CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LeCroy Corporation (NASDAQ: LCRY), a leading supplier of oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers and signal integrity test solutions, today announced deployment of the industry's first 36 GHz 8HP silicon-germanium (SiGe) chipset. This advanced new chipset capability combines with LeCroy's patented Digital Bandwidth Interleave (DBI) technology and LabMaster Zi ChannelSync architecture to deliver 60 GHz of bandwidth in the new LabMaster 10 Zi oscilloscope, nearly double the real-time bandwidth of competitive manufacturers. The LabMaster 10 Zi oscilloscope is available in a variety of models offering bandwidths from 25 GHz to 60 GHz.
The LabMaster 10 Zi also delivers breakthrough performance in "bandwidth density," which refers to the number of fully synchronized high-bandwidth channels available to the user. The LabMaster 10 Zi provides ten times the bandwidth density of competitive solutions with up to twenty channels at 36 GHz and up to ten channels at 60 GHz."Our strategy has been to establish and leverage LeCroy's reputation as the performance leader in the most demanding super-high-end segment of the oscilloscope market," said LeCroy President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Reslewic. "In that market, cutting edge products are sought for the world's most demanding research and development applications. Our newly developed 36 GHz SiGe chipset, coupled with our unique and innovative DBI technology, allows us to make a significant performance leap with our new LabMaster 10 Zi series of real-time oscilloscopes." "The LabMaster 10 Zi catapults us past our competition in terms of bandwidth and channel-count," said Reslewic. "High-end oscilloscopes often achieve high bandwidth at the expense of channel-count. For example, the highest performing competitive oscilloscopes in the market today offer only two fully synchronized channels at approximately 32 GHz bandwidth. A single LabMaster 10 Zi module provides four channels at 36 GHz bandwidth and further provides the ability to link up to five modules to provide 20 fully synchronized high-bandwidth channels. LeCroy's commitment to providing best-in-class high-end oscilloscope solutions is fully embodied in the new LabMaster 10 Zi."