Modular probe system

Modular Probe System
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Modular Probe System
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Modular Probe System Modular Probe System

Key facts

  • Addresses high-speed probing challenges
  • Flexible and configurable connectivity
  • MultiMode functionality for switching between measurement modes
  • Integrated high precision voltmeter
  • Integrated micro button for convenient instrument control

Brief description

The R&S®RT-ZM modular probe system addresses today’s probing requirements with a technically sophisticated, yet easy-to-handle solution. The various probing solutions meet the demands for high probing bandwidth and dynamic range in conjunction with the need for low capacitive load. The R&S®RT-ZM probe system includes probe tip modules for various measurement tasks and conditions. The probe tip modules can be connected to amplifier modules with bandwidths ranging from 1.5 GHz to 9 GHz.

Features & benefits

Flexible & Configurable

The R&S®RT-ZM modular probe system delivers high performance in combination with flexible and configurable connectivity. The R&S®RT-ZM probe system includes probe tip modules for various measurement tasks and conditions.

RT-ZM Modular Probe System
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Block diagram of modular probe system

Easy switching between measurement modes

The multimode functionality allows users to switch between single-ended, differential and common mode measurements without reconnecting or resoldering the probe tip. The multimode functionality is implemented on the company-designed, high-speed R&S®RT-ZM amplifier ASIC.

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Multimode measurement of a differential signal

Offset compensation for maximum resolution

The R&S®RT-ZM modular probe system offers a unique offset compensation range of ±16 V. The DC components of a measured signal can be compensated at the probe tip, upstream of the differential R&S®RT-ZM amplifier ASIC. The benefit of this approach is that the operating voltage window is extended beyond the dynamic range of the probe amplifier module and the signal components of interest can be displayed on the oscilloscope with maximum resolution. The feature is also available in multimode operation.

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DC offset compensation for multimode measurements

High precision DC voltage measurement

The integrated and unique R&S®ProbeMeter operates independently from the oscilloscope and measures the DC component of a signal with an accuracy of 0.05 %. The DC measurement is performed continuously and in parallel with the waveform aquisition of the oscilloscope. The high precision is achieved through immediate digitization of the measured DC voltage with a dedicated ADC inside the R&S®RT-ZM probe amplifier module.

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Probe meter reading

Instrument control at the tip of the probe

The R&S®RT-ZM probe amplifier module comes with an integrated micro button that allows users to stay focused on their measurement tasks and conveniently operate their oscilloscopes. The micro button can be configured on Rohde & Schwarz oscilloscopes to perform a variety of functions, such as run/stop, auto set, save waveform, find trigger level, and create automated test report. Multimode switching can also be configured for the R&S®RT-ZM modular probe system.

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List of selectable micro button actions

Available models

  • Product Name

    R&S®RT-ZM15

    Order number 1800.4700.02

    Bandwith
    > 1.5 GHz
    Rise Time
    < 230 ps
    Probe amp/tip module
    Probe amplifier module
    Realtime bandwidth > 1.5 GHz
  • Product Name

    R&S®RT-ZM30

    Order number 1419.3005.02

    Bandwith
    > 3 GHz
    Rise Time
    < 100 ps
    Probe amp/tip module
    Probe amplifier module
    Realtime bandwidth > 3 GHz
  • Product Name

    R&S®RT-ZM60

    Order number 1419.3105.02

    Bandwith
    > 6 GHz
    Rise Time
    < 75 ps
    Probe amp/tip module
    Probe amplifier module
    Realtime bandwidth > 6 GHz
  • Product Name

    R&S®RT-ZM90

    Order number 1419.3205.02

    Bandwith
    > 9 GHz
    Rise Time
    < 50 ps
    Probe amp/tip module
    Probe amplifier module
    Realtime bandwidth > 9 GHz
Probe tips
Product Description
RT-ZMA10_Solder-In_Tip_Module_img.jpg

R&S®RT-ZMA10

Order number 1419.4301.02

Description

Solder-in probe tip cable for R&S®RT-ZM modular probe system

> 16 GHz, < 50 ps, probe tip module, P/N/DM/CM

RT-ZMA11
RT-ZMA11

R&S®RT-ZMA11

Order number 1419.4318.02

Description

Solder-in probe tip cable with ext. temp. range for R&S®RT-ZM modular probe system

> 16 GHz, < 50 ps, probe tip module, P/N/DM/CM

RT-ZMA12_Solder-In_Tip_Module_img.jpg

R&S®RT-ZMA12

Order number 1419.4324.02

Description

Square-pin probe tip module for R&S®RT-ZM modular probe system

> 6 GHz, < 75 ps, probe tip module, P/N/DM/CM

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R&S®RT-ZMA15

Order number 1419.4224.02

Description

Quick connect probe tip module for R&S®RT-ZM modular probe system

> 12 GHz, < 50 ps, probe tip module, P/N/DM/CM

RT-ZMA30
RT-ZMA30

R&S®RT-ZMA30

Order number 1419.4353.02

Description

Browser module for R&S®RT-ZM modular probe system

> 16 GHz, < 50 ps, probe tip module, DM

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R&S®RT-ZMA40

Order number 1419.4201.02

Description

SMA module for R&S®RT-ZM modular probe system

> 16 GHz, < 50 ps, probe tip module, P/N/DM/CM

RT-ZMA50
RT-ZMA50

R&S®RT-ZMA50

Order number 1419.4218.02

Description

Temperature kit for R&S®RT-ZM modular probe system

> 2.5 GHz, < 140 ps, probe tip module, P/N/DM/CM

Probe accessories
Product Description

R&S®RT-ZMA1

Order number 1419.3928.02

Description

Storage case for up to 6 R&S®RT-ZMA1x tip cables

DAkkS (formerly DKD) calibration in line with ISO 17025 and ISO 9000 for R&S®RT-ZMxx modular probe amplifier (order only with device)

R&S®RT-ZAP 3D probe positioner
R&S®RT-ZAP 3D probe positioner

R&S®RT-ZAP

Order number 1326.3641.02

Description

3D probe positioner

3D positionier with central tensioning knob for easy clamping and positioning of probes (span width: 200 mm, clamping range: 15 mm)

R&S®RT-ZM-ACA

Order number 1419.3928.02

Description

Calibration in line with ISO 17025 and ISO 9000

DAkkS (formerly DKD) calibration in line with ISO 17025 and ISO 9000 for R&S®RT-ZMxx modular probe amplifier (order only with device)

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