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LeCroy expands WaveAce oscilloscope series


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LeCroy Corp. has expanded its WaveAce oscilloscope line to include 4 channel models from 60 MHz to 300 MHz and adding a new 2 channel, 40 MHz model.

The 4 channel models provide 10 kpts/ch memory and up to 2 GS/s sample rate; the 40 MHz model provides 4 kpts/ch and a sample rate of up to 500 MS/s. All models offer long memory, color displays, extensive measurement capabilities, and advanced triggering to improve troubleshooting and shorten debug time. With USB host and device ports, plus a LAN connection, the WaveAce oscilloscopes easily connect to a memory stick, PC or printer for saving data or remote control. Combined with the streamlined, time-saving user interface, these features make the WaveAce oscilloscopes the ideal tools for affordable design, debug and troubleshooting from 40 MHz to 300 MHz.

Deep Feature Set for Better Debug
Available in bandwidths of 60 MHz, 100 MHz, 200 MHz and 300 MHz, the new 4 channel models provide a maximum sample rate of 2 GS/s and up to 10 kpts/ch memory or 20 kpts when interleaved. The long memory allows users to capture full sample rate acquisitions that are two to three times longer than the competition. With 32 built-in automated parameters, including advanced timing parameters for skew, phase and edge-to-edge measurements between channels, the WaveAce oscilloscope broadens the ways a user can understand and analyze waveforms. Additional features such as Pass/Fail testing, user definable digital filters and a waveform sequence recorder simplify and shorten debug time.

Remote Control via USB and LAN Ports
A new remote control command set has been implemented in the 4 channel models to make the WaveAce even more useful and versatile than ever before. This modern remote control command set provides access to all of the WaveAce controls, functions and measurements from a remote PC via the rear panel USB or LAN ports. These connections also allow the user to remotely view the waveform display and access a virtual front panel.

Saving and Documenting Results
Documenting results and saving screenshots, waveforms and setups are easy with the WaveAce. Internal storage can hold up to 20 waveforms and 20 setups. Mass storage can be done by connecting a USB memory device directly to the front panel of the oscilloscope. The rear panel USB port allows for direct printer connection to quickly generate hard copies of the screen image.


Easy to Use for Faster Debug
The high performance and large feature set of the WaveAce is controlled by an intuitive user interface with 11 different languages and streamlined front panel. All important controls and menus are accessed from the front panel with a single button press. All position and offsets can be reset by simply pressing the knob, pressing the V/Div knob will switch between fixed and variable gain and pressing the T/div knob will toggle between zoom modes. Buttons on the front panel that open and close menus or switch modes are backlit to let the user know exactly what mode the WaveAce is operating in.

Engineers and technicians who would like to know more can contact ACA TMetrix at (905) 890 2010 or visit www.TMetrix.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 45-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. Company information is available at http://www.lecroy.com.

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