News release

Date: 6th October 2011

Rohde & Schwarz is twice nominated for 2011 Elektra Awards

Company receives a double nomination in the leading European Electronics Industry Awards - in the Test Product of the Year category and also for the Educational Support Award

October 6th 2011 - Rohde & Schwarz UK today announced that it has been nominated for no less than two Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards. In the Test Product of the Year category, Rohde & Schwarz’ FSW spectrum and signal analyser is among the six products shortlisted to contest the top spot, whilst Rohde & Schwarz’ longstanding University support programme has been highlighted as a contender for the Educational Support Award. The awards ceremony, which is organised by the UK’s leading electronics news title Electronics Weekly, will take place in London on 14th December.

A panel of independent judges chose to shortlist the recently released FSW analyser, which boasts the highest performance RF and microwave spectrum/signal analysis capabilities in the world. Twenty times faster and with 10dB better phase noise than any other analyser yet produced, the FSW is also unique in its ability to capture and analyse multiple signals in one shot. As befits an instrument that is required to run 24/7 in a lab environment, the FSW doesn’t compromise performance by consuming more power – it actually uses a third of the power required by any equivalent instrument.

Referring to the inclusion of the FSW on Elektra’s shortlist, Frank Mackel, Managing Director of Rohde & Schwarz UK commented: “This is a particularly exciting start for an instrument that promises to set new benchmarks in performance, innovation and usability in the test and measurement industry.” He added: “Meanwhile, by shortlisting Rohde & Schwarz UK’s University programme, the Elektra Awards gives valuable peer recognition for our support for teaching laboratories and research departments – the future, as we see it, of the European electronics industry.”

Rohde & Schwarz UK has supported UK and Irish Universities for many years with generous discounts, equipment loans, student placement schemes, prize givings and donations. The company also has a sponsored lab program offering an additional level of support. Phil McCluskey, Rohde & Schwarz UK’s University Programme Manager explains: “Our sponsored lab program recognises the value of time when it comes to actively engaging with our University partners. For example, by participating in Industrial Liaison schemes, providing letters of support for grant applications and helping to enthuse the next generation of students with technology presentations, relevant teaching materials and access to our experts.”

About Rohde & Schwarz (
Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation, as well as secure communications. Established more than 75 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries.
It has approx. 8400 employees and achieved a net revenue of € 1.6 billion (US$ 2.2 billion) in fiscal year 2010/2011 (July 2010 to June 2011). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.

Steven Edwards
Email: Steven.edwards[at]rohde-schwarz[dot]com
Tel: 0044 1252 818832

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