What is our primary use case?
I used it for board design, EMC/EMI measurements, EMC/EMI testing, and for RF measurements. I used it to test some parameters in phased array antennas, to do testing of far fields. I was measuring signals up to 15 gigahertz, and for EMI testing according to the FCC.
I used it to support connected devices for IoT development.
I used the full bandwidth of the product.
How has it helped my organization?
I used it almost every day as a lab testing and measurement unit. It was a mandatory instrument for doing my job.
What is most valuable?
It was a spectrum analyzer of Rohde & Schwarz so the characterization of RF channels was helpful and it enabled me to see the measurements that I wanted to see.
The user interface was very simple to operate and there were a lot of tutorials.
For how long have I used the solution?
One to three years.
How are customer service and technical support?
There was technical support, there was no problem with that. There were tutorials. We also had people in Israel who provided any assistance that we needed.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
I didn't choose Rohde & Schwarz. It was bought in the past, so it was there.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
One of the things I liked less, not only me but also my company, was that Rohde & Schwarz are very expensive. The prices are too high. There are solutions that are almost the same that sell at better prices. It's a problem for Rohde & Schwarz, but their instruments are very good, that's for sure.
What other advice do I have?
If your company has enough money and you are not a small startup or a medium startup, purchase Rohde & Schwarz. But, of course, a small company or small startups that are just at the start, this is not a good solution for you.
There wasn't really a learning curve, because the principles are basic things that other engineers could explain to us very quickly. But if we had to do out-of-the-ordinary things, we always had references on the internet or contact with Rohde & Schwarz people in Israel.
I would rate the product at nine out of ten, because it's very accurate, very easy to operate, very user-friendly, and there is a lot of support. The nine, instead of ten, is because of the price.