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Fleet, UKмая 15, 2019

University of Essex selects Rohde & Schwarz to equip main Electronic Engineering teaching lab

Rohde & Schwarz wins contract for test equipment in the newly refurbished teaching laboratory.

The University of Essex has equipped each workstation with an R&S RTB2000.
The University of Essex has equipped each workstation with an R&S RTB2000.

Rohde & Schwarz today announced that it has won a contract to supply test equipment for the newly refurbished Electronic Engineering teaching laboratory at the University of Essex. With 16,500 students from over 140 countries situated across three campuses, the University of Essex is internationally diverse and rated as one of Britain’s top universities. The new lab is central to the University’s teaching of Electronic Engineering, and is used by undergraduate, MEng and masters students.

Professor Anthony Vickers, Head of the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE) at the University of Essex, commented, “We have made a considerable investment in our main teaching laboratory and created a facility that we are truly proud of, which fully meets the expectations of our new cohorts of students. Rohde & Schwarz stood out as delivering exceptional quality, service and measurement performance. Its test solutions are smart and connected, with specific features to help our teaching staff guide the learning experience.”

Phil McCluskey, Sales Engineer, University Business Development, Rohde & Schwarz UK added, “We are delighted that Rohde & Schwarz has been chosen to equip the main teaching lab in one of the UK’s top electronic engineering schools. This laboratory is used by over 450 students a year as they start their careers in this wonderful discipline, and we are excited that they will be learning their subject on Rohde & Schwarz equipment.”

The University of Essex has equipped each workstation with an R&S RTB2000, which offers an oscilloscope plus logic and protocol analyzer, waveform and pattern generator and digital volt-meter in a single compact case. This not only reduces the overall investment in test equipment, but also saves valuable space at each workstation. The built-in web server functionality enables students and lecturers to display their oscilloscope screen content to the classroom and over a network. Other features of the oscilloscope that appeal particularly to students include gesture recognition.

The university has also implemented a lab management software solution with Rohde & Schwarz to streamline lab setup between classes. It automates lab bench assignment and instrument configuration, as well as presenting remote screen content.

The R&S NGE100 DC power supplies purchased by the University of Essex offer high efficiency combined with low ripple, plus a variety of comfort functions that are not usually found in this class of power supplies. R&S HMC8012 digital multimeters are also installed at each workstation.

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Rohde & Schwarz continues to develop its partnerships with universities worldwide to make sure that the next generation of engineers have the support and state-of-the-art instruments they require to optimise the present and shape the future. In addition to test equipment, Rohde & Schwarz provides literature, offers expert guest lectures, as well as seminars and training courses for academics and students, and also sponsors student competitions with test equipment and awards. For further information, go to:

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The Rohde & Schwarz technology group is among the trailblazers when it comes to paving the way for a safer and connected world with its leading solutions in test & measurement, technology systems, and networks & cybersecurity. Founded more than 85 years ago, the group is a reliable partner for industry and government customers around the globe. On June 30, 2022, Rohde & Schwarz had around 13,000 employees worldwide. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.53 billion in the 2021/2022 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.


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