Teledyne LeCroy launches 10- and 15-GHz TDRs

Teledyne LeCroy launched Teledyne Test Tools (T3), a branded portfolio that adds a comprehensive range of test equipment to the Teledyne LeCroy product offering. Teledyne LeCroy’s two new TDRs, the T3SP10D (10 GHz) and T3SP15D (15 GHz), offer customers a ground-breaking combination of portability, reliability, and functionality at a cost-effective price point.

The T3SP10D (10 GHz) and T3SP15D (15 GHz) TDRs stimulate the DUT with true differential and common-mode signals. This unique combination enables designers of high-speed data channels, test engineers, and field technicians to precisely locate impedance discontinuities that can adversely affect a data signal’s rise times, pulse width, timing, jitter and noise content, resulting in degradation of overall system reliability and functionality.

Using the same open short load (OSL) calibration standards as vector network analyzers, Teledyne LeCroy’s TDRs reach high levels of impedance plot accuracy. With a small form factor, light weight, and optional internal batteries, the instruments can go anywhere in test labs or in the field to measure impedance discontinuities in applications such as ECUs, Automotive Ethernet, and cable testing, and in industries including automotive, aerospace/defense, IC manufacturing, and telecom. They precisely identify and diagnose signal-integrity issues in interconnects, transmission lines, serial-data channels, and cables.

The TDRs offer fast rise times of 50 ps (T3SP10D) and 35 ps (T3SP15D) for fault resolution (in FR4) of 4.2 mm and 3 mm, respectively, at DUT lengths of up to 40 meters. TDR repetition rates of up to 10 MHz rival that of costlier TDRs. The instruments also come equipped with an ESD protection module based on high-performance coaxial RF switches that protect the TDRs’ RF-signal detectors from the input connector when the instrument is not in use, a feature highly valued by users for its potential extension of the instruments’ life span.

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