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PVT360A Performance vector tester

Minimal footprint, maximum performance

PVT360A Performance vector tester
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PVT360A Performance vector tester
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Key facts

  • Two TRX channels with two independent signal
    generators and analyzers
  • 400 MHz to 8 GHz frequency range covering all
    FR1 frequency bands
  • Up to 500 MHz bandwidth
  • Hardware-accelerated test sequencing
  • Extensive signal generation and analysis software

Optimized for FR1 base station, small cell and RF
component testing

The R&S®PVT360A is a VSG/VSA single-box vector tester optimized for FR1 base station, small cell and RF
component testing in production and characterization environments. Two independent signal generators
and analyzers enable fast parallel measurements. A frequency range of up to 8 GHz, flexible bandwidth configuration and an optional second TRX channel provide the necessary performance and enable flexible adaptation in a small form factor.

Features & benefits

Keycode options for hardware extensions

The basic R&S®PVT360A configuration with the R&S®PVT-B106H option supports a frequency range of 400 MHz to 6 GHz and a bandwidth of 250 MHz on the first TRX. The instrument also comes fully equipped and calibrated for its maximum configuration. It has everything you need to activate a frequency range up to 8 GHz, a bandwidth extension of 500 MHz and the second TRX. The instrument can be adapted to your needs at any time.

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Keycode options for hardware extensions

Hardware-accelerated test sequencing

Speed is essential when performing multiple tests. The R&S®PVT360A automates testing and accelerates hardware test sequencing for extremely fast measurements. Using the ARB sequencer, waveforms can directly be queried from the RAM. The integrated signal generator and analyzer enable seamless interaction between the transmit and receive paths.

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R&S®PVT360A ARB sequencer GUI

Internal switch matrix

The R&S®PVT360A switch matrix has outstanding flexibility and maximum resource utilization. When testing multiple DUTs or multiport devices, connectivity to the R&S®PVT360A via the various RF ports eliminates the need for an external switch matrix.
Each of the two optional generators can broadcast signals on up to 8 RF output ports. The signal analysis path can be assigned to one of eight RF input ports. The low switching time enables fast sequential measurements. 

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Internal switch matrix

Smart channel

The R&S®PVT-K108 smart channel option virtually divides the R&S®PVT360A into as many as eight subinstruments. Virtual pairs of signal generators and analyzers can be controlled independently of one another. While generator and analyzer hardware is shared across the virtual instruments, processing and calculation is parallelized for maximum utilization and speed.

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Eight virtual instruments using the smart channel option

Manual and automated operation

The R&S®PVT360A GUI is accessible via a web interface or a connected monitor and provides a structured overview of signal generation and analysis settings.
The R&S®PVT360A also comes with SCPI support for automation and python libraries for easy automated testing. ARB sequencing allows ARB files to be accessed directly from the RAM, eliminating file loading times. Hardware based test sequencing further increases test speeds for excellent measurement throughput.

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The web GUI has a structured view of the general purpose RF (GPRF) signal generation and analysis settings

Comprehensive signal generation and analysis

R&S®WinIQSIM2 external PC software supports the configuration and generation of ARB signals for multiple cellular and wireless connectivity standards.
A variety of measurement features for general purpose, cellular and wireless standards are available for signal analysis. The signal analysis applications provide insight into the physical layer and RF performance of the analyzed signal. The internal GUI or the R&S®VSE software provide a graphical representation of results.

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Time plan display in the 5G NR option of the  R&S®WinIQSIM2 external PC software

Base station and small cell testing

The R&S®PVT360A provides measurement capabilities to test the physical layer of base stations and small cells. With frequencies up to 8 GHz and a bandwidth of  500 MHz, all FR1 frequency bands are covered. Standard-compliant signal generation and analysis for LTE and 5G NR up to release 17 for comprehensive, typical base station transmitter and receiver testing.

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5G NR signal analysis

Component test and detailed characterization

The signal generation and analysis applications enable comprehensive component testing with modulated signals. A broad range of test applications for component testing is available with R&S®WinIQSIM2 and R&S®VSE software.
From amplifier characterization to signal analysis based on wireless standards, a wide range of tests can be carried out. High RF performance suitable for demanding measurements enables in-depth DUT testing for various signal parameters, while providing performance insight.

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Enhanced testing in production environments

The R&S®PVT360A has different methods for parallelized tests and optimal resource utilization. The smart channel feature and a 2 × eight-port switch matrix virtually divides the R&S®PVT360A into subinstruments with shared signal generation hardware resources. Measurements can be performed in parallel for up to two TRX tests and when more DUTs or ports are connected, the tests can be run in parallel with automated resource scheduling.

Measured EVM of a 5G NR DL signal TM 3.1
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Measured EVM of a 5G NR DL signal TM 3.1

Bandwidth:100 MHz, subcarrier spacing:30 kHz, modulation:16 QAM. Used: the PVT360A analyzer and the R&S®SMW200A vector signal generator as a signal source.
 

Available options

Hardware options
Product
Description
R&S®PVT-PB36H

Order number 1214.0106.09

Description

R&S®PVT360A basic assembly

R&S®PVT-B40H

Order number 1214.0112.09

Description

Single instrument interface

R&S®PVT-B106H

Order number 1214.0129.09

Description

400 MHz to 6 GHz, 250 MHz bandwidth, first TRX

Extension options
Product
Description
R&S®PVT-KB206

Order number 1214.0141.02

Description

400 MHz to 6 GHz, 250 MHz RF bandwidth, second TRX

R&S®PVT-KB108

Order number 1214.0135.02

Description

Frequency extension to 8 GHz, first TRX

R&S®PVT-KB208

Order number 1214.0158.02

Description

Frequency extension to 8 GHz, second TRX

R&S®PVT-KB505

Order number 1214.0164.02

Description

Bandwidth extension to 500 MHz, first TRX 

R&S®PVT-KB605

Order number 1214.0170.02

Description

Bandwidth extension to 500 MHz, second TRX

R&S®PVT-K108

Order number 1214.0187.02

Description

R&S®PVT360A smart channel

Cellular
Product
Description
R&S®PVT-KM320

Order number 1214.0241.02

Description

5G NR downlink measurements, Rel. 15/Rel. 16

R&S®PVT-KM326

Order number 1214.0306.02

Description

5G NR downlink measurements, Rel. 17 extension
 

R&S®PVT-KM322

Order number 1214.0264.02

Description

5G NR downlink measurements, multi-carrier extension

R&S®PVT-KM321

Order number 1214.0258.02

Description

5G NR uplink measurements, Rel. 15/Rel. 16/Rel. 17

R&S®PVT-KM323

Order number 1214.0270.02

Description

5G NR uplink measurements, multi-carrier extension

R&S®PVT-KM325

Order number 1214.0293.02

Description

5G NR uplink measurements, MIMO extension

R&S®PVT-KM310

Order number 1214.0193.02

Description

LTE downlink measurements

R&S®PVT-KM311

Order number 1214.0206.02

Description

LTE and LTE-A uplink measurements

Wireless connectivity
Product
Description
R&S®PVT-KM400

Order number 1214.0335.02

Description

Bluetooth® measurements, Bluetooth® Classic, Bluetooth® Low Energy to 5.3

R&S®PVT-KM410

Order number 1214.0341.02

Description

WLAN measurement, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 

R&S®PVT-KM411

Order number 1214.0358.02

Description

WLAN measurement, IEEE 802.11ax extension

R&S®PVT-KM412

Order number 1214.0364.02

Description

WLAN measurement, IEEE 802.11be extension

R&S®PVT-KM413

Order number 1214.0370.02

Description

WLAN measurements, true MIMO extension

General
Product
Description
R&S®VSE-PVT

Order number 1345.2401.02

Description

R&S®VSE base software with PVT360A
 

General purpose
Product
Description
R&S®VSE-KP7

Order number 1345.2460.02

Description

Analog modulation analysis (AM/FM/PM)

R&S®VSE-KP18

Order number 1345.2418.02

Description

Amplifier measurements

R&S®VSE-KP18D

Order number 1345.2424.02

Description

Direct DPD measurements

R&S®VSE-KP18F

Order number 1345.2430.02

Description

Frequency response measurements

R&S®VSE-KP18M

Order number 1345.2447.02

Description

Memory polynomial DPD

R&S®VSE-KP70

Order number 1345.2453.02

Description

Vector signal analysis

R&S®VSE-KP70M

Order number 1345.2476.02

Description

Multi-modulation analysis

R&S®VSE-KP70P

Order number 1345.2482.02

Description

BER PRBS measurements

R&S®VSE-KP96

Order number 1345.2499.02

Description

OFDM signal analysis

Cellular
Product
Description
R&S®VSE-KP10

Order number 1345.2501.02

Description

GSM, EDGE, EDGE Evolution and VAMOS measurements

R&S®VSE-KP72

Order number 1345.2518.02

Description

WCDMA FDD measurements, uplink/downlink

R&S®VSE-KP100

Order number 1345.2524.02

Description

LTE FDD measurements, uplink/downlink

R&S®VSE-KP102

Order number 1345.2530.02

Description

LTE-A and MIMO downlink measurements

R&S®VSE-KP104

Order number 1345.2547.02

Description

LTE TDD measurements, uplink/downlink
 

R&S®VSE-KP106

Order number 1345.2553.02

Description

LTE NB-IoT measurements, uplink/downlink

R&S®VSE-KP144

Order number 1345.2560.02

Description

5G NR measurements, uplink/downlink, Rel.15

R&S®VSE-KP146

Order number 1345.2576.02

Description

5G NR MIMO measurements, downlink

R&S®VSE-KP148

Order number 1345.2582.02

Description

5G NR measurements, uplink/downlink, Rel.16

R&S®VSE-KP171

Order number 1345.2599.02

Description

5G NR measurements, uplink/downlink, Rel.17

R&S®VSE-KP175

Order number 1345.2601.02

Description

O-RAN measurements

SatCom
Product
Description
R&S®VSE-KP201

Order number 1345.2618.02

Description

OneWeb measurements

Cellular
Product
Description
R&S®PVT-KW320

Order number 1214.0435.02

Description

5G NR Rel. 15/Rel. 16, ARB signal creation (WinIQSIM2)

R&S®PVT-KW326

Order number 1214.0441.02

Description

5G NR Rel.17 extension, ARB signal creation (WinIQSIM2)

R&S®PVT-KW310

Order number 1214.0412.02

Description

LTE/eMTC/cat.M1, ARB signal creation (WinIQSIM2) 

R&S®PVT-KW327

Order number 1214.0706.02

Description

U-pane generation

R&S®PVT-KW300

Order number 1214.0393.02

Description

GSM, ARB signal creation (WinIQSIM2) 

R&S®PVT-KW301

Order number 1214.0406.02

Description

WCDMA, ARB signal creation (WinIQSIM2) 

R&S®PVT-KW313

Order number 1214.0429.02

Description

NB-IoT, ARB signal creation (WinIQSIM2) 

Wireless connectivity
Product
Description
R&S®PVT-KW400

Order number 1214.0458.02

Description

Bluetooth® Classic, Bluetooth® Low Energy to 5.3, ARB signal creation (WinIQSIM2) 

R&S®PVT-KW410

Order number 1214.0464.02

Description

WLAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, ARB signal creation (WinIQSIM2)

R&S®PVT-KW411

Order number 1214.0470.02

Description

WLAN  IEEE 802.11ax extension, ARB signal creation (WinIQSIM2)

R&S®PVT-KW412

Order number 1214.0487.02

Description

WLAN  IEEE 802.11be extension, ARB signal creation (WinIQSIM2)

SatCom
Product
Description
R&S®PVT-KW600

Order number 1214.0712.02

Description

OneWeb, ARB signal creation (WinIQSIM2)

Extras
Product
Description
R&S®ZZA-KN2OT

Order number 1175.3810.00

Description

Rack adapter, 19"/2HU, 1/1

Documentation
Product
Description
R&S®DCV-2

Order number 0240.2193.08

Description

Documentation of calibration values

R&S®DCV-ZP

Order number 1173.6506.02

Description

Printout of DCV

R&S®ACAPVT360A

Order number 3599.0682.03

Description

R&S®PVT360A accredited calibration

R&S®PVT360A Media center

R&S®PVT360A Explainer video

R&S®PVT360A Explainer video

PVT360A combined vector signal generator and analyzer

PVT360A combined vector signal generator and analyzer

Efficient small cell test with the PVT360A

Efficient small cell test with the PVT360A

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