Rohde & Schwarz debuts audio analyzers for production use
Matthew Yiu- May 25, 2010Offering two, four, or eight channels, the UPP200/400/800 series of audio analyzers from Rohde & Schwarz reduces measurement times in production environments by performing parallel measurements on all channels. What's more, multiple analyzers can be cascaded to test as many as 48 analog measurement channels.
Manufacturers of audio equipment of any type can achieve higher throughput on their production lines with the UPP200/400/800 series of medium-priced analyzers. The 2U height of the instruments also saves space in crowded racks.
Depending on test requirements, up to five slave instruments can be connected to a master through cascading. This configuration operates like a measuring instrument with a maximum of 48 channels. For example, all channels of a 16-channel sound system can be measured in a single step using two 8-channel analyzers. Alternatively, one UPP800 can be used to simultaneously test up to eight single-channel DUTs.
Each of the audio analyzers includes a built-in computer, allowing all operations to run in the base unit. This means the controller of the test system does not need to be equipped with software to control the analyzer. The compact units do not come with a graphical user interface. However, you can connect a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to create a standalone instrument.
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