A highlight at the Rohde & Schwarz booth at the electronica trade fair in Munich, Germany is the new R&S ESR EMI test receiver. Thanks to its broadband architecture, it performs standard-compliant disturbance measurements up to 6000 times faster than other solutions.
X-COM Systems LLC, a subsidiary of Bird Technologies, introduced version 3.0 of its RF Editor Graphical RF Editor software, the industry's most advanced tool for modifying and building custom RF signal waveform files for use in defense, commercial, and system verification applications. RF Editor Version 3.0 is more intuitive, faster, and adds useful features that expand its capabilities.
Two thirds of small cell base stations will be deployed in bands above 2.2 GHz by 2016, compared to fewer than 40 percent in 2013, according to the latest research report by Maravedis-Rethink entitled, "Transforming the Mobile Data Network: Operator Strategies for Profitable Small Cell Networks 2012-2016," based on a global survey of mobile operators.
Rohde & Schwarz's new R&S ESR test receiver is available in two different models for frequencies ranging from 10 Hz to 3 GHz or 7 GHz to meet the requirements of all users who perform EMC certification on commercial equipment.
Anritsu Co. introduces a burst detection enhancement for its MS272xC Spectrum Master handheld spectrum analyzer that makes it easier for field engineers and technicians to find narrow signals that may cause interference and adversely affect the performance of wireless networks. The Burst Detect mode extends the industry-leading performance of the MS272xC Spectrum Master analyzers, which feature the industry’s first 32 GHz and 43 GHz models, giving users powerful test tools for their field requirements.
Anritsu Co. introduced a tracking generator for its Spectrum Master™ MS2711E, MS2712E, and MS2713E models that enhances the overall performance of the handheld analyzers, while making it easier and faster for field technicians to conduct additional measurements.
The Rohde & Schwarz R&S FSW-K6 pulse measurement option for the R&S FSW series of high-performance signal and spectrum analyzers is an excellent choice for evaluating the performance of radar systems and all other applications that employ pulsed signals. When coupled with the MultiView capabilities of the R&S FSW series, multiple spectrum analyzer measurements can be run, viewed, and updated on a single screen giving the user a complete overview of system performance.
Alcatel-Lucent has announced that the Smart-RF research project undertaken by a consortium of companies led by Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent’s research arm, achieved a major breakthrough for base station deployment. The group developed the technical foundation for a new reconfigurable radio frequency transmitter capable of supporting different wireless standards within a single radio frequency band.
Wireless experts from across the industry met to define Weightless and the inner workings of the world’s global machine communications standard at the first plenary session to discuss the Weightless machine-to-machine communications standard for white space spectrum.