When innovation meets production Rohde and Schwarz exhibits at productronica 2023
Published on : Thursday 09-11-2023
The bi-annual event will take place from November 14 to 17 in Munich, the home city of Rohde & Schwarz.
November 2023 – Innovation and production – hand in hand. This is the Rohde & Schwarz motto for this year’s productronica, where the company will present itself as a reliable partner for electronics manufacturing needs. Rohde & Schwarz has determined five pivotal areas of interest, each reflecting its commitment to pushing technological boundaries: (1) secure production, (2) efficiency in RF component manufacturing, (3) electronic module and device production testing, (4) calibration and repair services and (5) electronic manufacturing services. In addition, visitors can experience a new T&M highlight at the booth: The R&S MXO 5 is the first eight-channel oscilloscope from Rohde & Schwarz.
Rohde & Schwarz, celebrating 90 years of ensuring a safer and connected world in 2023, welcomes visitors to this year’s productronica, the leading global trade show for the electronics manufacturing industry. The bi-annual event will take place from November 14 to 17 in Munich, the home city of Rohde & Schwarz. In hall A1, booth 375 of Messe München, visitors can learn about the company’s latest solutions for various aspects of production.
The rapid evolution of electronics development and production necessitates advanced cybersecurity measures to ensure secure production processes. Rohde & Schwarz will address this need for secure and stable industrial IoT (IIoT) shop floors with solutions from its subsidiary LANCOM Systems. Visitors can learn about SD-WAN industrial gateways with 5G for harsh environments as well as cloud-managed networks with LANCOM Management Cloud.
Other solutions on display cover private network testing, using the R&S 5G Site Testing Solution to monitor, for example, the signal quality and power levels of a network. In combination with the QualiPoc Android, users can also perform functional tests, such as voice, data and video streaming, to verify service availability at a site.
As in all production, test speeds are crucial also in RF component manufacturing. Rohde & Schwarz solutions prioritize this while not compromising precision. The R&S PVT360A is a compact VSG/VSA single-box vector tester optimized for FR1 base station, small cell and RF component testing in production and characterization environments. Its two independent signal generators and analyzers enable fast parallel measurements. Demanding requirements of the test environment, such as minimum error vector magnitude (EVM) and high-test throughput, are all fulfilled.
A test setup based on the four-port R&S ZNA vector network analyzer combined with the R&S ZN-Z86 switch matrix will showcase speed optimized parallel testing of multiport devices with up to 24 available test ports simultaneously.
Other demonstrations at the trade show booth will cover the characterization of both, voltage-controlled oscillators (VCO) using the R&S FSPN phase noise analyzer and of Wi-Fi frontends using a combination of the R&S SMW200A vector signal generator and the R&S FSVA3050 signal and spectrum analyzer.
Addressing diverse industries, Rohde & Schwarz will showcase a wide range of solutions at productronica optimized for testing electronic modules and devices in production. For wireless devices of various standards, the company will present its fast and compact radio communication testers: While the R&S CMP180 covers Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 7 and 5G NR FR1 standards, the R&S CMP200 will be shown in a test setup for UWB device production.
Other setups will focus on maximizing yield, optimizing efficiency and minimizing test time in automotive applications. The advanced automotive radar test system (RTS) from Rohde & Schwarz is ideal for radar object simulation for R&D and production of radar based advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). It consists of the R&S AREG800A automotive radar echo generator as a backend and the R&S QAT100 antenna array for the frontend. Other automotive solutions on display will cover in-vehicle network (IVN) testing with the R&S MXO 4 oscilloscope as well as battery management systems (BMS) production testing with the R&S ExpressTSVP.
For precise and time-saving compliance tests of PCIe cables and connectors in line with PCI-SIG specifications, Rohde & Schwarz will showcase a fully automated solution based on a four-port R&S ZNB43 vector network analyzer. Visitors will also see demonstrations of how to automatically control and sort components using the R&S LCX LCR meter and of how to measure power consumption using a R&S NGU201 source measure unit (SMU). Conducted emission measurements for electronic device sample quality control will also be covered.
And for quality control in production lines, Rohde & Schwarz will present its solution for real-time material analysis based on microwave imaging technology. The new R&S QAR50-K80 complements current methods such as cameras, X-rays or scales to detect quality issues such as leakage or unwanted particles in closed packages. The solution leverages hundreds of receive and transmit antennas to quickly characterize materials. Using neuronal networks it detects abnormalities without opening containers.
Rohde & Schwarz will present these and more solutions at productronica 2023 in hall A1, booth 375, Messe München, from November 14 to 17, 2023.