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R&S offers cost-efficient generation and analysis of WLAN IEEE 802.11ac signals up to 160 MHz

February 25, 2013
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New options extend the baseband of the R&S SMBV100A vector signal generator by Rohde & Schwarz to 160 MHz, making it the only signal generator to directly support high-speed modes for WLAN IEEE 802.11ac. An external PC is not needed. In the 5 GHz ISM band, the R&S SMBV100A offers exceptional signal performance (0.44% EVM) for 160 MHz signals.   

The latest generation of the field-tested R&S FSV signal and spectrum analyzer can also be equipped with a demodulation bandwidth of 160 MHz. Unmatched in the general-purpose instrument class, the analyzer can now be used to record and demodulate a WLAN IEEE 802.11ac signal in its full bandwidth of up to 160 MHz.  

This provides cost-conscious R&D departments with an all-in-one solution consisting of these two easy-to-use measuring instruments. The R&S SMBV100A allows developers to run receiver tests on individual chipsets, receivers and terminals. Using the R&S FSV, developers of components and modules for IEEE 802.11ac can perform spectral measurements and modulation analyses. In addition, manufacturers of smartphone components benefit from the flexible Rohde & Schwarz solutions. Both the R&S SMBV100A and the R&S FSV cover not only WLAN but also all important standards such as GSM/EDGE, 3GPP WCDMA, HSPA, LTE, NFC and Bluetooth®.  

The new options for the R&S SMBV100A and the R&S FSV for extending the baseband to 160 MHz as well as the R&S FSV-K91ac option for measurements in line with IEEE 802.11ac will be available soon from Rohde & Schwarz. Rohde & Schwarz will present the all-in-one solution at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (hall 6, booth E30).  

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