The R&S RTM3000 includes 10-bit analog-to-digital conversion and is ideal for power measurements on advanced electronics.

Rohde & Schwarz is expanding its oscilloscope portfolio with the R&S RTM3000 and R&S RTA4000 series. The first-in-class, 10-bit vertical resolution enables power measurements fulfilling the more stringent requirements demanded by advanced electronics. The R&S RTA4000, also ideal for analyzing serial protocols, offers an acquisition memory depth up to 1 Gsamples.

Power measurements, such as ripple and noise measurements of a DC line, demand an oscilloscope with high vertical resolution, low noise and excellent DC gain linearity. In the past, oscilloscopes have predominantly offered 8-bit vertical resolution, which allows a signal to be mapped to one of 256 vertical positions. The 10-bit ADCs of the R&S RTM3000 and R&S RTA4000 series support 1024 vertical positions. Both oscilloscope series provide extremely low signal noise, while the R&S RTA4000 series also offers class-leading signal integrity characteristics, such as a DC gain accuracy down to 1 percent.

The R&S RTM3000 oscilloscope offers bandwidths of 100, 200, 350 and 500 MHz and 1 GHz. The products incorporate a proprietary 5 GSPS, 10-bit ADC, and each model includes 40 Msample per channel (80 Msample interleaved) acquisition memory with an optional 400 Msample segmented acquisition memory.

The R&S RTA4000 oscilloscope offers bandwidths of 200, 350 and 500 MHz and 1 GHz. These models include the same 10-bit ADC and have more memory, with 100 Msample per channel (200 Msample interleaved) acquisition memory and standard 1 Gsample (1000 Msample) segmented acquisition memory.

Both series feature a 10.1 inch capacitive touchscreen display for quick and efficient operation. While the R&S RTM3000 series comes in two- and four-channel models, the R&S RTA4000 oscilloscopes are exclusively four-channel models. Upgrade options include 16 integrated digital channels with a mixed signal oscilloscope (MSO), protocol decode and triggering for a variety of industry standard buses, as well as an integrated waveform generator.

Jörg Fries, the vice president of T&M market segments at Rohde & Schwarz, said, “With the only 10-bit resolution and the deepest memory in their respective classes, the new instruments give customers even more compelling reasons to consider Rohde & Schwarz for oscilloscopes. With the addition of the R&S RTM3000 and R&S RTA4000 to the R&S RTB2000 series launched in March 2017, and today’s simultaneous introduction of the R&S RTC1000 series, we have the most up-to-date 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 class instruments on the market.”