Rohde & Schwarz has introduced the R&S FSVA, an enhanced mid range signal and spectrum analyzer for signal analysis and demodulation up to millimeter-wave frequencies. Users benefit from the features of this instrument in all measurements up to 40 GHz where low phase noise, high sensitivity and wide analysis bandwidth are required.
The R&S FSVA offers a 160 MHz analysis bandwidth over its entire frequency range, making it the only analyzer in its class to do so at frequencies between 26.5 GHz and 40 GHz. With its enhanced phase noise performance, the instrument offers users very high accuracy in spectral measurements on narrowband modulated signals and in phase noise measurements.
The advanced features of the R&S FSVA include more than the improved phase noise, which is of typically –117 dBc at 1 GHz with 10 kHz offset. The company has also improved the third order intercept (TOI) for frequencies lower than 7 GHz, for a higher dynamic range. As a result, the instrument offers enhanced spectrum measurements compared with the current R&S FSV family, e.g. spectrum emission mask and ACLR under higher power conditions. The sensitivity of the preamplifier of typically –166 dBm for frequencies lower than 7 GHz has also been improved.
Like the R&S FSV, the R&S FSVA is available in five models, covering frequency ranges from 10 Hz to 4 GHz, 7 GHz, 13.6 GHz, 30 GHz and 40 GHz. The R&S FSVA supports all R&S FSV hardware functions and firmware options. Plus, the R&S FSV and the R&S FSVA are fully remote control compatible for use in complex test setups.