Signal generator expanded to 12.75 GHz for blocking tests - Embedded.com

Signal generator expanded to 12.75 GHz for blocking tests

The SMB B112 and  SMB B112L frequency options have been introduced to raise the performance of the Rohde & Schwarz SMB100A analog signal generator.

Both cover a frequency range from 100 kHz to 12.75 GHz and the R&S SMB B112 option  also equips the R&S SMB100A with a wear-free electronic step attenuator. An electronic step attenuator is particularly beneficial when the generator's level settings must be changed frequently. In production lines or in automated test equipment (ATE) systems, it ensures, for example, the required high switching speed and withstands heavy wear.

When equipped with the R&S SMB B112 / R&S SMB B112L option, the R&S SMB100A can perform the blocking tests that are specified in many telecommunications standards. In these tests, the useful signal at the receiver is subjected to interference from a CW signal on a frequency up to 12.75 GHz.

The R&S SMB100A can also be used as an RF source for tests on X band radar equipment and in a variety of other applications. Like the models that operate up to 6 GHz, the 12.75 GHz signal generators of the R&S SMB100A family also feature a  high output level as standard.

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