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"Their software and hardware are integrated, so we don't have to spend a lot of time processing the data.""The user interface is very user-friendly. You can use a lot of functions in their scope and will provide them for you. You can update the scope's software by asking Keysight to update the software when you want.""It's easier to automate and connect with multiple devices, and at the same time with laptops.""Its versatility and accuracy are the most valuable features.""The user interface is very simple. Everyone can use it.""While it depends on the field, the learning curve is usually really quick.""Its 4 port has true differential with quite a few de-embedding features. It goes up to 40 GHz with high performance.""The user interface is very good, very graphical. It provides a lot of help in using and operating it."

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"I have been able to do quality measurements that I have been unable to achieve with the equipment from some other vendors.""It is a more efficient, easier way to do measurements.""The instrument has a wide bandwidth. You can sweep across a wide range of frequencies.""The noise floor for reference clocks is pretty low, so this instrument is able to measure it where others cannot.""The noise sensitivity: It has a low noise floor.""Most of the features offered are free, like serial data analyzers or jitter measurements.""The user interface is pretty good. Right now, it is more than what we expected. It's easy and fast to use.""The most valuable features are the accuracy and repeatability."

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"Sometimes, it's quite hard to get the technical support to come onsite. If we run into a hardware, measurement, or software issue, we may have to wait a long time for them to come.""I would like more accuracy, particularly for multiport measurements.""I would like more customized functions, so we can do the programming and definitions ourselves. There is an automation flow to capture this signal, and we would like to do this ourselves.""While the user interface is good with respect to instrumentation, but with respect to documentation, I do not like it. Its documentation is slightly bad. It was not organized properly. The way it's organized is very difficult to understand, so it takes lot of time to search for one thing in particular.""They can improve, but I don't know how.""The integration between different software and hardware panels could be improved. In the software, it's not as strong as the other solutions.""The user interface is not that good. It's not very intuitive. It's functional, but it's not designed for ease of operation. It's designed for functionality.""Every component has a manufacturing tolerance. I hope Keysight software can help with the tolerance loss in manufacturing variance, which can be ten percent or five percent. In the real world, we cannot fire a really perfect test with very smooth impedance. I would like to see Keysight provide a solution to solve the issue of loss of manufacturing variance."

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"There was a learning curve. Their use interface and the way that their products work are not intuitive to somebody who switches from other vendors.""It would be good if they would try to automate most things because it has more pressing buttons and repetitive work. If there were automation scripts that they could provide, that would improve things.""The user interface could be improved, e.g., the documentation on the menus. I have to open a separate document to figure out the functionality sometimes.""The size of the unit is too big, too heavy. It has to be made more portable and smaller.""We would like to have autotracking and auto error tracking for regression testing. We would like to know what error happened, when it happened, and during what scenario (such as setup), because right now we have to manually look at when it happened.""In the next release, I would like to see report generation. It would make it a lot easier to refer back to and, when doing final testing, seeing what went on during the pre-test would help.""They could use an RDA interface.""Sometimes, it's difficult to find menus on the user interface."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The major factor influencing the decision-makers is the price.""The pricing is good for what they offer.""If we rented the product, it would be more affordable than buying new.""The pricing is on the high side.""It's very expensive because this type of equipment is not so common. For a company buying it, this is a big investment.""It would be good if it were a little bit cheaper, of course.""We are looking at $600,000 and it's obviously expensive, but compared to others, everybody is in the same ballpark.""The cost is always a struggle. We always wish that we could do more for less."

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"The pricing is very competitive.""The pricing is way too expensive.""The pricing is too high.""One of the things I liked less, not only me but also my company, was that Rohde & Schwarz are very expensive... There are solutions that are almost the same that sell at better prices.""The pricing is very expensive.""If we are looking to purchase a product, we ask for a loaner for a month or so to test it out. Then, we will make a decision.""The pricing is expensive, but very fair when you look at the technology that you are getting. These are higher-end pieces which have a ton of engineering in them that is not evident on the package. However, you could imagine the amount of time that the vendor has spent on the firmware, optimizing the internal layout, developing custom ICs, etc. They're releasing a mass produced product, but these things are built to last.""Buying Rohde & Schwarz gear is like buying a Mercedes. It raises eyebrows when you're asking for that level of performance."

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Overview

More engineers are switching to Keysight oscilloscopes because they help you:

  • Get your products to market faster with award-winning oscilloscopes that offer the fastest update rates, the deepest memory, the industry’s only capacitive touch screen, and the most oscilloscope software options.
  • Produce the highest-performing products with measurements you can trust thanks to oscilloscopes with industry-leading signal integrity and the largest selection of oscilloscope probes.
  • Achieve the lowest cost of ownership with multiple instruments in one mainframe and easy upgrades.
  • Get a compact instrument with zero compromise in functionality with the Keysight Streamline Series USB oscilloscopes.

Oscilloscope innovation that delivers measurement confidence. Excellent signal fidelity, high acquisition rate, an innovative trigger system and a clever user interface - that’s what you get with Rohde & Schwarz, a leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes. Match your needs with the right oscilloscope platform, probing options and software applications. From general purpose test to solutions for specific industry standards, we have you covered.

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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company92%
Pharma/Biotech Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Manufacturing Company16%
Computer Software Company13%
Media Company8%
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Manufacturing Company38%
Marketing Services Firm25%
Wholesaler/Distributor13%
Healthcare Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company14%
Non Profit14%
Manufacturing Company10%
Company Size
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise69%
REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise45%
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Keysight Oscilloscopes is ranked 2nd in Oscilloscopes with 23 reviews while Rohde & Schwarz Oscilloscopes is ranked 3rd in Oscilloscopes with 12 reviews. Keysight Oscilloscopes is rated 8.4, while Rohde & Schwarz Oscilloscopes is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Keysight Oscilloscopes writes "Enables our high-speed compliance measurements for USB and display port HDMI, but GUI needs improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rohde & Schwarz Oscilloscopes writes "The ability to have both the time domain and frequency domain, where the frequency domain is a very broad spectral plot, is extremely valuable". Keysight Oscilloscopes is most compared with Tektronix Oscilloscopes, Teledyne LeCroy Oscilloscopes, RIGOL Oscilloscopes, National Instruments (NI) Oscilloscopes and Siglent, whereas Rohde & Schwarz Oscilloscopes is most compared with Tektronix Oscilloscopes, RIGOL Oscilloscopes, Teledyne LeCroy Oscilloscopes, Anritsu Oscilloscopes and Siglent. See our Keysight Oscilloscopes vs. Rohde & Schwarz Oscilloscopes report.

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