R&S Passive Broadband Oscilloscopes Probes are an economical, yet powerful alternative to active probes for measuring high-speed signals on low impedance lines. In contrast to active probes, their input impedance is low but remains practically constant over the entire frequency range.
They feature an extremely low input capacitance and particularly low noise. Their purely passive implementation renders them highly linear and therefore ideal for spectrum analysis applications
The R&S RT-ZZ80 8 GHz probe provides an attenuation factor of 10:1 at an input impedance of 500 Ω || 0.3 pF. Its SMA plug is connected to the oscilloscope via the provided SMA-BNC adapter. The probe can be easily selected as a predefined probe from the R&S RTO oscilloscope menu. And with these simple steps, the instrument is correctly configured.
Maximum bandwidth through customized accessories The maximum probe bandwidth is typically defined by the accessories that are used. Rohde & Schwarz supplies accessories tailored to both the probe and the application to ensure that the maximum bandwidth is available for various contacting methods. The extensive standard accessories for the R&S RT-ZZ80 include solder-in pins, rigid tips, solder-in ground pins, spring-loaded ground tips and adapters for pin connectors.
Because all probe tips have the same design, the R&S RT-ZZ80 accessories are compatible with both single-ended and differential active probes (R&S RT-ZS60 and R&S RT-ZD40).