The R&S®UPV audio analyzer – the high-end instrument
from Rohde & Schwarz – has held a solid position in all audio
T&M applications for years. Measurement accuracy and
dynamic range at the limits of what is possible, combined
with unique measurement capabilities, make the R&S®UPV
ideal primarily for research, development and
quality assurance tasks.
Many audio applications do not place such high requirements
on dynamic range and versatility. The emphasis in
production is often on high throughput, and the cost of
production test assemblies also plays a major role. When
testing consumer audio equipment, multichannel devices
of surround-sound systems must also be measured using
state-of-the-art interfaces such as HDMI.
This is where
the R&S®UPP audio analyzer family comes into its own.
Depending on the model, two, four or eight channels are
processed in parallel; and by cascading multiple instruments,
users can simultaneously trigger up to 48 measurement
channels, which cuts down on measurement time.
The compact cost-efficient R&S®UPP audio analyzer is
designed for system applications. It features low height,
and comes without front-panel control elements or integrated
display. The instrument can be remote-controlled
via LAN, USB or IEC/IEEE bus. In combination with an external
monitor, mouse and keyboard, it becomes a manually
operable measuring instrument for a lab bench. It has
an integrated control PC, and the required software is already
installed. Users can start taking measurements right
Featuring the same operating philosophy and remote
control, the R&S®UPV and R&S®UPP audio analyzers are
a strong team: They provide the optimal solution for both
R & D and production, respectively, and harmonize well together,
for example when instrument settings or measurement
routines have to be exchanged.