R&S®SMC100A Signal Generator

Smallest size and best price/performance ratio in its class

Key Facts

  • Frequency range 9 kHz to 1.1 GHz or 3.2 GHz
  • Maximum output level of typ. > +17 dBm
  • Optional high-stability reference oscillator
  • Analog modulation modes (AM/FM/φM/pulse) integrated as standard

Brief Description

The analog R&S®SMC100A sets standards for attractively-priced signal generators. It has the smallest size and the best price/performance ratio in its class.

Specifications

R&S®SMC100A
Frequency range 9  kHz to 1.1 / 3.2  GHz

Key Facts

  • Frequency range 9 kHz to 1.1 GHz or 3.2 GHz
  • Maximum output level of typ. > +17 dBm
  • Optional high-stability reference oscillator
  • Analog modulation modes (AM/FM/φM/pulse) integrated as standard
  • Integrated overvoltage protection
  • Wear-free electronic attenuator
  • Minimized total cost of ownership

Brief Description

The analog R&S®SMC100A sets standards for attractively-priced signal generators. It has the smallest size and the best price/performance ratio in its class.

The flexible and versatile instrument is suited for use in service and maintenance labs. Due to its small dimensions and lightweight design, the R&S®SMC100A is also the perfect choice for field applications or training and education environments.

Specifications

Frequency
Frequency range R&S®SMC-B101 frequency option 9 kHz to 1.1 GHz
  R&S®SMC-B103 frequency option 9 kHz to 3.2 GHz
Setting time SCPI mode   
Level
Maximum output power  f = 200 kHz to 3.2 GHz  >+13 dBm 
  f ≥500 kHz  typ. >+17 dBm in overrange mode
Level error f = 200 kHz to 3.2 GHz <0.9 dB
  ALC ON, AUTO mode, T = 18°C to 33°C  
Setting time SCPI mode <5 ms
Back-feed 1 MHz ≤ f ≤ 1 GHz 50 W
  1 GHz ≤ f ≤ 2 GHz  25 W
  2 GHz ≤ f ≤ 3.2 GHz  10 W
Maximum permissible DC voltage   50 V
Spectral purity
Nonharmonics carrier offset > 10 kHz, f ≤1600 MHz <-60 dBc (typ. -72 dBc)
SSB phase noise f = 1 GHz
carrier offset = 20 kHz
1 Hz measurement bandwidth
<-105 dBc (typ. -111 dBc) 
Wideband noise f > 1 MHz, level > 5 dBm
carrier offset > 10 MHz
1 Hz measurement bandwidth
<-138 dBc (typ. -146 dBc)
Supported modulation modes
AM    standard 
  AM depth    0 % to 100 % 
FM/φM    standard 
  Maximum FM deviation  f > 1.6 GHz  4 MHz 
  Maximum φM deviation  f > 1.6 GHz  40 rad 
Pulse    standard 
  Rise/fall time    <500 ns (typ. 100 ns) 
  Minimum pulse width  with integrated pulse generator  1 μs 
  ON/OFF ratio    >80 dB 
Connectivity
Remote control   IEC/IEEE bus (with R&S®SMC-K4 option) 
    Ethernet (TCP/IP) 
    USB 
Peripherals    USB 
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