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High-bandwidth oscilloscope

2 May 2012 Test & Measurement

LeCroy announced the deployment of high bandwidth and high sample rate silicon technologies in the LabMaster 10 Zi oscilloscopes. When combined with LeCroy’s Digital Bandwidth Interleave (DBI) and LabMaster ChannelSync architecture, this advanced new chipset enables impressive performance figures.

DBI technology allows extension of the silicon-based 36 GHz bandwidth and 80 GSps sample rate to 60 GHz and 160 GSps by combining two 36 GHz channels. ChannelSync technology permits precise synchronisation of up to 20 silicon-based 36 GHz/80 GSps channels and up to ten 60 GHz/160 GSps DBI channels.

The instruments boast analysis memory of 1024 Mpts/ch, high bandwidth channel density (four channels at 36 GHz in a single acquisition module) and trigger bandwidth of 30 GHz. Jitter noise floor is a low 100 fsrms for the 50 and 60 GHz models. Rise time (20-80%) is 5,5 ps for the 60 GHz model, and 9,75 ps for the 36 GHz model.

Additionally, a 14,1 Gbps 80-bit serial pattern trigger with support for 8b/10b and 64b/66b symbol triggering and PCI Express Generation 3.0 is optionally available for LabMaster 10 Zi models. This trigger enhances high-speed serial data debugging by providing the ability to isolate errors to specific symbols and PCI Express link layer.

To meet a variety of industry needs, LeCroy is also announcing models with silicon-based 25 and 30 GHz of bandwidth, each with 80 GSps sampling rate on each channel. A model with 50 GHz of bandwidth and 160 GSps of sample rate on two channels is also available. This model also has silicon-based 36 GHz performance.

Standard memory is 20 Mpts/ch (on all four channels, doubled when channels are bandwidth interleaved) with memory options of 32, 64, 128, 256 and 512 Mpts/ch.

Target applications include high-speed data transfer and communication such as 28–32 Gbps SERDES, multi-lane serial data (40/100 GbE, PCIe Gen3), and optical coherent modulation communications. The instrument is also suited for defence and aerospace applications where high channel count and high bandwidth are required.

The LabMaster 10 Zi is available to rent from Comtest.

For more information contact Comtest, +27 (0)11 608 8520, info@comtest.co.za, www.comtest.co.za



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