R&S®SMW200A Vector Signal Generator

The fine art of signal generation

R&S®SMW200A with two 20 GHz RF paths.
R&S®SMW200A with two 20 GHz RF paths.
R&S®SMW200A with two 20 GHz RF paths.

Key Facts

  • Options for all important digital communications standards
  • Optional integrated fading simulator with up to 160 MHz bandwidth
  • Support of all key MIMO modes including 3x3, 4x4, 8x4, 4x8 and 4x2x2

Brief Description

New: Up to 2 GHz internal modulation bandwidth.

The R&S®SMW200A is the vector signal generator for the most demanding applications. As a result of its flexibility, performance and intuitive operation, it is a perfect tool for generating complex, digitally modulated signals of high quality.

Specifications

Frequency range RF path A 100 kHz to
3/6/12.75/20/31.8/40 GHz
Frequency range RF path B (optional) 100 kHz to
3/6/12.75/20 GHz
I/Q modulation bandwidth (in RF) up to 2 GHz with internal baseband

Key Facts

For all your needs

  • Frequency range from 100 kHz to 3 GHz, 6 GHz, 12.75 GHz, 20 GHz, 31.8 GHz or 40 GHz
  • Optional second RF path with 100 kHz up to 3 GHz, 6 GHz, 12.75 GHz or 20 GHz
  • Versatile configuration: from single-path vector signal generator to multichannel MIMO receiver tester
  • Ideal for MIMO, MSR or LTE-Advanced applications thanks to up to eight signal sources and up to 32 fading channels
  • Modular architecture for optimal adaptation to the application at hand

Simplify your setup

  • Easy generation of complex signals
  • Max. eight baseband generators on two internal baseband modules with realtime coder and ARB
  • Internal digital adding of baseband signals, even with frequency and level offset
  • Wideband baseband and vector signal generator in one box
  • Support of all important digital standards such as 5G air interface candidates, LTE (up to Release 12), 3GPP FDD/HSPA/HSPA+, GSM/EDGE/EDGE Evolution,
    CDMA2000®/1xEV-DO, WLAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/j/p/ac/ad
  • No separate PC software required for digital standards
  • Generation of radar signal scenarios for module, receiver and DFS tests
  • LTE and 3GPP test case wizards for easy base station conformance testing in line with 3GPP TS 25.141 or 3GPP TS 36.141
  • Envelope tracking and AM/AM, AM/φM predistortion options for full testing and verification of ET modulator chipsets

Bring reality to your lab

  • Optional integrated fading section for channel emulation with up to 160  MHz bandwidth
  • All important fading scenarios available as presets
  • Installation of up to four fading modules, providing as many as 32 ”logical“ faders
  • Implementation of all key MIMO fading scenarios such as 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 8x4 and 4x8 using a single instrument
  • Support of complex applications such as dual-carrier HSPA, LTE carrier aggregation with MIMO and multi-user LTE
  • Connection of R&S®SGT100A signal generator modules to provide up to eight RF paths

Make your device even better

  • Excellent signal quality for high accuracy in spectral and modulation measurements
  • Up to 2 GHz I/Q modulation bandwidth (in RF) with internal baseband
  • Exceptional modulation frequency response of < 0.4 dB (meas.) over 2 GHz bandwidth
  • High-end pulse modulation with on/off ratio > 80 dB and rise/fall time
  • Excellent spectral purity (SSB phase noise –139 dBc (typ.) at 1 GHz, 20 kHz offset)
  • Phase coherence option, e.g. for beamforming applications
  • 3 GHz, 6 GHz and 12.75 GHz RF paths with electronic attenuator

Speed up your development

  • Intuitive operating concept and clever help functions for quick success
  • Block diagram as key operating element to visualize signal flow
  • Adaptive GUI for overview of both simple and complex scenarios
  • Graphical signal monitoring at practically every point in the signal flow
  • Context-sensitive online help system with complete user documentation
  • SCPI macro recorder and code generator for generating executable remote control code from manual operating steps (for MATLAB®, CVI, etc.)

Grows with your needs

  • Customizing of instrument to accommodate virtually every application
  • Advanced plug-in system for retrofitting baseband modules without instrument recalibration
  • Software upgrades possible at any time, simple and quick activation via key codes

Brief Description

New: Up to 2 GHz internal modulation bandwidth

The R&S®SMW200A is the vector signal generator for the most demanding applications. As a result of its flexibility, performance and intuitive operation, it is a perfect tool for generating complex, digitally modulated signals of high quality.

The R&S®SMW200A is the ideal generator for digitally modulated signals required for the development of new wideband communications systems, the verification of 3G and 4G base stations or in the aerospace and defense sector.

The I/Q modulation bandwidth of up to 2 GHz with internal baseband satisfies fourth- and fifth-generation standards (e.g. 5G, LTE-Advanced and IEEE 802.11ac/ad), and the R&S®SMW200A is designed to meet future requirements. Its modular scalable architecture allows users to optimize the generator to their applications and to upgrade it as required.

A second RF path can be added, as well as a maximum of two baseband and four fading simulator modules – without compromising on signal quality. As a result, the R&S®SMW200A can create signal scenarios that previously required multiple instruments or could not be implemented at all. From MIMO up to 8x2 and LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation including fading to multistandard radio – never before has an instrument offered such high-class signal generation capability.

If more than two RF paths are required, additional R&S®SGMA signal generator modules can be connected. The intuitive, touchscreen-based operating concept provides the user with an overview of measurements, no matter how complex, and quickly delivers the desired results.

Specifications

Frequency
Frequency range, RF path A R&S®SMW-B103 100 kHz to 3 GHz
  R&S®SMW-B106 100 kHz to 6 GHz
  R&S®SMW-B112 100 kHz to 12.75 GHz
  R&S®SMW-B120 100 kHz to 20 GHz
  R&S®SMW-B131 100 kHz to 31.8 GHz
  R&S®SMW-B140/-B140N 100 kHz to 40 GHz
Frequency range, RF path B (optional, see R&S®SMW200A data sheet for possible RF path configurations) R&S®SMW-B203 100 kHz to 3 GHz
  R&S®SMW-B206 100 kHz to 6 GHz
  R&S®SMW-B212 100 kHz to 12.75 GHz
  R&S®SMW-B220 100 kHz to 20 GHz
Setting time SCPI mode < 1.2 ms, 600 μs (typ.)
Level
Specified level range 3 MHz ≤ f < 20 GHz –120 dBm to +18 dBm (PEP)
  R&S®SMW-B131, R&S®SMW-B140/-B140N –120 dBm to +15/+18 dBm (PEP), depending on RF
Setting time SCPI mode < 1 ms, 600 μs (typ.)
  R&S®SMW-B120/-B131/-B140/-B140N/-B220, with switching of the mechanical step attenuator < 25 ms
Spectral purity
Harmonics level < 10 dBm, CW < –30 dBc
  R&S®SMW-B120/-B131/-B140/-B140N/-B220,
f  >3.5 GHz
< –55 dBc
Nonharmonics CW or vector modulation with full-scale DC input, level > –10 dBm,
carrier offset > 10 kHz, 200 MHz < f ≤ 1500 MHz
  standard < –80 dBc
  with R&S®SMW-B22 option < –90 dBc
SSB phase noise CW, carrier offset = 20 kHz, f = 1 GHz
  standard < –131 dBc, –135 dBc
  with R&S®SMW-B22 option < –136 dBc, –139 dBc
  CW, carrier offset = 20 kHz, f = 10 GHz
  standard < –111 dBc, –115 dBc
  with R&S®SMW-B22 option < –116 dBc, –119 dBc
Analog modulation
Supported analog modulation modes   AM, FM (optional), φM (optional), pulse (optional)
I/Q modulation
RF modulation bandwidth with internal wideband baseband, “I/Q wideband” on
  300 MHz ≤ f ≤ 2.5 GHz ±40 % of carrier frequency
  f > 2.5 GHz ±1 GHz
  with internal standard baseband, “I/Q wideband” on, f ≥ 250 MHz ±80 MHz
Modulation frequency response in specified RF modulation bandwidth with internal wideband baseband, “I/Q wideband” on < 1.0 dB, < 0.4 dB (meas.)
Wideband baseband generator R&S®SMW-B9 option, up to 2 baseband generators can be installed
Signal bandwidth depending on options up to 2000 MHz
ARB memory depth depending on options up to 2 Gsample
Frequency offset depending on options up to -1000 MHz to + 1000 MHz
Standard baseband generator R&S®SMW-B10 option, up to two baseband generators can be installed
Signal bandwidth depending on options up to 160 MHz
ARB memory depth depending on options up to 1 Gsample
Frequency offset depending on options up to -80 MHz to +80 MHz
 
Digital standards
Supported standards and modulation systems   5G air interface candidates, LTE Release 8/9/10/11,12, 3GPP FDD/HSPA/HSPA+, GSM/EDGE/EDGE Evolution, CDMA2000®, 1xEV-DO Rev. A/B,  WLAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/j/p/ac/ad, AWGN and more
Fading and MIMO
Fading simulator R&S®SMW-B14 option, up to four fading modules can be installed
Fading bandwidth   max. 160 MHz
Fading channels depending on options max. 32
MIMO fading scenarios depending on options 2x2, 4x2, 2x4, 3x3, 4x4, , 8x4, 4x8, 8x2, 2x8, 4x2x2 and more
Fading modes depending on options Multipath, moving delay, birth-death, high-speed train, two-channel interferer
Fading profiles depending on options Rayleigh, Rice, pure Doppler, Static path, Gauss, and more
R&S®SMW200A with two 20 GHz RF paths.
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