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1MA256: Real-time Radar Target Generation1MA256: Real-time Radar Target Generation30.10.2014

Radar test systems are essential in research, development, production and maintenance of radar systems. Most test systems measure single radar parameters or substitute components, but do not test the entire system including the antenna frontend. This application note presents a solution for testing the complete radar system which transmits any kind of radar signal by generating radar echo signals with arbitrary range, Doppler frequency and Radar Cross Section in response. Hence, arbitrary virtual targets are generated making it possible to perform real-time tests on many kinds of aerospace and defense or commercial radar systems.

1MA256 Real-time Radar Target Generation

Application Note


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1EF89: Interference Hunting with R&S®FSH1EF89: Interference Hunting with R&S®FSH21.10.2014

This application note explains how to detect, characterize, find and document interferers in cellular networks using the R&S®FSH spectrum analyzer.

First it explains how to use the spectrum and interference analysis functions during each step of interference hunting. It also illustrates the explanations with a common interferer example. Then it points out the most common interference sources in cellular networks and gives tips on how to identify them.

1EF89_Interference_Hunting_FSH
English
21.10.20141e3 MB
1MA67: W-CDMA Base Station Transmitter Tests According to TS25.141 Rel. 101MA67: W-CDMA Base Station Transmitter Tests According to TS25.141 Rel. 1021.10.2014

3GPP TS25.141 defines conformance tests for W-CDMA base stations (including HSPA+ features). This application note describes how transmitter (Tx) tests (TS25.141 Chapter 6) can be performed quickly and easily by using signal and spectrum analyzers from Rohde & Schwarz. A few tests additionally require vector signal generators from Rohde & Schwarz. Example illustrates manual operation. A free software program enables and demonstrates remote operation. The W-CDMA base station receiver (Rx) tests (TS25.141 Chapter 7) are described in Application Note 1MA114.

RSrunSetup-1.0.14.exe

RSrun Installer


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1MA67_WCDMA_BS_TX_tests
English
21.10.20144e4 MB
WCDMA_BS_Tx_test
English
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1MA114: W-CDMA Base Station Receiver Tests According to TS25.141 Rel. 101MA114: W-CDMA Base Station Receiver Tests According to TS25.141 Rel. 1021.10.2014

3GPP TS25.141 defines conformance tests for W-CDMA base stations (including HSPA+ features). This application note describes how all required receiver (Rx) tests (TS25.141 Chapter 7) can be performed easily and quickly by using vector signal generators and CW sources from Rohde & Schwarz. One test additionally requires a spectrum analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz.Example illustrates manual operation. A free software program enables and demonstrates remote operation. The W-CDMA base station transmitter (Tx) tests (TS25.141 Chapter 6) are described in Application Note 1MA67.

1MA114_WCDMA_BS_RX_tests
English
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WCDMA_BS_RX_tests
English
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RSrunSetup-1.0.14.exe

RSrun Installer


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7BM87: R&S A/V Distortion Analysis – Inspecting Output Quality of Audio and Video Devices7BM87: R&S A/V Distortion Analysis – Inspecting Output Quality of Audio and Video Devices15.10.2014

For A/V devices such as smartphones, tablet PCs, Blu-ray players, set-top boxes and TV sets, the perceived video quality must satisfy very high standards. A/V devices need to hold their own in three main areas:

ı Stability (environmental influences, response to source signal disturbances, etc.)

ı Performance (switching times, delays)

ı Compliance with standards (input and output formats)

Any deviations from the expected video and audio output can be automatically and precisely detected with R&S A/V distortion analysis on all common analog and digital interfaces such as HDMI™ and MHL™.

This document examines the relevant setups and configurations.

7BM87_0E.pdf
English
15.10.20140E3 MB
1MA143: LTE Downlink MIMO Verification with R&S®SMW200A and R&S®FSW1MA143: LTE Downlink MIMO Verification with R&S®SMW200A and R&S®FSW09.10.2014

Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) is an integral part of LTE. Vector signal generators and signal & spectrum analyzers from Rohde & Schwarz support LTE measurements with up to 4 antennas. This Application Note covers 2x2 MIMO in the LTE downlink. Remote control programming is demonstrated by examples for a free-of-charge program. Forum Link

1MA143_1e_LTE_downlink_MIMO_verification.pdf

Application Note - English version


09.10.20142e4 MB
Setup_1MA143.zip

Setupfile 1MA143


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1MA241: eCall Conformance Testing1MA241: eCall Conformance Testing02.10.2014

Emergency Call (eCall) is a service provided in Europe with the goal of reducing response times for accidents or other emergencies on the roadways. This application note briefly describes the technology behind eCall and presents conformance tests for eCall using the R&S®CMW500 RF tester and the R&S®SMBV100A vector signal generator. A Test software for eCall makes it quick and easy to perform these tests with the GSM wireless communications standard.

1MA241_0e_eCall
English
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1MA196: Using R&S®Forum Application for Instrument Remote Control1MA196: Using R&S®Forum Application for Instrument Remote Control01.10.2014

R&S®Forum is a free scripting tool for remote control of Rohde & Schwarz instruments. It allows users to run and edit example script sequences and to write their own script files, as well as on-the-fly remote control of instruments. Script files can range from simple command sequences (Winbatch syntax) to complex programs using the programming language Python.

History file
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27.02.2014277 kB
Forum Installer
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1MA196_5e_Using_Forum_Application_for_Instrument_Remote_Control
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Forum Scripts
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Forum Release Notes
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17.09.2014391 kB
1GP104: Envelope Tracking and Digital Pre-Distortion Test Solution for RF Amplifiers1GP104: Envelope Tracking and Digital Pre-Distortion Test Solution for RF Amplifiers25.09.2014

The R&S®SMW200A together with the R&S®FSW is a state of the art testing solution that significantly reduces the required hardware for testing power amplifiers with envelope tracking and/or digital pre-distortion.

This application note introduces the test solution in detail and presents corresponding measurement examples.

1GP104
English
25.09.20141E3 MB
1MA245: Vulnerabilities of LTE and LTEAdvanced Communication White Paper1MA245: Vulnerabilities of LTE and LTEAdvanced Communication White Paper16.09.2014

Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology has become the technology of choice for keeping up with the requirement of higher throughput in mobile communication in bands below 6 GHz. It is expected that within the next decade LTE will become the primary commercial standard. LTE is often used to broadcast emergency information in times of natural disasters and national crises and is under investigation for further end use application in government as well as military application fields.

Communication via LTE has some vulnerabilities. This drawback is a matter of concern since it is possible to completely take down the LTE network or at least partially block communication, intentionally with the help of jamming signals, or unintentionally through various forms of interference.

An example of unintentional interference issues is the frequently discussed co-existence issues with Air Traffic Control (ATC) S-band radar and Digital TV bands. The in-device co-existence challenge is also a potentially important issue with the rapid evolution of multi-standard radios.

This White Paper will focus on the vulnerabilities of LTE communication by explaining LTE jamming and unintentional interference problems, address the coexistence issues with other services, and discuss the mitigation options to build a broad perspective on the possible deployment of the LTE technology for future military and civil governmental applications.

Understanding the susceptance of new technologies to known and expected environments is critical to the adoption for defense applications

1MA245_White Paper LTE
English
16.09.20142e2 MB
1MA195: LTE-A Base Station Receiver Tests1MA195: LTE-A Base Station Receiver Tests15.09.2014

3GPP TS36.141 defines conformance tests for EUTRA base stations (eNodeB). Release 10 (LTEAdvanced) added several tests, such as those for multicarrier scenarios. This application note describes how all required receiver (Rx) tests (TS36.141 Chapter 7) can be performed quickly and easily by using vector signal generators from Rohde & Schwarz. A few tests additionally require spectrum analyzers from Rohde & Schwarz.. Examples illustrate the manual operation. A free software program enables and demonstrates remote operation.

1MA195_1e_LTE BS Rx Tests
English
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LTE_BS_Rx_Tests

Receiver DLL for RSrun for 1MA195


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RSrunSetup-1.0.14.exe

RSrun Installer


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1MA253: LTE Video Quality Measurements with R&S®CMWrun1MA253: LTE Video Quality Measurements with R&S®CMWrun08.09.2014

This application note shows how to determine the quality of a video streamed by an LTE mobile with R&S®CMW500 Radio Communication Tester and R&S®VTE Video Analyzer. The R&S®CMWrun Test Software with CMW-KT051 General Purpose and CMW-KT105 AV Difference Analysis option allows the user to easily automate these tests.

1MA253_0e_LTE_Video_Measurements.pdf
English
10.09.20140e2 MB
1GA66: Spectral and Time-Domain Analysis of Recorded Wave Files on the Audio Analyzer R&S® UPV1GA66: Spectral and Time-Domain Analysis of Recorded Wave Files on the Audio Analyzer R&S® UPV05.09.2014

The instrument setup provided in this application note allows to analyze a degraded speech signal stored into a wave file and to display its FFT spectrum and waveform.

Spectral and Time-Domain Analysis of Recorded Wave Files on the Audio Analyzer R&S® UPV

The instrument setup provided in this application note allows to analyze a degraded speech signal stored into a wave file and to display its FFT spectrum and waveform.


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Spectral and Time-Domain Analysis of Recorded Wave Files on the Audio Analyzer R&S® UPV

The instrument setup provided in this application note allows to analyze a degraded speech signal stored into a wave file and to display its FFT spectrum and waveform.


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1MA228: How to use Rohde & Schwarz® Instruments with LabVIEW1MA228: How to use Rohde & Schwarz® Instruments with LabVIEW04.09.2014

Having the possibility to remotely control instruments has become the necessity not only in the field of automated production testing but more and more already in the phase of development. One of the programming environments that makes this task accessible for designers with very little or no programming experience is LabVIEW. To make the remote control of instruments easier, Rohde & Schwarz provides the LabVIEW Instrument drivers that take away the burden of controlling, synchronization, response formatting and error handling from the developer.

This paper explains how to use Rohde & Schwarz instruments together with LabVIEW in order to prepare an automated measurement task quickly and efficiently. It focuses mainly on using Rohde & Schwarz LabVIEW Instrument drivers, in addition in several occasions it also shows comparisons with the approach of a plain SCPI communication.

1MA228_1e_LabVIEW_Drivers
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1MA228_Attachment
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04.09.20141.0.0758 kB
1MA166: Testing LTE-Advanced1MA166: Testing LTE-Advanced03.09.2014

LTE-Advanced comprises multiple features enhancing the basic LTE technology firstly specified in 3GPP Release 8. LTE including the LTEAdvanced improvements was approved by ITU to comply with IMT-Advanced requirements and thus being a true 4G mobile communication system. The different technology components of LTE-Advanced have different market priorities and require different testing strategies. This application note summarizes the Rohde &Schwarz test solutions for LTE-Advanced (Release 10) using Vector Signal Generators, Signal and Spectrum Analyzers and the Wideband Radio Communication Tester.

1MA166_0e-testing LTE-advance.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1MA217: mm-Wave Band Signal Generation and Analysis1MA217: mm-Wave Band Signal Generation and Analysis02.09.2014

This application note describes how to generate and analyze wideband digitally modulated signals in the mm-wave range.

Rohde & Schwarz measuring equipment and some 3rd party off-the-shelf accessories are used for both signal generation and analysis. Measurement results are shown which demonstrate the typical performance for millimeter wave signals in terms of error vector magnitude (EVM) and adjacent channel power (ACLR).

Two test setups and their measurement results on a commercial V-band transceiver module are presented.

1MA217_1e_mm-wave
English
02.09.20141e1 MB
7BM90: UHD 4K end-to-end broadcasting over DVB-T27BM90: UHD 4K end-to-end broadcasting over DVB-T229.08.2014

In this application note, a UHD 4K end-to-end solution utilizing products from Rohde & Schwarz is described in detail from the point at which 4K content is captured until its delivery to households via a DVB-T2 SFN network.

7BM90_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


16.09.20140E1 MB
1SP08: 3D Evaluation for EMI Auto Test with R&S©EMC32-K231SP08: 3D Evaluation for EMI Auto Test with R&S©EMC32-K2326.08.2014

The option R&S®EMC32-K23 extends the emission measurement of the EMI Auto Test (R&S®EMC32-K10) with 3D measurement capabilities.

This extension is useful to display the 3D radiation pattern of each frequency.

This Application Notes shows all necessary settings for 3D measurement.

1SP08
English
26.08.20140e2 MB
1MA231: State-of-the-Art Mobile Radio Measurements1MA231: State-of-the-Art Mobile Radio Measurements22.08.2014

The topic of this application note is mobile phone measurements – in theory and in practice. It discusses measurements according to the most common standard in use today, GSM.

The first, theoretical portion of this application note covers digital modulation and access methods in general. This is followed by an overview of the specific characteristics of the GSM standard as well as a summary of the most important mobile radio measurements.

The second, practical portion of this application note covers some of these measurements in detail and runs through them step by step. These measurements can be performed by small groups in labs.

The measurements and analysis of the results are intended to illustrate the theoretical portion of the application note and to deepen the reader's understanding.

All measurements are performed using the R&S®CMW500 wideband radio communication tester and an off the shelf mobile phone.

1MA231_Modern_Radio_Measurement
German
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1MA231_Modern_Radio_Measurement
English
12.09.20142e4 MB
1EF62: Hints and Tricks for Remote Control of Spectrum and Network Analyzers1EF62: Hints and Tricks for Remote Control of Spectrum and Network Analyzers19.08.2014

This application note provides hints for implementing remote control programs using Rohde & Schwarz spectrum and network analyzers. The document makes suggestions for improved remote control performance and describes aspects of measurement synchronization in detail. Finally the document discusses some typical challenges of remote control in production test.

1EF62_1e.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1GP96: CDM-Toolbox - Digital Modulation in a simple way1GP96: CDM-Toolbox - Digital Modulation in a simple way08.08.2014

This application note provides a brief introduction into the capabilities of the R&S Vector Signal Generators (VSG) to create user defined digitally modulated signals called Custom Digital Modulation (CDM).
Additionally an in depth description of the functions and the operation of the CDM-Toolbox is provided. The CDM-Toolbox is application software which allows an easy remote configuration of CDM signals on R&S VSGs but also the creation of data list and control list files which are most useful to further extend the application area of CDM signals.

1GP96_3E_CDM_Toolbox

Application Note - English Version


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CDM-Toolbox Installer
English
08.08.20141.6.010 MB
1GP86: GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou Receiver Testing Using a GNSS Signal Simulator 1GP86: GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou Receiver Testing Using a GNSS Signal Simulator 29.07.2014

Testing global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers can be done easily, reliably and cost-efficiently by using the R&S®SMBV100A vector signal generator. This GNSS simulator can generate GPS, Glonass, Galileo, and Beidou signals for up to 24 satellites in real time.

This application note explains how to perform automated receiver tests using the R&S®SMBV100A. The presented tests include TTFF, sensitivity, and location accuracy measurements, moving receiver and interference tests, and many more. Basic remote control examples are provided for the individual tests to ease programming. This application note further includes a short guide for parsing NMEA data.

Software Tool for performing absolute location accuracy tests

1GP86 Software Tool for performing absolute location accuracy tests with the R&S®SMBV100A GNSS signal simulator


02.10.20120E130 MB
1GP86_2E

Application Note - English Version


29.07.20142E1 MB
User guide for software tool

This user guide describes a basic software tool meant for demonstrating the Rohde &Schwarz GNSS solution.

1GP86


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1GA65: Replacing R&S® CMU200 with R&S® CMW500 in 2G and 3G Speech Test Applications1GA65: Replacing R&S® CMU200 with R&S® CMW500 in 2G and 3G Speech Test Applications25.07.2014

The combination of R&S® CMU200 and R&S® UPV is in use for various tests of mobile phone speech functionality, such as acoustic tests according to 3GPP 26.132 or speech quality tests according to ITU-T P.862 (PESQ®) or ITU-T P.863 (POLQA®). This application note explains how to replace the R&S® CMU200 in these tasks with R&S® CMW500.

Replacing R&S® CMU200 with R&S® CMW500 in 2G and 3G Speech Test Applications

The combination of R&S® CMU200 and R&S® UPV is in use for various tests of mobile phone speech functionality, such as acoustic tests according to 3GPP 26.132 or speech quality tests according to ITU-T P.862 (PESQ®) or ITU-T P.863 (POLQA®). This application note explains how to replace the R&S® CMU200 in these tasks with R&S® CMW500.


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1SP07: EMI Automotive Band Evaluation1SP07: EMI Automotive Band Evaluation17.07.2014

EMI Automotive Band Evaluation extension is an on-board EMI measurement sequence in broadband and communications frequency bands for automotive and aerospace applications. This application notes shows how to configure, run, and automatically document tests in a sequence coming with EMC32-K51.

1SP07_0e_EMC32-K51
English
14.07.20140e2 MB
8GE01: Antenna Basics8GE01: Antenna Basics17.07.2014

This white paper describes the basic functionality of antennas. Starting with Hertz's Antenna model followed by a short introduction to the fundamentals of wave propagation, the important general characteristics of an antenna and its associated parameters are explained. A more detailed explanation of the functionality of some selected antenna types concludes this white paper.

8GE01_Antenna Basics
English
17.07.20140e2 MB
1MA194 : UE Fading Test with the CMW500 RF Tester and the SMW200A1MA194 : UE Fading Test with the CMW500 RF Tester and the SMW200A10.07.2014

This application note shows how to perform user equipment (UE) receiver tests, such as block error rate (BLER) and throughput tests, under fading conditions with the R&S®CMW500 RF tester and the R&S®SMW200A vector signal generator in LTE(-A), W-CDMA (HSPA+), TD-SCDMA and GSM (GRPS and EGPRS(2)).

1MA194_2e_CMW500_RF_fading

Application Note - English Version


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1MA242: R&S®EMC32 EUT Monitoring with R&S® Digital Oscilloscopes1MA242: R&S®EMC32 EUT Monitoring with R&S® Digital Oscilloscopes08.07.2014

This application note describes how to use the mask and limit test features of the R&S®RTO, R&S®RTE and R&S®RTM Digital Oscilloscopes for EUT monitoring of signal forms, jitter etc. with the R&S®EMC32 Measurement Software. The mask test function allows autonomous characterization of digital signal integrity during EMS tests. R&S®EMC32 software records violations of userdefined limits or mask templates and evaluates the immunity threshold at frequencies of critical electromagnetic susceptibility.

R&S®EMC32 EUT Monitoring Import File for R&S®RTO Mask Test
English
01.01.19701 kB
1MA242_0e_EUT_Monitoring.pdf
English
08.07.20144 MB
R&S®EMC32 EUT Monitoring Import File for R&S®RTO Limit Test
English
01.01.19701 kB
R&S®EMC32 EUT Monitoring Import File for R&S®RTE Limit Test
English
01.01.19701 kB
R&S®EMC32 EUT Monitoring Import File for R&S®RTE Mask Test
English
01.01.19701 kB
R&S®EMC32 EUT Monitoring Import File for R&S®RTM Mask Test
English
01.01.19701 kB
1GA64: Collection of Setups for Measurements with the R&S®UPV and R&S®UPP Audio Analyzers1GA64: Collection of Setups for Measurements with the R&S®UPV and R&S®UPP Audio Analyzers07.07.2014

A large variety of measurements is performed in audio engineering in order to ensure transmission quality of analog and digital devices. An audio analyzer suitable for all these tasks will, therefore, incorporate a multitude of functions, resulting in a correspondingly large number of settings.

This application note is to help test engineers using the R&S®UPP and R&S®UPV audio analyzers. It presents setting examples for all basic audio measurements to be performed immediately. For each setup, information is given on the type of measurement, the underlying standards, and on how to modify the graphic display results.

1GA64: Setup collection for R&S®UPV and R&S®UPP UPP

A large variety of measurements is performed in audio engineering in order to ensure transmission quality of analog and digital devices. An audio analyzer suitable for all these tasks will, therefore, incorporate a multitude of functions, resulting in a correspondingly large number of settings.

This application note is to help test engineers using the R&S®UPP and R&S®UPV audio analyzers. It presents setting examples for all basic audio measurements to be performed immediately. For each setup, information is given on the type of measurement, the underlying standards, and on how to modify the graphic display results.


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1SP06: Interactive EMI Measurements with R&S©EMC32-K241SP06: Interactive EMI Measurements with R&S©EMC32-K2425.06.2014

The option R&S®EMC32-K24 extends the emission measurement of the EMI Auto Test (R&S®EMC32-K10) with interactive measurement capabilities. This extension is useful for test verification and measurement during product improvement.

1SP06_0e_EMI_Meas.pdf

Application Note - Englisch Version


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1SP06_0e_EMI_Meas.pdf

Application Note - Englisch Version


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1TD05: EMI Debugging with the R&S®RTO and R&S®RTE Oscilloscopes1TD05: EMI Debugging with the R&S®RTO and R&S®RTE Oscilloscopes25.06.2014

This application note offers a straightforward description of how to analyze EMI problems using the R&S®RTO and R&S®RTE. The discussion begins by covering the basic mechanisms that can result in unwanted RF emissions and then describes how to proceed in analyzing EMI problems. Finally, a practical example is given to illustrate the analysis process.

1TD05
German
19.03.20141.14 MB
1TD05
English
25.06.20141.14 MB
1MA09: FreRes - Program for Frequency Response Measurements1MA09: FreRes - Program for Frequency Response Measurements05.06.2014

This application note introduces the program FreRes. Use this program to measure the frequency and/or level response of a device under test, using a generator as signal source and a power meter, a receiver or a spectrum analyzer as indicator

1MA09_44e_FreRes.pdf

Application Note - English version


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FreRes MacOSx

Installation File for MacOSx


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FreRes 32 bit

Installation File for Windows


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FreRes 64 bit

Installation File for Windows 64-Bit


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1MA208: Fast Remote Instrument Control with HiSLIP 1MA208: Fast Remote Instrument Control with HiSLIP 04.06.2014

This application note introduces the IVI High Speed LAN Instrument Protocol (HiSLIP) and outlines its features. HiSLIP is the successor to the VXI-11 LAN remote control protocol. This document also describes guidelines for using this protocol.

Fast Remote Instrument Control with HiSLIP
English
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7BM85: Compliance Testing, Functional Testing and Debugging of HDMI Interfaces7BM85: Compliance Testing, Functional Testing and Debugging of HDMI Interfaces04.06.2014

The high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI™) is used to transmit audio and video data. HDMI has become the standard for a variety of consumer electronic products, such as Blu-ray™ players, A/V receivers, set-top box, TV monitors and digital video/ still cameras.

The HDMI interface measurements needed for these products require specialized T&M equipment. This equipment is not only needed for certification, but is also used for a variety of tests during development, for quality assurance and for end-of-line production testing. The R&S®VTC, R&S®VTE and R&S®VTS video testers from Rohde & Schwarz make it possible to test A/V interfaces such as HDMI easily, reliably and cost efficiently.

This application note focuses on functional testing and debugging of HDMI interfaces using the R&S®VTC/VTE/VTS. It explains how these instruments can be used to assess the HDCP implementation, the ARC or the CEC functionality.

7BM85_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1MA98: dB or not dB?1MA98: dB or not dB?28.05.2014

True or false: 30 dBm + 30 dBm = 60 dBm? Why does 1% work out to be -40 dB one time but then 0.1 dB or 0.05 dB the next time? These questions sometimes leave even experienced engineers scratching their heads. Decibels are found everywhere, including power levels, voltages, reflection coefficients, noise figures, field strengths and more. What is a decibel and how should we use it in our calculations? This Application Note is intended as a refresher on the subject of decibels.

1MA98_dB_or_not_dB.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1MA98_dB_or_not_dB.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1MA186: LTE Transmission Modes and Beamforming1MA186: LTE Transmission Modes and Beamforming20.05.2014

Multiple input multiple output (MIMO) technology is an integral part of 3GPP E-UTRA long term evolution (LTE). As part of MIMO, beamforming is also used in LTE. This white paper discusses the basics of beamforming and explains the nine downlink and two uplink MIMO transmission modes in LTE Release 10.

1MA186_1e_LTE_TMs_and_beamforming.pdf

White Paper


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1MA71: Measuring the Nonlinearities of RF Amplifiers Using Signal Generators and a Spectrum Analyzer1MA71: Measuring the Nonlinearities of RF Amplifiers Using Signal Generators and a Spectrum Analyzer20.05.2014

A typical application for signal generators and spectrum analyzers is measuring nonlinearities of RF amplifiers. This application note discusses the basics of nonlinearities and describes the nonlinearity measurement using the R&S Value Instruments RF Signal Generator R&S®SMC100A and Spectrum Analyzer R&S®FSC.

1MA71_meas_the_nonlinearities_of_RF_amps

Application Note - English version


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1MA203: Receiving BEIDOU, GALILEO and GPS signals with MATLAB® and R&S®IQR, R&S®TSMW1MA203: Receiving BEIDOU, GALILEO and GPS signals with MATLAB® and R&S®IQR, R&S®TSMW19.05.2014

Satellite Navigation became quite common during the recent years. In addition to the established U:S: GPS system, China has develloped its own navigation system called BEIDOU. Since BEIDOU receivers are not yet wide spread on the market, this MATLAB based application can be used to analyze and process BEIDOU signals. The free application enables and demonstrates remote operation of Rohde & Schwarz instruments using SCPI commands and attribute based drivers directly out of MATLAB scripts and functions.

1MA203

Application Note


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1EF88: Automated Measurements of 77 GHz FMCW Radar Signals1EF88: Automated Measurements of 77 GHz FMCW Radar Signals25.04.2014

Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radar signals are often used in short range surveillance, altimeters and automotive radars. To ensure proper functionality, signal quality measures such as frequency linearity are of great importance.

This application note focuses on fully automated, fast and accurate measurements, of linear FMCW radar signals. It explains the basic signal processing, the impact on radar key performance indicators in case of linearity deviations and explains test and measurement of linear FMCW signals in detail.

Measurement of an FMCW radar signal in the 77-81 GHz band with 500 MHz of measurement bandwidth is demonstrated.

1EF88

Application Note


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1MA211: Coexistence Test of LTE and Radar Systems1MA211: Coexistence Test of LTE and Radar Systems28.03.2014

Air Traffic Control (ATC) radar, military Air Traffic Surveillance (ATS) radar and meteorological radar operate in S-Band frequency range. In fact 4G communication systems such as Long Term Evolution (LTE) make also use of these frequencies. Test and measurement of their coexistence is absolutely essential as performance degradation of mobile devices and networks and even malfunction of ATC radars has been proven.

This application note describes LTE and S-Band radar coexistence test and measurement. It addresses LTE user equipment, base stations and S-Band radars and presents test solutions.

1MA211_Coexistence_Test_of_LTE_and_Radar

Application Note


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1MA204: Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Speech Quality Measurements1MA204: Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Speech Quality Measurements21.02.2014

This application note and associated application software may be used to conduct psychoacoustic speech quality evaluation for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) connections. The measurements are based on recommendations ITU-T P.862 and ITU-T P.863, respectively. The CMWrun example sequences perform decoder / encoder calibration, connection setup for the UE under test and subsequent speech quality analysis under IP impairment conditions.

1MA204_8e.pdf

Application Note - English Version


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Installer for UPV Macro

Installer for UPV Macro


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CMWrun Test Campaign

VoLTE Test Campaign Demo AudioBoard


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1MA171: How to use Rohde & Schwarz Instruments in MATLAB®1MA171: How to use Rohde & Schwarz Instruments in MATLAB®21.02.2014

This application note outlines different approaches for remote-controlling Rohde & Schwarz® instruments out of MathWorks MATLAB®. For this purpose the Rohde & Schwarz VXIplug&play instrument drivers are used.

History file for 1MA171
English
18.03.2014284 kB
Custom MATLAB drivers
English
18.03.20141.0.0788 kB
1MA50: Network Analysis Video Tutorials1MA50: Network Analysis Video Tutorials13.02.2014

Welcome to this introductory video show about the R&S® ZVA family of network analyzers. Network analysis is sometimes considered to be cumbersome and difficult to understand, a very offputting reputation for newcomers to network analyzers. To help you look at network analyzers in a different light, we have created this video series. We have intentionally refrained from explaining any theory in depth. Rather, we want to show you how to operate our analyzers for simple and useful applications. As well as just watching this video show, you can also use it as a guide and try yourself. All the operational steps shown only require a standard RF power amplifier which should be available in almost every lab. So, before we get properly started, we hope you enjoy this video show and much success in becoming familiar with network analysis in general, and our R&S products in particular.

1MA50, Application Video, GUI-Intro and Help System
English
13.02.20140e100 MB
1MA50, Application Video, Calibration
English
13.02.20140e74 MB
1MA50, Application Video, Filter Tests
English
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1MA50, Application Video, Amplifier - Gain and Matching
English
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1MA50, Application Video, Amplifier - Large Signal Operation
English
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1MA50, Application Note
English
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1MA162: LTE Base Station Performance Tests1MA162: LTE Base Station Performance Tests12.02.2014

3GPP TS36.141 defines conformance tests for EUTRA base stations (eNodeB). Release 10 (LTEAdvanced) added several tests, such as those for PUCCH format 3. This application note describes how all required performance tests (TS36.141 Chapter 8) can be performed quickly and easily by using vector signal generators from Rohde & Schwarz. Examples illustrate the manual operation. A free software program enables and demonstrates remote operation.

The LTE base station transmitter (Tx) tests (TS36.141 Chapter 6) are described in Application Note 1MA154. The LTE base station receiver (Rx) tests (TS36.141 Chapter 7) are described in Application Note 1MA195.

LTE_BS_Performance_Tests
English
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RSrunSetup-1.0.14.exe

RSrun Installer


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7BM81: Generating a DVB-T2 Signal with Composite T2-Base and T2-Lite Content 7BM81: Generating a DVB-T2 Signal with Composite T2-Base and T2-Lite Content 03.02.2014

Version 1.3.1 of the DVB-T2 standard ETSI 302 755 introduced the T2-Lite profile to ease the implementation of mobile TV services. This was achieved by minimizing the complexity of the required receiver and allowing side-by-side integration into existing conventional (T2-Base) DVB-T2 channels. For the purposes of testing the compatibility and performance of receiver modules, this application note describes how this type of composite T2-Base/T2-Lite RF signal can be simulated using one R&S®BTC or alternatively two instruments from the family of broadcast signal generators comprised of the R&S®SFU, R&S®SFE, R&S®SFE100 and R&S®SFC. Only one corresponding multiple profile T2-MI stream is required, either in the form of a file or via an external gateway.

7BM81_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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7BM80: Generating a Test Signal for Distributed DVB-T2 MISO7BM80: Generating a Test Signal for Distributed DVB-T2 MISO03.02.2014

This application note describes how the transmitter landscape of a DVB-T2 single-frequency network (SFN) can be simulated in multiple input single output (MISO) mode in order to test the compatibility and performance of receiver modules. Neither an external T2-MI gateway nor a GPS receiver is required - just an R&S®BTC equipped with two RF paths. Alternatively, one R&S®SFU coupled with one or more R&S®SFU, R&S®SFE, R&S®SFE100 or R&S®SFC can also be used. R&S®ETL or R&S®ETC are suggested to fine-tune the synchronization between the generated RF signals.

7BM80_2E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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7BM79: I/Q Waveform File Conversion for Use with Precise Broadcast Signal Generators7BM79: I/Q Waveform File Conversion for Use with Precise Broadcast Signal Generators03.02.2014

I/Q waveform files contain the digital complex sample values of a radio signal. They can be synthetically computer-calculated for generating precisely defined contents, or they can represent the recording of a received live signal. The structure of these files has never been standardized, which is why so many different formats are in use today. R&S®IQ Converter and R&S®IQ Stream Extractor are programs that quickly and conveniently convert the contents of I/Q waveform files of nearly any structure into the I/Q format used by the R&S®BTC, R&S®CLG, R&S®SLG, R&S®SFU, R&S®SFE and R&S®SFE100 signal generators. This makes it possible for the signal generators to use their integrated ARB function to generate precise RF signals from nearly any I/Q waveform file.

IQ Converter Setup_1_0_5.zip

IQ Converter Setup - Version 1.05


17.07.201310526 MB
7BM79_2E.pdf

Application Note - English version


03.02.20142E4 MB
IQ Stream Extractor Setup_1_0_2.zip

IQ Stream Extractor Setup - Version 1.02


03.01.201210226 MB
7BM79 Example Files - Version 1_0_2.zip

Example files - Version 1.02


03.01.20121029 MB
1MA209: Radar Educational Videos1MA209: Radar Educational Videos03.02.2014

Welcome to our short video tutorials on how to test radars using Rohde & Schwarz test equipment. Access to most information about radar is pretty restricted, as many radar applications are military or secretive industrial research. To show you some basic Radar tests we have created RADAR demo tools, which functions at a frequency of 2.45 GHz, which is in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz Industrial, Scientific and Medical band. So we can even perform our tests in unshielded rooms. The frequencies are also used by radar operating in the ITU "S"-band from 2.3 to 2.5 GHz for air traffic control, weather and marine radar. The videos are suitable for 'from-the-scratch' introduction of R&S RADAR test equipment. They can also be used for plain introduction to the RADAR principle.

Application Video, Radar-Basics, short demo using ZVL

Application Video


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Application Video, Pulse-Generation and /-Evaluation using SMB100A and NRP-Z81

Application Video


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Application Video, Pulse-Evaluation using FSW-K6

Application Video


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Application Video, RADAR Antenna-Polar-Pattern using SMB100A and NRP-Z81

Application Video


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Application Video, AESA-demo using SMB100A, OSP and NRP-Z81

Application Video


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Application Note, Radar Educational Videos
English
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1GP88: R&S ARB Toolbox Plus1GP88: R&S ARB Toolbox Plus03.02.2014

The ARB Toolbox Plus is an easy-to-use, feature packed software package that is used for many ARB waveform related tasks. This software is the successor of the ARB Toolbox which is bundled with the 1GP62 application note. Use this software for creating ARB waveform files from custom IQ data; import data from MATLAB .mat files; evaluate waveform content graphically; resample or filter waveforms; create analog modulated signals as ARB files; edit marker data in waveform files; use the composer for the creation of complex multi carrier scanarios.

Microsoft Windows Installer (32 Bit)

ARB Toolbox Plus, 1GP88


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Mac OS X Installer

ARB Toolbox Plus, 1GP88


03.02.20142.810 MB
Linux Installer (32 Bit)

ARB Toolbox Plus, 1GP88


03.02.20142.813 MB
User Manual

ARB Toolbox Plus, 1GP88


03.02.20142.81 MB
Release Notes

ARB Toolbox Plus, 1GP88


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1EE24: Comparison of Time Domain Scans and Stepped Frequency Scans in EMI Test Receivers1EE24: Comparison of Time Domain Scans and Stepped Frequency Scans in EMI Test Receivers29.01.2014

Taking the R&S ESR EMI test receiver as an example, this paper looks at a CISPR 16-1-1- compliant test instrument with time domain scanning capabilities. The paper compares the measurement speed and level measurement accuracy of a conventional stepped frequency scan versus an advanced FFT-based time domain scan. It also contains guidance on making optimum use of time domain scans.

Comparison of Time Domain Scans and Stepped Frequency Scans in EMI Test Receivers

The paper compares the measurement speed and level measurement accuracy of a conventional stepped frequency scan versus an advanced FFT-based time domain scan.


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1MA154: LTE-A Base Station Transmitter Tests1MA154: LTE-A Base Station Transmitter Tests08.01.2014

3GPP TS36.141 defines conformance tests for EUTRA base stations (eNodeB). Release 10 (LTEAdvanced) added several tests, such as those for multicarrier scenarios.This application note describes how all required transmitter (Tx) tests (TS36.141 Chapter 6) can be performed quickly and easily by using signal and spectrum analyzers from Rohde & Schwarz. A few tests additionally require signal generators from Rohde & Schwarz. Examples illustrate the manual operation. A free software program enables and demonstrates remote operation.

LTE_BS_Tx_Tests

DLL for LTE BS Transmitter tests for RSrun


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RSrunSetup-1.0.14.exe

RSrun Installer


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1MA226: Direct Remote Control of Switch Matrix OSP via Network and Spectrum Analyzers1MA226: Direct Remote Control of Switch Matrix OSP via Network and Spectrum Analyzers06.12.2013

This application note shows how to remote control an external R&S®OSP directly from a Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) or from a Spectrum Analyzer (SA), for instance from the R&S®ZVA, R&S®ZVB, R&S®ZNB or R&S®FSW families. The application note describes the requirements and the setup procedure. It is shown how to install the software and how to setup the system in order to get highest flexibility and best usability. It is additionally shown how to calibrate the entire configuration and finally some practical examples are provided.The application note mainly addresses the use of VNAs,appendix 5.4 provides hints regarding the differences when using SAs in a similar way.

1MA226_OSP_ZVx_remote

PDF file including Application Note.


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1MA226 LoadStat.exe

Exe tool to invoke instrument setup files


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1MA226 SetPath_OSP.exe

Using the software "SetPath_OSP.EXE", the predefined paths of OSP can be switched.


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1MA226 zip files (VBS scripts)

vbs and bat files as described in the APN


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1CM97: HSUPA RF Measurements with the R&S®CMW500 in line with 3GPP TS 34.1211CM97: HSUPA RF Measurements with the R&S®CMW500 in line with 3GPP TS 34.12127.11.2013

Most of the tests specified in the 3GPP standard TS 34.121 [1] Release 6 (Rel-6) can be performed with the R&S®CMW500. This document provides a step-by-step guide on how to use a stand-alone R&S®CMW500 to take Rel-6 measurements on transmitter characteristics and execute performance tests according to TS 34.121 V9.7.0, clauses 5 and 10. Test cases that require fading simulation can also be carried out with the aid of a standalone R&S®CMW500 that has been configured with a built-in fading simulator option. That greatly reduces test setup complexity. Furthermore, the R&S®CMW500's wizard enables easy configuration of the test setup for various HSUPA subtests as specified by TS34.121 [1]. The procedure detailing how the wizard is used is also explained for each test case. The test cases mentioned in this application note are carried out using Rel-6 user equipment (UE) that supports Operating Band I and Power Class 3.

1CM97_v01_HSUPA_CMW
English
27.11.2013012 MB
1TD04: Initial Evaluation of a DC/DC Switch Mode Power Supply1TD04: Initial Evaluation of a DC/DC Switch Mode Power Supply26.11.2013
1TD04_0e_RTO_DC-DC-Converter.pdf
English
26.11.20130e9 MB
1MA220: 802.11ad – WLAN at 60 GHz1MA220: 802.11ad – WLAN at 60 GHz21.11.2013

Data rates in the range of several Gigabit/s are needed to transmit signals like uncompressed video signals. Amendment 802.11ad to the WLAN standard defines the MAC and PHY layers for very high throughput (VHT) in the 60 GHz range.

This white paper provides an introduction to the technology behind 802.11ad and highlights the test and measurement requirements.

802.11ad – WLAN at 60 GHz

Data rates in the range of several Gigabit/s are needed to transmit signals like uncompressed video signals. Amendment 802.11ad to the WLAN standard defines the MAC and PHY layers for very high throughput (VHT) in the 60 GHz range.

This white paper provides an introduction to the technology behind 802.11ad and highlights the test andmeasurement requirements.


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1MA239: Radar Waveforms for A&D and Automotive Radar1MA239: Radar Waveforms for A&D and Automotive Radar18.11.2013

This White Paper provides a more detailed view on radar waveforms for Aerospace and Defence and commercial radar systems. Waveforms such as pulse and pulse-Doppler signal, continuous wave and frequency shift keying waveforms are described. It also shows continuous waveform trends designed for specific needs and application differences of continuous wave radar compared to pulse radar systems.

1MA239_0e_Radar_Waveforms_for_A&D_and_Automotive Radar
English
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1GP102: Hardware in the Loop (HIL) Testing with a GNSS Simulator1GP102: Hardware in the Loop (HIL) Testing with a GNSS Simulator18.11.2013

The vector signal generator and GNSS simulator R&S®SMBV100A is remote-controllable in realtime and can therefore be implemented into a dynamic HIL environment. The HIL simulator can dictate position coordinates, kinetic parameters, and vehicle attitude information based upon which the R&S®SMBV100A updates the simulated receiver movement in realtime.

This application note presents background information and details about operating the R&S®SMBV100A in HIL applications.

1GP102
English
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1CM101: CMW Support of WLAN 802.11ac1CM101: CMW Support of WLAN 802.11ac21.10.2013

The R&S CMW500/270 can generate and measure standard-compliant WLAN IEEE 802.11ac signals with bandwidths from 20 MHz up to 160 MHz.

This document explains the CMW solution for the signals with 160 MHz bandwidth and describes the required configurations step by step.

1CM101_CMW_Support_of_WLAN_802.11ac.pdf

Application Note - English Version


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1MA224: Characterization of Satellite Frequency Up-converters1MA224: Characterization of Satellite Frequency Up-converters02.10.2013

This application note describes methods using an R&S®ZVA network analyzer, one or two R&S®SMB100A signal generators and an R&S®FSW signal analyzer to accurately measure all the key parameters of frequency converters with embedded local oscillator. A commercial satellite up-converter is used as a device under test example.

1MA224_1e_converter_characterization.pdf

This application note describes methods using an R&S®ZVA network analyzer, one or two R&S®SMB100A signal generators and an R&S®FSW signal analyzer to accurately measure all the key parameters of frequency converters with embedded local oscillator. A commercial satellite up-converter is used as a device under test example.


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1MA213: 1xEV-DO Revision A + B1MA213: 1xEV-DO Revision A + B23.09.2013

1xEvolution – Data Optimized (1xEV-DO)is a 3GPP2 “cdma2000® High Rate PacketData Air Interface” specification. Since its introduction (Release 0), Revisions A and B have brought improvements in the data throughput in both directions and in the overall network capacity. This white paper presents the Revision A and B concepts for 1xEV-DO and explains key features.

1MA213_0e_EVDO_AB_WP

White Paper


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1GP98: SCPI-Recorder - Test Automation at Your Fingertips1GP98: SCPI-Recorder - Test Automation at Your Fingertips20.09.2013

This application note briefly summarizes the history of SCPI and outlines in which fields of application a SCPI based test system software has still advantages over a driver (e.g. IVI) based approach. Further the unique features of the high-end R&SSMW 200A vector signal generator that allow an increase in efficiency of SCPI based test system software development are introduced and operating guidelines are provided.

1GP98_0E_SCPI_Recorder.pdf

Application Note - English Version


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Code Generator Templates

1GP98


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1EF87: LTE Over-The-Air Testing for Base Stations with R&S®FSH1EF87: LTE Over-The-Air Testing for Base Stations with R&S®FSH12.09.2013

This application note explains how to perform LTE base station measurements over the air (OTA) using the R&S®FSH4/8/13/20 handheld spectrum analyzer. It describes the required measurement setup and explains the results obtained with the different measurement modes.

1EF87_1E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


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7BM105: Measurements on FM Transmitters for Acceptance, Commissioning and Maintenance7BM105: Measurements on FM Transmitters for Acceptance, Commissioning and Maintenance10.09.2013

Despite the advent of advanced digital transmission methods, analog broadcasting remains highly important. Until now, measurements on FM transmitters in connection with acceptance testing, commissioning and maintenance required using a variety of T&M instruments.

The R&S ETL TV analyzer combines these instruments' capabilities in a single unit and can completely replace them. Now, for the first time, acceptance test measurements can be conducted on FM transmitters quickly and easily using just one compact test instrument. The R&S ETL provides the functionalities of a power meter, spectrum analyzer, audio generator, FM measurement demodulator, stereo decoder, audio analyzer and more in just one box.

7BM105_0E.pdf

7BM105 - Application Note - English Version


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7BM105_1D.pdf

7BM105 - Application Note - German Version


10.09.20130D3 MB
TxCheck Configuration File

Refer to Applicaton Note 7BM105


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1GP101: Simulating Automatic Obscuration and Multipath for Realistic GNSS Receiver Testing1GP101: Simulating Automatic Obscuration and Multipath for Realistic GNSS Receiver Testing09.09.2013

The R&S®SMBV100A is both, a versatile general-purpose vector signal generator and a powerful GNSS signal simulator. It can simulate up to 24 satellites in realtime for testing GNSS receivers flexibly, reliably, and cost-efficiently.

The R&S®SMBV100A supports receiver testing under realistic conditions by offering features such as obscuration simulation and automatic multipath generation. Out of a multitude of possible test scenarios – with predefined or user-specific settings – this application note presents some examples to give an impression of the instrument’s capabilities.

1GP101
English
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1TD03: Jitter Analysis with the R&S®RTO Digital Oscilloscope1TD03: Jitter Analysis with the R&S®RTO Digital Oscilloscope29.08.2013

This application note presents the Jitter analysis capabilities of the R&S®RTO for digital signals. It demonstrates the basic operation with an application example, and shows the associated jitter analysis.

1TD03_0e_RTO-K12_Jitter_Analysis.pdf

This application note presents the Jitter analysis capabilities of the R&S®RTO for digital signals. It demonstrates the basic operation with an application example, and shows the associated jitter analysis.


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1GP78: CPRI RE Testing1GP78: CPRI RE Testing05.08.2013

More and more mobile radio networks implement remote radio equipment (RE) that is connected to the base station main unit via a digital interface using standardized transmission protocols such as CPRI. For testing RE devices Rohde & Schwarz offers a complete test solution based on the R&S®EX-IQ-BOX [Model K04]. This key component is a configurable digital interface module that is used to connect Rohde & Schwarz test equipment to a RE under test using CPRI data transmission.

This application note explains in detail the instrument setup and configuration needed to successfully test your remote radio head.

1GP78_1E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


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7BM88: DVB-C2 receiver tests in a simulated cable TV network with full channel load7BM88: DVB-C2 receiver tests in a simulated cable TV network with full channel load30.07.2013

The R&S®BTC broadcast test center generates DVB-C2 signals for receiver tests with a variety of simulated interference types. The selection tests stipulated by the DVB Project require a cable TV network with full channel load. Combining the R&S®BTC broadcast test center and the R&S®CLG cable load generator makes it quick and easy to create a flexible cable TV network with full channel load and to simulate all types of realistic interference, permitting tests in accordance with DVB.

7BM88_1E.pdf
English
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7BM88_1E.pdf
German
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KDGChannels.cfg

R&S CLG supplementary configuration file


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1MA29: NPR - Noise Power Ratio Signal Generation and Measurement1MA29: NPR - Noise Power Ratio Signal Generation and Measurement26.07.2013

Noise Power Ratio (NPR) is an add-on tool for WinIQSIM™ to generate noise power ratio stimulus signals and measure the resulting noise power ratio of a device under test (DUT) using Rohde & Schwarz instruments via LAN or GPIB bus.

1MA29_10e_NPR.pdf

Application Note - English version


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Npr_4.3.3.exe

Installation File for Windows 32-Bit


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Npr64_4.3.3.exe

Installation File for Windows 64-Bit


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7BM104: DAB Transmitter Measurements for Acceptance, Commissioning and Maintenance7BM104: DAB Transmitter Measurements for Acceptance, Commissioning and Maintenance24.07.2013

Broadcasting transmitters are subject to particularly stringent standards with respect to broadcast signal quality, because even small faults can lead to service disruptions for many listeners. A single instrument, the R&S®ETL TV analyzer, performs all required DAB transmitter measurements, from the initial acceptance testing for the transmitter, to measurements performed during commissioning and preventive maintenance.

7BM104_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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7BM104_1D.pdf

Application Note - German version


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1MA212: Conducted EMS and EMI Measurements with R&S®EMC321MA212: Conducted EMS and EMI Measurements with R&S®EMC3219.07.2013

This application note shows how to configure, calibrate and perform conducted EMS (Electro Magnetic Susceptibility) measurements according to IEC / EN 61000-4-6 and EMI (Electro Magnetic Interference) measurements according to CISPR 16-2-1 with the R&S®EMC32 software tool.

1MA212_0e_conducted_EMS_and_EMI_meas.pdf

Application Note - English Version


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1MA200: Bluetooth® Low Energy Measurements Using R&S®CBTgo; Additional Tests1MA200: Bluetooth® Low Energy Measurements Using R&S®CBTgo; Additional Tests18.07.2013

Nearly all tests in accordance with the Bluetooth low energy test specification V4.0 [1] can be performed using the R&S®CBT alone. Some tests additionally call for signal generators to provide interference signals. This application note describes the tests performed with additional equipment and presents straightforward solutions based on the R&S®CBTgo software.

1MA200_3e_CBTgo_LE_Add.pdf

Application Note - English Version


18.07.201331 MB
1EZ65: Basic RF Amplifier Measurement using the R&S ZNB Vector Network Analyzer and 'Smarter Cal'1EZ65: Basic RF Amplifier Measurement using the R&S ZNB Vector Network Analyzer and 'Smarter Cal'11.07.2013
1EZ65.pdf
English
11.07.20133 MB
1MA232: LTE- Advanced (3GPP Rel.11) Technology Introduction1MA232: LTE- Advanced (3GPP Rel.11) Technology Introduction09.07.2013

The LTE technology as specified within 3GPP Release 8 was first commercially deployed by end 2009. Since then the number of commercial networks is strongly increasing around the globe. LTE has become the fastest developing mobile system technology. As other cellular technologies LTE is continuously worked on in terms of improvements. 3GPP groups added technology components into so called releases. Initial enhancements were included in 3GPP Release 9, followed by more significant improvements in 3GPP Release 10, also known as LTE-Advanced. Beyond Release 10 a number of different market terms have been used. However 3GPP reaffirmed that the naming for the technology family and its evolution continues to be covered by the term LTE-Advanced. I.e. LTE-Advanced remains the correct description for specifications defined from Release 10 onwards, including 3GPP Release 12. This white paper summarizes improvements specified in 3GPP Release 11.

1MA232_1E_LTE_Rel11.pdf
English
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1GP84: Time Synchronous Signals with Multiple R&S®SMBV100A Vector Signal Generators1GP84: Time Synchronous Signals with Multiple R&S®SMBV100A Vector Signal Generators09.07.2013

This application note explains how to synchronize the signals from multiple R&S®SMBV100A vector signal generators in time.

The synchronization of the instruments is based on a master-slave principle where one R&S®SMBV100A acts as master and supplies all necessary synchronization signals to the other instruments (slaves). The setup is simple and provides highly synchronized test signals.

Time synchronous signals are needed in several applications. The master-slave setup is ideal for basic MIMO tests, certain GNSS test scenarios and WLAN IEEE 802.11ac non-contiguous channel generation. Furthermore, synchronous baseband signals are the basis for generating phase coherent RF signals with the R&S®SMBV100A.

GP84_1E_Synchronous_Signals_with_SMBVs.pdf

Application Note - English Version


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1EF84: Differential measurements with Spectrum Analyzers and Probes1EF84: Differential measurements with Spectrum Analyzers and Probes28.06.2013

The constantly decreasing size of components and the available board space form a challenge to place adequate test connections for RF instruments. Recent improvements in the availability and use of high performance differential building blocks in RF circuits intensify the problems of connecting test equipment. Using oscilloscope probes is a possibility to perform measurements by connecting to printed circuit board lines and chip contacts where only a minimal area is required to make contact. This application note provides information on how to use oscilloscope probes in RF measurements using spectrum analyzers, and show the results of differential measurements with a spectrum analyzer.

1EF84_1E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


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1MA218: Assisting Tools for Operation of Windows-Based T&M Instruments1MA218: Assisting Tools for Operation of Windows-Based T&M Instruments13.06.2013

Software tools allow to make the control of T&M instruments more convenient. The adoption of the following tools for Windows®-based T&M instruments is described: ● Synergy:One mouse and one keyboard control a group of T&M instruments ● CamStudio:Video clips of the display of a T&M instrumentare recorded during operation

1MA218_0e_assist_tools_of_Windows-Based_T&M_instr.pdf

Application Note


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1MA215: Using R&S®NRP-Z Power Sensors with Android Handheld Devices1MA215: Using R&S®NRP-Z Power Sensors with Android Handheld Devices04.06.2013

This application note describes how to connect and use the highly popular R&S®NRP-Z family of USB SMART power sensors with the Android application (app): R&S®Power Viewer Mobile for mobile devices running on Android 4.0 operating systems. Multi-path diode and wideband power sensors as well as thermal R&S®NRP-Z sensors are supported. The app "R&S®Power Viewer Mobile" is available on Google Play.

1MA215_3e_PowerViewerMobile.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1TD02: Advanced Signal Analysis using the History Mode of the R&S®RTO Oscilloscope1TD02: Advanced Signal Analysis using the History Mode of the R&S®RTO Oscilloscope03.06.2013

Rare faults and intermittent signals are difficult to capture. The R&S®RTO Oscilloscope supports the acquisition and the detailed signal analysis of these signals by using the history mode. The history mode allows the user to look back to previous acquisitions and apply the wide set of analysis functions of the RTO. Furthermore it stores the accurate recoding time of the waveforms for subsequent analysis.

1TD02_0e_RTO_History_Mode.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1MA182: Near Field Communication (NFC) Technology and Measurements1MA182: Near Field Communication (NFC) Technology and Measurements03.06.2013

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a new short-range, standards-based wireless connectivity technology, that uses magnetic field induction to enable communication between electronic devices in close proximity. Based on RFID technology, NFC provides a medium for the identification protocols that validate secure data transfer. NFC enables users to perform intuitive, safe, contactless transactions, access digital content and connect elec­tronic devices simply by touching or bringing devices into close proximity. This White Paper gives an overview of NFC uses, NFC technology and signals and RF measurements on NFC units. NFC analog measurements with R&S test instruments are described in detail in R&S application Note 1MA190 'Basic Tests of NFC Enabled Devices Using R&S Test Equipment'

1MA182_5e_NFC.pdf

White Paper - English version


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1EZ64: Power Added Efficiency Measurement with R&S®ZNB/R&S®ZVA1EZ64: Power Added Efficiency Measurement with R&S®ZNB/R&S®ZVA22.05.2013

Power Added Efficiency (PAE) is a key parameter for the characterization of an amplifier.

This application notes introduces two alternative methods how to do the Power Added Efficiency measurement. The first one is based on the R&S ZNB vector network analyzer (VNA) measurement function. Alternatively to this, the PAE tracer macro is introduced. This macro offers to make the PAE at an user selected compression point of the amplifier versus frequency. The PAE tracer macro is provided together with this application note.

1EZ64.pdf

Application Note - English Version


22.05.20131E1 MB
1CM94: LTE RF measurements with R&S®CMW500 according to 3GPP TS36.521-11CM94: LTE RF measurements with R&S®CMW500 according to 3GPP TS36.521-117.05.2013

The 3GPP TS 36.521-1 “Radio transmission and reception” LTE User Equipment (UE) conformance specification defines the measurement procedures for LTE terminals with regard to their transmitting characteristics, receiving characteristics and performance requirements as part of the 3G Long Term Evolution (3G LTE) standard. This application note describes how to use the LTE Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) and Time Division Duplex (TDD) measurement functionality provided by the R&S®CMW500 wideband radio communication tester to perform LTE transmitter and receiver measurements according to this test specification.

1CM94_5j.pdf

Application Note - Japanese Version


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1CM94_5e.pdf

Application Note - English Version


12.05.20145e4 MB
1CM94_5k.pdf

Application Note - Korean Version


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1CM94_5c.pdf

Application Note - Chinese Version


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7BM83: MHL2.0 Compliance Testing7BM83: MHL2.0 Compliance Testing14.05.2013

The MHL standard specifies the transmission of high-definition audio and video data on five individual lines, as well as the exchange of bidirectional control information and the supply of power from the sink to the source. Over 200 million portable CE devices - such as mobile phones, tablet PCs and cameras - already use this interface to present content onto larger screens. To ensure functionality and interoperability, every new MHL-capable device must, before entering the market, undergo thorough tests at an authorized test center (ATC) in line with the compliance test specification (CTS) issued by the MHL Consortium. This application note provides an overview of the MHL technology and also describes the Rohde & Schwarz compliance test solution for the system part of the current MHL2.0 standard version.

7BM83_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


21.05.20130E782 kB
7BM103: ISDB-T Transmitter Measurements for Acceptance, Commissioning and Maintenance7BM103: ISDB-T Transmitter Measurements for Acceptance, Commissioning and Maintenance13.05.2013

Broadcasting transmitters are subject to particularly stringent standards with respect to broadcast signal quality, because even small faults can lead to service disruptions for many viewers. A single instrument, the R&S®ETL TV analyzer, performs all required ISDB-T transmitter measurements, from the initial acceptance testing for the transmitter, to measurements performed during commissioning and preventive maintenance.

7BM103_1ES.pdf

Application Note Spanish Version


18.12.20131ES1 MB
7BM103 TxCheck configuration File for ISDB-T

Refer to Application Note


18.12.20131E1 kB
7BM103_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


18.12.20131E1 MB
1GA62: Test Automation Tool for POLQA® and PESQ® Speech Quality Tests1GA62: Test Automation Tool for POLQA® and PESQ® Speech Quality Tests08.05.2013

This application note provides an application program for level alignment, test automation and reporting with PESQ, POLQA and delay measurements on the Audio Analyzer R&S UPV or R&S UPV66. An introductory section explains theoretical background, gives application hints and defines requirements for test signals.

1GA62 Installation file

Application program for level alignment, test automation and reporting with PESQ, POLQA and delay measurements on the Audio Analyzer R&SUPV or R&SUPV66.

New features in version 1.3.0:

- Handling of CMW500 calibration values

- Statistic evaluation and limit check

- Offline spectral and time-domain analysis of degraded signals

- Real speech signal for delay tests


11.09.20141.3.09 MB
1GA62

Application Note - English version


11.09.20143e1 MB
1GP85: Signals for LTE FDD Repeater Conformance Testing according to 3GPP TS 36.1431GP85: Signals for LTE FDD Repeater Conformance Testing according to 3GPP TS 36.14326.04.2013

This application note helps the user to configure a Rohde & Schwarz vector signal generator for LTE FDD repeater conformance testing. It explains step by step how to set up the baseband signal for the various test cases defined in the 3GPP Technical Specification 36.143.

The R&S®SMx vector signal generators provide predefined, LTE-conform test models and are therefore ideal for LTE repeater conformance testing. The test cases in TS 36.143 can be set up with a single instrument which provides all necessary test signals including the four specified repeater stimulus signals.

Waveform file for WinIQSIM2 option R&S®SMx-K255

StimulusSignal2


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Waveform file for option R&S®SMx-K55

StimulusSignal2


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Waveform file for option R&S®SMx-K55

StimulusSignal1


07.09.2011354 kB
1GP85_2E_LTE_Repeater_Conformance_Testing.pdf

Application Note - English Version


26.04.20132598 kB
Waveform file for WinIQSIM2 option R&S®SMx-K255

StimulusSignal1


07.09.2011354 kB
1GP72: Connectivity of Rohde&Schwarz Signal Generators1GP72: Connectivity of Rohde&Schwarz Signal Generators26.04.2013

Rohde & Schwarz signal generators can be connected in various ways to system controllers (typically PCs) and external PC peripherals. Although most of these connection operations are also explained in the instrument manuals, it is not always easy to maintain an overview. Operating manuals commonly focus on explaining a dedicated feature of a single instrument. This application note examines a range of typical user tasks and how to solve them with the different instruments.

1GP72_1e.pdf

Application Note - English Version


26.04.20131e1 MB
code_samples.zip

Application Note - Code Samples


06.04.20101417 kB
1GP79: Top Ten SCPI Programming Tips for Signal Generators1GP79: Top Ten SCPI Programming Tips for Signal Generators26.04.2013

This application note is a programming guide. It briefly summarizes basic tips and information about SCPI programming for remote-controlling Rohde & Schwarz signal generators.

1GP79_1E_SCPI_Programming_Guide_SigGens.pdf

Application Note - English Version


26.04.20131848 kB
1GP94: Generating Signals for WLAN 802.11ac1GP94: Generating Signals for WLAN 802.11ac26.04.2013

Rohde & Schwarz signal generators can generate standard-compliant WLAN IEEE 802.11ac signals up to 160 MHz bandwidth with excellent EVM performance.

This application note demonstrates the generator test solutions and explains step-by-step how to configure a test signal. Several measurements are presented to illustrate EVM performance.

1GP94_1E_Generating_WLAN11ac_Signals.pdf

Application Note - English Version


26.04.20131E2 MB
1GP97: Higher Order MIMO Testing with the R&S®SMW200A Vector Signal Generator1GP97: Higher Order MIMO Testing with the R&S®SMW200A Vector Signal Generator26.04.2013

Due to its outstanding performance the R&S®SMW200A vector signal generator is ideal for testing MIMO receivers in a vast variety of applications offering maximum usability at minimum form factor. It can generate up to eight antenna signals simultaneously in its digital baseband – all standard-compliant and with antenna-specific coding. In addition, it can simulate the complete MIMO transmission channel with up to 16 fading channels, sufficient to emulate higher-order MIMO configurations such as 3x3, 4x4, and 8x2.

This application note explains how to use the SMW for testing higher order MIMO systems by presenting different key applications.

1GP97_0E_Higher_Order_MIMO_Testing.pdf
English
26.04.201304 MB
1GP60: R&S MATLAB® Toolkit for Signal Generators1GP60: R&S MATLAB® Toolkit for Signal Generators26.04.2013

The R&S MATLAB® Toolkit for Signal Generators provides routines for remote controlling these instruments. Additional MATLAB® scripts turn I/Q vectors into the Rohde & Schwarz waveform file format for use with an ARB. This application note describes the installation and use of the R&S MATLAB® Toolkit on Microsoft Widows and Linux based systems.

1GP60_9E.pdf

Application Note - English version


26.04.20139651 kB
Toolkit files for Windows and Linux

RsMatlabToolkit_2.4.zip


26.04.20132.438 kB
1MA187: LTE Beamforming Measurements1MA187: LTE Beamforming Measurements26.04.2013

Multiple input multiple output (MIMO) technology is an integral part of 3GPP E-UTRA long term evolution (LTE). As part of MIMO, beamforming is also used in LTE. This application note provides a brief summary of the transmission modes (TM) in LTE and describes the beamforming measurements for base stations (BS) and user equipment (UE). The T&M options using various Rohde & Schwarz instruments are also presented.

1MA187_1e_LTE_beamforming_mesurments.pdf

Application Note


26.04.20131e4 MB
1MA179: WLAN 802.11n: From SISO to MIMO1MA179: WLAN 802.11n: From SISO to MIMO26.04.2013

This application note discusses WLAN standard IEEE 802.11n. It first describes the most important amendments to previous releases and the ambitious new measurement tasks. Then, it describes how to deal with these tasks using Rohde & Schwarz instruments. The main focus here is on transmission over several TX and RX antennas (MIMO). Building multistandard signals using Rohde & Schwarz generators is also described. Screenshots from the analyzer taken on 802.11n signals complete the document.

1MA179_10e_WLAN802.11n_from_SISO_to_MIMO.pdf

Application Note - English version


26.04.201310e6 MB
1MA28: IQWizard - IQ Signal Measurement and Conversion1MA28: IQWizard - IQ Signal Measurement and Conversion26.04.2013

IQWizard is a tool for loading IQ signal files in various formats and measuring IQ signals with a FSx spectrum analyzer or ESx Receiver. The obtained IQ data in memory can be stored in various formats or be transmitted to an AMU / SMU with WinIQSIM™ or WinIQSIM2™.

1MA28_38e_IQWizard.pdf

Application Note - English Version


26.04.201338e674 kB
IQWizard_5.0.4.exe

Installation File for Windows 32-Bit


03.02.20145.0.421 MB
IQWizard64_5.0.4.exe

Installation File for Windows 64-Bit


03.02.20145.0.427 MB
1MA121: Testing HSPA+1MA121: Testing HSPA+26.04.2013

High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) optimize UMTS for packet data services in the downlink and uplink, respectively. Together, they are referred to as High Speed Packet Access (HSPA). Within 3GPP Release 7, 8, 9 and 10, further improvements to HSPA have been specified in the context of HSPA+ or HSPA evolution. This Application Note describes how HSPA+ features can be tested using Rohde & Schwarz instruments.

1MA121_5e_testing_HSPA+.pdf

Application Note - English version


28.01.20145e5 MB
1MA189: TETRA Measurements1MA189: TETRA Measurements26.04.2013

TETRA, the TErrestrial Trunked RAdio, is the professional mobile radio standard (PMR) used world wide by governmental safety and security authorities and organizations, as well as by private utilities from energy suppliers through to transport. Rohde & Schwarz provide test instruments idealy suited for both the development and production of TETRA base stations and user equipment, as well as for network planning, network coverage and quality of service, network monitoring and optimization, maintenance, and service. This Application Note shows examples for measurements with R&S instruments covering the entire range of TETRA test requirements.

1MA189_6e_TETRA_measurements.pdf

Application Note - English version


07.03.20147e7 MB
1MA210: Testing LTE Release 9 Features1MA210: Testing LTE Release 9 Features26.04.2013

LTE – the fastest growing mobile radio standard – had its beginnings in 3GPP Release 8. Initial improvements and new features were implemented in Release 9. This Application Note describes the T&M methods for LTE Release 9 features using Rohde & Schwarz instruments.

1MA210_LTE_R9_Measurements_1e.pdf

Application Note - English Version


26.04.20131e4 MB
1GP99: Simulating Fading with R&S® Vector Signal Generators1GP99: Simulating Fading with R&S® Vector Signal Generators26.04.2013

During wireless transmission over the air a signal is subject to fading. Since fading can strongly influence the communication, devices such as mobile phones must be tested under real-world conditions to verify their performance. The Rohde & Schwarz vector signal generators R&SâSMW200A, R&SâSMU200A and R&SâAMU200A make it possible to perform such tests. Their integrated real-time fading simulators reproduce well-defined and repeatable real-world test scenarios to bring reality into your laboratory. A multitude of standard-compliant, preconfigured fading scenarios make the configuration as easy as possible.

This application note gives a brief introduction to fading and explains how to use the fading simulators in custom applications.

1GP99_0E_Simulating_Fading_w_RS_SigGens.pdf

Application Note - English Version


26.04.20130E2 MB
1EF86: Testing LTE MIMO Signals using a R&S®RTO Oscilloscope1EF86: Testing LTE MIMO Signals using a R&S®RTO Oscilloscope24.04.2013
1EF86_1E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


27.02.20141615 kB
7BM84: R&S®Time Code Inserter: Time Code-Based A/V Distortion Analysis7BM84: R&S®Time Code Inserter: Time Code-Based A/V Distortion Analysis16.04.2013

The Rohde & Schwarz R&S®VTC and R&S®VTE video testers assess audio/video signals from the user's perspective (application testing). They are used to evaluate signal quality and to identify faults reliably. The tests are based on a difference analysis between the audio/video signal being tested and a reference signal. The required synchronization can be achieved by using a unique identifier, called a time code. This time code is inserted using the R&S®Time Code Inserter software described in this application note. This application note describes how time codes work and how to add a time code to any A/V file.

7BM84_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


16.04.20130E585 kB
Time Code Inserter Installer

Refer to Application Note


16.04.20130E3 MB
Time Code Inserter Release Notes
English
16.04.20130E111 kB
1MA126: Testing S-Parameters on Pulsed Radar Power Amplifier Modules1MA126: Testing S-Parameters on Pulsed Radar Power Amplifier Modules11.04.2013

This Application Note describes testing S-parameters under pulsed conditions with the R&S®ZVA vector network analyzer and either the ZVAX24 Extension unit with pulse modular option or the R&S®SMF signal generator with pulse modulator as a signal source.

In addition a constant power level calibration for applications requiring high drive power for test and measurement of device under test (DUT) is also included. A LDMOS S-band radar power transistor is used as example DUT. The pulse profile mode of the R&S®ZVA is used to analyze the time-dependent behavior of the DUT.

1MA126_2e_testing_S-Parameters.pdf

Application Note - English version


11.04.20132e2 MB
Application Video

Application Video


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1MA221: LTE: System Specifications and Their Impact on RF & Base Band Circuits1MA221: LTE: System Specifications and Their Impact on RF & Base Band Circuits10.04.2013

RF physical layer specifications (such as 3GPP TS36.104) describe a variety of requirements that the end equipment needs to meet. This application note provides insight into some of these specifications and how test & measurement equipment can simplify the task of deriving requirements for RF sub-systems.

1MA221_1e_LTE_system_specifications.pdf

Application Note - English Version


10.04.20131e2 MB
1EZ63: R&S®ZNB Vector Network Analyzer – Intermodulation Measurements Made Simple1EZ63: R&S®ZNB Vector Network Analyzer – Intermodulation Measurements Made Simple27.03.2013

This Application Note provides guidance on using the “Intermodulation Wizard” through an example measurement.

1EZ63.pdf

Application Note - English Version


27.03.20131.03 MB
1TD01: How to utilize the I/Q Software Interface of the R&S®RTO Oscilloscope with MATLAB® 1TD01: How to utilize the I/Q Software Interface of the R&S®RTO Oscilloscope with MATLAB® 14.03.2013

This application note presents the I/Q Software Interface (R&S® K11 option) of the R&S®RTO in the context of remote applications. It demonstrates the basic operation, application examples, and an analysis in MATLAB®.

1TD01_0e_RTO_IQ_Software_Interface.pdf

Application Note - English Version


14.03.20130e4 MB
MATLAB® example script for the I/Q Software Interface of the R&S®RTO

MATLAB® example script


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1MA106: Bluetooth® Measurements Using R&S®CBTgo: Additional Tests 1MA106: Bluetooth® Measurements Using R&S®CBTgo: Additional Tests 06.03.2013

Nearly all tests in accordance with the test specification* can be performed with the R&S® CMU200/CBT alone. Some tests additionally call for signal generators to provide interference signals and also require spectrum analyzers. This application note describes the tests performed with additional equipment and presents straightforward solutions based on the CBTgo software.

1MA106_6e_ bluetooth_meas_using_CBTgo.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1MA201: Measuring with Modern Spectrum Analyzers1MA201: Measuring with Modern Spectrum Analyzers05.03.2013

This application note examines both the theory and practice of state-of-the-art spectrum analysis by discussing specific measurements taken on an integrated RF amplifier.

1MA201_07e_modern_spectrum_analyzers_meas.pdf

This application note examines both the theory and practice of state-of-the-art spectrum analysis by discussing specific measurements taken on an integrated RF amplifier.


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1MA201_07e_modern_spectrum_analyzers_meas.pdf

This application note examines both the theory and practice of state-of-the-art spectrum analysis by discussing specific measurements taken on an integrated RF amplifier.


05.03.2013818 MB
1EZ70: Multi-port calibration by using a two port calibration unit1EZ70: Multi-port calibration by using a two port calibration unit06.02.2013

Performing a multi-port calibration of a vector network analyzer (VNA) is straight forward by using either a calibration unit with the corresponding numbers of ports or single calibration standards. This paper shows how to perform a n-port multi-port calibration by using calibration unit with a lower number of ports than available of the vector network analyzer.

1EZ70.pdf

Application Note - English version


06.02.20132 MB
1MA190: Basic Tests on NFC Enable Devices using R&S Test Equipment1MA190: Basic Tests on NFC Enable Devices using R&S Test Equipment24.01.2013

This Application Note describes how to perform basic NFC analog tests on NFC-enabled devices and NFC tags. The tests are carried out with R&S test instruments and R&S NFC Measurement Software, using the NFC Forum Reference devices available from R&S.

NFC_Analog_Testing_1MA190_3e.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1MA99: Guidance on Selecting and Handling Coaxial RF Connectors used with Rohde & Schwarz Test Equipment 1MA99: Guidance on Selecting and Handling Coaxial RF Connectors used with Rohde & Schwarz Test Equipment 16.01.2013

Coaxial connectors are a key component in RF and microwave applications. Their importance and contribution to overall system performance is sometimes overlooked. This application note focuses on coaxial connectors found in RF and microwave applications, providing general information on the available types; how to take care of connectors and connector electrical properties. This information is essential for anyone specifying and using Rohde and Schwarz test and measurement equipment and will help with the selection of the correct types of coaxial connector, handling connectors to obtain accurate and repeatable measurements, and to maximize the longevity and performance of coaxial connectors.

1MA99_0e_coaxial_RF_connectors.pdf

Application Note


18.12.20121 MB
1MA153: Development Hints and Best Practices for Using Instrument Drivers1MA153: Development Hints and Best Practices for Using Instrument Drivers01.01.2013

The aim of this application note is to provide information regarding Rohde & Schwarz instrument drivers. This paper shall help application engineers and software developers to easily get an understanding of advanced techniques to develop test and measurement (T&M) applications by utilizing Rohde & Schwarz instrument drivers. Furthermore the nomenclature used for Rohde & Schwarz instrument drivers will be explained.

Development Hints and Best Practices for Using Instrument Drivers

Application Note - English version


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TeleZüri goes tapeless with DVS technology12.12.2012

TeleZüri, Switzerland’s most successful regional TV station, has switched from tape-based operations to filebased workflows. At the same time, TeleZüri was introducing HD as standard resolution in its workflows.

TeleZüri goes tapeless with DVS technology

Case Study


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Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in Media Environments12.12.2012

A future-proof API to enable and streamline customized and automated workflows with DVS software applications.

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in Media Environments: Orchestrating DVS CLIPSTER®, VENICE and Spycer® with SOAP

Need: A future-proof API to enable and streamline customized and automated workflows with DVS software applications

Solution: DVS CLIPSTER®, VENICE and Spycer® with web service-based SOAP API


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File-based broadcasting with VENICE – The Media Production Hub12.12.2012

A major US East Coast broadcast network was looking for a solution that would enable them to orchestrate multiple business units to handle the increased demand to deliver content with a very fast turnaround.

File-based broadcasting with VENICE – The Media Production Hub

Application Note


01.01.1970588 kB
SAN in post production Environment: Requirements and SolutionsSAN in post production Environment: Requirements and Solutions12.12.2012

In Digital Intermediate (DI) production SAN technology is on the move and with the worldwide implemented RoHS regulations, suppliers of SAN storage units will be changing to SAS (serial attached SCSI) or 4 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) by mid-2006. SAS has the double advantage with higher speed and lower price compared to 2 GB FC technology.

SAN in post production Environment: Requirements and Solutions

White Paper


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SpycerBox and STRAWBERRY: Fast and easy project sharing: DVS storage systems with FlavourSysSpycerBox and STRAWBERRY: Fast and easy project sharing: DVS storage systems with FlavourSys12.12.2012

Complex production workflows in several broadcast, post production or presentation environment not only need a solid storage architecture but also intelligent project sharing since several teams require access to all data.

SpycerBox and STRAWBERRY

Fast and easy project sharing: DVS storage systems with FlavourSys


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3D in Live Production: DVS Follows New Paths in Stereo Production3D in Live Production: DVS Follows New Paths in Stereo Production12.12.2012

Shooting live in 3D is a major challenge since many parameters like stereo baseline, color, geometry or camera distance from the object change from scene to scene. Also, high image quality with a low compression is a requirement for 3D live and post production.

3D in Live Production: DVS Follows New Paths in Stereo Production

Application Note


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1GP95: Testing FPGA-Based Hardware Emulators with Slow I/Q Signals 1GP95: Testing FPGA-Based Hardware Emulators with Slow I/Q Signals 10.12.2012

During the design process of chipsets or modules, FPGA-based hardware emulators are utilized to perform early tests with real test and measurement instruments. These hardware emulators usually run at artificially reduced speed, but apart from that function like the finished design.

In this application note we explain how to test FPGA-based hardware emulators using Rohde & Schwarz vector signal generators for creating suitable real-time test signals at reduced sample rates. We further explain how to correctly adapt AWGN signal generation and fading simulation for “slow I/Q”.

1GP95_0E

Application Note - English Version


08.11.20120E779 kB
1MA214: WLAN Traffic Offload in LTE 1MA214: WLAN Traffic Offload in LTE 10.12.2012

This whitepaper provides an overview of the WLAN offload in LTE as standardized by 3GPP, as well as the enhancements for Wi-Fi standardized by IEEE and the Wi-Fi Alliance. It also describes access methods in the joint network, treats the security, and describes IP mobility. In addition network discovery and selection are explained.

1MA214_LTE-WLanOffloading_0e.pdf

White Paper


27.11.2012774 kB
1MA185: Programming EMI Test Receivers1MA185: Programming EMI Test Receivers01.12.2012

This application note discusses several basic methods for reading and displaying measurement results from EMI test receivers. The included free programming example is small and easily comprehended, so that users can quickly learn how to program test receivers.

1MA185_1e_programming_EMI_test_receivers

Application Note - English version


20.12.20121e467 kB
Scan Measurement Example

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, C#


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1MA170: Introduction to Attribute Based Instrument Drivers1MA170: Introduction to Attribute Based Instrument Drivers01.12.2012

This white paper introduces a novel attribute based architecture for VXIplug&play instrument drivers. The presented architecture uses the attribute based concept of IVI-C instrument drivers to introduce a two-layer design for VXIplug&play instrument drivers. Moreover the use of attributes is shown for the Rohde & Schwarz Spectrum Analyzer (rsspecan) instrument driver.

Introduction to Attribute Based Instrument Drivers
English
24.07.20133e, 07/20131 MB
1MA219: Interaction of Intermodulation Products between DUT and Spectrum Analyzer 1MA219: Interaction of Intermodulation Products between DUT and Spectrum Analyzer 29.11.2012

This white paper describes the interaction between intermodulation products generated by a device under test (DUT) and intermodulation products generated internally in a spectrum analyzer. The overall intermodulation distortion may be too optimistic or pessimistic. Examples demonstrating cancelling IM products and necessary steps to avoid an influence of the spectrum analyzer on the measurement results are outlined.

1MA219_2e_interaction_between_DUT_and_spec_analyzer.pdf

White Paper


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1EF76: Improved Dynamic Range with Noise Correction1EF76: Improved Dynamic Range with Noise Correction25.10.2012

This application note provides information about spectral measurements with noise correction. The basic requirements and the limiting factors of a spectrum analyzer are explained. Dynamic range improvements by means of a noise correction is presented. Measurement examples show the improved performance of TOI measurements with noise correction.

1EF76_0E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


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1EF76_0E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


25.10.20121694 kB
7BM76: Correlated Receiver Diversity Simulations with R&S®SFU7BM76: Correlated Receiver Diversity Simulations with R&S®SFU19.10.2012

Receiver diversity improves reception quality by using multiple antennas with a preferably low correlation factor between each other. This results in a more robust handling of multipath signals, since a deep fade will then not affect all received signals at the same time. However, the compact dimensions of handheld devices can introduce unwanted correlation due to their dense antenna spacing. In this case, the popular diversity test setup consisting of several independent transmitters will no longer serve the needs of a realistic simulation, since correlation effects have to be taken into account here. A clever solution is to operate the R&S®SFU in split-fading mode in combination with a second transmitter. This can be another R&S®SFU, the R&S®SFE, the R&S®SFE100 or the R&S®SMU200A. In this way, two diversity signals of adjustable correlation for any common broadcast standard are coded in realtime, while their individual multipath profile is precisely specified by the extensive features of the R&S®SFU fader module.

7BM76_2E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1GA47: Calibrating Measuring Microphones and Sound Sources for Acoustic Measurements with Audio Analyzer R&S®UPV1GA47: Calibrating Measuring Microphones and Sound Sources for Acoustic Measurements with Audio Analyzer R&S®UPV11.10.2012

This application note explains how to use acoustic calibrations in order to be able to enter or read sound pressure level directly in the Audio Analyzer R&S® UPV. An application program is described which performs the necessary measurements for the calibration of microphones and loudspeakers, manages the calibration values and enters them into any appropriate user defined setup.

1GA47 Project Files for VB.NET 2003

VB.NET 2003 source code for acoustic calibration tool


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1GA47 Installer

Installer files for executable of acoustic calibration tool. To be installed on R&S® UPV.


28.02.20071.123 MB
1GA47 Project Files for VB.NET 2005

VB.NET 2005 source code for acoustic calibration tool


05.03.20081.1430 kB
1GA47_0E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


28.02.20071.0887 kB
1EF73: Malware Protection1EF73: Malware Protection04.10.2012

Rohde & Schwarz recognizes the potential risk of computer virus infection when connecting Windows®-based test instrumentation to other computers via local area networks (LANs), or using removable storage devices. This white paper introduces measures to minimize malware threats and discusses ways to mitigate risks while insuring that instrument performance is not compromised. The paper discusses the use of anti-virus software, with recommended configuration settings. It also outlines how to keep the Windows® XP operating system properly updated through regular installation of OS patches.

1EF73_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


28.06.201011 MB
1EF73_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


04.10.201215 MB
7BM82: Apple iPad Remote Control for Broadcasting T&M Instruments 7BM82: Apple iPad Remote Control for Broadcasting T&M Instruments 02.10.2012

When installed on an Apple iPad*, a remote desktop app provides a convenient way to remotely control measuring instruments over a WLAN connection.

This is especially helpful when using measuring instruments that do not have their own display such as the R&S®VTS or R&S®SFC.

The remote desktop app also gives users a detached way to control the instrument if, for example, the actual measuring instrument is installed in a place that is difficult to access.

* Apple and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc.

7BM82_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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Supplementary Files

Refer to Application Note


27.09.20120E28 MB
7BM71: Doc.A/74 ATSC Receiver Performance Tests Made Easy with the R&S®SFU Broadcast Test System and the R&S®SFE Broadcast Tester7BM71: Doc.A/74 ATSC Receiver Performance Tests Made Easy with the R&S®SFU Broadcast Test System and the R&S®SFE Broadcast Tester27.09.2012

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruled that no later than February 17, 2009, all analog NTSC broadcasting must come to an end. It is therefore not surprising that the demand for ATSC receivers is high at the time this application note was published. ATSC TV sets and set-tops are subject to the ATSC recommended practice Doc.A/74 “Receiver Performance Guidelines” before they can be sold freely in the markets that adopted the standard. Although the number of tests defined in Doc.A/74 is less extensive then the ones for their DVB-T counterparts (EN62002, MBRAI), some clarification is nevertheless due.

7BM71_3E

Application Note - English version


27.09.20123E1 MB
Phase Noise Profiles

Refer to Application Note


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Fading Profiles

Refer to Application Note


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Fadergui Installer

Refer to Application Note


27.09.20123E55 MB
1EF85: Converting R&S I/Q data files1EF85: Converting R&S I/Q data files21.09.2012

This application note explains how to convert different Rohde&Schwarz I/Q file formats among each other using the supplied software tool.

1EF85_1E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


21.09.20121509 kB
R&S IQ File Converter

Conversion tool for Rohde & Schwarz I/Q file formats WV, IQW and iq-tar.


25.01.20131.1167 kB
1MA206: T&M solutions for software defined radios (SDR)1MA206: T&M solutions for software defined radios (SDR)15.09.2012

After its initial implementation in civil mobile telephones, the concept of a software defined radio (SDR) has now started making inroads in radios used for military applications. This document provides an introduction to SDR as used for military radios and presents the relevant T&M solutions offered by Rohde & Schwarz.

1MA206_2e_T&M_solutions_for_SDR.pdf

English version


02.07.201425 MB
1MA169: LTE-Advanced Technology Introduction1MA169: LTE-Advanced Technology Introduction20.08.2012

Although the commercialization of LTE technology began in end 2009, the technology is still being enhanced in order to meet ITU-Advanced requirements. This white paper summarizes these necessary improvements, which are known as LTE-Advanced.

1MA169_3e_LTE-Advanced_technology.pdf

White Paper


20.08.20123e5 MB
1CM96: HSDPA RF Measurements with the R&S®CMW500 in line with 3GPP TS 34.1211CM96: HSDPA RF Measurements with the R&S®CMW500 in line with 3GPP TS 34.12117.08.2012

Most of the HSDPA tests specified in the TS 34.121 for 3GPP Release-5 / -7 and -8 can be performed with an R&S®CMW500. This document provides a step-by-step guide on how to use a stand-alone R&S®CMW500 to perform HSDPA Tests (from Rel.5 up to Rel.8 / DC-HSDPA+) measurements on transmitter characteristics and receiver characteristics in line with TS 34.121 V9.5.0, clauses 5 and 6. A set of save files based on R&S®CMW500 firmware V3.0.10 for user equipment supporting Operating Band I with Power Class 4 is attached to this application note for easy recall of important settings while performing tests in line with the relevant specifications.

1CM96_v01

Application note


16.08.201219 MB
SaveFile 1CM96

Save files CMW500 1CM96


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1MA127: Overview of Tests on Radar Systems and Components1MA127: Overview of Tests on Radar Systems and Components10.08.2012

The scope of the subject “radar” has expanded in the recent years in terms of its technical evolution and spreading of applications. This application note along with its corresponding white paper 1MA207 show how to use the R&S radar product portfolio to tackle test and measurement tasks in modern radar technology. Target groups are students who want to become familiar with radar issues as well as radar professionals who want to solve certain test and measurement tasks.

1MA127_2e_tests_on_radar_sys_and_comp

Application Note - English version


10.08.20122e2 MB
1MA207: Introduction to Radar System and Component Tests1MA207: Introduction to Radar System and Component Tests10.08.2012

This White Paper provides a general overview of different military and commercial radar systems. It also touches some typical measurements challenges on such systems and their components.There is a complementary application note, a new version of the 1MA127 which provides information on radar test and measurement to the main target groups A&D and Automotive. Addtionally it provides an overview of core radar-related products from Rohde & Schwarz.

1MA207_Radar_and_Component_Test
English
28.11.20132e673 kB
1MA72: Using R&S instruments with Agilent ADS Software1MA72: Using R&S instruments with Agilent ADS Software04.08.2012

This Application Note presents means to integrate R&S Test and Measurement instruments into the Agilent® ADS® Design System. Methods to include R&S Instruments are presented, accompanied by a free-of-charge software solution which is provided with this application note. It makes it very easy to include R&S Instruments into your ADS environment and your design flow. Versions for both WINDOWS XP® and LINUX® operating systems are available.

R&S ADS Interface Installer
English
24.10.20142.46 MB
Linux zipped files
English
18.05.20102.08 MB
ADS 2009 Examples
English
21.05.20101.023 kB
Windows zipped files
English
24.10.20142.49 MB
1GP70: Using S-Parameters with R&S®NRP-Z Power Sensors1GP70: Using S-Parameters with R&S®NRP-Z Power Sensors27.07.2012

Using S-parameters instead of a fixed offset makes measurements more accurate by accounting for the interaction between the sensor and a component. This shifts the sensor's reference plane from the sensor's RF connector to the input of the device that is being applied externally. This application note explains the fundamentals of using S-parameters and discusses some common applications in which S-parameter correction is useful. It also introduces a command line tool for updating S-parameter data in custom applications or in automated test setups.

1GP70_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


26.07.201212 MB
NrpSParaUpdate_1.3.zip

Command Line S-Parameter Update Tool


26.07.20121.36 MB
1MA178: The Y Factor Technique for Noise Figure Measurements1MA178: The Y Factor Technique for Noise Figure Measurements25.07.2012

This application note describes in detail the steps required to make a noise figure measurement on a spectrum analyzer using the “Y Factor” technique. Background equations are presented for each step of the calculation. In addition, guidelines are provided to ensure a repeatable measurement. Measurement uncertainty is then reviewed, including contributions due to the noise source, analyzer, and the DUT itself. Finally, a software utility is presented that automates the noise figure calculation using four measurements from a spectrum analyzer. The utility checks the measurement guidelines and highlights potential problem areas. It then calculates the noise figure for the DUT along with the measurement uncertainty.

1MA178_1E_the_Y_factor_technique.pdf

Application Note - English version


25.07.20122777 kB
NF_UncertaintyCalc_v310.exe

Executable file for Windows


25.07.20123.10291 kB
1EF83: Using the R&S®FSW for Efficient Measurements on Multi- Standard Radio Base Stations1EF83: Using the R&S®FSW for Efficient Measurements on Multi- Standard Radio Base Stations17.07.2012

This application notes introduces the Multi-Standard Radio Analyzer function of the R&S FSW and shows how it performs the measurement on multi-standard radio transmitters. It reveals interactions caused by the coexistence of signals of different cellular standards and localizes the root cause. With an example of a base station signal consisting of three radio access technologies (GSM/WCDMA/LTE FDD) it shows how easy interactions can be found. The R&S FSW is the ideal tool for trouble shooting tasks with its combination of a large bandwidth and the versatile Multi-Standard Radio Analyzer in one measurement instrument.

Using the R&S FSW for Efficient Measurements on Multi- Standard Radio Base Stations

Application note - English Version


22.01.20132e1 MB
1CM100: Optimizing the Performance of Multi Eval. List Mode Tests1CM100: Optimizing the Performance of Multi Eval. List Mode Tests17.07.2012

The duration of a measurement in multi evaluation list mode is sensitive to the test setup. This document describes various methods to achieve optimized performance for such measurements. The availability of the methods depends on the CMW500 version.

1CM100_1e

Application Note - English Version


16.07.2012437 kB
1GA61: Measurement of Acoustic Properties of Rooms Using Audio Analyzer R&S®UPV1GA61: Measurement of Acoustic Properties of Rooms Using Audio Analyzer R&S®UPV10.07.2012

Acoustic properties like reverberation time and early reflections are important for test rooms as well as for speech intelligibility and music performance in assembly rooms and concert halls. This application note explains the basics behind these properties and offers an application program for their measurement.

1GA61_0e

Application Note


10.07.20120e265 kB
1GA61.msi

Installer for application program and files


10.07.20121.0.0574 kB
1GA61_VB2003.zip

Source code for Visual Basic .NET 2003


10.07.20121.0.094 kB
1GA61_VB2005.zip

Source code for Visual Basic .NET 2005


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1GA61_VB2008.zip

Source code for Visual Basic .NET 2008


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1GA61_Files.zip

Setups and signal file


10.07.20121.0.0242 kB
1EF80: Speed considerations for Spurious Level Measurements with Spectrum Analyzers1EF80: Speed considerations for Spurious Level Measurements with Spectrum Analyzers10.07.2012

The measurement speed for spurious signal measurements is mainly defined by the spectrum analyzer sweep speed. With traditional swept spectrum analyzers and tight spurious limits the measurement can easily take hours or even a full day. This application note describes the differences in sweep speed between swept spectrum analyzers and modern spectrum analyzers with a wide-band FFT process, and how this improves the measurement speed for general spurious measurement.

1EF80_1E

Application Note - English version


09.07.20121359 kB
1EF80_1E

Application Note - English version


25.10.20121786 kB
1MA198: Measuring Multistandard Radio Base Stations1MA198: Measuring Multistandard Radio Base Stations06.07.2012

3GPP Release 9 Technical Specification (TS) 37.141 covers multistandard radio base station conformance testing. Multistandard radio includes four standards of mobile communications: GSM, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, and LTE. This application note introduces the concept of multistandard radio base stations as well as solutions for transmitter and receiver tests based on R&S® signal generators and R&S® signal and spectrum analyzers.

1MA198_2e_meas_multistandard_radio_bs.pdf

Application Note - English Version


05.07.201224 MB
1EF79: Intermodulation Distortion Measurements on Modern Spectrum Analyzers1EF79: Intermodulation Distortion Measurements on Modern Spectrum Analyzers02.07.2012

This Application Note describes the differences in intermodulation distortion measurements between traditional spectrum analyzers with analog narrow-band IF signal path and modern spectrum analyzers using a wide-band IF signal path and digital RBW filters.

1EF79_1E.pdf
English
02.07.2012479 kB
1EF79_1E.pdf
Japanese
25.10.2012922 kB
1GA60: Using Application Programs for Audio Analyzer R&S®UPV in Remote Control1GA60: Using Application Programs for Audio Analyzer R&S®UPV in Remote Control30.06.2012

Most application notes for audio analyzer R&S® UPV include an application program which runs locally using the universal sequence controller option UPV-K1. This application note explains how sequence control programs can be modified to run on a remote PC using remote control option UPV-K4.

1GA60_0e.pdf

Application Note


30.06.20120e899 kB
1GA60_VB2003.zip

Source code for Visual Basic .NET 2003


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1GA60_VB2008.zip

Source code for Visual Basic .NET 2008


30.06.20121.0.061 kB
1GA59: Recording Measurement Results over Time with Audio Analyzer R&S®UPV1GA59: Recording Measurement Results over Time with Audio Analyzer R&S®UPV29.06.2012

This application note describes how measurement results can be logged over time in the audio analyzer R&S® UPV. A Visual Basic.NET application program is included which stores results to ASCII files.

1GA59

Application Note


29.06.20120e304 kB
1GA59.msi

Installer for application program


29.06.20121.2.0357 kB
1GA59_VB2003.zip

Project files for Visual Basic .NET 2003


29.06.20121.2.099 kB
1GA59_VB2005.zip

Project files for Visual Basic .NET 2005


29.06.20121.2.0102 kB
1GA59_VB2008.zip

Project files for Visual Basic .NET 2008


29.06.20121.2.0108 kB
1MA202: Next-Generation (3G/4G) Voice Quality Testing with POLQA®1MA202: Next-Generation (3G/4G) Voice Quality Testing with POLQA®30.05.2012

POLQA® (Perceptual Objective Listening Quality Analysis) is the next-generation mobile voice quality testing standard according to recommendation ITU-T P.863 and has been especially developed for the super wideband requirements of HD Voice, 3G, VoLTE (4G), VoHSPA and VoIP. This white paper describes the POLQA® algorithm implemented in the R&S® UPV Audio Analyzer and shows an example hardware setup for standard independent audio measurements.

1MA202_1e_3G/4G_voice_quality_testing_POLQA.pdf

White Paper - English Version


30.05.20121e544 kB
1MA85: Field Strength and Power Estimator1MA85: Field Strength and Power Estimator25.05.2012

Determining the field strength from transmitted power is not an easy job. Various, quite complicated formulas have to be evaluated correctly. This application note explains, how to calculate electric and magnetic field strength and power flux density. A program associated to this application note helps to do the calculation and converts Watts to mW and dBm, V/m to mV/m and dBmV/m as well as A/m to mA/m and dBmA/m. Additional applications are calculation of propagation loss or antenna factors. This application is also available for iPhone, iPod Touch and Android Smartphones. It can be downloaded free-of-charge from the App Store and the Android Market respectively.

1MA85_5e_field_strength_and_power_estimator.pdf
English
08.12.20106e937 kB
FieldStrengthEstimator_v.1.3.7.exe

Installation File for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7


22.05.20121.3.72 MB
RAC-0607-0019: Measurement of Dielectric Material PropertiesRAC-0607-0019: Measurement of Dielectric Material Properties23.05.2012

This application note describes the techniques to measure the dielectric properties of materials using a vector network analyzer. It also shows methods for converting the s-parameters to dielectric properties.

RAC-0607-0019_1_5E

Application Note - English version


23.05.20125550 kB
1MA168: Starting Successfully with the R&S®EX-IQ-Box1MA168: Starting Successfully with the R&S®EX-IQ-Box23.05.2012

The R&S EX-IQ-Box serves as a digital baseband interface between a device under test (DUT) and Rohde & Schwarz generators, analyzers and radio communication testers. The DigIConf software supplied with the device controls up to four R&S EX-IQ-Boxes in a test setup and can thus output IQ data for feeding into a DUT while simultaneously receiving IQ output from a DUT.To work together smoothly, the DUT, the R&S EX-IQ-Box and the R&S test instruments have to be configured properly. The purpose of Application Note 1MA168 is to introduce the right 'initial steps' required to get started successfully.

Application Note, English
English
24.10.201244 MB
1MA192: 802.11ac Technology Introduction1MA192: 802.11ac Technology Introduction23.05.2012

This white paper provides a brief technology introduction on the 802.11ac amendment to the successful 802.11-2007 standard. 802.11ac provides mechanisms to increase throughput and user experience of existing WLAN and will build on 802.11n-2009.

1MA192_7e_802.11ac_technology.pdf

Application Note - English Version


23.05.20127e998 kB
1ER04: Benefits of R&S®RTO digital trigger system1ER04: Benefits of R&S®RTO digital trigger system11.04.2012

The trigger is a key element of an oscilloscope. It captures specific signal events for detailed analysis and provides a stable view on repeating waveforms. Since its invention in the 1940s the oscilloscope trigger has experienced continuous enhancements. The fully digital trigger of the R&S®RTO digital oscilloscopes sets an innovation milestone that brings significant advantages for the oscilloscope user in terms of measurement accuracy, acquisition density, and functionality. This application note introduces the working principles of a conventional trigger system and explains the advantages of the real-time capable digital trigger of the RTO oscilloscopes.

1ER04_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


11.04.20121 MB
1MA177: LTE Terminal Tests under Fading Conditions with R&S®CMW500 and R&S®AMU200A 1MA177: LTE Terminal Tests under Fading Conditions with R&S®CMW500 and R&S®AMU200A 27.03.2012

This application note shows how to perform LTE terminal block error rate (BLER) and throughput tests under fading conditions with the R&S®CMW500 Protocol Tester and the R&S®AMU200A Fading Simulator.

1MA177_4e_LTE_terminal_tests_under_fading_cond.pdf

Application Note - English version


06.06.20114e1 MB
1GP89: Remote Emulation with the R&S®SMB100A RF and Microwave Signal Generator1GP89: Remote Emulation with the R&S®SMB100A RF and Microwave Signal Generator20.03.2012

The R&S®SMB100A RF and microwave signal generator offers a remote emulation feature that makes it possible to control the instrument by commands other than the built-in native SCPI commands. This feature allows the user to replace signal generators, e.g. from other manufacturers, with the R&S®SMB100A without having to change the remote control code. This application note describes how to use the remote emulation feature in general. Furthermore, it describes in detail the remote emulation for each supported instrument, limitations of the individual emulations and the remaining differences between the emulated and the original commands.

1GP89_0E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


19.03.20121 MB
1EZ62: Making Spectrum Measurements with Rohde & Schwarz Network Analyzers1EZ62: Making Spectrum Measurements with Rohde & Schwarz Network Analyzers16.03.2012

This application note describes how to configure a Rohde & Schwarz Network Analyzer to make spectral measurements directly on a device under test.

Making Spectrum Measurements with Rohde & Schwarz Network Analyzers

Application Note - English Version


15.03.20120e1604 kB
1GP69: R&S®NRP-Z Power Sensor Programming Guide1GP69: R&S®NRP-Z Power Sensor Programming Guide06.03.2012

The R&S®NRP-Z power sensors from Rohde & Schwarz represent the latest in power measurement technology. They offer all the functionality of conventional power meters, and more, within the small housing of a power sensor. This application note serves as a coding guide for situations in which the R&S®NRP-Z power sensors are to be used in custom test and measurement software.

1GP69_0E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


05.03.201211 MB
1EF78: Measurement of Harmonics using Spectrum Analyzers1EF78: Measurement of Harmonics using Spectrum Analyzers02.03.2012

This Application Note focuses on measurement of harmonics using modern spectrum analyzers. It highlights the source of harmonics before focusing on their measurement using a spectrum analyzer. The Application Note also explains the benefits of the R&S FSW’s high pass filter option for harmonic measurements.

1EF78_2E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


27.08.20132E569 kB
1GP53: Arbitrary Waveform Sequencing with Rohde & Schwarz Vector Signal Generators1GP53: Arbitrary Waveform Sequencing with Rohde & Schwarz Vector Signal Generators29.02.2012

Sequencing of waveforms is a technique used to play back multiple test signals fast and flexibly using an arbitrary waveform generator (ARB). Multiple ARB waveforms can be combined to generate all kinds of test signals sequences. Switching from one waveform to the subsequent waveform in the sequence is instantaneous, which enables high-speed operation for production testing.

This application note explains how to generate such signal sequences using vector signal generators from Rohde & Schwarz. The examples provided show the required instrument settings and possible fields of application for waveform sequencing.

1GP53_3E

Application Note - English Version


16.05.20143E2 MB
1GP83: Remote Emulation with the R&S®NRP2 Power Meter1GP83: Remote Emulation with the R&S®NRP2 Power Meter28.02.2012

The R&S®NRP2 power meter offers a remote emulation feature that makes it possible to control the instrument by commands other than the built-in native SCPI commands. This feature allows the user to replace power meters, e.g. from other manufacturers, with the R&S®NRP2 power meter without having to change the remote control code.

This application note describes how to use the remote emulation feature in general. Furthermore, it describes in detail the remote emulation for each supported instrument, limitations of the individual emulations and the remaining differences between the emulated and the original commands.

1GP83_1E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


20.02.20141E1 MB
1GP90: Remote Emulation with the R&S®SMC100A Signal Generator1GP90: Remote Emulation with the R&S®SMC100A Signal Generator28.02.2012

The R&S®SMC100A signal generator offers a remote emulation feature that makes it possible to control the instrument by commands other than the built-in native SCPI commands. This feature allows the user to replace signal generators, e.g. from other manufacturers, with the R&S®SMC100A without having to change the remote control code.

This application note describes how to use the remote emulation feature in general. Furthermore, it describes in detail the remote emulation for each supported instrument, limitations of the individual emulations and the remaining differences between the emulated and the original commands.

1GP90_1E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


20.02.20141E1 MB
1MA205: HSPA+ Technology Introduction - White Paper1MA205: HSPA+ Technology Introduction - White Paper14.02.2012

High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) optimize UMTS for packet data services in downlink and uplink, respectively. Together, they are referred to as High Speed Packet Access (HSPA). Within 3GPP Release 7, 8, 9 and 10, further improvements to HSPA have been specified in the context of HSPA+ or HSPA evolution. This White Paper introduces key features of HSPA+ and outlines the changes to the radio interface.

1MA205_2E_HSPA+_technology.pdf

White Paper


14.02.20122E3 MB
1MA180: R&S®FSH4Remote1MA180: R&S®FSH4Remote09.02.2012

FSH4Remote is a free-of-charge program for connecting the R&S®FSH4/8 handheld spectrum analyzer or the R&S®FSC spectrum analyzer to a remote computer, and for providing remote control of the functions from the computer. It runs under Windows and Linux operating systems. This application note describes the easy use of FSH4Remote to control the R&S®FSH/FSC and read the trace.

1MA180_1e_FSH4Remote.pdf

Application Note - English Version


08.08.20111487 kB
FSH4Remote 1.1.1

Windows installer


08.02.20121.1.14 MB
FSH4Remote 1.1.1

Linux


08.02.20121.1.1377 kB
1SP18: Assessing a MIMO Channel1SP18: Assessing a MIMO Channel09.02.2012

MIMO technologies are an essential component of state-of-the-art mobile radio systems and are key to achieving extremely ambitious capacity goals that include providing stable data rates in the two- to three-digit Megabit per second range over a broad coverage area. However, the effectiveness of these technologies is not always guaranteed. A channel state matrix can provide the information needed to determine whether spatial multiplexing is possible for multilayer data transmission. Simple indicators for evaluating the mobile radio channel are derived from the channel matrix. This white paper presents these parameters and discusses them based on simulated and real coverage measurement results.

1SP18_1.0e

White Paper - English


08.02.2012557 kB
1SP18_1.0e

White Paper - English


26.01.2012592 kB
1MA139: Production Measurements on 3GPP WCDMA Femtocells1MA139: Production Measurements on 3GPP WCDMA Femtocells02.02.2012

Femtocells or Home base stations are an important development for cellular networks. This application note describes the tests commonly used during the production of Femtocells, focusing on WCDMA, HSPA, and HSPA+ technology. Tests, test plans and hardware setups for Femtocells with and without receiver diversity are detailed. Find hints about the instrument settings and have a look at typical measurement results. An introduction to simulating GPS / A-GPS signals for testing the GPS receiver of a Femtocell completes the paper.

Production Measurements on 3GPP WCDMA Femtocells

Application Note - English Version


02.02.201232 MB
1MA193: Aeronautical radio navigation measurement solutions1MA193: Aeronautical radio navigation measurement solutions01.02.2012

This application note highlights various aeronautical radio navigation signals such as VHF omnidirectional radio range (VOR), instrument landing system (ILS) for glide slope (GS) and localizer (LLZ), as well as marker beacon (MB). R&S® test and measurement solutions for avionics navigation equipment are introduced based on application scenarios, including calibration, research and development, field tests, and transceiver testing.

1MA193_0e_aeronautical_radio_navig_meas_sol.pdf

Application Note - English Version


09.02.20110e6 MB
1SP17: LTE Drive Test - How to benefit from using a R&S®TSMW1SP17: LTE Drive Test - How to benefit from using a R&S®TSMW30.01.2012

This document describes the highlights of LTE scanning functionality of TSMW. In an FAQ style, it explains briefly the background of LTE and leads to the important measurements that have to be done in a proper network roll-out.

1SP17_1e

Application Note - English version


12.10.20121789 kB
1GP56: 802.11 Packet Error Rate Testing1GP56: 802.11 Packet Error Rate Testing09.01.2012

When measuring the performance of 802.11 wireless LAN compatible receivers, Packet Error Rate (PER) tests are the method of choice today. This application note describes a simple way to conduct PER tests using signal generators on any 802.11 device, independent of their physical layer design (11b, 11a or 11g). The application software works with standard Windows™ drivers on any card independent of manufacturer. No additional hardware specific software is needed. Easy setup of the source signal is included with direct upload to an SMIQ or AMIQ.

1GP56_2E

Application Note - English Version


29.01.20042942 kB
1GP56_2E.zip

Installation files for 32-bit operating systems


09.08.20071.136 MB
1MA137: PESQ® Measurement for WCDMA with R&S®CMUgo1MA137: PESQ® Measurement for WCDMA with R&S®CMUgo05.01.2012

Recent mobile test methods could not evaluate the quality of data reduced speech signals with different coded and decoded signals. The Perceptual Evaluation of Speech Quality (PESQ) provides the solution for this measuring problem. WCDMA PESQ is an add-on tool for CMUgo for automatic measurement of the PESQ for WCDMA mobile phones according to recommendation ITU-T P.862.1 featuring selectable fading profiles and variable Additional White Gaussian Noise (AWGN).

1MA137_0e_PESQ_measurement_for_WCDMA_with_CMUgo.pdf

Application Note - English version


14.04.20090e7 MB
WCDMAPesq.dll

DLL for CMUgo 2.0.0.0. Please copy to \CMUgo\ExtendedDLLs directory if newer as installed version!


05.01.20122.0.0.3188 kB
WCDMA_PESQ_Demo.SEQ

WCDMAPesq demo sequence


14.04.20091.9.8.19 kB
1MA119: PESQ® Measurement for GSM with R&S®CMUgo1MA119: PESQ® Measurement for GSM with R&S®CMUgo05.01.2012

Recent mobile test methods could not evaluate the quality of data reduced speech signals with different coded and decoded signals. The Perceptual Evaluation of Speech Quality (PESQ) provides the solution for this measuring problem. GSM PESQ is an add-on tool for CMUgo for automatic measurement of the PESQ for GSM mobile phones according to recommendation ITU-T P.862.1 featuring selectable fading profiles, frequency hopping sequences and variable Additional White Gaussian Noise (AWGN).

1MA119_2e_PESQ_meas_for_GSM_with_CMUgo.pdf

Application Note - English version


26.09.20082e5 MB
GSMPesq.dll

DLL for CMUgo 2.0.0. Please copy to CMUgo\ExtendedDLLs work directory!


05.01.20122.0.0.4197 kB
GSM_PESQ_Demo.seq

GSM PESQ test sequences


26.09.2008112 kB
CMUgo

Link to CMUgo download page


10.12.20080 kB
CMUCal_PESQ.msi

UPV installer for CMU speech codec calibration


09.02.20101477 kB
1MA136: PESQ® Measurement for CDMA2000® with R&S®CMUgo1MA136: PESQ® Measurement for CDMA2000® with R&S®CMUgo05.01.2012

Recent mobile test methods could not evaluate the quality of data reduced speech signals with different coded and decoded signals. The Perceptual Evaluation of Speech Quality (PESQ) provides the solution for this measuring problem. CDMA2000® PESQ is an add-on tool for CMUgo for automatic measurement of the PESQ for CDMA2000® mobile phones according to recommendation ITU-T P.862.1 featuring selectable fading profiles and variable Additional White Gaussian Noise (AWGN).

1MA136_2e_PESQ_meas_for_CDMA2000_with_CMUgo.pdf

Application Note - English version


11.05.20113e11 MB
CDMA2k_PESQ_Demo.SEQ

CDMA2k PESQ test sequences


09.02.201018 kB
CDMA2kPesq.dll

DLL for CMUgo 2.0.0.0. Please copy to \CMUgo\ExtendedDLL directory!


05.01.20122.0.1.5205 kB
1MA123: Tests on CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO Access Terminals in Accordance to IS-866-A1MA123: Tests on CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO Access Terminals in Accordance to IS-866-A05.01.2012

The Universal Radio Communication Tester R&S®CMU200 can perform most of the CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO access terminal (AT) tests specified in the standard IS-866-A on its own. Some tests require additional instruments. This application note shows how to perform these tests easily with the remote-control software CMUgo, using the R&S®CMU200 in combination with R&S®SMU, R&S®AMU, R&S®SMJ or R&S®SML signal generators, and R&S®FSQ, R&S®FSU, R&S®FSP, R&S®FSL or R&S®FSMR spectrum analyzers.

1MA123_1e_tests on CDMA2000_1xEV-DO_access_terminals.pdf

Application Note - English Version


01.04.20091e3 MB
1MA123_DLLs.zip

DLLs for CMUgo 2.0.0. Please unzip to CMUgo\ExtendedDLLs work directory!


05.01.20122.0.0.1335 kB
1MA123_SEQs.zip

SEQs for CMUgo 1.9.8. Please unzip to CMUgo work directory!


01.04.20091.19 kB
1MA86: Additional Tests on CDMA2000® Mobile Stations in Accordance with Standard TIA-981MA86: Additional Tests on CDMA2000® Mobile Stations in Accordance with Standard TIA-9805.01.2012

Most of the tests specified in the standard TIA-98 that a CDMA2000 mobile station has to fulfill can be performed by the Universal Radio Communication Tester R&S®CMU200 without further assistance. Other tests, however, require additional instruments, for instance for generating interfering signals. Some tests of the standard TIA-98 need features that a tester optimized for production cannot offer, for example high dynamic spectrum analysis up to 12.75 GHz. This Application Note shows how to perform these tests easily with the remote-control software CMUgo, using the R&S®CMU200 in combination with R&S®SMU, R&S®SMJ, R&S®SMIQ, or R&S®SML signal generators, and R&S®FSQ, R&S®FSU, R&S®FSP, or R&S®FSL spectrum analyzers. New test items and sequences will therefore be included in the CMUgo software v1.9.8 to remote-control the R&S®CMU200, as well as the signal generators and spectrum analyzers. They are presented in this Application Note.

1MA86_2e_additional_tests_on_CDMA2000.pdf

Application Note - English version


27.11.20082e3 MB
CDMA2k_Fading_SMU.dll

DLL for CMUgo 2.0.0.0. Please copy to CMUgo\ExtendedDLLs directory!


05.01.20122.0.0.1205 kB
1MA87: Testing HSDPA UE RX Diversity1MA87: Testing HSDPA UE RX Diversity05.01.2012

Application Note 1MA87 has been replaced by 1MA130.

Link to Application Note 1MA130

Link to 1MA130 download page


10.12.20080 kB
1MA191: LTE Release 9 Technology Introduction - White Paper1MA191: LTE Release 9 Technology Introduction - White Paper19.12.2011

The LTE technology as specified within 3GPP Release 8 was first commercially deployed by end 2009. Since then the number of operators implementing the technology is strongly increasing around the globe. LTE has become the fastest developing mobile system technology. The same way GSM and WCDMA have been enhanced with additional features over time, LTE is continuously worked on. Initial enhancements have been included in 3GPP Release 9 and are described in this white paper.

1MA191_0E_LTE_release_9_technology.pdf

White Paper


08.12.20110E3 MB
1CM95: WCDMA RF Measurements with the R&S®CMW500 according to 3GPP TS 34.1211CM95: WCDMA RF Measurements with the R&S®CMW500 according to 3GPP TS 34.12116.12.2011

Most of the tests specified in standard TS 34.121 for 3GPP Rel-99 can be performed with R&S®CMW500. This document provides a step by step guide on how to perform Rel-99 measurements on transmitter/receiver characteristics, and performance tests according to TS 34.121 V9.5.0 clauses 5 and 6 with standalone R&S®CMW500. A set of *.sav files based on R&SCMW500 firmware V2.1.20 for UE supporting band I with power class 3 in RMC 12.2 kbps downlink/uplink is attached to this application note.

1CM95_0e

Application Note - English version


16.12.201113 MB
CMW_R99_V2.1.20.zip

Reference datasets R99 CMW


16.12.20111162 kB
7BM_ADD01: Digital TV Rigs and Recipes7BM_ADD01: Digital TV Rigs and Recipes10.12.2011

Describtion and explanation of the MPEG and DVB-Standards and TV T&M

Digital TV Rigs and Recipes - Part 1

ITU-R BT. 601/656 MPEG2


01.10.20011 MB
Digital TV Rigs and Recipes - Part 2

DVB-C


14.05.20021767 kB
Digital TV Rigs and Recipes - Part 3

DVB-S


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Digital TV Rigs and Recipes - Part 4

DVB-T


13.08.200232 MB
Digital TV Rigs and Recipes - Part 5

ITU-T J.83/B


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TV Digital Rezepte - Teil 1

ITU-R BT. 601/656 und MPEG2


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TV Digital Rezepte - Teil 2

DVB-C


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TV Digital Rezepte - Teil 3

DVB-S


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TV Digital Rezepte - Teil 4

DVB-T


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TV Digital Rezepte - Teil 5

ITU-T J.83B


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1MA176: Coexistence Digital TV and LTE1MA176: Coexistence Digital TV and LTE08.12.2011

Spectrum that was previously reserved for TV broadcasting is being freed up in many countries for use under the new Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile radio standard (keyword: 'digital dividend'). As a result, numerous coexistence scenarios are possible. So network operators and manufacturers from both the mobile radio and the broadcast sector have a vital interest in avoiding any interference and performing in-depth testing of their products. Rohde & Schwarz offers a wideranging product portfolio for such applications. This Application Note presents Test & Measurement equipment for the broadcast and mobile radio sector and discusses some possible test setups.

1MA176_3e_coexistence_digital_TV_and_LTE.pdf

Application Note - English Version


31.08.201014 MB
1SP02: Usage of Data Reduction in R&S®EMC32-K10 EMI Auto Test Templates1SP02: Usage of Data Reduction in R&S®EMC32-K10 EMI Auto Test Templates16.11.2011

The ‘Data Reduction’ sequence step is an essential part of an EMI Auto Test since it evaluates the relevant frequencies at which the final measurements are to be done. The intention of this application note is to make the data reduction data flow more transparent (contents of input and output tables) and how the parameters (location and relations) influence the evaluation algorithm.

1SP02

Application Note


15.11.201112 MB
1SP16: Recording and Playing Back the GPS RF Spectrum1SP16: Recording and Playing Back the GPS RF Spectrum10.11.2011

A GPS L1-frequency signal is recorded using a receiver such as an R&S TSMW or an &S FSV. Then the I/Q data is stored via the digital I/Q interface on an R&S IQR device. Playback is realized using an R&S SMBV signal generator that is also connected to an R&S IQR via a digital I/Q interface.

1SP16_2e.pdf

Application Note


09.11.201122 MB
1EF82: Measurement of WLAN 802.11 ac signals1EF82: Measurement of WLAN 802.11 ac signals22.09.2011

This application note provides a guide through the measurements for IEEE 802.11ac WLAN transmitter signals using the general purpose OFDM analysis software R&S FS-K96.

Step-by-step instructions for performing the measurements are provided and the different result types available with the FSK96 Software are discussed.

1EF82_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


21.09.201113 MB
1EF82_1E_ExampleFiles.zip

Example 802.11ac Signals and Configurations for the FS-K96.


21.09.201122 MB
1SP10: Mobile WiMAX Throughput Measurements1SP10: Mobile WiMAX Throughput Measurements15.09.2011

This application note explains the basics of data throughput measurements for the mobile WiMAX™ air interface. In addition it provides the throughput reference measurement setup based on the R&S®CMW270 or R&S®CMW500, including representative results.

Mobile WiMAX Throughput Measurements

Application Note - English version


13.09.20112.01 MB
1SP12: Two-Channel Method for OTA Performance Measurements of MIMO-enabled Devices1SP12: Two-Channel Method for OTA Performance Measurements of MIMO-enabled Devices29.08.2011

Modern wireless communication technologies such as LTE, HSPA+ and WiMAX include the MIMO technology to achieve increased speed for data transmission. Existing Over-the-air (OTA) test systems need to be upgraded to support MIMO as well. This white paper summarizes a straightforward and cost-effective approach to verify the OTA performance of MIMO-enabled devices. Measurements of receiver sensitivity and throughput are evaluated with statistical metrics.

1SP12_1e.pdf

White Paper


07.10.201112 MB
1MA181: VAMOS Technology Introduction1MA181: VAMOS Technology Introduction17.08.2011

Existing GSM mobile communication systems have the potential to double voice capacity by adding the “Voice services over Adaptive Multi-user channels on One Slot” (VAMOS) feature as specified in the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) GSM/EDGE Radio Access Network (GERAN) Release 9 specifications. This application note describes the VAMOS feature from an air interface perspective in detail and specifically illustrates the VAMOS testing solution offered by Rohde & Schwarz test equipment.

1MA181_2E_VAMOS_technology.pdf

Application Note - English Version


16.08.20112E6 MB
1GP80: 3GPP FDD and LTE Multicell and Multi-UE Scenarios with the R&S®SMU200A Signal Generator1GP80: 3GPP FDD and LTE Multicell and Multi-UE Scenarios with the R&S®SMU200A Signal Generator10.08.2011

This application note describes how to set up 3GPP FDD and LTE multicell and multi-UE scenarios with the R&S®SMU200A with a focus on routing and leveling of the baseband signals. Furthermore, it describes in detail how to determine the correct AWGN settings, i.e. how to calculate the required signal-to-noise ratio for the various scenarios.

1GP80_0E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


10.08.2011972 kB
1GA57: Printing Tool for Audio Analyzer R&S®UPV1GA57: Printing Tool for Audio Analyzer R&S®UPV18.07.2011

This application note provides a tool for printing a report about measurement results on the audio analyzer R&S® UPV. The executable can be freely configured to include any result graphs and figures into the report. In addition it is an application example for a class library which can be included into custom application programs to add a printing function.

1GA57_0e.pdf

Application Note


18.07.2011443 kB
1GA57.msi

Installer


18.07.20111.0.0347 kB
1GA57_VB2003.zip

Source code for Visual Basic 2003


18.07.20111.0.0175 kB
1GA57_VB2005.zip

Source code for Visual Basic 2005


18.07.20111.0.0204 kB
1GA57_VB2008.zip

Source code for Visual Basic 2008


18.07.20111.0.0207 kB
1GA56: Swept Harmonic Distortion Measurements1GA56: Swept Harmonic Distortion Measurements16.07.2011

This application note provides a program which allows to record total harmonic distortion, single harmonic distortion factors and level with one generator sweep. The executable may be installed and used without caring about programming. The source code is provided as basis for custom modifications.

1GA56_0e.pdf

Application Note


15.07.20110e425 kB
1GA56.msi

Installer


15.07.20111.0.0668 kB
1GA56_VB2003.zip

Source code for VB.Net 2003


15.07.20111.0.0204 kB
1GA56_VB2005.zip

Source code for VB.Net 2005


15.07.20111.0.0238 kB
1GA56_VB2008.zip

Source code for VB.Net 2008


15.07.20111.0.0243 kB
1GA56_Setups.zip

Example setups for use with source code


15.07.20110e324 kB
1MA199: Channel Sounding in White Space Spectrum1MA199: Channel Sounding in White Space Spectrum13.07.2011

The aim of channel sounding is to characterize a radio channel by decomposing the radio propagation path into its individual multipath components. This application note provided by Neul describes how channel sounding can be performed using the R&S SMBV100A Vector Signal Generator and the R&S FSL Spectrum Analyzer. To illustrate the procedure reference is made to 8 MHz wide white space channels in the UK.

1MA199_0e_channel_sounding_in_white_space_spec.pdf

Application Note - English Version


12.07.20110e521 kB
1MA84: HSDPA - Challenges for UE Power Amplifier Design1MA84: HSDPA - Challenges for UE Power Amplifier Design11.07.2011

This Application Note describes the HSDPA uplink channel structure. Challenges for UE power amplifier design are outlined, and guidelines how to use R&S measurement equipment for testing UE power amplifiers are provided. An outlook on High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) and the impact of HSUPA on the uplink channel structure is given.

1MA84_2e_HSDPA.pdf

Application Note - English Version


11.07.20112e1 MB
1MA84_1.0.exe

Installation Files - English version


19.07.20051.05 MB
1GA55: Harmonic Distortion Measurements in the Presence of Noise1GA55: Harmonic Distortion Measurements in the Presence of Noise06.07.2011

This application note investigates and discusses the influence of wideband noise on harmonic distortion measurements.

1GA55_0e

Application Note Document


06.07.2011272 kB
1SP15: Remote Control of ROMES on Windows 71SP15: Remote Control of ROMES on Windows 705.07.2011

For optimization of mobile communication networks, drive tests with coverage measurement systems are being performed. The coverage measurement platform provided by Rohde & Schwarz is based on R&S® ROMES, which is the application software to define and setup measurement devices, acquire and store the measurement data and displaying measured data during the measurement period and a later replay. Additional drivers are used for attaching different measurement devices, such as the Rohde & Schwarz Universal Radio Network Analyzers TSMQ or TSMW or test mobiles from different manufacturers. Depending on the required measurement tasks, R&S® ROMES can be configured freely to adapt to the user’s needs. As long as the measurements are performed in an outdoor environment using a vehicle traveling around, size and weight of the measurement system is not a problem. As more and more measurements are performed in an indoor environment by walking around, size, weight and mechanical handling is an issue of interest. ROMES® can be used in a light weight configuration, which is small enough to be carried in a back pack. For use of R&S® ROMES with R&S® TSMW in an indoor environment, the Backpack System R&S® TSMW-Z3 has been designed. The system includes a mini PC with R&S® ROMES which needs to be controlled remotely. This application note describes, how to establish a Wireless Lan Access Point on the R&S® ROMES PC and to setup a wireless LAN connection between an Apple iPad® and the mini PC.

1SP15_0E

Application Note


04.07.20111 MB
1CM75: R&S®CMW500 Digital IQ with CADENCE Emulator1CM75: R&S®CMW500 Digital IQ with CADENCE Emulator30.06.2011

This application note explains how to bring a CADENCE system which is attached to an R&S EX-IQ-BOX into service for the first time. The first part of the document shows how to setup an LTE Demo without using a UE design. This setup uses the R&S CMW500 as the downlink transmitter. The emulator receives the downlink via an R&S EX-IQBOX and passes it to an R&S spectrum analyzer (R&S FSx) via a second R&S EXIQ-BOX. The second part describes the real wiring using up- and downlink. This will only work if a UE design is available on the emulator.

1CM75_3E

Application Note


30.06.201131 MB
1GA50: Calibration Tool for PESQ Speech Quality Tests1GA50: Calibration Tool for PESQ Speech Quality Tests30.06.2011

PESQ measurements employ a level adaptation algorithm and are hence widely insensitive to absolute level. However, if the tests are performed via a speech codec, the driving level of the codec has an influence on the MOS result. Therefore careful alignment of the level is required. This application note provides an application program which runs on the Audio Analyzer R&S UPV or R&S UPV66 and can be used to calibrate signal levels for the PESQ measurement.

1GA50_2e.pdf

Application note


30.06.20112696 kB
1GA50.msi

Installer for application program


30.06.20111.6.24 MB
1GA50_Files

Setups and data for application note 1GA50


30.06.201143 MB
1GA50_2003

Source code for VB.NET 2003


30.06.20111.6.2266 kB
1GA50_2005

Source code for VB.NET 2005


30.06.20111.6.2270 kB
1GA50_VB2008

Source code for VB.NET 2008


30.06.20111.6.2276 kB
1ER02: The Impact of Digital Oscilloscope Blind Time on Your Measurements1ER02: The Impact of Digital Oscilloscope Blind Time on Your Measurements17.05.2011

All digital oscilloscopes are temporarily blind. During this blind time the user will miss critical signal events at his device under test. Thus, it is necessary to understand the impact of blind time to the measurement. This application note explains the background of blind time and points out why a high acquisition rate is important. It furthermore explains the R&S RTO oscilloscope capabilities and how they help for faster debugging, measurement and analysis.

1ER02_1e.pdf

Application Note - English version


17.08.2010543 kB
1ER02_1e.pdf

Application Note - English version


13.05.20111 MB
1ER02_1e.pdf

Application Note - English version


17.05.2011601 kB
1ER03: The Effective Number of Bits (ENOB) of my R&S Digital Oscilloscope1ER03: The Effective Number of Bits (ENOB) of my R&S Digital Oscilloscope13.05.2011

The effective number of bits (ENOB) is a way of quantifying the quality of an analog to digital conversion. A higher ENOB means that voltage levels recorded in an analog to digital conversion are more accurate. In an oscilloscope the ENOB is not just determined by the quality of the analog to digital converter but by the instrument as a whole. This application note explains how to measure the oscilloscope ENOB and shows results for the R&S®RTO for different settings.

1ER03_1E.pdf
English
26.04.2011440 kB
1ER03_1E.pdf
Japanese
13.05.2011912 kB
1MA197: Voice and SMS in LTE1MA197: Voice and SMS in LTE11.05.2011

This white paper summarizes the technology options for supporting voice and short message service (SMS) in LTE, including circuit switched fallback (CSFB), SMS over SGs, and voice over LTE (VoLTE). It includes background information on the standardization process, and the commercial implications for the different options. The white paper also addresses test and measurement requirements resulting from the support of voice and SMS in LTE.

1MA197_1e_voice_and_SMS_in_LTE.pdf

Application Note - English Version


10.05.20111e771 kB
1MA148: Pulse Train Master for the R&S Signal Generators1MA148: Pulse Train Master for the R&S Signal Generators10.05.2011

This Application Note describes a software program that provides easy creation and transfer of Pulse Trains between a PC and the R&S SMB100A, R&S SMA100A and R&S SMF100A analog signal generators with the Pulse Train option; or between a PC and the ARB of R&S SMBV100A, R&S SMJ100A or R&S SMU200A vector signal generators.

Complete Installer Pulse Train Master

Installer


10.05.2011v1p4p1127 MB
1MA148_3e_pulse_train_master.pdf

Application Note - English Version


27.04.20113e1 MB
1EF71: Analysis of Jitter with the R&S®FSUP Signal Source Analyzer1EF71: Analysis of Jitter with the R&S®FSUP Signal Source Analyzer05.04.2011

This application note describes how to characterize RMS jitter with the R&S FSUP signal source analyzer. The instrument can distinguish random jitter and periodic jitter easily and measure all parameters of interest. New feature: A filter function can be used for jitter calculation to simulate the frequency response of the PLL in the DUT.

1EF71_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


04.04.20112555 kB
1GP61: R&S MATLAB® Toolkit for R&S®NRP-Z Sensors1GP61: R&S MATLAB® Toolkit for R&S®NRP-Z Sensors05.03.2011

The R&S MATLAB® Toolkit for R&S® NRP-Z Sensors provides routines for remote controlling these instruments via USB or the R&S® NRP Power Meter. This application note describes how to access the sensors using the R&S® VXI PnP driver. It also contains a set of scripts that perform commonly needed tasks, such as opening a sensor connection or performing measurements.

1GP61_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


04.03.20111432 kB
RsNrpzMatlabToolkit_1.0.zip

MATLAB scripts


04.03.2011114 kB
1MA21: RF-Level Test System +20 dBm to -130 dBm1MA21: RF-Level Test System +20 dBm to -130 dBm18.02.2011

The purpose of the test setup described is to ensure or to enhance the level accuracy of signal generators or the generator part of communication testers. The level accuracy of test signals is particularly important at low levels when measuring BER level sensitivity at digital communication receivers. The highly linear FSP spectrum analyzer is used in combination with a power meter to get the best possible accuracy with high measurement speed over a very wide level range.

1MA21_1E_RF-Level_test_sys_+20dBm_to_-130dBm.pdf

Application Note - English version


08.12.1999169 kB
Excel Sheet 1MA21_1E.xls

Excel Sheet for uncertainty calculation


07.03.2001132 kB
1EF77: Implementation of Real-Time Spectrum Analysis1EF77: Implementation of Real-Time Spectrum Analysis03.02.2011

This White Paper describes the implementation of real-time capabilities within the R&S®FSW (with option K160R) and the R&S®FSVR. It shows fields of application as well as the technical implementation.

1EF77_2e.pdf

White Paper - English Version


18.12.20132e2 MB
1EF77_2e_chinese
Chinese
17.06.20142e2 MB
1MA161: LTE Bitstream Verification1MA161: LTE Bitstream Verification02.02.2011

Verification of baseband data is an important step in the early development phase of LTE/LTE-A-ready products. Comparison values for baseband data (test vectors) from other sources can be very useful in order to verify the correct implementation of the standard. Option K81 for the R&S®SMU200A vector signal generator offers sample data for LTE at the bit level. The reference data enables users to test their own implementation of the specification. The LTE bit stream verification program shown here uses data generated by this option and offers a (bitwise) comparison with bit streams generated for an LTE downlink signal. Therefore it demonstrates, how easy the option R&S SMx-K81 can be integrated into the simulation and design process during the development of LTE/LTE-A handsets or base stations.

1MA161_0e_LTE_bitstream_verification.pdf

Application Note


28.01.20112 MB
LTE Bitstream Verification Program

Program


02.02.20111254 kB
1ES48: EDGE Timeslot Errors Measurements with R&S®FSIQ1ES48: EDGE Timeslot Errors Measurements with R&S®FSIQ22.01.2011

An FSE (or FSIQ) Spectrum Analyser equipped with the Vector Analysis option (FSE-B7) can measure a wide range of error types (EVM, Magnitude Error, Phase Error…) on continous signal. This Application Note describes how to measure these errors on a single burst between symbols.

1ES48_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


05.10.2000113 kB
7TS02: The Crest Factor in DVB-T (OFDM) Transmitter Systems and its Influence on the Dimensioning of Power Components7TS02: The Crest Factor in DVB-T (OFDM) Transmitter Systems and its Influence on the Dimensioning of Power Components22.01.2011

Are there really power peaks that are 20 dB above the average value? Yes, there are. Ever since the introduction of digital transmission technology, it has been necessary to deal with such orders of magnitude. RF power components must be suitably dimensioned to handle the expected voltage peaks and avoid breaking down. If we can determine the crest factor, i.e. the ratio of the peak value to the average or RMS value, with sufficient accuracy (even though it can only be assessed statistically), then we will have solved the question of dimensioning power components. This Application Note is intended to help with this problem by providing some useful insights including basic formulas, some statistical background and a practical look at the limiting factors when it comes to dealing with real transmitter systems.

7TS02_2E.pdf

Application Notes - English Version


12.01.2007732 kB
7EB01: ATSC Mobile DTV7EB01: ATSC Mobile DTV22.01.2011

This application note describes ATSC Mobile DTV standard A/153, ATSC-M/H. This standard is completely implemented in the R&S®AEM100 ATSC-M/H Emission Multiplexer.

7EB01_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


08.05.20090E879 kB
1GP62: Importing Data in ARB, Custom Digital Modulation and RF List Mode1GP62: Importing Data in ARB, Custom Digital Modulation and RF List Mode22.12.2010

The foregoing application note is intended for everyone who desires to become more familiar with the use and upload of custom data in ARB, digital modulation and RF list mode. Particularly, this note describes the instruments R&S® SMU200A, R&S® SMJ100A and R&S® SMATE200A and provides an overview of already available solutions as well as it gives hints for the writing of own applications. The ARB Toolbox software is discontinued. The replacement product is the new ARB Toolbox PLUS - please see 1GP88.

1GP62_2E.zip

Application Note - English version


08.03.200723 MB
ARBToolbox_2.0.9.zip

Windows Installer for discontinued R&S ARB Toolbox


22.12.20102.0.93 MB
1GP66: Selecting a Signal Generator for Testing AD Converters1GP66: Selecting a Signal Generator for Testing AD Converters16.12.2010

Analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) have taken giant steps in speed over the past decade: Sampling rates of 250 mega-samples per second at 16-bit resolution are now commonplace. Such devices allow high-speed video processing and even software defined radio (SDR) applications, where digitization is being performed at ever-higher intermediate frequencies (IF). This has clearly raised the bar for ADC test equipment, especially regarding the noise performance of the analog input signal and sample clock sources used in the test setup. Since the price of a signal source rises with performance, carefully selecting a generator with the most suitable specifications has become worthwhile if not mandatory.

1GP66_1E

Application Note - English Version


16.12.201012 MB
1MA105: TraceRecorder - Software Tool for Storing Trace Data1MA105: TraceRecorder - Software Tool for Storing Trace Data08.12.2010

Unattended observation of spectrum occupancy for finding spurious emissions or seldom-occuring interferers is a common task for spectrum analyzers. Sometimes spectrum data has to be monitored over quite a long period of time. TraceRecorder, a small, free-of-charge software tool for storing measurement data from Rohde & Schwarz spectrum analyzers helps you to perform this measurement task. Running on a PC, it connects to the spectrum analyzer via a LAN interface. For stand alone operation, it is possible to run it directly on a spectrum analyzer, eliminating the need for an additonal computer during data acquisition.

crtdll.exe

for installation of TraceRecorder on spectrum analyzers FSP, FSU and FSQ


20.09.20064.00105 kB
TraceRecorder_v1.15.1.exe

Installation File for Windows XP and Windows 7


08.12.20101.15.11 MB
1MA105_5e_TraceRecorder.pdf

Application Note


08.12.20105e336 kB
1GA54: Using R&S audio analyzers in remote control applications to replace the Agilent 8903B1GA54: Using R&S audio analyzers in remote control applications to replace the Agilent 8903B24.11.2010

This Application Note describes how the R&S® UPV and R&S® UPP200 audio analyzers can be used to replace the obsolete Agilent model 8903B audio analyzer in remote control applications.

1GA54_2E

Application Note


24.11.20101337 kB
hp8903_default_upv.set

Setup for UPV for default state


24.11.2010422 kB
hp8903_default_upp.set

Setup for UPP for default state


24.11.2010449 kB
1EZ61: Noise Figure Measurement without a Noise Source on a Vector Network Analyzer1EZ61: Noise Figure Measurement without a Noise Source on a Vector Network Analyzer27.10.2010

This application note describes the noise figure measurement using the R&S Vector Network Analyzers of the ZVA and ZVT series. It explains the concept of measuring noise figure without the need for a characterized noise source. Furthermore, it discusses different measurement applications and the respective setup and implications. Some examples guide through the instrument setups and show measurement results as well.

1EZ61_2E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


27.10.20102e3 MB
ZVAB-K30-NFErrorEstimation(Rev1.0).zip

Noise Figure Error Estimation Tool


27.10.20101.0149 kB
1GA51: Generating the Noise Field for Ambient Noise Rejection Tests1GA51: Generating the Noise Field for Ambient Noise Rejection Tests12.10.2010

This application note describes how to generate the noise field for ambient noise rejection tests according to 3GPP TS 26.132, sections 7.9 and 8.9.

1GA51_0e

Application note


12.02.2010480 kB
1GA51_CD

Nero CD image for pink noise CD


12.02.2010424 MB
1EF70: Measurement of phase-, timing- and gain offset between 2 signals using multiple spectrum analyzers1EF70: Measurement of phase-, timing- and gain offset between 2 signals using multiple spectrum analyzers28.09.2010

This application note describes how to measure the coherence (phase-, timing and gain-differences) between two RFSignals using Rohde&Schwarz spectrum analyzers, a Rohde&Schwarz signal generator and the R&S FS-Z10 Coherence Unit.

1EF70_0e.pdf

Application Note - English Version


25.11.2009534 kB
7BM78: Measuring Color-Reproduction Quality on TVs and Monitors7BM78: Measuring Color-Reproduction Quality on TVs and Monitors13.08.2010

This application note presents means to determine the quality of color-reproduction on TVs and monitors using the R&S®DVSG Digital Video Signal Generator in combination with the Konica Minolta CS-2000 spectroradiometer and the accompanying Konica Minolta CS-S10w analysis software.

7BM78_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


13.08.20100E5 MB
1EF75: Using Harmonic External Mixers To Extend the Frequency Range1EF75: Using Harmonic External Mixers To Extend the Frequency Range06.08.2010

This application note gives a short summary on how to use harmonic mixers in combination with Rohde & Schwarz Signal and Spectrum Analyzers. Focus of this application note is the use of conversion loss tables with different R&S analyzers. It also provides a tool to convert different formats of the conversion loss tables.

1EF75_0E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


06.08.2010381 kB
ConversionTool.exe

Conversion Tool for Conversion Loss Tables, binary to ASCII format


06.08.2010145 kB
7BM26: Signals produced by SAF and SFF - Standard M/NTSC and M/PAL7BM26: Signals produced by SAF and SFF - Standard M/NTSC and M/PAL05.08.2010

- not available -

7BM26_0E_Annex.pdf

Application Note Annex - English version


05.08.2010494 kB
7BM26_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


16.07.20013 MB
1SP30: GPIB to LAN Converter for OSP1SP30: GPIB to LAN Converter for OSP03.08.2010

Some of the new Rohde & Schwarz instruments, such as the R&S®OSP and R&S®FSC, only have a LAN interface. To be able to operate these instruments in a purely GPIB system, a converter must be connected between the instrument and the GPIB. Rohde & Schwarz now offers such a GPIB to LAN converter.

GPIB to LAN Converter for OSP^

This application note describes how to control devices with a pure GPIB interface via Ethernet


03.08.20101.0599 kB
1MA167: IEEE 802.16m Technology Introduction1MA167: IEEE 802.16m Technology Introduction29.07.2010

IEEE 802.16m is an amendment to the release IEEE 802.16-2009 standard. The goal set out in 802.16m is to develop an advanced air interface to meet the requirements for IMT-Advanced next generation networks while still supporting legacy 802.16 OFDMA system. This white paper will focus on some of the key features of 16m and provide comparisons to the 802.16-2009 OFDMA PHY (also referred to as 16e) with explanations of the motivations behind for the advanced features in 802.16m.

1MA167_3e_IEEE_802.16m_technology.pdf

White Paper


29.07.20103e473 kB
1EF74: Remote Monitoring and Control of the R&S®FSVR with a Web Browser1EF74: Remote Monitoring and Control of the R&S®FSVR with a Web Browser27.07.2010

This application note describes remote operation or monitoring of the real time spectrum analyzer R&S® FSVR through a standard web browser. The common cross-platform technology Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is used as a server on the instrument.

1EF74_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


27.07.20101436 kB
1ER01: Remote Monitoring and Control of the R&S®RTO with a Web Browser1ER01: Remote Monitoring and Control of the R&S®RTO with a Web Browser27.07.2010

This application note describes remote operation or monitoring of the R&S® RTO digital oscilloscope through a standard web browser. The common cross-platform technology Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is used as a server on the instrument.

1ER01_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


27.07.20101443 kB
1GA52: Averaging of 1/n Octave Spectra1GA52: Averaging of 1/n Octave Spectra19.07.2010

Application program and documentation for averaging of 1/n octave spectra on the audio analyzer UPV.

1GA52_0e.pdf

Application note


19.07.2010228 kB
1GA52.msi

Installer for application program


19.07.20101.1.1349 kB
1GA52_VB2003.zip

Source code for VB2003


19.07.20101.1.184 kB
1GA52_VB2005.zip

Source code for VB2005


19.07.20101.1.190 kB
1GA52_VB2008

Source code for VB2008


19.07.20101.1.196 kB
1GA52_setups.zip

UPV setups for 1/n octave averaging


19.07.20101179 kB
1GA53: Simple Sequencing Tool for SCPI Commands1GA53: Simple Sequencing Tool for SCPI Commands19.07.2010

Application program with documentation for sending a sequence of logged SCPI commands to the firmware of the R&S® Audio Analyzer UPV.

1GA53_0e.pdf

Application note


19.07.2010490 kB
1GA53.msi

Installer for application program


19.07.20101.0.1369 kB
1GA53_VB2003.zip

Source code for VB2003


19.07.20101.0.1113 kB
1GA53_VB2005.zip

Source code for VB2005


19.07.20101.0.1119 kB
1GA53_2008.zip
English
19.07.20101.0.1125 kB
1SP11: WiMAX MIMO multipath performance measurements1SP11: WiMAX MIMO multipath performance measurements12.07.2010

This application note explains the basics of MIMO Multipath Performance Measurments for the Mobile WiMAX air interface under multipath conditions using R&S®CMW270 or R&S®CMW500 and R&S®AMU200.

Mobile WiMAX MIMO Multipath Performance Measurments

This application note explains the basics of MIMO Multipath Performance Measurments for the Mobile WiMAX air interface under multipath conditions using R&S®CMW270 or R&S®CMW500 and R&S®AMU200.


12.07.20101.02 MB
1MA163: Filter Design and Optimization Using the R&S®ZVA/ZVB/ZVT Integrated with AWR® EDA Software1MA163: Filter Design and Optimization Using the R&S®ZVA/ZVB/ZVT Integrated with AWR® EDA Software01.06.2010

This application note describes how to integrate R&S®ZVA/ZVB/ZVT vector network analyzers with AWR's electronic design automation (EDA) software. Measured data can be exported using the AWR® TestWave™ tool via GPIB/LAN and verified with simulated data. Basic filter design is simplified with the AWR® iFilter™ filter synthesis wizard, an optimization tool that can be introduced to correlate measured data with simulated data.

1MA163_3e_filter_design_and_optimization.pdf

Application Note - English Version


01.06.20103e1 MB
1GP75: Easy Generation of Wideband Signals1GP75: Easy Generation of Wideband Signals28.05.2010

This Application Note describes the generation of radio frequency signals from wideband I/Q waveforms using the R&S®AFQ100B UWB signal and I/Q modulation generator in combination with the R&S®SMBV100A vector signal generator.

MultiSegTestSig.wv

Multisegment waveform with test signals for system equalization


09.04.200926 MB
1GP75_2E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


28.05.201026 MB
GainEqualization_V1.0.1.exe

Installation File for 32-bit operating systems


15.05.200914 MB
1MA145: Versatile RF Fading Simulator with R&S®FSQ/FSG or R&S®FSV and R&S®SMU1MA145: Versatile RF Fading Simulator with R&S®FSQ/FSG or R&S®FSV and R&S®SMU27.05.2010

Fading in the baseband of the R&S®SMU200A signal generator or R&S®AMU200A base band generator is well proven and widely accepted for testing any mobile radio standard. However, there are applications where an RF signal must be faded. A versatile RF Fading Simulator can easily be built using an R&S®FSQ, R&S®FSG or R&S®FSV signal analyzer with Digital Base Band Interface and an R&S®SMU signal generator with digital baseband inputs and fading simulator option. This Application Note describes how. .

1MA145_3e_versatile RF_fading_simulator.pdf

Application Note - English version


27.05.20103e762 kB
GDE_1.4.17.exe

GDE Installation File


09.12.20091.4.175 MB
RF-Fader_03.zip

RF Fader Setting Files for GDE


27.05.2010032 kB
1MA174: Connectivity of R&S® Test Solutions with AWR® Visual System Simulator™ (VSS)1MA174: Connectivity of R&S® Test Solutions with AWR® Visual System Simulator™ (VSS)20.05.2010

This application note describes how to connect R&S® test and measurement products quickly and seamlessly to AWR® Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) via a GPIB or LAN interface. Using AWR® Connected™ customized for Rohde & Schwarz hardware and R&S® WinIQSIM2™ signal simulation software, the flexibility of digital radio standards is highlighted and its integration into VSS is demonstrated.

1MA174_1e_connectivity_of_test_solutions_with_VSS.pdf

Application Note - English version


20.05.20101e5 MB
QPSK_SMU_FSQ_GPIB_New.zip

Example Project for AWR VSS


18.05.201025 kB
RAC-0605-0004: FSx_RecordPlay SoftwareRAC-0605-0004: FSx_RecordPlay Software20.05.2010

FSxRecordPlay is a program for recording the trace data in frequency and time domain from Rohde & Schwarz spectrum analyzers and measurement receivers via IEEE bus, LAN/Internet or internal remote control connection. The stream waveform data can be played back and analyzed directly in this software with variable speed.

RAC-0605-0004.pdf

Application note - Englisch version


19.01.20102_851 MB
FSx_RecordPlay_2.8.7.zip

Installation Files for WindowsXP, Vista, 7


03.03.20112.8.711 MB
1EF55: EVM Measurements for ZIGBEE signals in the 2.4 GHz band1EF55: EVM Measurements for ZIGBEE signals in the 2.4 GHz band17.05.2010

IEEE 802.15.4 (ZigBee) uses Offset QPSK with a half-sine pulse shaping filter as modulation. This application note describes how to set up the Signal Analyzers R&S FSQ with R&S FSQ-K70 and R&S FSV with R&S FSV-K70 for modulation quality measurements, especially EVM, for ZigBee.

1EF55_2E.pdf

Application Note - English version


17.05.20102638 kB
1EF55_ZigbeeFilterFile

Vector Analyzer Filter File


10.11.200412 kB
1EF72: Optimum PLL settings for Phase Noise Measurements with the R&S®FSUP1EF72: Optimum PLL settings for Phase Noise Measurements with the R&S®FSUP04.05.2010

The application note has a focus on the theoretical background of the PLL measurement method and illuminate its application in the R&S FSUP. Based on measurement examples on different sources, the loop settings for optimum measurement performance are discussed.

1EF72_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


04.05.20101448 kB
7BM75: Easy Analysis and Precise Optimization of ATSC or ATSC Mobile DTV Single-Frequency Networks7BM75: Easy Analysis and Precise Optimization of ATSC or ATSC Mobile DTV Single-Frequency Networks21.04.2010

Keeping an ATSC (or ATSC Mobile DTV) single-frequency network (SFN) running smoothly not only requires that every single TV transmitter functions properly – the RF performance criteria echo pattern and frequency deviation also have to be strictly complied with. The R&S®ETL TV analyzer enables operators to check these crucial RF parameters at a glance with unmatched precision. The patented implementation achieves an echo delay resolution of one nanosecond, which is nearly a hundred times higher than in conventional approaches. This allows more precise control and adjustments of the several transmitters within the ATSC (or ATSC Mobile DTV) SFN and thus helps to ensure excellent coverage for the receivers.

7BM75_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


21.04.20101E1 MB
1EF63: Level Uncertainty Calculation for R&S®FSV Signal and Spectrum Analyzer1EF63: Level Uncertainty Calculation for R&S®FSV Signal and Spectrum Analyzer21.04.2010

This application note helps to understand the measurement uncertainty calculation for a modern spectrum analyzer and provides a tool to calculate the total measurement uncertainty for different measurements.

1EF63_2E.pdf

Application Note - English version


21.04.20102216 kB
1EF63_Attachment

Microsoft Excel Example


25.01.2010135 kB
7BM77: Lip-Sync Measurement (AV Delay) for TV Displays7BM77: Lip-Sync Measurement (AV Delay) for TV Displays21.04.2010

Determining the delay of the video signal in relation to the audio signal aids evaluation of the quality of screens with an audio output. In some cases, such delays can reach as much as 100ms, which can cause significant irritation. This delay occurs because videosignal processing requires more computing power than audio-signal processing. The measurement solution described in this application note analyzes delays of up to +-400ms at a resolution in the order of µs.

7BM77_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


21.04.20101E652 kB
1MA173: Carrier Aggregation for IEEE 802.16m. Signal Generation and Analysis1MA173: Carrier Aggregation for IEEE 802.16m. Signal Generation and Analysis22.03.2010

This Application Note describes signal generation with carrier aggregation for 802.16m based on 802.16e signals in practical important configurations using one or more Vector Signal Generators R&S SMU200A or R&S SMBV100A. Various examples illustrate how to analyze these signals using the Vector Signal Analyzer R&S FSQ, R&S FSG or R&S FSV.

1MA173_0e_carrier_aggregation_for_IEEE_802.16m.pdf

Application Note - English Version


22.03.20100e2 MB
1GP50: Guidelines for MIMO Test Setups – Part 11GP50: Guidelines for MIMO Test Setups – Part 110.03.2010

Multiple antenna systems, known as MIMO systems, form an essential part of today’s wireless communications standards. This multi-antenna technology efficiently boosts the data throughput without requiring additional bandwidth, and has thus become a key technology. Rohde & Schwarz offers high-performance MIMO test solutions which provide static conditions without fading as well as simulation of complex fading scenarios.

This application note explains how to set up 4x4 and 8x8 MIMO systems using the R&S®SMBV100A signal generator for measurements under static conditions without fading.

For simulation of complex fading scenarios please refer to application note 1GP97.

1GP50_0E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


10.03.20102 MB
1MA172: Measurements on DVB-S2 Transmitters1MA172: Measurements on DVB-S2 Transmitters09.02.2010

This application note provides information about measurements on DVB-S2 transmitters, including Amplitude Phase Shift Keying (APSK) signals. Specifically, this note will discuss how to import APSK mapping files in order to make modulation quality measurements.

1MA172MappingFilesv1.zip

Mapping Files for 1MA172


09.02.2010v195 kB
1MA172_0E_meas_on_DVB-S2_transmitters.pdf

Application Note - English Version


04.02.20100E435 kB
1MA113: Measurements on RFID Components According to ISO/IEC 14443 Standard1MA113: Measurements on RFID Components According to ISO/IEC 14443 Standard25.01.2010

This Application Note describes measurements on RFID readers and chipcards according to ISO/IEC 14443 and similar standards, using a signal generator and a spectrum analyzer. Using a modern spectrum analyzer like the R&S®FSL not only increases accuracy and measurement speed, but also simplifies operation. Interoperability tests, in particular, are simplified by generating reader test signals with a signal generator. With software option R&S®SMx/AMU/AFQ-K6 chipcards can be tested without a reader

1MA113_3e_meas_on_RFID_components.pdf

Application Note - English version


25.01.20103e2 MB
Pulse_Sequencer_RFID_Projects.zip

Pulse Sequencer Project Files


30.07.20075 kB
K6_ARB_RFID_Wave_Files_10MHzClock.zip

Waveform Files


30.07.20073 MB
Pulse_Sequencer_RFID_Plugins.zip

Plugins


30.07.200769 kB
1MA134: Easy LTE/E-UTRA Base Station Testing acc. to 3GPP TS 36.1411MA134: Easy LTE/E-UTRA Base Station Testing acc. to 3GPP TS 36.14111.11.2009

Application Note 1MA134 has been replaced by 1MA154.

Link to Application Note 1MA154
English
11.11.20090 kB
7BM14: Automatic Measuring in Standard M/PAL using a M/NTSC Video Analyzer R&S®UAF or Video Measurement System VSA7BM14: Automatic Measuring in Standard M/PAL using a M/NTSC Video Analyzer R&S®UAF or Video Measurement System VSA02.11.2009

- not available -

7BM14_0E.pdf

Application Note - Englisch version


02.11.20090E29 kB
7BM68: ANSI/SCTE 40 Conformance Testing Using the R&S®SFU, R&S®SFE and R&S®SFE1007BM68: ANSI/SCTE 40 Conformance Testing Using the R&S®SFU, R&S®SFE and R&S®SFE10029.10.2009

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) defined the ANSI/SCTE 40 specification: Digital Cable Network Interface Standard. ANSI/SCTE 40 tests are designed to test conformance of set-top boxes and other cable receiving equipment to ensure that they will operate correctly when installed in a cable system. The tests are a combination of noise (AWGN and phase noise), AM hum, micro-reflections, digital and analog adjacent channels, and other discrete interferences. These impairments are found on most cable systems to some degree. Rohde & Schwarz provides set-top box manufacturers with an easy solution to perform conformance testing in line with ANSI/SCTE 40 by using the R&S®SFU broadcast test system and the R&S®SFE100 broadcast tester. The R&S®SFU is able to perform most of the test procedures in one unit. Furthermore, additional test transmitters allow the simulation of full channel loading. This Application Note explains the specific test requirements, a possible setup, and the configuration using the R&S®SFU/SFE100.

7BM68_3E.pdf

Application Note - English version


29.10.20093E2 MB
1MA17: GPIBFind1MA17: GPIBFind28.10.2009

This application note introduces the program GPIB-Bus Device Finder GPIB FIND.The GPIB-Bus Device Finder GPIB FIND helps you identify the devices connected to a GPIB (IEC or IEEE) bus. It shows the addresses of these devices and their response to the identity query (*idn?). Additionally GPIB FIND helps you to locate GPIB problems with GPIB card installation, incorrect address setting or broken cables. GPIB FIND includes an additional program to send (write) a message to a device or to receive (read) a message from the device.

1MA17_04e_GPIBFind.pdf

Application Note - English version


28.08.200904e179 kB
GPIBFind_1.2.4.exe

Installation File for Windows


27.08.20091.2.415 MB
1MA102: Introduction to MIMO Systems1MA102: Introduction to MIMO Systems22.10.2009

Application Note 1MA102 has been replaced by 1MA142.

Link to Application Note 1MA142
English
22.10.20090 kB
1GP51: Guidelines for MIMO Test Setups – Part 21GP51: Guidelines for MIMO Test Setups – Part 214.10.2009

Multiple antenna systems, known as MIMO systems, form an essential part of today’s wireless communications standards. The multi-antenna technology efficiently boosts the data throughput without requiring additional bandwidth or transmit power and has thus become a key technology. Rohde & Schwarz offers compact and versatile MIMO test solutions with realtime fading including simulation of channel correlations.

This application note explains how to set up Rohde & Schwarz signal generators for 2x2, 4x2 and 2x4 MIMO tests with a focus on signal routing, synchronization of the generators, and leveling.

Please note that there is a successor application note available: 1GP97. It explains how to use the R&S®SMW200A vector signal generator for testing higher order MIMO systems such as 3x3 and 4x4.

1GP51_1E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


14.10.200915 MB
1CM72: Operation Guide for HSDPA Test Setup according to 3GPP TS 34.1211CM72: Operation Guide for HSDPA Test Setup according to 3GPP TS 34.12113.10.2009

Most of the tests specified in standard TS 34.121 [1] for 3GPP Rel-5 can be performed with R&S®CMU200. This document provides a step by step guide on how to perform Rel-5 measurements on transmitter characteristics, receiver characteristics and performance tests according to TS 34.121 V8.7.0 clauses 5, 6 and 9 with standalone R&S®CMU200. Test cases that require additional instruments, e.g. fading generator (R&S®SMU200A or R&S®AMU200A) will be discussed in brief in this application note with recommended reference. A set of *.sav files based on R&S®CMU200 firmware V5.03 for UE supporting operating band I with power class 3 in RMC 12.2 kbps + HSDPA is attached to this application note.

1CM72_1E.pdf

Application Note


13.10.20093 MB
1CM72 R5_V522

CMU SAV file 1CM72


13.10.200961 kB
RCS0712-0053: Operation Guide for HSUPA Test Set-up According to 3GPP TS 34.121RCS0712-0053: Operation Guide for HSUPA Test Set-up According to 3GPP TS 34.12108.10.2009

This operation guide describes how to measure HSUPA test cases according to 3GPP TS 34.121 V8.0 with R&S®CMU200. Setting files according to the test requirements are attached.

HSPA_measurment_guide.zip

Setting files for CMU200


30.10.200832 kB
RCS0712-0053.pdf
English
30.10.20081 MB
1CM73: Operation Guide for HSUPA Test Setup according to 3GPP TS 34.1211CM73: Operation Guide for HSUPA Test Setup according to 3GPP TS 34.12107.10.2009

Most of the tests specified in standard TS 34.121 [1] for 3GPP Rel-6 can be performed with R&S®CMU200. This document provides a step by step guide on how to perform Rel-6 measurements on transmitter characteristics and performance tests according to TS 34.121 V8.7.0 clauses 5 and 10 with stand-alone R&S®CMU200. Test cases that require additional instruments, e.g. fading generator (R&S®SMU200A or R&S®AMU200A) will be discussed in brief in this application note with recommended reference. A set of *.sav files based on R&S®CMU200 firmware V5.03 for UE supporting operating band I and power class 3 in RMC 12.2 kbps + HSPA is attached to this application note.

1CM73_1E.pdf

Application Note


07.10.20093 MB
1CM73 R6_V511

CMU SAV file 1CM73


07.10.200947 kB
1MA149: VoIP Measurements for WiMAX1MA149: VoIP Measurements for WiMAX23.09.2009

This application note describes the necessary steps and configuration to perform VoIP speech and audio quality measurements of a WiMAX data module.

1MA149_0e_VoIP_meas_for_WiMAX.pdf

Application Note - English Version


22.09.20090e751 kB
UPV_AUDIO_UPDATE_4_FMR6.exe

Update for UPVs with FMR6 PC.


23.09.20091.03 MB
7EB02: Upgrade to ATSC Mobile DTV7EB02: Upgrade to ATSC Mobile DTV22.09.2009

This application note illustrates the upgrade from the available wireless TV standard ATSC to its expansion ATSC Mobile DTV described in the new standard A/153 (ATSCM/H), in which Rohde & Schwarz has played a major development role. An upgrade package makes it possible to efficiently extend existing ATSC infrastructures for ATSC Mobile DTV services. A central component of the ATSC Mobile DTV equipment is the R&S®AEM100 multiplexer. Together with the R&S®AVE264 H.264 Encoders, digital TV exciter (R&S®SX800) and Transmitters, it forms a complete ATSCM/H system.

7EB02_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


22.09.20090E837 kB
1MA150: Cell search and cell selection in UMTS LTE1MA150: Cell search and cell selection in UMTS LTE17.09.2009

This application note explains the fundamentals of the cell search and cell selection and reselection procedures required for both modes of UMTS Long Term Evolution: FDD and TDD. It describes how to generate and analyze the required signals using Rohde & Schwarz test and measurement solutions. The application note also shows how to perform interoperability tests and terminal conformance tests according to the baseline of the 3GPP specifications for protocol conformance and Radio Resource Management (RRM).

1MA150_0E_cell_search/selection_in_LTE.pdf

Application Note - English version


17.09.20094 MB
1MA109: CDMA2000® Base Station Tests With the R&S®SMU200A Vector Signal Generator and Rohde & Schwarz Spectrum Analyzers1MA109: CDMA2000® Base Station Tests With the R&S®SMU200A Vector Signal Generator and Rohde & Schwarz Spectrum Analyzers15.09.2009

This Application Note describes measurements compliant with the CDMA2000® base station standard described in 3GPP2 C.S0010-C v2.0 / TIA/EIA-97-F-1. The primary focus is on solutions for generating and analyzing CDMA2000 signals. The special characteristics that make the selected signal generators and signal analyzers highly suitable for this purpose are detailed, and remote control programming is demonstrated by means of a free-of-charge program.

1MA109_1e_CDMA2000_bs_tests.pdf

Application Note - English version


15.09.200912 MB
Setup_1MA109.zip

Setupfile 1MA109


14.09.20091533 kB
1MA112: 1xEV-DO – Test Solutions1MA112: 1xEV-DO – Test Solutions14.09.2009

This application note provides a summary of the current test solutions available with Rohde & Schwarz equipment. The opportunities provided by the individual devices are presented briefly and a demonstration using a spectrum analyzer and a vector signal generator is described.

1MA112_1e_1xEV-DO_test_solutions.pdf

Application Note - English version


14.09.20091745 kB
1MA112.zip

example files


16.05.20072 MB
1MA108: Bluetooth® Basics at a Glance1MA108: Bluetooth® Basics at a Glance14.09.2009

This Application Note provides a brief look at the most important parameters and terms in Bluetooth®. It also covers new developments such as Enhanced Data Rate ( version 2.0+EDR ).

1MA108_1e_bluetooth_basics_at_a_glance.pdf

Application Note - English version


14.09.20091304 kB
1MA111: UMTS Long Term Evolution (LTE) Technology Introduction1MA111: UMTS Long Term Evolution (LTE) Technology Introduction14.09.2009

Even with the introduction of HSDPA and HSUPA, evolution of UMTS has not reached its end. To ensure the competitiveness of UMTS for the next 10 years and beyond, UMTS Long Term Evolution (LTE) is being specified in 3GPP release 8. LTE, which is also known as Evolved UTRA and Evolved UTRAN, provides new physical layer concepts and protocol architecture for UMTS. This application note introduces LTE technology and testing aspects.

1MA111_4E_LTE_technology_introduction.pdf

Application Note - English version


23.10.20124e10 MB
1MA53: Out of Band Spurious Measurements for Bluetooth Modules1MA53: Out of Band Spurious Measurements for Bluetooth Modules28.08.2009

This application notes describes the out of band spurious emission measurement for Bluetooth Modules as defined in the RF Test specification for Bluetooth V0.9. It includes a program demonstrating conducted measurements performed remotely using a spectrum analyser FSIQ, FSP, FSU or FSQ.

1MA53_4e_BtObs.pdf

Application Note - English version


28.08.20094e382 kB
BtObs_1.6.8.exe

Installation file Windows XP/Vista


28.08.20091.6.89 MB
1MA60: GSM/GPRS/Edge Receiver Tests Under Fading Conditions with CMU and SMIQ/ABFS1MA60: GSM/GPRS/Edge Receiver Tests Under Fading Conditions with CMU and SMIQ/ABFS28.08.2009

This application note describes how to generate GSM signals for wide ranging receiver tests under fading conditions for GSM/GPRS/Edge. The test setup requires an R&S Radio Communication Tester CMU with IQ-IF interface option CMU-B17 and an R&S vector signal generator SMIQ or baseband fading simulator ABFS for generating GSM. The GSMFadLevCor program included with this application note performs a semi automatic level correction of the power fed to the Device Under Test (DUT).

1MA60_8e_GSM/GPRS/Edge_receiver_tests.pdf

Application Note - English version


28.08.20098e530 kB
GSMFadLevCor_1.6.8.exe

Installation File for Windows


28.08.20091.6.89 MB
1GP76: Generation of Vector Signals at Microwave Frequencies1GP76: Generation of Vector Signals at Microwave Frequencies28.07.2009

Vector signals at microwave frequencies can easily be generated by the direct upconversion of I/Q baseband signals. A versatile and cost-efficient solution consists of an R&S®SMF100A microwave signal generator combined with a baseband source (e.g. the R&S®AFQ100A) and an external I/Q mixer. This application note describes how to perform the frequency upconversion.

1GP76_1E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


28.07.200913 MB
IQLevelCalculator_V1.0.0.exe

Installation File for 32-bit operating systems


28.07.20094 MB
1SP56: Guideline for Scanner-based Drive Tests1SP56: Guideline for Scanner-based Drive Tests28.07.2009

This guideline gives the customers of Rohde & Schwarz an insight into using Drive Test Scanners compared with test mobiles. It shows the main benefits and features of scanners, and emphasizes the advantages of the Rohde & Schwarz Drive Test Scanners TSML, TSMU and TSMQ.

1SP56_10e.pdf

Application Note - english version


16.02.20092 MB
1SP56_10e.pdf

Application Note - english version


28.07.20092 MB
RCS0812-0065: Generation of Test Signals acc. ISO 14708 for Testing of Cardiac PacemakersRCS0812-0065: Generation of Test Signals acc. ISO 14708 for Testing of Cardiac Pacemakers15.07.2009

This application note describes how to generate test signals with Rohde & Schwarz signal generators of the R&S® SMx family (R&S®SMA100A, R&S®SMF100A, R&S®SML, R&S®SMT, and R&S®SMIQ) to perform interference testing on implantable medical devices using a small application software.

RCS0812-0065V2.0

Application Note - English Version


15.07.2009411 kB
ImplantRadiation.pdb
English
15.07.2009282 kB
ImplantRadiation.exe

Application Software


15.07.200961 kB
1MA51: DVB-T - Bursted Noise Signal Generation1MA51: DVB-T - Bursted Noise Signal Generation08.07.2009

DVB-T Bursted Noise is a tool for generation of DVB-T compatible noise signals. The IQ data can tranferred to WinIQSIM™ / WinIQSIM2™ for further processing and transmission to an AMU, AFQ, AMIQ, SMU, SMIQ.

1MA51_4e_DvbtBn.pdf

Application Note - English version


08.07.20094e416 kB
DvbtBn_1.3.6.exe

Installation File for Windows


08.07.20091.3.69 MB
1MA142: Introduction to MIMO1MA142: Introduction to MIMO02.07.2009

Modern radio communication systems have to provide higher and higher data rates. As conventional methods like using more bandwidth or higher order modulation types are limited, new methods of using the transmission channel have to be used. Multiple antenna systems (Multiple Input, Multiple Output – MIMO) gives a significant enhancement to data rate and channel capacity. This application note gives an introduction to basic MIMO concepts and terminology and explains how MIMO is implemented in different radio communications standards.

1MA142_0e_introduction_to_MIMO.pdf

Application Note


02.07.2009537 kB
1CM74: CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO Rel. B Non-Signaling Testing1CM74: CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO Rel. B Non-Signaling Testing29.06.2009

This R&S® CMU200 1xEV-DO Release B non-signaling testing application provides the means to allow users to perform RF measurements on a 1xEV-DO Rel. B access terminal in a mode that does not require any signaling. This allows the calibration and final tests of a Rel. B AT, according to the minimum performance standards with the R&S® CMU200.

1CM74_2e.pdf

Application Note - English version


29.06.20092400 kB
1MA147: Using the Digital Baseband Interface R&S®EX-IQBox with R&S®Signal Analyzers and Agilent® ADS® Software1MA147: Using the Digital Baseband Interface R&S®EX-IQBox with R&S®Signal Analyzers and Agilent® ADS® Software26.06.2009

Your measurement task: To analyze an RF module via its digital interface. This Application Note explains how. As interfaces between the baseband and the RF modules of mobile radio base stations and terminals are increasingly digital, instruments for testing such modules need digital baseband interfaces as well. The R&S®EX-IQ-Box is a digital interface adapter that provides digital baseband I/O for Rohde & Schwarz signal generators and signal analyzers. An R&S signal analyzer with digital baseband interface R&S®FSQ-B17 can analyze digital baseband components input from the R&S®EX-IQ-Box. Data collected with a test-setup consisting of an R&S signal analyzer and the digital interface adapter R&S®EX-IQ-Box can be used in an Agilent ADS environment. For details of how to input the results to ADS, see Application Note 1MA72: 'Using R&S® Instruments within Agilent®ADS®Software'

1MA147_3e_digital_baseband_interface_EX-IQBox.pdf

Application Note - English version


26.06.20093e343 kB
1GP64: Converting Existing Waveform Files from R&S®AMIQ or Binary into R&S®SMU200A or R&S®AFQ100A Format1GP64: Converting Existing Waveform Files from R&S®AMIQ or Binary into R&S®SMU200A or R&S®AFQ100A Format18.06.2009

This application note describes how to use the Rohde & Schwarz software tool ‘RsBatchConvert.exe’ for the conversion of binary data or WinIQSIM generated AMIQ waveforms into the new waveform format. The tool not only rescales I/Q data contained in the file but also changes the K-option requirement from WinIQSIM Kxx to the new WinIQSIM2 K2xx options. Thus, new instruments with installed K2xx options may be used to continue using existing waveform files.

1GP64_4E.pdf

Application Note - English version


18.06.20091.62 MB
RsBatchConvert_1.6.0.zip

Installation File for 32-bit operating systems


18.06.20091.6.099 kB
1GA48: Measurement of Maximum Sound Pressure Level of Headphones according to EN503321GA48: Measurement of Maximum Sound Pressure Level of Headphones according to EN5033217.06.2009

This application note explains how to use the Audio Analyzer R&S UPV for measurements of maximum sound pressure level of headphones according to EN50332. It is possible to measure a combination of music player / FM receiver and headphones, the maximum output voltage of a player / FM receiver alone or the wideband characteristic voltage of headphones alone. An application program is available for download as installer file and as VB.NET project.

1GA48_files.zip

Setups and program simulating noise


17.06.20091.1.16 MB
1GA48_Inst_102.msi

Installer file for application program, option UPV-K1 required


17.06.20091.0.25 MB
1GA48_VB2003.zip

Project files for Visual Basic 2003, option UPV-K1 required


17.06.20091.0.010 MB
1GA48_VB2005.zip

Project files for Visual Basic 2005, option UPV-K1 required


17.06.20091.0.010 MB
1GA48_2e.pdf

Application note - English version


17.06.20092e246 kB
1MA100: Interchangeable Port Connector System, Test Port Adapter System1MA100: Interchangeable Port Connector System, Test Port Adapter System05.06.2009

A Test Port Adapter System is implemented for all Rohde & Schwarz equipment, which operates above 26 GHz in order to protect the RF front-end from mechanical damage. The Test Port Adapter System consists of an RF front-end interface called the Test Port Adapter Body, and the Test Port Adapter Head which is attached to the Body. The Head provides an interface to a cable or device under test. This Application Note identifies the various types of Test Port Adapters, their parameters, compatibilities and usages.

1MA100_3e_port_conn_ sys_test_port_adapter_sys.pdf

Application Note - English version


05.06.20093e441 kB
1EF64: Noise Figure Measurement in the 60 GHz Frequency Range1EF64: Noise Figure Measurement in the 60 GHz Frequency Range12.05.2009

This application note describes how noise figure and gain of amplifiers or converters in the microwave range from 50 GHz to 67 GHz are measured. For this purpose the R&S FSU67 spectrum analyzer is equipped with application firmware R&S FS-K30 in combination with the Noisecom NC5115-60G, or NC5115-60GT Noise Figure Test Set.

1EF64_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


12.05.20092340 kB
1EZ59: S-Parameters of a 50 to 75 Ohm impedance matching device using R&S®ZVx VNA1EZ59: S-Parameters of a 50 to 75 Ohm impedance matching device using R&S®ZVx VNA06.05.2009

This document describes how the advanced calibration techniques of the ZVA Vector Network Analyzers can solve the challenges of measuring the S-Parameters on impedance matching devices. The document describes the concept and setup required to perform the calibration of the ZVA and making the measurement. The procedure described in this application note applies to the ZVB and ZVT Vector Network Analyzers as well.

S-parameters of a 50 to 75 Ohm device with R&S ZVx network analyzers

Describes 50 to 75 Ohm calibration, impedance matching


06.05.2009614 kB
1EZ58: R&S®ZVA & R&S®ZVT NWA: Mixer Measurements with R&S®ZVA-K41EZ58: R&S®ZVA & R&S®ZVT NWA: Mixer Measurements with R&S®ZVA-K406.05.2009

This document describes the typical measurements performed on mixers and how they can be implemented on the ZVA Vector Network Analyzer with the ZVA-K4 Frequency Conversion option. The document describes the concept and setups required to perform Conversion Loss, Isolation, Intermodulation and Reflection measurements.

Mixer Measurements with ZVA-K4

Scalar mixer measurements, from conversion loss to intermodulation, incl power calibration.


06.05.20091 MB
1CM71: Operating Guide for WCDMA Test Setup according to 3GPP TS34.1211CM71: Operating Guide for WCDMA Test Setup according to 3GPP TS34.12115.04.2009

Most of the tests specified in standard TS 34.121 for 3GPP Rel-99 can be performed with R&S®CMU200. This document provides a step by step guide on how to perform Rel-99 measurements on transmitter/receiver characteristics, and performance tests according to TS 34.121 V8.4.0 clauses 5, 6 and 7 with standalone R&S®CMU200. Test cases that require additional instuments e.g. fading simulator (R&S®SMU200A or R&S®AMU200A) or spectrum analyzer (R&S®FSQ) will be discussed in brief in this application note with recommended reference. A set of *.sav files based on R&SCMU200 firmware V5.02 for UE supporting band I with power class 3 in RMC 12.2 kbps downlink/uplink is attached to this application note.

1CM71_1e.pdf

Application Note - English version


15.04.20092e3 MB
R99_V522A
English
07.01.2014522A56 kB
1GA49: Psychoacoustic Audio Quality Measurements Using R&S®UPV Audio Analyzer1GA49: Psychoacoustic Audio Quality Measurements Using R&S®UPV Audio Analyzer03.04.2009

This application note gives background information about the psychoacoustic measurements PESQ® (Perceptual Evaluation of Speech Quality) and PEAQ® (Perceptual Evaluation of Audio Quality). It also describes how to perform these measurements using the Rohde & Schwarz Audio Analyzer.

1GA49_0E

Application Note - English Version


03.04.20091.0688 kB
1MA144: How to Run WCDMA BER/ BLER Tests Using R&S Vector Signal Generators1MA144: How to Run WCDMA BER/ BLER Tests Using R&S Vector Signal Generators06.03.2009

This application note shows how to run 3GPP WCDMA BER and BLER tests according to standard TS 25.141 with the Vector Signal Generators R&S®SMBV100A, R&S®SMJ100A, or R&S®SMU200A. The description of hardware test setup is followed by detailed instructions on how to configure the R&S® generators and how to run a BER or BLER test step by step. Remote control commands for the generators are included, to simplify integrating the BER/BLER tests into your proprietary test suite.

1MA144_4e_howto_run_WCDMA_BER/ BLER_tests.pdf

Application Note - English version


06.03.200904573 kB
1GP74: Test of DME/TACAN Transponders1GP74: Test of DME/TACAN Transponders26.02.2009

This Application Note describes the operating principle of DME (Distance Measurement Equipment) that is used for distance measurement in aviation. It also describes various test scenarios for the maintenance of a DME transponder. These tests require an R&S®SMA100A signal generator with R&S®SMA-K26 DME modulation option, and an R&S®NRP-Z81 wideband power sensor.

Test of DME/TACAN Transponders

Application Note - English Version


26.02.200922 MB
1EF68: Phase Noise Measurement up to 50 GHz with High Dynamic Range1EF68: Phase Noise Measurement up to 50 GHz with High Dynamic Range18.02.2009

This application note describes how to configure the signal source analyzer R&S FSUP for highest dynamic range phase noise measurement in the microwave frequency range up to 50 GHz. It compares performance in terms of phase noise sensitivity using an additional internal down converter versus an external down converter or a frequency divider. Both methods are described and differences are shown.

1EF68_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


18.02.20091302 kB
1MA141: RF Transient Analysis Software1MA141: RF Transient Analysis Software16.02.2009

This application note describes a software application that can be utilized in conjunction with Rohde&Schwarz Signal- and Spectrum Analyzers and Signal Source Analyzers to capture and analyze transient signals. The software application takes advantage of the instrument’s IQ memory buffer of up to 705 Msamples to capture and analyze IQ signals in the time domain and / or frequency domain. This is useful for measuring lock time, analyzing radar pulses, finding spurious transients, and other measurements similar in nature to these. This application can be used with R&S®Signal Source Analyzer FSUP and R&S®Signal and Spectrum Analyzers FSQ, FSU, FSG, FSV.

1MA141_0e_RF_transient_analysis_software.pdf

Application Note - English version


16.02.20092 MB
Complete Installer

Installation file for windows


16.02.2009107 MB
1EF69: Time Domain Oscillator Stability Measurement - Allan variance1EF69: Time Domain Oscillator Stability Measurement - Allan variance11.02.2009

This application note gives a short summary on the Allan variance as a measure of frequency stability and an example on how to calculate it, with measurement results from R&S spectrum analyzers. A software program to sample data from R&S spectrum analyzers and calculate the Allan variance is available.

1EF69_E1.pdf

Application Note - English Version


11.02.2009872 kB
AlaVarTool.exe

Allan variance program (sample data and calculate Allan variance)


11.02.20093 MB
1SP52: Voice Quality Measurements with R&S®ROMES SQA1SP52: Voice Quality Measurements with R&S®ROMES SQA10.02.2009

This document introduces Voice Quality Measurements and describes the configuration of the R&S ROMES Software as well as the R&S ROMES Speech Server. It gives advice and offers interpretations of the measurement data.

1SP52_1e.pdf

Application Note - English version


10.02.20091e2 MB
1EF61: Using the Equalizer Filter in the VSA Application Firmware for R&S Spectrum Analyzer and Signal Analyzer1EF61: Using the Equalizer Filter in the VSA Application Firmware for R&S Spectrum Analyzer and Signal Analyzer06.02.2009

The R&S spectrum analyzers and signal analyzers offer an additional equalizer filter in the Vector Signal Analysis Application Firmware R&S FSQ-K70/FSx-B73, which is a powerful tool for measurement and analysis of vector-modulated signals. This application note describes the functionality of the equalizer filter and how to set the filter parameter manually in an accurate and fast way.

1EF61_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


06.02.20091212 kB
1EE22: Click Rate Analyzer for EMI Test Receivers R&S®ESU, R&S®ESR and R&S®ESCI1EE22: Click Rate Analyzer for EMI Test Receivers R&S®ESU, R&S®ESR and R&S®ESCI22.01.2009

This application note provides a description of the Rohde & Schwarz Click Rate Analyzer software. In conjunction with the R&S ESCI and R&S ESU EMI Test Receivers from Rohde & Schwarz, this software performs click rate analysis in accordance with CISPR 16-1 and EN 55014. It features realtime graphic display of the max. peak and quasi-peak values. After the measurement, a test report can be displayed and printed.

1EE22_5e.pdf

Application Note - English version


01.03.20135314 kB
ClickRateAnalyzer.exe

Installation Files - English version


01.03.20101.83 MB
1GP67: Phase Adjustment of Two MIMO Signal Sources with Option B901GP67: Phase Adjustment of Two MIMO Signal Sources with Option B9021.01.2009

This Application Note is intended for anyone who needs to adjust RF phases of two or more signal generator outputs. Specifically, it explains how to achieve optimal results using the PhaseTracker PC software (which can be downloaded from the same website) for controlling R&S®SMATE200A, R&S®SMU200A, R&S®SMJ100A and R&S®SMBV100A fitted with option B90 and a spectrum analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz.

1GP67_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


21.01.200912 MB
PhaseTracker_V1.42.exe

Installation File for 32-bit operating systems


21.01.20091.42799 kB
1EF67: Remote Monitoring and Control of the R&S®FSV with a Web Browser1EF67: Remote Monitoring and Control of the R&S®FSV with a Web Browser15.01.2009

This application note describes remote operation or monitoring of the signal and spectrum analyzers R&S® FSV3, R&S® FSV7, R&S® FSV13, R&S® FSV30 through a standard web browser. The common cross-platform technology Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is used as a server on the instrument.

1EF67_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


15.01.20091498 kB
1MA135: Path Compensation for MS Fading Tests1MA135: Path Compensation for MS Fading Tests09.01.2009

As well as static tests, modern mobile communication standards also stipulate measurements under fading conditions, sometimes with additional white gaussian noise AWGN. Rohde & Schwarz supports these tests with the combination of the R&S®CMU200 Radio Communication Tester and the R&S®SMU200A or R&S®AMU200A Vector / Baseband Signal Generator and Fading Simulator. Applying fading and noise always raises the crest factor of a signal considerably. Thus, automatic path attenuation inside the R&S® baseband fader prevents the new signal peaks from being clipped at I/Q full scale. Any additional attenuation in the baseband, however, makes the RF output fall below its intended level. This application note shows how to achieve an accurate RF output level by compensating for the I/Q attenuation - without modifying the test setup or using additional instruments.

1MA135_1e_path_compensation.pdf

Application Note - English version


09.01.200914 MB
1EF66: Remote Monitoring and Control of the R&S®FSL with a Web Browser1EF66: Remote Monitoring and Control of the R&S®FSL with a Web Browser07.01.2009

This application notes describes remote operation or monitoring of the spectrum analyzers R&S® FSL3, R&S® FSL6, R&S® FSL18 through a standard web browser. The common cross-platform technology Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is used as a server on the instrument.

1EF66_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


07.01.20091492 kB
1MA138: RF chipset verification for UMTS LTE (FDD) with R&S®SMU200A and R&S®FSQ1MA138: RF chipset verification for UMTS LTE (FDD) with R&S®SMU200A and R&S®FSQ19.12.2008

This application note describes how to verify and validate a LTE (FDD) RF chipset using R&S® SMU200A vector signal generator, R&S® FSQ signal analyzer and R&S® EX-IQ Box. The related signal generation as well as signal analysis is described

1MA138_0e_RF_chipset_verification_for_LTE.pdf

Application Note - English version


19.12.20083 MB
1GP65: Upconverting Modulated Signals to Microwave with an External Mixer and the R&S®SMF100A Microwave Signal Generator1GP65: Upconverting Modulated Signals to Microwave with an External Mixer and the R&S®SMF100A Microwave Signal Generator18.12.2008

A vector-modulated microwave signal can be generated by mixing an I/Q-modulated signal with a microwave carrier. This Application Note describes the frequency upconversion using a standard passive mixer. The basics of mixer operation are introduced and the conversion process is demonstrated in detail with a test setup and corresponding measurements. The mixer selection guide will make it easier to choose a proper mixer for individual applications.

1GP65_0E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


18.12.20084 MB
1MA130: Measurements on 3GPP UE's according to TS34.121 with R&S®CMUgo: Tests with combined Instruments1MA130: Measurements on 3GPP UE's according to TS34.121 with R&S®CMUgo: Tests with combined Instruments09.12.2008

Most of the tests specified in standard TS 34.121 that 3GPP WCDMA user equipment (UE) has to fulfill can be performed solely by the Universal Radio Communication Tester CMU200 universal radio communication tester. Other tests, however, require additional instruments for generating one or more interfering signals, for fading setup or for high dynamic spectrum analysis. This application note shows how easy it is to perform these tests with the remote-control software CMUgo, using the CMU200 in combination with R&S signal generators and R&S spectrum analyzers.

1MA130_0e_measurements_on_3GPP_UEs.pdf

Application Note - English version


28.10.20087 MB
1MA130_SEQ

Seq Files for CMUgo


12.03.200920 kB
7BM74: Reproducible Quality Analysis of Deinterlacing and Motion Portrayal for Digital TV Displays7BM74: Reproducible Quality Analysis of Deinterlacing and Motion Portrayal for Digital TV Displays01.12.2008

The specialized R&S®MULTI-MOTION test sequences offered by the R&S®DVSG Digital Video Signal Generator permit a reproducible quality analysis of deinterlacing and motion portrayal for digital television (TV) displays. This makes it possible to study all potential degradations resulting from the progressive conversion separately. It also allows the various motion artefacts resulting from liquid crystal (LCD), plasma (PDP), and digital micromirror (DMD) technologies to be quantified. This application note explains how to draw specific conclusions from the sequence output on the test display.

7BM74_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


01.12.20080E8 MB
1SP55: TSMW Digital I/Q Interface Option K11SP55: TSMW Digital I/Q Interface Option K128.11.2008

This application note describes how to perform user specific RF measurements in block and continuous streaming mode using the R&S®TSMW and the R&S®TSMW-K1 option. The R&S®TSMW is a universal Radio Network Analyzer for IQ streaming and drive testing of mobile communication networks.

TSMW Digital I/Q Interface Option K1

Application Note - English Version


28.11.200810e470 kB
7BM73: Converting MediaFLO™ Waveform Files to R&S®SFU / SFE / SFE100 ARB Format Using IQWIZARD/WinIQSIM™ for R&S®SFx-K35 ARB7BM73: Converting MediaFLO™ Waveform Files to R&S®SFU / SFE / SFE100 ARB Format Using IQWIZARD/WinIQSIM™ for R&S®SFx-K35 ARB10.11.2008

This application note introduces the methods to convert MediaFLO™ waveform files to ARB format to be used with R&S® Broadcast Signal Generators SFx-K35 ARB Generator. R&S® IQWIZARD and WinIQSIM™ software are used, providing a quick and simple file conversion method.

7BM73_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


10.11.20080E1 MB
1EF65: Measurement on generic OFDM Signals1EF65: Measurement on generic OFDM Signals17.10.2008

This application note illustrates the operation of the OFDM measurement software R&S FSQ-K96. It describes applications, setup, features, settings and results. Further it concentrates on generating the configuration file for R&S FSQ-K96, the appropriate IQ data files for Signal Analyzer R&S FSQ and waveform files for R&S Signal Generators. With this description the user obtains a complete R&S test solution for signal generation and analysis of generic OFDM signals.

1EF65.pdf

Application Note - English Version


17.10.2008499 kB
1MA133: Convert NMEA 0183 to waypoint files for R&S®SMU200A1MA133: Convert NMEA 0183 to waypoint files for R&S®SMU200A26.09.2008

This application note describes how to convert GPS routes from NMEA 0183 file format to waypoint files that can be used by the R&S®SMU200A Vector Signal Generator.

GPS_Route_Converter.exe

Executable file for Windows (Win2k, XP, Vista)


26.09.20082 MB
1MA133_0E_GPS_route_converter.pdf

Application Note - English version


25.09.2008211 kB
1MA131: Calibration and Verification of GCT Wave 2 WiMAX chipsets1MA131: Calibration and Verification of GCT Wave 2 WiMAX chipsets04.07.2008

Rohde & Schwarz offers complete non signalling & signalling based Production Test Solutions for WiMAX Chipsets: From “single box” test solutions, using the R&S® CMW270 WiMAX Communication Tester, to traditional multi-instrument setups, using the R&S® SMJ100A Signal Generator together with the R&S® FSL Spectrum Analyser, Rohde&Schwarz provides a time and cost effective test solution. The implementation of chipset specific Auto Test Software enables automatic Rx/Tx measurements and the realisation of a fast calibration routine.

1MA131_1e_calibration of_GCT_WiMAX chipsets.pdf
English
04.07.2008012 MB
1MA54: UTRA-FDD Receiver Tests Under Fading Conditions with CMU and ABFS1MA54: UTRA-FDD Receiver Tests Under Fading Conditions with CMU and ABFS25.06.2008

This application note describes how to connect a communication tester CMU200 with B-17 (IQ-IF interface option) to a ABFS fading simulator with B-49 dynamic fading option (3GPP) for generating signals under fading conditions. An additional program performs a semi automatic level correction of power fed to the user equipment.

1MA54_03e_UtraFddFadCal.pdf

Application Note - English version


10.03.200503e869 kB
UtraFddFadCal_1.3.2.exe

Installation File for Windows


25.06.20081.3.28 MB
1GP71: Remote Emulation Modes with R&S Signal Generators1GP71: Remote Emulation Modes with R&S Signal Generators24.06.2008

Signal generators are often used in automated test environment applications. The replacement of those instruments, e.g., due to malfunction or standard replacement procedures requires special care to be taken in consideration. Replacement of those instruments requires compabitiblity between the replacement and the replaced device in at least the electrical and remote-control features. This application note describes in detail how to use the emulation modes of the R&S® series SMA100A, SMB100A, SMF100A signal generators.

1GP71_0E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


24.06.20081746 kB
1MA128: Calibration and Verification of SEQUANS Wave 2 WiMAX chipsets1MA128: Calibration and Verification of SEQUANS Wave 2 WiMAX chipsets11.06.2008

Rohde & Schwarz offers complete non signalling & signalling based Production Test Solutions for WiMAX Chipsets: From “single box” test solutions, using the R&S® CMW270 WiMAX Communication Tester, to traditional multi-instrument setups, using the R&S® SMJ100A Signal Generator together with the R&S® FSL Spectrum Analyser, Rohde & Schwarz provides a time and cost effective test solution. The implementation of chipset specific Auto Test Software enables automatic Rx/Tx measurements and the realisation of a fast calibration routine.

1MA128_4e_calibration of_SEQUANS_WiMAX chipsets.pdf
English
11.06.2008041 MB
1MA129: EDGE Evolution Technology Introduction1MA129: EDGE Evolution Technology Introduction02.04.2008

GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) and EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution) provide data capabilities in widely deployed 2G networks reaching peak and average data rates of 384kpbs and 200kbps, respectively. Within 3GPP Release 7, further improvements to GPRS/EDGE have been specified in the context of EDGE evolution. This application note introduces key features of EDGE evolution and outlines the changes to the radio interface.

EDGE Evolution Technology Introduction

Application Note - English Version


02.04.20081409 kB
7BM72: VSWR Measurement in 75 Ω Systems - using the R&S®FSH3-TV TV Analyzer7BM72: VSWR Measurement in 75 Ω Systems - using the R&S®FSH3-TV TV Analyzer01.03.2008

The voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) is one of the parameters in RF systems that measures the impedance mismatch. Under ideal conditions, when the load is perfectly matched to the source, the VSWR will be 1. A mismatch in the system causes reflections that will increase the VSWR and lead to losses in transmission. Although most RF components are typically designed and specified with a characteristic impedance of 50 Ω , applications and system components for cable television are designed and specified with a characteristic impedance of 75 Ω . This application note describes the measurement procedure for VSWR measurements in 75 Ω systems using the R&S®FSH3-TV handheld TV analyzer.

7BM72_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


01.03.20080E1 MB
RSI05: Balanced Reflection Measurement with R&S®ZVLRSI05: Balanced Reflection Measurement with R&S®ZVL14.02.2008

This application note describes how to measure balanced reflection mixed mode S-Parameters with a 2-port Network Analyzer like R&S® ZVL. The application note directly transfers S-Parameter Trace Data from R&S® Network Analyzers to Microsoft™ Excel™ using a direct connection like GPIB or LAN and does the mode conversion to Mixed Mode inside Excel™ with a VBA Macro.

RSI05 Excel Tool

Excel Tool


14.02.2008451 kB
RSI05_0e.pdf

Application Note - English version


24.01.20080e517 kB
RCS0704-0032: Tests of Audio Amplifiers in Accordance with Standard IEC 60268-3RCS0704-0032: Tests of Audio Amplifiers in Accordance with Standard IEC 60268-313.02.2008

This application note describes how to test audio amplifier audio characteristic using the audio analyzer R&S® UPV in accordance with standard IEC 60268-3. The test items include gain, frequency response, harmonic distortion, modulation distortion, difference-tone intermodulation, dynamic intermodulation distortion, noise and cross-talk. The test items are explained and the test steps are described in detail.

Tests of Audio Amplifiers in Accordance with Standard IEC 60268-3

Collection of setups for R&S audio analyzer UPV


13.02.20081.01 MB
Tests of Audio Amplifiers in Accordance with Standard IEC 60268-3

Application Note


13.02.20081.02 MB
1MA124: Tackling the Challenges of Pulsed Signal Measurements1MA124: Tackling the Challenges of Pulsed Signal Measurements18.01.2008

This Application Note describes characterization of devices used in radar systems with pulsed signals. The emphasis is on measurements using vector network analyzers (VNAs), signal generators, vector signal generators and spectrum analyzers.

1MA124_0e_ tack_the_challenges_of_pulsed_signal_meas.pdf

Application Note English version


18.01.20080e812 kB
1SP801: Creating LabVIEW Drivers for the R&S CompactTSVP by Using GTSL Shared Library Import1SP801: Creating LabVIEW Drivers for the R&S CompactTSVP by Using GTSL Shared Library Import28.12.2007

This application note describes the procedure used to create LabVIEW driver libraries by importing *.DLL files from the GTSL (Generic Test Software Library) development framework for the R&S CompactTSVP. This common recipe allows all upcoming versions of the GTSL to be imported as well, for seamless deployment of R&S CompactTSVP modules.

1SP801_3E

Application Note Creating LabVIEW Drivers for the R&S CompactTSVP


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1SP805: Deployment of LabVIEW Drivers for the R&S®CompactTSVP1SP805: Deployment of LabVIEW Drivers for the R&S®CompactTSVP28.12.2007

This application note describes the procedure used to install and deploy the LabVIEW driver libraries for the R&S CompactTSVP. All available wrapper VIs of *.DLL files from the R&S GTSL (Generic Test Software Library) development framework are now conveniently accessible via the LabVIEW menu item 'user.lib'. This common recipe also allows all upcoming versions of the R&S GTSL to be deployed, for safe and seamless updating of future R&S GTSL enhancements.

1SP805_2E

Deployment of LabVIEW Drivers for the R&S CompactTSVP


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1CM63: Migration to Visual Studio .NET 2005 of proprietary Test Cases1CM63: Migration to Visual Studio .NET 2005 of proprietary Test Cases28.11.2007

Due to the fact that Microsoft does not maintain the Visual Studio .NET 2003 anymore Rohde & Schwarz has to use the successor compiler product Visual Studio .NET 2005 for building the test case packages. All CRTU-G customers having proprietary test case packages, developed based on Visual Studio .NET 2003, can migrate them to Visual Studio .NET 2005. This is required when the proprietary test case packages are going to be enhanced on a platform with installed Visual Studio .NET 2005.

1CM63_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1CM63_2E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1CM63_5E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1CM63_3E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1CM63_4E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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7BM61: Creating Test Scenarios in Accordance with IEC 62002 Ed. 2.0 (MBRAI) Using the R&S®SFU7BM61: Creating Test Scenarios in Accordance with IEC 62002 Ed. 2.0 (MBRAI) Using the R&S®SFU28.11.2007

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) created the MBRAI specifications, which call for strict conformance tests that ensure the proper functionality of mobile receiver terminals for DVB-T/H transmissions. MBRAI is a common abbreviation of the IEC 62002 standard and stands for “mobile and portable DVB-T/H radio access interface”. This Application Note describes how the Broadcast Test System R&S®SFU provides all functions to generate MBRAI-compliant test signals. Only two special measurements require additional sources. For this purpose, the Test Transmitter R&S®SFE100 is used.

7BM61_3E.pdf

Application Note


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1CM68: FTP Automation Guide with WCDMA Protocol Tester R&S®CRTU-W1CM68: FTP Automation Guide with WCDMA Protocol Tester R&S®CRTU-W22.11.2007

This application note shows how to operate the Automation Manager tool in the R&S® CRTU-W to perform an automated FTP operation during a test scenario.

1CM68_01.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1CM33: CDMA2000® 1xRTT / 1xEV-DO Measurement of time relationship between CDMA RF signal and PP2S clock1CM33: CDMA2000® 1xRTT / 1xEV-DO Measurement of time relationship between CDMA RF signal and PP2S clock09.11.2007

This application explains the setup and procedure to measure the exact time relationship between the CDMA RF signal and even-second clock. The accurate knowledge of this time relationship is e.g. necessary for test setups which require the synchronization of the R&S® CMU200’s CDMA2000 system with a GPS simulator.

1CM33_3e

Application Note - English version


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1CM33 file

zip file


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1MA120: Measuring Electro Magnetic Disturbance During ISO/IEC 14443 Chipcard Data Transmission1MA120: Measuring Electro Magnetic Disturbance During ISO/IEC 14443 Chipcard Data Transmission19.10.2007

The Electromagnetic Disturbance (EMD) emitted by Proximity-Integrated-Circuit-Cards (PICC) is a unwanted form of load modulation. This Application Note describes a method for measuring EMD during data transmission using vector signal analysis

1MA120_1e_meas_electro_magnetic_disturbance.pdf

Application Note - English version


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datafiles.zip

Data File


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7BM70: LabVIEW™ SNMP Programming for the R&S®DVM, R&S®DVQ and R&S®ETX-T Made Easy With the Viodia™ SNMP Toolkit7BM70: LabVIEW™ SNMP Programming for the R&S®DVM, R&S®DVQ and R&S®ETX-T Made Easy With the Viodia™ SNMP Toolkit18.10.2007

In the T&M world, instrument remote control over SNMP (simple network management protocol) lives in the shadow of IEEE/GPIB (general purpose interface bus) based remote control, and only a handful of the T&M equipment available worldwide supports the protocol. It is therefore no surprise that for most T&M engineers familiar with text-based commands over IEEE/GPIB (and lately LAN), the SNMP protocol seems a bit odd and to some even complex at first. The SNMP Toolkit for LabVIEW™ from Viodia™ Inc. can save a considerable amount of development time and furthermore helps programmers to overcome the initial complexities of SNMP programming.

7BM70_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1EZ56: Multiport Millimeter-Wave Measurements Using Converters of the R&S®ZVA Family1EZ56: Multiport Millimeter-Wave Measurements Using Converters of the R&S®ZVA Family09.10.2007

The R&S® ZVA-Z110 converters offered for the R&S® ZVA family enable network analysis in the W band (75 GHz to 110 GHz). In this Application Note, measurements with three or four converters will be discussed. Test configurations for such measurements have so far been implemented only with coaxial connector systems for a frequency range up to approx. 40 GHz. The term 'multiport measurements' was created for this type of measurements.

1EZ56_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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7BM69: R&S®DIRECTV® tool for converting 130-byte-based DIRECTV® streams to ISO 13818-1 (188 bytes) MPEG format for R&S®SFU TRP player7BM69: R&S®DIRECTV® tool for converting 130-byte-based DIRECTV® streams to ISO 13818-1 (188 bytes) MPEG format for R&S®SFU TRP player05.10.2007

DIRECTV®, a digital TV broadcast system, makes use of transport packets with a length of 130 bytes rather than the more common 188 bytes used in MPEG TS streams. The inputs on the R&S® SFU do not accept transport streams in the DIRECTV® format. This Application Note introduces R&S® DIRECTV tool and explains how it can be used to convert existing 130-byte-based DIRECTV® transport stream content to 188-byte-based ISO 13818-1 streams that are compatible with the R&S® SFU SPI input or the internal R&S® SFU TRP player. This tool is intended for Rohde & Schwarz customers who are licensed to operate an R&S® SFU-K9 DIRECTV coder or R&S® SFU-K108 AMC coder.

7BM69_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1CM65: CDMA2000® 1xRTT/1xEV-DO Hybrid Mode Testing1CM65: CDMA2000® 1xRTT/1xEV-DO Hybrid Mode Testing01.10.2007

This application note is intended as a guide to configuring the R&S® CMU200 instrument for CDMA2000 1xEV-DO / 1xRTT Hybrid Mode testing.

1CM65_02.pdf

Application Note - English version


01.10.200712 MB
1EF46: Using MATLAB for Remote Control and Data Capture with R&S Spectrum and Network Analyzers1EF46: Using MATLAB for Remote Control and Data Capture with R&S Spectrum and Network Analyzers24.09.2007

Spectrum and network analyzers are capable of measuring large amounts of data that require complex mathematical processing; MATLAB is a powerful tool for such operations. This application note describes how instruments can be controlled directly from MATLAB scripts and how measurement data can be imported into MATLAB. Only 32-bit MATLAB is supported.

AUTOEXEC.IEC

AMIQ utility file for waveform data load.


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FSU_AMIQ.m

MATLAB script for IQ data acquisition with FSP/FSU and conversion for AMIQ


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1EF46_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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MEXRSIB.DLL

MATLAB extension DLL for remote control via LAN using RSIB


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MEXRSIB.DLL

MATLAB extension DLL for remote control via LAN using RSIB


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MexRsibSample.m

MATLAB example script for remote control via LAN using RSIB


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7BM67: Quality Measurements on Digital and Analog TV Transmitters - Using the R&S ETL7BM67: Quality Measurements on Digital and Analog TV Transmitters - Using the R&S ETL19.09.2007

All types of information transmission, including the 'one-way' transmission used in broadcasting, involve feeding a radio frequency (RF) signal to an antenna. This is the essence of the most basic type of transmitter used to emit electromagnetic waves. In the real world, however, a transmitter used for broadcast applications, for example, is much more complex in terms of its functions and design. The different transmitter components must be carefully coordinated. There are many quality parameters that are critical in ensuring that a proper output signal is delivered. Rohde & Schwarz designed the R&S® ETL TV analyzer especially for broadcasting applications. The analyzer allows the measurement of the quality parameters that are relevant in analog and digital broadcasting. This Application Note describes the typical quality measurements performed during compliance testing of TV transmitters. The approach discussed here is based on the example of Rohde & Schwarz terrestrial transmitters for analog TV and DVB-T/H.

7BM67_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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7BM63: Phase Noise Profile Creator V. 1.2 for the R&S®SFU7BM63: Phase Noise Profile Creator V. 1.2 for the R&S®SFU22.08.2007

This Application Note briefly explains the theoretical background regarding phase noise before describing the phase noise option for the R&S SFU. You will see how the phase noise profile creator application software can be used to generate specific phase noise curves and how to output them with the aid of the R&S SFU.

7BM63_2E.pdf

Application Notes - English Version


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RAC-0611-0025: WiMAX Power Amplifier TestingRAC-0611-0025: WiMAX Power Amplifier Testing03.08.2007

This appication note introduces a program suitable for generating and analyzing WiMAX IEEE 802.16 signals for power amplifier testing. The program allows the user to change the generator settings, to select specific pre-defined test parameters and to analyze the test results. The application note describes the test parameters and the features and capabilities of the program.

WiMAX_DemoMeas_v1.3.zip

Installation File for Windows 2000/XP


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RAC-0611-0025.pdf

Application Note - English version


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Release.txt

Release Notes


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1MA103: Tests of Power Amplifiers for Single-Channel and Multi-Channel TD-SCDMA Base Stations1MA103: Tests of Power Amplifiers for Single-Channel and Multi-Channel TD-SCDMA Base Stations31.07.2007

This Application Note describes how to perform measurements on power amplifiers for TD-SCDMA base stations to specification TS 25.142 using Rohde & Schwarz generators, power meters and signal/spectrum analyzers. The TD-SCDMA application firmware for Rohde & Schwarz generators and analyzers as well as their outstanding performance facilitate efficient and rapid measurements.

1MA103_0e_tests_of_power_amplifiers.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1EF52: Testing Mobile Radio Antenna Systems with the R&S®FSH1EF52: Testing Mobile Radio Antenna Systems with the R&S®FSH21.07.2007

This application note describes the procedures used to measure antenna systems for mobile radio base stations using the Handheld Spectrum Analyzer R&S FSH.

1EF52_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1EF52_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1EF60: Power Measurement and Power Calculation of IEEE 802.16 WiMAX OFDMA signals1EF60: Power Measurement and Power Calculation of IEEE 802.16 WiMAX OFDMA signals11.07.2007

The R&S WiMAX application firmware R&S FSx-K93 calculates several different power parameters. This application note describes the basic power measurements of WiMAX OFDMA signals and gives an overview of the calculation of the different values.

1EF60_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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RAC-0703-0029: Remote Operation of R&S Instruments Using Remote Desktop Connection via LANRAC-0703-0029: Remote Operation of R&S Instruments Using Remote Desktop Connection via LAN05.07.2007

Rohde & Schwarz instruments can be shared when users wish to use the same instrument. This can be done quite easily with the LAN interface, which comes as a standard option. Through this interface, Rohde & Schwarz instruments can be connected directly to a network, and users with access to the network can manually operate the instrument from a remote computer. This Application Note lists all instruments that support these features and describes the steps necessary to set up and configure the network connection to operate these instruments remotely.

RAC-0703-0029.pdf

Application Note - English Version


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1GA46: Measurement of Play-only devices like MP3 Players with R&S Audio Analyzer UPV1GA46: Measurement of Play-only devices like MP3 Players with R&S Audio Analyzer UPV28.06.2007

Play-only devices like CD- or MP3 players cannot be measured as traditional 4-pole devices. Therefore traditional transfer function measurements using the generator part of the audio analyzer are not possible. Those devices are tested with a pre-recorded test signal available as wav or MP3 file. This application note describes a fast test together with a setup and an executable which runs the test and displays the desired results. The test signal is provided as a linear coded wav file. This file can easily be coded into MP3 format using any commercially available or public domain wave editors or ripper programs. The test can also be executed by IEEE control and all results can be read out by IEEE commands.

Player Test Macro

Setup and executable for player test on R&S Audio Analyzer UPV


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Signal Files

Multitone signals for player test in wav and mp3 format


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1GA46_0E.pdf

Application note 'Player Test'


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RAC-0705-0038: Phase-Synchronized Signal Generation with two R&S®AM300RAC-0705-0038: Phase-Synchronized Signal Generation with two R&S®AM30027.06.2007

This application note describes how to use two or more Arbitrary-/Function Generators R&S® AM300 to generate multi-phase-sychronized signals, which are required in some applications.

RAC-0705-0038

Application Note - English version


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1MA73: Rohde&Schwarz Smart Instruments Family300 Basic Programming Guide1MA73: Rohde&Schwarz Smart Instruments Family300 Basic Programming Guide25.06.2007

Introduction to the fundamentals of programming the R&S Smart Instruments Family 300 in different developement environments.

1MA73_07e_Family300_programming_guide.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1MA73_Examples_1.0

Example sources for multiple programing environments


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RSI03: Generation and Analysis of ZigBee™ IEEE802.15.4 signals in the 2.4 GHz bandRSI03: Generation and Analysis of ZigBee™ IEEE802.15.4 signals in the 2.4 GHz band21.06.2007

IEEE 802.15.4 (ZigBee™) uses OQPSK with a half-sine pulse shaping filter as modulation. This application note describes how to generate and analyze ZigBee™ signals. Simple test signals can be setup with the free-of-charge simulation software R&S WinIQSIM™ and transferred to the vector signal generator R&S SMU200A. It describes how to setup the vector signal analyzer R&S FSQ with option R&S FSQ-K70 for ZigBee™ signal demodulation and how to analyze modulation quality such as error vector magnitude (EVM).

RSI03_0e.pdf

Application Note - English version


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ZigBee.ded

ZigBee Data


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zigbee.ifl

ZigBee Data


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zigbee.vaf

ZigBee Data


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7BM66: SNMP Example: DVM Management Center Monitoring in a Broadcast Network7BM66: SNMP Example: DVM Management Center Monitoring in a Broadcast Network31.05.2007

The simple network management protocol (SNMP) can be used in a wide range of applications, as described in Rohde & Schwarz Application Note 7BM65 “The Simple Network Management Protocol: Remote Controlling for Monitoring Devices“. In particular, the option of centrally managing monitoring sensors – such as the R&S DVM for RF and baseband signals in digital broadcasting – shows the potential of this technology. However, the protocol alone is not enough to achieve this management functionality. Specialized management applications are needed that carry out the SNMP requests and display the results graphically. This application note and the associated SNMP example application will show how the R&S DVM family can be used for this type of application. Rohde & Schwarz customers can use the included source code (programming language: C#) to make the modifications needed for their own situations.

7BM66_0E.pdf
English
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7BM66_0E_SNMP.exe
English
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7BM66_0E_SNMP_Solution.zip
English
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1EF58: WiMAX: IEEE 802.16e-2005 Introduction to OFDMA Measurements1EF58: WiMAX: IEEE 802.16e-2005 Introduction to OFDMA Measurements23.05.2007

Rohde & Schwarz offers a complete test solution for WiMAX applications by combining its Signal Generator R&S SMU200A and Signal Analyzer R&S FSQ plus the appropriate options. This application note provides an overview of the differences between OFDM and OFDMA and demonstrates, how convenient it is to generate and analyze WiMAX OFDMA signals according to standard IEEE 802.16e-2005.

RuS_WiMAX_OFDMA_engl_Part2.exe

English Video on WiMAX OFDMA measurements, part 2


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RuS_WiMAX_OFDMA_chin_Part2.exe

Chinese Video on WiMAX OFDMA measurements, part 2


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RuS_WiMAX_OFDMA_chin_Part1.exe

Chinese Video on WiMAX OFDMA measurements, part 1


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RuS_WiMAX_OFDMA_engl_Part1.exe

English Video on WiMAX OFDMA measurements, part 1


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1EF58_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1MA104: TD-SCDMA Test Signals in Accordance with Standards TS 34.122 and TS 25.1421MA104: TD-SCDMA Test Signals in Accordance with Standards TS 34.122 and TS 25.14210.05.2007

Application Note 1MA104 shows you how to quickly and easily create TD-SCDMA test signals for user equipment and base station tests as stipulated in the standards TS 34.122 and TS 25.142.

1MA104_0E_TD-SCDMA_test_signals.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1CM64: CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO Packet Data Testing with R&S®CMU2001CM64: CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO Packet Data Testing with R&S®CMU20004.05.2007

The Rohde & Schwarz R&S® CMU200 can be configured to perform packet data testing in a Mobile IP or Simple IP environment. This application note is intended as a guide to configuring the necessary Mobile IP or Simple IP network elements and R&S® CMU200 instrument for CDMA2000 1xEV-DO.

1CM64_01.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1CM51: CDMA2000®: Packet Data Testing with R&S®CMU2001CM51: CDMA2000®: Packet Data Testing with R&S®CMU20025.04.2007

The Rohde & Schwarz R&S CMU200 can be configured to perform packet data testing in a Mobile IP or Simple IP environment.
This application note is intended as a guide to configuring the necessary Mobile IP or Simple IP network elements and R&S CMU200 instrument.

1CM51_4e.pdf

Application Note - English version


25.04.200741 MB
1SP54: TS-EMF System Check with Tri Axis Sensor1SP54: TS-EMF System Check with Tri Axis Sensor23.04.2007

The Tri-Axis Sensor (Isotropic Antenna) is a major component of the Rohde & Schwarz TS-EMF System. The Application Note 1SP54 gives some background on the functionality of this sensor and describes possibilities to perform a system check with the FSH, using an known environmental signal or a signal from a generator.

1SP54_0e.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1GP63: Speeding up production test with the R&S®SMATE200A1GP63: Speeding up production test with the R&S®SMATE200A17.04.2007

Due to today’s worldwide highly competitive communications market, achieving shorter product design cycles, quicker response to customer requests and high-volume product runs at low costs is vital for manufacturers of wireless devices and components. These requirements inevitably lead to demands for improving the throughput of Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by increasing its speed. This application note describes in detail how the special features of the R&S® SMATE200A can be used to optimize speed and throughput in an automated test environment.

1GP63_0E.pdf

Application Note


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1EF56: Frequency Extension for Phase Noise Measurements with FSUP26/50 and Option B60 (Cross-Correlation)1EF56: Frequency Extension for Phase Noise Measurements with FSUP26/50 and Option B60 (Cross-Correlation)10.04.2007

This application note describes the use of the R&S FSUP26/50 with frequency dividers to extend cross correlation range to higher frequencies.

1EF56.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1EF59: DFS Analysis Tool, Dynamic Frequency Selection in the 5 GHz Band1EF59: DFS Analysis Tool, Dynamic Frequency Selection in the 5 GHz Band30.03.2007

This application note describes DFS measurements with a spectrum analyzer. An external program, the DFS Analysis Tool, is used to improve measurement speed.

1EF59_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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DFSApp.exe

DFS Analysis Tool, selfextracting executable


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1SP33: R&S IMS / Software Configuration and System Calibration according IEC / EN 61000-4-6 (conducted immunity)1SP33: R&S IMS / Software Configuration and System Calibration according IEC / EN 61000-4-6 (conducted immunity)29.03.2007

This application note describes the software configuration, system calibration and test routine for EMC measurements according to the EMS standard IEC / EN 61000-4-6.

1SP33_R2.pdf

Application Note - English version


29.03.200723 MB
1SP31: R&S®IMS Hardware Setup according IEC / EN 61000-4-6 (conducted immunity)1SP31: R&S®IMS Hardware Setup according IEC / EN 61000-4-6 (conducted immunity)29.03.2007

This application note describes the general setup and required equipment for EMC measurements according to the EMS standard IEC / EN 61000-4-6.

1SP31_R2.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1SP32: R&S IMS Hardware Setup according IEC / EN 61000-4-3 (radiated immunity)1SP32: R&S IMS Hardware Setup according IEC / EN 61000-4-3 (radiated immunity)29.03.2007

This application note describes the general setup and required equipment for EMC measurements according to the EMS standard IEC / EN 61000-4-3.

1SP32_R2.pdf

Application Note - English version


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RSI02: Transfer of Trace Data from R&S Network Analyzer ZVx to Microsoft ExcelRSI02: Transfer of Trace Data from R&S Network Analyzer ZVx to Microsoft Excel22.03.2007

This application note describes how to directly transfer S-Parameter Trace Data from R&S Network Analyzers to Microsoft Excel using a direct connection like GPIB or LAN. Prerequisites are a PC running Microsoft Excel, a R&S Network analyzer like ZVA, ZVB or ZVT as well as a working remote control connection between PC and instrument like GPIB or LAN / Ethernet.

Trace_to_Excel_0.zip

Example in Excel


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RSI02_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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7BM65: Simple Network Management Protocol - Remote Controlling for Monitoring Devices7BM65: Simple Network Management Protocol - Remote Controlling for Monitoring Devices16.03.2007

An operator of a network of terrestrial transmitter stations wants to have the most cost-effective means of monitoring the network's numerous transmitter sites from a main monitoring center. Modern error sensors such as the R&S DVM50/100 and the R&S ETX-T are used for diverse monitoring functions at the individual transmitter sites as well as to transmit monitoring status to the main monitoring center. These error sensors have a function-rich SNMP agent designed specifically for this purpose. Simple network management protocol (SNMP). Despite the 'simple' in the protocol name, some users are still afraid to use it for remote control and monitoring. This Application Note therefore provides a user-friendly and practical look at, for example, how the monitoring functions via SNMP can be used for the R&S DVM. The following sections provide a brief look at the SNMP protocol, the R&S DVM/ETX implementation, and useful tools for working with SNMP. A description of how SNMP can be linked to various development environments (C++, C#, Java) is also provided.

7BM65_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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7BM65_1E_Development.zip
English
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1EZ54: Performing Amplifier Measurements with the Vector Network Analyzer ZVB1EZ54: Performing Amplifier Measurements with the Vector Network Analyzer ZVB07.02.2007

This document describes typical measurements that are required to be made on amplifiers and how the measurement can be implemented on the ZVB Vector Network Analyzer. The document describes the concepts and setups required to perform Gain, Isolation, input impedance measurements, then goes on to describe how more uncommon measurements are made with the ZVB like Harmonics, Stability Factor and compression point.

Performing Amplifier Measurements with the Vector Network Analyzer ZVB

Application Note - English version


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7BM64: Tolerance to Noise Tests for DTV Receivers7BM64: Tolerance to Noise Tests for DTV Receivers26.01.2007

Testing the tolerance to phase and impulsive noise is an integral part of quality tests for DVB-T/H and ATSC (8VSB) receivers, and several national and international standards specify guidelines and minimum requirements in this context. This Application Note introduces the R&S SFU-K42 impulsive noise option, the R&S SFU-K41 phase noise option, as well as the R&S SFU-K43 multinoise use option and describes how these can be used for testing the tolerance to phase and impulsive noise on commercial receivers.

7BM64_1E.pdf
English
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TS-EMF2: TRD ConversionTS-EMF2: TRD Conversion25.01.2007
TRD Conversion (english)
English
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7BM50: Generating Interference Signals using the R&S®SFU-K37 Option7BM50: Generating Interference Signals using the R&S®SFU-K37 Option09.01.2007

This Application Note introduces the new interferer management option, R&S SFU-K37 and describes how this can be used to generate various types of interfering signals for testing the performance of a receiver.

7BM50_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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7BM57: R&S®SFU & R&S®WinIQSIM™ Function and Uses of the Arbitrary Waveform Generator (ARB)7BM57: R&S®SFU & R&S®WinIQSIM™ Function and Uses of the Arbitrary Waveform Generator (ARB)19.12.2006

Arbitrary waveform generator – this term encapsulates the wide-ranging capabilities and applications that can be provided by user-definable I/Q baseband signals and a vector signalgenerator. Rohde & Schwarz has developed the R&S WinIQSIM™ software package specifically with this in mind. The first questions a user might ask are: “How do the R&S SFU and R&S WinIQSIM™ interwork and what features are available? This Application Note has been produced to answer these questions.

7BM57_1E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


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7BM51: Measuring Bit Error Rate using the R&S®SFU-K60 Option7BM51: Measuring Bit Error Rate using the R&S®SFU-K60 Option19.12.2006

The measurement of bit error rate (BER) is an important test procedure for determining the performance of a receiving terminal. This is especially important for set top box and chipset manufacturers who need to know if their product is able to meet the specification under a predefined noise condition. This Application Note describes the technique using an Rohde & Schwarz SFU to measure the BER of digital set top boxes.

7BM51_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


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RAC-0502-0012: FM Stereo Tuner MeasurementRAC-0502-0012: FM Stereo Tuner Measurement15.12.2006

This Application Note presents a program which combines FM tuner measurements to form automatically running sequences in line with DIN EN60315-4. It is an extension of Application Note 1GA43 and can be used with the Generator R&S SML and the Audio Analyzer R&S UPV or UPL.

FM Stereo Tuner Measurements

Installation files for application program


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FM Stereo Tuner Measurements

This Application Note presents a program which combines FM tuner measurements to form automatically running sequences in line with DIN EN60315-4. It is an extension of Application Note 1GA43 and can be used with the Generator R&S SML and the Audio Analyzer R&S UPV or UPL.


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1MA110: Experimental Study of 3G Signal Interaction in Nonlinear Downlink RAN Transmitters1MA110: Experimental Study of 3G Signal Interaction in Nonlinear Downlink RAN Transmitters03.11.2006

While RF communication signal distortions in nonlinear transmission paths have been predicted theoretically and studied experimentally for various signals, it is interesting to examine a wideband nonlinear system reaction to a wideband 3G signal and a narrowband 2G signal. Research and testing have demonstrated that, while most vital signal parameters remain within the limits specified by applicable standards even if composite signal power approaches specified maximum power, a relatively high level of spurious emissions caused by cross- and intermodulation can result. To avoid degrading both existing and new systems, this and other signal quality issues must be considered when designing and deploying multitechnology systems.

1MA110_1E_exp_study_of_3G_signal.pdf

Application Note - English version


08.11.20061000 kB
1MA107: Transmitter Tests in Accordance with the CTIA Plan for Wi-Fi Mobile Converged Devices1MA107: Transmitter Tests in Accordance with the CTIA Plan for Wi-Fi Mobile Converged Devices11.10.2006

In response to the growing number of WLAN modules that also support a cellular network (converged devices), CTIA published a plan with new tests in August 2006 that certifies Wi-Fi conformance. This Application Note first addresses the transmitter tests of the CTIA plan. For these tests Rohde&Schwarz offers preprogrammed instrument setups. They enable you to perform the measurements on the WLAN test set easily and quickly. Moreover, this Application Note shows how you can check the spectrum transmit mask defined for OFDM by means of only one keystroke on the Rohde&Schwarz spectrum analyzers.

WLAN_ACK_Config.zip

Settings for SMJ, SMU, and SMATE to generate WLAN ACK frames as described in Application Note 1MA107


11.10.20062 kB
1MA107_0E_transm_tests_in_accordance_with_the_CTIA_plan.pdf

Application Note - English version


09.10.2006788 kB
1CM50: Measurements on Bluetooth Devices using R&S®CMU200 and R&S®CMUgo1CM50: Measurements on Bluetooth Devices using R&S®CMU200 and R&S®CMUgo06.10.2006

This application note describes how Bluetooth devices are tested and measured using the R&S CMU200/CBT by means of the CMUgo/CBTgo remote control program or manual operation.

1CM50_2e.pdf

Application Note - English version


06.10.200623 MB
7BM60: Distance-To-Fault (DTF) Measurement in 75 Ohm Systems with the R&S®FSH3-TV7BM60: Distance-To-Fault (DTF) Measurement in 75 Ohm Systems with the R&S®FSH3-TV21.09.2006

Measuring cable characteristics is important when it comes to installing and servicing cable TV systems. Cable pinches or poor connections considerably influence the characteristics of cable TV systems. This document shows how the measurement is carried out in a 75 Ohm system. The basics of distance-to-fault measurements, the test setup, calibration and measurement are discussed.

7BM60_0E.pdf
English
21.09.2006543 kB
7BM62: Creating MediaFLO™ Test Scenarios in Accordance with the Minimum Performance Specification (MPS) V 1.27BM62: Creating MediaFLO™ Test Scenarios in Accordance with the Minimum Performance Specification (MPS) V 1.231.08.2006

The FLO in MediaFLO stands for 'forward link only'. MediaFLO technology covers transmission of files and multimedia content to handheld devices. The FLO device minimum performance specification (MPS) was created to ensure that FLO receivers can receive a FLO service that fulfils the compatibility guidelines of the FLO air interface specification. This Application Note shows how the Broadcast Test System R&S SFU from Rohde & Schwarz can be used to generate all test scenarios required by the minimum performance specification.

7BM62_0E.pdf

Application Notes - English Version


31.08.20060E450 kB
RAC-0605-016: CSO, CTB & XMOD characterisation of CATV line extenders with the aid of vector signal generatorsRAC-0605-016: CSO, CTB & XMOD characterisation of CATV line extenders with the aid of vector signal generators11.08.2006

The fact that cable TV networks are generally located in densely populated areas or extend over large geographical regions makes the presence of line extenders at regular intervals a necessity. Cascading large numbers of amplifiers however calls for excellent noise, SWR and intermodulation distortion specifications for the integrated amplifiers in order to avoid quality of service dropping below minimum acceptable levels. Composite second order, composite triple beat & cross modulation are commonly used figures to specify the performance of CATV equipment. In this application note we describe how to determine these figures with the aid of R&S SMU200A or AFQ100A and SMV vector signal generators.

RAC-0605-016.pdf

Application Note English Version


11.08.20062 MB
1MA101: Fast Scalar Network Analysis Using a Signal Generator and a Power Meter1MA101: Fast Scalar Network Analysis Using a Signal Generator and a Power Meter14.07.2006

This document presents a simple procedure for network analysis that is more cost-effective than the use of scalar network analyzers. It allows the accurate measurement of the transmission characteristics of filters, amplifiers and frequency converters over a large frequency and dynamic range. In order to reach very high measurement speeds, Rohde & Schwarz signal generators are operated in 'List Mode', and Rohde & Schwarz power meters are operated in 'Buffered Mode.' The required programming for the signal gene­rator and the power meter is illustrated by excerpts from a Visual Basic program which is available, free of charge, upon request.

1MA101_0e_fast_scalar_network_analysis.pdf

Application Note - English version


14.07.20060e991 kB
1EF57: WiMAX: 802.16-2004, 802.16e, WiBRO Introduction to WiMAX Measurements1EF57: WiMAX: 802.16-2004, 802.16e, WiBRO Introduction to WiMAX Measurements11.07.2006

The new WiMAX radio technology - worldwide interoperability for microwave access - is based on wireless transmission methods defined by the IEEE 802.16 standard. WiMAX has been developed to replace broadband cable networks such as DSL and to enable mobile broadband wireless access. Rohde & Schwarz offers a complete test solution for WiMAX applications by combining its Signal Generator R&S SMU200A and Signal Analyzer R&S FSQ plus the appropriate options.
RuS_WiMAX_OFDM is a 10 minutes video on WiMAX OFDM measurements.
Please see also 1MA96 for General information about the WiMAX standard and 1MA97 for Generating and analyzing 802.16-2004 and 802.16e-2005 signals.

1EF57_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


11.07.20061773 kB
RuS_WiMAX_OFDM.exe

Video on WiMAX OFDM measurements


02.05.2006135 MB
1MA97: WiMAX - Generating and analyzing 802.16-2004 and 802.16e-2005 signals1MA97: WiMAX - Generating and analyzing 802.16-2004 and 802.16e-2005 signals10.07.2006

This Application Note gives an introduction to measurements of WiMAX signals according to standards 80216-2004 and 802.16e-2005. It describes all kind of signal generation from simple signals to multiple-zone signals, also under multipath environment (fading), and covers all signal measurements from power and spectrum analysis, crest factor and CCDF measurement down to bit pattern analysis and modulation measurements.
Please see also 1MA96 for General information about the WiMAX standard and 1EF57 for an introduction to the WiMAX standard.

1MA97_0E_WiMAX_generating_and_analyzing.pdf

Application Note - English version


10.07.20062 MB
7BM59: DVB-H Measurements with the R&S®DVM Basics and Application7BM59: DVB-H Measurements with the R&S®DVM Basics and Application04.07.2006

The DVB-H standard is a specification for bringing television broadcast services to handheld receivers. In order to save battery power, data for a specific service is transmitted in short bursts. This type of transmission utilizes special techniques within the transport stream. The R&S DVM offers a wide range of functions to analyze the characteristics of the DVB-H transport stream. This document describes the characteristics of the DVB-H transport stream and shows how the R&S DVM can be used for efficient analysis in research and development, production, and broadcasting.

7BM59_0E.pdf

Application Notes - English Version


04.07.2006590 kB
7BM56: R&S®SFQ to R&S®SFU SCPI Transcription + Cross-Reference List7BM56: R&S®SFQ to R&S®SFU SCPI Transcription + Cross-Reference List23.06.2006

For customers who have already used automated R&S SFQ setups in development and production, the implementation of the successor instrument results in a need to adjust the SCPI commands formerly used.This document provides an overview on how SCPI commands that are used with the R&S SFQ change with the new test transmitter as well as a cross-reference list in the form of an EXCEL sheet.

7BM56_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


23.03.20060E2 MB
SFQ-SFU_CrossReferenceList.pdf

English version


23.03.2006118 kB
7BM54: Seamless Level Setting on the R&S®SFU7BM54: Seamless Level Setting on the R&S®SFU23.06.2006

The Rohde & Schwarz SFU supports several modes of level setting. This Application Note describes the differences between these modes and especially describes a method to achieve a seamless transition without any impact to the output signal during a change of settings on an Rohde & Schwarz SFU (Firmware version > 1.30).

7BM54_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


23.03.20060E3 MB
1MA96: WiMAX - General information about the standard 802.161MA96: WiMAX - General information about the standard 802.1613.06.2006

This application note is one of three papers dealing with the WiMAX standard, covering the theoretical aspects of WiMAX. It gives a detailed overview of the basic concepts of WiMAX (FFT, OFDM, frame structures, etc) and explains the physical standard parts of IEEE 802.16 standards 802.16-2004, corr1 and 802.16e.
Please see also 1MA97 for Generating and analyzing 802.16-2004 and 802.16e-2005 signals and 1EF57 for an introduction to the WiMAX standard.

1MA96_0E_WiMAX.pdf

Application Note - English version


13.06.20061 MB
1SP51: Remote Control of R&S ROMES using a Pocket PC1SP51: Remote Control of R&S ROMES using a Pocket PC09.06.2006

This Application Note describes how to configure a PDA (Pocket PC) and a notebook to remotely control the notebook running Rohde & Schwarz ROMES SW using wireless network techniques.

1SP51_01E.pdf

Application Note - English version


09.06.200615 MB
7BM55: Comprehensive PCR Analysis - Using the R&S®DVM Family from Rohde & Schwarz R&S®DVM50/DVM100/DVM120/DVM4007BM55: Comprehensive PCR Analysis - Using the R&S®DVM Family from Rohde & Schwarz R&S®DVM50/DVM100/DVM120/DVM40001.06.2006

When MPEG-2 transport streams are transmitted, the program clock reference PCR is transmitted as a time reference in the receiver. A sufficiently accurate and correctly received PCR is a precondition for correct data display in the receiver. This Application Note provides an overview of definitions, functions and use of the PCR. It also explains the recommended measurements of the current measurement guidelines and offers detailed instructions on how to use the PCR measurement functions of the R&S DVM family.

7BM55_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


01.06.20060E1 MB
RSI01: Generation and Analysis of RFID Signals According to ISO 15693RSI01: Generation and Analysis of RFID Signals According to ISO 1569317.05.2006

This application note describes how to generate test signals for 13.56 MHz RFID modules according to ISO 15693 with R&S Signal Generators and analyze them with R&S Signal Analyzers using software R&S WinIQSIM™.

RSI01_1e.pdf

Application Note - English version


07.06.20061e1 MB
RSI01_0e_RFID.zip

FSQ and WinIQSim mappings, WinIQSim setup, VBA macro


17.05.2006990 kB
7BM58: Extracting Video Elementary Streams Using the R&S®DVM 50/100/4007BM58: Extracting Video Elementary Streams Using the R&S®DVM 50/100/40021.04.2006

This Application Note describes two easy ways of extracting the video content of MPEG-2 transport streams and storing it as video elementary streams. These elementary streams can later be used to generate customized MPEG-2 transport streams by means of the Advanced Stream Combiner R&S DVASC application.

7BM58_0E.pdf

Application Notes - English Version


21.04.20060E3 MB
1MA92: RF Level Measurement Uncertainties with the Measuring Receiver R&S®FSMR1MA92: RF Level Measurement Uncertainties with the Measuring Receiver R&S®FSMR28.03.2006

Measurement uncertainties that occur when the R&S FSMR measuring receiver is used to calibrate RF levels are described and quantified in this application note. Several Excel spreadsheets are included.They can be used to simplify calculation of the uncertainty for various configurations.

1MA92_0e_RF_level_meas_uncertainties.pdf

Application Note - English version


23.03.20061 MB
1MA92_0e_RF_level_meas_uncertainties.pdf

Application Note - English version


28.03.20061 MB
Spreadsheets.zip

Excel spreadsheets for uncertainty calculation


28.03.2006152 kB
7BM53: Buffer Analysis MPEG-2 TS Analysis & Monitoring7BM53: Buffer Analysis MPEG-2 TS Analysis & Monitoring23.03.2006

The new buffer analysis feature was introduced with firmware version 2.80 for the R&S DVM family. This application note describes this feature and explains how it represents a valuable asset to your daily business operations This application note first provides background information and then explains how monitoring and measurement have been implemented in the R&S DVM family.

7BM53_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


23.03.20060E1 MB
7BM52: R&S®DVM software video decoder7BM52: R&S®DVM software video decoder02.03.2006

This Application Note provides a step-by-step description of all video decoding settings you need to make. It also contains valuable information about how to optimize replay for various applications.

7BM52_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


02.03.2006691 kB
1MA94: High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) White Paper1MA94: High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) White Paper09.02.2006

High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) is a 3GPP release 6 feature for WCDMA. Objective is to achieve uplink data rates of up to 5.76 Mbps and increase throughput and capacity. This application note introduces HSUPA concepts and explains key features.

1MA94_1e_HSUPA.pdf

Application Note - English version


08.03.20061e794 kB
1CM60: Optimization of HSDPA networks with the Radio Communication Tester R&S®CMU300 and Coverage Measurement System R&S®ROMES1CM60: Optimization of HSDPA networks with the Radio Communication Tester R&S®CMU300 and Coverage Measurement System R&S®ROMES08.02.2006

The Radio Communication Tester R&S CMU300 and Coverage Measurement System R&S ROMES provide a wide range of possibilities to check the HSDPA air interface and network quality. The measurement results that can be obtained with the aforementioned solutions ensure flawless operation of HSDPA services from the start and longstanding customer acceptance of the new technology.

1CM60_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


08.02.20063 MB
1GP59: R&S FM-ARB - PC Software for generating FM/AM signals in the ARB1GP59: R&S FM-ARB - PC Software for generating FM/AM signals in the ARB07.02.2006

THIS PRODUCT IS DISCONTINUED. PLEASE USE THE ARB TOOLBOX PLUS (1GP62) AS REPLACEMENT. The software R&S FM-ARB creates waveforms with Frequency Modulation, Phase Modulation or Amplitude Modulation. Those waveforms can be directly transferred to the selected Arbitrary Waveform Generator or saved to a file for later use.

1GP59_5E.pdf

Application Note - English version


07.02.20065897 kB
FM-ARB_1.5.0.exe

Installation File


07.02.20061.52 MB
1CM62: How to do Measurements according to TS 34.121 in presence of the HS-DPCCH with the R&S®CMU2001CM62: How to do Measurements according to TS 34.121 in presence of the HS-DPCCH with the R&S®CMU20025.11.2005

With the extension of the 3GPP FDD system to include HSDPA, the HS-DPCCH has been added as a new code channel in the uplink. This Application Note describes the transmitter measurements provided by the CMU200 to perform the transmitter measurements defined in TS 34.121 in presence of the HS-DPCCH. CMU200 receiver measurements according to TS 34.121 that measure the throughput and the CQI reporting are described. Subject to change – T. Braun, November 2005 - 1CM62

1CM62.pdf

Application Note - English version


25.11.2005996 kB
FTK04: Automatic DAB Receiver Test - Test of Re-Synchronisation CapabilityFTK04: Automatic DAB Receiver Test - Test of Re-Synchronisation Capability11.11.2005

This application note describes the testing of the re-synchronisation capability of DAB receivers according to the European Standard EN 50248 ‘Characteristics of DAB receivers’, using the test system 'Automatic DAB Receiver Test'.

FTK04_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


11.11.20050E413 kB
TS-EMF3: TRD Konvertierung (German)TS-EMF3: TRD Konvertierung (German)11.11.2005
TRD Konvertierung (german)
English
25.01.20071 MB
FTK03: Automatic DAB Receiver Test - Test of SensitivityFTK03: Automatic DAB Receiver Test - Test of Sensitivity11.11.2005

This application note describes the testing of the sensitivity of DAB receivers according to the European Standard EN 50248 ‘Characteristics of DAB receivers’, using the test set 'Automatic DAB Receiver Test'.

FTK03_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


11.11.20050E387 kB
1CM58: Synchronous Node B Testing with R&S®CMU3001CM58: Synchronous Node B Testing with R&S®CMU30010.11.2005

The R&S CMU300 combines high-precision Node B parameter tests with layer 1 signalling processes for the first time. Thus, you can now test Node Bs under more realistic conditions as it was possible with existing concepts. This document describes the new measurement functions and provides an overview of their applications.

1CM58_E_1.pdf

Application Note - English version


10.11.20051616 kB
1MA27: AmpTune - Software for Measuring Amplifier Nonlinearity in Realistic Conditions1MA27: AmpTune - Software for Measuring Amplifier Nonlinearity in Realistic Conditions26.10.2005

With AMPTUNE amplifier nonlinearity can be measured with signals that are typical for the signals encountered by the amplifier in day-to-day use. The measurement can be checked by pre-distorting the control signal. Also, the results can be automatically stored for further processing with external programs.

1MA27_BACKGROUND.pdf

Mathematical background and performance of the 'AmpTune method'


29.05.20021454 kB
1MA27_2E_AMPTUNE.pdf

Application Note - English version


26.09.20032504 kB
1MA27_Manual.pdf

Operating Manual - English version


26.09.20033.0963 kB
AmpTune_3.2.exe

Installation Files (for Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000)


26.10.20053.24 MB
EW-008.pdf


Measuring the Dynamic Characteristic of High- Frequency Amplifiers with Real Signals, European Wireless 2000, September 2000, Dresden


19.08.20041454 kB
EuMW2003.pdf


Determing Amplifier Nonlinearities by using Real-World Signals, European Microwave Week 2003


19.08.200416 MB
MWRF.pdf


Check Amplifier Dynamic Behaviour With True Test Signals, Microwaves & RF, December 2000


19.08.2004164 kB
1CM55: Power Measurements on WLAN Modules with the R&S®CMU 200 and with CMUgo1CM55: Power Measurements on WLAN Modules with the R&S®CMU 200 and with CMUgo18.10.2005

This application note describes how to test and perform a WLAN power measurement using the R&S CMU200 by means of remote-control or manual operation.

1CM55_0e.pdf

Application Note - English version


18.10.20050e869 kB
1CM59: AMR Testing on GSM Base Stations with R&S®CMU3001CM59: AMR Testing on GSM Base Stations with R&S®CMU30026.07.2005

GSM Adaptive Multi-Rate (AMR) tests can be performed by using the R&S CMU300 as of software version V3.65. This document describes the scope of functions of the AMR Testing R&S CMU-K37 software expansion option.

1CM59_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


26.07.20051411 kB
1CM57: GSM Measurements with the R&S®CMU200 and CMUgo1CM57: GSM Measurements with the R&S®CMU200 and CMUgo24.05.2005

This Application Note describes how to test and perform measurements on mobile phones in compliance with the GSM standard using the R&S CMU200 by means of the remote-control program CMUgo or manual operation.

1CM57_0e.pdf

Application Note - English version


24.05.20054 MB
1MA91: Test of DVB-H Capable Mobile Phones in Development and Production1MA91: Test of DVB-H Capable Mobile Phones in Development and Production07.04.2005

This Rohde & Schwarz application note provides an introduction into the DVB-H standard at first. It then discusses the test of DVB-H-capable mobile phones in development and production.

1MA91_0e_test_DVB-H_capable_mobile_phones.pdf

Application Note - English version


07.04.20050e2 MB
1MA76: 3GPP Receiver Test Under Fading Conditions With CMU and SMIQ.1MA76: 3GPP Receiver Test Under Fading Conditions With CMU and SMIQ.01.03.2005

This application note describes how to generate 3GPP (UTRA-FDD) signals for receiver tests under fading conditions for user equipment. The test setup requires an R&S®CMU200 Universal Radio Communication Tester with option R&S®CMU-B17 IQ-IF interface and an R&S®SMIQ Vector Signal Generator. The test setup can be calibrated with either a R&S®NRP-Zx USB power sensor or an NRP, NRVD, or NRVS Power Meter. To calibrate the baseband and RF path and configure performance tests according to the 3GPP test specification 34.121 easily, the program 3GFadLevCor is included.

1MA76_00e_3GPP_receiver_test.pdf

Application Note - English version


01.03.200500e1 MB
3GFadLevCor_1.00.exe

Installation files for 32-bit operating systems


01.03.20051.003 MB
1MA48: Generating and Analyzing 3 GPP Multicarrier Signals with High Dynamic Range1MA48: Generating and Analyzing 3 GPP Multicarrier Signals with High Dynamic Range17.02.2005

This application note describes three ways of generating multicarrier signals with high dynamic range for testing power amplifiers of 3GPP radio base stations. The corresponding sets of waveform (*.wv) files are delivered with this application note. The WinIQSIM™ software is used to download these files to the signal generator(s).Tips for optimizing spectrum analyzer settings in order to measure the Adjacent Channel Leakage Ratio (ACLR) are given.

3GPP_Multicarrier_settings.zip

Setting and IBN files


17.02.20051.07 MB
1MA48_1E_3GPP_multicarrier_signals.pdf

Application Note - English version


10.06.20021377 kB
1MA48_WV_files

SMIQ Waveform files


10.06.20021.04 MB
1MA82: High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) Test and Measurement Requirements1MA82: High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) Test and Measurement Requirements01.02.2005

This Application Note introduces HSDPA technology and test and measurement requirements according to 3GPP release 5 specifications. Important HSDPA measurements and example applications are illustrated by means of Rohde & Schwarz products.

1MA82_0e_HSDPA.pdf

Application Note - English version


01.02.20050e773 kB
1MA64: CDMA2000® Receiver Tests Under Fading Conditions with R&S®CMU and ABFS1MA64: CDMA2000® Receiver Tests Under Fading Conditions with R&S®CMU and ABFS21.01.2005

This application note describes how to generate cdma2000 signals for wide ranging receiver tests under fading conditions for cdma2000® 450/Cellular/PCS/IMT-2000 mobile and base station equipment. The test setup requires an R&S Universal Radio Communication Tester CMU with IQ-IF interface option CMU-B17 and a baseband fading simulator ABFS. The cdma2kFadLevCor program included with this application note performs a semi automatic level correction of the power fed to the Device Under Test (DUT).

1MA64_15e_CDMA2000_receiver_tests.pdf

Application Note - English version


21.01.200515e1 MB
cdma2kFadLevCor_1.30

Installation files for 32-bit operating systems


21.01.20051.304 MB
1CM54: WCDMA / CDMA2000 Intermodulation Calibration for Zero IF Chipsets1CM54: WCDMA / CDMA2000 Intermodulation Calibration for Zero IF Chipsets16.12.2004

The Rohde & Schwarz CMU200 provides the signals required for 2nd order intermodulation (IM2) performance verification for WCDMA / CDMA2000® chipsets with zero IF design.
This application note is a guide to configure the R&S®CMU200 for such an application.

1CM54_1e.pdf

Application Note - English version


16.12.20041201 kB
1GP58: Polar Modulation with R&S®SMU200A1GP58: Polar Modulation with R&S®SMU200A26.11.2004

Polar modulation is a method where digital modulation is realized as a combination of phase and amplitude modulation, rather than using an I/Q modulator. This technique becomes increasingly important in mobile communication. This application note shows how to generate polar modulation with an R&S® SMU200A Vector Signal Generator.

1GP58_0E

Application Note - english language version


26.11.2004550 kB
7BM46: Firewall configuration for R&S®DVM7BM46: Firewall configuration for R&S®DVM23.11.2004

Detailed instructions on 'How to activate the Win XP firewall'. The firewall is already activated on new units!

7BM46_1E.pdf

Firewall configuration


23.11.20041408 kB
1CM56: Testing the Ericsson® Node B Typ RBS 3202® with R&S®CMU300 BTS Radio Communication Tester and NetHawk® RNC/Iub Simulator®1CM56: Testing the Ericsson® Node B Typ RBS 3202® with R&S®CMU300 BTS Radio Communication Tester and NetHawk® RNC/Iub Simulator®15.10.2004

Testing the RF parameters of a WCDMA base station during the network rollout phase ensures subsequent trouble-free operation of networks as a basic prerequisite for general UMTS customer acceptance. This document describes a complete solution for testing the main transmission and reception parameters according to Specification 3GPP TS 25.141 FDD R99 on the basis of the R&S CMU300 Radio Communication Tester (RF measurements) and the NetHawk RNC/Iub Simulator (base station controller). The solution presented here is particularly recommended for installation measurements and regression tests on new UMTS system components.

1CM56_e.pdf

Application Note - English version


15.10.20040e415 kB
1EF53: Spectrum Analyzer R&S®FSP/FSQ/FSU Instrument Security1EF53: Spectrum Analyzer R&S®FSP/FSQ/FSU Instrument Security20.09.2004

This application note describes the different memory types and locations that user information can be stored in a spectrum analyzer R&S® FSP, R&S® FSU or R&S® FSQ, as well as the different ways in which it can be erased/cleared for security reasons.

1EF53_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


29.09.20041.0184 kB
1EF54: Spectrum Analyzer R&S®FSE/FSIQ Instrument Security1EF54: Spectrum Analyzer R&S®FSE/FSIQ Instrument Security20.09.2004

This application note describes the different memory types and locations that user information can be stored in a spectrum analyzer R&S® FSEA, R&S® FSEB, R&S® FSEM, R&S® FSEK or R&S® FSIQ, as well as the different ways in which it can be erased/cleared for security reasons.

1EF54_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


29.09.20041.0186 kB
1EZ53: Measuring Balanced Components with Vector Network Analyzer R&S®ZVB1EZ53: Measuring Balanced Components with Vector Network Analyzer R&S®ZVB20.09.2004

Balanced RF components are advantageous compared to traditional single-ended components, since they cause less EMI, and are less susceptible to EMI. This application note describes the fundamental concepts of differential and common mode signals and of mixed-mode parameters, which are essential for balanced components. Techniques for the measurement of mixed-mode parameters are presented. Examples show the features implemented in the ZVB for balanced device measurement.

1EZ53_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


20.09.20041.0672 kB
1EZ52: Antenna Measurements, RCS Measurements and Measurements on Pulsed Signals with Vector Network Analyzers R&S®ZVM, R&S®ZVK1EZ52: Antenna Measurements, RCS Measurements and Measurements on Pulsed Signals with Vector Network Analyzers R&S®ZVM, R&S®ZVK10.09.2004

This application note describes the suitability of the R&S® ZVM and R&S® ZVK as multichannel microwave receivers for antenna measurements and RCS measurements including measurements on pulsed signals. Application examples describe the measurement possibilities on pulsed signals using the R&S® ZVM/ZVK as stand-alone units. In addition, various R&S® ZVM/ZVK-based antenna measurement systems of the March Microwave company are presented in detail.

1EZ52_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


10.09.20041.03 MB
1CM52: (E)GPRS Measurements with R&S CMU200 and CMUgo1CM52: (E)GPRS Measurements with R&S CMU200 and CMUgo07.09.2004

This application note describes how to test and perform (E)GPRS-related measurements on mobile phones in compliance with the GSM standard using the R&S CMU200 by means of remote-control or manual operation.

1CM52_0e.pdf

Application Note - English version


07.09.20040e3 MB
1CM53: Measurements on AMPS phones with the R&S®CMU200 and R&S®CMUgo1CM53: Measurements on AMPS phones with the R&S®CMU200 and R&S®CMUgo07.09.2004

This application note describes ho to test and perform measurements on AMPS phones both using the remote-control program CMUgo and manually at the CMU200.

1CM53_0e.pdf

Application Note - English version


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1MA69: WLAN Tests According to Standard 802.11a/b/g1MA69: WLAN Tests According to Standard 802.11a/b/g28.07.2004

The Application Note summarises all measurements for WLAN test, according to the IEEE Standards 802.11a, b and g.
For each measurement, an instrument list, test setups, test method, comments, typical results and implementation hints are included.
The enclosed free of charge software provides all IEEE 488 bus sequences ready to run or copy into your own test environment.

1MA69_1e_WLAN_tests_802.11a/b/g.pdf

Application Note - English version


28.07.200419 MB
7BM40: Converting DHEI (DigiCable Headend Expansion Interface) to ASI Using WOOSHCOM® Adapter 30107BM40: Converting DHEI (DigiCable Headend Expansion Interface) to ASI Using WOOSHCOM® Adapter 301008.06.2004

This application note discusses the use of the WOOSHCOM® DHEI output interface adapter (model 3010), which converts the transport stream from DHEI format into DVB-ASI. Further processing and analysis of the transport stream signal then becomes available with any of the Rohde & Schwarz Test & Measurement instruments. It also describes how to extract an unencrypted transport streams out of a Motorola IRT.

7BM40_1E.pdf

Converting DHEI to ASI


08.06.20041287 kB
1MA66: Hints for Fast and Accurate Testing of GSM/EDGE Mobile Phone Power Amplifiers1MA66: Hints for Fast and Accurate Testing of GSM/EDGE Mobile Phone Power Amplifiers29.04.2004

Short measurement time in conjunction with high accuracy and repeatability of results are essential for efficient testing of mobile phone power amplifiers. Power Meter R&S NRP, Signal Generator R&S SMIQ, Spectrum Analyzers R&S FSP/FSU/FSQ and Power Supply R&S NGMO2 offer optimum characteristics such as high accuracy, fast settling speed and short measurement time in programmed mode. This application note concentrates on testing GSM/EDGE mobile power amplifiers and shows typical test setups and programming examples for Signal Generator R&S SMIQ and Spectrum Analyzer R&S FSP/FSU/FSQ, benchmark numbers and repeatability results.

1MA66_0e_test_GSM/EDGE_mobile_phone_power_amplifiers.pdf

Application Note - English version


19.04.20041 MB
1GP47: Power Measurements on GSM/EDGE Signals with an NRT Power Reflection Meter1GP47: Power Measurements on GSM/EDGE Signals with an NRT Power Reflection Meter01.12.2003

The NRT power reflection meter can measure the average burst power of TDMA signals. This application note shows how to use this feature to measure the average power in the useful part of GSM/EDGE bursts.
The procedure given here can also be modified for use with other TDMA systems.

1GP47_0E

Application Note - English version


01.12.20031 MB
1MA61: CDMA2000® Base Station Test with R&S Equipment1MA61: CDMA2000® Base Station Test with R&S Equipment05.09.2003

This Application Note describes measurements compliant with the cdma2000® base station standard described in 3GPP2 C.S0010 / TIA/EIA-97 / ARIB STD-T64-C.S0010.
The primary focus is on solutions for generating and analyzing cdma2000 signals. The special characteristics that make the selected signal generators and signal analyzers eminently suitable for this purpose are detailed, and remote control programming is demonstrated by a free of charge program.

1MA61_1e_CDMA2000_bs_test.pdf

Application Note - English version


29.08.200313 MB
1MA61_1.0.1.exe

Installation Files


05.09.20031.0.19 MB
1MA65: Fast and Accurate Test of Mobile Phone Boards1MA65: Fast and Accurate Test of Mobile Phone Boards29.08.2003

Short test times in conjunction with accurate and repeatable measurement results are essential when testing and calibrating mobile phones at board level. The R&S FSP Spectrum Analyzer offers wide dynamic range, stable and accurate results within shortest sweep time, making it the ideal choice for high-volume production testing. The utilisation of both the list mode feature and the marker list function for the Spectrum Analyzer R&S FSP, with its unsurpassed measurement speed via remote control are demonstrated in this application note.

1MA65_1E_test_of_mobile_phone_boards.pdf

Application Note - English version


29.08.2003422 kB
7BM06: Simulation of DVB-T Channel for Antenna Diversity Reception7BM06: Simulation of DVB-T Channel for Antenna Diversity Reception31.07.2003

DVB-T can be used for stationary, portable and – using the diversity technique – also mobile reception. Stationary reception via a Gaussian channel and a fixed Yagi antenna on the roof usually poses no problems. This is different with portable reception, for example on a park bench, if there are moving objects in the vicinity of the receiver that has been put up for optimal reception. These may be persons or any kind of vehicles that – while passing by the receiver - generate different types of reflections. With mobile reception, for example when driving on a motorway, poor receiving conditions have the most detrimental effect. Receiving conditions can be considerably improved by employing several antennas, a technique that is referred to as antenna diversity. This application note discusses the improvements that can be achieved with antenna diversity and explains how to simulate a DVB-T channel with the required characteristics by means of TV Test Transmitter R&S SFQ.

7BM06_1E

Simulation of DVB-T Channel for Antenna Diversity Reception


31.07.2003150 kB
7BM06_1E

Simulation of DVB-T Channel for Antenna Diversity Reception


31.07.2003150 kB
7BM37: Transfer of Video Stream Files to and from DTV Recorder Generator DVRG7BM37: Transfer of Video Stream Files to and from DTV Recorder Generator DVRG31.07.2003
7BM37_0E

Application Note - English version


31.07.20030E165 kB
7BM41: LAN / WAN Connection Of Instruments with Serial Interface By Using a Terminal Server7BM41: LAN / WAN Connection Of Instruments with Serial Interface By Using a Terminal Server07.07.2003

Remote control of test and measurement equipment with a serial interface is limited to PC’s located in close proximity determined by the length of a typical serial cable connection (several feet). Usage of terminal server allows connecting through LAN or WAN networks thus controlling the instrument from further away even around the globe. The terminal server interfaces between TCP/IP protocol and the RS232 line. This application describes set-up of a popular terminal server from Black Box® Corporation to remotely and conveniently control the instruments EFA with EFA Scan software and DVRM or DVMD with Realtime Monitor / Stream Explorer software through a LAN or WAN network.

7BM41_0E.pdf

LAN / WAN Connection Of Instruments with Serial Interface By Using a Terminal Server


07.07.2003389 kB
7BM45: Impulsive Noise EMC Measurements on Set Top Boxes7BM45: Impulsive Noise EMC Measurements on Set Top Boxes07.07.2003

The simulation of impulsive noise for tests on set-top boxes for digital TV (DTV) has so far been a highly complex task regarding the reproducibility of test signals. Using state-of-the-art technology from Rohde & Schwarz, this task can be accomplished with a simple test setup

7BM45_1E.pdf

Impulsive Noise


07.07.20031234 kB
1EF47: Remote Control of R&S Spectrum and Network Analyzers via LAN1EF47: Remote Control of R&S Spectrum and Network Analyzers via LAN25.06.2003

Spectrum and network analyzers equipped with network interface cards can be integrated in Local Area Networks (LAN). This Application Note describes how to remote control these instruments over a LAN and use VXIpnp instrument drivers over a LAN.

1EF47_2E.pdf

Application Note - English version


25.06.20032195 kB
RSIB-PassportV1.4.zip

RSIB Passport setup package


13.09.20021.41 MB
RSIB.llb

RSIB wrapper functions for Labview


13.09.20021.0279 kB
RSIB32.vb

VB.NET function declaration file for RSIB interface


18.09.20021.04 kB
7BM29D: Messungen an S-VHS und RGB Signalen mit dem Videomeßsystem R&S®VSA und dem Videoanalysator R&S®UAF7BM29D: Messungen an S-VHS und RGB Signalen mit dem Videomeßsystem R&S®VSA und dem Videoanalysator R&S®UAF21.02.2003

Die Videoanalysatoren R&S VSA und R&S UAF sind für den Einsatz an FBAS-Signalen ausgelegt. Unter bestimmten Voraussetzungen sind sie aber auch geeignet die Primärfarben-Komponenten RGB und TV Signale nach dem S-Video Format zu vermessen.

7BM29_T1.bas

Basic-Proramm zur Messung des Zeitversatzes zwischen den Primärfarben-Komponenten RGB


21.02.20033 kB
7BM29E: Measurements on S-VHS and RGB Signals with Video Measurement System R&S®VSA and Video Analyzer R&S®UAF7BM29E: Measurements on S-VHS and RGB Signals with Video Measurement System R&S®VSA and Video Analyzer R&S®UAF21.02.2003

The R&S VSA and R&S UAF video analyzers have been designed for measurements on CCVS signals. Under certain conditions, they can also be used for measuring the primary colour components RGB and TV signals in the S-Video format.

7BM29_0E

The R&S VSA and R&S UAF video analyzers have been designed for measurements on CCV signals. Under certain conditions, they can also be used for measuring the primary colour components RGB and TV signals in the S-VHS format.


06.02.2003671 kB
7BM29_0E

The R&S VSA and R&S UAF video analyzers have been designed for measurements on CCV signals. Under certain conditions, they can also be used for measuring the primary colour components RGB and TV signals in the S-VHS format.


21.02.2003841 kB
7BM29_C1

Basic program for measuring video parameters of the primary colour components RGB


21.02.20036 kB
1GA43: Measurements on RF radio tuners with Audio Analyzer R&S UPL and Signal Generator R&S SML with option -B51GA43: Measurements on RF radio tuners with Audio Analyzer R&S UPL and Signal Generator R&S SML with option -B511.02.2003

A great number of measurements have to be performed to determine the quality of FM tuners. This Application Note presents a program that permits these measurements to be carried out in line with DIN EN60315-4.

1GA43_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


11.02.2003299 kB
1GA43_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


11.02.2003313 kB
INSTALL.BAT

Installation Programme


11.02.20031 kB
TUNER.LZH

Installation Programme


11.02.200345 kB
1MA49: Bluetooth Transmitter Measurements without Connection Setup1MA49: Bluetooth Transmitter Measurements without Connection Setup04.02.2003

This application note shows how to perform Bluetooth transmitter measurements with the CMU200 in a reduced signaling mode, in which the protocol handshake between the Bluetooth Equipment Under Test, the EUT, and CMU200 is skipped. This additional CMU200 feature allows both more flexible and faster RF testing of Bluetooth modules. A step-by-step example with SMIQ demonstrates the principles and serves as a reference for integrating this method in user-specific test strategies.

1MA49_0E_bluetooth_transmitter_meas.pdf

Application Note - English version


18.03.2002564 kB
1GP48: Generating Bluetooth TM* Signals with SMIQ and the Application Software SMIQ-K51GP48: Generating Bluetooth TM* Signals with SMIQ and the Application Software SMIQ-K504.02.2003

A Bluetooth module is a universal radio interface using the license-free 2.4 GHz frequency band. Testing such a radio interface requires data packets as defined in the Bluetooth standard. The SMIQ-K5 application software configures the required data packets according to the standard and calculates defined elements of the packet such as the Sync. Word from the Bluetooth Device Address. Configured packets are transmitted along with modulation settings and filter parameters to SMIQ ready to perform a wide range of receiver tests.

1GP48_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


10.10.20011 MB
smiqk5_v102.zip

Installation Files for 32-bit operating systems


04.02.20031.026 MB
1EF50: Effective Test Procedures for Installing and Maintaining RF Transmitter Sites1EF50: Effective Test Procedures for Installing and Maintaining RF Transmitter Sites31.01.2003

This application note describes an effective method for generating test setups, performing measurements and producing test reports with the hand-held Spectrum Analyzer R&S FSH3

1EF50_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


01.12.20021400 kB
1EF50_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


31.01.20031450 kB
1EF48: Power Measurement on Pulsed Signals with Spectrum Analyzers1EF48: Power Measurement on Pulsed Signals with Spectrum Analyzers16.01.2003

This application note provides information about measurements on pulsed signals with a spectrum analyzer. Examples show the practical realisation of measurements like pulse width, peak power and mean power, and the limitations of spectrum analyzer measurements. A method for long time average power measurement is explained.

1EF48_2E.pdf

Application Note - English version


16.01.20032.0231 kB
1MA62: Remote Setup for 3G High Dynamic Multi Charrier Signals with SMIQ03HD and FSU / FSQ1MA62: Remote Setup for 3G High Dynamic Multi Charrier Signals with SMIQ03HD and FSU / FSQ13.12.2002

Testing multi carrier power amplifiers of the 3rd Generation requires test signals with a high dynamic range. This application note describes how a 4 carrier 3G WCDMA signal can be generated and measured with the application software SET_MC4. The software sets up to 4 SMIQ03HDs to generate the signal, and an FSU or FSQ to immediately evaluate and analyze the Adjacent Channel Leakage Ratio (ACLR) of the power amplifier. The setups are controlled remotely.
The SET_MC4 source code is also included. Modify the code to meet your individual requirements or adopt the IEEE-commands into your own setup script.

1MA62_0e_remote_setup_3G_high_dynamic_multi_charrier_sign.pdf

Application Note - English version


13.12.2002730 kB
1ma62_1.3.exe

Installation Files (requires Microsoft Installer, please download if not already installed)


13.12.20021.32 MB
1EZ51: Measurement Method for Determining the Equivalent Reflection Coefficient of Directional Couplers and Power Splitters1EZ51: Measurement Method for Determining the Equivalent Reflection Coefficient of Directional Couplers and Power Splitters13.12.2002

A new calibration method, presented by John R. Juroshek (NIST), offers fast and accurate determination of the equivalent source match of three-port devices like power-splitters and directional-couplers. The measurement result is directly displayed as normal trace on the R&S ZVM or R&S ZVK and can be stored in the most common data-formats for further processing and documentation.

1EZ51E.pdf

Application Note - English version


13.12.200211 MB
RSH01: Reproducable Noise Figure Measurement Using the Shielded Box ZA-SB10RSH01: Reproducable Noise Figure Measurement Using the Shielded Box ZA-SB1016.10.2002

Determining the noise figure of a component can be difficult in unshielded lab environments. Measuring small noise figures (less than 3 dB) and reproducing the results is sometimes not possible. These difficulties are caused by interference effects (electric fields) that can occur in any environment. A suitable remedy is a measurement environment able to shield the Device Under Test (DUT) against all interfering fields in the range up to 3 GHz. When used in conjunction with a spectrum analyzer and Noise Measurement Software FS-K3, the Shielded Box ZA-SB10 provides a complete noise measurement system.

RSH01_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


23.10.20021135 kB
RSH01_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


23.10.20021142 kB
1GP45: R&S®SMIQB60 Arbitrary Waveform Generator for R&S®SMIQ1GP45: R&S®SMIQB60 Arbitrary Waveform Generator for R&S®SMIQ24.09.2002

The SMIQB60 option is an internal two channel arbitrary waveform generator based on the modulation coder SMIQB20. SMIQB60 uses an innovative interpolation filter technique to increase memory capacity.
Waveforms can be calculated and transmitted with the external PC-Software WinIQSIM™ and stored in the non volatile memory of SMIQ. Stored waveforms can be recalled by SMIQ without using WinIQSIM™.
The cal_iqskew software can calibrate the SMIQB60 outputs for an improved dynamic range. Please read section 6 of the Application Note for more information before you use the software.

1GP45_MATH_APPENDIX.pdf

Appendix to Application Note


24.09.2002165 kB
cal_iqskew.zip

zip archive with installation files for 32bit systems


24.09.20021.02 MB
1GP45_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


24.09.200212 MB
1GP55: Fast Remote Control for R&S®SMIQ Vector Signal Generators1GP55: Fast Remote Control for R&S®SMIQ Vector Signal Generators23.09.2002

Short setting times are among the most important criteria when it comes to choosing the right signal generator, especially in production. With its extremely short setting times for frequency (<3 ms) and level (<2.5 ms), the R&S SMIQ Vector Signal Generator family easily meets the requirement. In addition, SMIQ provides two special modes where setting times can be further reduced, Fast Restore mode and List mode. This Application Note decribes both modes and gives some application examples.

1GP55_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


23.09.2002755 kB
1GP49: Generating Signals for Wireless LANs, Part I: IEEE 802.11b1GP49: Generating Signals for Wireless LANs, Part I: IEEE 802.11b11.09.2002

With Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) already entering the mass markets, generating signals to WLAN standards will become increasingly important. Signal sources are needed in R&D (or production) to test RF modules, to evaluate basic receiver functionality or when new designs are being evolved. This Application Note focuses on the most commonly used standard IEEE 802.11b. Topics covered include technical aspects of the physical layers as well as details on configuring available signal sources.

1GP49_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


11.09.20021925 kB
1GP49_1E_examples.zip

Signal Examples


11.09.20021124 kB
1MA40: Testing Power Amplifiers for 3G Base Stations1MA40: Testing Power Amplifiers for 3G Base Stations04.09.2002

This application note describes essential test setups and test procedures for 3GPP power amplifiers especially for production lines.

1MA40_0e_test_pow_amplifiers_for_3G_bs.pdf

Application Note - English version


02.09.20021756 kB
4x3GPPMulticarrier_OS1_SCV.wv

SMIQ Waveform file


04.09.20021.01 MB
1GP52: Generating 3GPP Multi Carrier Signals for Amplifier Tests with R&S®SMIQ03HD and R&S®WinIQSIM™1GP52: Generating 3GPP Multi Carrier Signals for Amplifier Tests with R&S®SMIQ03HD and R&S®WinIQSIM™02.09.2002

Power amplifiers for WCDMA/3GPP base stations should have the best possible spectral purity and smallest intermodulation distortion, in order to prevent disturbance of the neighbouring channels. To test such amplifiers, signal generators are required that can generate WCDMA signals with low noise and intermodulation over a very wide dynamic range. The R&S SMIQ03HD signal generator with its outstanding Adjacent Channel Leakage Ratio (ACLR) performance is especially designed for these applications. This application note describes how to use SMIQ03HD to get the best performance with 3GPP single and multi carrier signals.

1GP52_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


02.09.20024 MB
7BM44: Audio-to-Video Delay Measurement7BM44: Audio-to-Video Delay Measurement27.08.2002

A lack of lip synchronicity is an effect that can severely impair the quality of TV reception. With modern digital signal processing, this audio-to-video delay occurs much more often than in earlier times when analog signal generation was used. The total delay can reach several hundred milliseconds, which is immediately noticeable on a TV home receiver. To prevent such impair-ments, the audio-to-video delay must be measured.

7BM44_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


27.08.2002143 kB
1SC01: How to implement GTSL outside a test stand environment1SC01: How to implement GTSL outside a test stand environment02.07.2002

GTSL (Generic Test Software Library ) is part of the production test systems R&S TS7100/ TS7180, simplifies very much test programming with the CMU200 and can be used together with the ”Test Executive” TestStand ® from National Instruments. This application note shows how GTSL can be implemented outside a TestStand ® environment and describes the accompanying source code of a demo ”Test Executive” developed in Microsoft ® Visual C++.

GTSL.PDF

GTSL-How to implement GTSL outside a test stand environment


02.07.20021719 kB
1SC01.exe

Installation Files


03.07.20021.03 MB
1EF49: How To Demonstrate Improved ACLR Dynamic Range With FSU and Noise Correction1EF49: How To Demonstrate Improved ACLR Dynamic Range With FSU and Noise Correction16.05.2002

This application note provides information about the ACLR measurement with noise correction. The basic requirements and the limiting factors of a spectrum analyzer are explained. Dynamic range improvements by means of a noise correction is presented. Measurement examples show the practical realisation ACLR measurements.

1EF49_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


16.05.20021.0202 kB
1EZ50: Conversion Gain Measurements on Mixers with Different Input and Output Impedances1EZ50: Conversion Gain Measurements on Mixers with Different Input and Output Impedances16.05.2002

This Application Note describes how to configure and calibrate R&S ZVR network analyzers for conversion gain measurements of devices with two ports that have different impedances. Thus accurate measurements on frequency-converting devices such as low noise converters of sattellite receivers are possible.

1EZ50_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


16.05.2002385 kB
7BM30: Phase Jitter in DTV Signals7BM30: Phase Jitter in DTV Signals16.05.2002
7BM30_0E.pdf

Phase Jitter in DTV Signals


16.05.2002376 kB
7BM30_0E.pdf

Phase Jitter in DTV Signals


16.05.2002182 kB
7BM03: Bit Error Ratio BER in DVB as a Function of S/N7BM03: Bit Error Ratio BER in DVB as a Function of S/N08.05.2002

White noise of a defined power is superimposed on the DVB signal. From the noise and the modulated DVB signal, the S/N respectively the C/N ratio in dB (with consideration of the 'roll off' factor) can be calculated. After conversion, the corresponding BER is obtained for each S/N value.

7BM03_3E.pdf

Application Note - English version


08.05.20023220 kB
1MA57: Demonstration of BER Test with R&S®SMIQ or R&S®AMIQ and R&S®FSP or R&S®FSU1MA57: Demonstration of BER Test with R&S®SMIQ or R&S®AMIQ and R&S®FSP or R&S®FSU06.05.2002

Two test setups which demonstrate the Bit Error Rate (BER) test function of either an SMIQ (with option B21) or an AMIQ (with option B1) are described. The tester generates the FSK modulated RF or IF signal as well as carries out the BER test. The analog Marker FM Demodulator from an FSP/FSU spectrum analyzer is used as an online FSK demodulator.

1MA57_0E_demonstration_of_BER_test.pdf

Application Note - English version


06.05.2002338 kB
BERDEMO_FSP_IF12_5MHZ.iqs

BER WinIQSim Demonstration File for 12.5MHz IF


03.05.200298 kB
1GP54: R&S®SMIQ/ABFS TV SMIQ/ABFS remote display1GP54: R&S®SMIQ/ABFS TV SMIQ/ABFS remote display02.05.2002

SMIQ/ABFS TV shows the SMIQ or ABFS display remotely on any Windows™ PC

1GP54_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


02.05.2002373 kB
SMIQ_ABFS_TV.zip

Installation Files for 32-bit operating systems


02.05.200212 MB
1SP01: Produktionstestsysteme- Funktionstest von Businesstelefonen1SP01: Produktionstestsysteme- Funktionstest von Businesstelefonen08.04.2002
Productiontestsystem- Funtional Test of Business Telephones

Application Note - English version


08.04.2002561 kB
Productiontestsystem- Funtional Test of Business Telephones

Application Note - English version


05.02.2002569 kB
7BM38: Design and Use of a DTV Monitoring System consisting of R&S®DVQ(M), R&S®DVMD/DVRM and R&S®DVRG7BM38: Design and Use of a DTV Monitoring System consisting of R&S®DVQ(M), R&S®DVMD/DVRM and R&S®DVRG15.02.2002

When monitoring transmission systems it is often necessary to control the monitoring equipment and to check the measurement results from a remote station. The user may also be interested to know which transmission data cause an error or violate a standard. Rohde & Schwarz offers several instruments that meet all these requirements in the field of digital TV transmission. This application note gives an overview of the design and use of a DTV monitoring system made up of the above-mentioned instruments and meeting the requirements.

7BM38_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


15.02.20022332 kB
1EZ27: Frequency Conversion Measurements with Vector Network Analyzer R&S®ZVR1EZ27: Frequency Conversion Measurements with Vector Network Analyzer R&S®ZVR25.01.2002

Vector Network Analyzer ZVR is able to control two external generators via the IEC/IEEE bus in the frequency conversion mode. This feature allows to make automatic measurements on DUTs with up to two frequency converters. For the measurement of the conversion response over the whole frequency range, one of the two generators must be swept. Since this frequency variation is controlled via the IEC/IEEE bus, the sweep time must be increased (automatically) depending on the used generator. Very short sweep time is possible by the use of a generator SME or SMP and the IEC+TTL remote mode. In this case the generator operates in the frequency list mode triggered by ZVR.

1EZ27_0L.pdf

Application Note - English version


25.01.2002116 kB
1EZ28: Producing Epicycloid Traces1EZ28: Producing Epicycloid Traces25.01.2002

This is a very special application note for all those who have seen the ZVatch (ZVR watch) and not really believed the nice red curve on its face. This curve can actually be generated with a Vector Network Analyzer ZVR.

1EZ28_0L.pdf

Application Note - English version


25.01.2002103 kB
7BM07: Integration of DTV Recorder Generator DVRG into a TCP/IP Network7BM07: Integration of DTV Recorder Generator DVRG into a TCP/IP Network24.01.2002

The DTV recorder generator DVRG is a useful tool for recording and replaying MPEG2 transport streams in addition to uncompressed video (ITU -R B.T. 601).[[ br />Due to their length and data rate the streams can become very large and might not be able to transfer through the internal CD-R drive. This application note describes how a Microsoft network can be setup for a quick file transfer and remote operation of DVRG.

7BM07_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


24.01.20021337 kB
1EZ38: Frequently Asked Questions about Vector Network Analyzer R&S®ZVR1EZ38: Frequently Asked Questions about Vector Network Analyzer R&S®ZVR23.01.2002

A collection of frequently occurring customer questions on using the ZVR analyzer, calibration, virtual transform networks, and additional applications.

1EZ38_3E.pdf

Application Note - English version


28.07.1998370 kB
1EZ38_3E.pdf

Application Note - English version


23.01.2002380 kB
1EE20: Storing and Loading Complete Test Receiver Data Records via IEC/IEEE-Bus1EE20: Storing and Loading Complete Test Receiver Data Records via IEC/IEEE-Bus18.01.2002

Especially with test receivers not comprising a built-in disk drive (ESHS10, ESVS10, ESVD, ESVB and ESPC) it is necessary to store instrument settings before a firmware update or before changing the battery of the static memory to be able to restore the settings later on. Frequently it is desirable to exchange settings or comprehensive data like transducer sets between receivers, or receivers have to be set up to suit different applications.

1EE20_0E.exe

Installation Files - English version


18.01.20021.050 kB
1EE20_0D.exe

Installation Files - German version


18.01.20021.050 kB
1EE20_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


18.01.2002128 kB
1EE20_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


18.01.2002129 kB
1EE05: Spectral display of RF analysis of Test Receivers on a PC1EE05: Spectral display of RF analysis of Test Receivers on a PC18.01.2002

All models of the receiver family ESXS are equipped with a remote-control interface to IEC 625-2 (IEEE 488.2). Via this bus almost all instrument settings can be effected, measurements triggered and test results read in by the PC.

1EE05_1E.exe

Installation Files


18.01.20021.068 kB
1EE05_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


03.06.1998158 kB
1EE05_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


18.01.2002159 kB
1EE13: Radiomonitoring with Test Receivers R&S®ESN/ESVN1EE13: Radiomonitoring with Test Receivers R&S®ESN/ESVN18.01.2002

The constantly increasing number of telecommunication services and subscribers is putting more and more pressure on the availability of already scarse frequencies. Authorities responsible for monitoring and regulating the radio traffic are confronted with more and more complex problems relating to radiomonitoring and frequency management. Without exact data - a prerequisite for monitoring existing installations and planning new services - it is impossible to solve the problem. It is essential to use the proper measurement equipment. This Application Note deals with the following measurements: Measuring various signal parameters at defined frequencies. Monitoring emissions for compliance with specified limits for field strength, modulation depth/index, frequency deviation and offset.

1EE13_0D.exe

Installation Files - German version


18.01.20021.0472 kB
1EE13_0E.exe

Installation Files - English version


18.01.20021.0472 kB
1EE13_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


18.01.2002157 kB
1EE13_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


18.01.2002159 kB
1EE19: Exchanging Data Records between Different Test Receiver Models1EE19: Exchanging Data Records between Different Test Receiver Models18.01.2002

Rohde & Schwarz test receivers of the ESXS, ESS and ESXN series are equipped with a 3.5' floppy-disk drive so that receiver settings, scan results, limit lines, transducer factors and whole sets of transducers can be stored on a floppy disk and reloaded into the receiver. Data can only be loaded into the receiver type from which they have been stored. The reason is that data eg from an ESHS30, which operates in the frequency range from 9 kHz to 30 Hz, should not be loaded into an ESVS30 as the data of the two units may be incompatible to because of the different frequency ranges alone (ESVS30: 20 MHz to 1000 MHz). However, in some cases it may be desirable to load an ESVS20 file into an ESVS30, or an ESN file into an ESVN40.

1EE19_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


18.01.2002124 kB
1EE19_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


18.01.2002125 kB
1EE19_0E.exe

Installation Files - English version


18.01.20021.036 kB
1EE19_0D.exe

Installation Files - German version


18.01.20021.036 kB
1EE21: ASCII Conversion of Binary Data from Test Receiver for Generation of Test Report on PC1EE21: ASCII Conversion of Binary Data from Test Receiver for Generation of Test Report on PC18.01.2002

It is frequently desired to process the results stored on the floppy on a PC, eg for the generation of customer-specific test reports by means of a word processing system. To enable processing on an external PC, the binary data usually need conversion into an ASCII format. This is possible by means of the ESXS2ASC.EXE program. The program is available free of charge from your Rohde & Schwarz representative.

1EE21_6E.exe

Installation Files


18.01.20026.0129 kB
1EE21_4E.pdf

Application Note - English version


18.01.2002474 kB
1EE21_4E.pdf

Application Note - English version


18.01.2002477 kB
1EF32: ACP Measurement according to IS 54 (NADC) using the R&S®FSE Spectrum Analyzers1EF32: ACP Measurement according to IS 54 (NADC) using the R&S®FSE Spectrum Analyzers17.01.2002

In digital wireless communication systems one or multiple users are assigned to a physical RF channel. With analog systems only one user per carrier is possible. Output spectrum of the transmitter has to be restricted to the assigned channel in order to avoid interference with the neighbor channels. With the switch over to digital modulation formats more user per channel are possible. They share one channel by using only part of the time for transmission (Time Division Multiplex Access, TDMA) or by coding the transmission by orthogonal sequences for distinction to other users (Code Division Multiples Access, CDMA). Beneath the restriction of modulation spectrum with TDMA systems also time behavior of the transmitted signal is critical. One reason is that in a multi-user situation only one user is allowed to transmit within his assigned time slots. Another reason is that by switching a carrier on and off spectrum of the transmitter splatters and causes additional interference in other RF channels.

1EF32_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


17.01.2002149 kB
1EF32_NADC_ACP.exe

Instrument settings - self extracting archive


17.01.20021.024 kB
1EF24: Measurements on PCS1900 Base Stations According to J-STD-0071EF24: Measurements on PCS1900 Base Stations According to J-STD-00717.01.2002

The following application note describes the function and operation of user menus for FSE Spectrum Analyzers including option Vector Signal Analysis (FSE-B7). For measurements according to the PCS 1900 standard user menus are provided, which perform settings on FSE for Base Station testing required in the standard. The menu and the accompanying setups are stored on a floppy disk. For operation of the menus firmware version 1.40 or higher is required. Option Vector Signal Analysis FSE-B7 has to be installed for the use of the application menu.

1EF24_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


17.01.2002583 kB
1EF16: Phase Noise Measurements with Spectrum Analyzers of the FSE family1EF16: Phase Noise Measurements with Spectrum Analyzers of the FSE family16.01.2002

In addition to frequency, power and long-term stability, short-term stability or its equivalent, phase noise, is an important characteristic of signal sources. For example, the phase noise of conversion oscillators of receivers obtained in the presence of a strong signal determines adjacent-channel sensitivity. In the case of transmitters, the phase noise of the oscillator together with the modulator characteristics is responsible for the power generated in adjacent channels. The phase noise of oscillators or synthesizers and the relevant measurements therefore play an important role in radio transmission systems.

1EPAN16E.pdf

Application Note - English version


16.01.2002110 kB
1EPAN16E.pdf

Application Note - English version


16.01.2002113 kB
1EF17: Measurement of Spurious Emissions of GSM, DCS 1800 and PCS 1900 Transmitters with Spectrum Analyzers of the R&S®FSE Family1EF17: Measurement of Spurious Emissions of GSM, DCS 1800 and PCS 1900 Transmitters with Spectrum Analyzers of the R&S®FSE Family16.01.2002

Measuring the spurious emissions of transmitters used in GSM, DCS 1800 and PCS 1900 networks requires highly complex test setups since con-ventional spectrum analyzers do not have the necessary dynamic range. To obtain this range, notch filters are used to suppress the useful sig-nal. The spectrum analyzers of the FSE family make it possible for the first time to verify com-pliance with stipulated limit values for spurious emissions within the transmission band and out-side the reception band without the use of notch filters. The measurement problem and its solution by means of FSE are described in the following by way of the example of a GSM base station.

1EPAN17E.pdf

Application Note - English version


16.01.2002231 kB
1EPAN17E.pdf

Application Note - English version


16.01.2002243 kB
1EF18: Measurement of Power Ramps of GSM, DCS1800 and PCS1900 Signals with Spectrum Analyzers of the R&S®FSE Family1EF18: Measurement of Power Ramps of GSM, DCS1800 and PCS1900 Signals with Spectrum Analyzers of the R&S®FSE Family16.01.2002

TDMA communications systems like GSM, DCS 1800 or PCS 1900 make effective use of the frequency spectrum by assigning several subscribers to the same frequency channel. Each subscriber has access to one predefined time slot for transmitting information. With GSM eight subscribers share one frequency channel with a bandwidth of 200 kHz. In order not to disturb the other users of the 200-kHz channel it has to be ensured that, for instance, a mobile sends in the assigned time slot only and that no power is emitted by the transmitter at other times. For this reason the transmitter power is practically switched off in the transmission intervals.

1EPAN18E.pdf

Application Note - English version


16.01.2002161 kB
1EPAN18E.pdf

Application Note - English version


16.01.2002165 kB
1EF23: Measurements on GSM Base Stations According to Rec. 11.201EF23: Measurements on GSM Base Stations According to Rec. 11.2016.01.2002

The following application note describes the function and operation of user menus for FSE Spectrum Analyzers including option Vector Signal Analysis (FSE-B7). For measurements according to the GSM standard user menus are provided, which perform settings on FSE for Base Station testing required in the standard. The menu and the accompanying setups are stored on a floppy disk. For operation of the menus firmware version 1.40 or higher is required. Option Vector Signal Analysis FSE-B7 has to be installed for the use of the application menu.

1EF23_gsm1120.exe

Instrument settings - self extracting archive


16.01.20021.042 kB
1EF23_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


16.01.2002352 kB
1CM32: GSM / EDGE Base Station Bit Error Rate Testing with R&S®CMU3001CM32: GSM / EDGE Base Station Bit Error Rate Testing with R&S®CMU30015.01.2002

This Application Note provides an overview of the Bit Error Rate (BER) test capabilities of the Universal Radiocommunication Tester CMU300 on GSM / EDGE Base Stations. It includes information about measurement principles, the supported test environment and channels, CMU settings, operation, and ordering information.

1CM32_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


15.01.2002882 kB
1EF45: Spurious Emission Measurement on 3GPP Base Station Transmitters1EF45: Spurious Emission Measurement on 3GPP Base Station Transmitters10.01.2002

This application note provides information about the spurious emission measurement on 3 GPP base station transmitters. The basic requirements and the limiting factors of a spectrum analyzer are explained in detail. Dynamic range calculations with measurement examples show the practical realisation of spurious emission measurements.

1EF45_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


10.01.2002266 kB
1GA42: Transfering Files from a R&S®UPL Audio Analyzer to an external PC via the RS-232-C Interface1GA42: Transfering Files from a R&S®UPL Audio Analyzer to an external PC via the RS-232-C Interface15.11.2001

The UPL Audio Analyzer can be remote-controlled via the IEEE bus or the RS-232-C interface. Test results are output either individually or in blocks. ASCII or binary files such as setup files can be transferred to the audio analyzer from an external controller. This Application transfers files from the audio analyzer to an external controller via the serial interface. Utility programs for the audio analyzer and the external controller (PC) are required.

1GA42_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


15.11.2001245 kB
1GA42_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


02.11.2001273 kB
1GP41: 3GPP FDD Base Station Tests with Vector Signal Generator R&S®SMIQ1GP41: 3GPP FDD Base Station Tests with Vector Signal Generator R&S®SMIQ26.10.2001

This application note describes in detail how 3GPP FDD base stations can be tested with signal generators, according to 3GPP specification TS25.141. Nearly all of those tests can be performed using signal generators and analyzers. For each measurement, the recommended test setup and signal generator settings are given.

1GP41_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


26.10.20013 MB
1MA43: Swept Adjacent Channel Power Analysis on Digital TV Amplifiers1MA43: Swept Adjacent Channel Power Analysis on Digital TV Amplifiers16.10.2001

Adjacent Channel Power performance of power amplifiers used in digital TV systems has to be guaranteed over a wide frequency range, 54 to 890 MHz, which may lead to time consuming test procedures. The application software described here provides swept ACP analysis, using AMIQ and SMIQ for signal generation and FSP, FSU or FSE for signal analysis. ACP measurement is performed according to FCC Regulation 47CFR 73.622(h).

1MA43_0E_swept_ACP_analysis.pdf

Application Note - English version


01.06.2001170 kB
Swept_ACP_Analysis.msi

Installation Files (requires Microsoft Installer, please download if not already installed)


01.06.200111 MB
7TS01: NETLINK7TS01: NETLINK01.10.2001

- not available -

7TS01_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


01.10.2001268 kB
7TS01_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


12.01.2007739 kB
1EF44: Measurements on 3GPP Base Station Transmitter Signals1EF44: Measurements on 3GPP Base Station Transmitter Signals17.08.2001

This application note explains the measurements on 3GPP Base Station Transmitter signals according to TS 25.141, using the Signal Analyzer FSIQ with the Code Domain Power application firmware FSIQ-K72.

1EF44_1E.PDF

Application Note - English version


17.08.20011303 kB
1MA46: Transmitter and Receiver Measurements on Bluetooth Modules with R&S®CMU2001MA46: Transmitter and Receiver Measurements on Bluetooth Modules with R&S®CMU20006.08.2001

The Rohde & Schwarz CMU200 test set can be configured as a standalone Bluetooth test solution for production, R&D, service and QA use, and is the fastest signalling tester for Bluetooth test modes available. This document is intended as a guide to configuring the available measurements to achieve test scenarios very close to the relevant Bluetooth test specifications. BLUETOOTH is a trademark owned by its proprietor and used by Rohde & Schwarz under license.

1MA46_0E_transmitter_and_receiver_meas_Bluetooth_mod.pdf

Application Note - English version


06.08.2001390 kB
1GP43: Program for Measurement Uncertainty Analysis with Rohde & Schwarz Power Meters1GP43: Program for Measurement Uncertainty Analysis with Rohde & Schwarz Power Meters26.07.2001

The application note describes the Measurement Uncertainty Analysis Program NRV-Z. The program is used to determine measurement uncertainties that inevitably arise when using power meters. In particular, it covers the NRV-Z family of thermal sensors and diode sensors for high-precision power measurements, as well as the compatible basic units NRVD, NRVS and URV55.

1GP43_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


26.07.2001140 kB
1GP43_0E.exe

Installation Files for 32-bit operating systems


19.06.20011.04 MB
7BM22: Calibration Procedure for Video Equipment7BM22: Calibration Procedure for Video Equipment20.07.2001

Since the video signal - composite or component - is a most complex one regarding the spectral density or even the group delay in the baseband, you need special procedures to measure the signal parameters with an objective and absolute accuracy of less than one percent over the whole frequency range up to 6 MHz. The following describes a method allowing the precise measurement of a baseband signal, which then may be taken for the calibration of video analyzers such as the well-known R&S units UAF or UVF and future products.

7BM22_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


20.07.2001116 kB
7BM27: The most common abbreviations used in the standards for digital TV: MPEG2, DVB and ATSC7BM27: The most common abbreviations used in the standards for digital TV: MPEG2, DVB and ATSC20.07.2001

The introduction of the transmission of compressed TV signals to MPEG2 and DVB for cable, satellite and terrestrial (COFDM) lead to the creation of many abbreviations that have to be explained to the “uninitiated”. In the previous three lines, three abbreviations whose meanings are not obvious have already been mentioned. A table explaining what these abbreviations mean is therefore essential.

7BM27_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


20.07.200159 kB
7BM09: C/N Ratio at Low Carrier Frequencies in R&S®SFQ7BM09: C/N Ratio at Low Carrier Frequencies in R&S®SFQ20.07.2001

- not available -

7BM09_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


20.07.20011 MB
7BM09_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


20.07.20011 MB
7BM15: 2T pulse shapes7BM15: 2T pulse shapes20.07.2001

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7BM15_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


20.07.200188 kB
7BM23: ZONE PLATE SIGNALS 525 Lines Standard M/NTSC7BM23: ZONE PLATE SIGNALS 525 Lines Standard M/NTSC20.07.2001

- not available -

7BM23_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


20.07.2001553 kB
7BM08: SFQ_CNCAL: SFQ Noise Correction Calibration Software7BM08: SFQ_CNCAL: SFQ Noise Correction Calibration Software20.07.2001

This program applies to SFQs which are equipped with the first generation of noise generators (Var 02) and with FW version 1.24 or higher. [[ br /> One of the most important measurements of DVB systems concern noise margins. The C/N signal produced by the SFQ needs to be as accurate as possible. [[ br /> The present application note is intended to this purpose, with a special calibration process.

7BM08_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


20.07.200165 kB
7BM11: Measurement the inherent noise of a TV Receiver/Demodulator7BM11: Measurement the inherent noise of a TV Receiver/Demodulator20.07.2001

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7BM11_0Y.pdf

Application Note - English and German version


20.07.200138 kB
7BM16: Video Analyzer R&S®UAF as IEC 625 (IEEE 488)-BUS Controller7BM16: Video Analyzer R&S®UAF as IEC 625 (IEEE 488)-BUS Controller20.07.2001

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7BM16_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


20.07.200141 kB
7BM21: Bandwidth of video signals from generators with purely digital signal generation7BM21: Bandwidth of video signals from generators with purely digital signal generation20.07.2001

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7BM21_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


20.07.2001115 kB
7BM19: The digital Video Standard according to ITU-R BT. 601/6567BM19: The digital Video Standard according to ITU-R BT. 601/65620.07.2001

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7BM19_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


20.07.2001130 kB
7BM13: Delay measurements in digital TV studios with Digital Video Component Analyzer VCA7BM13: Delay measurements in digital TV studios with Digital Video Component Analyzer VCA20.07.2001

- not available -

7BM13_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


20.07.200198 kB
7BM18: Incorrect colours in the RGB display of the 'digital' colour bar7BM18: Incorrect colours in the RGB display of the 'digital' colour bar20.07.2001

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7BM18_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


20.07.2001250 kB
7BM28: Vision-sound intercarrier measurement7BM28: Vision-sound intercarrier measurement20.07.2001

- not available -

7BM28_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


20.07.20010E186 kB
7BM20: Time Delay Measurement in the Digital Studio7BM20: Time Delay Measurement in the Digital Studio20.07.2001

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7BM20_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


20.07.2001653 kB
7BM25: Signals produced by SAF and SFF - Standard BG/PAL and N/PAL7BM25: Signals produced by SAF and SFF - Standard BG/PAL and N/PAL20.07.2001

- not available -

7BM25_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


20.07.20013 MB
7BM24: ZONE PLATE SIGNALS 625 Lines Standard BG/PAL7BM24: ZONE PLATE SIGNALS 625 Lines Standard BG/PAL20.07.2001

- not available -

7BM24_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


20.07.2001563 kB
7BM12: RF Level Measurement Accuracy of DTV Test Receivers7BM12: RF Level Measurement Accuracy of DTV Test Receivers20.07.2001

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7BM12_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


20.07.2001300 kB
7BM10: Reference factor between RF (referenced to sync top level) and VF7BM10: Reference factor between RF (referenced to sync top level) and VF20.07.2001

- not available -

7BM10_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


16.10.201235 kB
1GP46: PC Software AlmanacUploader for R&S®SMIQ with option R&S®SMIQB51 (Digital Standard GPS)1GP46: PC Software AlmanacUploader for R&S®SMIQ with option R&S®SMIQB51 (Digital Standard GPS)02.07.2001

This software converts System Effectiveness Model (SEM) almanac files to Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation data as transmitted by GPS satellites, and transfers the data to SMIQ to generate GPS signals in combination with option SMIQB51 – Digital Standard GPS.

1GP46_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


02.07.2001267 kB
setup.exe

Installation Files for 32-bit operating systems


15.05.20011.02 MB
1GP42: Level Accuracy and Electronic Level Settings of SMIQ1GP42: Level Accuracy and Electronic Level Settings of SMIQ14.05.2001

Most signal generators are equipped with a mechanical attenuator. Those attenuators are exposed to mechanical stress due to mechanical switching. To avoid mechanical stress on the attenuator the SMIQ is additionally equipped with two electronic attenuator functions that provide level settings without degrading attenuator performance and without exposing the attenuator to mechanical stress. These functions are especially useful in production and production testing where frequent level setting is necessary.

1GP42_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


14.05.2001746 kB
7BM04: Hints for Using the Ethernet Interface of DVQ7BM04: Hints for Using the Ethernet Interface of DVQ26.04.2001

This application note is to provide a basic understanding as to the configuration and control of DVQ via an Ethernet link.

7BM04_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


26.04.2001174 kB
FTK01_0E: Web over DTVFTK01_0E: Web over DTV30.03.2001

DTV IP Inserter DIP
1. Network for IP Insertion
2. Insertion rate up to 10 Mbps
3. Insertion rate higher than 10 Mbps
4. Demonstration Scenario
5. Demonstration Scenario End to End

FTK01_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


30.03.2001650 kB
1MA34: Generating and Analyzing CDMA2000® Signals1MA34: Generating and Analyzing CDMA2000® Signals27.03.2001

This application note describes measurements compliant with the cdma2000 standard described in TIA/EIA-97-C and TIA/EIA-98-C. The primary focus is on solutions for generating and analyzing cdma2000 signals with equipment from Rohde & Schwarz. The special characteristics that make the signal generators and signal analyzers eminently suitable for this purpose are detailed.

CDMA2000.zip

WinIQSIM cdma2000 example files and standard test signals


27.03.200136 kB
cdma2000.lia

Limit Line setup for FSIQ tests


27.03.200122 kB
1MA34_0E_CDMA2000_signals.pdf

Application Note - English version


27.03.20011 MB
1GP44: PC Software SetupAccelerator: High speed save / restore for 3GPP Signals (for SMIQ option SMIQB48)1GP44: PC Software SetupAccelerator: High speed save / restore for 3GPP Signals (for SMIQ option SMIQB48)21.03.2001

This software provides quick save and restore for SMIQ 3GPP/W-CDMA setups, including channel coding scenarios with different parameters and varying data rates. Parameter changes in 3GPP/W-CDMA menus often require a lengthy re-computation of the signal to generate: use SetupAccelerator to save up to eight precomputed data sequences with all characteristic SMIQ system parameters to a PC and upload these signals back to the signal generator within about two minutes, when needed.

SETUPACC.exe

Installation File for 32-bit operating systems


22.01.20010.52 MB
1GP44_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


21.03.200169 kB
7BM05: Fading Channel Simulation in DVB7BM05: Fading Channel Simulation in DVB06.02.2001

Fading is known from shortwave transmission, where the received field strength level may strongly vary due to atmospheric disturbances. In analog TV, the term 'fading' is practically unknown. Rather, one talks of 'antenna shadows' or 'ghost images'. The effect in question, however, is fading, ie constant reflection of the eletromagnetic waves emitted by the TV transmitter by walls of buildings, mountain slopes and similar reflecting natural or artificial obstacles. In analog TV, fading is of minor importance since the effects thereof can be eliminated almost completely through the directivity and exact orientation of the Yagi roof antenna for stationary TV reception at home. [[ br />Fading effects can also be observed in analog cable TV, for example in a block of flats linked to the cable network with one or several antenna sockets in every flat. If the taps for the sockets are not match-terminated, reflections with constant level and constant phase arise which may cause level reductions of several dB at exactly calculable points in the cable. [[ br />Moreover, the reception of TV signals broadcast via satellite can be impaired by fading. A known phenomenon is flickering of the received picture, produced by planes flying past or a drop in receive field strength caused by an approaching thunderstorm. All the above receive conditions have one thing in common: reception is stationary with a direct line of sight to the TV transmitter. [[ br />Looking at receive conditions in DVB, the effects in cable and satellite reception (DVB-C and DVB-S) are found to be similar as in analog reception. In these two modes reception is stationary, too. Terrestrial transmission (DVB-T) not only provides for stationary operation but also for portable and mobile reception. This considerably accentuates the effects of fading. [[ br />In this application note we investigate fading effects in DVB, with the emphasis on those in DVB-T signals.

7BM05_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


06.02.200111 MB
1MA31: Generating Bluetooth RF Test Signals with R&S®SMIQ Signal Generator1MA31: Generating Bluetooth RF Test Signals with R&S®SMIQ Signal Generator30.01.2001

With SMIQ Signal Generator you can generate the most important Bluetooth RF test signals fast and conveniently. This application note comes with files containing modulation data for various payload patterns and burst lengths. A list of patterns is included. With the transfer software, also enclosed with this application note, you can load the data records into SMIQ and start testing immediately. BLUETOOTH is a registered trademark of Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson, Sweden.

1MA31_0E_gen_bluetooth_RF_test_sig.pdf

Application Note - English version


30.01.2001926 kB
LOAD_31.exe

Self Expanding file containing:
- the Bluetooth data records described in this application note
- the smiq_k1.exe transfer program
- the load_31.bat batch program


30.01.2001178 kB
1EZ48: Measurement Accuracy of the R&S®ZVK Vector Network Analyzer1EZ48: Measurement Accuracy of the R&S®ZVK Vector Network Analyzer24.01.2001

Measurement deviations due to systematic errors of a network analysis system can be drastically reduced by an appropriate system error calibration. After system error correction, the residual measurement uncertainties are - besides the stability, linearity, and dynamic range of the network analyzer system - mainly affected by the quality of the calibration standards and the repeatability of the connections. The effective measurement accuracy of the network analysis system can be determined using the results of successive verification measurements utilizing highly precise verification standards.

1EZ48_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


24.01.2001826 kB
1EZ48_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


24.01.2001820 kB
1EF41: Measurement of Adjacent Channel Leakage Power on 3GPP W-CDMA Signals with the FSP1EF41: Measurement of Adjacent Channel Leakage Power on 3GPP W-CDMA Signals with the FSP12.01.2001

This application note explains the concept of Adjacent Channel Leakage Ratio (ACLR) measurement on 3GPP W-CDMA signals with the spectrum analyzer FSP. Optimum operation for both the integrated bandwidth method and the new time domain method are shown via explanation of the signal behavior and the internal structure of the FSP. With the time domain method the spectrum analyzer family FSP provides a new approach featuring a very short measurement time compared to the integrated bandwidth method.

1EF41_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


12.01.2001656 kB
1MA32: Noise Figure Measurements on Amplifiers in Pulsed Mode1MA32: Noise Figure Measurements on Amplifiers in Pulsed Mode19.12.2000

Power amplifiers in digital TDMA mobile phones are fed with current only during the active slot to save power. Using conventional measuring equipment, the noise figure, an important parameter in power amplifiers, can only be determined with the amplifier in continuous operation. However, continuous operation can lead to amplifier overload and produce distorted results. Now there is a convenient way of determining the noise figure of amplifiers with pulsed power supply: using a Spectrum Analyzer (FSP or FSE or FSIQ or ESI), Noise Measurement Software FS-K3 and a function or pulse generator.

1MA32_0E_noise_figure_meas.pdf

Application Note - English version


18.12.2000612 kB
1MA32_0E_noise_figure_meas.pdf

Application Note - English version


19.12.2000605 kB
1GP39: WCDMA Signal Generator Solutions by Rohde & Schwarz1GP39: WCDMA Signal Generator Solutions by Rohde & Schwarz27.11.2000

The SMIQB Vector Signal Generator and the AMIQ I/Q Modulation Generator with the WinIQSIM™ software are outstanding signal sources for 3rd generation communication systems. This paper describes how to apply R&S signal generators for 3GPP WCDMA measurements, and introduces 3GPP WCDMA and related measurement applications.

1GP39_1E.pdf

Application Note - English version


27.11.200012 MB
1GP40: Floppy Disk Control of the I/Q Modulation Generator R&S®AMIQ1GP40: Floppy Disk Control of the I/Q Modulation Generator R&S®AMIQ26.07.2000

The I/Q Modulation Generator AMIQ is best controlled by the software package WinIQSIM™. However, for some applications it is necessary to control the AMIQ via a floppy disk. The application note introduces a convenient and easy to use solution for creating a control floppy disk. A detailed description of the process to generate a waveform to fit on a 1.44 MB floppy disk, and how to transfer the waveform to the AMIQ and trigger the waveform from the floppy disk is provided.

1GP40_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


26.07.2000981 kB
1MA19: Mobile Tests for GSM under Fading Conditions1MA19: Mobile Tests for GSM under Fading Conditions23.05.2000

This application note describes how the most important fading tests for mobile phonesin all GSM frequency bands can be carried out cost-effectively using a combination of a CRTP/C02 Radiocommunication Tester and SMIQ Signal Generator.

1MA19_0E_mobile_tests_for_GSM.pdf

Application Note - English version


23.05.2000190 kB
1MA19_0.exe

Installation Files for CRTP / CRTC


12.03.1999178 kB