Oscilloscopes target power, auto, embedded apps

Teledyne LeCroy WaveRunner 8000HD High Definition Oscilloscopes
Teledyne LeCroy has unveiled its WaveRunner 8000HD High Definition Oscilloscopes (HDO), which are reportedly the world’s only 8-channel, 12-bit resolution, 2 GHz instruments. (Teledyne LeCroy)

Teledyne LeCroy has unveiled its WaveRunner 8000HD High Definition Oscilloscopes (HDO), which are reportedly the world’s only 8-channel, 12-bit resolution, 2 GHz instruments. The oscilloscopes leverage the company’s HD4096 High Definition technology and a 15.6-in. touchscreen, high channel counts, and 5 Gigapoints of acquisition memory for applications such as high-power/three-phase power conversion, automotive electronics, power integrity and power sequencing, and embedded control systems.

The oscilloscope’s 2 GHz of bandwidth with 12-bit resolution suits demanding embedded control system and power integrity debug requirements. Additionally, 8 channels enable viewing of more signals concurrently for more efficient debug, and more acquisition memory for long-duration and high sample-rate captures. Two scopes can be connected together to function as a single 16-channel acquisition system—especially useful in power conversion applications.  

The instrument’s HD4096 technology provides high resolution and low noise at full bandwidth, unlike competitive instruments that either simply drop a 10- or 12-bit ADC into an 8-bit signal path or use software techniques that sacrifice bandwidth for higher resolution.

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The company’s OscilloSYNC technology teams two WaveRunner 8000HD instruments to view and control 16 synchronized analog channels from a single display and front panel—similar to having a single 16-channel acquisition system.

The oscilloscopes are priced starting at $28,625. They are offered in bandwidths of 350 MHz, 500 MHz, 1 GHz, and 2 GHz; with sample rates up to 10 GS/s; and with up to 1.25 Gigapoints of acquisition memory on each channel (5 Gigapoints interleaved).

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