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Rohde & Schwarz expands microwave T&M portfolio with innovative products up to 500 GHz

August 6, 2010
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Munich, August 6, 2010 — At the European Microwave Week 2010 in Paris (CNIT/Pierre & Marie Curie, booth 70/69), Rohde & Schwarz proves its leading role in microwave T&M with new T&M solutions up to 500 GHz. The numerous highlights include the R&S FSVR real-time spectrum analyzer up to 30 GHz, the R&S SMZ frequency multiplier up to 110 GHz as a practical supplement to the R&S SMF100A signal generator, as well as network analysis up to 500 GHz based on the R&S ZVA high-end network analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz. In addition, the company will present its two new oscilloscope families with bandwidths ranging from 500 MHz to 2 GHz.

Rohde & Schwarz presents the R&S FSVR, the world's first real-time spectrum analyzer up to 30 GHz The new R&S FSVR real-time spectrum analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz is the first solution to combine a fully functional signal and spectrum analyzer with a real-time spectrum analyzer. In real-time mode, the R&S FSVR detects everything, from highly sporadic single events to ultrashort signals. Measurement without blind times benefits developers of RF components for commercial transmission systems such as LTE, WiMAX™, WLAN, Bluetooth® or RFID, and for general-purpose RF applications such as radar or frequency-hopping transmission. Plus, the R&S FSVR features a measurement speed that is up to fives times higher than that of other analyzers on the market.

The new R&S SMZ frequency multiplier family provides convenient microwave measurement capabilities in the 50 GHz to 110 GHz range Rohde & Schwarz presents its new frequency multiplier family to the public for the first time at European Microwave Week. The family includes the R&S SMZ75 (50 GHz to 75 GHz), R&S SMZ90 (60 GHz to 90 GHz) and R&S SMZ110 (75 GHz to110 GHz) models. The R&S SMZ multipliers are the first on the market that can be optionally equipped with either a built-in mechanical or electronic level controller. They can be controlled by the R&S SMF100A microwave generator via USB, so that the generator and the multiplier function as a single unit. Via this interface, the R&S SMF100A receives all required data, such as configuration, multiplication factor, or the precalibrated frequency response needed for automatic correction. As a result, the frequency and level values that were set on the microwave generator are present at the multiplier's output. This eliminates error-prone and time-consuming level measurement with a level detector or power sensor which usually takes place in conventional development and production test setups.

New 500 GHz converter expands the frequency range of Rohde & Schwarz network analyzers to 500 GHz The new R&S ZVA-Z500 makes Rohde & Schwarz the single-source provider for network analyzers and associated frequency converters up to 500 GHz. The converter is simply connected to a Rohde & Schwarz high-end network analyzer from the R&S ZVA family. No extra hardware is required. The combined unit can be operated and calibrated exactly like the base unit. The new R&S ZVA-Z500 converter allows millimeter-wave measurements with a dynamic range typ. >65 dB. Components such as amplifiers, mixers, filters, couplers or components on wafers can be analyzed with the converter.

Fast, precise and easy to use: the new high-performance oscilloscopes From a user perspective, the crucial qualities for an oscilloscope are the speed with which it detects errors and the accuracy with which it displays waveforms. This is why Rohde & Schwarz has designed and engineered its new R&S RTO family of oscilloscopes for speed and signal fidelity. Capable of analyzing one million waveforms per second, these scopes make even the rarest errors visible in an instant. Trigger jitter is minimized by the first digital trigger system to be implemented in an oscilloscope. The clever user interface provides the perfect overview, even in the case of complex measurements. The new oscilloscopes will initially be available in two-channel and four-channel models with bandwidths of 1 GHz and 2 GHz and a maximum sampling rate of 10 Gsample per second.

Universal oscilloscopes from Rohde & Schwarz offer outstanding performance at an attractive price The R&S RTM universal oscilloscopes from Rohde & Schwarz are the first choice for everyday measurement tasks, due to their excellent characteristics, wide range of functions and compact design. 500 MHz bandwidth, 5 Gsample per second and a memory depth of up to 8 Msample make them ideal for testing and debugging analog and digital circuits with low clock rates. Features such as very low inherent noise and full bandwidth even at maximum sensitivity ensure high signal fidelity and reliable results. The compact, lightweight R&S RTM oscilloscopes offer maximum operating convenience thanks to color-coded controls, flat menu structures and a brilliant 8.4-inch XGA TFT color display.

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