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New Scope Rider Handheld Digital Oscilloscope from Rohde & Schwarz


Rohde & Schwarz have just released the first portable, mobile-use oscilloscope with the performance of a lab instrument.

The R&S Scope Rider combines five instruments in a compact format, and its rugged design makes it ideal for mobile installation and maintenance work. The scope features isolated input and communications interfaces. It meets CAT IV standards and can carry out measurements on low voltage installation sources up to 600 V.

This portable oscilloscope is perfect for use in both the lab and the field. With an acquisition rate of 50,000 waveforms per second, a 10 bit A/D converter and a maximum bandwidth of 500 MHz for the analog input channels, the Scope Rider clearly outperforms comparable instruments.

The Scope Rider combines five functions, offering a level of versatility not found in any other instrument. It is based on a high performance oscilloscope featuring a precise digital trigger system, 33 automatic measurement functions, mask test and XY diagram mode. It can also function as a logic analyser with eight additional digital channels, as a protocol analyser with trigger and decoding capability, as a data logger and a digital multimeter. This wealth of functions makes it ideal for a wide range of tasks.

Scope Rider is the first handheld oscilloscope to be equipped with a large format capacitive touchscreen, allowing you to use it as intuitively as a tablet PC. It also features large buttons for use with gloves and a practical multifunction wheel for convenient parameter adjustment. You can confidently read your results at any time, as all measurement information is displayed in a clear, application-oriented manner on screen.

Designed for harsh environments, the Scope Rider’s IP51 certified housing offers protection from environmental hazards including dust and dripping water. This scope has passed all mechanical load tests in line with military standards. The fully isolated instrument offers maximum safety and meets the measurement category requirements defined in IEC 61010-1 for CAT IV up to 600 V and for CAT III up to 1000 V.

In addition to a microSD card, Scope Rider features USB and Ethernet ports for uncomplicated storage and transfer of data. It also has an integrated WLAN interface which can be configured as a hotspot, allowing the scope to be remotely controlled via smartphone, tablet PC or laptop. A web browser on the mobile device is all that is required - no need for additional software or apps.

With more than four hours of battery runtime, the Scope Rider offers you a high degree of flexibility during installation, maintenance and in emergency situations.

The R&S Scope Rider is available as a four channel or a two channel instrument, the latter with a digital multimeter, with bandwidths of 60 MHz, 100 MHz, 200 MHz, 350 MHz and 500 MHz. There will be trigger and decoding options available for I2C, SPI, UART, RS 232, RS 422 and RS-485.

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