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Vector Signal Generator MG3710A

Vector Signal Generator

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  • Vector Signal Generator supporting frequencies of 100 kHz to 2.7/4/6 GHz
  • ACLR: -71 dBc (W-CDMA, Test-Model 1, 64DPCH, ≤+5 dBm)
  • Output level +23 dBm (CW, 400 MHz to 3 GHz)
  • Switching Time: <600 µs (List/Sweep mode)
  • Built-in wideband (160 MHz/120 MHz) baseband signal generator
  • Dual RF (Optional) provides two independent RF outputs
  • Dual Waveform Memory (Optional) enables two independently modulated signals per RF Output
The Vector Signal Generator MG3710A is a best-of-class, multi-function, signal generator with excellent RF and baseband performance. The MG3710A features wideband vector modulation and offers built-in baseband waveform generation with large-capacity memory to ensure maximum versatility. It supports all key mobile communications and wireless LAN standards, and it also has the exceptional performance required for emerging and proprietary wireless communications technologies. Dual RF and Dual Waveform options enable a single MG3710A to output up to four independently modulated signals. The MG3710A makes it easy to implement complex test scenarios that would normally require multiple synchronized signal generators, such as:
  • Wanted + Interference Signals for Receiver Blocking Testing
  • Wanted + Two CW Tones for Receiver Intermodulation Testing
  • Wanted + Delayed Signals for Multipath Testing
  • Multiple Wanted Signals for MIMO Testing
  • Multiple Wanted Signals for LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation Testing
For these multi-signal applications, the MG3710A eliminates the cost of extra signal generators, simplifies equipment setup and calibration, streamlines system operations and speeds measurement times.

The following four types of waveform pattern can be used with the MG3710A
  • Built-in standard waveform patterns
  • Optional waveform patterns (sold separately) (MX3700xxA)
  • Waveforms generated by IQproducer waveform generation software (sold separately) (MX3701xxA)
  • IQ data generated by general-purpose signal-generation software and converted waveform patterns used by MG3710A


Data Sheet


■ Main Performance and Specifications

Basic Performance

Frequency Range 100 kHz to 2.7/4/6 GHz (1stRF Opt-032/034/036) 
100 kHz to 2.7/4/6 GHz (2ndRF Opt-062/064/066) 
High Power Output +23 dBm (CW, 400 MHz to 3 GHz)
SSB Phase Noise <-131 dBc/Hz (typ.) (1 GHz, 20 kHz offset, CW) 
ACLR -71 dBc (W-CDMA, Test-Model 1, 64DPCH, ≤+5 dBm) 
Switching Speed <600 µs (frequency/amplitude, List/Sweep mode)

Baseband Performance
  • RF Band: Built-in,160 MHz*/120 MHz baseband generator
    (*: 802.11ac. Only when using MX370111A and MX370111A-002)
  • Large 64 Msamples waveform memory with optional expansion to 1024 Msampls
  • Pre-installed standard waveform patterns
           LTE (E-TM1.1 to TM3.3), W-CDMA/HSDPA, GSM/EDGE, CDMA2000 1x/1xEV-DO, Bluetooth, GPS, GLONASS, QZSS,
           PDC, PHS, Broadcast (ISDB-T/BS/CS/CATV), WLAN (IEEE802.11a/11b/11g), Mobile WiMAX
  • Signal generation with waveform generation software (IQproducer)
           LTE/LTE-Advanced, WLAN 11a/b/g/n/j/p and 11ac, Mobile WiMAX, W-CDMA/HSPA, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
           TD-SCDMA, Fading, Multi-Carrier, DVB-T/H, TDMA

Expansion Options
  • AWGN Generator [Opt-049/079]
           C/N: ≤40 dB
  • BER Measurement Function [Opt-021]
           Input bit rate: 100 bps to 40 Mbps
  • USB Power Sensor (sold separately)
           Supports connection of two USB power sensors max.
           ♦ Frequency Range: 50 MHz to 6 GHz [MA24106A], 10 MHz to 18 GHz [MA24118A], 10 MHz to 26 GHz [MA24126A]  etc.
  • MIMO Signal Source: Supports local input [Opt-017]
           Baseband clock, local and trigger signals can be shared between up to four MG3710A units to output phase coherency signals
           synchronized with the signal output timing for configuring an 8x8 MIMO system.
  • Additional Analog Modulation Input for 1stRF/2ndRF [Opt-050/080]
           Opt-050/080 extends to two internal modulation sources (AM/FM/ΦM) and one external modulation source supporting
           simultaneous two-signal modulation.

Communications Interfaces
  • Standard 1000BASE-T, GPIB, and USB interfaces
  • Built-in SCPI, MG3700A/MS269xA/MS2830A compatibility modes

  • OS upgrade to Windows 7 [Opt-029]
            The MG3710A uses the Windows XP OS but it can be upgraded to Windows 7 as an option.
            Note: Opt-029 can only be selected at new orders; it cannot be retrofitted to delivered units.
  • Secondary Storage HDD for User Data [Opt-011]
            The secondary HDD storage option can be added/removed to/from the main frame to manage sensitive data,
            waveform patterns, etc., that must not leave the worksite, laboratory and office.

Hardware Main frame MG3710A Vector Signal Generator
Hardware Option
1st RF 
(Requires one option)
MG3710A-032 1stRF 100 kHz to 2.7 GHz
MG3710A-034 1stRF 100 kHz to 4 GHz
MG3710A-036 1stRF 100 kHz to 6 GHz
Hardware Option
2nd RF 
(optional) (1xx: Retrofit)
MG3710A-062/162 2ndRF 100 kHz to 2.7 GHz
MG3710A-064/164 2ndRF 100 kHz to 4 GHz
MG3710A-066/166 2ndRF 100 kHz to 6 GHz
Hardware Option
(1xx: Retrofit)
MG3710A-001/101 Rubidium Reference Oscillator
MG3710A-002/102 High Stability Reference Oscillator
MG3710A-011/111 2ndary HDD
MG3710A-017/117 Universal Input/Output
MG3710A-021/121 BER Test Function
MG3710A-029 OS Upgrade to Windows 7
MG3710A-313 Removable HDD
Hardware Option
For 1st RF 
(1xx: Retrofit)
MG3710A-018/118 Analog IQ Input/Output
MG3710A-041/141 High Power Extension for 1stRF
MG3710A-042/142 Low Power Extension for 1stRF
MG3710A-043/143 Reverse Power Protection for 1stRF
MG3710A-045/145 ARB Memory Upgrade 256 Msample for 1stRF
MG3710A-046/146 ARB Memory Upgrade 1024 Msample for 1stRF
MG3710A-048/148 Combination of Baseband Signal for 1stRF
MG3710A-049/149 AWGN for 1stRF
MG3710A-050/150 Additional Analog Modulation Input for 1st RF
Hardware Option
For 2nd RF 
(1xx: Retrofit)
MG3710A-071/171 High Power Extension for 2ndRF
MG3710A-072/172 Low Power Extension for 2ndRF
MG3710A-073/173 Reverse Power Protection for 2ndRF
MG3710A-075/175 ARB Memory Upgrade 256 Msample for 2ndRF
MG3710A-076/176 ARB Memory Upgrade 1024 Msample for 2ndRF
MG3710A-078/178 Combination of Baseband Signal for 2ndRF
MG3710A-079/179 AWGN for 2ndRF
MG3710A-080/180 Additional Analog Modulation Input for 2nd RF
Waveform Pattern
MX370073A DFS Radar Pattern [For TELEC/FCC]
MX370075A DFS (ETSI) Waveform Pattern [For ETSI]
MX370084A ISDB-Tmm Waveform Pattern
MX370101A HSDPA/HSUPA IQproducer
MX370102A TDMA IQproducer
MX370103A CDMA2000 1xEV-DO IQproducer
MX370104A Multi-carrier IQproducer
MX370105A Mobile WiMAX IQproducer
MX370106A DVB-T/H IQproducer
MX370107A Fading IQproducer
MX370108A LTE IQproducer
MX370108A-001 LTE-Advanced FDD Option [Requires MX370108A]
MX370110A LTE TDD IQproducer
MX370110A-001 LTE-Advanced TDD Option [Requires MX370110A]
MX370111A WLAN IQproducer
MX370111A-002 802.11ac (160 MHz) Option [Requires MX370111A]
MX370112A TD-SCDMA IQproducer
Maintenance service MG3710A-ES210 2 Years Extended Warranty Service
MG3710A-ES310 3 Years Extended Warranty Service
MG3710A-ES510 5 Years Extended Warranty Service

The MG3710A Vector Signal Generator
The MG3710A Vector Signal Generator has an arbitrary waveform generator with an upper frequency of 6 GHz and an internal RF modulation bandwidth of 160 MHz.

How to generate Rx test signal

How To Generate Rx Test Signals
How to Generate Rx Test Signals

How to Generate Tx Test Signal

How To Generate Tx Test Signals
How To Generate Tx Test Signals

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