Rohde & Schwarz: RTP family combines innovative signal integrity with high acquisition rate

Rohde & Schwarz introduces the new high-performance R&S RTP family, expanding its oscilloscope portfolio in keeping with its motto “Oscilloscope Innovation. Measurement Confidence.” The R&S RTP high-performance oscilloscope family combines signal integrity with a high acquisition rate. In standard acquisition mode, it can measure a million waveforms per second, making it more than a thousand times faster than other oscilloscopes in its class. This helps users to find sporadic errors much faster.

It is the only instrument on the market that compensates transmission losses from the signal source to the oscilloscope (deembedding) in realtime. The advantage is that the oscilloscope is still extremely fast even with signal correction activated. And thanks to its unique digital trigger architecture, it can precisely trigger on compensated signals. A further feature of the R&S RTP oscilloscope that saves developers a lot of time is hardware acceleration for a range of analysis functions. Mask tests, histograms and frequency domain analyses can be performed at high speed for fast results with high statistical reliability.

The R&S RTP combines multiple instruments better than any other oscilloscope in its class. 16 logic channels, four voltage channels and four current measurement channels are available in addition to the analog oscilloscope channels. The R&S RTP supports protocol analysis of serial bus interfaces and offers powerful spectrum and signal analysis functions. Thanks to its wide range of tools, users can test many different types of signals from complex circuits time-correlated with each other with just one T&M instrument, and find related errors faster.

The RTP is ideal for debugging electronic circuitries with different signals during development, including high-speed buses (USB, PCI Express, MIPI, etc.), multichannel RF interfaces (radio or radar), DDR memory interfaces, complex power management units, and even simple control and programming buses (I2C, SPI, etc.). The R&S RTP can test all applications where high-resolution signals need to be measured with a wide dynamic range and high sensitivity in the time and frequency domains. Thanks to the sophisticated cooling concept and the silent fans, the quiet instrument never disturbs lab operations.

Rohde & Schwarz is planning additional enhancements to the R&S RTP family. More hardware options, such as a generator module with two analog and eight digital channels and a 16 GHz differential pulse source, are planned for 2018. Further R&S RTP models with a higher bandwidth will follow in 2019.

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