R&S RTP164 oscilloscope from Rohde & Schwarz.

Rohde & Schwarz doubles the bandwidth of RTP oscilloscopes

  • Rohde & Schwarz completes its R&S RTP range of high-performance oscilloscopes with two models with a maximum bandwidth of 13 GHz and 16 GHz. Whereas the maximum bandwidth of this family of instruments was previously limited to 8 GHz.
  • These oscilloscopes are enhanced with new debugging tools such as high-speed serial bus pattern triggering using a hardware clock data recovery (CDR) device up to 16 Gbps, or the DDR4 signal integrity and compliance testing tool.
  • R&S RTP oscilloscopes now have the ability to analyze reflection (TDR) and transmission (TDT) signals in the time domain to characterize and debug problems related to signal propagation.

The new R&S RTP134 and R&S RTP164 oscilloscopes have four 8 GHz inputs. The interleaving of two of their channels allows them to offer a frequency band of 13 GHz and 16 GHz respectively. The bandwidth extension up to 16 GHz is available for all models in the RTP R&S range, whose bandwidth can now be increased from 4 GHz to 16 GHz.

R&S RTP oscilloscopes have a trigger system that compensates for transmission losses (de-embedding) in real time and a variety of trigger tools that are operational over the full frequency bandwidth of the instrument: pulse width, setup and hold, or runt, etc.

A new math module located directly after the real-time compensation block supports the addition or subtraction of any two signals, as well as signal inversion and common mode operations. It is perfectly suited for debugging differential signals at high speed and accessible to acquisition and trigger functions.

With R&S RTP oscilloscopes, users can now analyze high-speed serial bus signals at data rates up to 16 Gbps using the R&S RTP-K140/K141 serial data pattern trigger options, which provide a hardware clock data recovery solution to extract the integrated clock signal as a trigger reference. The trigger system supports patterns up to 160 bits long, as well as decoding formats such as 8B/10B or 128B/132B. Signal integrity can be analyzed at a glance by obtaining eye diagrams and rapid histogram and mask test functions via the integrated clock. The results are provided in a few seconds.

With the new R&S RTP-K93 option, R&S RTP oscilloscopes perform debugging and compliance testing of DRAM memory interfaces such as DDR4, DDR4L and LPDDR4. This option provides various features such as READ/WRITE decoding, display of up to four DDR eye diagrams and automatic testing for compliance with appropriate JEDEC standards.

The new R&S RTP-K11 option converts modulated signals into I/Q data for analysis, preserving acquisition memory and extending the maximum acquisition time. The R&S VSE vector signal explorer is suitable for in-depth analysis of broadband radar signals or demodulation of wireless communication signals such as 5G NR signals. I/Q data can also be used by any appropriate external tool to analyze proprietary signals.

R&S RTP oscilloscopes now have the capability to analyze the propagation of reflection (TDR) and transmission (TDT) signals in the time domain. This allows them to characterize and debug problems related to signal propagation on electronic board tracks, cables and connectors. The new R&S RTP-K130 option combines the highly balanced differential pulse signals of the R&S RTP-B7 pulse source with the analog inputs to provide TDT/TDR analysis of single pole and differential signals. The software guides the user through the configuration, calibration and measurement process.

The new R&S RTP134 and R&S RTP164 oscilloscopes covering a frequency band of 13 GHz and 16 GHz respectively can be used with the new modular probes of the R&S RT-ZM family, equipped with interchangeable key tips and an instant switching function. The RT-ZM130 has a bandwidth of 13 GHz and the RT-ZM160 has a bandwidth of 16 GHz.

The new oscilloscopes in the R&S RTP range are now available from Rohde & Schwarz with frequency bands of 4 GHz, 6 GHz, 8 GHz, 13 GHz and 16 GHz.
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