Tuesday, April 24, 2012

LeCroy announces world's fastest real-time oscilloscope with 65 GHz bandwidth

CHESTNUT RIDGE, USA: LeCroy Corp. announced the extension of the LabMaster 10 Zi product line to 65 GHz from a previously announced 60 GHz, and unveils 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.

The world's first 100 GHz real-time oscilloscope using LeCroy's patented Digital Bandwidth Interleave (DBI) technology will be available in calendar year 2013. This technology is used in LeCroy's current product lines to achieve 45 GHz real-time bandwidth, and has been supplied to customers since 2010.

LeCroy's silicon bandwidth advantage is due to years of accumulated experience with widely adopted, mainstream, commercial SiGe processes. LeCroy uses 8HP SiGe, the most recently available process, to obtain 36 GHz on four channels. LeCroy's 65 GHz model and 100 GHz plans are implemented with LeCroy's patented and proven technology path, DBI.

Furthermore, LeCroy's proprietary ChannelSync architecture in the LabMaster 10 Zi oscilloscopes permits precise synchronization of up to eighty silicon-based 36 GHz / 80 GS/s channels and up to forty 65 GHz / 160 GS/s DBI channels -- capability not offered by any other manufacturer -- with a future 100 GHz upgrade path.

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