Rohde & Schwarz (www2.rohde-schwarz.com) has unveiled its latest mixed-signal oscilloscope (MSO) option specifically developed for its RTO oscilloscope that offers 16 digital logic channels while utilizing the base unit for mixed-signal analysis.
Inserted into a slot of the instrument’s rear, the hardware option transforms the instrument into an MSO. This allows the oscilloscope to provide not only two or four analog channels, but 16 digital logic channels as well, with 400 MHz input frequency, while time correlation is offered between the analog and digital sections of the oscilloscope.
The company’s RTO with MSO functionality features a sampling rate of five GSa/s across the 200 Msample memory depth. A time resolution of up to 200 ps allows the oscilloscope to accurately analyze quality and signal content.
The new option comes with hardware-based trigger, acquisition and processing units. Acquisition of more than 200,000 waveforms can be easily achieved, even with the digital channels turned on. The digital trigger of the oscilloscope ensures high precision, while its various trigger types helps pinpoint errors.
Rohde & Schwarz has also included a decoding and trigger option for the FlexRay serial communications interface.
The hardware-based trigger system offers a range of protocol-specific trigger conditions and high acquisition rates, enabling the oscilloscope to deliver flexible debugging and testing approaches. Test dialogs are intuitive while explanatory links and graphics to other settings expedite configuration. Protocol data are compiled in tables while protocol details within the measured waveform are color-coded.