R&S MNT100 RF Interference Locator features realtime signal processing.

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R&S MNT100 RF Interference Locator is used to detect, analyze and locate sources of interference from 600 MHz to 6 GHz. Unit comes with gap-free realtime FFT which allows user to detect short emissions. Product features polychrome display which enables resolution of superimposed pulsed signals and can differentiate complex signals. Handheld R&S MNT100 is equipped with dual-mode antenna and is available in RF interference and a standard locator package.


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The R&S MNT100 RF Interference Locator from Rohde & Schwarz Introduces Expert Interference Hunting in Mobile Networks

Unwanted transmitters are pervasive in today’s mobile networks. They degrade network capacity and subscriber QoE, making interference hunting a key issue for mobile network operators and regulators. The new handheld R&S MNT100 RF interference locator from Rohde & Schwarz uses receiver technology and intelligent processing to quickly detect, analyze and locate even complex pulsed interference signals.

The launch of the R&S MNT100 RF interference locator from Rohde & Schwarz provides a new, expert approach to the challenge of locating and identifying sources of RF interference in mobile networks. The new handheld instrument is optimized to detect, analyze and locate sources of interference from 600 MHz to 6 GHz. Easy to use, it automatically locates interferers significantly faster than existing solutions on the market by using a realtime FFT receiver and fast automatic direction finding. The R&S MNT100 further enhances the extensive mobile network testing portfolio from Rohde & Schwarz for interference hunting that includes spectrum analyzers, PIM testers, scanning receivers and direction-finding antennas and software.

Extensive feature set as standard

The wide-ranging RF preselection allows the R&S MNT100 to be used with antennas in dense spectrum environments. Under such demanding conditions, the R&S MNT100 makes it possible to detect very low-level signals thanks to its exceptionally high spurious-free dynamic range. It also features the fastest realtime signal processing in its class and, thanks to its fast gap-free realtime FFT, can detect extremely short emissions. Even signals that are transmitted for 20 ns are detected with 100 percent probability of intercept (depending on signal level).

The instrument’s polychrome display enables resolution of superimposed pulsed signals, making it possible to detect and differentiate complex signal bursts that cannot be seen with traditional swept-tuned spectrum analyzers.

Optionally, an innovative handheld dual-mode antenna (R&S HE400CEL) featuring normal or delta mode can be used for accurate manual direction finding. Moreover, adding a magnet-mounted direction-finding antenna with the PC-based R&S MobileLocator software to the R&S MNT100 enables fast automatic direction finding.

The R&S MNT100 is available in various RF interference locator packages: a standard locator package for manual handheld interference hunting, an automatic locator package for automatic mobile direction finding and the complete locator package comprising basic and automatic locator equipment.

Wide-ranging expertise in interference hunting

Thanks to decades of experience in the field and leading-edge technology in spectrum monitoring, site installation, troubleshooting, QoS/QoE testing and analysis, Rohde & Schwarz mobile network testing solutions for interference hunting allow network operators and service companies to monitor, identify and locate any source of interference in mobile networks quickly and efficiently.

The new R&S MNT100 RF interference locator is now available from Rohde & Schwarz, providing operators, service companies and regulators with expert interference hunting. For more information, visit: www.rohde-schwarz.com/MNT-interference-hunting

Mobile network testing in Brief

Rohde & Schwarz is a leading global supplier of mobile network testing solutions. The company’s extensive and diverse product portfolio provides sophisticated, cost-effective test solutions for mobile operators, infrastructure vendors, testing service providers, installation companies and government regulators. The products address every test scenario in the network lifecycle – from base station installation to network acceptance and network benchmarking; from optimization and troubleshooting to interference hunting and spectrum analysis; from IP application awareness to QoS and QoE of voice, data, video, and app-based services.

Rohde & Schwarz mobile network testing solutions provide all the hardware, software and resources that the mobile networking industry needs to efficiently deliver better services with higher quality for customers while enabling suppliers to increase the value of their networks and products.

Rohde & Schwarz

The Rohde & Schwarz technology group develops, produces and markets innovative information and communications technology products for professional users. Rohde & Schwarz focuses on test and measurement, broadcast and media, cybersecurity, secure communications and monitoring and network testing, areas that address many different industry and government-sector market segments. Founded more than 80 years ago, the independent company has an extensive sales and service network in more than 70 countries. On June 30, 2017, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 10,500 employees. The group achieved a net revenue of approximately EUR 1.9 billion in the 2016/2017 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and also has regional hubs in Asia and the USA.

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