The market-leading supplier introduces a portfolio of entry-level to mid-range value instruments, promoting five key technologies
COLUMBIA, MAR, December, 2018 — Rohde & Schwarz, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of information and communications technology products for design engineers, today highlighted a portfolio of value class instruments, spotlighting five key technologies. The value instruments portfolio features more than 100 products and 300 accessories including the R&S®RTB2000 Oscilloscope, the R&S®RTM3000 Oscilloscope, the R&S®RTA4000 Oscilloscope, the R&S®FPC1500 Spectrum Analyzer and the R&S®HMP4040 Power Supply.
Designed with the high quality and precision that users have come to expect of Rohde & Schwarz, the new value instruments are manufactured at the same European plants as the company’s higher-end products. With 85 years of experience and renowned German engineering, the company’s value instruments provide the performance needed for measurement tasks in everyday laboratory operations at universities and research and development facilities.
“At Rohde & Schwarz, we pride ourselves on our high-quality, German engineering that customers have come to expect for the last 85 years,” said Bob Bluhm, vice president of value instruments at Rohde & Schwarz. “With the introduction of our value instruments line, we’ve challenged our high-end RF engineers to deliver that same level of quality, capability and performance to this market place.They did not let us down. Just ask an engineer who owns one; these products provide outstanding features at a much lower price.”
Rohde & Schwarz’s value-class oscilloscopes go far beyond the features of a traditional oscilloscope; the instrument includes a logic analyzer, protocol analyzer, waveform and pattern generator and voltmeter in the same instrument. Featuring the power of 10, Rohde & Schwarz’s value instrument oscilloscopes include a class exclusive 10-bit analog-to-digital converter (A/D converter), 10s of Msamples of memory and a 10.1-inch touchscreen offering the highest resolution in its class: 1280×800 pixel. The technology’s 10-bit A/D converter provides sharper waveforms and more signal details, compared to conventional 8-bit A/D converters, yielding up to four-fold improvement.
The R&S®RTB2000 oscilloscope features a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen that allows users to quickly navigate pop-up menus and adjust scaling by zooming in or moving a waveform. A memory depth of 10 Msample is available on every channel if all channels are active, or users can benefit from 20 Msample when channels are interleaved. The R&S®RTB2000 offers 10 times more memory than comparable oscilloscopes, allowing users to capture longer signal sequences for more analysis results. Starting at $1,370 USD, the R&S®RTB2000 oscilloscope features a frequency range of 70 MHz to 300 MHz. Utilizing state-of-the-art A/D converters and low-noise frontends, the oscilloscope is able to precisely measure even the smallest vertical resolution. Combining the product’s smart operating concepts with the power of 10 makes it the ideal tool for troubleshooting embedded designs during development, or settings such as university laboratories and production and service departments.
The R&S®RTM3000 oscilloscope offers a frequency range of 100 MHz to 1 GHz and is available starting at $3,560 USD. The oscilloscope features a custom 10-bit A/D converter to deliver four-fold improvement over conventional 8-bit A/D converters, providing users with sharper waveforms and more signal details. As with the R&S®RTB2000, the R&S®RTM3000 features a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen in compact form. This is the largest capacitive display with the highest resolution (1290×800 pixel) in its class.
Designed with class-leading signal integrity and responsive ultra-deep memory, the R&S®RTA4000 oscilloscope brings the power of 10 to a new level. The R&S®RTA4000 is specifically designed to address signal integrity, helping users avoid compromising measurement accuracy for an affordable instrument. Compared to other oscilloscopes in its class, the R&S®RTA4000 includes standard ultra-deep memory, 100 Msample per channel, or 200 Msample in interleaved mode, and a fast update rate to overcome any challenge. The product’s class-leading low noise allows users to maximize use of the resolution available, ultimately revealing signals that may be hidden in the noise of other oscilloscopes. This high-resolution decimation allows the R&S®RTA4000 to provide up to 16-bit vertical resolution, a resolution previously unseen in a value class instrument. Starting at $5,950 USD, the R&S®RTA4000 also features a frequency range of 200 MHz to 1 GHz, outstanding sensitivity down to 500 µV/div and class-leading time-based accuracy of ±0.5 ppm to ensure accurate measurements over long time periods. Ideal for applications ranging from EMI debugging to power integrity and power analysis, the R&S®RTA4000 adapts to project updates as needed to best grow with user needs.
R&S®FPC1500 Spectrum Analyzer
Starting under $3,000 USD, the R&S®FPC1500 spectrum analyzer is the only entry-level spectrum analyzer on the market with the value and capabilities of a three-in-one instrument – a spectrum analyzer, vector network analyzer and a signal generator. Featuring a frequency range of 5 kHz to 1 GHz, the R&S®FPC1500 can be upgraded to 2 GHz or 3 GHz frequency. In addition to being able to measure RF signals, it is also an RF signal generator and features a tracking generator and independent continuous wave (CW) signal generator. The R&S®FPC1500 spectrum analyzer also includes a one-port vector network analyzer with Smith chart display, a signal generator, internal voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) bridge, independent signal source and resolution bandwidth settings down to 1 Hz. The R&S®FPC1500 includes a 10.1-inch Wide XGA (WXGA) display (1366 x 768 pixel), is Wi-Fi-enabled and includes a remote control capability. It is compatible with iOS, Android and PCs and features low noise floor and high maximum input power.
R&S®HMP4040 Power Supply
As the only power supply on the market featuring four channels, The R&S®HMP4040 power supply offers a maximum voltage of 128 V and maximum current of 40 A, up to 10 A output current per channel. 160 W of channel power is available with the R&S®HMP4040, and unlike other power supplies available on the market, the product offers the same voltage range on all channels. The R&S®HMP4040 comes standard with a dual USB/LAN interface and locates all basic functions on the front panel to allow for direct access. Offering high efficiency and low residual ripple, the product includes a wide variety of protection features to prevent damage to the instrument and the device under test (DUT), such as overtemperature, overload and short-circuit protection.
Rohde & Schwarz is committed to quality, precision and innovation in all fields of wireless communications. As an independent, family-owned company, with products manufactured at its Munich, Germany headquarters, Rohde & Schwarz products are a safe investment for the future. To learn more about Rohde & Schwarz’s value instrument products, please visit: www.AskAnEngineer.us.
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The Rohde & Schwarz technology group develops, produces and markets innovative test and measurement, information and communications technology products for professional users. Rohde & Schwarz focuses on test and measurement, broadcast and media, cybersecurity, secure communications and monitoring and network testing, areas that address many different industry and government-sector market segments. Founded 85 years ago, the independent company has an extensive sales and service network in more than 70 countries. On June 30, 2017, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 10,500 employees. The group achieved a net revenue of approximately EUR 1.9 billion in the 2016/2017 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and also has regional hubs in Asia and the USA.
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