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Publication Date: 10/1/2009
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LeCroy Intros Mixed Signal 'Scopes
Mixed signal 'scope for embedded systems.
Chestnut Ridge, NY — LeCroy Corporation has launched a new line of mixed signal oscilloscopes, the MSO Xs-A series. The new MSO offers 4 analog plus 18 digital channels with 10 Mpts/ch memory on all 22 channels simultaneously.

The instrument is available in 400MHz, 600MHz and 1GHz analog bandwidth with a maximum digital input frequency of 250MHz. The unit's processing power enables math, measurement and serial data decoding on even the longest capture times. In addition, the new oscilloscope includes advanced triggering capabilities which easily isolate and trigger on runts, glitches or changes in slew rate. The Qualified AB event trigger permits arming the trigger on a specific event and triggering on a following event.

The touch screen interface, unique in this class of instrument, is easy to use and simplifies setting up digital channel groupings and pattern triggers; eliminating the pushbuttons and scroll knobs required by other mixed signal oscilloscopes (MSOs). Features such as WaveStream Fast Viewing Mode, WaveScan Search And Find, and serial data trigger and decode capabilities all combine to make the MSO Xs-A a powerful, flexible MSO.

Embedded systems have a wide range of analog, digital and serial data signals, all of which need to be viewed on a 'scope to ensure proper system timing and operation. The MSO Xs-A provides a variety of tools to speed up and simplify the debugging process. Automated measurements can be used to analyze analog or digital channels while cursors can read out analog voltage and digital bus values simultaneously. The available I2C, SPI, UART, RS-232, CAN, LIN and Digital Audio serial decode options provide color-coded overlays of bus values, search capabilities and a tabular view of all bus traffic. These decodes can be used on digital lines to save the valuable analog channels for important analog sensor or power supply signals.

All oscilloscopes in this series include high impedance, low capacitance passive probes and a digital leadset but the MSO Xs-A also supports a wide range of other probes for a variety of applications. High impedance active probes like the ZS1000 and ZS1500 offer probe bandwidths up to 1.5 GHz at an affordable price. Differential probes like the ADP300 and ADP305 provide an easy way to probe switching power supplies. High voltage passive probes up to 20kV and current probes up to 500A round out the line.

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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