Ultra-compact vector signal generator for fast production tests

June 03, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Rohde & Schwarz’ SGT100A is the smallest and fastest vector signal generator available with up to 6 GHz span, specially optimised for use in production test systems. Using its internal baseband generator, the instrument reliably produces test signals for various digital standards.

The R&S SGT100A combined with the R&S FPS signal and spectrum analyser yields a solution for production tests of high-frequency components. The vector signal generator covers the frequency range from 80 MHz to 6 GHz. It is equipped with an integrated baseband generator that supports a maximum bandwidth of 160 MHz. Using the R&S WinIQSIM2 PC software, the generator can deliver test signals for all major digital standards such as LTE, 3GPP and WLAN IEEE 802.11ac.

Featuring frequency and level switchover times of typically 240 µsec, the SGT100A is the fastest instrument of its type on the market. The short switching times of just a few microseconds between the various digital test signals speed up test sequences. Taking up just one height unit and half-19-in. rack width, the RR&S SGT100A also saves space in the test setup. The instrument has been optimised for minimum operating costs: feature upgrades can be performed directly at the customer’s location.

The R&S SGT100A is ideally complemented by the R&S FPS signal and spectrum analyzer. Together, the two instruments can be used as a mini system for testing high-frequency components at maximum speed.

Rohde & Schwarz; www.rohde-schwarz.com/ad/press/sgt100a