Rohde & Schwarz adds a brand new series to its oscilloscope portfolio that offers a number of industrial firsts. The new R&S MXO 4 Series oscilloscopes have the world's fastest real-time update rate of more than 4.5 million acquisitions per second. Development engineers can now see more details about infrequent signals and events than with any other oscilloscope. The 12-bit AD of the R&S MXO 4 series offers 16 times the resolution of traditional 8-bit oscilloscopes at all sample rates, without any compromise for more accurate measurements. A standard acquisition memory of 400 Mpts 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 the new generation of oscilloscopes. The R&S MXO 4 oscilloscopes are available in four-way 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 unmatched functions and excel both in terms of performance and value.
The R&S MXO 4 Series oscilloscopes have 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 is unparalleled in the sector.
A single processing Asic of 200 Gbps makes this feature possible. It 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 ADC that operates on all instrument sampling rates with an 18-bit vertical resolution architecture for higher resolution accuracy than any other oscilloscope. The R&S MXO 4 series also features the lowest noise and the widest offset range (+/- 5V with 500uV/div scaling) in its class. Depending on the brand, users can see DC and other signals more accurately than with any other oscilloscope on the market.
In addition to bandwidth and sample rate, memory depth is an important factor and determines whether an oscilloscope can handle a wide range of troubleshooting tasks. A larger acquisition memory allows oscilloscopes to capture more time and retain nominal bandwidth information for shorter time base settings. With simultaneous standard acquisition memory of 400 Mpts on all four lanes, the R&S MXO 4 series has up to 100 times the standard memory of its major competitors. The additional memory also provides additional measurement capability when needed.
Once only available on higher-performance and more expensive oscilloscopes, the digital shutter release is now standard on all R&S MXO 4 Series oscilloscopes. The trigger sensitivity of 1/10,000 division isolates small anomalies in the physical layer that are difficult to find in the presence of large signals. According to Rohde & Schwarz, no competing oscilloscope has such a degree of trigger sensitivity to isolate small signals. The digital trigger complements the 18-bit vertical architecture, allowing users to fully exploit the precision of the R&S MXO 4 series.
Many development engineers need to debug products and test them in the time and frequency domains. In addition to time-domain measurements, the R&S MXO 4 Series oscilloscopes have superior RF spectrum measurement capabilities. They are the first oscilloscopes to perform 45,000 FFT (Fast Fourier Transforms) per second, while comparable oscilloscopes provide less than 10 FFT per second. This basic feature allows engineers to view 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-inch full-HD capacitive touchscreen and an intuitive user interface. The small footprint of the instrument, its audible noise less than a whisper, its Vesa mount and a rack mount kit for installation in integrated environments make the R&S MXO 4 oscilloscopes ideal for any engineering workspace.
When users have more requirements, a number of upgrade options are available, including 16 built-in digital channels with a mixed-signal oscilloscope (MSO) option, an arbitrary two-channel 100 MHz generator, protocol decoding and triggering options for a variety of industry standard buses, and other options that extend the capabilities of the oscilloscope.