High-performance oscilloscope for even better signal integrity in real-time

10-06-2022 | Rohde & Schwarz | Test & Measurement

Rohde & Schwarz has introduced the new generation of R&S RTP high-performance oscilloscopes, which integrate high-class signal integrity measurements with the quickest possible acquisition for real-time analysis. The new models arrive with a bigger, brighter 13.3” full HD touchscreen and a redesigned front panel. Users can benefit from the crisp 16:9 screen format, which displays waveforms while permitting settings to be altered and changed rapidly. The intuitive front panel improves productivity with fast, direct access to primary instrument settings. All this with no compromise to the overall instrument footprint to keep desk space to a minimum.

Dr Andreas Werner, vice president Oscilloscopes at Rohde & Schwarz, says: “Improving overall usability so that test engineers could focus on the design problems at hand and not on operating the test equipment was paramount to our R&D engineers when we decided to update the R&S RTP. Our oscilloscope offers the outstanding performance and flexibility our customers expect, combined with a very small footprint. It has been ideal for signal integrity analysis in real-time since its original launch – and it just got better.”

These high-performance oscilloscopes are offered in different bandwidth models from 4GHz to 16GHz with a sample rate up to 40Gsample/s. All models also support bandwidth upgrades right up to 16GHz. At the core of the device is the acquisition and processing ASIC from the company, which allows an unparalleled acquisition rate of 750,000 waveforms/s, making it simpler for engineers to spot, isolate and analyse circuit board design defects. It has increased the standard acquisition memory to 100 Mpoints per channel, with a further upgrade option of up to 3 Gpoints per channel to reliably capture and analyse long events or sequences. This makes it a new benchmark in this class.

The device is the most compact and lightest high-performance oscilloscope on the market, with a footprint almost half the size of comparable instruments. The sophisticated cooling concept and silent fans also make it the quietest oscilloscope in its class.

Rohde & Schwarz will give one of the first public demonstrations of the new device at Embedded World 2022, June 21 to 23, booth 4-218.

By Natasha Shek