Rohde & Schwarz SMA100A Signal Generator, 9 kHz to 3 GHz

16337.10 MFG #: SMA100A
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  • Manufacturer: Rohde & Schwarz
  • Condition: New
  • Family Models: SMA100A.02 B106.02
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  • Description

    • 9 kHz to 3 GHz or 6 GHz
    • Frequency, level and LF sweeps
    • AM, broadband FM/phase (optional), pulse modulation
    • Built-in LF generator up to 1 MHz, optional multifunction generator up to 10 MHz
    • Optional low-jitter clock synthesizer up to 1.5 GHz
    • Very low SSB phase noise
    • Very short frequency and level setting times
    • Fast hopping mode
    • Selectable SCPI- or 8662A/63A-compatible GPIB bus command set
    • Remote control via GPIB or LAN

    Signal quality, speed and flexibility — these are the criteria by which signal generators are measured today. The R&S® SMA100A perfectly meets these criteria, and thus is a premium-class analog generator that sets standards due to its outstanding characteristics.

    It combines superior signal quality with very high setting speed. Whether in development, production, service or maintenance, the R&S®SMA100A does an excellent job.

    In the frequency range from 9 kHz to 6 GHz, R&S®SMA100A can generate CW signals as well as all common types of analog modulation (AM, FM, φM, pulse modulation). Excellent specifications and a wide range of modulation signals — these are the characteristic features of the R&S®SMA100A.

    In addition, a low-jitter clock synthesizer option supplies differential clock signals of up to 1.5 GHz independently of the RF frequency. This makes the R&S®SMA100A suitable for a variety of applications — from use in phase noise test systems through to tests on mixed-signal ICs.

    The R&S®SMA100A signal generator also offers a modern graphical user interface for fast and intuitive operation.

    The R&S®NRP-Zxx power sensors can be connected to the R&S®SMA100A. The user can therefore perform very precise power measurements directly with the signal generator.

    Excellent signal quality

    • Very low SSB phase noise of typ. —134 dBc (20 kHz carrier offset, f = 1 GHz, 1 Hz measurement bandwidth), typ. —139.5 dBc with the R&S®SMA-B22 enhanced phase noise performance option
    • Wideband noise of —162 dBc (meas.) with carrier offset > 40 MHz, f = 1 GHz, level = 9 dBm, 1 Hz measurement bandwidth
    • Nonharmonics —96 dBc (carrier offset > 10 kHz, f 750 MHz, with the R&S®SMA-B22 option)
    • High-stability reference oscillator as standard
    • Very low phase noise at low frequencies due to internal division of the fundamental frequency range (750 MHz to 1500 MHz) down to 6.6 MHz

    Ideal for use in production

    • Very short frequency/level setting times of 1.5 ms/1 ms (meas.) across the entire frequency and level range, 450 µs in List mode
    • Fast Hopping mode with flexibly addressable frequency and level pairs, as fast as normal List mode
    • Frequency setting time of typ. 10 µs within a bandwidth of up to 80 MHz due to direct access to the DDS-based synthesizer (with the R&S®SMA-B20 or R&S®SMA-B22 option; FM EXTERNAL DIGITAL mode)
    • Very high level accuracy and repeatability
    • High output power of up to +18 dBm, overrange up to +28 dBm
    • Electronic attenuator with built-in overvoltage protection over entire frequency range
    • Minimum space requirements due to compact size (only two height units)

    All-purpose instrument

    • Frequency range of 9 kHz to 3 GHz (R&S®SMA-B103/ R&S®SMA-B103L) or 6 GHz (R&S®SMA-B106/ R&S®SMA-B106L)
    • Frequency, level and LF sweeps
    • Phase-continuous frequency setting
    • AM, broadband FM/φM (R&S®SMA-B20 or R&S®SMA-B22), pulse modulation
    • Built-in LF generator up to 1 MHz, optional multifunction generator (R&S®SMA-K24) up to 10 MHz
    • Optional low-jitter clock synthesizer up to 1.5 GHz (R&S®SMA-B29)
    • Power measurement using R&S®NRP-Zxx power sensors
    • Optional power analysis (R&S®SMA-K28) using R&S®NRP-Zxx power sensors for scalar network analysis or automatic pulse parameter measurement

    Aerospace and defense applications

    • Pulse modulator with excellent characteristics (on/off ratio of > 100 dB (meas.) for f 5.5 GHz, rise/fall time typ. 7 ns)
    • Pulse generator integrated as standard
    • Optional high-performance pulse generator with minimum pulse width of 10 ns (R&S®SMA-K23
    • Optional generation of versatile pulse sequences/pulse trains (R&S®SMA-K27)
    • Optional chirp modulation (R&S®SMA-B20 or R&S®SMA-B22)
    • Optional VOR/ILS modulation (R&S®SMA-K25)
    • Optional DME modulation/analysis (R&S®SMA-K26)
    • Optional operating altitude up to 4600 m (R&S®SMA-B46)
    • Optional removable mass storage (CompactFlash™ card, R&S®SMA-B80)

    Intuitive operating concept and versatile interfaces

    • Color display with 480 pixels x 272 pixels
    • Intuitive user interface with graphical display of signal flow (block diagram)
    • Context-sensitive online help
    • Remote control via GPIB, LAN or USB
    • Selectable control language (SCPI or remote control emulation of various signal generators)
    • Remote operation by browser or VNC client
    • USB connectors (e.g. for keyboard, mouse, memory stick)
    • Support of R&S®NRP-Zxx power sensors for precise power measurements