28 Gb/s true-hardware serial trigger
A 28 Gb/s serial pattern trigger is available with support for up to 80-bit non-return to zero (NRZ) serial patterns, 8b/10b and 64b/66b symbols, and PCI Express Generation 3.0 protocol. This is in addition to the previously announced 14.1 Gb/s serial trigger with identical NRZ, symbol and protocol support. Both of these are true-hardware FPGA-based triggers that provide real-time monitoring of the acquisition stream and capture specific serial data traffic as defined by the user. This trigger is able to isolate errors to specific bit patterns or symbols and is more sophisticated and useful compared to a "software-trigger".
Multi-lane serial data analysis and crosstalk/noise analysis
At DesignCon 2012 in Santa Clara, California, LeCroy previewed the ability to display eye diagrams, histograms, bathtub curves, jitter measurements, and so on on four lanes simultaneously with reference/compare capability. Additionally, the crosstalk/analysis application package was previewed. These capabilities have been beta-tested and will be available to customers in July of 2012. These capabilities are ideally suited to customers who are testing four lanes of electrical serial data, such as 40 GbE (4 x 10 Gb/s) or 100 GbE (4 x 25 or 28 Gb/s) and who need the ability to visually assess multiple lanes simultaneously for crosstalk infringement,