R&S Active Broadband Oscilloscope Probes
High-bandwidth probes are only possible through the use of application-specific integrated circuits (ASIC). Rohde&Schwarz designs these ASICs with particular attention to performance. Low noise, high DC accuracy and minimal drift versus temperature and time are the result.
Individual laser trimming of the probes during production results in particularly high accuracy and a very flat frequency response. The design of the contact accessories also permits a high measurement bandwidth for various contacting methods, including manual contacting, soldering and plug-in connections.
The compact probe head allows measurements even on densely populated printed boards, and the low weight ensures a minimal load at the contact point.
Minimal influence on the measurement signal
When measuring the high-speed signals used in modern electronic designs, the load from the probe must be kept low. Rohde&Schwarz active probes meet this requirement with 1 MΩ input impedance and an input capacitance of < 1 pF. As a result, the probe’s influence on the circuit during measurement is minimized.
The optimized design of the probe tips and accessories ensures accurate rise times and minimizes overshoot and ringing.
Wide dynamic range and high linearity – perfect for spectrum analysis
All Rohde & Schwarz active broadband probes exhibit a wide dynamic range, which is also available at high frequencies. This means that even very fast signals and steep, high-amplitude pulse slopes can be measured.
For measurements involving particularly stringent linearity requirements (such as FFT analyses using the R&S RTO oscilloscopes), an excellent choice is the R&S RT-ZS60 single-ended probe with its exceptionally high linearity (THD of –70 dB at 16 V (peak-to-peak) at 1 GHz). The optional R&S®RT-ZA9 N(m) adapter allows Rohde & Schwarz broadband p