Rohde & Schwarz, parent company of oscilloscope maker HAMEG, will cease using the HAMEG name. From here on, all HAMEG oscilloscopes will bear the R&S name only. HAMEG-made instruments had been carrying both company names but now that Rohde & Schwarz has established itself as a major player in the oscilloscope market, the company has decided to drop the HAMEG name. R&S acquired HAMEG in 2005.
The HAMEG operations will continue to operate as HAMEG Instruments GmbH, a subsidiary of R&S. Its products will be marketed as the value line of R&S. According to a press release, "Using the Rohde & Schwarz logo is also the logical continuation of the Value Instruments initiative, where the two companies' portfolios of reliable precision instruments in the entry-level price segment are marketed together under the Value Instruments label."
The first new product made by HAMEG to carry the R&S name only is the R&S®HMO1002 Digital Oscilloscope, which comes in 50 MHz, 70 MHz, and 100 MHz models. Sample rate is 1 Gsample/s with 1 Msample waveform memory.
R&S®HMO1002 Digital Oscilloscope
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