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Teledyne LeCroy Develops High-Bandwidth, High-Definition Oscilloscope to Support Next-Generation Serial Data Technologies
[September 05, 2023]

Teledyne LeCroy Develops High-Bandwidth, High-Definition Oscilloscope to Support Next-Generation Serial Data Technologies


Teledyne LeCroy, a worldwide leader in advanced oscilloscopes and a business unit of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY), today announced the launch of their new WaveMaster 8000HD high-bandwidth, high-definition oscilloscope platform with models from 20 to 65 GHz of bandwidth and 12 bits of encoding for high-definition vertical resolution. The new WaveMaster 8000HD maintains its unrivaled validation and debug capabilities while adding a new SDA Expert serial data analysis software option for testing next-generation serial data technologies.

"Teledyne LeCroy has a long history of leading the market with innovations in oscilloscopes and we are excited to introduce the next iteration of our WaveMaster platform in response to the industry's evolving needs for higher resolution at higher bandwidths," said Kevin Prusso, General Manager for Teledyne LeCroy. "Building upon the trusted and proven capabilities of its predecessor, the WaveMaster 8000HD doubles bandwidth while also providing industry-leading high-definition resolution and acquisition memory - all critical to effectively characterize next-generation serial data technologies."

"Innovations like artificial intelligence (AI), high performance computing, and ubiquitous computing are driving the unprecedented growth of industry I/O requirements, enabled by serial data links with increased signaling speed and complexity, such as PCI Express 6.0 and USB4 Specification v2.0," said Jim Pappas, Director of Technology Initiatives, Intel Corporation, "making solutions like those from Teledyne LeCroy vital to the continued growth of these applications and ecosystems."

More Bandwidth, Resolution and Acquisition Memory to Address Evolving Needs of Serial Data Technologies

Serial data technologies are increasing in speed, driving the need for higher bandwidth capability. As an example, PCI Express® 6.0 delivers 64 gigatransfers per second (GT/s) data rates (PCIe 5.0 delivered 32 GT/s), while USB4® Specification v2.0 delivers 80 gigabits per second (Gbps) transfers (USB4 V1 delivered 40Gbps). In addition, these technologies are using multi-level pulse amplitude modulation (PAM) signals, which increases the need for higher-resolution captures.

WaveMaster 8000HD more than doubles the available bandwidth and sample rate from the previous model WaveMaster. With an industry-leading 12-bit resolution, the WaveMaster 8000HD offers exceptional signal characterization of the multi-level PAM3 and PAM4 signals used in USB4 Specification v2.0 and PCIe 6.0, respectively. The industry leading 8 gigapoints (Gpts) of acquisition memory further enhances the capabilities of CrossSync PHY, the first and only available solution to link oscilloscopes to protocol analyzers, offering an integrated trigger, capture and view of physical and protocol logic layers of high-speed serial data signals.

"Teledyne LeCroy's high-bandwidth oscilloscopes and compliance tools have been critical to our product development process for testing our next-generation serial interfaces," said Vivek Khanzode, Vice President, Systems Engineering at Marvell Semiconductor. "The ability to link the scopes to our Teledyne LeCroy protocol analyzers is ivaluable for fast root-cause analysis of interoperability problems, increasing confidence and significantly reducing our time to market."



Comprehensive Serial Data Expertise for Characterization and Compliance

The new WaveMaster 8000HD oscilloscopes also provide comprehensive serial data expertise for next-generation serial data technology characterization and compliance verification. The new SDA Expert software option provides simplified expertise with tailored technology analysis for PCIe, USB, DisplayPort and more, as well as powerful PAM and nonreturn-to-zero (NRZ) eye, jitter and link analysis tools. QualiPHY® test packages provide simple compliance test automation for complex high-speed serial data interfaces. This combination of serial data capabilities is especially useful for next-generation PCIe 6.0, USB4, USB4 Specification v2.0, and other USB Type-C technologies.


Exclusive Capabilities to Support Embedded System Debugging

The WaveMaster 8000HD offers several unique capabilities to help meet the need for complex link and high-speed embedded system debugging. These include the ability to:

  • Seamlessly merge the functions of the WaveMaster 8000HD oscilloscope with a Teledyne LeCroy PCIe or USB protocol analyzer using CrossSync™ PHY cross-layer analysis to provide unique insights into high-speed link behaviors.
  • Easily capture low-speed serial data sideband, training and negotiation links, power rails, and other associated signals using nearly every 50 O or 1 MO coupled probe (including passive probes and current probes) offered by Teledyne LeCroy.
  • Utilize any of more than 20 low-speed serial triggers and decoders - making it easier to perform low-speed and high-speed debug using up to 8 Gpts of acquisition memory.

More Information

For more information, visit:
teledynelecroy.com/wavemaster-hd for the WaveMaster 8000HD oscilloscope
teledynelecroy.com/serial-data-jitter for SDA Expert serial data analysis
teledynelecroy.com/pcie-electrical-test for PCI Express electrical testing
teledynelecroy.com/usb-electrical-test/ for USB-C electrical testing
teledynelecroy.com/cross-sync-phy for CrossSync PHY cross-layer analysis

About Teledyne LeCroy

Teledyne LeCroy is a leading manufacturer of advanced oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers, and other test instruments that verify performance, validate compliance, and debug complex electronic systems quickly and thoroughly. Since its founding in 1964, the Company has focused on incorporating powerful tools into innovative products that enhance "Time-to-Insight". Faster time to insight enables users to rapidly find and fix defects in complex electronic systems, dramatically improving time-to-market for a wide variety of applications and end markets. Teledyne LeCroy is based in Chestnut Ridge, New York. For more information, visit Teledyne LeCroy's website at teledynelecroy.com.

© 2023 by Teledyne LeCroy. All rights reserved. Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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