Oscilloscopes operate in 400 MHz to 2 GHz bandwidth range.

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WaveRunner Xi-A Series devices include WaveRunner digital oscilloscopes, M-Type Oscilloscopes, and Vehicle Bus Analyzers that incorporate X-Stream(TM) II hardware to optimize acquisition and display speed. They also include TriggerScan(TM) rare event capture technology to optimize debug and analysis. Featuring motherboard with Intel® Core(TM)2 Duo processor, systems also offer LAN eXtension for Instrumentation that provides connectivity and control for automated test systems.

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LeCroy Launches the WaveRunner Xi-A Series Oscilloscopes, New Architecture Maximizes Speed and Performance

Chestnut Ridge, NY, February 3, 2009 - LeCroy Corporation today announced the launch of the new line of WaveRunner digital oscilloscopes, M-Type Oscilloscopes, and Vehicle Bus Analyzers-the WaveRunner Xi-A Series. Leveraging the innovations and industrial design developed for the recently launched WavePro 7 Zi and WaveMaster 8 Zi oscilloscopes, the WaveRunner Xi-A series of oscilloscopes deliver speed, performance, and analysis capabilities beyond anything in the 400 MHz to 2 GHz bandwidth range. The WaveRunner Xi-A incorporates new X-Stream(TM) II hardware architecture to increase acquisition and display speed, TriggerScan(TM) rare event capture technology to improve debug and analysis, a new Spectrum Analyzer option to effectively debug in the frequency domain, and new connectivity and control options with LXI (LAN eXtension for Instrumentation) for automated test systems. The striking black and silver industrial design incorporates a large, bright display and a space-efficient footprint, and is available on all models which range from 400 MHz to 2 GHz.

The LeCroy WaveRunner Xi-A is the latest generation of the popular WaveRunner Xi oscilloscope platform, the most capable instrument available in its class. The combination of WaveRunner Xi power and flexibility with new architecture advances first tested and validated in LeCroy's revolutionary Zi oscilloscopes provides the WaveRunner Xi-A with the fastest acquisition and most responsive front panel in its class. The PC system in the WaveRunner Xi-A boasts a new motherboard, augmented with an Intel® Core(TM)2 Duo processor, faster RAM, and a faster hard drive. This results in a 40-70% speed improvement over competitive units in deep memory analysis, and serial data decoding. The software improvements also incorporate key elements of X-Stream II architecture, providing preview and abort capabilities that permit the user instant control of the oscilloscope without any hold-off or delay.

Fast Throughput with X-Stream II Streaming Architecture

Designed for long memory operation and responsiveness, X-Stream II technology enables high throughput of data. This architecture uses variable waveform segment lengths to improve CPU cache memory efficiency resulting in faster processing compared to other oscilloscopes. This eliminates the trade-offs between long memory length and quick processing.

TriggerScan Accumulates More Anomalies/Second

TriggerScan rare event capture technology detects and captures more anomalies per second. TriggerScan uses high-speed hardware to detect undesired behaviors, then captures and displays them in a persistence mode for additional analysis of glitches, runts, and timing anomalies. A built in trainer identifies normal signal behavior and then constructs a large set of rare event trigger setups that target abnormal behavior. TriggerScan captures only the signals of interest and provides answers in minutes instead of hours.

Spectrum Analyzer Option Offers Debug in the Frequency Domain

The WaveRunner Xi-A Spectrum Analyzer option allows customers to effectively debug in the frequency domain. The option provides common controls of a spectrum analyzer, allowing a user to navigate a signal by specifying center frequency, span and resolution bandwidth. The Spectrum Analyzer option provides an additional feature to annotate peaks which is not available in spectrum analyzers. This feature allows the user to highlight a user-selectable number of peaks and illustrates the frequency and gain at the specific peaks, significantly reducing debug time.

LXI Compliance Enhances Connectivity

LXI is based on the open standard LAN (Ethernet) for system interdevice communication, and has been widely accepted in the test and measurement industry. LXI leverages the mature and robust LAN standard by offering a low cost solution that that is backward compatible and supported by all computer platforms. It also allows for automatic discovery, addressing, asset and network management, permitting engineers to build powerful, web enabled test systems in less time.

Full Set of Analysis Tools Includes Low-Speed Serial Data Trigger and Decode
In addition, all WaveRunner Xi-A models are compatible with LeCroy's optional low-speed serial triggering and decode packages to help engineers quickly analyze I2C, SPI, UART, RS-232, CAN, LIN and FlexRay protocols through the use of easy to read transparent overlays, search/zoom capabilities, and tabular displays. A full set of analysis tools, including WaveScan(TM), an advanced search & analysis feature; WaveStream(TM), a fast viewing mode; and LabNotebook(TM), a unique tool for documentation and report generation combine high performance and ease of use with the best tools for understanding and validating a design. The Xi-A oscilloscopes are also hot-plug ready for LeCroy's 36-channel Mixed Signal Oscilloscope.

WaveRunner MXi-A Models Provide Complete Debug Solution

The WaveRunner MXi-A oscilloscope models ship standard with a variety of analysis tools and application programs, such as Tracks, Histograms, long memory FFTs, user-defined functions, jitter and timing analysis, and are also compatible with mixed signal options, power device analysis, and a host of other applications. With a maximum sample rate of 10 GS/s and a standard 12.5 Mpts/Ch of memory (interleaving to 25 Mpts/Ch), the WaveRunner MXi series goes beyond debug and validation to help engineers understand the root causes of complex problems.

Vehicle Bus Analyzer (VBA) Models-Powerful Tool for Vehicle Bus Analysis
LeCroy's new VBA (Vehicle Bus Analyzers) models are available in bandwidths from 400 MHz to 2 GHz and now ship standard with FlexRay TDP (Trigger, Decode, Physical Layer) testing, LIN bus testing, and a trigger and decode solution for CANbus that decodes CAN serial data into Symbolic (application layer) text directly on the oscilloscope display. This combination of applications make it the most complete and powerful tool for vehicle bus analysis on the market.

Further Information

Engineers and technicians who would like to know more can contact LeCroy at 1-800-4LeCroy (1-800-453-2769) or visit the LeCroy web site (www.lecroy.com).

About LeCroy

LeCroy Corporation is a worldwide leader in serial data test solutions, creating advanced instruments that drive product innovation by quickly measuring, analyzing, and verifying complex electronic signals. The Company offers high-performance oscilloscopes, serial data analyzers, and global communications protocol test solutions used by design engineers in the computer and semiconductor, data storage device, automotive and industrial, and military and aerospace markets. LeCroy's 40-year heritage of technical innovation is the foundation for its recognized leadership in "WaveShape Analysis"-capturing, viewing, and measuring the high-speed signals that drive today's information and communications technologies. LeCroy is headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York. Company information is available at www.lecroy.com.

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