Rohde & Schwarz enhances R&S RTP high-performance oscilloscope

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Rohde & Schwarz has introduced the new generation of R&S RTP high-performance oscilloscopes, which combine high-class signal integrity measurements with fast acquisition for real-time analysis.

The latest models come with a bigger and brighter 13.3” full HD touchscreen and a fully redesigned front panel. Users benefit from a 16:9 screen format, which displays waveforms while allowing settings to be altered and changed quickly. The intuitive front panel is intended to increase productivity with fast, direct access to primary instrument settings.

Commenting Dr. Andreas Werner, Vice President Oscilloscopes at Rohde & Schwarz, said, “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 performance and flexibility our customers expect, combined with a very small footprint.”

R&S RTP high-performance oscilloscopes are available in different bandwidth models from 4 GHz to 16 GHz with a sample rate up to 40 Gsample/s. All models also support bandwidth upgrades right up to 16 GHz.

At the core of the R&S RTP is the acquisition and processing ASIC from Rohde & Schwarz, which enables an acquisition rate of 750,000 waveforms/s, making it easier for engineers to spot, isolate and analyse circuit board design defects.

To ensure the reliable capture and analysis of long events or sequences, Rohde & Schwarz has increased the standard acquisition memory to 100 Mpoints per channel, with a further upgrade option of up to 3 Gpoints per channel. This makes the R&S RTP a new benchmark in this class.

The hardware implemented 16 Gbps clock data recovery (HW-CDR) enables real-time eye diagrams for long-term monitoring of high-speed serial interfaces. The R&S RTP-K136 and K137 options support data eye analysis of sequential bits in an acquired data stream with maximum data rates of 8 Gbps and 16 Gbps. The timing for the bit slicing is based on the continuously running HW-CDR. This has significant advantages relative to traditional post-processing with a software-based CDR. Users can combine this function with the real-time de-embedding and real-time differential math functions of the R&S RTP to complete debugging or searches for signal faults in a fraction of the time.

Rohde & Schwarz also provides even more flexibility with the new R&S RTP-K39 user defined math option. This allows test engineers to call a Python script for complex calculations and display the results as a math signal on the oscilloscope. Further new application options include the R&S RTP-K27 MIPI D-PHY V2.1/2.5, the R&S RTP-K28 MIPI C-PHY V2.1 and the R&S RTP-K102 USB 3.2 Gen 1 & 2 RX compliance tests. They utilise the R&S ScopeSuite compliance test framework to support automated tests with image-based guidelines and summarise results in test reports.

The R&S RTP high-performance oscilloscopes are now available from Rohde & Schwarz.