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November 14, 2012 - Covering 2 Hz to 43.5 GHz frequency range, Model FSW43 features measurement speed up to 1,000 sweeps/s. With phase noise of –117 dBc (Hz) at 40 GHz and 10 kHz carrier offset, analyzer delivers high-sensitivity measurements even close to carrier. Broad analysis bandwidth up to 160 MHz enables analyzer to measure wideband, hopping, and chirp signals which occur in radar applications. Equipped with FSW-B21 option, frequency range can be extended to 110 GHz using external mixers.

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co

Muhldorfstraße 15, -, Germany

Original Press Release

Rohde & Schwarz Presents the New High-end R&S FSW43 Signal and Spectrum Analyzer for the Microwave Range

Press release date: October 30, 2012

Rohde Schwarz now offers a new R&S FSW signal and spectrum analyzer model for microwave applications up to 43.5 GHz. Harmonic mixers from Rohde & Schwarz extend the frequency range to 110 GHz. Developers of wireless, radar and satellite applications will appreciate the outstanding RF performance of the R&S FSW43.  
  
Munich, — The new high-end R&S FSW43 signal and spectrum analyzer covers the frequency range from 2 Hz to 43.5 GHz. Its high RF dynamic range, measurement speed and numerous functions make the R&S FSW43 an excellent microwave analyzer. The displayed average noise level of –164 dBm with preamplifier switched on is very low in the microwave range. With a phase noise of –117 dBc (Hz) at 40 GHz and 10 kHz carrier offset, the analyzer allows high-sensitivity measurements even close to the carrier, e.g. on radar signals. As a result, inherent errors during signal analysis are minimized. The high-end analyzer also features an impressive measurement speed of up to 1000 sweeps/s. And the user can quickly switch between different instrument setups. With its broad analysis bandwidth of up to 160 MHz, the analyzer can easily measure wideband, hopping and chirp signals which occur in A&D (Ka band) and automotive (E band) radar applications.  
  
Equipped with the R&S FSW-B21 option, the frequency range of the analyzer can be extended up to 110 GHz using the R&S FS-Z60, -Z75, -Z90 and -Z110 external mixers. The external mixers take advantage of the analyzer's very high second intermediate frequency of 1.3 GHz, providing an image-free range of 2.6 GHz for wideband signals – a much wider range than offered by comparable solutions. Consequently, the R&S FSW43 is ideal for spectral measurements, e.g. on WLAN signals in the 60 GHz band as specified in the IEEE 802.11ad standard.   
  
The integrated multistandard radio analyzer function enables users to measure spectrum and modulation parameters of differently modulated signals, including their time references. This feature makes it easy for developers to analyze whether signals are influencing or interfering with each other. The easy-to-use 12.1" touchscreen also significantly simplifies measurements. The MultiView function allows users to simultaneously display multiple measurements and different applications on the screen.  
  
The new high-end R&S FSW43 signal and spectrum analyzer is presented for the first time at European Microwave Week in Amsterdam (hall 3, booths 115/216). The R&S FSW43 is now available from Rohde & Schwarz.   
  
Press contacts:  
Europe (headquarters): Christian Mokry, Phone: +49 89 4129 13052, Fax: +49 89 4129 13208, E-mail: press@rohde-schwarz.com  
North America: Chris Petrole, Phone: +1 410 910 7836, E-mail: chris.petrole@rsa.rohde-schwarz.com  
Asia Pacific: Wen Shi Tong, Phone: +65 6 307-0029, E-mail: WenShi.Tong@rohde-schwarz.com  
  
Contacts for readers:  
Customer Support Europe, Africa, Middle East: Phone: +49 89 4129 12345, E-mail: customersupport@rohde-schwarz.com  
Customer Support North America: Phone: +1 888 837 8772, E-mail: customer.support@rsa.rohde-schwarz.com  
Customer Support Latin America: Phone: +1 410 910 7988, E-mail: customersupport.la@rohde-schwarz.com  
Customer Support Asia: Phone: +65 65130 488, E-mail: customersupport.asia@rohde-schwarz.com  
Customer Support China: Phone: +86-800-810-8228 or +86-400-650-5896, E-mail: customersupport.china@rohde-schwarz.com  
  
Rohde & Schwarz  
Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation, as well as secure communications. Established almost 80 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 8700 employees and achieved a net revenue of Euros 1.8 billion (US$ 2.3 billion) in fiscal year 2011/2012 (July 2011 to June 2012). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.  
  
All press releases are available on the Internet at http://www.press.rohde-schwarz.com.   
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