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Vector Signal Generator MG3700A

Vector Signal Generator

This product has been discontinued Replacement Model(s) : MG3710A
  • Supports 250 kHz to 3.0 GHz/6.0 GHz frequencies
  • Built-in 1 GB arbitrary waveform memory (512 MB x 2) expandable up to 2 GB (1 GB x 2)
  • Built-in 120 MHz wide baseband generator
  • Built-in 40 GB hard disk
  • One unit outputs both wanted and interference signals (modulated signal/AWGN/wave delay) using waveform combination function
  • Outputs modulated signals for various communication methods, including LTE/LTE-Advanced (FDD/TDD), WLAN, and Mobile WiMAX

■ Outline
The MG3700A Vector Signal Generator has a built-in, high-speed, arbitrary waveform baseband generator with a 160 MHz sampling rate. It supports a vector modulation bandwidth up to 120 MHz, has a large arbitrary waveform memory up to 2 GB, and outputs digital modulation signals for major mobile communications, including LTE FDD, LTE TDD, Mobile WiMAX, digital broadcasting ISDB-T/ISDB-Tmm, wireless LAN, GPS, etc.

IQproducer is PC application software for generating waveform patterns for the MG3700A. It has a parameter setting screen for each communication method, including LTE/LTE-Advanced (FDD/TDD), WLAN and mobile WiMAX, enabling users to set parameters for generating any waveform pattern. Transfer of generated waveform patterns to the MG3700A supports modulated signal output. In addition, IQproducer can convert ASCII files generated using EDA (Electronic Design Automation) tools (MATLAB, etc.) to waveform files, supporting unique modulated signal measurements.
*: MATLAB® is a registered trademark of The MathWorks, Inc.

■ Basic Performance

  • Frequency range: 250 kHz to 6GHz
            250 kHz to 3 GHz (standard)
            250 kHz to 6 GHz (option)
  • Wide vector modulation bandwidth
            120 MHz (internal baseband generator)
            150 MHz (external IQ input)
  • High level accuracy
            Absolute level accuracy: ±0.5 dB
            Linearity: ±0.2 dB typ.
  • High-speed waveform transmission over 100BASE-TX LAN
  • 40 GB hard disk
  • Large baseband memory
            1 GB = 256 Msamples/channel (standard)
            2 GB = 512 Msamples/channel (option)
  • Waveform Combine Function
            Combine two signals for output
  • Built-in BERT analyzer up to 20 Mbps
            Input bit rate: 1 kbps to 20 Mbps
            Input bit rate: 100 bps to 120 Mbps (option)
  • Weight: 15 kg (excluding options)


Application Model No. Name/Functions Brochure Product Introduction Others
 Vector Signal Generator (outline)  MG3700A  Vector Signal Generator Download Download Download
 Vector Signal Generator (details)  MG3700A  Vector Signal Generator   Download  
 IQproducer  MX3701xxA  IQproducer series catalog Download    
 Waveform pattern  Standard function
 + MX3700xxA
 Waveform pattern series catalog Download    
 3GPP LTE (FDD)  MX370108A  LTE IQproducer Download Download Download
 MX370108A-001  LTE-Advanced FDD Option    
 3GPP LTE (TDD)  MX370110A  LTE TDD IQproducer Download Download Download
 MX370110A-001  LTE-Advanced TDD Option    
 HSDPA/HSUPA  MX370101A  HSDPA/HSUPA IQproducer Download Download Download
 W-CDMA  Standard function  W-CDMA waveform pattern (built-in) + Download   Download
 W-CDMA IQproducer (standard) Download  
 BS Load Test (W-CDMA/HSPA)  Standard function  W-CDMA waveform pattern (built-in) + Download   Download
 W-CDMA IQproducer (standard) Download  
 GSM  Standard function  GSM/EDGE waveform pattern Download    
 CDMA2000/1xEV-DO  Standard function
 + MX370103A
 CDMA2000/1xEV-DO waveform
 pattern (built-in) +
Download   Download
 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO IQproducer
Download Download
 TD-SCDMA  MX370001A  TD-SCDMA waveform pattern Download   Download
 Field Measurements         Download
 Next-generation PHS  MX370109A  XG-PHS IQproducer Download Download  
 Mobile WiMAX  MX370105A  Mobile WiMAX IQproducer Download Download Download
 WLAN  MX370111A  WLAN IQproducer Download Download  
 MX370111A-001  802.11ac(80MHz)Option    
 Terrestrial Digital Broadcasting
 Standard function  Digital broadcasting waveform
Download Download  
 Mobile Terminal ISDB-T/GPS
 Standard function  Digital broadcasting/GPS waveform
Download Download  
 GPS  Sample tool  GPS position waveform generation tool   Download  
 DVB-T/H  MX370106A  DVB-T/H IQproducer Download Download Download
 CMMB  MX370160A  CMMB waveform generation software
 TDMA  MX370102A  TDMA IQproducer Download Download  
 Fading  MX370107A  Fading IQproducer Download Download  
 Multi-carrier Signal Generation  MX370104A  Multi-carrier IQproducer Download Download  
 Immunity Test     Download    
 Simulator Measurement Instrument
    Download Download Download
 Two-signal Combine Function     Download   Download
 Modulated Signal Output Method         Download
 LAN Connection         Download


Items Specifications
 Frequency  Range  250 kHz to 6 GHz (Option), 250 kHz to 3 GHz (Standard)
 Resolution  0.01 Hz
 Output Level  Settable Range  -140 to +13 dBm (E-ATT), -140 to +19 dBm (M-ATT)
 Accuracy Range  CW: -136 to +6 dBm (E-ATT), -136 to +10 dBm (M-ATT)
 Accuracy  ±0.5 dB (E-ATT, 25 MHz to 3 GHz, -120 to +6 dBm)
 ±0.8 dB (E-ATT, 3 GHz to 6 GHz, -120 to +3 dBm)
 ±0.5 dB (M-ATT, 25 MHz to 3 GHz, -120 to +10 dBm)
 ±0.8 dB (M-ATT, 3 GHz to 6 GHz, -100 to +7 dBm)
 Difference of CW and
 ±0.2 dB (when outputting W-CDMA Downlink 1code, 1 carrier, RMS=1634)
 Signal Purity  Spurious/Harmonics  <-30 dBc (f > 300 MHz@E-ATT, f > 250 kHz@M-ATT)
 Non harmonics
 <-60 dBc (Expect the intersection spurious of 2.4 GHz, 25 MHz to 3 GHz)
 <-54 dBc (Expect the intersection spurious of 4.4 GHz, 3 GHz to 6 GHz)
 Resolution  D/A 14 bit
 Sample Rate  20 kHz to 160 MHz
 Waveform Memory  2 GB = 512 Msample (Option)
 1 GB = 256 Msample (Standard)
 Waveform Output Mode  MG3700A contains two built-in arbitrary waveform memories, and these two memories can each choose one waveform pattern, respectively. MG3700A can output the signal of either one of the memories, and can also combine and output both signals simultaneously.
  • Defined Mode
  • Edit Mode
 I/Q Modulation Bandwidth  120 MHz (Using internal baseband generator)
 150 MHz (Using external IQ input)
 Mass  <15 kg (excluding option)
 Standard  Input bit rate: 1 kbps to 20 Mbps
 Measurable patterns: PN9/11/15/20/23, ALL0, ALL1, Repetition of 0 and 1
 Option  Input bit rate: 100 bps to 120 Mbps
 Measurable patterns: PN9/11/15/20/23, PN9fix/11fix/15fix/20fix/23fix, ALL0,
                                         ALL1, Repetition of 0 and 1, UserDefine
 Storage of
 Waveform Data
 HDD  40 GB HDD is built-in.
 CF  CF slot is arranged at the front panel.
 External → HDD  2 MB/s (typ., at 100Base Tx), or 1.5 MB/s (typ., CF card)
 HDD → ARB memory  14 MB/s (typ.)
 Remote Control  GPIB, 100Base-Tx
 The Method of
 Waveform Offer
 IQproducer  IQproducer is PC application software, that can generate waveform patterns and transmit them to MG3700A. IQproducer is provided with MG3700A as a standard feature, and has the following four functions. After trying the waveform pattern generation function with the IQproducer System function, in order to actually use a waveform pattern in MG3700A the license (option) corresponding to each system is required.
   System license (Option): [Model: MX3701xxA]
    MX370101A HSDPA 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]
    MX370109A XG-PHS IQproducer
    MX370110A LTE TDD IQproducer
    MX370110A-001 LTE-Advanced TDD Option    [Requires MX370110A]
    MX370111A WLAN IQproducer
    MX370111A-001 802.11ac(80MHz)Option    [Requires MX370111A]
 Waveform Patterns  Waveform pattern options provide waveform data that meet the requirements of various communication systems and can be used by the MG3700A built-in arbitrary waveform generator. Waveform patterns are downloaded to MG3700A for use.
 Pre-installed waveform patterns:
    WLAN (IEEE802.11a/b/g), Digital Broadcast (ISDB-T/BS/CS/CATV), Bluetooth
 Optional waveform patterns (Option): [Model: MX3700xxA]
    MX370001A TD-SCDMA Waveform Pattern
 Generation of Custom
 Waveform Pattern
 IQ sample data files (in ASCII format) programmed by using general EDA (Electronic Design Automation) tools such as MATLAB can also be converted to waveform patterns for MG3700A.

・CDMA2000® is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA-USA).
・Bluetooth® mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and are used by Anritsu under license.
・MATLAB® is a registered trademark of The MathWorks, Inc.
・IQproducer™ is a registered trademark of Anritsu Corporation.
 Hardware  MG3700A  Main frame
 MG3700A-001  Rubidium Reference Oscillator
 MG3700A-002  Mechanical Attenuator
 MG3700A-011  Upper Frequency 6 GHz
 MG3700A-021  ARB Memory Upgrade 512 Msample
 MG3700A-031  High Speed BER Test Function
 MG3700A-101  Rubidium Reference Oscillator Retrofit
 MG3700A-102  Mechanical Attenuator Retrofit
 MG3700A-103  Electronic Attenuator Retrofit
 MG3700A-111  Upper Frequency 6 GHz Retrofit
 MG3700A-121  ARB Memory Upgrade 512 Msample Retrofit
 MG3700A-131  High Speed BER Test Function Retrofit
 (Waveform pattern)
 MX370001A  TD-SCDMA Waveform Pattern
 MX370002A  Public Radio System 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]
 MX370109A  XG-PHS IQproducer
 MX370110A  LTE TDD IQproducer
 MX370110A-001  LTE-Advanced TDD Option    [Requires MX370110A]
 MX370111A  WLAN IQproducer
 MX370111A-001  802.11ac(80MHz)Option    [Requires MX370111A]
 Maintenance service  MG3700A-ES210 Extended Warranty Service (2 years)
 MG3700A-ES310 Extended Warranty Service (3 years)
 MG3700A-ES510 Extended Warranty Service (5 years)
Firmware / Software

Software Download
   MG3700A Firmware
   Waveform pattern (update only)
   Sample software