Analyser allows inspecting auto radar circuits

July 13, 2015 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Rohde & Schwarz has added the FSW85 to its successful family of high-end signal and spectrum analysers. Designed for use in R&D environments, the analyser simplifies complex measurement tasks in the fields of automotive radar, 5G and other wireless communications standards including aerospace and defense.

The FSW85 high-end signal and spectrum analyser claims to be the only instrument on the market to cover the frequency range from 2 Hz to 85 GHz in a single sweep. This makes it possible for users to test baseband and RF with a single analyzer. Since no external harmonic mixers are required, the FSW85 makes the test setup much simpler. An internal preselection suppresses the image frequency and other spurious emissions that commonly occur during harmonic mixing.

The FSW85 can be optionally equipped with an internal analysis bandwidth of 500 MHz, giving developers of radar components a variety of analysis options - particularly for automotive and aerospace and defense applications. When combined with the FSW-B2000 option and an RTO oscilloscope, it is even possible to achieve an analysis bandwidth of 2 GHz, allowing developers to analyze broadband signals for 5G next-generation mobile communications signals or complex pulse parameters and chirp signals for radar systems.

The FSW85 offers easy touchscreen operation with clear diagrams and a flat menu structure. Various measurements can be displayed simultaneously in separate windows on the large 31 cm screen to simplify interpretation of results.