News | September 30, 2013

Oscilloscopes From Rohde & Schwarz With New Options And New Wideband Probe For Power Analysis

Source: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

Rohde & Schwarz has added power analysis options and a new differential wideband probe to its portfolio of analysis solutions for clocked power supplies. Developers can use the R&S RTO-K31 or R&S RTM-K31 option to automatically perform all major quality analyses and conveniently document the measurement results. The new R&S RT ZD10 probe is especially ideal for the characterization of switching power supplies with high clock frequencies.  

When performing analyses on clocked power supplies, users will benefit from the high sensitivity and dynamic range of the R&S RTO and R&S RTM oscilloscopes. This allows the output ripple of power supplies to be characterized exactly and small voltages or currents in converters to be measured with precision.

The new R&S RTO-K31 and R&S RTM K31 power analysis options provide users with specialized measurement functions for automatically testing the quality of all segments of today's switching power supplies – including the mains voltage quality of the input range, the safe operating area (SOA) of the switching transistor as well as the magnitude and spectrum of the output ripple. A measurement wizard guides the user through all measuring steps and provides diagrams illustrating where to connect current probes and other probes to the device under test. The R&S RT-ZF20 power deskew fixture allows automatic delay correction between the signals of the current probe and the voltage probe. The handy documentation feature helps users manage the measurement results and save the measurement documentation in RTF or PDF format.

Advanced switching power supplies have ever-higher clock frequencies. The new R&S RT ZD10 active differential wideband probe has proven especially useful for characterizing these power supplies. The probe combines a high bandwidth of 1 GHz and a large input voltage range of 70 V DC or 46 V AC (peak). The common mode and differential offset compensation can be set separately from each other to increase the flexibility of the measurement.

When it comes to the measurement of clocked power supplies, Rohde & Schwarz offers a comprehensive portfolio comprising the powerful R&S RTO and R&S RTM oscilloscopes, automatic power analysis options as well as an assortment of voltage probes, current probes and accessories.

The R&S RTO-K31 and R&S RTM-K31 power analysis options and the R&S RT ZD10 differential wideband probe are now available from Rohde & Schwarz.

About Rohde & Schwarz  
Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation, as well as secure communications. Established almost 80 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 8700 employees and achieved a net revenue of € 1.8 billion (US$ 2.3B) in fiscal year 2011/2012 (July 2011 to June 2012). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.

Source: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG