LeCroy, WaveSurfer MXs-B, oscilloscope
LeCroy - 200 MHz – 1 GHz WaveSurfer Oscilloscopes with Class Leading Memory and Sample Rate
News Release from:
28 January 2011
LeCroy today announced the new line of WaveSurfer MXs-B and MSO MXs-B oscilloscopes ranging from 200 MHz to 1 GHz bandwidth. The new oscilloscopes deliver sample rate of up to 10 GS/s and memory of 25 Mpts, as well as feature set enhancements which include a powerful Sequence Mode data acquisition capability. The new sample rate and memory make WaveSurfer the performance leader in its class. This performance along with debug tools such as WaveStream Fast Viewing Mode, WaveScan Search and Find, a wide variety of serial data trigger and decode packages plus the LabNotebook documentation and report generator make WaveSurfer MXs-B an extremely flexible and versatile instrument. Adding to its flexibility the MSO MXs-B models provide 18 digital channels that can sample at 1 GS/s for debugging analog and digital mixed signal systems.
A big display is crucial to understanding circuit behaviors, especially when working with a combination of analog, digital, and serial data signals. WaveSurfer uses a big, bright 10.4 color display to allow room for everything, including time-correlated views of mixed-signal systems and non-time domain analysis. The very small instrument footprint makes it easy to work anywhere.
Sequence Mode for Fast Triggering and Efficient Memory Usage
Capturing complex signals can require different types of acquisition modes, for very slow signals roll mode is helpful, for very fast signals repetitive sample is effective. Sequence mode is a versatile acquisition mode that segments the oscilloscope memory and combines up to 10,000 acquisitions in to a single, sequential waveform. This technique enables capturing of very fast pulses in rapid succession with trigger rates of up to 1.25 million waveforms per second. Additionally, Sequence Mode can be used to optimize memory usage by only capturing data when data is present, ignoring large spans of dead time between pulses or bursts. In the end all the waveforms are displayed and time stamped for further analysis. Sequence mode in combination with the 25 Mpts of memory in WaveSurfer MXs-B enables extremely fast triggering over very long periods of time maintaining a high sample rate throughout ensuring the user always captures the fastest edges or the rarest glitches.
WaveScan™ Advanced Search
WaveScan provides the ability to locate unusual events in a single capture (i.e., capture and search), or “scan” for an event in any acquisitions over a long period of time. Select from more than 20 search modes (frequency, rise time, runt, duty cycle, etc.), apply a search condition and begin scanning. Since the scanning “modes” are not simply copies of the hardware triggers, the utility and capability is much higher. For instance, there is no “ frequency” trigger in any oscilloscope, yet WaveScan allows “frequency” to be quickly “scanned” for. This allows the user to accumulate a data set of unusual events that are separated by hours or days, enabling faster debugging.
LabNotebook Report creation
Now users can efficiently create complete and detailed waveform reports directly in the oscilloscope. An all-in-one solution for annotating and sharing information, LabNotebook simplifies results recording and report generation by eliminating the multi-step processes that often involve several pieces of equipment. LabNotebook enables users to focus on results rather than the process, as it saves all displayed waveforms and the relevant DSO setups with the saved waveform. The user can add freehand notes with a stylus or as text and convert the complete report to pdf, rtf, or html. Reports can then be printed or emailed directly from the scope
Performance without Compromises
Many oscilloscopes offer long memory but going beyond capturing and displaying the data will cause the instruments to bog down and become unresponsive. The WaveSurfer MXs-B and MSO MXs-B oscilloscopes never bog down with long memory, even when displaying FFTs, measurements and serial data decodes. The WaveSurfer architecture allows the user to maintain control over their measurements and never forces them to wait for complex calculations or measurements to complete, with 25 Mpts in the new WaveSurfer MXs-B this is more important than ever before.
Serial Data Trigger and Decode
Debugging serial data busses can be confusing and time consuming. The serial data trigger and decode options for WaveSurfer provide time saving tools for serial bus debug and validation.The serial data trigger will quickly isolate events on a bus eliminating the need to set manual triggers. Protocol decoding is shown directly on the waveform with an intuitive, color-coded overlay and presented in binary, hex or ASCII. Decoding on the WaveSurfer is fast even with long memory and zooming in to the waveform shows precise byte by byte decoding. To further simplify the debug process all decoded data can be displayed in a table below the waveform grid. Selecting an entry in the table with the touch screen will display just that event. Additionally, built-in search functionally will find specific decoded values.
MSO MXs-B and the WaveSurfer MXs-B offers tools for trigger and decode of a broad set of popular serial data signals such as I2C, SPI, UART, CAN, LIN, FlexRay, USB, ARINC 429, MIL-STD-1553, MIPI D-PHY, DigRF3G, and Digital Audio.