- 9 kHz to 3 GHz, 6 GHz or 12.75 GHz
- Excellent SSB phase noise:
- < -152 dBc (typ.) at 1 GHz and < -132 dBc (typ.) at 10 GHz
- Virtually no wideband noise (< -162 dBc (meas.) at 10 GHz and an offset of 30 MHz)
- Ultra high output power: Up to 38 dBm with the 6 GHz instrument
- Exceptionally low harmonics
- State-of-the-art GUI with touchscreen
- Exceptionally high output level: up to 38 dBm with the SMAB - B106; > 30 dBm at 18 GHz and 28 dBm w/ SMAB - B120
- Excellent level accuracy and repeatability for CW signals, narrow pulses and modulated signals
- 2 HU or 3 HU housing: 3 HU with larger 7" display and multiple front panel connectors
- Ergonomic operation thanks to state-of-the-art GUI with touch display
- Three-year warranty
Extremely clean analog signals with high output power levels
The R&S®SMA100B RF and microwave signal generator delivers maximum performance without compromise. It provides purest output signals while maintaining the highest output power level, far outpacing the competition.
For the most demanding component, module and system T&M tasks in RF semiconductor, wireless communications and aerospace and defense
For LO substitution in radar applications, the SMA100B can generate microwave signals with extremely low close-in SSB phase noise, enabling radar systems to detect even very slow objects. For testing analog-to-digital converters (ADC), the SMA100B produces signals with extremely low wideband noise. In automated production environments, the SMA100B generator's ultra high output power eliminates the need for additional amplifiers while keeping harmonics extremely low. The same signal generator can provide an extremely pure clock signal for the ADC. A second, independent output can provide clock signals for ADC testing with lowest wideband phase noise.
Very low harmonic and non-harmonic signal components
Very low harmonic signal components are another important signal generator characteristic. Often, high output power is required at the same time. The SMA100B impressively fulfills both requirements. Even at very high output powers, harmonics are suppressed by more than 70 dBc over a wide frequency range, an invaluable advantage when measuring an amplifier's harmonic signal components. Non-harmonic signal components are equally important, e.g. when testing ADCs. Equipped with the SMAB-B711 option, the SMA100B has exceptionally low non-harmonic signal components of < -110 dBc (meas.) at 1 GHz and < -90 dBc (meas.) at 10 GHz.
Purest 1 GHz reference output
The SMA100B also has a special 1 GHz reference output. The 1 GHz reference provides better phase-locked coupling of multiple SMA100B than the 10 MHz reference. This 1 GHz output also features phenomenal signal purity, as can be seen in the figure “Phase noise performance of 1 GHz reference output”.
Very high output power without compromise
Very high output power is often required, particularly in the microwave frequency range. This is because the higher the frequencies, the greater the attenuation. The SMA100B offers an ultra high output power to compensate for these losses. As a result, no external amplifier is required downstream. Equipped with the appropriate options, a 6 GHz instrument generates up to 38 dBm RF output power in the microwave frequency range. Harmonics are extremely low across the entire frequency range; above 6 GHz they are even significantly lower than 70 dBc at 18 dBm output power.
High absolute level accuracy
A signal generator's absolute level accuracy is just as important as its output power. A signal source must have very good absolute level accuracy in order to quantitatively characterize the nonlinear performance of an amplifier (the 1 dB compression point). The SMA100B excels with outstanding absolute level accuracy for exactly these applications.
Radar Receiver Testing
To properly test the functionality and sensitivity of radar and EW receivers, the challenge is always the same. Accu- rate and repeatable test signals are needed to measure the true performance of the receiver, because these products are designed to work at the utmost technological limits. For this application, the quality of the pulsed CW signals is the key to verifying and optimizing performance. The signal generator has to produce unmodulated CW pulse signals that are accurate in terms of both frequency and power level. They must be repeatable over a large number of pulses and the pulse width has to be small enough to meet the requirements of the specific receiver.
Flexible housing design
If the signal generator to be replaced is installed in an ATE rack, there needs to be enough room to accommodate its height. The SMA100B can be purchased in either 2 or 3 height units (HU), even when fully configured, simply choose the correct HU. The display area of a 3 HU instrument is twice as large as the display area of a 2 HU instrument, which makes manual operation in the lab much easier.
Included with SMA100B: power cord and Getting Started Guide.