Real-time oscilloscope hits 65 GHz bandwidth, 100 GHz target for 2013: Page 2 of 3

May 21, 2012 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
LeCroy Corporation recently extended the LabMaster 10 Zi product line to 65 GHz from a previously announced 60 GHz, and unveiled a roadmap to provide 100 GHz of real-time bandwidth in the LabMaster 10 Zi platform. The improvement to 65 GHz is made possible by outstanding results achieved with 8HP SiGe chipsets, which are performing beyond expectations.
utilized by all acquisition modules to provide the highest acquisition precision possible for up to eighty channels. The modular design is "plug-and-play", so no programming, external clocking, clock synchronization, or complex connections between oscilloscopes are required. There is a single display and a single server-class (12-core) central processing unit (CPU) in the MCM-Zi Master Control Module. All acquired channels and processed waveforms from all acquisition modules are displayed in one location for ease of use and understanding of information — just like in a single, conventional oscilloscope. The entire connection and setup of multiple oscilloscope acquisition modules, including fine deskew calibration, takes approximately five to ten minutes. Nothing could be simpler.


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,

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