R&S RTS radar test system from Rohde & Schwarz

Solutions presented by Rohde & Schwarz in London at the European Microwave Week 2022

  • European Microwave Week (EuMW) is the leading European event for microwave, radio frequency, wireless and radar technologies.
  • The event will again be held in London from April 4 to 6, 2022.
  • Rohde & Schwarz will be presenting its microwave test solutions covering a frequency range from Gigahertz to Terahertz.

One of the highlights at the Rohde & Schwarz booth is the recently introduced R&S FSPN. Rohde & Schwarz designed this phase noise analyzer and VCO tester to meet the requirements for both production test and design engineers who perform high speed, real-time phase noise measurements using sources that require high phase stability in demanding applications, such as synthesizers, VCOs, OCXOs, and DROs. The R&S FSPN expands the Rohde & Schwarz phase noise product portfolio which already contains the R&S FSWP phase noise, spectrum and signal analyzer.

Another demo showcases the R&S VSESIM-VSS signal creation and analysis tool which combines EDA simulation with RF testing. Rohde & Schwarz and Cadence have collaborated to provide this solution, aimed at simplifying the engineering process from RF design to implementation and enhancing accuracy by using realistic signals for testing both design simulations and hardware implementations.

Also, Rohde & Schwarz recently launched a new portable benchtop vector network analyzer providing a complete set of S-parameters for 2-port devices up to 20 GHz. EuMW visitors can experience the R&S ZNL20, which provides the frequency range necessary to investigate even third harmonics for 5 GHz and 6 GHz band technologies such as wireless LAN or mobile radio.

Plus, there are new additions to the signal and spectrum analyzer portfolio. A new base model for the portable benchtop R&S FPL1000 signal and spectrum analyzer up to 26.5 GHz is on display at EuMW, which combines the functions of a benchtop instrument with the portability of a handheld instrument, with intuitive features to make high performance spectrum analysis. Moreover, Rohde & Schwarz has extended its R&S Spectrum Rider FPH family with new base models offering measurement frequencies up to 44 GHz. These portable instruments allow RF measurements and spectral analysis both in the laboratory and in the field.

With the R&S FSMR3000, Rohde & Schwarz exhibits a new microwave measurement receiver to calibrate signal generators and attenuators with one single instrument. Most important features provided are tuned RF level measurements, level measurements, analog modulation and spectrum analysis. Additionally, the R&S FSMR3000 can be equipped with a specific hardware for high-end phase noise test supplementary to the standard phase noise test with the spectrum analyzer. It offers also digital and analog modulation signal analysis, 80 MHz analysis bandwidth, analysis of pulses and VOR/ILS signals. The R&S FSMR3000 as a single box instrument is designed to reduce complexity in calibration.

For automotive customers, Rohde & Schwarz displays the RTS radar test system. It allows driving scenarios to be generated entirely over the air interface for testing radar sensors essential for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD) vehicles capable of monitoring cross traffic. The solution consists of the R&S AREG800A automotive radar echo generator as a backend and the R&S QAT100 antenna array as a frontend. Objects moving across the direction of travel can be simulated by electronically switching individual antennas on and off in the frontend. This allows tests currently performed in real-world test drives to be relocated to the lab, enabling errors to be detected at an early stage and delivering significant cost savings.