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Teledyne LeCroy


Teledyne LeCroy has published these technical articles:

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The empirical and eponymous Moore's Law1 claims that transistor density doubles every 18 months. Since transistor speed is roughly proportional to linear density, it implies that transistor speeds... (View Full Article)
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Signal Integrity engineers are typically simulating systems using simulation models and measuring signals in systems using instruments. Often, during the design process, simulated models are replaced... (View Full Article)
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This paper addresses the use of the linear equalizer.... (View Full Article)
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This paper provides an overview of the IsoBER technology, and explains how it can be applied for detailed insight into serial data applications.... (View Full Article)
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MATLAB is a software environment used by over 1,000,000 users world-wide in various industries and at more than 3,500 colleges and universities. Its high-level language and interactive environment... (View Full Article)
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Using any of several tools and techniques on a digital oscilloscope, you can locate an elusive waveform, set up a trigger, and capture the event.... (View Full Article)
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The Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) converts time domain waveforms, acquired in an oscilloscope, into frequency domain spectra. This al-lows the oscilloscope to provide the same kind of information... (View Full Article)
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The Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) has become a standard feature on most modern oscilloscopes. It permits oscilloscope users to view the frequency spectrum of a signal as well as the time domain trace.... (View Full Article)
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A 56-Gbaud (224-Gb/s line rate) polarization-division multiplexed quadrature phase shift keyed (PDM-QPSK) signal is transmitted over 2,500 km (32 x 80 km) of fiber and is coherently detected using an... (View Full Article)
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Oscilloscopes have been used extensively to analyze the jitter performance of serial data links providing estimates (measurements) of total jitter as well as its "random" and "deterministic" parts.... (View Full Article)
(Power Generation and Storage)
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With the increasing cost of energy and awareness of environmental considerations, power saving is becoming more and more critical. Power saving has always been critical for mobile devices, but now... (View Full Article)
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Two new tools that operate in LeCroy scopes - Equalizer Emulation and Virtual Probing - are provided for dealing with difficult test and measurement problems in measurements of equalized systems.... (View Full Article)
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With the explosive growth in the use of microcontrollers, engineers who design products in fields ranging from computers to industrial electronics need to test and debug circuits that include... (View Full Article)
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This Technical Brief show how to use LeCroy's Protocol Test Card (PTC) for PCI Express® systems to exercise the platform BIOS to ensure that it properly detects and initializes PCI Express... (View Full Article)
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Cable De-Embedding is a standard feature on all LeCroy SDA 7 Zi Series Oscilloscopes. This feature enables the user to remove the effects of a cable from their measurements.... (View Full Article)
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Many chips and devices send information or are controlled by a serial data bus. Even if you are not designing the serial data path, you may end up testing the correct operation of your device by... (View Full Article)
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Jitter is defined as the timing uncertainty of an edge. In order to determine the timing uncertainty of a serial data signal edge, this edge must be compared to a reference clock edge. For most high... (View Full Article)
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An oscilloscope's segmented acquisition memory lets you isolate signal anomalies and increase screen update rate.... (View Full Article)
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External triggering is a valuable function for any protocol analyzer, enabling the analyzer to work synchronously with other test equipment.... (View Full Article)
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There is much industry confusion regarding how eye patterns look when measured by scopes. This confusion is related to the characteristics of serial data and the characteristics of scopes. This paper... (View Full Article)
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This paper is an extension of last years paper entitled "Eye Pattern Measurements in Scopes". Last years paper pointed out the effects of bandwidth, roll-off rate, flatness, and group delay... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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Beginning with firmware release 5.7.2.1, several series of LeCroy oscilloscopes include a new remote control option: LXI, or LAN eXtensions for Instrumentation. LXI is the latest industry standard for... (View Full Article)
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With increasing transfer rates and lower jitter margins, the performance of clock generation circuits has become of increasing importance. A key measurement of the performance of clock circuits is... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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Most users prefer a large oscilloscope display to a small display. Large displays are easier to view and provide more flexibility. Recent advances in display quality have allowed 10.4" displays to... (View Full Article)
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The very high bit rates employed by next-generation serial data standards extend well into the microwave region. For example, the upcoming highspeed Universal Serial Bus (USB3.0) supports transfer... (View Full Article)
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Parameters are essential tools for measurement in today's oscilloscopes, but parameter histograms and tracks add powerful diagnostic capabilities. Why Parameter Histograms and Tracks are Essential To... (View Full Article)
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Performing measurements on burst waveforms is an application that shows the depth of LeCroy Oscilloscopes capabilities.... (View Full Article)
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Multi-lane serial data links are susceptible to crosstalk from adjacent lanes as well as external aggressors. The resulting interference increases the jitter and noise on the victim lanes and can... (View Full Article)
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Multi-lane serial data links are susceptible to crosstalk from adjacent lanes as well as external aggressors. The resulting interference increases the jitter and noise on the victim lanes and can... (View Full Article)
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This application note details the procedure to setup the LeCroy SATA Device exerciser to send the SATA Built-In-Self-Test (BIST) command to a SATA host adapter. This is typically required when the... (View Full Article)
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USB 3.0 early adopters will begin testing the next-generation peripheral interconnect (known as SuperSpeed USB) later this year. Promising ten times the speed of USB 2.0 and backward compatibility... (View Full Article)
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LeCroy's SDA II Serial Data Analysis Package includes revised jitter calculation methods and enhancements to the SDA user interface and feature set. In SDA II, the jitter calculation methods now... (View Full Article)
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This application note provides all the information required to get your LeCroy oscilloscope up and running with LabVIEW.... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition)
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Signal Integrity engineers are typically simulating systems using simulation models and measuring signals in systems using instruments. Often, during the design process, simulated models are replaced... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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The application running the graphical user interface of LeCroy Windows-based oscilloscopes is a COM Automation Server, and can be controlled from a networked PC using DCOM. To enable DCOM... (View Full Article)