Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) released the SMCV100B, a signal generator that covers 5G NR extended FR1 frequency range up to 7.126 GHz. It leverages the R&S WinIQSIM2 simulation software, which supports common cellular and wireless connectivity standard. This includes standards for IoT and Wi-Fi.
Working within the automotive industry, the R&S SMCV100B is suitable for end-of-line testing of radios and GNSS navigation equipment. Per a company press release, for Go/NoGo tests, the generator can output GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou signals of a single navigation satellite. Predefined, time-limited I/Q sequences can be output for functional tests with fixed satellite positions.
The generator also supports analog and digital radio standards in addition to second and third-generation digital terrestrial and satellite-based television standards.
A direct RF concept to generate output signals for frequencies up to 2.5GHz is used to allow I/Q modulation and RF signal generation for performance in the digital domain. This concept supports enhanced SSB phase noise performance.