Upconverter with 40 GHz option yields smallest microwave vector signal generator

March 25, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Rohde & Schwarz has a 40 GHz version of its R&S SGU100A RF upconverter. This version expands the frequency range of the R&S SGS100A vector signal generator from 12.75 GHz to 40 GHz, making it the smallest microwave device of its kind for continuous signals between 80 MHz and 40 GHz.

Though compact (two height units and half-19-in. rack width, or one height unit and full 19 in. rack width), the combination of the R&S SGS100A and the R&S SGU100A offers high levels of performance. The setup is suited for ultrawideband aerospace and defence applications, as starting from 12 GHz the R&S SGU100A can be used with a 2 GHz I/Q modulation bandwidth. Together with the R&S SMW200A high end vector signal generator with a frequency range up to 40 GHz, a compact system with a maximum of three phase coherent outputs up to 40 GHz can be set up, which is ideal for testing phased array antenna systems. The unit is available as a pure CW upconverter and as a version for I/Q-modulated signals.

Rohde & Schwarz; www.rohde-schwarz.com/ad/press/sgu100a