Designed for you. Not for the hype.


DC Power supplies - Designed for you. Not for the hype

Thanks for stopping by. Everything you’ve heard is true. Our R&S®ESSENTIALS test and measurement range is designed for you – engineers who want to get on with the task at hand. No unnecessary fanfare. No uncalled-for complexity. Just reliable instruments that do exactly what they’re supposed to. High five.

We are committed to precision since we think it should be a given. So, every instrument in our constantly evolving range is not only extremely accurate but also easy to use, versatile and delivers performance that makes you want to tell everyone you know about it. Including grandma.

Anyway, don’t take our word for it. Have a look at what a portfolio looks like when it puts your needs at the center. Let’s go!

Meet the R&S®ESSENTIALS portfolio!

Introducing Rohde & Schwarz ESSENTIALS – an intentionally designed range of testing and measurement instruments with top performance in their class. No hoopla. Just no-nonsense, affordable bench tools that meet up to your exacting expectations. Whoop, whoop.

Digital oscilloscopes

A choice of versatile digital oscilloscopes at a perfect price-performance ratio, from handheld to digital storage models.

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DC Power supplies

A comprehensive range of bench DC power supplies, from basic 100 W to performance models up to 800 W. Power move!

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Spectrum analyzers

A portfolio of basic spectrum analyzers for a broad range of applications, from everyday testing to fully automated tests and EMI applications.

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Meters and analyzers

An array of digital multimeters, LCR meters and power analyzers with advanced features and intuitive interfaces that give you essential insights. Boo-yah!

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Our R&S®ESSENTIALS in action!

The nerve! Neural dust and the R&S®FPL

What if a medical device company developed tiny, wireless sensors that could be implanted in the body to monitor neural activity and help medical staff better treat diseases? It did. This happened. Raise the roof!

Importantly, our very own R&S®FPL spectrum analyzer was a small – but nevertheless significant – part of the development of “neural dust”. As a battery-free solution, the millimeter-sized devices are powered wirelessly and communicate with ultrasound which can be measured in the electrical domain. Coincidentally, with low phase noise and low displayed noise level, the R&S®FPL is great at this. Yee-haw!

Hands-on: Art and the R&S®NGP804

These days art is all about multi-sensory art experiences. Think installations that bring interactivity into their environment by engaging the audience in a shared experience. Like a sculpture that responds to movement or touch. Thumbs up.

This kind of art can only mean one thing: very specific, often unpredictable, fluctuating power demands (among other things). So, it’s really no surprise that a prestigious studio that creates these art installations used the R&S®NGP804 power supply, which features FlexPower, QuickArb and EasyRamp, to make the magic happen. Bada-bing, bada-boom.

Vrzzzz! Chainsaws and the R&S®NGE102B

Handheld chainsaws are quite a marvel, wouldn’t you say? Light enough to be held by one person but powerful enough to cut through a tree. Performance flex.

However, before they can help you transform a garden or carve an impressive wooden sculpture, chainsaws – in particular their control boards – have to be designed. And that’s where the R&S®NGE102B enters this story.

This R&S®ESSENTIALS power supply, which features 100% electrically equivalent output channels, was instrumental to the design verification of a series of new chainsaws for one of the world’s best known machinery manufacturers. Mm-hmm. #humblebrag

Blast off! Reusable rockets and the R&S®NGP824

Water bottles, coffee cups, a trendy Scandinavian backpack – these are typically what comes to mind in connection to reusable items. But there is a rocket company that has managed to cut costs and increase space accessibility with the development of 100% reusable rockets. Astronomical!

As you can imagine, battery simulation is a rather critical part of ensuring every component, no matter how big or small, is ready for launch . Which is why we are thrilled that the R&S®NGP824 four-channel power supply was a part of the test and measurement setup that made the feat come to life. You might even say it is out of this world. Ba-dum tss!

Pole position: Miniature Monaco and the R&S®MXO 5

By all accounts, Monaco is not a large country. But it is still quite an achievement for it to be shrunk down to 36 square meters. Especially when the miniature version features a fully functioning Formula 1 racetrack replica. Jaw-meet-floor.

In fact, an authentic Formula 1 race in Monaco is one of the most technically inspiring attractions at Minatur Wunderland Hamburg. A completely new technology had to be developed to create the realistic Grand Prix on a scale of 1:87. And, to our great delight, our R&S®MXO 5, the world’s fastest oscilloscope, was an instrumental part of this achievement – and continues to be used to further develop the software for the attraction. #victorylap.

So well connected! Wi-Fi and the R&S®FPL

Wi-Fi dropping out when you move from room to room is, at best, frustrating and, at worst, dangerously disruptive. However, solving the problem is rather complicated – not least due to the requirement of switching between radio bands to find the cleanest signal. The plot thickens.

Luckily, an R&S®ESSENTIALS customer was among the first to pioneer a system which allowed multiple routers to work together to send Wi-Fi throughout the house, minimizing dead spots and drop-offs. And they used none other than the R&S®FPL to do so. The spectrum analyzer was part of the test and measurement setup that got the system through EMI-precompliance hardware testing. Some heroes don’t wear capes.

A few of our stand-out products. Boom!

Beat this: The R&S®ESSENTIALS range raises the bar for general-purpose test and measurement instruments. And if you hurry you can get up to 46% off on select product bundles.


The R&SMXO 4 oscilloscope delivers exceptionally fast performance with a real-time update rate of 4.5 million waveforms per second, 12 bit ADC and 400 Mpoints per channel of standard acquisition memory.

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R&S®FPL1000 signal and spectrum analyzer - spectrum and signal analysis with solid RF performance, low weight and a small footprint. Frequency range from 5 kHz to 3/7.5/14/26.5 GHz

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The R&S®NGP800 DC power supply series, comprising five models with 400 W or 800 W, provides maximum power at a variety of operating points. The two or four 200 W outputs can each supply up to 64 V or up to 20 A.

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The R&S®NGU source measurement units deliver extremely high accuracy and fast load recovery time, making them perfect for challenging applications.

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The ground-breaking R&S®SMCV100B vector signal generator is the first multi-standard platform for automotive, broadcast, navigation and wireless applications.

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R&S®Spectrum Rider FPH

The R&S®Spectrum Rider FPH handheld spectrum analyzer offers performance, portability and price. With a frequency range from 5 kHz up to 44GHz, its small form factor can handle big tasks.

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The latest R&S®ESSENTIALS additions!

R&S®NPA power analyzer

All-in-one functionality in a compact form. Huzzah!

The R&S®NPA family of power analyzers has joined the R&S®ESSENTIALS range. With a measurement range of 50 μW to 12 kW, sampling frequency of 500 ksample/s and ±0.05% basic accuracy for current and voltage readings, it’s a sweet bit of gear that does precisely what it should.

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R&S®NGC100 Power supply series

Exceptional versatility from development to production. Boo-yah!

Introducing the R&S®NGC100 Power Supply series – the latest addition to R&S®ESSENTIALS. Featuring three different models, with one-, two- and three-channels, up to 100-Watt maximum total output power and a host of market-leading functions, it can breeze through manual and automated applications. Mic drop.

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From start to service with R&S®ESSENTIALS!

It's easy. We’ve cut out the complexity to create our most usable T&M instruments yet.

Every R&S®ESSENTIALS product is easy to install, simple to configure and rearing to improve your team’s performance straight out of the box. And each comes with a 3-year warranty, because quality and trust go hand in hand.

So, go ahead:

  • Create a bespoke solution for your test setup – including specific options and accessories – with our online configurator.
  • Simplify the purchasing process through our global network of authorised distribution partners.
  • Benefit from 24-hour delivery, as well as flexible payment options.
  • Get 3-year warranty, supported by global network of Rohde & Schwarz service centers across more than 70 different countries.

The results?

  • No unnecessary fuss or complexity.
  • Everything you need to get started quickly and easily.
  • Less downtime for your tools.
  • More support for your teams when it matters most.

That's got to be worth a tea break, right? Speaking of which …

Precision in under 10 minutes
Precision in Under 10 Minutes: When to use an LCR Meter vs a VNA

Deciding between an LCR meter and a VNA? Get the precise answer in under 10 minutes!

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Precision in under 10 minutes: Simulating battery performance

Learn how to simulate and optimize battery performance with the R&S®NGU in a blink of an eye.

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Precision in under 10 minutes – How to use an oscilloscope

Master the basics of oscilloscopes quickly and efficiently with our tutorial.

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Learn the fundamentals of testing and measurement

Measurement fundamentals

Measurement basics for engineering and RF labs

Getting started with electronic measurements can seem overwhelming, and that’s why we’ve created this resource to help you master the essentials.

Our team of experts have put together a series of articles and videos that will guide you through measurement basics - from understanding specific measurement principles to choosing the right instrument. Whether you’re working with oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers or power supplies, we’ve got you covered.



R&S®ESSENTIALS stands for the portfolio of test equipment from Rohde & Schwarz that is easy to configure, easy to use and easy to buy through distribution partners in your region. R&S®ESSENTIALS test equipment is highly universal. It covers a broad variety of application scenarios in development, manufacturing and education.

What are the benefits of R&S®ESSENTIALS?

The R&S®ESSENTIALS portfolio covers a wide range of products: from digital oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers and DC power supplies to LCR meters, handheld cable and antenna analyzers and SMUs. Products from R&S®ESSENTIALS portfolio are easy to configure through our digital price-transparent configuration tool and easy to use once they are on your bench.

How do I buy R&S®ESSENTIALS products?

You can purchase complete R&S®ESSENTIALS test equipment portfolio through the extensive network of authorized distribution partners of Rohde & Schwarz. Our channel partner network is integrated into our online configurator. Simply pick the distributor of your choice when sending us the lead. You can find the whole list of distribution partners in your region here.

Is using R&S®ESSENTIALS spectrum analyzers like walking on the moon?

Not really, but they are versatile – from spectrum analysis to network analysis, noise figure, phase noise, measurement and so much more! For full details, check out the R&S®ESSENTIALS product pages or reach out to your local distribution partner.

Will an R&S®ESSENTIALS power supply make me feel like “starry-eyed face” or “unicorn” or “tears-of-joy kitten”?

Well, they are very easy to use, come with up to four channels and a variety of interfaces so, in emojis, they might make you feel like many, many “thumbs up”. To learn more, have a look at the R&S®ESSENTIALS product pages or reach out to your local distribution partner.

Is using R&S®ESSENTIALS digital oscilloscopes like falling in love for the first time?

Not quite, but they are great pieces of technology that deliver great performance, find signal anomalies quickly and accurately and let you get on with the important task at hand. Be sure to browse the R&S®ESSENTIALS product pages or reach out to your local distribution partner to dive deeper.

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