R&S®SMBV100A Vector Signal Generator

Generating signals for today and tomorrow

Ready for future applications today
  • Future-proof hardware concept
  • RF section with high output level up to 6 GHz
  • Wide RF signal bandwidth of up to 160 MHz with internal signal generation
  • Maximum RF bandwidth of I/Q modulator exceeds 500 MHz
  • Always up-to-date with software upgrades
Instrument overview

 

 
 

Frequency response of the I/Q modulator with bandwidth of over 500 MHz
Customized internal signal generation with optional baseband generator
  • Baseband coder with realtime capabilities for direct signal generation
  • Integrated ARB for playback of precalculated waveforms
  • Availability of ARB-only versions with different bandwidths
  • Memory depth of up to 1 Gsample for long test sequences with option R&S®SMBV-K511 plus R&S®SMBV-K512
Version Option Baseband
generator
RF
bandwidth
1 R&S®SMBV-B10 Baseband coder with
realtime capabilities
and ARB (32 Msample,
extendable to 1 Gsample)
120 MHz, extendable
to 160 MHz
3 R&S®SMBV-B51 ARB only (32 Msample
extendable to 1 Gsample)
60 MHz, extendable
to 160 MHz
Support for all important state-of-the-art digital standards
  • Straightforward signal configuration due to easy-to-use GUI
  • 2G/3G/LTE mobile radio standards
  • Wireless standards including mobile WiMAX and WLAN IEEE 802.11ac

 
 

GUI of the R&S®SMBV100A showing a subset of the large variety of internally available digital standards (option).

 
 

Graphical display of settings for digital standards, e.g. EUTRA/LTE
High-performance RF for all types of applications
  • Excellent phase noise ensures low EVM with digital signals
  • High output level compensates for losses in test/system setup
  • Fast settling time for quicker measurements
  • Analog modulation for basic measurements

 
 

Measured SSB phase noise with internal OCXO (R&S®SMBV-B1H option)

 
 

Measured maximum output power vs. frequency

 
 

Histogram of measured level setting times in I/Q mode
Flexible signal processing and baseband connectivity
  • CW interference and AWGN simulation
  • Analog baseband outputs
  • Support for the R&S®EX-IQ-Box digital signal interface adapter and the R&S®IQR I/Q Data Recorder
Superposition of LTE signal with AWGN
Low cost of ownership due to simple service concept
  • Fast on-site servicing
  • Long calibration interval (three years) minimizes service costs
  • Straightforward modular design for short repair times
Allrounder and specialist at the same time
  • Optimized for high production throughput
    • Multisegment waveform mode for fast switchover between test sequences
    • Sequenzing of Arbitrary waveforms for maximum flexibility
    • High level repeatability ensures stable test conditions
Multisegment waveform concept

 
 

Level repeatability
  • 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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