Rohde & Schwarz Oscilloscopes vs. Teledyne LeCroy Oscilloscopes

As of May 2019, Rohde & Schwarz Oscilloscopes is ranked 3rd in Oscilloscopes with 12 reviews vs Teledyne LeCroy Oscilloscopes which is ranked 5th in Oscilloscopes with 5 reviews. 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". The top reviewer of Teledyne LeCroy Oscilloscopes writes "We heavily use it to validate the design assumption". Rohde & Schwarz Oscilloscopes is most compared with Tektronix Oscilloscopes and Keysight Oscilloscopes. Teledyne LeCroy Oscilloscopes is most compared with Keysight Oscilloscopes and Tektronix Oscilloscopes. See our Rohde & Schwarz Oscilloscopes vs. Teledyne LeCroy Oscilloscopes report.
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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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Checking how many errors were on the channel by using the protocol analyzer has helped me to improve my design on PCIe PETracers.We are able to capture the transient domain accurately. There are some technical features where you can do FFT.It has a nice high-resolution screen. It is easy to set up the scope triggers, has a lot of scope trigger options for capturing waveforms, and seamlessly goes into the spectrum analysis mode.The most valuable feature is the embedded protocol analysis.We heavily use it to validate the design assumption. In many cases, it was able to point out things that were not available to us in simulation.

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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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I would like more technical details on what each packet represents and more information on the flow.Since we do a lot of post processing when we download our waveforms to our computers, we need more post processing capabilities.They could always work on the software stability of the products, particularly now that everything has switched over to a Windows-based interface. It creates a lot of crashes and bugs, which typically is a problem among all instruments.The interconnect methods to the device are a little limited right now. I'd like to see other ways of being able to connect to the device.I would like them to be current with the latest standards. So, as soon as a new standard comes in, ensure that it gets rolled into the existing software.

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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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The bandwidth is pretty expensive on these instruments, so we typically use it all.They're fairly competitive for pricing across the industry.I would like them to include a lot of the add-on options as part of the package. Typically, we start in at a price, and by the time we add up all the options that we need which are available, we are at double or triple the original price.

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Average Words per Review
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Avg. Rating
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5th
out of 10 in Oscilloscopes
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65
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42
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5
Average Words per Review
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Avg. Rating
8.0
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Overview

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.

Teledyne LeCroy's oscilloscopes offer a powerful combination of large and informative displays combined with advanced waveshape analysis capabilities - typically tailored to enhance the productivity of engineers in specific applications areas such as serial data test, disk drive test and automotive bus analysis.

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