Rohde & Schwarz SMW200A Vector Signal Generator, 100 kHz - 40 GHz

Rohde & Schwarz SMW200A Vector Signal Generator, 100 kHz - 40 GHz

The R&S SMW200A is the vector signal generator for the most demanding applications. As a result of its flexibility, performance and intuitive operation, it is a perfect tool for generating complex, digitally modulated signals of high quality.
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Rohde & Schwarz SMW200A Vector Signal Generator Description

The Rohde & Schwarz SMW200A is the vector signal generator for the most demanding applications. As a result of its flexibility, performance and intuitive operation, it is a perfect tool for generating complex, digitally modulated signals of high quality.

The R&S SMW200A is the ideal generator for digitally modulated signals required for the development of new wideband communications systems, the verification of 3G and 4G base stations or in the aerospace and defence sector.

The I/Q modulation bandwidth of up to 2 GHz with internal baseband satisfies fourth- and fifth-generation standards (e.g. 5G, LTE-Advanced and IEEE 802.11ac/ad), and the R&S SMW200A is designed to meet future requirements. Its modular scalable architecture allows users to optimise the generator to their applications and to upgrade it as required.

A second RF path can be added, as well as a maximum of two baseband and four fading simulator modules – without compromising on signal quality. As a result, the R&S SMW200A can create signal scenarios that previously required multiple instruments or could not be implemented at all. From MIMO up to 8x2 and LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation including fading to multistandard radio – never before has an instrument offered such high-class signal generation capability.

If more than two RF paths are required, additional R&S SGMA signal generator modules can be connected. The intuitive, touchscreen-based operating concept provides the user with an overview of measurements, no matter how complex, and quickly delivers the desired results.

Rohde & Schwarz SMW200A Features

  • Versatile configuration: from single-path vector signal generator to multichannel MIMO receiver tester
  • Ideal for MIMO, MSR or LTE-Advanced applications thanks to up to eight signal sources and up to 32 fading channels
  • Modular architecture for optimal adaptation to the application at hand
  • Easy generation of complex signals
  • Max. eight baseband generators on two internal baseband modules with realtime coder and ARB
  • Internal digital adding of baseband signals, even with frequency and level offset
  • Wideband baseband and vector signal generator in one box
  • Support of all important digital standards such as 5G New Radio, Verizon 5GTF signals, LTE (up to Release 14), 3GPP FDD/HSPA/HSPA+, WLAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/j/p/ac/ad/ax, OneWeb, DVB-S2/DVB-S2X, OFDM signal generation
  • No separate PC software required for digital standards
  • Generation of radar signal scenarios for module, receiver and DFS tests
  • LTE and 3GPP test case wizards for easy base station conformance testing in line with 3GPP TS 25.141 or 3GPP TS 36.141
  • Envelope tracking and AM/AM, AM/φM predistortion options for full testing and verification of ET modulator chipsets

SMW200A Configurations

Product Name Options Configuration
Rohde & Schwarz SMW200A 100 kHz - 40 GHz
B13XT - Wideband main module, two I/Q paths to RF
B9 - Wideband baseband generator with ARB
K515 - ARB memory extension to 2 Gsample 
K527 - Baseband extension to 2 GHz RF bandwidth
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Rohde & Schwarz SMW200A Vector Signal Generator Description

The Rohde & Schwarz SMW200A is the vector signal generator for the most demanding applications. As a result of its flexibility, performance and intuitive operation, it is a perfect tool for generating complex, digitally modulated signals of high quality.

The R&S SMW200A is the ideal generator for digitally modulated signals required for the development of new wideband communications systems, the verification of 3G and 4G base stations or in the aerospace and defence sector.

The I/Q modulation bandwidth of up to 2 GHz with internal baseband satisfies fourth- and fifth-generation standards (e.g. 5G, LTE-Advanced and IEEE 802.11ac/ad), and the R&S SMW200A is designed to meet future requirements. Its modular scalable architecture allows users to optimise the generator to their applications and to upgrade it as required.

A second RF path can be added, as well as a maximum of two baseband and four fading simulator modules – without compromising on signal quality. As a result, the R&S SMW200A can create signal scenarios that previously required multiple instruments or could not be implemented at all. From MIMO up to 8x2 and LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation including fading to multistandard radio – never before has an instrument offered such high-class signal generation capability.

If more than two RF paths are required, additional R&S SGMA signal generator modules can be connected. The intuitive, touchscreen-based operating concept provides the user with an overview of measurements, no matter how complex, and quickly delivers the desired results.

Rohde & Schwarz SMW200A Features

  • Versatile configuration: from single-path vector signal generator to multichannel MIMO receiver tester
  • Ideal for MIMO, MSR or LTE-Advanced applications thanks to up to eight signal sources and up to 32 fading channels
  • Modular architecture for optimal adaptation to the application at hand
  • Easy generation of complex signals
  • Max. eight baseband generators on two internal baseband modules with realtime coder and ARB
  • Internal digital adding of baseband signals, even with frequency and level offset
  • Wideband baseband and vector signal generator in one box
  • Support of all important digital standards such as 5G New Radio, Verizon 5GTF signals, LTE (up to Release 14), 3GPP FDD/HSPA/HSPA+, WLAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/j/p/ac/ad/ax, OneWeb, DVB-S2/DVB-S2X, OFDM signal generation
  • No separate PC software required for digital standards
  • Generation of radar signal scenarios for module, receiver and DFS tests
  • LTE and 3GPP test case wizards for easy base station conformance testing in line with 3GPP TS 25.141 or 3GPP TS 36.141
  • Envelope tracking and AM/AM, AM/φM predistortion options for full testing and verification of ET modulator chipsets

SMW200A Configurations

Product Name Options Configuration
Rohde & Schwarz SMW200A 100 kHz - 40 GHz
B13XT - Wideband main module, two I/Q paths to RF
B9 - Wideband baseband generator with ARB
K515 - ARB memory extension to 2 Gsample 
K527 - Baseband extension to 2 GHz RF bandwidth
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Frequency
Frequency range, RF path A R&S SMW-B103 100 kHz to 3 GHz
  R&S SMW-B106 100 kHz to 6 GHz
  R&S SMW-B107 100 kHz to 7.5 GHz
  R&S SMW-B112 100 kHz to 12.75 GHz
  R&S SMW-B120 100 kHz to 20 GHz
  R&S SMW-B131 100 kHz to 31.8 GHz
  R&S SMW-B140/-B140N 100 kHz to 40 GHz
Frequency range, RF path B (optional, see R&S SMW200A data sheet for possible RF path configurations) R&S SMW-B203 100 kHz to 3 GHz
  R&S SMW-B206 100 kHz to 6 GHz
  R&S SMW-B207 100 kHz to 7.5 GHz
  R&S SMW-B212 100 kHz to 12.75 GHz
  R&S SMW-B220 100 kHz to 20 GHz
Setting time SCPI mode < 1.2 ms, 600 μs (typ.)
Level
Specified level range 3 MHz ≤ f < 20 GHz –120 dBm to +18 dBm (PEP)
  R&S SMW-B131, R&S SMW-B140/-B140N –120 dBm to +15/+18 dBm (PEP), depending on RF
Setting time SCPI mode < 1 ms, 600 μs (typ.)
  R&S SMW-B120/-B131/-B140/-B140N/-B220, with switching of the mechanical step attenuator < 25 ms
Spectral purity
Harmonics level < 10 dBm, CW < –30 dBc
  R&S SMW-B120/-B131/-B140/-B140N/-B220, 
f  >3.5 GHz
< –55 dBc
Nonharmonics CW or vector modulation with full-scale DC input, level > –10 dBm,
carrier offset > 10 kHz, 200 MHz < f ≤ 1500 MHz
  standard < –80 dBc
  with R&S SMW-B22 option < –90 dBc
SSB phase noise CW, carrier offset = 20 kHz, f = 1 GHz
  standard < –131 dBc, –135 dBc
  with R&S SMW-B22 option < –137 dBc, –141 dBc
  CW, carrier offset = 20 kHz, f = 10 GHz
  standard < –111 dBc, –115 dBc
  with R&S SMW-B22 option < –117 dBc, –120 dBc
Analog modulation
Supported analog modulation modes   AM, FM (optional), φM (optional), pulse (optional)
I/Q modulation
RF modulation bandwidth with internal wideband baseband, “I/Q wideband” on
  300 MHz ≤ f ≤ 2.5 GHz ±40 % of carrier frequency
  f > 2.5 GHz ±1 GHz
  with internal standard baseband, “I/Q wideband” on, f ≥ 250 MHz ±80 MHz
Modulation frequency response in specified RF modulation bandwidth with internal wideband baseband, “I/Q wideband” on < 1.0 dB, < 0.4 dB (meas.)
Wideband baseband generator R&S SMW-B9 option, up to 2 baseband generators can be installed
Signal bandwidth depending on options up to 2000 MHz
ARB memory depth depending on options up to 2 Gsample
Frequency offset depending on options up to -1000 MHz to + 1000 MHz
Standard baseband generator R&S SMW-B10 option, up to two baseband generators can be installed
Signal bandwidth depending on options up to 160 MHz
ARB memory depth depending on options up to 1 Gsample
Frequency offset depending on options up to -80 MHz to +80 MHz
Digital standards
Supported standards and modulation systems   5G New Radio, Verizon 5GTF signals, LTE (up to Release 14), 3GPP FDD/HSPA/HSPA+, WLAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/j/p/ac/ad/ax, OneWeb, DVB-S2/DVB-S2X, OFDM signal generation, AWGN and more
Fading and MIMO
Fading simulator R&S SMW-B14 option, up to four fading modules can be installed
Fading bandwidth   max. 160 MHz
Fading channels depending on options max. 32
MIMO fading scenarios depending on options 2x2, 4x2, 2x4, 3x3, 4x4, , 8x4, 4x8, 8x2, 2x8, 4x2x2 and more
Fading modes depending on options Multipath, moving delay, birth-death, high-speed train, two-channel interferer
Fading profiles depending on options Rayleigh, Rice, pure Doppler, Static path, Gauss, and more
Transmission Simulations
Noise sources   AWGN, Phase Noise, Notched Noise, Impulsive Noise