R&S SMBV100A Vector Signal Generator


R&S®SMBV100A Vector Signal Generator

Brief Description

The R&S®SMBV100A offers excellent RF performance along with very high output level and short setting times. At the same time, the R&S®SMBV100A can be equipped with an internal baseband generator to allow generation of a number of digital standards (e.g.LTE, LTE-Advanced, IEEE802.11ac, GNSS). The wide frequency range from 9 kHz to 6 GHz covers all of the important bands for digital modulation.


Key Facts

  • Frequency options from 9 kHz to 3.2 GHz/6 GHz
  • Optional baseband generator with realtime coder and arbitrary waveform generator for maximum flexibility
  • Optional ARB-only baseband generators as cost-saving alternatives
  • Support of 3GPP LTE FDD and TDD, 3GPP FDD/HSPA/HSPA+, GSM/EDGE/EDGE Evolution, TD-SCDMA, WLAN, WiMAX and all other important digital standards
  • Fully fledged GNSS simulator with GPS, Glonass and Galileo
  • RF bandwidth of up to 160 MHz with internal baseband generator
  • I/Q modulator with 528 MHz RF bandwidth
  • Optimized for high production throughput
  • Prepared for aerospace and defense applications
  • Low cost of ownership due to simple service concept







CW mode

9 kHz to 3.2 GHz


I/Q mode

1 MHz to 3.2 GHz




CW mode

9 kHz to 6 GHz


I/Q mode

1 MHz to 6 GHz

Setting time

SCPI mode, ALC state ON, CW mode


SCPI mode, ALC state ON, I/Q mode


SCPI mode, ALC state Table

<2.5 ms


SCPI mode, ALC state S&H


List mode





Maximum output power

1 MHz < f = 6 GHz

>+18 dBm (PEP)

Absolute level error

200 kHz < f = 3 GHz

<0.5 dB

Additional level error with ALC OFF, S&H

This mode is used with I/Q modulation and pulse modulation.

<0.25 dB

Output impedance VSWR in 50 Ω system

200 kHz < f = 6 GHz


Setting time

SCPI mode, ALC state ON, CW mode

<2.5 ms


SCPI mode, ALC state ON, I/Q mode


SCPI mode, ALC state Table

<2.5 ms


SCPI mode, ALC state S&H


List mode


Reverse power

1 MHz < f = 1 GHz

50 W


1 GHz < f = 2 GHz

25 W


2 GHz < f = 6 GHz

10 W


 Spectral purity



f > 1 MHz; CW, level = 8 dBm

<–30 dBc


CW, level > –10 dBm, >10 kHz carrier offset, f = 1500 MHz

<–70 dBc
(<–84 dBc typ.)

SSB phase noise

20 kHz carrier offset, 1 Hz measurement bandwidth, CW


f = 100 MHz

<–141 dBc
(–147 dBc typ.)


f = 1 GHz

<–122 dBc
(–127 dBc typ.)


f = 6 GHz

<–106 dBc
(–112 dBc typ.)

Wideband noise

attenuator mode AUTO for level > 5 dBm, >10 MHz carrier offset, 1 Hz measurement bandwidth, CW

<–142 dBc

Supported analog modulation modes

Amplitude modulation



Frequency/phase modulation



Maximum FM deviation

f > 3 GHz

16 MHz

Maximum φM

f > 3 GHz

160 rad

Pulse modulation


with R&S®SMBV-K22

On/off ratio


>80 dB

Rise/fall time

10 % to 90 % of RF amplitude


Minimum pulse width

using the optional
R&S®SMBV-K23 pulse generator

10 ns

I/Q modulation

Supported systems
(with additional options)

R&S®SMBV-B10 baseband generator required

GSM/EDGE/EDGE evolution, 3GPP FDD incl. HSPA/HSPA+,TD-SCDMA, CDMA2000®, 1×EV-DO, EUTRA/ LTE, WiMAX IEEE 802.16-2004, Cor1-2005, 802.16e-2005 and 802.16Rev2/D3 , WLAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, NFC A/B/F, Bluetooth®, GPS, Glonass, Galileo, HD Radio™3), XM Radio, Sirius Radio, FM Stereo / RDS, DAB / T-DMB, DVB-H/DVB-T, Tetra Release 2, multicarrier CW

Realtime custom digital modulation

R&S®SMBV-B10 baseband generator required

ASK, FSK, BPSK, QPSK, QPSK 45° offset, OQPSK, p/4-QPSK, p/2-DBPSK, p/4-DQPSK, p/8-D8PSK, 8PSK, 8PSK EDGE, 16QAM, 32QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM, 1024QAM

I/Q modulator bandwidth


60 MHz, 120 MHz or 160 MHz, depending on baseband option



>500 MHz

Maximum waveform length

32 Msample


with R&S®SMBV-K511 option

256 Msample


with R&S®SMBV-K512 option

1 Gsample

DAC resolution




69 dBc (typ.)



0.4 % (meas.)


WLAN IEEE 802.11 ac, 160 MHz

0.44 % (meas.)



0.4 % (meas.)



Remote control


IEC/IEEE, Ethernet (LAN), USB



USB 2.0

2) PEP = peak envelope power.

3) HD RadioTM is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corp.