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Oscilloscopes with Long Memory, High Sample Rate and Large Display

LeCroy Corporation announces two lines of its popular WaveAce oscilloscope series - the WaveAce 1000 and WaveAce 2000. WaveAce 1000 oscilloscopes feature a sample rate of up to 1 GS/s with 2 Mpts of memory in two-channel models from 40 MHz to 100 MHz. WaveAce 2000 oscilloscopes deliver sample rates of up to 2 GS/s and 24 kpts of memory, and are available in two- and four-channel models from 70 MHz up to 300 MHz.

All new WaveAce oscilloscopes feature a large 7” widescreen display and powerful debug tools, such as 32 automatic measurements, waveform math capabilities, pass/fail mask testing, large internal storage, remote control, and waveform recorder. Integration with LeCroy’s logic analyzer and waveform generators provides expanded debug and testing capabilities.

With 32 automatic measurements standard, WaveAce simplifies making measurements. The 7” widescreen display can show up to five measurements without crowding the waveform display, or show all 32 at once with the measurement dashboard. A wide range of advanced timing parameters provide insight to the relationship between signals on two different channels. WaveAce oscilloscopes provide five math functions, including Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide and FFT, for additional analysis. The FFT can be viewed using four different windows and two different vertical scales for a flexible view of the frequency domain. Built-in pass/fail mask testing allows for quick identification of problems and highlights when they have occurred.

Saving and recalling waveforms and setups from internal memory can significantly shorten test and debug time. Many oscilloscopes do not provide enough internal storage space, forcing the user to rely on external USB storage. The WaveAce has internal storage to save up to 20 waveforms, 20 setups and two reference waveforms.

All WaveAce models provide a USB host port on the front panel for saving screen images, waveforms and setups to a memory stick. A rear panel USB device port allows for connection to a PC or printer. Connecting and communicating with a PC is simplified with LeCroy’s WaveStudio software that provides full access to the oscilloscope’s display, measurement, waveform data and front panel controls.

The WaveAce 1000 and WaveAce 2000 go beyond the capabilities of a typical oscilloscope in their class, as both are easily integrated with the LogicStudio 16 logic analyzer or the WaveStation function/arbitrary waveform generators. When connected to the same PC, the LogicStudio 16 and the WaveAce turn any PC into a mixed signal oscilloscope. Tools for capturing, viewing and measuring analog, digital and serial bus signals are integrated on one screen. LogicStudio offers 16 channels, 100 MHz and up to 1 GS/s logic analysis with I2C, SPI and UART triggering and decoding. Connecting a WaveAce oscilloscope and a WaveStation to the same PC enables transferring real-world signals captured on a WaveAce to the WaveStation to be easily recreated later. Signals saved to the WaveStation can be edited with the PC editing software using a variety of math, filtering or point-by-point editing tools.

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