R&S®SMJ100A Vector Signal Generator

Versatility in signal generation

Application Notes
File NameLast Modified
1MA09: FreRes - Program for Frequency Response Measurements1MA09: FreRes - Program for Frequency Response Measurements08.04.2014

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_42e_FreRes.pdf

Application Note - English version


09.12.201342e852 kB
FreRes MacOSx

Installation File for MacOSx


28.03.20145.0.49 MB
FreRes 32 bit

Installation File for Windows


08.04.20145.0.513 MB
FreRes 64 bit

Installation File for Windows 64-Bit


08.04.20145.0.519 MB
1MA74: RSCommander - Versatile Software Tool for Rohde & Schwarz Instruments1MA74: RSCommander - Versatile Software Tool for Rohde & Schwarz Instruments25.03.2014

RSCommander is a versatile software tool for a wide range of Rohde & Schwarz spectrum analyzers, signal generators and network analyzers for making hardcopies, reading traces and uploading user correction data for linearization.

1MA74_09e_RSCommander.pdf

Application Note - English Version


07.02.20119e2 MB
Supported_Devices_1.6.2.xls

Devices supported by the RSCommander


24.03.20141.6.245 kB
RSCommander

Installation File for Windows (XP, Vista, 7)


24.03.20141.6.25 MB
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.

How to use Rohde & Schwarz Instruments in MATLAB®
English
18.03.20149e3 MB
Attached files
English
18.03.20141.2.026 kB
Custom MATLAB drivers
English
18.03.20141.0.0788 kB
History file for 1MA171
English
18.03.2014284 kB
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


03.02.20142.810 MB
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


03.02.20142.8155 kB
1GP96: CDM-Toolbox - Digital Modulation in a simple way1GP96: CDM-Toolbox - Digital Modulation in a simple way23.01.2014

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.

CDM-Toolbox Installer
English
23.01.20141.5.010 MB
1GP96_1E_CDM_Toolbox

Application Note - English Version


23.01.20141E2 MB
1MA152: Intelligent Transportation Systems Using IEEE 802.11p1MA152: Intelligent Transportation Systems Using IEEE 802.11p23.01.2014

For several years, automobile makers and government agencies have sought ways to improve safety on roadways and effectively manage traffic flow. As wireless communication systems are advancing, the vision of automobiles talking to each other and to roadside units is becoming a reality. These planned automotive wireless communication systems are known as ITS (Intelligent Transportation System). This paper will provide an overview of the current status of the ITS worldwide with a focus on the IEEE 802.11p PHY. Additionally, the paper provides information on test and measurement solutions for devices and components used in ITS.

1MA152_3e_ITS using 802_11p.pdf

Application Note - English Version


23.01.20143e932 kB
1MA196: Using Forum Application for Instrument Remote Control1MA196: Using Forum Application for Instrument Remote Control19.11.2013

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.

Forum Installer
English
28.11.20132.1.0.14546 MB
1MA196_5e_Using_Forum_Application_for_Instrument_Remote_Control
English
27.02.20145e847 kB
History file
English
27.02.2014277 kB
Forum Scripts
English
27.02.20141.1.07 kB
1MA236: Remote Operation of Windows Based T&M Instruments with Android Tablets1MA236: Remote Operation of Windows Based T&M Instruments with Android Tablets22.08.2013

This document describes how a Windows®-based R&S® T&M instrument is remotely op-erated by an AndroidTM tablet as if working on it locally. Step-by-step procedures are pro-vided for setting up and configuring the T&M instrument and the tablet. On the tablet, a special App implements the Windows® 'Remote Desktop' functionality. T&M instrument and tablet are connected via WLAN (also called Wi-Fi network).

1MA_236_0e.pdf
English
22.08.20130e1 MB
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


05.08.2013012 MB
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


26.07.201310e844 kB
Npr_4.3.3.exe

Installation File for Windows 32-Bit


13.08.20134.3.320 MB
Npr64_4.3.3.exe

Installation File for Windows 64-Bit


13.08.20134.3.317 MB
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
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


12.06.20130e966 kB
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


07.09.2011354 kB
Waveform file for option R&S®SMx-K55

StimulusSignal2


07.09.2011354 kB
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
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
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
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
1MA216: Remote Operation of Windows Based T&M Instruments with Apple iPad1MA216: Remote Operation of Windows Based T&M Instruments with Apple iPad28.03.2013

This document describes how a Windows®-based R&S® T&M instrument is remotely operated by an Apple iPad* as if working on it locally. Step-by-step procedures are provided for setting up and configuring the T&M instrument and the iPad. On the iPad, a special App implements the Windows® 'Remote Desktop' functionality. T&M instrument and iPad are connected via WLAN (also denoted as Wi-Fi network).

1MA216_0e_remote_operation_with_Apple_iPad.pdf

Application Note - English Version


28.03.20131 MB
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


06.03.201362 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


17.01.201312e661 kB
1MA035: Rohde & Schwarz Drivers under VEE - Installation and Troubleshooting1MA035: Rohde & Schwarz Drivers under VEE - Installation and Troubleshooting20.12.2012

The use of Rohde & Schwarz device drivers under VEE software is not complicated. However, a number of factors are involved, the errors that occur are often difficult to diagnose. This application provides easy and detailed support for installation and troubleshooting using National Instruments or Agilent GPIB boards.

1MA035_03e_Drivers_under_VEE.pdf

Application Note - English version


20.12.20122e492 kB
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
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_1e_T&M_solutions_for_SDR.pdf

English version


31.10.2012112 MB
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.

1MA72_9e_agilent_ADS_software

Application Note - English Version


03.08.20129e2 MB
RSADSIF_V2.3

Installation file ofsoftware (Windows version)


03.08.2012V2.36 MB
RSADSIF_V2.0.zip

Zipped Files (Linux version)


18.05.2010V2.08 MB
RSADSEXAMPLES_2009.zip

Some basic examples


21.05.201023 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
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_2E

Application Note - English Version


29.02.201222 MB
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
1MA101: Fast Scalar Network Analysis Using a Signal Generator and a Power Meter1MA101: Fast Scalar Network Analysis Using a Signal Generator and a Power Meter31.01.2012

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


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1GP62: Importing Data in ARB, Custom Digital Modulation and RF List Mode1GP62: Importing Data in ARB, Custom Digital Modulation and RF List Mode09.09.2011

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
1GP60: R&S MATLAB® Toolkit for Signal Generators1GP60: R&S MATLAB® Toolkit for Signal Generators09.09.2011

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


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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 ARB18.07.2011

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
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
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
1MA161: LTE Bitstream Verification1MA161: LTE Bitstream Verification01.03.2011

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
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 36.14101.03.2011

Application Note 1MA134 has been replaced by 1MA154.

Link to Application Note 1MA154
English
11.11.20090 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)01.03.2011

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
1EF58: WiMAX: IEEE 802.16e-2005 Introduction to OFDMA Measurements1EF58: WiMAX: IEEE 802.16e-2005 Introduction to OFDMA Measurements18.02.2011

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


23.05.200714 MB
RuS_WiMAX_OFDMA_chin_Part2.exe

Chinese Video on WiMAX OFDMA measurements, part 2


23.05.200721 MB
RuS_WiMAX_OFDMA_chin_Part1.exe

Chinese Video on WiMAX OFDMA measurements, part 1


23.05.200723 MB
RuS_WiMAX_OFDMA_engl_Part1.exe

English Video on WiMAX OFDMA measurements, part 1


23.05.200720 MB
1EF58_0E.pdf

Application Note - English version


23.05.2007300 kB
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 Stations18.02.2011

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


31.01.20070e1 MB
RSI01: Generation and Analysis of RFID Signals According to ISO 15693RSI01: Generation and Analysis of RFID Signals According to ISO 1569318.02.2011

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
RAC-0611-0025: WiMAX Power Amplifier TestingRAC-0611-0025: WiMAX Power Amplifier Testing18.02.2011

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


03.08.20071.36 MB
RAC-0611-0025.pdf

Application Note - English version


19.12.20061 MB
Release.txt

Release Notes


03.08.20071.31 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-9818.02.2011

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
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 25.14218.02.2011

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


10.05.2007892 kB
1MA94: High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) White Paper1MA94: High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) White Paper18.02.2011

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
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 LAN18.02.2011

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


05.07.20071 MB
1MA113: Measurements on RFID Components According to ISO/IEC 14443 Standard1MA113: Measurements on RFID Components According to ISO/IEC 14443 Standard18.02.2011

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
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 Analyzers18.02.2011

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
1MA108: Bluetooth® Basics at a Glance1MA108: Bluetooth® Basics at a Glance18.02.2011

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
1MA87: Testing HSDPA UE RX Diversity1MA87: Testing HSDPA UE RX Diversity16.02.2011

Application Note 1MA87 has been replaced by 1MA130.

Link to Application Note 1MA130

Link to 1MA130 download page


10.12.20080 kB
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 analyzers22.01.2011

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
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 Devices22.01.2011

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
1MA97: WiMAX - Generating and analyzing 802.16-2004 and 802.16e-2005 signals1MA97: WiMAX - Generating and analyzing 802.16-2004 and 802.16e-2005 signals22.01.2011

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
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 Format22.01.2011

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
1GP67: Phase Adjustment of Two MIMO Signal Sources with Option B901GP67: Phase Adjustment of Two MIMO Signal Sources with Option B9022.01.2011

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
1GP56: 802.11 Packet Error Rate Testing1GP56: 802.11 Packet Error Rate Testing22.01.2011

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
1MA120: Measuring Electro Magnetic Disturbance During ISO/IEC 14443 Chipcard Data Transmission1MA120: Measuring Electro Magnetic Disturbance During ISO/IEC 14443 Chipcard Data Transmission22.01.2011

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


19.10.20071e3 MB
datafiles.zip

Data File


19.10.200710 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 Generators22.01.2011

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