Oscilloscope of the R&S RTP series from Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz improves the R&S RTP oscilloscopes

  • Rohde & Schwarz has improved the user interface of its R&S RTP oscilloscopes and given them a larger touch screen.
  • Rohde & Schwarz will give one of the first public demonstrations of the new R&S RTP at the 2022 edition of the embedded world conference in Nuremberg from June 21 to 23.

The new R&S RTP models feature a larger and brighter 13.3-inch (920 × 1080 pixel) full HD touchscreen. The front panel has also been completely redesigned. The 16:9 aspect ratio display ensures that waveforms can be viewed while parameters can be quickly changed and modified.

Rohde & Schwarz considers the R&S RTP to be the most compact and lightest high-performance oscilloscope in its class.
It has a footprint of 441 mm (W) × 316 mm (D) and a weight of 18 kg.

“When we decided to update the R&S RTP, it was paramount for our R&D engineers to improve its overall ergonomics so that test engineers could focus on the design problems at hand and not on using the test equipment,” said Andreas Werner, Vice President Oscilloscopes at Rohde & Schwarz.

The R&S RTP family of high-end oscilloscopes consists of various models with 2 or 4 analog inputs offering a bandwidth of 4 GHz to 16 GHz and a sampling rate of up to 20 GS/s per channel (40 GS/s on two channels). The bandwidth of all models can be upgraded to 16 GHz.

At the core of the R&S RTP is the acquisition and processing ASIC from Rohde & Schwarz, which enables an acquisition rate of 750,000 waveforms/s, making it easier for engineers to spot, isolate and analyze circuit board design defects. To reliably capture and analyze long events or sequences, Rohde & Schwarz has increased the standard acquisition memory to 100 Mpoints per channel, with a further upgrade option of up to 3 Gpoints per channel.

The hardware implemented 16 Gbps clock data recovery (HW-CDR) that enables real-time eye diagrams for long-term monitoring of high-speed serial interfaces, is a highlight of the R&S RTP. The new R&S RTP-K136 and K137 options support data eye analysis of sequential bits in an acquired data stream with maximum data rates of 8 Gbps and 16 Gbps. The timing for the bit slicing is based on the continuously running HW-CDR. According to Rohde & Schwarz, this has significant advantages relative to traditional post-processing with a software-based CDR. Users can combine this function with the real-time deembedding and real-time differential math functions of the R&S RTP to complete debugging or searches for signal faults in a fraction of the time.

While supporting a wide range of applications, Rohde & Schwarz offers the new R&S RTP-K39 user defined math option. It allows test engineers to call a Python script for complex calculations and display the results as a math signal on the oscilloscope.

Further new application options include the R&S RTP-K27 MIPI D-PHY V2.1/2.5, the R&S RTP-K28 MIPI C-PHY V2.1 and the R&S RTP-K102 USB 3.2 Gen 1 & 2 RX compliance tests. They utilize the R&S ScopeSuite compliance test framework to support automated tests with image based guidelines and summarize results in test reports.
# Rohde & Schwarz R&S RTP Oscilloscopes Series Overview : 

  • R&S RTP164B: 16 GHz Bandwidth (2 channels) / 8 GHz (4 channels)
  • R&S RTP134B: 13 GHz (2 channels) / 8 GHz (4 channels)
  • R&S RTP084B: 8 GHz (4 channels)
  • R&S RTP064B: 6 GHz (4 channels)
  • R&S RTP044B: 4 GHz (4 channels