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Publication Date: 08/1/2012
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LeCroy: New 10GBASE-R and 40/100GBASE-R Test Tool Lineup
Multiple tests on oscilloscope.
Chestnut Ridge, NY — LeCroy Corporation has introduced software and hardware test solutions for 10GBase-R and 40/100GBase-R4 Ethernet. The full lineup includes the LabMaster 10 Zi real-time oscilloscopes with 4 channels at up to 36GHz bandwidth (expandable to 80 channels), the industry's first 10Gb/s optical-to-electrical (O/E) converter for use with real-time oscilloscopes, automated compliance software packages for SFI/SFP+ and 10GBase-KR, new SDAIII-CompleteLinQ multi-lane serial data and crosstalk analysis toolsets, and the SierraNet M408 protocol test system.

These new tools provide the most complete compliance, debug and analysis capability from single-lane electrical Ethernet through multi-lane optical signaling.

Early 10Gb/s electrical and optical development was validated using sampling oscilloscopes. However, sampling oscilloscopes lack the ability to acquire contiguous data, and are unable to perform the necessary pattern-based random and deterministic jitter decomposition. As 10Gb/s speeds become more widely deployed, and as real-time oscilloscopes have become available with equal or greater bandwidth than sampling oscilloscopes, engineers have come to prefer a real-time oscilloscope for 10Gb/s system validation and debug. The new release provides four channels from 25 to 36GHz bandwidth, with modular expandability up to 80 channels using ChannelSync architecture. This makes the instruments suitable for four (or more) lane acquisition and analysis using direct cabled inputs four differential signals common in 40GBASE systems. Furthermore, as users migrate to 28Gb/s speeds, the LabMaster 10 Zi acquisition modules can be upgraded to as much as 65GHz of bandwidth.

Contact: LeCroy Corp., 700 Chestnut Ridge Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977-6499 800-553-2769 or 845-425-2000 fax: 845-578-5985 E-mail: Web:

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