Oscilloscopes boast 12-bit technology with bandwidths from 2.5 to 8 GHz

May 10, 2018 // By Julien Happich
WavePro HD high-definition oscilloscopes from Teledyne LeCroy combine for the first time HD4096 12-bit technology and 8GHz bandwidth for low noise and pristine signal fidelity. With a maximum of 5 Gpoints of fast, responsive, and easily navigable acquisition memory, WavePro HD oscilloscopes also acquire extremely fine waveform details over long periods of time. A deep, powerful toolset quickly exposes underlying system behaviors.

All WavePro HD oscilloscopes feature a large 15.6-inch, 1900 x 1080-pixel capacitive touch screen and the company's powerful MAUI with OneTouch user interface for intuitive, efficient operation. The instruments come in four models with bandwidths from 2.5 GHz to 8 GHz, all featuring sample rates up to 20 GS/s.20 GS/s.

At the heart of WavePro HD is a new 8-GHz chipset comprising a low-noise front-end amplifier and a 12-bit ADC, tightly integrated with a new low-noise, high-bandwidth system architecture. WavePro HD's MAUI advanced user interface makes it easy to find, navigate to, and thoroughly analyze waveform features of interest. The instruments can acquire 250 ms at the full 20-GS/s sample rate, and always with 12-bit resolution.

In WavePro HD, high-resolution analog inputs may be combined with optional mixed-signal oscilloscope (MSO) inputs for capture of a wide range of analog-sensor, digital logic, power-rail, serial-data, and other signals. A full complement of standard analysis tools is augmented by serial-data Trigger, Decode, Measure/Graph, and Eye-Diagram (TDME) options. New 8- and 6-GHz ProBus2 probes connect directly to the WavePro HD, as well as to the 4 GHz ProBus interface on other Teledyne LeCroy oscilloscopes. Additionally, ProBus-compatible probes also work with the new ProBus2 interface without adapters, ensuring compatibility with Teledyne LeCroy’s extensive range of existing probes.