Rohde & Schwarz has redesigned its R&S RTO6 oscilloscope with an updated user interface on a larger Full HD touchscreen and straightforward workflows designed to speed up daily measurement tasks.

The new digital oscilloscope offers six different bandwidth models from 600MHz to 6GHz and a sample rate of up to 20 Gsample/s. The fully integrated test solution for the time and frequency domain, as well as protocol and logic analysis, supports design engineers from all industries and features a high waveform update rate, excellent signal fidelity, a powerful digital trigger and responsive deep memory.

When developing the oscilloscope, Rohde & Schwarz engineers focused on improving the oscilloscope’s everyday usability. They achieved this with a newly designed user interface for increased productivity. The 15.6in Full HD screen, with touch functionality and a redesigned front panel, enables test engineers to quickly set up measurements. The significantly larger screen can display a maximised waveform viewing area and signals can be dragged and dropped to different parts of the screen with R&S SmartGrid. The app cockpit provides access to all of the oscilloscope’s applications with a single tap.

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The new digital oscilloscope offers six different bandwidth models

Developers also implemented an architecture with a dedicated ASIC for optimised signal processing that delivers an acquisition rate of up to one million waveforms per second. This allows users to reliably detect even sporadic signal faults. A low-noise frontend and single-core A-D converters with small linearity errors achieve excellent signal integrity with a spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) of 65dBc and a 9.4 ENOB.

Even more signal details can be revealed using HD mode. This increases the vertical resolution of the R&S RTO6 oscilloscopes up to 16 bit with digital filtering, resulting in sharper waveforms and less noise. This filtered 16-bit signal is also used by the patented digital trigger system from Rohde & Schwarz, which allows the RTO6 to achieve enhanced trigger sensitivity and the capability to isolate even the smallest signal details.

In addition, the R&S RTO6 has several features that provide users with quick results. Mask tests, which users can set up with simple touch gestures, allow signal anomalies to be easily identified within defined tolerance limits. Thanks to the zone trigger, events can be graphically isolated in both the time and frequency domain.

With a standard acquisition memory of 200Mpts and an optional 2Gpts per channel, the R&S RTO6 can analyse long pulse and protocol sequences without difficulties. The constantly enabled history mode also allows previous trigger events to be analysed, while comprehensive search functions further simplify this task.

More than 90 measurement functions are included in the R&S RTO6 series, organised into amplitude and time measurements, jitter, eye, histogram and spectral measurements. In addition, multiple application-specific software options for complex measurements are available and users can easily unlock them with a keycode as their testing requirements evolve, even after purchasing the instrument. These options include triggering and decoding of serial protocols, automated compliance tests on high-speed digital interfaces, detailed options for jitter analysis and power analysis, as well as spectrum, power, TDR/TDT and signal analysis. Furthermore, an extensive probe portfolio is available from Rohde & Schwarz to support all measurement tasks with the R&S RTO6.

The R&S RTO6 is now available from Rohde & Schwarz as a four-channel base instrument with bandwidth options of 600MHz, 1GHz, 2GHz, 3GHz, 4GHz and 6GHz.