Passive broadband probe offers a bandwidth of 8 GHz.

February 27, 2013 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Rohde & Schwarz has added the rugged, passive RT ZZ80 broadband probe to its portfolio, which offers a bandwidth of 8 GHz.

When analyzing electronic circuits, passive broadband probes such as the RT-ZZ80 are a cost-efficient, rugged alternative to active, high bandwidth probes. They are well-suited for testing transmission lines with low impedance (20 Ohm to 100 Ohm).

Users in the most diverse of industries, from consumer electronics to medical engineering and A&D, can use the RT-ZZ80 to perform precision analyses on electronic circuits. The probe excels wherever the timing of fast signals must be measured accurately.

The company's portfolio of probes now offers an ideal probe for every broadband application. The family of differential broadband probes includes the top-of-the-line RT ZD40 model (4.5 GHz bandwidth) which features high input impedance of 1 MOhm at very low capacitive loading. The single-ended probes from company, including the high end RT-ZS60 (6 GHz bandwidth), make it possible to test ground referenced signals, even at high amplitudes of up to 8 V.