The robust, handheld Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) Scope Rider now combines the functionality of eight instruments, making it the most versatile oscilloscope in its class. New features include a spectrum analyzer, a frequency counter, and a harmonic analyzer for evaluating the quality of power supply. The right tool is always available, both in the lab and when on the road performing installation, service, and maintenance activities. Since the fully insulated, handheld instrument meets measurement category CAT IV requirements, it can be used to perform measurements at the source of low-voltage installations up to 600 V. Scope Rider includes three options.

Spectrum analyzer. The high update rate of the new R&S RTH-K18 spectrum analyzer option allows very responsive and intuitive operation. Users see a signal simply by entering a center frequency and the desired measurement bandwidth.

Unique precision frequency counter. Scope Rider is the only handheld oscilloscope that offers a high-precision, 2-channel frequency counter. The R&S RTH-K33 software option quickly determines the clock frequency of a signal and displays it on a nine-digit display with five-digit measurement accuracy. Users can connect a high-precision reference clock to one channel to increase the accuracy to seven digits.

Harmonic analysis for assessing power supply quality. Power electronics often place a strain on the supply voltage. Analyzing the harmonics of the base signal helps ensure interference-free operation. The new R&S RTH-K34 software option can analyze such effects. It measures harmonics to the 64th order and determines the total harmonic distortion (THDr and THDf).

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