New from Rohde & Schwarz the latest R&S RTE oscilloscopes are available with bandwidths from 200 MHz to 1 GHz. An acquisition rate of more than one million waveforms per second means that users will be able to find signal faults more quickly. Also a highly accurate digital trigger system with virtually no trigger jitter means that the devices are able to deliver highly precise results.
The single-core A/D converter with more than seven effective bits (ENOB) almost completely eliminates signal distortion. With a sampling rate of 5 Gsample per second and a maximum memory depth of 50 Msample per channel, the R&S RTE can accurately record the long signal sequences required when analyzing the data content of serial protocols such as I2C and CAN.
According to the company users performing complex tasks will appreciate the high measurement speed of the R&S RTE. Mask tests, for example, quickly return statistically conclusive results. The highly responsive, spectrum-analyzer-like FFT reliably detects even sporadic signals, making the R&S RTE ideal for EMI debugging during product development.
A high-resolution 10.4″ XGA touch screen means that users can intuitively perform their daily T&M tasks. For instance, they only have to swipe the screen to access saved instrument setups, and they can “drag & drop” waveforms to arrange them on the screen. Realtime miniature views of the signals on the edge of the screen allow users to always see what is happening. Dialog boxes are opened as semi-transparent overlays over the active waveforms, which maintain their full size. Signal flow diagrams and forward and back buttons in the dialog boxes simplify navigation.
A range of innovative tools help users boost their productivity. The QuickMeas function simultaneously performs several measurements on a signal. Fingertip zoom allows users to simply swipe a signal”s zoom area to quickly view signal details. Tools are selected from a configurable toolbar.
Rohde & Schwarz also offers a wide range of dedicated application solutions for the R&S RTE, including trigger and decoder options for serial protocols, a mixed-signal option with 16 additional digital channels and a power analysis option. A broad probe portfolio rounds out the offering.