Rohde & Schwarz's Scope Rider handheld oscilloscope now integrates eight instruments

Rohde & Schwarz’s handheld oscilloscope now integrates eight instruments

The handheld R&S Scope Rider now combines the functionality of eight instruments. New features include a spectrum analyzer, a frequency counter and a harmonic analyzer for evaluating the quality of power supplies.

Rohde & Schwarz has enhanced the R&S Scope Rider to include the following three options:

Spectrum analyzer :
The R&S RTH-K18 spectrum analyzer option allows users to see a signal by entering a center frequency and the desired measurement bandwidth. The min hold, max hold, clear/write tracing and mean value operating modes support subsequent analysis. The logarithmic axis display and the selectable dBm and dBV amplitude units are clear and self-explanatory. Cursors and markers can be used as usual for detailed analyses.

Frequency counter :
The R&S Scope Rider offers 2-channel frequency counter. The R&S RTH-K33 software option determines the clock frequency of a signal and displays it on a nine-digit display with five-digit measurement accuracy. Users can connect a high-precision reference clock to one channel to increase the accuracy to seven digits.

Harmonic analysis :
Power electronics often place a strain on the supply voltage. Analyzing the harmonics of the base signal helps ensure interference-free operation. The R&S RTH-K34 software option can analyze such effects. It measures harmonics to the 64th order and determines the total harmonic distortion (THDr and THDf). The R&S RTH-K34 option can also measure limit values in line with EN 50160.

Users access all of the new R&S Scope Rider functions via the capacitive touchscreen. They can also operate the instrument via the rotary knob and the large keys.

The R&S Scope Rider comes as a 2- or 4-channel instrument for bandwidths up to 500 MHz.

Since the fully insulated, handheld instrument meets measurement category CAT IV requirements, it can be used to perform measurements at the source of low-voltage installations up to 600 V.