement

Rohde & Schwarz is one of the world‘s largest manufacturers of electronic test and measurement equipment. Our products set standards in research, development, production, and service. We are a key partner of industry and network operators for all T&M tasks in radiocommunications.

T&M equipment for wireless communications, general-purpose electronics and microwave

Rohde & Schwarz offers test and measurement solutions for wireless communications. The company covers almost all mobile radio and wireless technologies, from GSM, UMTS/HSP(+) and CDMA2000 to Bluetooth, GPS and wireless Internet access via WLAN and WiMAX. One out of every two mobile phones in the world is developed and produced using T&M equipment from Rohde & Schwarz.

Currently LTE is going on air, and the first LTE FDD and TD-LTE networks have started operation in Europe, the US and Asia. Test and measurement equipment from Rohde & Schwarz makes a decisive contribution to the success of fourth-generation mobile radio. The company offers manufacturers a complete product portfolio for the development and production of chipsets, mobile terminal equipment and base stations. Network operators rely on Rohde & Schwarz products in the planning, setup and monitoring of their networks. Rohde & Schwarz is already venturing into LTE-Advanced and offers a first line of signal generators and analyzers.

The company also supports manufacturers of electronic devices wherever signals need to be generated and spectra or networks analyzed – from the audio range up to the high microwave frequencies. For the aerospace and defense industry, Rohde & Schwarz develops test and measurement solutions for microwave links as well as for radar and satellite communications systems. In addition, the company provides complete systems for EMC and field strength testing, for example to detect electromagnetic disturbance in automotive electronics.

In 2010, Rohde & Schwarz entered a new market segment by launching the world’s first oscilloscope with digital trigger. Hameg Instruments GmbH, a Rohde & Schwarz subsidiary, also offers oscilloscopes. Hameg’s T&M portfolio rounds out the Rohde & Schwarz product range in the lower price range.

Test & Measurement Products

Broadcasting

TV viewers and radio listeners in more than 80 countries receive their programs via transmitters from Rohde & Schwarz. By providing an innovative portfolio of broadcasting, measuring and studio equipment, we are driving the development of digital broadcasting worldwide.

Broadcasting and studio technology

Almost all analog transmitter networks have now been replaced by digital terrestrial broadcasting. Rohde & Schwarz has shaped and contributed to this development from the very beginning. The company has been active in the field of TV and sound broadcasting for over 60 years. Today, Rohde & Schwarz transmitters and T&M equipment are in use for analog and digital television in more than 80 countries.

As the market leader for digital terrestrial television, Rohde & Schwarz supports the world’s most widely distributed digital broadcasting standards. In North America for example, the company offers equipment for ATSC Mobile DTV, in Asia and Latin America for ISDB-T, and in Europe for DVB-T2. In the field of mobile TV, Rohde & Schwarz deploys its combined expertise from broadcasting and wireless communications.

The company also sells T&M equipment for the installation, maintenance and monitoring of broadcasting networks. The company is the market leader in this area with the R&S®ETL TV analyzer. Satellite and cable TV providers also find suitable T&M solutions at Rohde & Schwarz. The company supplies manufacturers of consumer electronics with the T&M equipment they need for the development and production of satellite receivers and TV sets, including for the new HD and 3D formats. Every second set-top box in the world is tested using T&M equipment from Rohde & Schwarz.

At the end of 2010, Rohde & Schwarz acquired DVS Digital Video Systems GmbH. DVS is a leading international manufacturer of hardware and software for professional film and video post production. One objective of this partnership is the transfer of technology between studio and broadcasting solutions. Moreover, the expertise and resources of the two companies will create valuable synergies.

Broadcasting Products

Secure Communications

Security organizations and armed forces must be able to exchange information efficiently and securely – also in multinational operations. To ensure the rapid coordination of civil, governmental, and military forces in times of crisis, Rohde & Schwarz supplies powerful, interoperable communications systems.

Secure communications for armed forces,

government authorities and industry

Military, government and civil authorities must be able to exchange information efficiently and securely. This is crucial for the success of national and international operations. Rohde & Schwarz supplies interoperable radiocommunications systems for deployment on land, at sea and in the air. Rohde & Schwarz is working hard on the development of next-generation software defined radios (SDR). The German Armed Forces, for example, commissioned the company at the end of 2008 to develop an SDR base unit for their future joint radio system (SVFuA).

More than 200 airports around the world deploy Rohde & Schwarz radiocommunications systems. In 2011, the company enhanced its product portfolio for air traffic control (ATC) by adding voice communications systems. These systems are based on a product from Topex SA, a company in which Rohde & Schwarz acquired a majority interest in 2010. As a result, Rohde & Schwarz can offer complete, IP-based single-source system solutions, from the microphone at the controller working position to the radio system antenna.

Rohde & Schwarz SIT GmbH develops crypto products and systems for government agencies, the German Armed Forces, the military and for private industry that ensure that voice and data are securely transmitted. The subsidiary’s high-security encryption technology is used for both wireless and wireline communications. As early as 2001, Rohde & Schwarz SIT had already set standards in secure mobile communications by launching the world’s first crypto mobile phone.

Secure Communications Products

Radiomonitoring

The need for mobile, wireless exchange of information is increasing drastically, but the usable frequency spectrum for radiocommunications is limited. Therefore, Rohde & Schwarz develops and produces stationary and mobile systems for detecting, locating, and analyzing radiocommunications signals.

Frequency management and radiolocation

for internal and external security

Although the frequency spectrum is limited, mobile wireless data volume is increasing drastically. Mobile telephony and radio for security authorities and organizations, navigation systems and broadcasting must operate smoothly. Rohde & Schwarz develops both stationary and mobile systems for detecting, locating and analyzing radiocommunications signals.

In many cases, threat scenarios can be identified early on through radio intelligence. Rohde & Schwarz provides authorities with solutions for identifying and locating suspicious communications activities. The company’s receivers, direction finders, signal analyzers, antennas and customized systems have been used in internal and external security for many decades.

Satellite monitoring also plays an important role at Rohde & Schwarz. Solutions include both stationary and mobile systems for use on the ground, at sea and in the air. They enable government agencies worldwide to get an insight into satellite-based voice and data communications. In this field, Rohde & Schwarz is supported by its French subsidiary Arpège SAS, which implements customer-specific satellite monitoring systems in close collaboration with Munich headquarters.

In 2011, Rohde & Schwarz entered a new market segment by acquiring ipoque GmbH, a specialist in Internet traffic management and network monitoring. ipoque is a leading provider of software solutions that effectively detect, monitor and optimize network applications.

Radiomonitoring Products

Service and Support

With 24-hour support worldwide (Monday through Friday) and a comprehensive service portfolio in more than 70 countries, Rohde & Schwarz is present around the world. The company stands for high quality, preventive service and compliance with delivery schedules – covering every requirement from calibration to application support.

Service & Support

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