WaveSurfer range extends to 10 GS/s sample rate - Embedded.com

WaveSurfer range extends to 10 GS/s sample rate

The WaveSurfer MXs-B and MSO MXs-B oscilloscopes from LeCroy range from 200 MHz to 1 GHz bandwidth and 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 MSO MXs-B models provide 18 digital channels that can sample at 1 GS/s for debugging analog and digital mixed signal systems. The 10.4 inch color display can show time-correlated views of mixed-signal systems and non-time domain analysis.

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 fast pulses in rapid succession with trigger rates of up to 1.25 million waveforms per second.

It can also 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.

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. WaveScan allows 'frequency' to be quickly scanned for allowing the user to  accumulate a data set of unusual events that are separated by hours or days, enabling faster debugging.

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

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.

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.

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