R&D engineers must often push the limits of what is technically feasible to build a product with the best possible characteristics. When working with large test setups with high cable losses, the signal source needs high output power to avoid using performance degrading external amplifiers. Unfortunately, most commercially available signal generators have entailed some sort of compromise and could not simultaneously satisfy all the desired criteria. This white paper introduces Rohde & Schwarz’s R&S®SMA100A and R&S®SMF100A RF and microwave signal generators, and illustrates typical applications where the instrument’s strengths come into play. Download the full paper for more information.