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Test Equipment Solutions Ltd specialise in the second user sale, rental and distribution of
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R&SSMB100A

Test & Measurement

Product Brochure | 03.03


Signal Generator
Setting standards
in the mid-range

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R&SSMB100A The R&SSMB100A provides RF characteristics that are
exceptional in its class, making it an excellent general-
purpose instrument. These outstanding RF characteristics

Signal Generator plus its compact size and low weight make the instrument
ideal for a wide range of applications. The R&SSMB100A
is optimally suited for use in development, production, and

At a glance service, or, to put it even simpler: wherever an analog RF


signal is required.

Its wide frequency range covers a large number of critical


The analog R&SSMB100A signal generator RF applications. The R&SSMB100A is the perfect choice
delivers excellent signal characteristics and high for applications in the important ISM bands up to 5.7 GHz
as well as for EMC applications because of its lower fre-
flexibility at low cost of ownership, perfectly
quency limit of 9 kHz. Furthermore, the R&SSMB100A
matching the key criteria for a signal source. The can be ideally used for measuring the blocking character-
technical characteristics of the R&SSMB100A set istic up to a CW frequency of 12.75GHz, as specified in
new standards in the mid-range, especially the various telecommunications standards. When it comes
generators high output power and signal purity. to frequently changing level settings, this is the first time,
that a wear free and tear free electronic step attenuator is
used in this frequency range. In addition to pure CW sig-
nals, the R&SSMB100A also provides the most common
analog AM and FM/M modulation modes as standard.

The R&SSMB100A is outstanding for its comprehen-


sive standard equipment and hardly needs any additional
options.

Key facts
Wide frequency range from 9 kHz to 6 GHz or from
100kHz to 12.75 GHz
Excellent signal characteristics with low SSB phase noise
of typ. 128 dBc (at 1 GHz, 20 kHz offset)
High output power of up to +25 dBm
All important analog modulations with AM, FM/M and
pulse modulation supported
Compact size with only two height units and low weight
of 5.6 kg for a fully equipped 12.75 GHz instrument

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R&SSMB100A Ideal for production
Wear free electronic attenuator up to 12.75 GHz ensures
long service life even in the case of heavy use in

Signal Generator production


High level accuracy and repeatability are the basis of high
production yield

Benefits and key Short setting times for frequency (< 3 ms) and
level (< 2.5 ms) via remote control and < 1 ms in the List
mode allow high throughput

features page 9

Testing of FM stereo and RDS receivers


Optional stereo/RDS coder provides full coverage of the
All-purpose RF source frequency range in question
Wide frequency range from 9 kHz to 1.1/2.2/3.2/6 GHz Automatic synchronization of measurement results with
or from 100 kHz to 12.75 GHz covers the main frequency the R&SUPV or R&SUPP audio analyzer
bands for RF applications Up to five different RDS sequences with up to 64 000
Overvoltage protection for high operational reliability characters each
Support for power sensors of the R&SNRP-Zxx family Internal LF generator delivers sinusoidal signals at fixed
All important analog modulations with AM, FM/M and or swept LF frequencies
pulse modulation supported page 10
Intuitive user interface with graphical display of signal
flow facilitates operation Ready for aerospace and defense applications
Remote control via LAN, USB and GPIB allows easy Optional pulse modulator with typ. > 90 dB ON/OFF ratio
integration into the test system (up to 11 GHz) and rise/fall time of typ. < 5 ns and pulse
Low weight and compact design for a wide range of generator with minimum pulse width of 10 ns for radar
applications, including mobile applications system testing
page 4 Flexible generation of pulse trains for tests on pulse
receivers (optional)
Best signal quality in the mid-range Wide temperature range of 0 C to +55 C and high
Innovative DDS-based synthesizer concept permissible operating altitude of 4600 m for use even
Very low SSB phase noise of typ. 128 dBc under extreme conditions
(20 kHz carrier offset, 1 GHz carrier frequency, Reliable erasure of user data for secured areas
1 Hz measurement bandwidth) page 11
page 6
Flexible service concept
High output power as standard Servicing on-site or at a Rohde & Schwarz service center
Maximum specified output power of +18 dBm over the Built-in selftest of modules supports troubleshooting
wide frequency range from 1 MHz to 12.75 GHz with Complete calibration recommended only every three
excellent signal quality years
Low level range down to 120 dBm with no compromise page 12
in quality (in underrange down to 145 dBm)
High harmonics suppression of typ. < 30 dBc even at
high output power of +15 dBm
page 8

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All-purpose Wide frequency range from 9 kHz to 6 GHz
or from 100kHz to 12.75 GHz
The signal generators wide frequency range, high output

RF source power plus a wide variety of modulations make it a flex-


ible signal source for a broad scope of applications. Its
minimum frequency of 9 kHz permits applications in EMC
measurements. Its maximum frequency of 12.75GHz cov-
ers ISM bands as well as all important mobile radio bands.

Overvoltage protection for high operational


reliability
The standard overvoltage protection for instruments up to
6 GHz protects the R&SSMB100A from high external volt-
ages and high power applied at the RF output. This feature
shields the RF output from unwanted high reverse power
and ensures a high degree of operational reliability. An op-
tional R&SSMB-B30 overvoltage protection is available for
the R&SSMB-B112 or R&SSMB-B112L 12.75 GHz fre-
quency option.

Support for power sensors of the R&SNRP-Zxx


family
Of course, the R&SSMB100A also supports the power
sensors of the R&SNRP-Zxx family. The R&SNRP-Z92 is
a power sensor that ideally complements the frequency
and level range of the generator up to 6 GHz. Equipped
with such a power sensor, the R&SSMB100A fully auto-
matically performs external level correction or precisely
measures the power in the test setup. The power sensor
R&SNRP-Z55 can be used for the 12.75 GHz option of the
R&SSMB100A for the same purpose.

The R&SSMB100A with connected


R&SNRP-Z92 power sensor performs
automatic level correction.

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All important analog modulations with AM,
FM/M and pulse modulation supported
The R&SSMB100A handles the important analog AM,
FM/M modulation modes and pulse modulation with
excellent characteristics. In AM and FM/M modulation,
the RF carrier is modulated with the internal LF generator
in the range up to 1 MHz, or also with externally applied
signals. Of course, the two different sources of modula-
tion can be internally added to generate two-tone-modu-
lated signals. Due to its digital modulation processing, the
R&SSMB100A implements the modulation modes with
high accuracy and minimum distortion.

Intuitive user interface


Intuitive operation via the graphical user interface and the
integrated help system facilitate the optimum use of the
R&SSMB100A for the application at hand. To support
graphical operation, a mouse can be connected via USB.

Remote control via LAN, USB and GPIB


The R&SSMB100A is also ideally equipped with regard to
the remote-control interface. In addition to conventional
GPIB, it also supports LAN and USB as standard. This is
especially advantageous in environments such as service
labs where there is often no GPIB.

Low weight and compact design


The generators compact size of only two height units and
Wide frequency range, high output 19" width coupled with its low weight of max. 5.6 kg
power and a variety of modulations make it ideal for mobile use. It easily fits in any lab and
make the R&SSMB100A a flexible service center, where space is often at a premium.
signal source for a broad scope of
applications.

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Best signal quality Phase noise, harmonics, nonharmonic spurious, and wide-
band noise are key parameters when it comes to charac-
terizing the spectral properties of analog signal genera-

in the mid-range tors. Many measurements focus on more than one aspect
simultaneously. For example, in blocking measurements,
nonharmonics together with phase noise are essential in
generating the usually unwanted RFI power in the adja-
cent channel.

Innovative DDS-based synthesizer concept


The R&SSMB100A superbly handles these requirements.
Due to its innovative DDS-based synthesizer concept,
the R&SSMB100A yields unsurpassed values in all pa-
rameters called for in the mid-range, thus setting new
standards.

SSB phase noise Measured SSB phase noise with


the R&SSMB-B1H OCXO option.
40
10 MHz
50 100 MHz
1 GHz
60 3 GHz
6 GHz
70 10 GHz
SSB phase noise in dBc (1 Hz)

80

90

100
10 GHz
110
6 GHz
120 3 GHz
130 1 GHz

140 100 MHz

150
10 MHz
160
1.00E+00 1.00E+01 1.00E+02 1.00E+03 1.00E+04 1.00E+05 1.00E+06 1.00E+07

Frequency offset in Hz

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Very low SSB phase noise
When it comes to SSB phase noise performance, the
R&SSMB100A consistently achieves excellent values over
the entire frequency range from 9 kHz to 6GHz or from
100 kHz to 12.75GHz. This is due to its remarkable con-
cept. The R&SSMB100A works down to 23.3475MHz
with frequency dividers. Below this value, the integrated
DDS synthesizer generates the output signal directly. In
contrast, conventional designs use a mixer range below
approx. 250MHz, which results in much poorer phase
noise performance.

The R&SSMB100A is therefore the ideal replacement


in test circuits for fixed-frequency high-end crystal os-
cillators that are often used as a reference signal. The
R&SSMB100A combines equal or even improved signal
performance with adjustable frequency and adjustable lev-
el, which is highly beneficial as it can be ideally adapted to
the DUT. Moreover, the R&SSMB100A makes it possible
to define the DUT tolerance range relative to the reference
by varying these parameters.

To further improve the close-in phase noise and frequency


stability, two different OCXO reference oscillators are avail-
able as options. Especially the R&SSMB-B1H offers excel-
lent performance that is unprecedented in this class.

SSB phase noise Measured SSB phase noise


with standard reference, the
10
R&SSMB-B1 option and the
Standard (f = 1 GHz)
20 R&SSMB-B1H option.
R&SSMB-B1 (f = 1 GHz)
30 R&SSMB-B1H (f = 1 GHz)

40

50
SSB phase noise in dBc (1 Hz)

60

70

80

90

100

110

120

130

140

150

160
1.00E+00 1.00E+01 1.00E+02 1.00E+03 1.00E+04 1.00E+05 1.00E+06 1.00E+07

Frequency offset in Hz

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High output power High power over a wide frequency range
The R&SSMB100A combines excellent signal quality
with a high output power of > +18 dBm, which is unique

as standard in this instrument class, over a wide frequency range


of 1MHz to 12.75 GHz. The maximum available output
power is +25 dBm (significantly higher), offering sufficient
power reserve to easily compensate for level loss in a test
setup. This usually eliminates the need for an additional
external amplifier, thus saving space and also drastically
reducing costs for a test system. In applications, users
additionally benefit from the high level accuracy that the
R&SSMB100A provides a level accuracy that is not nec-
essarily provided if an external amplifier is used.

Low level range with no compromise in quality


Even in the lower level range, the R&SSMB100A makes
no compromise in quality. The RF level is specified to
120dBm as standard (settable down to 145 dBm in un-
derrange). Thus, the generator is ideally suited for sensitiv-
ity measurements on receivers.

High harmonics suppression of typ. < 30 dBc


even at high output power of +15 dBm
What is special about the R&SSMB100A is that harmon-
ics are still suppressed with typ. < 30 dBc even at an
output power of +15 dBm, ideal for local oscillator applica-
tions up to 12.75 GHz. The nonharmonics are even sup-
pressed by e.g. typ. < 78 dBc at 3GHz or < 66 dBc at
10GHz.

Maximum output power Measured maximum output power


versus frequency.

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Ideal for production High level accuracy and repeatability are the basis
of high production yield
The R&SSMB100A offers high level accuracy and repeat-
ability, as well as a very high level sweep range over the
Wearfree electronic attenuator with overvoltage entire range. Measurements within narrow limits can be
protection performed with high reproducibility, boosting production
The wear free and tear free electronic attenuator yield.
unique in the frequency range up to 12.75 GHz of the
R&SSMB100A functions reliably, even if the level values Short setting times for frequency and level
frequently change. As a result, high availability in the test Another criterion in production is the short setting time of
system is ensured together with long service intervals the test instrument in order to achieve high throughput.
even in the case of heavy use in production. Moreover, the The R&SSMB100A meets this requirement by achieving
overvoltage protection (optional for the 12.75 GHz model) short frequency (< 3 ms) and level (< 2.5 ms) setting times
shields the R&SSMB100A against high reverse power or in the regular operating mode. Plus, it features the List
DC voltage on the RF line. mode as standard, which reduces the setting times to well
below 1 ms using frequency and level settings previously
stored in a list.

Level linearity Measured level


0.5 linearity, ALC ON.
f = 2.1 GHz
0.4 f = 5.7 GHz
f =12.75 GHz
0.3

0.2

0.1
Level error (dB)

0.1

0.2

0.3

0.4

0.5
120 100 80 60 40 20 0 20
Level (dBm)

Frequency setting time Measured frequency


setting time statistics
for remote control
over 10 000 settings.

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Testing of FM stereo analyzer creates a general-purpose test system for FM
receivers. The great advantage is the automatic synchro-
nization of measurement results. As in other audio mea-

and RDS receivers surements, the test signals are produced in the generator
section of the audio analyzer, routed to the DUT through
the R&SSMB100A as a modulator, and measured in the
analyzer section of the R&SUPV or the R&SUPP. Since
FM stereo is still the major audio broadcasting medium generation and analysis are optimally timed, measurement
especially in the automobile sector, where millions of times are considerably shorter than with separately operat-
car radios are produced every year. For testing FM stereo ing instruments.
receivers, audio test signals are modulated onto an RF
carrier and measured after demodulation by the DUT. Test Up to five different RDS sequences
signals are also needed for the radio data system (RDS) The R&SSMB100A with the R&SSMB-B5 option gener-
established in many countries for a long time. ates stereo multiplex signals, including ARI and RDS in-
formation, and outputs the signals on the RF. It is possible
Optional stereo/RDS coder to choose between traffic announcement identification
The optional stereo/RDS coder (R&SSMB-B5, available and standardized area identification A to F. The RDS traffic
for instruments up to 6 GHz) meets all the above require- program or RDS traffic announcement can be switched on
ments. Built into the R&SSMB100A, the solution is based and off. Up to five different RDS sequences can be loaded.
on equipment that features an excellent price/performance Due to a length of up to 64 000 characters per sequence,
ratio as well as top-class specifications and provides full longer RDS applications such as radio text can be tested
coverage of the frequency range in question. as well.

Automatic synchronization of measurement Flexible internal LF generator


results The internal LF generator, which is suitable for general
The stereo/RDS coder also works with external signals receiver tests, is part of the basic configuration of the
applied to its analog (left and right) or digital (S/P DIF) R&SSMB100A. It generates sinusoidal signals at fixed or
modulation inputs. Combining the R&SSMB100A sig- swept LF frequencies, allowing basic functional tests to be
nal generator and the R&SUPV or the R&SUPP audio carried out without an external signal.

Typical test setup with the R&SUPV audio analyzer Typical test setup with the
R&SSMB100A and the R&SUPV
audio analyzer (the R&SUPP can
RF modulated test signal
including ARI and RDS be used alternatively).

SMB100A
signal generator Analog or digital
audio signals

FM stereo receiver

UPV audio analyzer Analog audio signals

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Ready for Optional high performance pulse modulator and
pulse generator
Pulsed signals are frequently required in aerospace and

aerospace defense applications to test radar systems. To meet this


need, the R&SSMB100A can be equipped with an inte-
grated pulse modulator (R&SSMB-K21 or R&SSMB-K22)

and defense and a pulse generator (R&SSMB-K23) with superb char-


acteristics such as e.g. a minimum pulse width of 10 ns
for radar system testing. The pulse modulator, for exam-

applications ple, makes it possible to perform radar tests with a high


ON/OFF ratio of typ. > 90 dB (up to 11 GHz) and very short
rise/fall times of typ. < 5 ns. The pulse modulator is either
controlled by an external video signal or it is supplied with
single or double pulses as a modulation signal by the inter-
nal pulse generator.

Versatile pulse train


An optional feature of the built-in pulse generator is the
possibility to generate pulse trains (SMB-K27 option),
which are commonly used for radar applications. An ex-
ample of a pulse train is shown in the figure. In contrast to
single or double pulses, pulse trains are a combination of
different pulses, which can be a periodical or non-periodi-
cal set of pulses. Up to 2047 different pulses with a repeti-
tion of 1 to maximum 65 535 are possible. This yields very
long pulse train sequences for testing.

Wide temperature range and high permissible


operating altitude
Pulse train: combination of pulses The R&SSMB100A functions reliably under extreme con-
with different pulse widths and ditions owing to its wide temperature range of 0 C to
pauses. +55 C and a maximum permissible operating altitude of
4600 m above sea level.

Reliable erasure of user data for secured areas


To meet requirements for secured areas, an erase and san-
itize procedure is being developed that reliably erases user
data. This ensures that no sensitive data will leave the se-
cured area. Moreover, LAN and USB ports can be disabled
by means of a security password and the display can be
disabled as well.

Rear view of the R&SSMB100A


signal generator.

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Flexible service Built-in selftest of modules supports
troubleshooting
A built-in selftest carries out an operational check of the

concept instrument and serves as a troubleshooting aid during ser-


vicing. The simple and straightforward architecture with
only four modules, respectively five modules with the
R&SSMB-B112 option, cuts the time required for trouble-
Servicing on-site or at a Rohde & Schwarz service shooting and repair to a minimum. Moreover, for all instru-
center ments up to 6 GHz, the R&SSMB100A does not need to
The R&SSMB100A is designed for maximum reliabil- be recalibrated if a module has to be replaced as all re-
ity and easy servicing to maximize uptime in all applica- placement modules come fully adjusted. A simple function
tion fields and significantly reduce cost of ownership. check is usually sufficient to ensure the outstanding speci-
Customers can choose between calling on a certified fications of the R&SSMB100A. Do-it-yourself servicing
Rohde & Schwarz service center as usual or servicing can be completed in just 45 min on average.
the instrument themselves.
Complete calibration only every three years
A complete calibration is recommended for the
R&SSMB100A only every three years and can, of course,
also be performed on-site.

A minimum of modules in the


R&SSMB100A means high reliability
and easy servicing.

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From pre-sale The Rohde & Schwarz network in over 70 countries ensures
optimum on-site support by highly qualified experts.
The user risks are reduced to a minimum at all stages of

to service. the project:


Solution finding/purchase
Technical start-up/application development/integration

At your doorstep. Training


Operation/calibration/repair

Finland

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Kingdom Hamburg Poland Federation
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Netherlands
Belgium Czech Republic
Slovakia Ukraine
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Milan
Italy
Iceland Spain Azerbaijan
Portugal
Greece Turkey

Malta Cyprus
Canada
Germany
Cologne
Munich Kazakhstan
Portland Ottawa Mongolia

Beijing
USA South
Baltimore/Washington Korea
Los Angeles China
Syria
Dallas Tunisia Japan
Israel Iran
Jordan
New Delhi Shanghai
Algeria
Pakistan
Egypt Saudi
Mexico Arabia India Shenzhen Taiwan
United
Oman
Arab Vietnam Hong Kong
Hyderabad
Emirates
Thailand
Senegal Sudan
Nigeria Bangalore
Philippines
Ethiopia
Ghana
Sales Level Colombia
Kenya Malaysia Singapore

Sales Locations Manaus


Indonesia
Tanzania
Service Level
Brazil
Backup Service

Area Support Center

Local Service Center

Calibration and maintenance with standardized


automatic calibration systems available So Paulo Australia
South Africa
Calibration and maintenance Chile

Maintenance Uruguay
Argentina

New Zealand

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Specifications in brief
R&SSMB100A signal generator
Frequency
Frequency range R&SSMB-B101 9 kHz to 1.1 GHz
R&SSMB-B102 9 kHz to 2.2 GHz
R&SSMB-B103 9 kHz to 3.2 GHz
R&SSMB-B106 9 kHz to 6 GHz
R&SSMB-B112/R&SSMB-B112L 100 kHz to 12.75 GHz
Setting time SCPI mode < 3 ms
List mode < 1 ms
Level
Maximum output power 1 MHz f < 12.75 GHz > +18 dBm
Minimum specified output power R&SSMB-B101/-B102/-B103/-B106/-B112 120 dBm
R&SSMB-B112L 5 dBm
Level uncertainty R&SSMB-B101/-B102/-B103/-B106/-B112
200 kHz < f < 3 GHz < 0.5 dB
f > 3 GHz < 0.9 dB
Setting time SCPI mode < 2.5 ms
List mode < 1 ms
Reverse power protection 1) 1 MHz f < 1 GHz 50 W/35 V
1 GHz f < 2 GHz 25 W/35 V
2 GHz f < 12.75 GHz 10 W/35 V
Spectral purity
Harmonics 1 MHz < f 6 GHz, level 13 dBm < 30 dBc
f > 6 GHz, level 10 dBm
Nonharmonics carrier offset > 10 kHz, < 70 dBc (typ. < 84 dBc)
23.4375 MHz < f 1500 MHz
SSB phase noise f = 1 GHz, < 122 dBc (typ. 128 dBc)
carrier offset = 20 kHz,
1 Hz measurement bandwidth
Supported modulation modes
AM standard
AM depth 0 % to 100 %
FM/M standard
Maximum FM deviation f > 10 GHz 32 MHz
Maximum M deviation f > 10 GHz 320 rad
Pulse optional R&SSMB-K21 or R&SSMB-K22 pulse modulator
Rise/fall time < 20 ns, typ. < 5 ns
ON/OFF ratio > 80 dB
Connectivity
Remote control IEC/IEEE bus,
Ethernet (TCP/IP),
USB
Peripherals USB

1)
Optional for the R&SSMB-B112/-B112L.

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Ordering information
Designation Type Order No.
Base unit
Signal Generator 1) R&SSMB100A 1406.6000.02
Options
RF Path
9 kHz to 1.1 GHz R&SSMB-B101 1407.2509.02
9 kHz to 2.2 GHz R&SSMB-B102 1407.2609.02
9 kHz to 3.2 GHz R&SSMB-B103 1407.2709.02
9 kHz to 6 GHz R&SSMB-B106 1407.2909.02
100 kHz to 12.75 GHz, with electronic step attenuator R&SSMB-B112 1407.2109.02
100 kHz to 12.75 GHz, without step attenuator R&SSMB-B112L 1407.2150.02
OCXO Reference Oscillator 2) R&SSMB-B1 1407.3005.02
OCXO High Performance Reference Oscillator 2) R&SSMB-B1H 1407.3070.02
Stereo/RDS Coder 3) R&SSMB-B5 1407.3205.02
Reverse Power Protection, 100 kHz to 12.75 GHz 4) R&SSMB-B30 1407.1160.02
Pulse Modulator 4) R&SSMB-K21 1407.3811.02
Pulse Modulator 5) R&SSMB-K22 1407.3770.02
Pulse Generator R&SSMB-K23 1407.3786.02
Pulse Train 6) R&SSMB-K27 1407.3828.02
Recommended extras
Hardcopy manuals (in English, UK) 1407.0806.32
Hardcopy manuals (in English, US) 1407.0806.39
19" Rack Adapter R&SZZA-S234 1109.4493.00
Power Sensor 9 kHz to 6 GHz R&SNRP-Z92 1171.7005.42
Power Sensor 10 MHz to 18 GHz R&SNRP-Z22 1137.7506.02
Power Sensor 0 Hz to 40 GHz (for levels up to 20 dBm) R&SNRP-Z55 1138.2008.02
Keyboard with USB Interface (US character set) R&SPSL-Z2 1157.6870.04
Optical mouse with USB Interface R&SPSL-Z10 1157.7060.03
Service options
Two-Year Calibration Service R&SCO2SMB100A Please contact your local Rohde & Schwarz
Three-Year Calibration Service R&SCO3SMB100A sales office.

Five-Year Calibration Service R&SCO5SMB100A


One-Year Repair Service following the warranty period R&SRO2SMB100A
Two-Year Repair Service following the warranty period R&SRO3SMB100A
Four-Year Repair Service following the warranty period R&SRO5SMB100A
Documentation of Calibration Values R&SDCV-2 0240.2193.18
DKD (ISO 17025) Calibration including ISO 9000 R&SSMB-DKD 1161.3607.02
calibration (can only be ordered with the instrument)

1)
The base unit must be ordered together with an R&SSMB-B101/-B102/-B103/-B106/-B112/-B112L frequency option.
2)
Only one of the options R&SSMB-B1 or R&SSMB-B1H can be installed.
3)
Only applicable with the R&SSMB-B101/-B102/-B103/-B106 frequency option.
4)
Only applicable with the R&SSMB-B112/112L frequency option.
5)
Only applicable with the R&SSMB-B101/-B102/-B103/-B106 frequency option.
6)
Requires an R&SSMB-K23 option, only available for instruments with serial number > 102400.

For data sheet, see PD 5213.8396.22 and www.rohde-schwarz.com

Your local Rohde & Schwarz expert will help you determine the optimum solution for your requirements and
will be glad to provide you with a customized quotation.

To find your nearest Rohde & Schwarz representative, visit www.sales.rohde-schwarz.com.

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Data without tolerance limits is not binding | Subject to change
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R&SSMB100A


Test&Measurement

Data Sheet | 04.01


RF and Microwave
Signal Generator
Specifications
Version 04.01, August 2011

CONTENTS
Definitions ....................................................................................................................................................................... 3
Specifications.................................................................................................................................................................. 4
Hardware and software option concept ..................................................................................................................................................4

RF performance ......................................................................................................................................................................................5

Frequency ...........................................................................................................................................................................................5

Frequency sweep ................................................................................................................................................................................5

Reference frequency ...........................................................................................................................................................................5

Level .......................................................................................................................................................................................................6

Level settings ......................................................................................................................................................................................6

Level performance...............................................................................................................................................................................7

Level setting times...............................................................................................................................................................................8

Reverse power ....................................................................................................................................................................................8

VSWR..................................................................................................................................................................................................8

Level sweep ......................................................................................................................................................................................11

Spectral purity .......................................................................................................................................................................................11

List mode settings .................................................................................................................................................................................15

Analog modulation ................................................................................................................................................................................16

Simultaneous modulation ..................................................................................................................................................................16

Amplitude modulation........................................................................................................................................................................16

Frequency bands for frequency and phase modulation ....................................................................................................................16

Frequency modulation.......................................................................................................................................................................17

Phase modulation..............................................................................................................................................................................18

Pulse modulation (R&S SMB-K21 or R&S SMB-K22 option) ..........................................................................................................19

Input for external modulation signals.................................................................................................................................................19

Modulation sources...............................................................................................................................................................................19

Internal modulation generator (LF)....................................................................................................................................................19

LF frequency sweep ..........................................................................................................................................................................20



Pulse generator (R&S SMB-K23 option) ..........................................................................................................................................20

Pulse train (R&S SMB-K27 option)...................................................................................................................................................20

Stereo/RDS coder (R&S SMB-B5 option).........................................................................................................................................21

Remote control......................................................................................................................................................................................22

Connectors............................................................................................................................................................................................23

Front panel connectors......................................................................................................................................................................23

Rear panel connectors ......................................................................................................................................................................23

General data .........................................................................................................................................................................................24

Ordering information .................................................................................................................................................... 25


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Definitions
General
Product data applies under the following conditions:

Three hours storage at ambient temperature followed by 30 minutes warm-up operation


Specified environmental conditions met
Recommended calibration interval adhered to
All internal automatic adjustments performed, if applicable

Specifications with limits


Represent warranted product performance by means of a range of values for the specified parameter. These specifications are
marked with limiting symbols such as <, , >, , , or descriptions such as maximum, limit of, minimum. Compliance is ensured by
testing or is derived from the design. Test limits are narrowed by guard bands to take into account measurement uncertainties, drift
and aging, if applicable.

Specifications without limits


Represent warranted product performance for the specified parameter. These specifications are not specially marked and represent
values with no or negligible deviations from the given value (e.g. dimensions or resolution of a setting parameter). Compliance is
ensured by design.

Typical data (typ.)


Characterizes product performance by means of representative information for the given parameter. When marked with <, > or as a
range, it represents the performance met by approximately 80 % of the instruments at production time. Otherwise, it represents the
mean value.

Nominal values (nom.)


Characterize product performance by means of a representative value for the given parameter (e.g. nominal impedance). In contrast to
typical data, a statistical evaluation does not take place and the parameter is not tested during production.

Measured values (meas.)


Characterize expected product performance by means of measurement results gained from individual samples.

Uncertainties
Represent limits of measurement uncertainty for a given measurand. Uncertainty is defined with a coverage factor of 2 and has been
calculated in line with the rules of the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM), taking into account
environmental conditions, aging, wear and tear.

Typical data as well as nominal and measured values are not warranted by Rohde & Schwarz.


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Specifications
Hardware and software option concept
The available frequency ranges and the corresponding hardware and software options are shown in the tables below.

9 kHz to 1.1 GHz 9 kHz to 2.2 GHz 9 kHz to 3.2 GHz 9 kHz to 6 GHz

With electronic step attenuator R&S SMB-B101 R&S SMB-B102 R&S SMB-B103 R&S SMB-B106
With mechanical step attenuator
Without step attenuator
High power standard
1
OCXO reference oscillator R&S SMB-B1

OCXO reference oscillator, high R&S SMB-B1H
1
performance
Reverse power protection standard

Stereo/RDS coder R&S SMB-B5

Pulse modulator R&S SMB-K22

Pulse generator R&S SMB-K23
2
Pulse train R&S SMB-K27

100 kHz to 12.75 GHz 100 kHz to 20 GHz 100 kHz to 40 GHz

With electronic step attenuator R&S SMB-B112

With mechanical step attenuator R&S SMB-B120 R&S SMB-B140

Without step attenuator R&S SMB-B112L R&S SMB-B120L R&S SMB-B140L

High power standard R&S SMB-B31 R&S SMB-B32
1
OCXO reference oscillator R&S SMB-B1

OCXO reference oscillator, high R&S SMB-B1H
1
performance

Reverse power protection R&S SMB-B30
Stereo/RDS coder

Pulse modulator R&S SMB-K21

Pulse generator R&S SMB-K23
2
Pulse train R&S SMB-K27

1
Only one of the R&SSMB-B1 or R&SSMB-B1H options can be installed.
2
Requires the R&SSMB-K23 option; only available for instruments with serial number > 102400.


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RF performance
Frequency

Range R&S SMB-B101 9 kHz to 1.1 GHz

R&S SMB-B102 9 kHz to 2.2 GHz

R&S SMB-B103 9 kHz to 3.2 GHz

R&S SMB-B106 9 kHz to 6 GHz

R&S SMB-B112, R&S SMB-B112L 100 kHz to 12.75 GHz

R&S SMB-B120, R&S SMB-B120L 100 kHz to 20 GHz

R&S SMB-B140, R&S SMB-B140L 100 kHz to 40 GHz
Resolution of setting 0.001 Hz
Resolution of synthesis f = 1 GHz 0.44 Hz (nom.)
7
Setting time to within < 1 10 for f > 200 MHz or < 20 Hz for f 200 MHz
Specification does not apply when frequency crosses 20 GHz.

Specification does not apply to instruments equipped with R&S SMB-B120/-B140 when
frequency crosses 200 kHz.
after IEC/IEEE bus delimiter
ALC state ON < 3 ms
ALC state S&H, f 20 GHz < 7 ms
ALC state S&H, f > 20 GHz < 10 ms
after trigger pulse in List mode < 1 ms
Resolution of phase offset setting 0.1

Frequency sweep
Operating mode digital sweep in discrete steps
Trigger mode free run automatic
full sweep single
execute one step step
external trigger only start/stop
Trigger source keyboard, external trigger, remote control
Trigger slope positive, negative
Sweep range full frequency range
Sweep shape triangle, sawtooth
Step spacing linear, logarithmic
Step size linear full frequency range, min. 0.001 Hz
logarithmic 0.01 % to 100 %
Dwell time range 10 ms to 10 s
Dwell time resolution 0.1 ms

Reference frequency
7
Frequency error at time of calibration in production < 1 10
8
with R&S SMB-B1/R&S SMB-B1H < 1 10
option
6
Aging standard < 1 10 /year
9 7
(after 10 days of uninterrupted operation) with R&S SMB-B1 option < 1 10 /day, < 1 10 /year
10 8
with R&S SMB-B1H option < 5 10 /day, < 3 10 /year
6
Temperature effect (0 C to +50 C) standard < 2 10
7
with R&S SMB-B1 option < 1 10
8
with R&S SMB-B1H option < 1 10
Warm-up time to nominal thermostat temperature with 10 min

R&S SMB-B1/R&S SMB-B1H option
Output of internal reference
Connector type REF OUT on rear panel BNC female
Output frequency sine wave 10 MHz
Output level +7 dBm to +13 dBm, +10 dBm (typ.)
Source impedance 50 (nom.)
Input for external reference
Connector type REF IN on rear panel BNC female
Input frequency 5 MHz, 10 MHz
6
Frequency locking range 3 10
Input level range 0 dBm to +16 dBm
Input impedance 50 (nom.)


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Level
General explanations

Instruments equipped with R&S SMB-B101/-B102/-B103/-B106/-B112 frequency options include an electronic step attenuator with

step ranges of 5 dB (6 dB with R&S SMB-B112). Instruments equipped with R&S SMB-B120/-B140 frequency options include a

mechanical step attenuator. Instruments equipped with R&S SMB-B112L/-B120L/-B140L frequency options do not include a step
attenuator. These instruments have a limited level setting range and a limited specified level range.

Level setting modes



The R&S SMB100A offers two different operating modes for level setting:
AUTO MODE: The step attenuator is switched automatically.
FIXED MODE: The level is set without switching the step attenuator. The step attenuator is fixed to the current setting. If ALC is
ON, level changes are performed without interruption. The maximum interruption-free setting range is limited.
ALC modes

The R&S SMB100A offers different ALC modes:
ALC STATE AUTO: The best suited ALC mode is set automatically.
ALC STATE ON: The level control loop is closed. This mode is suitable for CW, AM, FM and M.
ALC STATE SAMPLE & HOLD (S&H): At every frequency and level change, the level control loop is closed for about 1 ms and
the level control voltage is sampled. The level control voltage is then clamped. This mode is used internally while in ALC state
AUTO for pulse modulation.
During a Sample & Hold measurement the level is decreased by 30 dB for instruments with electronic step attenuator. For instruments
with mechanical attenuator or without step attenuator, the set ON level is present for 3 ms to 5 ms during a Sample & Hold procedure
after level or frequency setting.

Level settings
Setting range

R&S SMB-B101/-B102/-B103/-B106 9 kHz f < 100 kHz 145 dBm to +8 dBm
100 kHz f < 300 kHz 145 dBm to +13 dBm
300 kHz f < 1 MHz 145 dBm to +18 dBm
1 MHz f 6 GHz 145 dBm to +30 dBm

R&S SMB-B112 100 kHz f 200 kHz 145 dBm to +1 dBm
200 kHz < f 300 kHz 145 dBm to +6 dBm
300 kHz < f 1 MHz 145 dBm to +9 dBm
1 MHz < f 12.75 GHz 145 dBm to +30 dBm

R&S SMB-B112L 100 kHz f 200 kHz 20 dBm to +5 dBm
200 kHz < f 300 kHz 20 dBm to +10 dBm
300 kHz < f 1 MHz 20 dBm to +13 dBm
1 MHz < f 12.75 GHz 20 dBm to +30 dBm

R&S SMB-B120, R&S SMB-B140 standard
100 kHz f 200 kHz 145 dBm to +4 dBm
200 kHz < f 300 kHz 145 dBm to +9 dBm
300 kHz < f 1 MHz 145 dBm to +12 dBm
1 MHz < f 40 GHz 145 dBm to 3 dB above max. specified
output power

with R&S SMB-B31/-B32
100 kHz f 300 kHz 145 dBm to +10 dBm
300 kHz f 30 MHz 145 dBm to +12 dBm
30 MHz < f 80 MHz 145 dBm to +16 dBm
80 MHz < f 200 MHz 145 dBm to +20 dBm
200 MHz < f 400 MHz 145 dBm to +23 dBm
400 MHz < f 40 GHz 145 dBm to +30 dBm

R&S SMB-B120L, R&S SMB-B140L standard
100 kHz f 200 kHz 20 dBm to +4 dBm
200 kHz < f 300 kHz 20 dBm to +9 dBm
300 kHz < f 1 MHz 20 dBm to +12 dBm
1 MHz < f 40 GHz 20 dBm to 3 dB above max. specified
output power

with R&S SMB-B31/-B32
100 kHz f 300 kHz 20 dBm to +10 dBm
300 kHz f 30 MHz 20 dBm to +12 dBm
30 MHz < f 80 MHz 20 dBm to +16 dBm
80 MHz < f 200 MHz 20 dBm to +20 dBm
200 MHz < f 400 MHz 20 dBm to +23 dBm
400 MHz < f 40 GHz 20 dBm to +30 dBm
Resolution of setting 0.01 dB
Interruption-free level setting range FIXED mode, ALC state ON 0 to 20 dB


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Level performance
Specified level range, peak envelope power (PEP)

R&S SMB-B101/-B102/-B103/-B106 9 kHz f 200 kHz 120 dBm to +5 dBm
200 kHz < f 1 MHz 120 dBm to +13 dBm
1 MHz < f 6 GHz 120 dBm to +18 dBm

R&S SMB-B112 standard
200 kHz < f 1 MHz 120 dBm to +6 dBm
1 MHz < f 12.75 GHz 120 dBm to +18 dBm

with R&S SMB-B30 reverse power protection option
200 kHz < f 1 MHz 120 dBm to +5 dBm
1 MHz < f 12.75 GHz 120 dBm to +15 dBm

R&S SMB-B112L standard
200 kHz < f 1 MHz 5 dBm to +10 dBm
1 MHz < f 12.75 GHz 5 dBm to +18 dBm

with R&S SMB-B30 reverse power protection option
200 kHz < f 1 MHz 5 dBm to +9 dBm
1 MHz < f 12.75 GHz 5 dBm to +15 dBm

R&S SMB-B120 standard
200 kHz < f 10 MHz 120 dBm to +5 dBm
10 MHz < f 50 MHz 120 dBm to +10 dBm
50 MHz < f 20 GHz 120 dBm to +11 dBm

with R&S SMB-B31 high power option
200 kHz < f 10 MHz 120 dBm to +5 dBm
10 MHz < f 50 MHz 120 dBm to +10 dBm
50 MHz < f 20 GHz 120 dBm to +16 dBm

R&S SMB-B120L standard
200 kHz < f 10 MHz 0 dBm to +5 dBm
10 MHz < f 50 MHz 0 dBm to +10 dBm
50 MHz < f 20 GHz 0 dBm to +14 dBm

with R&S SMB-B31 high power option
200 kHz < f 10 MHz 0 dBm to +5 dBm
10 MHz < f 50 MHz 0 dBm to +10 dBm
50 MHz < f 100 MHz 0 dBm to +16 dBm
100 MHz < f 20 GHz 0 dBm to +19 dBm

R&S SMB-B140 standard
200 kHz < f 10 MHz 120 dBm to +5 dBm
10 MHz < f 40 GHz 120 dBm to +8 dBm

with R&S SMB-B32 high power option
200 kHz < f 10 MHz 120 dBm to +5 dBm
10 MHz < f 50 MHz 120 dBm to +9 dBm
50 MHz < f 40 GHz 120 dBm to +13 dBm

R&S SMB-B140L standard
200 kHz < f 10 MHz 0 dBm to +5 dBm
10 MHz < f 50 MHz 0 dBm to +9 dBm
50 MHz < f 40 GHz 0 dBm to +11 dBm

with R&S SMB-B32 high power option
200 kHz < f 10 MHz 0 dBm to +5 dBm
10 MHz < f 50 MHz 0 dBm to +9 dBm
50 MHz < f 40 GHz 0 dBm to +16 dBm


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Level accuracy ALC state ON, temperature range +18 C to +33 C


3
R&S SMB-B101/-B102/-B103/-B106/ 9 kHz f 200 kHz < 1.0 dB
-B112 200 kHz < f 3 GHz < 0.5 dB
f > 3 GHz < 0.9 dB

R&S SMB-B112L 200 kHz < f 3 GHz < 0.7 dB
f > 3 GHz < 1.1 dB

R&S SMB-B120L, R&S SMB-B140L 200 kHz < f 3 GHz < 0.7 dB
3 GHz < f 20 GHz < 1.1 dB
20 GHz < f 40 GHz < 1.2 dB

R&S SMB-B120, R&S SMB-B140 level > 90 dBm level 90 dBm
200 kHz < f 3 GHz < 0.5 dB < 0.5 dB
3 GHz < f 20 GHz < 0.9 dB < 1.2 dB
20 GHz < f 40 GHz < 1.0 dB < 1.5 dB
Additional level error ALC state S&H < 0.25 dB

Level setting times


Setting time level deviation < 0.1 dB from final value, with GUI update stopped, temperature range
+18 C to +33 C, without switching of the mechanical step attenuator
after IEC/IEEE bus delimiter
ALC state ON < 2.5 ms
ALC state S&H, f 20 GHz < 7 ms
ALC state S&H, f > 20 GHz < 10 ms
in List mode after trigger pulse < 1 ms
with switching of the mechanical step attenuator
ALC state ON < 25 ms
ALC state S&H < 30 ms

Reverse power

The R&S SMB100A equipped with R&S SMB-B101/-B102/-B103/-B106 frequency options includes a reverse power protection as

standard. For instruments equipped with the R&S SMB-B112 or R&S SMB-B112L frequency option, a reverse power protection

option (R&S SMB-B30) is available.

Maximum permissible RF power in output frequency range of RF path for f > 1 MHz, from source 50
Instruments with reverse power protection
Reverse power 1 MHz < f 1 GHz 50 W
1 GHz < f 2 GHz 25 W
2 GHz < f 12.75 GHz 10 W
Maximum permissible DC voltage 35 V
Instruments without reverse power protection
Reverse power 0.5 W

Maximum permissible DC voltage R&S SMB-B112/-B112L 35 V

R&S SMB-B120/-B120L 0V

R&S SMB-B140/-B140L

VSWR
Output impedance VSWR in 50 system, ALC state ON

R&S SMB-B101/-B102/-B103/-B106/ f > 200 kHz < 1.8
-B112

R&S SMB-B112L, R&S SMB-B30 f > 200 kHz < 2.0

R&S SMB-B120/-B140 1 MHz < f 20 GHz < 1.6 (meas.)
20 GHz < f 40 GHz < 1.8 (meas.)

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30
R&SSMB-B112

R&SSMB-B106

25

20
Level in dBm

15

10

5
0 1 2000 4000 6000 8000 10 000 12 000 14 000
RF in MHz

Maximum available output level versus frequency (meas.).

30

25

20
Level in dBm

15

R&SSMB-B120L + R&SSMB-B31
10
R&SSMB-B120 + R&SSMB-B31
R&SSMB-B140L + R&SSMB-B32
R&SSMB-B140 + R&SSMB-B32
5
0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40
Frequency in GHz

Maximum available output level versus frequency (meas.).


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0.5
f = 2.1 GHz
0.4 f = 5.7 GHz
f = 12.75 GHz
0.3

0.2

0.1
Level error in dB

0.1

0.2

0.3

0.4

0.5
120 100 80 60 40 20 0 20
Level in dBm

Level linearity with R&S SMB-B112 option, ALC ON (meas.).

0.5
f = 10 GHz
0.4 f = 20 GHz
f = 30 GHz
0.3
f = 40 GHz
0.2

0.1
Level error in dB

0.1

0.2

0.3

0.4

0.5
120 100 80 60 40 20 0 15
Level in dBm

Level linearity with R&S SMB-B140 option and R&S SMB-B32, ALC ON (meas.).


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Level sweep
Operating mode digital sweep in discrete steps
Trigger mode free run automatic
full sweep single
execute one step step
external trigger only start/stop
Trigger source keyboard, external connector, remote
control
Trigger slope with external trigger positive, negative
Sweep range full specified level range
interruption-free 20 dB to +20 dB
Sweep shape triangle, sawtooth
Step spacing logarithmic
Step size setting resolution 0.01 dB
Dwell time setting range 10 ms to 10 s
Dwell time setting resolution 0.1 ms

Spectral purity
Harmonics
4
R&S SMB-B101/-B102/-B103/-B106 1 MHz < f 6 GHz; level 13 dBm < 30 dBc
4
R&S SMB-B112/-B112L f > 6 GHz; level 10 dBm
4
R&S SMB-B120/-B120L/-B140/-B140L f > 1 MHz; level 8 dBm < 30 dBc
Nonharmonics CW, level > 10 dBm (level > 0 dBm for instruments without step attenuator),
offset > 10 kHz from carrier
f 23.4375 MHz < 70 dBc
23.4375 MHz < f 1500 MHz < 70 dBc, < 84 dBc (typ.)
1500 MHz < f 3 GHz < 64 dBc, < 78 dBc (typ.)
3 GHz < f 6.375 GHz < 58 dBc, < 72 dBc (typ.)
6.375 GHz < f 12.75 GHz < 52 dBc, < 66 dBc (typ.)
12.75 GHz < f 25.5 GHz < 46 dBc, < 60 dBc (typ.)
25.5 GHz < f 40 GHz < 40 dBc, < 54 dBc (typ.)
Subharmonics level > 10 dBm (level > 0 dBm for instruments without step attenuator)
f < 6.375 GHz none
6.375 GHz < f 20 GHz < 55 dBc
20 GHz < f 40 GHz < 50 dBc
4
Wideband noise level operating mode AUTO, level > 10 dBm , measurement bandwidth 1 Hz, CW
carrier offset 10 MHz
15 MHz < f 6.375 GHz < 142 dBc
carrier offset 30 MHz
6.375 GHz < f 12.75 GHz < 138 dBc
12.75 GHz < f 20 GHz < 135 dBc
20 GHz < f 40 GHz < 132 dBc
SSB phase noise carrier offset 20 kHz, measurement bandwidth 1 Hz, CW
f = 100 MHz, level = 10 dBm < 141 dBc, 145 dBc (typ.)
f = 1 GHz < 122 dBc, 128 dBc (typ.)
f = 2 GHz < 116 dBc, 122 dBc (typ.)
f = 3 GHz < 112 dBc, 118 dBc (typ.)
f = 4 GHz < 110 dBc, 116 dBc (typ.)
f = 6 GHz < 106 dBc, 112 dBc (typ.)
f = 10 GHz < 102 dBc, 108 dBc (typ.)
f = 20 GHz < 96 dBc, 102 dBc (typ.)
f = 40 GHz < 90 dBc, 96 dBc (typ.)
RMS jitter f = 1 GHz, BW = 1 Hz to 10 MHz, CW
standard 7.2 ps (meas.), (7.2 mUI)

with R&S SMB-B1 option 1.3 ps (meas.), (1.3 mUI)

with R&S SMB-B1H option 105 fs (meas.), (105 UI)
f = 155 MHz, BW = 100 Hz to 1.5 MHz, 83 fs (meas.), (12.9 UI)
CW
f = 622 MHz, BW = 1 kHz to 5 MHz, CW 63 fs (meas.), (39.2 UI)
f = 2.488 GHz, BW = 5 kHz to 15 MHz, 55 fs (meas.), (137 UI)
CW

4
Or maximum specified output power, whichever is lower.


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Residual FM RMS value at f = 1 GHz, CW


0.3 kHz to 3 kHz, weighted (ITU-T) < 4 Hz, 0.22 Hz (typ.)
0.03 kHz to 23 kHz < 10 Hz, 1.35 Hz (typ.)
Residual AM RMS value (0.03 kHz to 20 kHz) < 0.02 %
level = 8 dBm

0
Harmonic 2f

Harmonic 3f
-10

-20

-30
Harmonics / dBc

-40

-50

-60

-70

-80
0,00 1,00 2,00 3,00 4,00 5,00 6,00
Carrier frequency / GHz


Harmonics versus carrier frequency at +15 dBm output level with R&S SMB-B106 option (meas.).


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0
Harmonic 2f

Harmonic 3f
-10

-20

-30
Harmonics / dBc

-40

-50

-60

-70

-80
0,00 2,00 4,00 6,00 8,00 10,00 12,00
Carrier frequency / GHz


Harmonics versus carrier frequency at +15 dBm output level with R&S SMB-B112 option (meas.).

0
Harmonic 2f

Harmonic 3f
-10

-20

-30
Harmonics / dBc

-40

-50

-60

-70

-80
0,00 2,00 4,00 6,00 8,00 10,00 12,00 14,00 16,00 18,00 20,00
Carrier frequency / GHz


Harmonics versus carrier frequency at +8 dBm output level with R&S SMB-B140 option (meas.).


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0
Harmonic 2f

Harmonic 3f
-10

-20

-30
Harmonics / dBc

-40

-50

-60

-70

-80
0,00 2,00 4,00 6,00 8,00 10,00 12,00 14,00 16,00 18,00 20,00
Carrier frequency / GHz


Harmonics versus carrier frequency at +13 dBm output level with R&S SMB-B140 option and R&S SMB-B32 (meas.).

30
40 GHz
40 20 GHz
10 GHz
50
6 GHz
60 3 GHz
1 GHz
70 100 MHz
SSB phase noise in dBc (1 Hz)

10 MHz
80

90
40 GHz
100 20 GHz
10 GHz
110 6 GHz
3 GHz
120
1 GHz
130

140
100 MHz
150
10 MHz
160
1 10 100 1k 10 k 100 k 1M 10 M 100 M

Frequency offset in Hz

SSB phase noise with R&S SMB-B1H option (meas.).


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Standard (f = 1 GHz)
20 R&SSMB-B1 (f = 1 GHz)
30 R&SSMB-B1H (f = 1 GHz)
Residual (f = 1 GHz)
40

50
SSB phase noise in dBc (1 Hz)

60

70

80

90

100

110

120

130

140

150

160
1 10 100 1k 10 k 100 k 1M 10 M

Frequency offset in Hz

SSB phase noise comparison with standard internal reference, R&S SMB-B1, R&S SMB-B1H (meas.) and residual phase noise.

List mode settings


Frequency and level pairs can be stored in a list and set in an extremely short amount of time.

Trigger mode free run automatic


full sweep single
execute one step step
Trigger source keyboard, external trigger, remote control
Max. number of stored settings 2000
Dwell time setting range 1 ms to 1 s
Dwell time setting resolution 0.1 ms
Setting time after external trigger see frequency and level data


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Analog modulation
Simultaneous modulation
Amplitude modulation Frequency modulation Phase modulation Pulse modulation
Amplitude modulation ()
Frequency modulation
Phase modulation
Pulse modulation ( )

= compatible
= incompatible
() = compatible with limitations: No specification applies to AM distortion, AM depth error and ON/OFF ratio with pulse modulation.

Amplitude modulation
For f 200 kHz, level setting mode AUTO, AM envelope within specified level range.

Modulation source internal, external, internal + external


External coupling AC, DC
AM depth setting range At high levels, modulation is clipped when 0 % to 100 %
the maximum PEP is reached.
Resolution of setting 0.1 %
AM depth (m) error fmod = 1 kHz and m < 80 %

R&S SMB-B101/-B102/-B103/-B106
f 23.4375 MHz < (1 % of setting + 1 %)
f > 23.4375 MHz < (4 % of setting + 1 %)

R&S SMB-B112/-B112L/-B120/-B120L/-B140/-B140L
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f > 1 MHz, PEP 15 dBm < (4 % of setting + 1 %)
AM distortion fmod = 1 kHz m = 30 % m = 80 %

R&S SMB-B101/-B102/-B103/-B106
f 23.4375 MHz < 0.25 % < 0.5 %
f > 23.4375 MHz < 1.5 % <3%

R&S SMB-B112/-B112L/-B120/-B120L
5
f > 5 MHz, PEP 15 dBm < 1.5 % <3%

R&S SMB-B140/-B140L
5 MHz < f 26.5 GHz < 1.5 % <3%
5
PEP 13 dBm
26.5 GHz < f 40 GHz, < 1.5 % <3%
5
PEP 10 dBm
Modulation frequency response m = 60 %, < 3 dB
DC coupling: 0 Hz to 50 kHz,
AC coupling: 10 Hz to 50 kHz
Synchronous M at AM m = 30 %, fmod = 1 kHz, peak/2
f 20 GHz < 0.2 rad
20 GHz < f 40 GHz < 0.4 rad

Frequency bands for frequency and phase modulation


Multiplier N is used to define FM and M specifications within this document.

Multiplier N for different frequency ranges f 23.4375 MHz 1/4


23.4375 MHz < f 46.875 MHz 1/32
46.875 MHz < f 93.75 MHz 1/16
93.75 MHz < f 187.5 MHz 1/8
187.5 MHz < f 375 MHz 1/4
375 MHz < f 750 MHz 1/2
750 MHz < f 1500 MHz 1
1500 MHz < f 3 GHz 2
3 GHz < f 6.375 GHz 4
6.375 GHz < f 12.75 GHz 8
12.75 GHz < f 25.5 GHz 16
25.5 GHz < f 40 GHz 32

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Frequency modulation
Modulation source internal, external, internal + external
External coupling AC, DC
Operating modes FM mode Low Noise
FM mode Normal
FM mode High Deviation
Maximum deviation f 23.4375 MHz 1 MHz
f > 23.4375 MHz
FM mode Normal N 2 MHz
FM mode Low Noise N 1 MHz
FM mode High Deviation N 4 MHz
Resolution < 0.02 % of set deviation, min. N 0.1 Hz
FM deviation error fmod = 1 kHz, deviation N 1 MHz
internal < (2 % of setting + 20 Hz)
external < (3 % of setting + 20 Hz)
FM distortion fmod = 2 kHz, deviation = N 1 MHz < 0.2 %
Modulation frequency response FM modes Low Noise and High Deviation
DC coupling: 0 Hz to 100 kHz, < 3 dB
AC coupling: 10 Hz to 100 kHz
FM mode Normal
DC coupling: 0 Hz to 500 kHz, < 3 dB
AC coupling: 10 Hz to 500 kHz
Synchronous AM with FM 40 kHz deviation, fmod = 1 kHz, f > 10 MHz < 0.2 %
Carrier frequency offset with FM DC after FM offset adjustment < 0.2 % of set deviation

128 MHz
High Deviation
64 MHz Normal
Low Noise
32 MHz

16 MHz

8 MHz
M ax im um F M dev iation

4 MHz

2 MHz

1 MHz

500 kHz

250 kHz

125 kHz

62.5 kHz

31.25 kHz

0.1 23.4375 46.875 93.75 187.5 375 750 1500 3000 6375 12750 25500 40000
Frequency / MHz

FM deviation versus frequency and operating mode.


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Phase modulation
Modulation source internal, external, internal + external
External coupling AC, DC
Operating modes M modes Low Noise/Normal/High Deviation
Maximum deviation f 23.4375 MHz 2 rad
f > 23.4375 MHz
M mode Normal N 4 rad
M mode Low Noise N 10 rad
M mode High Deviation N 40 rad
Resolution < 0.02 % of set deviation,
min. N 20 rad
M deviation error fmod = 1 kHz, deviation half of max. deviation
internal < (2 % of setting + 0.003 rad)
external < (3 % of setting + 0.003 rad)
M distortion fmod = 10 kHz, half of max. deviation < 0.2 %
Modulation frequency response M modes Low Noise and High Deviation
DC coupling: 0 Hz to 100 kHz < 3 dB
AC coupling: 10 Hz to 100 kHz
M mode Normal
DC coupling: 0 Hz to 500 kHz < 3 dB
AC coupling: 10 Hz to 500 kHz

1280 rad
High Deviation
640 rad Low Noise
Normal
320 rad

160 rad
128 rad
80 rad
64 rad
M a x im u m P M d e v ia t io n

40 rad
32 rad
20 rad
16 rad
10 rad
8 rad
5 rad
4 rad
2.5 rad
2 rad
1.25 rad
1 rad
0.625 rad
0.5 rad
0.3125 rad
0.25 rad

0.125 rad
0.1 23.4375 46.875 93.75 187.5 375 750 1500 3000 6375 12750 25500 40000
Frequency / MHz

M deviation versus frequency and operating mode.


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Pulse modulation (R&SSMB-K21 or R&SSMB-K22 option)



When pulse modulation is activated, the R&S SMB100A automatically switches to ALC state S&H. In this case, the ALC loop is
opened and the output level is set directly. In order to set the correct level, a Sample & Hold measurement is performed prior to each
frequency and level setting.

The R&S SMB-K21 option is available for R&S SMB-B112/-B112L/-B120/-B120L/-B140/-B140L

The R&S SMB-K22 option is available for R&S SMB-B101/-B102/-B103/-B106

Modulation source external, internal


ON/OFF ratio level > 0 dBm for instruments without step > 80 dB
attenuator
Rise/fall time 10 % to 90 % of RF amplitude, < 20 ns, < 5 ns (typ.)
f > 23.4375 MHz
Pulse repetition frequency 0 Hz to 25 MHz
Video crosstalk spectral line of fundamental of 100 kHz < 30 dBc
pulse repetition frequency

Input for external modulation signals


Modulation input EXT for AM/FM/M
Connector type MOD EXT on rear panel BNC female
Input impedance selectable 220 k or 600 (nom.)
Input sensitivity peak value for set modulation factor or 1 V (nom.)
deviation
Maximum input voltage 1 V (nom.)
Input damage voltage 10 V
Modulation input PULSE EXT
Connector type PULSE EXT on rear panel BNC female
Input impedance selectable 10 k or 50 (nom.)
Input voltage TTL, CMOS compatible, threshold low 0.5 V (nom.)
TTL, CMOS compatible, threshold high 1.5 V (nom.)
Input damage voltage 5V
Input polarity selectable normal, inverse

Modulation sources
Internal modulation generator (LF)
Waveforms sine wave, square wave
Frequency range sine wave 0.1 Hz to 1 MHz
square wave 0.1 Hz to 20 kHz
Resolution of frequency setting 0.1 Hz
Frequency error < (0.005 Hz + relative error of reference frequency modulation frequency)
Frequency response sine wave, 0.1 Hz to 1 MHz < 1 dB
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Frequency setting time to within < 1 10 , after IEC/IEEE bus < 5 ms (meas.)
delimiter
Distortion sine wave, < 0.1 %
f 100 kHz at RL > 200 , Vpeak = 1 V
Output voltage range Vpeak at LF connector, open circuit voltage 1 mV to 3 V
Resolution of output voltage setting 1 mV
Output voltage setting error at 1 kHz, RL 10 k < (1 % of setting + 1 mV)
Output impedance selectable 10 or 600 (nom.)


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LF frequency sweep
Operating mode digital sweep in discrete steps
Trigger mode free run automatic
full sweep single
execute one step step
external trigger only start/stop
Trigger source keyboard, external trigger, remote control
Trigger slope positive, negative
Sweep range full frequency range, min. 0.1 Hz
Sweep shape triangle, sawtooth
Step spacing linear, logarithmic
Step size setting resolution linear 0.1 Hz
logarithmic 0.01 %
Dwell time setting range 10 ms to 10 s
Dwell time setting resolution 0.1 ms

Pulse generator (R&SSMB-K23 option)


The pulse generator is fully digital; the clock is derived directly from the instruments reference frequency.

Pulse mode single pulse, double pulse


Trigger modes free run, internally triggered automatic
externally triggered, externally gated
Active trigger edge positive or negative
Pulse period setting range 40 ns to 85 s
Pulse period setting resolution 10 ns
Pulse width setting range pulse widths of double pulses can be set 10 ns to 1 s
Pulse width setting resolution independently 10 ns
Pulse delay setting range with external trigger 10 ns to 1 s
Pulse delay setting resolution with external trigger 10 ns
Double-pulse spacing setting range 20 ns to 1 s
Double-pulse spacing setting resolution 10 ns
External trigger delay 50 ns (meas.)
External trigger jitter of delay < 10 ns
PULSE/VIDEO output signal without load digital signal 0 V/3.3 V (nom.)

Pulse train (R&SSMB-K27 option)



The R&S SMB-K27 option enhances the functionality of the pulse generator (R&S SMB-K23 option). With this option, pulses and
pulse sequences can be user-defined, e.g. to generate jittered or staggered pulse scenarios widely used in radar applications.

Pulse modes setting of pulse width, pulse spacing and user-programmable


pulse sequences
Trigger modes automatic (free run)
externally triggered
Active trigger edge positive or negative
Number of pulses 1 to 2047
Number of repetitions per pulse 1 to 65535
Pulse width and pulse spacing setting 10 ns to 5 ms
range
Pulse width and pulse spacing setting 10 ns
resolution


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Stereo/RDS coder (R&SSMB-B5 option)


The specifications apply to RF frequencies in the range from 66 MHz to 110 MHz. This option is only available for instruments

equipped with the R&S SMB-B101/-B102/-B103/-B106 frequency options.

Stereo modes internal with modulation generator L, R, R = L, R = L


external analog (via L and R inputs) or L, R, R = L, R = L, R L
external digital (via S/P DIF input)
MPX frequency deviation range 0 Hz to 80 kHz
MPX frequency deviation setting resolution 10 Hz
AF frequency range L, R signal 20 Hz to 15 kHz
AF frequency response L, R signal (referenced to 500 Hz)
AF = 20 Hz to 40 Hz < 0.3 dB
AF = 40 Hz to 15 kHz < 0.2 dB
Stereo crosstalk attenuation AF = 1 kHz > 50 dB
Distortion 67.5 kHz MPX frequency deviation, < 0.1 %
AF = 1 kHz
S/N ratio stereo/RDS signal generator without preemphasis, receiver with deemphasis
ITU-R weighted (quasi-peak) > 60 dB
ITU-R unweighted (RMS) > 70 dB
A-weighted (RMS) > 70 dB
Preemphasis selectable OFF, 50 s, 75 s
Pilot tone 19 kHz
Frequency error < 2 Hz
Deviation range 0 Hz to 10 kHz
Deviation setting resolution 10 Hz
Phase setting range 5 to +5
Phase setting resolution 0.1
ARI/RDS subcarrier 57 kHz
Frequency error < 6 Hz
Deviation range 0 Hz to 10 kHz
Deviation setting resolution 10 Hz
ARI
Identification modes traffic announcement identification (DK), OFF, DK, BK, DK + BK
area identification (BK)
BK area identification A to F
RDS
Traffic program OFF/ON
Traffic announcement OFF/ON
Data set user-selectable 1 to 5
Maximum data length 64 kbyte
Analog modulation inputs L, R
Connector type L and R on rear panel BNC female
Input impedance selectable 600 or 100 k (nom.)
Input sensitivity peak value for set deviation 1 V (nom.)
Digital modulation input S/P DIF
Connector type S/P DIF on rear panel BNC female
Input impedance 75 (nom.)
Input voltage range Peak-to-peak voltage 400 mV to 5 V


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Remote control
Interfaces remote control IEC 60625 (GPIB IEEE-488.2)
Ethernet/LAN 10/100BaseT
USB 2.0 (high speed)
6
serial RS-232-C
Command set SCPI 1999.5 or compatible command sets
Compatible command sets These command sets can be selected in Agilent/HP E442x
order to emulate another instrument. Agilent/HP E443x
Agilent/HP E8663
Agilent/HP E8257/67
Agilent/HP N51xx Analog Parts
Agilent/HP 8642
Agilent/HP 8643A
Agilent/HP 8644A/B
Agilent/HP 8645
Agilent/HP 8647A
Agilent/HP 8648A/B/C/D
Agilent/HP 8656A/B
Agilent/HP 8657A/B
Agilent/HP 8664/65
Aeroflex/IFR 2023/2024
Aeroflex/IFR 203x, 204x, 205x

R&S SML01, R&S SML02, R&S SML03

R&S SMT
additional command sets for instruments Anritsu 68017/37

equipped with R&S SMB-B112/B112L, Agilent/HP 834x

R&S SMB-B120/-B120L, Agilent/HP 8360

R&S SMB-B140/-B140L Agilent/HP 8362x
Agilent/HP 83630
Agilent/HP 8371x
Agilent/HP 8373x
Agilent/HP 8662/63
Agilent/HP 8673
RACAL-Dana 3102/9087
IEC/IEEE bus address 0 to 30
Ethernet/LAN protocols and services VISA VXI-11 (remote control)
Telnet/RawEthernet (remote control)
VNC (remote operation with web browser)
FTP (file transfer protocol)
SMB (mapping parts of the instrument to a
host file system)
Ethernet/LAN addressing DHCP, static, support of ZeroConf and
M-DNS to ease the direct connection to a
system controller
USB protocol VISA USB-TMC

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Requires the R&STS-USB1 serial adapter (recommended extra).


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Connectors
Front panel connectors
RF 50 RF output

R&S SMB-B101, R&S SMB-B102, N female

R&S SMB-B103, R&S SMB-B106

R&S SMB-B112, R&S SMB-B112L test port adapter, PC 3.5 mm female

R&S SMB-B120, R&S SMB-B120L (interchangeable port connector system)

R&S SMB-B140, R&S SMB-B140L test port adapter, PC 2.92 mm female
(interchangeable port connector system)
LF modulation generator output BNC female
MOD EXT input for external analog modulation BNC female

Rear panel connectors


REF IN reference frequency input BNC female
REF OUT reference frequency output BNC female
PULSE EXT input for external pulse modulation BNC female
PULSE VIDEO pulse generator output BNC female
INST TRIG trigger input, TTL 5 V compatible BNC female
SIGNAL VALID output for triggering external devices; BNC female
function 1:
low state indicates that the instrument
has settled to its final value
function 2:
if pulse generator is active and pulse
sync is enabled, pulse sync signal is
output at the beginning of a pulse
sequence (e.g. pulse train)
L stereo signal input for L signal, BNC female

only available with R&S SMB-B5 option
R stereo signal input for R signal, BNC female

only available with R&S SMB-B5 option
S/P DIF stereo signal input for digital stereo signal BNC female
USB IN USB 2.0 (high speed) USB type B
remote control of instrument (USB-TMC)
USB USB 2.0 (high speed) USB type A
connector for external USB devices,
mouse and keyboard for enhanced
operation

R&S NRP-Zxx power sensors (with

R&S NRP-Z4 adapter cable) for
external power measurements and
level adjustment of instrument
memory stick for software update
and data exchange
USB serial adapter for RS-232-C
remote control
LAN provides remote control functionality and RJ-45
remote operation via VNC and file transfer
via FTP
IEEE 488 remote control of instrument via GPIB 24-pin Amphenol series 57 female


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General data
Power supply
AC input voltage range 90 V to 264 V
AC supply frequency 100 V to 240 V 45 Hz to 66 Hz
100 V to 120 V 380 Hz to 440 Hz
Max. input current 1.4 A (100 V) to 0.6 A (240 V)
Power consumption when fully equipped
instruments with 60 W (meas.)

R&S SMB-B101/-B102/-B103/-B106
option

instruments with R&S SMB-B112 80 W (meas.)
option

instruments with R&S SMB-B120 and 90 W (meas.)

R&S SMB-B31 options

instruments with R&S SMB-B140 and 120 W (meas.)

R&S SMB-B32 options
Power factor correction in line with EN 61000-3-2
Electrical safety
Compliance in line with IEC 61010-1, EN 61010-1,
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 61010-1-04,
UL 61010-1
Test mark VDE-GS, CCSAUS
EMC
Electromagnetic compatibility emissions in line with EN 55011 class B
immunity to interfering field strength in line with EN 61326-1 (industrial
environment), EN 61326-2-1
Mechanical resistance
Vibration sinusoidal 5 Hz to 150 Hz, max. 2 g at 55 Hz,
const. 0.5 g at 55 Hz to 150 Hz,
in line with EN 60068-2-6
random 10 Hz to 300 Hz, acceleration 1.2 g (RMS)
in line with EN 60068-2-64
Shock in line with MIL-STD 810E, method no.
516.4, procedure I, 40 g shock spectrum
Environmental conditions
Temperature range operating 0 C to +55 C
in line with DIN EN 60068-2-1,
DIN EN 60068-2-2
storage 40 C to +71 C
Climatic resistance +40 C/95 % relative humidity in line with DIN EN 60068-2-78
Altitude operating, up to 4600 m (1500 ft)
max. ambient temperature = +45 C
storage up to 4600 m (1500 ft)
Weight and dimensions
Weight when fully equipped
instruments with 5.3 kg (11.7 lb)

R&S SMB-B101/-B102/-B103/-B106
option
instruments with 5.6 kg (12.3 lb)

R&S SMB-B112 option
instruments with 6.9 kg (15.2 lb)

R&S SMB-B120/-B140 option
Dimensions WHD
instruments with 344 mm 112 mm 368 mm

R&S SMB-B101/-B102/-B103/-B106 (13.5 in 4.4 in 14.5 in)
option
instruments with 344 mm 112 mm 418 mm

R&S SMB-B112/-B112L/ (13.5 in 4.4 in 16.5 in)
-B120/-B120L/-B140/-B140L option
Calibration interval
Recommended calibration interval when operated 40 h/week in the full range 3 years
of the specified environmental conditions


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Ordering information
Designation Type Order No.
Base unit
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RF and Microwave Signal Generator R&S SMB100A 1406.6000.02
Including power cable, Quick Start Guide and CD-ROM (with operating and service manual)
Options
RF Path/Frequency Option

9 kHz to 1.1 GHz R&S SMB-B101 1407.2509.02

9 kHz to 2.2 GHz R&S SMB-B102 1407.2609.02

9 kHz to 3.2 GHz R&S SMB-B103 1407.2709.02

9 kHz to 6 GHz R&S SMB-B106 1407.2909.02

100 kHz to 12.75 GHz, with electronic step attenuator R&S SMB-B112 1407.2109.02

100 kHz to 12.75 GHz, without step attenuator R&S SMB-B112L 1407.2150.02

100 kHz to 20 GHz, with mechanical step attenuator R&S SMB-B120 1407.2209.02

100 kHz to 20 GHz, without step attenuator R&S SMB-B120L 1407.2250.02

100 kHz to 40 GHz, with mechanical step attenuator R&S SMB-B140 1407.2309.02

100 kHz to 40 GHz, without step attenuator R&S SMB-B140L 1407.2350.02
8
OCXO Reference Oscillator R&S SMB-B1 1407.3005.02
8
OCXO Reference Oscillator, High Performance R&S SMB-B1H 1407.3070.02
9
Stereo/RDS Coder R&S SMB-B5 1407.3205.02
10
Reverse Power Protection, 100 kHz to 12.75 GHz R&S SMB-B30 1407.1160.02
High Power Option

10 MHz to 20 GHz R&S SMB-B31 1407.1260.02

(only available with R&S SMB-B120, R&S SMB-B120L)

10 MHz to 40 GHz R&S SMB-B32 1407.1360.02

(only available with R&S SMB-B140, R&S SMB-B140L)

Pulse Modulator for R&S SMB-B112/-B112L/-B120/-B120L/ R&S SMB-K21 1407.3811.02
-B140/-B140L

Pulse Modulator for R&S SMB-B101/-B102/-B103/-B106 R&S SMB-K22 1407.3770.02

Pulse Generator R&S SMB-K23 1407.3786.02
11
Pulse Train R&S SMB-K27 1407.3828.02
Recommended extras

19" Rack Adapter R&S ZZA-S234 1109.4493.00

Power Sensor, 9 kHz to 6 GHz, incl. USB adapter cable R&S NRP-Z92 1171.7005.42

Power Sensor, DC to 40 GHz, for levels up to 20 dBm R&S NRP-Z55 1138.2008.02

Power Sensor, 10 MHz to 18 GHz R&S NRP-Z22 1137.7506.02

Keyboard with USB Interface (US character set) R&S PSL-Z2 1157.6870.04

Mouse with USB Interface, optical R&S PSL-Z10 1157.7060.03

USB Adapter for R&S NRP-Zxx power sensors R&S NRP-Z4 1146.8001.02

USB Serial Adapter for RS-232-C remote control R&S TS-USB1 6124.2531.00

Adapters for instruments with an R&S SMB-B112/-B112L/-B120/-B120L frequency option
Test port adapter, PC 3.5 mm female 1021.0512.00
Test port adapter, PC 3.5 mm male 1021.0529.00
Test port adapter, N female 1021.0535.00
Test port adapter, N male 1021.0541.00

Adapters for instruments with an R&S SMB-B140/-B140L frequency option
Test port adapter, 2.4 mm female 1088.1627.02
Test port adapter, 2.92 mm female 1036.4790.00
Test port adapter, 2.92 male 1036.4802.00
Test port adapter, N female 1036.4777.00
Test port adapter, N male 1036.4783.00

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The base unit must be ordered together with an R&SSMB-B101, R&SSMB-B102, R&SSMB-B103, R&SSMB-B106, R&SSMB-B112 or
R&SSMB-B112L frequency option.
8
Only one of the options R&SSMB-B1 or R&SSMB-B1H can be installed.
9
Only available with an R&SSMB-B101, R&SSMB-B102, R&SSMB-B103 or R&SSMB-B106 frequency option.
10
Only available with an R&SSMB-B112 or R&SSMB-B112L frequency option.
11
Requires the R&SSMB-K23 option; only available for instruments with serial number > 102400.


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Service options

Two-Year Calibration Service R&S CO2SMB100A Please contact your local

Three-Year Calibration Service R&S CO3SMB100A Rohde & Schwarz sales office.

Five-Year Calibration Service R&S CO5SMB100A

One-Year Repair Service following the warranty period R&S RO2SMB100A

Two-Year Repair Service following the warranty period R&S RO3SMB100A

Four-Year Repair Service following the warranty period R&S RO5SMB100A

Documentation of Calibration Values R&S DCV-2 0240.2193.18

DKD (ISO 17025) Calibration including ISO 9000 calibration R&S SMB-DKD 1161.3607.02

For product brochure, see PD 5213.8396.12 and www.rohde-schwarz.com


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