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.
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).