Oscilloscope covers 200 MHz to 1 GHz with fast acquisition rates

February 26, 2014 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
With bandwidths from 200 MHz to 1 GHz, RTE digital oscilloscopes from Rohde & Schwarz feature an acquisition rate of more than one million waveforms per second to help users find signal faults quickly.

The scope's highly accurate digital trigger system with virtually no trigger jitter delivers 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 RTE can accurately record the long signal sequences required when analyzing the data content of serial protocols such as I2C and CAN.

Users performing complex tasks will especially appreciate the high measurement speed of the RTE. Mask tests, for example, quickly return statistically conclusive results. The highly responsive, spectrum-analyzer-like FFT reliably detects even sporadic signals, making the oscilloscope ideal for EMI debugging during product development.

Thanks to the high-resolution 10.4" XGA touchscreen, users can intuitively perform their daily test and measurement tasks. For instance, they only have to swipe the screen to access saved instrument setups. And they can simply "drag and 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.

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 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.

The RTE can be ordered with two or four channels and a bandwidth of 200 MHz, 350 MHz, 500 MHz or 1 GHz.