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R&S®SMC100A Signal Generator

The analog R&S®SMC100A sets standards for attractively-priced signal generators. It has the smallest size and the best price/performance ratio in its class.
 
The flexible and versatile instrument is suited for use in service and maintenance labs. Due to its small dimensions and lightweight design, the R&S®SMC100A is also the perfect choice for field applications or training and education environments.
 
 
Key facts:
 
- Frequency range 9 kHz to 1.1 GHz or 3.2 GHz
- Maximum output level of typ. > +17 dBm
- Optional high-stability reference oscillator
- Analog modulation modes (AM/FM/φM/pulse) integrated as standard
- Integrated overvoltage protection
- Wear-free electronic attenuator
- Minimized total cost of ownership
High performance at an attractive price 
 
- Low SSB phase noise of typ. –111 dBc (f = 1 GHz, 20 kHz carrier offset, 1 Hz measurement bandwidth) - Wideband noise of typ. < –146 dBc (f > 1 MHz, carrier offset > 10 MHz, 1 Hz measurement bandwidth) 
- Nonharmonics of typ. < –72 dBc (f ≤ 1600 MHz, carrier offset > 10 kHz) 
- Level error < 0.9 dB
- Frequency and level setting times < 5 ms 
- Optional high-stability reference oscillator 
 
Flexible and universal all-purpose signal generator
 
- Frequency range 9 kHz to 1.1 GHz or 3.2 GHz 
- Typical maximum level of > +17 dBm 
- Analog modulation modes (AM/FM/φM/pulse modulation) integrated as standard 
- Remote control compatibility with other signal generators  
- Multiple language support (nine selectable GUI languages) 
- Integrated   overvoltage   protection 
- Wear-free electronic attenuator Space-saving operation due to small dimensions 
- Smallest signal generator in the economy class: ½ × 19", 2   height units 
- Lightweight   
 
Minimized total cost of ownership 
 
- Attractive   initial   cost   
- Long calibration interval 
- Simplified error diagnostics through built-in selftests 
- Repair by users by means of precalibrated replacement modules
- Optimization of level accuracy through level correction with   R&S®NRP-Zxx sensors Ideal tool for many application fields 
- Service and maintenance 
- Research and education 
- Field   use  
- Secure   areas   
- Simple production applications 
 
 
Frequency:
 
Frequency range R&S®SMC-B101 frequency option 9 kHz to 1.1 GHz
R&S®SMC-B103 frequency option 9 kHz to 3.2 GHz
Setting time SCPI mode   

Level:

Maximum output power  f = 200 kHz to 3.2 GHz  >+13 dBm 
f ≥500 kHz  typ. >+17 dBm in overrange mode
Level error f = 200 kHz to 3.2 GHz  
ALC ON, AUTO mode, T = 18°C to 33°C  
Setting time SCPI mode <5 ms
Back-feed 1 MHz ≤ f ≤ 1 GHz 50 W
1 GHz ≤ f ≤ 2 GHz  25 W
2 GHz ≤ f ≤ 3.2 GHz  10 W
Maximum permissible DC voltage   50v

Spectral purity:

Nonharmonics carrier offset > 10 kHz,f ≤1600 MHz <-60 dBc (typ. -72 dBc)
SSB phase noise
f = 1 GHz
carrier offset = 20 kHz
1 Hz measurement bandwidth
<-105 dBc (typ. -111 dBc) 
Wideband noise
f > 1 MHz, level > 5 dBm
carrier offset > 10 MHz
1 Hz measurement bandwidth
<-138 dBc (typ. -146 dBc)

Supported modulation modes:

AM    standard 
AM depth   0 % to 100 % 
FM/φM    standard 
Maximum FM deviation f > 1.6 GHz 4 MHz
Maximum φM deviation f > 1.6 GHz 40 rad
Pulse    standard 
Rise/fall time    <500 ns (typ. 100 ns)
Minimum pulse width  with integrated pulse generator  1 μs 
ON/OFF ratio   >80 dB

Connectivity:

Remote control IEC/IEEE bus (with R&S®SMC-K4 option) 
Ethernet (TCP/IP) 
USB 
Peripherals USB