LeCroy Announces WaveRunner, WaveSurfer M-Type 1 GHz Oscilloscopes

LeCroy® Corporation introduces two M-Type 1 GHz oscilloscopes that provide the highest signal fidelity, most complete measurement capability, and best raw performance in the 1 GHz bandwidth class. Available in the popular WaveRunner® and WaveSurfer® product series, the M-Type oscilloscopes bring LeCroy’s award-winning large display/small footprint, 5 GS/s sampling rate and form factor to 1 GHz oscilloscopes.

Each oscilloscope comes standard with a full set of analysis tools, including WaveScan(TM), an advanced search and analysis feature, WaveStream(TM), a fast viewing mode, and LabNotebook(TM), a unique tool for documentation and report generation. Whether looking at the frequency spectrum, analyzing jitter, or performing mixed signal measurements, the M-Type instruments combine high performance and ease of use with the best tools for understanding and validating a design.

Two models are available in two models. The LeCroy WaveRunner MXi is the most capable oscilloscope available in its class. With a maximum sample rate of 10 Gigasamples/second and a standard 12.5 Mpts/Ch of memory (interleaving to 25 Mpts/Ch), the WaveRunner MXi, can accommodate a variety of analysis tools and application programs, such as Tracks, Histograms, long memory FFTs, user-defined functions, mixed signal options, power device analysis, jitter and timing analysis, and a host of other applications. The X-Stream architecture ensures that memory processing is performed effortlessly, without interfering with the oscilloscope’s operation.

The WaveSurfer MXs offers 5 Gigasamples per second on each channel with 10 Mpts/Ch memory. It emphasizes strong fundamentals for lab and bench oscilloscope use. Advanced triggering helps an engineer find rare events and glitches, while the built-in HDTV trigger speeds the design of new products. The oscilloscope comes complete with an advanced math package, including one million point FFTs.

“The M-Type oscilloscopes bring the advanced problem-solving abilities of the latest LeCroy oscilloscopes to engineers performing tasks ranging from everyday needs to advanced debug and analysis,” says Dan Monopoli, product marketing manager. “The collection of tools, features and functions packed into this small 6″ deep instrument with large 10.4″ touch screen make these truly unique oscilloscopes.”

In addition, all M-Type oscilloscopes are compatible with optional low-speed serial triggering and decode packages to help engineers quickly analyze I2C, SPI, UART, RS-232, CAN, LIN and FlexRay protocols through the use of easy to read transparent overlays, search/zoom capabilities, and tabular displays. M-Type oscilloscopes are also hot-plug ready for LeCroy’s 36-channel Mixed Signal Oscilloscope (MSO).

Find it, Understand it — WaveScan Locates Problems Faster
The best trigger won’t find all unusual events – a more powerful capability is needed. LeCroy’s WaveScan provides the ability to locate unusual events in a single capture, or scan for an event in many acquisitions over a long period of time. Users can select from nearly 20 search modes (pulse width, frequency, rise time, runt, duty cycle, etc.), apply a search condition (>, < , in a range, or outside of a range, set a value with limits, etc.), and begin scanning and inspecting unusual events. In a single acquisition, WaveScan will identify the failure with a red box, and list the values in a table. A user can then zoom to view or apply additional analysis tools for complete debugging.

LabNotebook — Instant Report Generation
After tests are performed, LeCroy’s M-Type oscilloscopes simply and easily document results. Saving all displayed waveforms, relevant settings, and screen images is done with a single button, eliminating the need to navigate multiple menus to save all these files independently. LabNotebook also permits customizing reports to fit into any design verification dataset. Once a measurement is made, it’s easy to document and share the information.

The US list price for the new WaveSurfer MXs oscilloscope is $11,990. The new WaveRunner MXi is $14,390. Delivery is 4-6 weeks ARO. Engineers and technicians who would like to know more can contact LeCroy at 1-800-5LeCroy (1-800-553-2769) or visit www.lecroy.com

About LeCroy
LeCroy Corporation is a worldwide leader in serial data test solutions, creating advanced instruments that drive product innovation by quickly measuring, analyzing, and verifying complex electronic signals. The Company offers high-performance oscilloscopes, serial data analyzers, and global communications protocol test solutions used by design engineers in the computer and semiconductor, data storage device, automotive and industrial, and military and aerospace markets. LeCroy’s 40-year heritage of technical innovation is the foundation for its recognized leadership in “WaveShape Analysis”—capturing, viewing, and measuring the high-speed signals that drive today’s information and communications technologies. LeCroy is headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York.