RIGOL Oscilloscopes vs. Rohde & Schwarz Oscilloscopes

As of May 2019, RIGOL Oscilloscopes is ranked 7th in Oscilloscopes with 1 review vs Rohde & Schwarz Oscilloscopes which is ranked 3rd in Oscilloscopes with 12 reviews. The top reviewer of RIGOL Oscilloscopes writes "The most valuable feature would be the bandwidth". 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". RIGOL Oscilloscopes is most compared with Keysight Oscilloscopes and Tektronix Oscilloscopes. Rohde & Schwarz Oscilloscopes is most compared with Tektronix Oscilloscopes and Keysight Oscilloscopes.
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The most valuable feature would be the bandwidth.

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The most valuable features are its wide bandwidth and 8 ports.The ability to have both the time domain and frequency domain, where the frequency domain is a very broad spectral plot, is extremely valuable.The product is quite reliable and straightforward to use. Typically, there are no households that we have to set up.It has a very low noise floor.It is easy to connect with, accurate, reliable, and hardly fails.The characterization of RF channels was helpful... The user interface was very simple to operate and there were a lot of tutorials.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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The memory needs improvement.I had to change the probes to higher frequency probes.

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The depth the the user GUI could be improved. It is a bit deep for new users. During the first two weeks we spent a lot of time finding the tabs.The Rohde & Schwarz user interface is very oriented towards drop and drag functions on the screen. Some of those are just not obvious how to use. You have to have somebody get you over the hump.I'm against the Windows-based tools. Now everybody is running scopes, VNAs, and all their tools based on Windows. I don't want to see that in the future.Sometimes, it's difficult to find menus on the user interface.They could use an RDA interface.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.The size of the unit is too big, too heavy. It has to be made more portable and smaller.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
For the 4-channel big display, you have to upgrade to 500 MHz.The pricing was good.

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When we chose this, the price was really reasonable, and it is a high-end product. It had a high price, but we understood that because it has 8 port, the same noise floor (as the competition) with double the measurement capabilities and a cheaper price.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.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 very expensive.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 too high.The pricing is way too expensive.

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7th
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3rd
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8.3
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7000 Series, MSO5000 Series, 1000Z Series, DS6000 Series, 4000 Series, 2000 SeriesRT Series
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Rigol has developed a complete line of digital oscilloscopes to help you achieve faster debugging and testing of your newest designs. Compare our powerful functions and compact designs to your current scope and you'll see we offer state-of-the-art technology. Compare the prices and you'll be surprised how much you can save.

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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