R&S Essentials test equipment

R&S®ESSENTIALS test equipment

Test equipment for your bench


Do you know what separates average test equipment from superior? We can sum it up in just one word: EASY. R&S®ESSENTIALS test instruments are easy to configure, easy to purchase and easy to use.

Originated from the Hameg bench test equipment and elevated through continuous innovation of Rohde & Schwarz, R&S®ESSENTIALS grew to represent an industry-defining portfolio ranging from digital oscilloscopes, DC power supplies and signal generators to basic spectrum analyzers, SMUs, vector network analyzers, meters and counters.

Configuring and purchasing these comprehensive and affordable test instruments has never been easier. With the help of the online configurator you can quickly put together the exact product you need for your test setup, including options and accessories.

For the constantly growing R&S®ESSENTIALS portfolio, Rohde & Schwarz is extending its reach through global network of test equipment distributors. With the help of the distribution partners, the company can simplify purchasing experience for customers. You can pick the test instruments distributor when submitting your quote request and Rohde & Schwarz will take care of passing your request on for you to make sure that your application needs and test equipment budget are met. Our global network of authorized distribution partners also enables quick and easy purchase of test equipment online. Benefit from 24H delivery, flexible payment options and other services of our distribution partners that enable simple access to test equipment.

Curious to get some practical tips from experts on specific measurements, learn more about the use of our test equipment in various application scenarios or receive guidance in choosing one of R&S®ESSENTIALS test instruments? Choose one of the product categories below and start exploring.

Learn the fundamentals of testing and measurement

Learn the fundamentals of test and measurement

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.

Webinar: Fundamentals of VNA measurements

Webinar: Fundamentals of VNA measurements

This webinar is designed for engineers who need to characterize RF components such as cables, filters, and antennas, or wish to deepen their understanding of VNA (Vector Network Analyzer) measurements. The session will delve into the fundamentals of vector network analysis, offer a step-by-step walkthrough of a simple calibration process, and provide a demonstration of antenna measurement.

Register now and learn more about the fundamentals of VNA measurements, S-parameters, voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) and return loss, the importance of calibration in network analyzer measurements and more.



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.

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1. The prize draw “10 years Rohde & Schwarz oscilloscopes” (herein referred to as “Draw”) is organized by Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG, Mühldorfstraße 15, 81671 Munich, Germany, Tel. +49 89 41 29 0 (herein referred to as “R&S).

2. All participators can register to the draw during January 01, 2020 to December 31, 2020 with their name, company name and business e-mail.

3. Participation is free of charge and not dependent on the purchase of goods or services.

4. The draw is only open to legal entities and only the legal entities are able to win the prizes. An individual person is not allowed to participate on its own name and its own account but as a representative of a legal entity filing the participation form in the name of and on behalf of the legal entity.

5. The prizes to win are 1 of 10 R&S®RTB2000 within the time frame January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020:

Prize: 1x R&S®RTB2000 Digital Oscilloscope

6. The draw takes place at Rohde & Schwarz headquarters, Muehldorstrasse 15, 81671 Munich. The winner of the prizes will be informed by e-mail within 5 (5) working days.

7. The authorized representative of the legal entity shall inform Rohde & Schwarz about the acceptance of the price. In case of the denial of the acceptance, or no answer within two (2) weeks, a new winner will be drawn. If no winner can be determined within four (4) weeks, the draw ends and the prize forfeit.

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9. No cash equivalent or exchange of prizes is allowed. Prizes are non-transferable. All taxes, levies, duties, fees and other charges levied in the participant´s country shall be borne by the participant.

10. Personal data will be processed only for the purpose of this prize draw and deleted four (4) weeks after the draw, if not agreed otherwise.

11. Any Participant who does not comply with these Terms & Conditions may be disqualified by R&S from this Competition. In such cases, prizes can also be withdrawn retrospectively. In case a prize is withdrawn retrospectively due to the non-compliance with these Terms & Conditions, it shall be returned by the respective participant at his cost to R&S’ address mentioned under Nr.1 and a new winner will be drawn.

12. The participants cannot claim the prizes of this draw and no legal recourse is permitted in this respect.

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