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Vector Signal Generator MG3710E

Vector Signal Generator

The Vector Signal Generator MG3710E is a best-of-class, multi-function, signal generator with excellent RF and baseband performance.

The Vector Signal Generator MG3710E is a best-of-class, multi-function, signal generator with excellent RF and baseband performance. The MG3710E 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 MG3710E to output up to four independently modulated signals. The MG3710E 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 MG3710E 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 MG3710E

  • Built-in standard waveform patterns
  • Optional waveform patterns (sold separately) (MX3700xxA, MX3700xxB, MX3710xxA)
  • 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 MG3710E


■ 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 -68 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)
  • Signal generation with waveform generation software (IQproducer)
           5G NR (TDD), 5G NR (FDD), LTE/LTE-Advanced, WLAN 11a/b/g/n/j/p and 11ac, 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 MG3710E 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
  • Remote command: Built-in SCPI, MG3700A/MS269xA/MS2830A compatibility modes. Common with MG3710A.
  • Vector Signal Generator supporting frequencies of 100 kHz to 2.7/4/6 GHz
  • ACLR: -68 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
  • Generate and output modulation signals of various communication systems such as 5G NR (sub-6 GHz) TDD/FDD, LTE-Advanced TDD/FDD (Optional)

Solution page:

Options   UPDATED

Hardware Main Frame MG3710E Vector Signal Generator
Hardware Option
1st RF
(Requires one option)
MG3710E-032 1stRF 100 kHz to 2.7 GHz
MG3710E-034 1stRF 100 kHz to 4 GHz
MG3710E-036 1stRF 100 kHz to 6 GHz
Hardware Option
2nd RF
(optional) (1xx: Retrofit)
MG3710E-062/162 2ndRF 100 kHz to 2.7 GHz
MG3710E-064/164 2ndRF 100 kHz to 4 GHz
MG3710E-066/166 2ndRF 100 kHz to 6 GHz
Hardware Option
(1xx: Retrofit)
MG3710E-001/101 Rubidium Reference Oscillator
MG3710E-002/102 High Stability Reference Oscillator
MG3710E-011/111 Secondary HDD
MG3710E-014/114  NEW Removable HDD, Windows 10
MG3710E-017/117 Universal Input/Output
MG3710E-021/121 BER Test Function
MG3710E-018/118 Analog IQ Input/Output
Hardware Option
For 1st RF
(1xx: Retrofit)
MG3710E-041/141 High Power Extension for 1stRF
MG3710E-042/142 Low Power Extension for 1stRF
MG3710E-043/143 Reverse Power Protection for 1stRF
MG3710E-045/145 ARB Memory Upgrade 256 Msample for 1stRF
MG3710E-046/146 ARB Memory Upgrade 1024 Msample for 1stRF
MG3710E-048/148 Combination of Baseband Signal for 1stRF
MG3710E-049/149 AWGN for 1stRF
MG3710E-050/150 Additional Analog Modulation Input for 1st RF
Hardware Option
For 2nd RF
(1xx: Retrofit)
MG3710E-071/171 High Power Extension for 2ndRF
MG3710E-072/172 Low Power Extension for 2ndRF
MG3710E-073/173 Reverse Power Protection for 2ndRF
MG3710E-075/175 ARB Memory Upgrade 256 Msample for 2ndRF
MG3710E-076/176 ARB Memory Upgrade 1024 Msample for 2ndRF
MG3710E-078/178 Combination of Baseband Signal for 2ndRF
MG3710E-079/179 AWGN for 2ndRF
MG3710E-080/180 Additional Analog Modulation Input for 2nd RF
Waveform Pattern
MX370073B DFS Radar Pattern [For FCC/Japan MIC]
MX370075A DFS (ETSI) Waveform Pattern [For ETSI]
MX370084A ISDB-Tmm Waveform Pattern
MX371054A Interference Waveform Pattern for LTE Receiver Test
MX371055A Interference Waveform Pattern for 5G NR Receiver Test
MX370101A HSDPA/HSUPA IQproducer
MX370102A TDMA IQproducer
MX370103A CDMA2000 1xEV-DO IQproducer
MX370104A Multi-carrier 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
MX370113A 5GNR TDD sub-6GHz IQproducer
MX370114A 5GNR FDD sub-6GHz IQproducer
Maintenance Service MG3710E-ES210 2 Years Extended Warranty Service
MG3710E-ES310 3 Years Extended Warranty Service
MG3710E-ES510 5 Years Extended Warranty Service