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Equipped with the R&S RTx-K36 option, the oscilloscopes can display Bode plots.
Equipped with the R&S RTx-K36 option, the oscilloscopes can display Bode plots.
Munich | 21-Jan-2019 | Test & Measurement

Analyzing frequency response using Bode plots with oscilloscopes from Rohde & Schwarz

Analyzing the frequency response of a device, using Bode plots, is available now for selected Rohde & Schwarz oscilloscopes. With a new software option, users can analyze the response to frequency changes from 10 Hz up to 25 MHz without any additional piece of equipment and at a fraction of the price of dedicated solutions.

Rohde & Schwarz has extended the application range of its R&S RTB2000, R&S RTM3000 and R&S RTA4000 oscilloscopes with a new option for frequency response analysis. Equipped with the R&S RTx-K36, the oscilloscopes can display Bode plots for both phase and gain against frequency simultaneously. For performing control loop response and power supply rejection ratio (PSRR) measurements, or for characterization of passive components, the vector network analyzer-based methods often do not cover frequencies under 9 kHz, or are simply too costly for smaller budgets. When using an R&S RTB2000 entry-level oscilloscope, it is possible to make frequency response measurements from 10 Hz at almost half the price previously offered on the market.

Apart from the conventional time domain measurements available with oscilloscopes, and the wide range of general-purpose measurements supported, with the new Bode plot application the R&S RTB2000, R&S RTM3000, and R&S RTA4000 can also perform gain and phase frequency response analysis. All three oscilloscope families come equipped with 10-bit ADCs not available on other oscilloscopes in their class, enabling superior vertical dynamic range compared to existing oscilloscope-based solutions.

The R&S RTx-K36 frequency response analysis (Bode plot) is now available from Rohde & Schwarz and selected distribution channel partners. Pricing of the software option starts at €490 for an R&S RTB2000 oscilloscope. For further information, go to: www.rohde-schwarz.com/ad/press/bode-plot

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The Rohde & Schwarz technology group develops, produces and markets innovative communications, information and security products for professional users. The group's test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security, networks and cybersecurity business fields address many different industry and government-sector market segments. On June 30, 2018, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 11,500 employees. The independent group achieved a net revenue of approximately EUR 2 billion in the 2017/2018 fiscal year (July to June). The company has its headquarters in Munich, Germany. Internationally, it has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America.
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Developers and engineers worldwide have been relying on the test and measurement expertise of Rohde & Schwarz for more than 80 years. Known for its innovative strength in performance testing solutions, Rohde & Schwarz is applying this competence with the same quality standards to its entry class equipment. With the strategic goal of becoming a full portfolio supplier in the test and measurement market, the company is building an industry-defining portfolio of bench instruments, ranging from oscilloscopes, DC power supplies and signal generators to spectrum analyzers, vector network analyzers, meters and counters. For this growing product range, Rohde & Schwarz is extending its reach through a new distribution network with channel partners worldwide, offering a one-stop shop experience for any type of test and measurement task, application need and budget. Whether in the lab or field, on campus or in a production facility, Rohde & Schwarz demonstrates that high-quality hardware and software solutions do not have to come with a high price tag.

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