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Power analysis with Rohde & Schwarz oscilloscopes

Munich, Feb 26, 2013 - In many of today's industry sectors, including the development of power supplies or embedded hardware, the introduction of market-ready products is not possible without precise power measurements. Their top sensitivity makes the Rohde & Schwarz oscilloscopes ideal for this application. The company offers high-voltage probes and current probes as well as a new deskew fixture to be presented at the 2013 embedded world trade fair.

Is the power supply sufficient for all operating modes used in embedded designs? Do the input and output of the switching power supply meet specifications? These are the questions facing developers in all industries. The R&S RTO and R&S RTM oscilloscopes from Rohde & Schwarz are the right tools for analyzing power supply units. The frontends of both instruments have outstanding features offering clear advantages over other solutions. Their high dynamic range allows for precise characterization of the power on operations of an embedded system.


Power analysis requires that users measure voltage and current. For this purpose, Rohde & Schwarz offers high end voltage and current probes ‒ and now also the new R&S RT-ZF20 deskew fixture. Background: Voltage and current signals must be accurately aligned when performing power measurements. The deskew fixture makes it easy to measure delay differences, which can then be corrected in the oscilloscope. The fixture will debut at the 2013 embedded world trade fair with an application for power measurements with the R&S RTM universal oscilloscope.


The new R&S RT ZF20 deskew fixture for power measurements is now available from Rohde & Schwarz.

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 (USD 2.3 billion) in fiscal year 2011/2012 (July 2011 to June 2012). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.

 R&S ® is a registered trademark of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

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