Manchester and NRZ coding are used by a large number of commercially available and also proprietary serial
buses for the transfer of data and control signals. Previously, debugging options during the implementation of these
protocols were limited. This has changed with the new, universal trigger and decoder option for the R&S RTO
and R&S RTE digital oscilloscopes.
Munich, July 31, 2015 -- Rohde & Schwarz has again expanded its range of trigger and decoder options for
R&S RTO and R&S RTE. With the R&S RTx-K50, the oscilloscopes help users debug serial protocols that
employ Manchester or NRZ coding. The option can be used with a variety of standardized buses such as PROFIBUS, DALI
or MVB as well as with proprietary serial protocols such as are typically found in industrial environments and in
the aerospace & defense sector. Developers of products that use these types of interfaces can easily find implementation
errors and so test and release their designs more quickly.
The option, which covers data rates of up to 5 Gbit/s, supports up to 50 different telegram formats, while the
format of the serial bus can be configured flexibly. Users can define their own preamble, frame ID, data, CRC and
other telegram fields. Protocol decoding also takes Manchester code violations into account.
High acquisition rates and minimal blind times are provided by the hardware-based trigger implementation on the
R&S RTO and R&S RTE oscilloscopes. Users can trigger on telegram and data content with the R&S RTx-K50
option. The decoded protocol content is displayed in an easy-to-read, color-coded format. Time correlation with
the analog signal makes it easy to identify faults caused by signal integrity problems. A tabular list of the protocol
contents is also provided. The standard mask test with up to 600 000 tests per second makes it possible to check
the signal quality faster with an eye diagram than with any other solution. In addition, both oscilloscope series
from Rohde & Schwarz support the option of decoding up to four different serial protocols in parallel.
The R&S RTO-K50 and R&S RTE-K50 serial triggering and decoding options for protocols using Manchester
or NRZ coding are now available from Rohde & Schwarz. For more information, visit
Rohde & Schwarz
The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group offers innovative solutions in the following business fields: test
and measurement, broadcast and media, secure communications, cybersecurity, radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Founded
more than 80 years ago, this independent company has an extensive sales and service network and is present in more
than 70 countries. The electronics group is among the world market leaders in its established business fields. On
June 30, 2014, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 9800 employees. It achieved a net revenue of EUR 1.75 billion
in the 2013/2014 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany. It also has regional
headquarters in Singapore and Columbia, Maryland, USA, to manage its operations in these regions.
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Posted July 31, 2015