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Efficient frequency analysis possible with new oscilloscopes

Posted: 07 Mar 2016 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:oscilloscopes? frequency? signals? spectogram?

RTO2000 introduces a new line of oscilloscopes that allows you to detect a signal in the time, frequency, domain and spectrogram. The frequency analysis has been made more dynamic with newly added functions such as peak list, max. hold detectors and the logarithmic display.

A new zone trigger provides the graphical separation of events in the time and frequency domain. You can define up to eight zones of any shape. A trigger signal is activated when a signal either intersects or does not intersect the zone. This makes it easy to detect disturbances in the spectrum during EMI debugging or to separate read/write cycles of storage media in the time domain.

The RTO2000 is the first oscilloscope in this class to offer a memory of up to 2 Gsamples. This is useful for the history function, which provides access to previously acquired waveforms at any time. A trigger timestamp allows time correlation. Users can view all saved signals and analyse them with tools such as zoom, measurement, math and spectrum analysis functions. Signal processing in the ASIC and intelligent memory management ensure smooth handling of long pulse and protocol sequences.

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Figure 1: Quick detection of signal faults are possible with RTO2000 oscilloscopes.

An HD (high definition) mode increases the vertical resolution to up to 16 bits, making signal details visible. Achieved by signal processing, the high-resolution mode trades bandwidth for increased detail. The HD mode activates configurable low-pass filtering of the signal after the A/D converter.

With one million waveforms per second, the RTO2000 sets a new standard in this class of oscilloscopes. You can quickly detect sporadic signal faults. The scope provides high-speed analysis even when histogram and mask functions are active. With a 12.1-in. capacitive touchscreen with gesture support and colour-coded controls, you can configure the instrument for any measurement task. Furthermore, you can customise the waveform display with SmartGrid, by which you can quickly access important tools on a toolbar and document measurement results and instrument settings at the press of a button. The app cockpit provides direct access to all available applications such as trigger and decoding functions, conformance and signal integrity tests, I/Q analysis and even customer-specific development tools.

The RTO2000 is available as a two or four channel model with a bandwidth of 600MHz, 1GHz, 2GHz, 3GHz or 4GHz. Prices start at $13,900.





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