Rohde & Schwarz performs together with ASTRI a live test on a 2x2 MIMO base station in the uplink and downlink at the Mobile World Congress 2013. Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) provides an LTE-Advanced small cell as the device under test. What makes this demonstration special is that the 2x2 MIMO signal is generated and analyzed using only a single measuring instrument each.
Rohde & Schwarz, a leading manufacturer of audio, video and telecommunications test equipment, announced that it is collaborating with Dolby Laboratories Inc. to provide audio test technology to Dolby and its licensees.
With the R&S RSC family, Rohde & Schwarz is launching a unique range of switchable step attenuators. The product family encompasses the world's first step attenuator up to 67 GHz and a precision model with 0.1 dB step size offering excellent accuracy and stability.
New bandwidths, mixed-signal analysis and options for testing USB interfaces, CAN LIN buses and audio signals: Rohde & Schwarz significantly expanded its oscilloscope portfolio in 2012. At the embedded world 2013 trade fair in Nuremberg (hall 4, booth 112), the company will present its latest applications, two new probes and other state-of-the-art products.
In addition to various new options for its oscilloscopes, Rohde & Schwarz has continued to expand its range of probes as well: Available for the first time on the market, there is now a broadband, ground-referenced model with a range up to 6 GHz. A differential high-voltage probe is also available.
The R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester is a multistandard test platform that developers can use to test user equipment for compliance with all wireless communications standards. Rohde & Schwarz has developed a new and innovative graphical test script development tool for this platform that does not require any programming experience: R&S CMWcards.
Today it is hard to imagine data exchange and instrument control without USB. No other interface has achieved such popularity for user equipment, electronic consumer goods and industrial products. As a result, the need for reliable, fast test solutions in development and integration has also increased. New software from Rohde & Schwarz makes the company's high-performance oscilloscope ideal for automated USB 2.0 compliance tests.
Rohde & Schwarz now offers harmonic filter options for its R&S SMB100A microwave signal generator. These filters make it possible to achieve a harmonic suppression of more than –50 dBc over a wide frequency range from 150 MHz to max. 40 GHz. At low frequencies below 3 GHz, it is even possible to achieve an excellent –58 dBc.
Rohde & Schwarz has enhanced its fully integrated R&S SGS100A by adding a model for I/Q modulated signals from 80 MHz to 12.75 GHz. Combined with an I/Q baseband generator, the instrument can be used to generate test signals for all radio standards in this frequency range. As a result, the R&S SGS100A is ideal for X-band signals from 8 GHz to 12 GHz for radar and satellite communications. The I/Q modulator's wide RF bandwidth of 1 GHz makes it possible to generate pulses with high chirp bandwidths and steep pulse edges.
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.