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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… 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… more»

What needs improvement?

There is certainly a learning curve. Finally, watching YouTube videos on using the instrument got me over the hump, as… 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… 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… 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… more»
Anonymous User
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… 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… 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… 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… 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… more»
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Brandon Jiao
Real User
Staff Transceiver Engineer at Xilinx, Inc.
Mar 02 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are its wide bandwidth and 8 ports. These are very important for us to do the crosstalk evaluation, and they came in at very good price. It is easy to use.

How has it helped my organization?

For the RF application, we care much about the crosstalk on our device and PCBs. Generally, what we can do with the other vendor's product is four-port measurement. It's a bit… more»

What needs improvement?

The GUI could be improved since the hierarchy is a little complicated for the new users. It would be good if the frequently used configurations in the calibration setup such as the… more»

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

We did do a demo before purchasing. 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 had 8… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Firmware Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 24 2019

What is most valuable?

* Accuracy * Console/GUI * Zoomable things * Remote access

What needs improvement?

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… more»

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

The previous solution was out-of-date and too old, but we did not switch. We kept the legacy systems in the lab to support legacy customers because not all our customers kept pace… more»

What other advice do I have?

They are a top tier product. We use it to guarantee our top tier product. That is why we purchased it. The user interface is pretty good. Right now, it is more what we had expected… more»
Padamanabh Deshmukh
Real User
Hardware Engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc.
Feb 13 2019

What is most valuable?

* The instrument has a wide bandwidth. You can sweep across a wide range of frequencies. * The resolution is good. * The accuracy is pretty good.

How has it helped my organization?

It is a more efficient, easier way to do measurements.

What needs improvement?

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… more»

What other advice do I have?

The product is good and efficient in terms of the measurements, but it is pretty repetitive to use. The application base that the solution is targeting is a high-speed serial… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
HW Eng. at a tech company with 201-500 employees
Feb 24 2019

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… more»

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'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… more»

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

I didn't choose Rohde & Schwarz. It was bought in the past, so it was there.

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… more»
George Brown
Real User
Sr Electrical Engineer at TVH Americas
Feb 24 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the accuracy and repeatability.

How has it helped my organization?

Repeatability is the main thing: Being able to go back to the lab and test get the same results. I know what to fix and… more»

What needs improvement?

In terms of the user interface, the program is great but the front panel is a little bit tough to get through. In the next… more»

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

The pricing is too high.

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

The previous solution dropped by the wayside. It was HP, and then it went to Agilent. Rohde & Schwarz has always been… more»

What other advice do I have?

Save up your money and get one. It's worth it. There was most definitely a learning curve. On any instrument there's a… more»
Arnav Shah
Real User
Hardware Engineer at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Feb 13 2019

What is most valuable?

The noise sensitivity: It has a low noise floor.

How has it helped my organization?

The noise floor for reference clocks is pretty low, so this instrument is able to measure it where others cannot.

What needs improvement?

The user interface could be improved, e.g., the documentation on the menus. I have to open a separate document to figure… more»

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

The pricing is way too expensive.

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

This product was advertised by them. They demoed it for us. That is how we evaluated, bought, and purchased it. During the… more»

What other advice do I have?

Understand the features that it has. It is very unclear if you first use the product, like what exactly every button is… more»
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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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