- Buyers Guide
Rohde & Schwarz Simplifies Amplifier Measurements in the E and W Band with New Millimeterwave Converters
The R&S ZVA-Z90E for the E band and the R&S ZVA-Z110E for the W band can be used in a variety of applications: in the development of components for distance radar or satellite communications systems as well as in applications for radar and microwave links.
Both converter models have a dynamic range of typically >110 dB. Rather than being manually adjusted, their output level can be adjusted electronically in connection with a power calibration and thus with greater accuracy. For example, exact measurements of the compression point can be performed by using a power sweep. Furthermore, the R&S ZVA-Z90E or R&S ZVA-Z110E allow true differential four-port measurements up to 110 GHz, which is unique in this frequency range.
Like the millimeterwave converters already available from Rohde & Schwarz, the two new models can easily be operated using the high-end vector network analyzers of the R&S ZVA or R&S ZVT family. The new converters are fully integrated in the firmware of the vector network analyzers and can be operated as if they are part of the base unit.
The R&S ZVA-Z90E and R&S ZVA-Z110E millimeterwave converters are now available from Rohde & Schwarz.