Rohde & Schwarz wins contract for test equipment in the newly refurbished teaching laboratory

Rohde & Schwarz has won a contract to supply test equipment for the newly refurbished Electronic Engineering teaching laboratory at the University of Essex. With 16,500 students from over 140 countries situated across three campuses, the University of Essex is internationally diverse and rated as one of Britain’s top universities. The new lab is central to the University’s teaching of Electronic Engineering, and is used by undergraduate, MEng and Masters Students.

Professor Anthony Vickers, Head of the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE) at the University of Essex, commented, “We have made a considerable investment in our main teaching laboratory and created a facility that we are truly proud of, which fully meets the expectations of our new cohorts of students. Rohde & Schwarz stood out as delivering exceptional quality, service and measurement performance. Its test solutions are smart and connected, with specific features to help our teaching staff guide the learning experience.”

Phil McCluskey, Sales Engineer, University Business Development, Rohde & Schwarz UK added, “We are delighted that Rohde & Schwarz has been chosen to equip the main teaching lab in one of the UK’s top electronic engineering schools. This laboratory is used by over 450 students a year as they start their careers in this wonderful discipline, and we are excited that they will be learning their subject on Rohde & Schwarz equipment.”

The University of Essex has equipped each workstation with an R&S RTB2000, which offers an oscilloscope plus logic and protocol analyzer, waveform and pattern generator and digital volt-meter in a single compact case. This not only reduces the overall investment in test equipment, but also saves valuable space at each workstation. The built-in web server functionality enables students and lecturers to display their oscilloscope screen content to the classroom and over a network. Other features of the oscilloscope that appeal particularly to students include gesture recognition.

The university has also implemented a lab management software solution with Rohde & Schwarz to streamline lab setup between classes. It automates lab bench assignment and instrument configuration, as well as presenting remote screen content.

The R&S NGE100 DC Power supplies purchased by the University of Essex offer high efficiency combined with low ripple, plus a variety of comfort functions that are not usually found in this class of power supplies. R&S HMC8012 Digital Multimeters are also installed at each workstation.

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