Rohde & Schwarz Oscilloscopes Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Design Engineer at Xilinx, Inc.
Feb 03 2019

What is most valuable?

For real-time oscilloscopes, Rohde & Schwarz has a pretty robust solution. * It's compact. * It has low channel noise. * I appreciate their customer support. * It… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I have been able to do quality measurements that I have been unable to achieve with the equipment from some other vendors. Since I spend quite some time in the lab, this… more»

What needs improvement?

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, like Keysight or… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is very competitive.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

A good friend of mine suggested Rohde & Schwarz. Previously, I was using Keysight LeCroy, so I didn't really know about Rohde & Schwarz. I trust the person who suggested… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would advise someone to seriously consider using Rhode & Schwarz's equipment, especially if they have similar needs to mine. Most of the time, I'm not measuring signals… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We tried Tektronix or Keysight LeCroy. I have nothing against LeCroy, as the company still uses it with some applications, specifically for voluntary measurements, our… more»
Real User
User at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Feb 20 2019

What is most valuable?

Most of the features offered are free, like serial data analyzers or jitter measurements.

What needs improvement?

The user interface of this solution is not that intuitive. When you're used to a different product, there's a learning curve. Also, the size of the unit is too big, too heavy. It has to be made more portable and smaller.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

If we are going to switch, usually it's speed related and bandwidth related.

What other advice do I have?

When you're used to a product, go with the same product or vendor, unless the price of another is really cheap. There's a definite learning curve. I'm used to Tek or Agilent. I would rate this product at seven out of ten because there's a… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Tektronix and Keysight. We did a trial or a demo of the products on our shortlist before purchasing them. What we learned was that the price varies from model to model but usually they're in the same ballpark.
Alan Martin
Real User
Power Integrity Lead at Elton Designs
Feb 27 2019

What is most valuable?

In the case of Rohde & Schwarz, I have a power-oriented frequency display option which allows me to do spectral plots of the residual noise that I'm looking at and have… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The Rohde & Schwarz gear that I use is because it's so sensitive. I'm always looking for things way down into the noise floor as part of the electromagnetic compliance… more»

What needs improvement?

There is certainly a learning curve. Finally, watching YouTube videos on using the instrument got me over the hump, as well as a sit down session with one of the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

In all cases, I have gotten demos of the products prior to purchase. The pricing is expensive, but very fair when you look at the technology that you are getting. These… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

The two LeCroy scopes that I owned were their 12-bit scopes. I had both a 4-channel and an 8-channel gigahertz scope, which ae a lot easier to run. However, they're lower… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is a remarkable scope. It is hard to get used to compared to other oscilloscopes because of the cryptic user interface. However, once you get over that, it's got a lot… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

In the case of the Rohde & Schwarz scope, if you set it up side-by-side against the LeCroy 12-bit scopes, it has about a six time lower noise floor, even though it is an… more»
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