R&S®SMU200A Vector Signal Generator

The art of signal generation
LTE-Advanced 2x2 MIMO testing in UL and DL presented at GSMA MWC 2013

Key Facts

  • Support of 3GPP LTE FDD and TDD, LTE Advanced, 3GPP FDD/HSPA/HSPA+, and all other important digital standards
  • Optional fading simulator with up to 40 fading paths
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Brief Description

The R&S®SMU200A Vector Signal Generator not only combines up to two independent signal generators in one cabinet of only four height units, it also offers unrivalled RF and baseband characteristics.

Specifications

Frequency
Frequency range RF path A 100 kHz to 2.2/3/4/6 GHz
Frequency range RF path B 100 kHz to 2.2/3 GHz
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Key Facts

  • First RF path from 100 kHz to 2.2/3/4/6 GHz
  • Optional second RF path from 100 kHz to 2.2/3 GHz
  • Up to two complete baseband paths
  • Support of 3GPP LTE FDD and TDD, LTE Advanced, 3GPP FDD/HSPA/HSPA+, GSM/EDGE/EDGE Evolution, TD-SCDMA, WLAN, and all other important digital standards
  • 2×2 MIMO with realtime fading possible
  • Two instruments combinable for 2×4 or 4×2 MIMO
  • Optional fading simulator with up to 40 fading paths
  • I/Q modulator with 200 MHz RF bandwidth
  • Optional baseband generator with realtime coder and arbitrary waveform generator
  • Outstanding RF performance

Brief Description

The R&S®SMU200A Vector Signal Generator not only combines up to two independent signal generators in one cabinet of only four height units, it also offers unrivalled RF and baseband characteristics. The generator has been designed to meet all requirements encountered in research and development of modern communication systems as well as in their production.

Due to its modular design, the R&S®SMU200A can be optimally adapted to the requirements of different applications. The first RF path can be equipped with one of the four available frequency options. The upper frequency limit of 2.2 GHz / 3 GHz / 4 GHz or 6 GHz is user-selectable. In addition, a second RF path can be installed with upper frequency limits of 2.2 GHz and 3 GHz. The lower frequency limit of all frequency options is 100 kHz.

Up to two generators can also be installed in the baseband section. They generate complex signals in realtime and are equipped with an arbitrary waveform generator with up to 128 Msample memory for I and Q (512 Mbyte). The signals generated in the different basebands can be added. Frequency offset of the individual signals is possible. The optional internal fading simulator provides up to 40 fading paths for simulating multipath propagation.

The R&S®SMU200A can be fitted with a wide range of options – for example, options for all of today's important digital standards as well as function and performance enhancements such as MIMO fading or phase coherence. For a list of all available options as well as links to detailed information about the individual options, see "ordering information".

The modern, intuitive concept of the R&S®SMU200A ensures fast and easy operation.

Two signal generators in one

  • Frequency options from 100 kHz to 2.2/3/4/6 GHz for the first RF path
  • Optional second RF path up to 2.2 GHz or 3 GHz
  • Up to two complete baseband paths
  • Lossless combination of baseband signals in the digital domain (e.g. for testing multistandard base stations)

Outstanding signal quality

  • I/Q modulator with 200 MHz RF bandwidth
  • Very low SSB phase noise of typ. -135 dBc (f = 1 GHz, 20 kHz carrier offset, 1 Hz measurement bandwidth), typ. -139 dBc with the enhanced phase noise performance option
  • Wideband noise of typ. -153 dBc (CW, f = 1 GHz, >10 MHz carrier offset, 1 Hz measurement bandwidth)
  • Excellent ACLR of typically +70 dB for 3GPP FDD
  • Very high level repeatability of 0.05 dB
  • High-stability reference oscillator as standard
  • High output power up to +19 dBm (PEP), overrange + 26 dBm

Unrivaled flexibility

  • 2 x 2 MIMO with realtime fading possible
  • Two instruments can be combined for 2 x 4 or 4 x 2 MIMO
  • Optional fading simulator with up to 40 fading paths
  • Support of EUTRA/LTE FDD and TDD signal generation
  • Support of WiMAX IEEE 802.16-2004/Corr1-2005, 802.16e-2005 and WiBro
  • Four code channels in realtime for 3GPP FDD, support of HSDPA and HSUPA
  • Mixed frames with GSM, EDGE and EGPRS2 slots in one frame (with same symbol rate per frame)
  • Baseband generator with universal coder for realtime signal generation
  • Arbitrary waveform generator with 16 Msamples, 64 Msamples or 128 Msamples
  • Arbitrary waveform generator supported by R&S®WinIQSIM2™ and R&S®WinIQSIM™ simulation software

Intuitive operation

  • Color display with 800 × 600 pixels (SVGA format)
  • Intuitive user interface with graphical display of signal flow (block diagram)
  • Graphical display of baseband signals through built-in transient recorder
  • Context-sensitive help system

Ideal for production

  • Very short frequency and level setting times (<2 ms); only 450 µs in List mode
  • Electronic attenuator up to 6 GHz over the full level range
  • Flexible high speed measurements with RF List mode and multisegment waveforms
  • Minimum space required as two complete generators are accommodated in one instrument of only four height units

Connectivity

  • Optional digital I/Q input and output; support of R&S®EX-IQ-Box for flexible data formats and clock generation
  • Support of R&S®NRP power sensors
  • Remote control via LAN (Gigabit Ethernet, VXI11) and GPIB
  • Remote operation via Windows Remote Desktop or VNC
  • User-selectable trigger and marker signals
  • USB connectors for keyboard, mouse and memory stick
  • LXI class C compliance

Specifications

Frequency
Frequency range RF path A 100 kHz to 2.2/3/4/6 GHz
Frequency range RF path B 100 kHz to 2.2/3 GHz
Setting time SCPI mode
List mode
<2 ms, typ. 1.5 ms
<450 µs, typ. 300 µs
Level
Maximum level (standard) f≤3 GHz
f>3 GHz
+13 dBm (PEP)
+11 dBm (PEP)
Maximum level (with high-power option) f≤3 GHz
f>3 GHz
+19 dBm (PEP)
+17 dBm (PEP)
Setting time SCPI mode
List mode
<2 ms, typ. 1.5 ms
<450 µs, typ. 300 µs
Spectral purity
Nonharmonics carrier offset > 10 kHz,
200 MHz ≤ f ≤ 1500 MHz
<-80 dBc
SSB phase noise (with option) f = 1 GHz, carrier offset = 20 kHz,
1 Hz measurement bandwidth
<-135 dBc (typ. -139 dBc)
Wideband noise 200 MHz ≤ f ≤ 1500 MHz, CW
carrier offset > 10 MHz,
1 Hz meas. bandwidth
<-150 dBc (typ. -153 dBc)
ACLR 3GPP test model 1, 64 DPCH, 5 MHz offset typ. 70 dB
I/Q modulation
I/Q modulation bandwidth (in RF) external wideband mode
internal baseband mode
200 MHz
80 MHz
I/Q baseband generator
Supported standards and digital systems cellular 3GPP LTE / LTE Advanced, 3GPP FDD /
HSPA / HSPA+, GSM/EDGE/EDGE
Evolution, CDMA2000, 1xEV-DO rev. A,
TD-SCDMA
broadband wireless WLAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, WiMAX IEEE802.16
wireless audio/video FM-stereo, DVB-H/T, DAB/T-DMB, Sirius Radio, XM-Radio
navigation / others GPS / A-GPS, Bluetooth® incl. EDR,
TETRA Rel. 2, AWGN, user-defined
multicarrier CW, user-defined pulses
Fading simulator, MIMO
Number of signal paths depending on options up to 2 (up to 4 with 2 x 2 MIMO option)
Number of fading paths depending on options up to 40
Fading profiles Rayleigh, Rice, 3GPP Moving
Propagation, Birth/Death and High Speed
Train, Gauss, Gauss DAB, WiMAX Rice
and Doppler, pure Doppler, and more
MIMO fading with option up to 2x2 with one instrument
up to 4x2 or 2x4 with two instruments

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