Rohde & Schwarz has announced the introduction of a new system amplifier, designated R&S®SAM100, that sets new standards in ease of operation, robust design and compact footprint within the 2 to 20 GHz range with up to 20-W output power.
SAM100 targets manufacturers of passive and active microwave components and microwave devices for mobile radio (UMTS, LTE, 4G & 5 G), IoT (WLAN, Bluetooth), satellite and radar applications. Rohde & Schwarz has focused on the professional requirements of R&D engineers using system amplifiers for design validation testing (DVT), system integrators and test engineers using system amplifiers for setting up automatic test systems for product validation tests (PVT) as well as for production validation of RF products. Another target group is EMC test lab engineers with a need to test up to 18 GHz.
“SAM100 represents a new approach to the system amplifier challenge,“ said Wolfram Titze, Director of Product Management and Sales Support, Amplifier Systems at Rohde & Schwarz. “It offers a unique approach with its combination of output power, high bandwidth and low noise. Especially when used as compact desktop version with external power supply, SAM100 allows users to bring the RF-power where it is needed. “