Rohde & Schwarz adds a brand new series to its oscilloscope portfolio, offering a number of industry firsts. The new R&S MXO 4 series oscilloscopes boast the world's fastest real-time update rate - over 4.5 million acquisitions per second. Development engineers can now see more detail on signals and infrequent events than with any other oscilloscope. The Can 12-bit R&S MXO 4 series offers 16 times the resolution of traditional 8-bit oscilloscopes at all sampling rates, with no compromise on more accurate measurements. A standard 400 Mpts acquisition memory on all four channels gives the instrument up to 100 times the standard memory of comparable instruments.
Rohde & Schwarz presents the new R&S MXO 4 series, the first of a new generation of oscilloscopes. R&S MXO 4 oscilloscopes come in four-channel models with bandwidths of 200 MHz, 350 MHz, 500 MHz, 1 GHz and 1.5 GHz. They have a starting price of 7,600 euros, many unrivalled features and excel in both performance and value.
R&S MXO 4 Series oscilloscopes boast the world's fastest update rate of 4.5 million acquisitions per second, revealing more signal activity than any other oscilloscope available. Development teams can quickly see and isolate infrequent events, better understand physical layer signals and test faster. It's unrivalled in the industry.
A unique 200 Gbps processing Asic makes this possible. This is one of many new technology blocks developed by Rohde & Schwarz engineers and implemented for the first time in the R&S MXO 4 series. Andreas Werner, Vice President Oscilloscopes at Rohde & Schwarz, explains: " The new technology blocks and the new hardware and software architecture have enabled our development team to achieve a unique technical breakthrough. Our customers will experience a whole new level of performance, all at a more affordable price than has ever been seen on the market."
The R&S MXO 4 series incorporates a 12-bit Can that operates at all the instrument's sampling frequencies, with an 18-bit vertical resolution architecture for higher resolution accuracy than any other oscilloscope. The R&S MXO 4 series also boasts the lowest noise and widest offset range (+/- 5V with 500uV/div scaling) in its class. According to the brand, users can see DC and other signals more accurately than with any other oscilloscope on the market.
In addition to bandwidth and sampling rate, memory depth is an important factor in determining whether an oscilloscope can handle a wide range of troubleshooting tasks. A larger acquisition memory enables oscilloscopes to capture more time and retain nominal bandwidth information for shorter time base settings. With a simultaneous standard acquisition memory of 400 Mpts on all four channels, the R&S MXO 4 series has up to 100 times the standard memory of its main competitors. The extra memory also provides additional measurement capacity if required.
Previously available only on more powerful and more expensive oscilloscopes, the digital trigger is now standard on all R&S MXO 4 series oscilloscopes. The trigger sensitivity of 1/10,000 of a division makes it possible to isolate small physical layer anomalies that are difficult to find in the presence of large signals. According to Rohde & Schwarz, no competing oscilloscope offers this level of trigger sensitivity for isolating small signals. The digital trigger completes the 18-bit vertical architecture, enabling users to fully exploit the accuracy of the R&S MXO 4 series.
Many development engineers need to debug and test products in both the time and frequency domains. In addition to time-domain measurements, the R&S MXO 4 series oscilloscopes feature superior RF spectrum measurement capabilities. They are the first oscilloscopes to perform 45,000 FFTs (Fast Fourier Transforms) per second, whereas comparable oscilloscopes deliver less than 10 FFTs per second. This basic feature enables engineers to visualize more RF signals than with any other oscilloscope in its class.
Using an oscilloscope is a visual experience, where you spend a lot of time looking at a screen. The R&S MXO 4 series features a 13.3" full-HD capacitive touchscreen and an intuitive user interface. The instrument's small footprint, sub-whisper audible noise, Vesa mounting and a rack-mount kit for installation in integrated environments make R&S MXO 4 oscilloscopes ideal for any engineering workspace.
When users have more demanding requirements, a number of upgrade options are available, including 16 integrated digital channels with a mixed-signal oscilloscope (MSO) option, a built-in two-channel 100 MHz arbitrary generator, protocol decoding and triggering options for a variety of industry-standard buses, and other options that extend the scope's capabilities.