Rohde & Schwarz offers 1 GHz analysis bandwidth to a mid-range signal and spectrum analysers

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Rohde & Schwarz has added an internal analysis bandwidth of up to 1 GHz to its FSVA3000 mid-range signal and spectrum analyser.

As a consequence, manufacturers of future cellular and wireless systems, infrastructure and amplifiers will now have access to a wideband signal test solution that was previously available only in high-end instruments.

The FSV3-B1000 hardware option is available for all models from 7.5 GHz to 44 GHz, according to R&S, while comparable solutions offer just 160 MHz analysis bandwidth.

Due to its combination of ease of use and high measurement speed, the FSVA3000 supports manufacturers in the development and production of 5G NR base stations, mobile phones and components, especially in the 28 GHz and 39 GHz bands, while meeting tight time-to-market requirements.

In combination with the supported 5G NR downlink and uplink measurement options, the FSVA3000 is an easy to set up solution for analysing 5G NR signals with several component carriers. The instrument, which also addresses users developing aerospace & defence and automotive applications, can also characterize wideband amplifiers or can be used for troubleshooting, capturing even very short events.

The FSVA3000, comes with an advanced auto-set feature that allows the quick configuration of frequently performed measurements, and now offers sufficient bandwidth for SEM and ACLR measurements of wideband signals also in I/Q mode.

The analyser’s RF performance allows capturing and pre-distorting for instance a 200 MHz wide signal and measure the effects of distortion up to the fifth harmonic. The FSVA3000 also supports measurement of short rise and fall times (down to 1 ns system rise time) and detection of ultrashort pulses. This allows the analysis of frequency agile signals within 1 GHz as used in radar and tactical radio.