LeCroy uprates fastest scopes for high-speed electrical and optical tests

April 13, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Teledyne LeCroy has added enhancements to the two highest performance oscilloscope product lines in the company’s portfolio, the 30 GHz WaveMaster 8 Zi in 2009 and the 100 GHz LabMaster 10 Zi.

The LabMaster 10 Zi-A delivers improved performance in effective number of bits and baseline noise along with the industry leading jitter measurement floor. The WaveMaster 8 Zi-B features increased sample rate, lower noise, enhanced processing capabilities and the latest version of Teledyne LeCroy’s advanced oscilloscope user interface, MAUI.

The LabMaster 10 Zi-A series includes improvements in signal fidelity and noise performance, underpinning LeCroy’s claim of leadership in jitter measurement floor, bandwidth (100 GHz), sample rate (240 GHz) and intrinsic (sample clock) jitter (50 fsec). The LabMaster 10 Zi-A’s modular ChannelSync architecture lets users build oscilloscopes with up to 80 channels, with better than 130 fsec channel-to-channel jitter. Serial data and optical modulation measurement toolkits, including SDAIII-CompleteLinQ and Optical-LinQ provide for advanced analysis. A new PAM4 analysis package is the first software package available for real-time oscilloscope analysis of systems using PAM4 signalling.

The WaveMaster 8 Zi-B enhances the capabilities of its predecessor with lower noise, higher sampling rates, deeper acquisition memory, and the next generation of Teledyne LeCroy's MAUI oscilloscope user interface. SDA 8 Zi-B Serial Data Analyser models are configured for testing today's high-speed electronics systems, with the most advanced eye and jitter analysis toolkit, additional acquisition memory, and a true hardware serial data trigger. When coupled with Teledyne LeCroy's comprehensive set of standard-specific analysis options, the SDA 8Zi-B tests, characterises and debugs USB3.1, PCI Express, DDR memory, MIPI M-PHY and D-PHY, and many other applications.

Teledyne LeCroy; www.teledynelecroy.com