New mixed signal oscilloscope from Rohde & Schwarz

New mixed signal oscilloscope from Rohde & Schwarz

Published: 12th September 2014

Rohde & Schwarz have introduced the HMO1002, an attractively priced entry-level mixed signal oscilloscope with exceptional features.

Part of the Rohde & Schwarz Value Range, key features of the HMO1002 include:

  • Fanless operation
  • 1MPts of memory depth
  • 1 GSa/s realtime sampling rate

With a vertical sensitivity of 1 mV/div and integrated 128 Kpoint FFT, the instrument offers features that are exceptional in the three-figure price segment.

The HMO1002 series of mixed signal oscilloscopes has been developed by Rohde & Schwarz subsidiary HAMEG Instruments and can be expanded at any time from 50 MHz to 70 MHz or even 100 MHz bandwidth by means of a simple upgrade option.

Mixed Signal Functionality

Measuring analogue and digital signals simultaneously is not unusual for an oscilloscope these days, but it is for an instrument in the three figure price segment. The fanless design of the HMO1002 is another special feature that ensures quiet operation and makes the instrument less susceptible to faults. The oscilloscope’s antiglare display takes up approximately 40 percent of the front-panel area and is easy to read. A logic probe can be connected to the front panel.

Pattern generator for embedded developers

The HMO1002’s integrated pattern generator enables professional embedded developers to program protocol messages at up to 50 Mbit/s. This makes it possible, for example, to emulate circuit components that are still under development. Two kbit are available per channel for the signal patterns generated. The 4-bit counter output (adjustable up to 25 MHz) allows you to use the pattern generator as a clock source. The instrument’s high signal update rate of up to 10,000 wfs/s makes it possible to measure signal deviations with utmost precision.

Integrated digital voltmeter and component tester for service technicians

The HMO1002’s integrated three-digit digital voltmeter makes it possible to perform voltage measurements simultaneously on both analogue channels, with two user-definable parameters each. The digital component tester helps you check the functionality of capacitors, coils and semiconductor elements quickly and easily.

Special functions for the education sector

The HMO1002 has an education mode, which teaching staff will find particularly attractive. All of the fully automatic analysis tools that measure up to 28 parameters of a signal (QuickView, auto set, auto measurement) are switched off in this mode. Those who want to circumvent this function will not get far. The autoanalysis functions can be briefly switched on. However, the result memory clears each time screenshots are made in an effort to record them, leaving correctly implemented manual measurements as the only method of gaining access to screenshots. Correctly measured screenshots are also labelled, making them clearly recognizable as such to teaching staff.

The R&S HMO1002 mixed signal oscilloscopes expand the Value Instruments product range, a shared portfolio of high quality, attractively priced, universal T&M equipment from Rohde & Schwarz and its subsidiary HAMEG.

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