Electronic design

Munich jul 01, 2021

New R&S RTO6 oscilloscopes from Rohde & Schwarz deliver instant insights thanks to enhanced usability and performance

Rohde & Schwarz takes its successful R&S RTO family to the next level with the all-new and redesigned R&S RTO6 oscilloscope. Featuring an updated user interface on a larger, 15.6-inch Full HD touchscreen and straightforward workflows, it speeds up daily measurement tasks. The R&S RTO6 delivers deep insights into designs on the engineer's workbench with state-of-the-art specifications such as an outstanding 9.4 ENOB, an unparalleled update rate of one million waveforms per second as well as a comprehensive toolset of analysis functions.

The new R&S RTO6 takes the R&S RTO oscilloscope series to the next level. (Image: Rohde & Schwarz)
The new R&S RTO6 takes the R&S RTO oscilloscope series to the next level. (Image: Rohde & Schwarz)

Today, Rohde & Schwarz introduces the next generation of its R&S RTO 6 GHz class oscilloscope. The new R&S RTO6 digital oscilloscope offers six different bandwidth models from 600 MHz to 6 GHz and a sample rate of up to 20 Gsample/s. The fully integrated test solution for the time and frequency domain, as well as protocol and logic analysis, supports design engineers from all industries. The instrument features a high waveform update rate, excellent signal fidelity, a uniquely powerful digital trigger and responsive deep memory.

Improved usability for instant insights

When developing the new R&S RTO6 oscilloscope, Rohde & Schwarz engineers focused on improving the oscilloscope's everyday usability. They achieved this with a newly designed user interface for increased productivity. The 15.6-inch Full HD screen, with an easy-to-use touch functionality and a redesigned front panel, enables test engineers to quickly set up measurements. The significantly larger screen can display a maximized waveform viewing area, and signals can be dragged and dropped to different parts of the screen with the tried and tested R&S SmartGrid. The app cockpit provides access to all of the oscilloscope's applications with a single tap.

State-of-the-art specifications for in-depth information

The developers of the new R&S RTO6 have implemented an architecture with a dedicated ASIC for optimized signal processing that delivers an exceptional acquisition rate of up to one million waveforms per second. This allows users to reliably detect even sporadic signal faults. A low-noise frontend and single-core A/D converters with extremely small linearity errors achieve excellent signal integrity with a spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) of 65 dBc and an outstanding 9.4 ENOB. This allows users to capture all signal details with maximum precision.

Even more signal details can be revealed using the high definition (HD) mode. This increases the vertical resolution of the R&S RTO6 oscilloscopes up to 16 bit with digital filtering, resulting in sharper waveforms and less noise. This filtered 16-bit signal is also used by the patented digital trigger system from Rohde & Schwarz. This allows the R&S RTO6 to achieve unprecedented trigger sensitivity and the capability to isolate even the smallest signal details.

In addition, the R&S RTO6 has several features that provide users with quick results. Mask tests, which users can set up with simple touch gestures, allow signal anomalies to be easily identified within defined tolerance limits. Thanks to the unique zone trigger, events can be graphically isolated in both the time and frequency domain.

With a standard acquisition memory of 200 Mpts and an optional 2 Gpts per channel, the R&S RTO6 can analyze long pulse and protocol sequences without difficulties. The constantly enabled history mode also allows previous trigger events to be analyzed, while comprehensive search functions further simplify this task.

Comprehensive tools for fast and accurate results

More than 90 measurement functions are included in the R&S RTO6 series, organized into amplitude and time measurements, jitter, eye, histogram and spectral measurements. In addition, multiple application-specific software options for complex measurements are available, and users can easily unlock them with a keycode as their testing requirements evolve, even after purchasing the instrument. These options include triggering and decoding of serial protocols, automated compliance tests on high speed digital interfaces, detailed options for jitter analysis and power analysis, as well as spectrum, power, TDR/TDT and signal analysis. Furthermore, an extensive probe portfolio is available from Rohde & Schwarz to support all measurement tasks with the R&S RTO6. Thanks to its extensive toolset, the R&S RTO6 covers a multitude of applications, ranging from EMI debugging and spectrum analysis to automotive Ethernet testing and serial bus analysis, as well as power electronics testing and digital design.

Over ten years of oscilloscope innovation

In 2010, Rohde & Schwarz, known for its RF testing solutions, expanded into the time domain with the launch of its first generation R&S RTO. Since then, the newcomer's portfolio has grown into eight oscilloscope families, from entry-level to high-performance. Dr. Andreas Werner, Vice President Oscilloscopes at Rohde & Schwarz, says, "Today, we begin a new chapter with the introduction of the R&S RTO6. Our development engineers have once again rethought everything to make a better oscilloscope for experienced and new users alike. The R&S RTO6 combines profound technical experience with substantial application knowledge, taking Rohde & Schwarz oscilloscopes to the next level."

The new R&S RTO6 is now available from Rohde & Schwarz as a four-channel base instrument with bandwidth options of 600 MHz, 1 GHz, 2 GHz, 3 GHz, 4 GHz and 6 GHz. For more information, visit: www.rohde-schwarz.com/product/rto6

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