R&S®MC40 Microwave Converter 40 GHz

Premium-class frequency range extension

Key facts

  • Frequency range from 18 GHz to 40 GHz
  • Up to 2 GHz bandwidth
  • Optimum RF performance through extensive preselection filters

Brief description

The R&S®MC40 extends the frequency range of a modern monitoring system up to 40 GHz.

Features

  • Exceptional RF performance for demanding signal environments
  • Easy integration in existing systems

Specifications

Frequency
Frequency range 18 GHz to 40 GHz
Bandwidth 2 GHz

Key facts

  • Frequency range from 18 GHz to 40 GHz
  • Up to 2 GHz bandwidth
  • Optimum RF performance through extensive preselection filters
  • Exceptionally low phase noise
  • Fully adjustable via open SCPI interface (LAN and serial)

Brief description

The R&S®MC40 extends the frequency range of a modern monitoring system up to 40 GHz. At 2 GHz bandwidth, it is a future-ready investment to meet the requirements of tomorrow’s signal environments. The open SCPI interface allows easy integration in any existing system.

Features & Benefits

  • Exceptional RF performance for demanding signal environments
    • Extensive preselection to improve signal fidelity
    • Super-heterodyne conversion concept (no block converter)
    • Low synthesizer setting time for fast scan speeds
    • Bypass mode with dedicated antenna input for frequencies below 18 GHz
  • Easy integration in existing systems
    • Fully adjustable via open SCPI interface (LAN and serial)
    • Adjustable IF gain to compensate different cable lengths
    • Synchronization with 10 MHz reference
    • TTL interface for external preamplifiers or antenna switch matrix
    • Built-in self-test to ensure operational readiness
    • Easy-to-use window-based GUI for setup and configuration
    • Plug & play capability with the R&S®ESMD sharing the same network

Specifications

Frequency
Frequency range   18 GHz to 40 GHz
Bandwidth   2 GHz
Third-order intercept point (TOI)
18 GHz to 40 GHz output gain = 0 dB  
  2.2 MHz spacing at –15 dBm ≥ –2 dBm
Noise figure
18 GHz to 40 GHz output gain = 15 dB  
  18 GHz ≤ f ≤ 24 GHz ≤ 14 dB
  24 GHz ≤ f ≤ 30 GHz ≤ 16 dB
  30 GHz ≤ f ≤ 40 GHz ≤ 18 dB
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