Rohde & Schwarz introduces 6 GHz oscilloscope at DesignCon 2017

-February 09, 2017

At DesignCon 2017, Rohde & Schwarz introduced the RTO2064, a 6-GHz, four-channel oscilloscope. This model moves the RTO2000 series top model from 4 GHz (RTO2044) to 6 GHz when using two channels. On four channels, the RTO 2064's bandwidth drops to 4 GHz.

Memory depth for the RTO2064 are the same as the RTO2044. The base model RTO2064 can store 200 Msamples on one channel, 100 Msamples on two channels, and 50 Msamples on four channels. Options bring the sample rates up to 800 Msamples, 400 Msamples, and 200 Msamples, respectively. The RTO2064 operates in the company's HD mode, yielding 16 bits by filtering the signal after the ADC. Samples rates are 10 Gsamples/s on four channels or 20 Gsamples/s on two channels.

The Rohde & Schwarz RTO2064 was on display at DesignCon 2017 in Santa Clara, Calif.

The RTO2064 can also operate as a mixed-signal oscilloscope by adding 16 logic inputs. It's FFT function adds the frequency domain to its operation.

The RTO2000 series features a 12.1-in. capacitive touchscreen that lets you scale waveforms by using gestures, freeing you from knobs if you like that kind of interface. You can drag and drop signals where needed. Its zone trigger provides the graphical separation of events in the time and frequency domain. You can define up to eight zones of any shape. A trigger signal activates when a signal either intersects or doesn't intersect the zone. This lets you find disturbances while troubleshooting EMI problems in the frequency domain or when looking for read/write cycles of storage media in the time domain. By delivering one million waveforms/s, the RTO2064 lets you find infrequent signal problems such as drops, runts, and spikes. The oscilloscope provides high-speed analysis even when histogram and mask functions are active.

Prices start at $53,010. Options include serial-bus decoding for I²C, SPI, RS-232/422/485, CAN, LIN, FlexRay, I²S, MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, SENT, and Ethernet serial buses.

Rohde & Schwarz, RTO2000 series product page.

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