Europe’s high-profile microwave, RF, wireless and radar event, European Microwave Week, will return to London in April 2022 with a live exhibition. Test and measurement specialist Rohde & Schwarz (“R&S”) has introduced many innovative measurement solutions over the past few months for applications up to millimeter-wave frequencies, and participants will be able to Experience it yourself at the exhibition.

R&S will participate in the European Microwave Week held in Hall 11 of the ExCeL Exhibition Center in London from April 4th to 6th, 2022, and will demonstrate its comprehensive microwave test solutions from GHz to THz to the audience at the booth.


One of the highlights at the R&S booth was the recently launched FSPN phase noise analyzer and VCO tester. This meter offers an excellent combination of performance, combining outstanding sensitivity, accuracy, reliability and ease of use. Introduced to meet the specific needs of production test and design engineers, it is ideal for measuring the phase noise of highly stable sources such as frequency synthesizers, VCOs, OCXOs and DROs in demanding development and production applications. FSPN expands the R&S phase noise analysis portfolio to include the successful, market-leading ultra-high performance phase noise, spectrum and signal analyzer FSWP.


Another demonstration project will showcase the VSESIM-VSS signal creation and analysis tool, which combines EDA simulation with RF testing. The solution, provided by R&S in cooperation with Cadence, is designed to simplify the engineering process from RF design to implementation, and to improve accuracy by testing design simulation and hardware implementation with real signals. VSESIM-VSS accelerates the development process of RF devices and is especially useful for customers in the wireless, automotive, aerospace and defense industries and manufacturers of active devices and systems.


In addition, R&S recently introduced a new type of portable vector network analyzer, which can measure S parameters of two-port devices at 20 GHz. European Microwave Week attendees can experience live and hands-on the ZNL20 Vector Network Analyzer, which provides the frequency range needed to study the third harmonic of 5 GHz and 6 GHz band technologies such as wireless LAN or mobile radio.


In addition, the signal and spectrum analyzer product portfolio has added new members. A new portable desktop signal and spectrum analyzer FPL1000 will be exhibited at European Microwave Week. The maximum frequency range of this instrument can reach 26.5 GHz. functions for fast and easy high-performance spectrum analysis at any time. In addition, R&S has expanded its popular Spectrum Rider FPH series with a new basic model with a measurement frequency up to 44 GHz. The new reliable and durable Spectrum Rider FPH models provide stable RF performance for field and laboratory measurements for verification applications such as 5G, broadcast, radar, defense and satellite communication links.


R&S will showcase a new generation of microwave measurement receiver FSMR3000, which integrates many instrument functions, and can complete the calibration of various important parameters of signal generators and attenuators with a single meter. The most important functions of its models include RF tuning level measurement, level measurement, analog modulation and spectrum analysis. In addition to supporting standard phase noise testing in spectrum analysis mode, FSMR3000 also adds related hardware options to meet the demanding high-end phase noise testing requirements. This model also offers digital and analog modulated signal analysis, 80 MHz analysis bandwidth, and pulse and VOR/ILS signal analysis. As a single device, the FSMR3000 is designed to reduce the complexity of calibration.



For customers in the automotive field, R&S will demonstrate the RTS radar test system. The system supports the generation of driving scenarios entirely through a wireless interface to test radar sensors critical for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD) vehicles capable of monitoring traffic conditions at intersections. The solution consists of an AREG800A automotive radar echo generator on the back end and a QAT100 antenna array on the front end. By electronically switching a single antenna on and off at the front end, objects moving through the direction of travel of the car can be simulated. As a result, tests that currently require real-world testing can be moved to the laboratory, enabling early detection of errors and significant cost savings.

Reviewing editor: Peng Jing

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