R&S®SMA100A Signal Generator

The new standard of excellence in the analog signal generator class

This is a discontinued product
Please note the following successor product(s):
Excellent signal quality
  • Very low SSB phase noise of typ. –134 dBc (20 kHz carrier offset, f = 1 GHz, 1 Hz measurement bandwidth), typ. –140 dBc with the R&S®SMA-B22 enhanced phase noise performance option
  • Wideband noise of –162 dBc (meas.) with carrier offset > 40 MHz, f = 1 GHz, level = 9 dBm, 1 Hz measurement bandwidth
  • Nonharmonics < –96 dBc (carrier offset > 10 kHz, f < 750 MHz, with the R&S®SMA-B22 option)
  • High-stability reference oscillator as standard
  • Very low phase noise at low frequencies due to internal division of the fundamental frequency range (750 MHz to 1500 MHz) down to 6.6 MHz
Ideal for use in production
  • Very short frequency setting time (<1.2 ms) and level setting time (< 1 ms) across the entire frequency/level range, < 450 us in List Mode
  • Fast Hopping mode with flexibly addressable frequency and level pairs, as fast as normal List mode
  • Frequency setting time of typ. 10 μs within a bandwidth of up to 80 MHz due to direct access to the DDS-based synthesizer (with the R&S®SMA-B20 or R&S®SMA-B22 option; FM EXTERNAL DIGITAL mode)
  • Very high level accuracy and repeatability
  • High output power of up to +18 dBm, overrange up to +28 dBm
  • Electronic attenuator with built-in overvoltage protection over entire frequency range
  • Minimum space requirements due to compact size (only two height units)
All-purpose instrument
  • Frequency range of 9 kHz to 3 GHz (R&S®SMA‑B103/ R&S®SMA‑B103L) or 6 GHz (R&S®SMA-B106/ R&S®SMA‑B106L)
  • Frequency, level and LF sweeps
  • Phase-continuous frequency setting
  • AM, broadband FM/φM (R&S®SMA-B20 or R&S®SMA-B22), pulse modulation
  • Built-in LF generator up to 1 MHz, optional multifunction generator (R&S®SMA-K24) up to 10 MHz
  • Optional low-jitter clock synthesizer up to 1.5 GHz (R&S®SMA-B29)
  • Power measurement using R&S®NRP-Zxx power sensors
  • Optional power analysis (R&S®SMA-K28) using R&S®NRP-Zxx power sensors for scalar network analysis or automatic pulse parameter measurement
Aerospace and defense applications
  • Pulse modulator with excellent characteristics (on/off ratio of > 100 dB (meas.) for f < 5.5 GHz, rise/fall time typ. < 7 ns)
  • Pulse generator integrated as standard
  • Optional high-performance pulse generator with minimum pulse width of 10 ns (R&S®SMA-K23)
  • Optional generation of versatile pulse sequences/pulse trains (R&S®SMA-K27)
  • Optional chirp modulation (R&S®SMA-B20 or R&S®SMA-B22)
  • Optional VOR/ILS modulation (R&S®SMA-K25)
  • Optional DME modulation/analysis (R&S®SMA-K26)
  • Optional operating altitude up to 4600 m (R&S®SMA-B46)
  • Optional removable mass storage (CompactFlash™ card, R&S®SMA-B80)
Intuitive operating concept and versatile interfaces
  • Color display with 480 pixels × 272 pixels
  • Intuitive user interface with graphical display of signal flow (block diagram)
  • Context-sensitive online help
  • Remote control via GPIB, LAN or USB
  • Selectable control language (SCPI or remote control emulation of various signal generators)
  • Remote operation by browser or VNC client
  • USB connectors (e.g. for keyboard, mouse, memory stick)
  • Support of R&S®NRP-Zxx power sensors for precise power measurements
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