Rohde & Schwarz upgrades FSW analyser to 8.3GHz bandwidth

Extending the internal analysis bandwidth of the Rohde & Schwarz FSW signal and spectrum analyser, Rohde & Schwarz has introduced the FSW-B8001 option, which enables the signal and spectrum analyser to support an industry leading 8.3GHz internal analysis bandwidth. According to Rohde & Schwarz it offers unequalled dynamic range and sensitivity.

The R&S FSW covers an input frequency range of up to 90GHz, and is claimed to provide an unmatched dynamic range and sensitivity, precision and EVM performance. The analyser, equipped with the extended analysis bandwidth option and dedicated measurement applications, can be used to meet current and future test and measurement requirements for wideband signal analysis across different industries. The FSW can include pulse measurements of aerospace and defence radar systems, satellite payload testing and amplifier pre-distortion tests. The instrument also covers chirp analysis for automotive radar and research on the next generation of wireless communication.

Wideband acquisition makes it possible to analyse frequency hops in detail while examining different radar systems operating at different frequencies, when developing and verifying both radar systems and radar jammer systems.

In wireless communications, increased bandwidths use higher data throughput. For example, says Rohde & Schwarz, the IEEE 802.11ay standard for Wi-Fi supports channel bonding, which leads to signals with bandwidths greater than 8GHz. Suitable wideband T&M equipment is also needed for Gbit communications sub-THz bands, such as D-Band and G-Band, which have been viewed as potential frequency ranges for a future 6G wireless communication standard.

Satellite systems’ bandwidths are expected to increase to 3.0 or 5.0GHz at frequencies up to 90GHz, for example for high throughput satellites designed to support Tbit connectivity.

The R&S FSW-B8001 internal analysis bandwidth option is now available from

Rohde & Schwarz supplies customers in the fields of test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace, defence, security and networks and cybersecurity with communications, information and security products.

The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America.

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