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LeCroy Reignites Scope Wars With 100GHz Oscilloscope

7/25/2013 11:00 AM EDT
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Jack.L
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How much ....
Jack.L   8/15/2013 7:41:22 PM
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Very cool technology. The next question becomes "how much"?


I still have a 100MHz Analog scope around collecting dust somewhere, but my 1GHz, 5gsps scope does pretty much everything I need ... for now.

 

I have to imagine the probes and practices for capturing signals at this level is complex as well.

KB3001
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Re: Enthusiastic?
KB3001   7/30/2013 1:30:39 PM
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Too far out of my area of need I am afraid. I am still reasonably happy with my 100MHz scope :-) Great to hear about this breakthrough though.

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Re: and the price tag?
MeasurementBlues   7/29/2013 1:04:01 PM
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If David Jones can afford one, so can you.

>Looking forward to the teardown video on Dave Jone's EEVBlog any day now!

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High-speed scopes
MeasurementBlues   7/29/2013 9:05:00 AM
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LeCroy will surely have a demonstration at DesignCon 2014. I wouldn't be surprised if the company has a billboard on the 101 freeway as you head south from SFO airport to Santa Clara. Only in Silicon Valley.

daleste
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daleste   7/28/2013 6:00:40 PM
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I don't usually need a high speed scope, but it is good to see that progress is being made in this area.  I always enjoy teaching the new engineers about measurement.  When they see a bad signal on a low speed scope, they assume that it is real.  When I have them take a look with a better scope, they understand that the tool they use makes a difference.  As Clint would say, "A man's got to know his limitations."

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JanineLove   7/26/2013 11:04:39 AM
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I know! I'm psched to play with it as well.

JanineLove
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Re: and the price tag?
JanineLove   7/26/2013 11:03:55 AM
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Unfortunately, this is still in the prototype stage, so we are a ways off from knowing pricing...I'll keep you posted though.

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MBadgero   7/25/2013 4:57:28 PM
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This is great!  My O-scope isn't good to 100MHz.  I'm sure it will be awhile before this is affordable, but it a big step on the way to looking at terahertz waves.

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and the price tag?
jdesbonnet   7/25/2013 3:59:47 PM
I think this is a classic case of "if you have to ask the price, you can't afford it" :-)  Looking forward to the teardown video on Dave Jone's EEVBlog any day now!

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Enthusiastic?
JanineLove   7/25/2013 2:11:58 PM
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Are you enthusiastic about this news, or is this too far out of your area of need for a scope? I'm working to find out more about the design challenges in creating this prototype. More info when I have it.

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