Sporadic errors cost valuable time during the development of new products. Debugging protocol-based buses is especially difficult and time-consuming because the communications pauses between the individual data packets can be very long.
Accurate ripple and noise measurements on power rails require a high-bandwidth oscilloscope and a dedicated probe to perform low-noise measurements and provide the offset capability to zoom in on top of the DC voltage. The R&S®RT-ZPR20 power rail probe as well as the R&S®RTE and the R&S®RTO digital oscilloscopes are excellent tools for this measurements.
Fast serial communications interfaces such as USB and PCIe have found their way into the designs of many electronic circuits. When testing and debugging circuits, developers need easy-to-use tools that provide comprehensive support for these interfaces. The most compact complete solution available today is offered by Rohde & Schwarz and consists of the following components: the R&S RTO2064 oscilloscope, the test options for the various interface standards, and modular R&S RT-ZM60 broadband probes for contacting the DUT. Rohde & Schwarz is expanding its offering with the following new test options: triggering and decoding software options for SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1 Gen1), PCIe 1.1/2.0 and USB-PD, plus a compliance test option for PCIe 1.1/2.0.
The new R&S RT-ZVC02/04 multichannel power probe can measure across large current and voltage ranges without having to switch ranges, making it possible to monitor the power consumption of chipsets, radio modules and wearables such as smartwatches. When used in combination with an R&S RTE or R&S RTO oscilloscope, the current drain can be clearly correlated with analog and digital control signals, enabling developers to optimize the battery life of such wearables and wireless devices early in the development cycle.