Product News: Test & Measuring Instruments

Oscilloscope supports audio signal triggering and decoding.

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Press Release Summary:

September 25, 2012 - R&S RTO supports software option that aids analysis of audio interfaces for developers of MCUs, audio components, and audio equipment. Selection of protocol-specific trigger conditions provides user with flexibility when trying to detect specific data contents, while hardware-implemented triggers optimize acquisition rates for accelerated measurements. Together, features let users find design problems that cause clipping, glitches, and other anomalies.

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co

Muhldorfstraße 15, -, Germany

Original Press Release

Triggering and Decoding Audio Signals with the R&S RTO

Press release date: September 18, 2012

Developers of microcontrollers, audio components and audio equipment can use a new software option for the R&S RTO to thoroughly analyze all audio interfaces, and continue to reap the benefits of this high-performance oscilloscope from Rohde & Schwarz.

Munich – I2S, LJ, RJ and TDM are serial buses that implement unidirectional point-to-point connections. They carry digital audio data between ICs and are often used to connect analog-to-digital converters and digital-to-analog converters to digital signal processors (DSP) for audio processing. The new option for the R&S RTO high-performance oscilloscope from Rohde & Schwarz addresses the complex requirements in the development of electrical components equipped with audio interfaces.

An extensive selection of protocol-specific trigger conditions provides the user with a high degree of flexibility when trying to detect specific data contents. The R&S RTO oscilloscope's hardware-implemented triggers ensure high acquisition rates for fast measurements. Explanatory graphics and links to related settings significantly simplify configuration. Evaluating the test data is also easy. Protocol details in the decoded bus signals are color-coded, and protocol data is summarized. A track function displays the decoded audio signal as an analog waveform. These features allow users to quickly and easily find design problems that cause clipping, glitches and other anomalies.

The R&S RTO-K5 option is now available from Rohde & Schwarz.

Press contacts:
Europe (headquarters): Katrin Wehle, Phone: +49 89 4129 11378, E-mail: press@rohde-schwarz.com
North America: Chris Petrole, Phone: +1 410 910 7836, E-mail: chris.petrole@rsa.rohde-schwarz.com
Asia Pacific: Wen Shi Tong, Phone: +65 6 307-0029, E-mail: WenShi.Tong@rohde-schwarz.com
  
Contacts for readers:
Customer Support Europe, Africa, Middle East: Phone: +49 89 4129 12345, E-mail: customersupport@rohde-schwarz.com
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Customer Support Latin America: Phone: +1 410 910 7988, E-mail: customersupport.la@rohde-schwarz.com
Customer Support Asia: Phone: +65 65130 488, E-mail: customersupport.asia@rohde-schwarz.com
Customer Support China: Phone: +86-800-810-8228 or +86-400-650-5896, E-mail: customersupport.china@rohde-schwarz.com

Rohde & Schwarz
Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation, as well as secure communications. Established more than 75 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 8400 employees and achieved a net revenue of Euros 1.6 billion (US$ 2.2 billion) in fiscal year 2010/2011 (July 2010 to June 2011). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.

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