R&S®AFQ100A I/Q Modulation Generator

Meeting new challenges in baseband signal generation

Application Notes
File NameLast Modified
1MA74: RSCommander - Versatile Software Tool for Rohde & Schwarz Instruments1MA74: RSCommander - Versatile Software Tool for Rohde & Schwarz Instruments12.05.2014

RSCommander is a versatile software tool for a wide range of Rohde & Schwarz spectrum analyzers, signal generators and network analyzers for making hardcopies, reading traces and uploading user correction data for linearization.

1MA74_11e_RSCommander.pdf

Application Note - English Version


12.05.201411e2 MB
Supported_Devices_1.6.4.xls

Devices supported by the RSCommander


12.05.20141.6.445 kB
RSCommander

Installation File for Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)


12.05.20141.6.45 MB
1MA171: How to use Rohde & Schwarz Instruments in MATLAB®1MA171: How to use Rohde & Schwarz Instruments in MATLAB®21.02.2014

This application note outlines different approaches for remote-controlling Rohde & Schwarz® instruments out of MathWorks MATLAB®. For this purpose the Rohde & Schwarz VXIplug&play instrument drivers are used.

How to use Rohde & Schwarz Instruments in MATLAB®
English
18.03.20149e3 MB
Attached files
English
18.03.20141.2.026 kB
Custom MATLAB drivers
English
18.03.20141.0.0788 kB
History file for 1MA171
English
18.03.2014284 kB
1GP88: R&S ARB Toolbox Plus1GP88: R&S ARB Toolbox Plus03.02.2014

The ARB Toolbox Plus is an easy-to-use, feature packed software package that is used for many ARB waveform related tasks. This software is the successor of the ARB Toolbox which is bundled with the 1GP62 application note. Use this software for creating ARB waveform files from custom IQ data; import data from MATLAB .mat files; evaluate waveform content graphically; resample or filter waveforms; create analog modulated signals as ARB files; edit marker data in waveform files; use the composer for the creation of complex multi carrier scanarios.

Mac OS X Installer

ARB Toolbox Plus, 1GP88


03.02.20142.810 MB
Microsoft Windows Installer (32 Bit)

ARB Toolbox Plus, 1GP88


03.02.20142.810 MB
Linux Installer (32 Bit)

ARB Toolbox Plus, 1GP88


03.02.20142.813 MB
User Manual

ARB Toolbox Plus, 1GP88


03.02.20142.81 MB
Release Notes

ARB Toolbox Plus, 1GP88


03.02.20142.8155 kB
1MA152: Intelligent Transportation Systems Using IEEE 802.11p1MA152: Intelligent Transportation Systems Using IEEE 802.11p23.01.2014

For several years, automobile makers and government agencies have sought ways to improve safety on roadways and effectively manage traffic flow. As wireless communication systems are advancing, the vision of automobiles talking to each other and to roadside units is becoming a reality. These planned automotive wireless communication systems are known as ITS (Intelligent Transportation System). This paper will provide an overview of the current status of the ITS worldwide with a focus on the IEEE 802.11p PHY. Additionally, the paper provides information on test and measurement solutions for devices and components used in ITS.

1MA152_3e_ITS using 802_11p.pdf

Application Note - English Version


23.01.20143e932 kB
1GP72: Connectivity of Rohde&Schwarz Signal Generators1GP72: Connectivity of Rohde&Schwarz Signal Generators26.04.2013

Rohde & Schwarz signal generators can be connected in various ways to system controllers (typically PCs) and external PC peripherals. Although most of these connection operations are also explained in the instrument manuals, it is not always easy to maintain an overview. Operating manuals commonly focus on explaining a dedicated feature of a single instrument. This application note examines a range of typical user tasks and how to solve them with the different instruments.

1GP72_1e.pdf

Application Note - English Version


26.04.20131e1 MB
code_samples.zip

Application Note - Code Samples


06.04.20101417 kB
1GP79: Top Ten SCPI Programming Tips for Signal Generators1GP79: Top Ten SCPI Programming Tips for Signal Generators26.04.2013

This application note is a programming guide. It briefly summarizes basic tips and information about SCPI programming for remote-controlling Rohde & Schwarz signal generators.

1GP79_1E_SCPI_Programming_Guide_SigGens.pdf

Application Note - English Version


26.04.20131848 kB
1GP94: Generating Signals for WLAN 802.11ac1GP94: Generating Signals for WLAN 802.11ac26.04.2013

Rohde & Schwarz signal generators can generate standard-compliant WLAN IEEE 802.11ac signals up to 160 MHz bandwidth with excellent EVM performance.

This application note demonstrates the generator test solutions and explains step-by-step how to configure a test signal. Several measurements are presented to illustrate EVM performance.

1GP94_1E_Generating_WLAN11ac_Signals.pdf

Application Note - English Version


26.04.20131E2 MB
1GP60: R&S MATLAB® Toolkit for Signal Generators1GP60: R&S MATLAB® Toolkit for Signal Generators26.04.2013

The R&S MATLAB® Toolkit for Signal Generators provides routines for remote controlling these instruments. Additional MATLAB® scripts turn I/Q vectors into the Rohde & Schwarz waveform file format for use with an ARB. This application note describes the installation and use of the R&S MATLAB® Toolkit on Microsoft Widows and Linux based systems.

Toolkit files for Windows and Linux

RsMatlabToolkit_2.4.zip


26.04.20132.438 kB
1GP60_9E.pdf

Application Note - English version


26.04.20139651 kB
1MA153: Development Hints and Best Practices for Using Instrument Drivers1MA153: Development Hints and Best Practices for Using Instrument Drivers01.01.2013

The aim of this application note is to provide information regarding Rohde & Schwarz instrument drivers. This paper shall help application engineers and software developers to easily get an understanding of advanced techniques to develop test and measurement (T&M) applications by utilizing Rohde & Schwarz instrument drivers. Furthermore the nomenclature used for Rohde & Schwarz instrument drivers will be explained.

Development Hints and Best Practices for Using Instrument Drivers

Application Note - English version


11.07.201413e744 kB
1MA035: Rohde & Schwarz Drivers under VEE - Installation and Troubleshooting1MA035: Rohde & Schwarz Drivers under VEE - Installation and Troubleshooting20.12.2012

The use of Rohde & Schwarz device drivers under VEE software is not complicated. However, a number of factors are involved, the errors that occur are often difficult to diagnose. This application provides easy and detailed support for installation and troubleshooting using National Instruments or Agilent GPIB boards.

1MA035_03e_Drivers_under_VEE.pdf

Application Note - English version


20.12.20122e492 kB
1MA72: Using R&S instruments with Agilent ADS Software1MA72: Using R&S instruments with Agilent ADS Software04.08.2012

This Application Note presents means to integrate R&S Test and Measurement instruments into the Agilent® ADS® Design System. Methods to include R&S Instruments are presented, accompanied by a free-of-charge software solution which is provided with this application note. It makes it very easy to include R&S Instruments into your ADS environment and your design flow. Versions for both WINDOWS XP® and LINUX® operating systems are available.

1MA72_9e_agilent_ADS_software

Application Note - English Version


03.08.20129e2 MB
RSADSIF_V2.3

Installation file ofsoftware (Windows version)


03.08.2012V2.36 MB
RSADSIF_V2.0.zip

Zipped Files (Linux version)


18.05.2010V2.08 MB
RSADSEXAMPLES_2009.zip

Some basic examples


21.05.201023 kB
1GP62: Importing Data in ARB, Custom Digital Modulation and RF List Mode1GP62: Importing Data in ARB, Custom Digital Modulation and RF List Mode22.12.2010

The foregoing application note is intended for everyone who desires to become more familiar with the use and upload of custom data in ARB, digital modulation and RF list mode. Particularly, this note describes the instruments R&S® SMU200A, R&S® SMJ100A and R&S® SMATE200A and provides an overview of already available solutions as well as it gives hints for the writing of own applications. The ARB Toolbox software is discontinued. The replacement product is the new ARB Toolbox PLUS - please see 1GP88.

1GP62_2E.zip

Application Note - English version


08.03.200723 MB
ARBToolbox_2.0.9.zip

Windows Installer for discontinued R&S ARB Toolbox


22.12.20102.0.93 MB
1MA174: Connectivity of R&S® Test Solutions with AWR® Visual System Simulator™ (VSS)1MA174: Connectivity of R&S® Test Solutions with AWR® Visual System Simulator™ (VSS)20.05.2010

This application note describes how to connect R&S® test and measurement products quickly and seamlessly to AWR® Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) via a GPIB or LAN interface. Using AWR® Connected™ customized for Rohde & Schwarz hardware and R&S® WinIQSIM2™ signal simulation software, the flexibility of digital radio standards is highlighted and its integration into VSS is demonstrated.

1MA174_1e_connectivity_of_test_solutions_with_VSS.pdf

Application Note - English version


20.05.20101e5 MB
QPSK_SMU_FSQ_GPIB_New.zip

Example Project for AWR VSS


18.05.201025 kB
1GP76: Generation of Vector Signals at Microwave Frequencies1GP76: Generation of Vector Signals at Microwave Frequencies28.07.2009

Vector signals at microwave frequencies can easily be generated by the direct upconversion of I/Q baseband signals. A versatile and cost-efficient solution consists of an R&S®SMF100A microwave signal generator combined with a baseband source (e.g. the R&S®AFQ100A) and an external I/Q mixer. This application note describes how to perform the frequency upconversion.

1GP76_1E.pdf

Application Note - English Version


28.07.200913 MB
IQLevelCalculator_V1.0.0.exe

Installation File for 32-bit operating systems


28.07.20094 MB
1MA51: DVB-T - Bursted Noise Signal Generation1MA51: DVB-T - Bursted Noise Signal Generation08.07.2009

DVB-T Bursted Noise is a tool for generation of DVB-T compatible noise signals. The IQ data can tranferred to WinIQSIM™ / WinIQSIM2™ for further processing and transmission to an AMU, AFQ, AMIQ, SMU, SMIQ.

1MA51_4e_DvbtBn.pdf

Application Note - English version


08.07.20094e416 kB
DvbtBn_1.3.6.exe

Installation File for Windows


08.07.20091.3.69 MB
1GP64: Converting Existing Waveform Files from R&S®AMIQ or Binary into R&S®SMU200A or R&S®AFQ100A Format1GP64: Converting Existing Waveform Files from R&S®AMIQ or Binary into R&S®SMU200A or R&S®AFQ100A Format18.06.2009

This application note describes how to use the Rohde & Schwarz software tool ‘RsBatchConvert.exe’ for the conversion of binary data or WinIQSIM generated AMIQ waveforms into the new waveform format. The tool not only rescales I/Q data contained in the file but also changes the K-option requirement from WinIQSIM Kxx to the new WinIQSIM2 K2xx options. Thus, new instruments with installed K2xx options may be used to continue using existing waveform files.

1GP64_4E.pdf

Application Note - English version


18.06.20091.62 MB
RsBatchConvert_1.6.0.zip

Installation File for 32-bit operating systems


18.06.20091.6.099 kB
RAC-0605-016: CSO, CTB & XMOD characterisation of CATV line extenders with the aid of vector signal generatorsRAC-0605-016: CSO, CTB & XMOD characterisation of CATV line extenders with the aid of vector signal generators11.08.2006

The fact that cable TV networks are generally located in densely populated areas or extend over large geographical regions makes the presence of line extenders at regular intervals a necessity. Cascading large numbers of amplifiers however calls for excellent noise, SWR and intermodulation distortion specifications for the integrated amplifiers in order to avoid quality of service dropping below minimum acceptable levels. Composite second order, composite triple beat & cross modulation are commonly used figures to specify the performance of CATV equipment. In this application note we describe how to determine these figures with the aid of R&S SMU200A or AFQ100A and SMV vector signal generators.

RAC-0605-016.pdf

Application Note English Version


11.08.20062 MB

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