Vector signal generator for the automotive, IoT and education sectors

27-07-2020 | Rohde & Schwarz | Test & Measurement

The Rohde & Schwarz SMCV100B is claimed to be the first economy signal generator that covers the 5G NR extended FR1 frequency range up to 7.125GHz, making it excellent for mobile communications applications. It also uses the R&S WinIQSIM2 simulation software. This software supports all standard cellular and wireless connectivity standards, incorporating standards for IoT and Wi-Fi (802.11xx) and many others. Altogether, more than 30 standards are offered, along with an arbitrary waveform generator to output user-defined signals.

In the automotive industry, the device can be employed for end-of-line testing of car radios or GNSS navigation equipment. Broadcast standards can be consolidated with mobile communications, wireless and navigation standards. For Go/NoGo tests, the generator can output GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou signals of a single navigation satellite. Predefined, time-limited I/Q sequences can be output for functional tests with fixed satellite positions. As only a single instrument is required for an extensive assortment of applications, its flexibility enables it to be deployed at any time for other tasks on the production line. This reduces the potential number of spare units and enables a huge reduction of downtime on production lines.

As a general-purpose instrument, the device can be used in every lab, university and school as well as on production lines, for instance, in the automotive industry. The device stands out on the lab bench with its low-noise cooling concept and compact dimensions.

This vector signal generator is ideal for automotive, broadcast, navigation and various mobile communications applications.

By Natasha Shek