Teledyne LeCroy Previews 45 GHz Optical Modulation Analyzer Based on Southern Photonics Technology at ECOC 2012

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y. and AMSTERDAM - Teledyne LeCroy, in conjunction with Southern Photonics, is previewing a 45 GHz Optical Modulation Analyzer consisting of a Southern Photonics IQScope-RT coherent optical receiver and Teledyne LeCroy LabMaster 10 Zi oscilloscope. The two companies will preview the Optical Modulation Analyzer at the ECOC Exhibition in Amsterdam RAI, on 17th - 19th September, 2012, and plan a formal launch early in 2013.

"LeCroy's LabMaster oscilloscopes, with the industry's highest real-time bandwidth and sampling rate, have provided optical researchers with unique test capabilities for assessing next-generation designs. By combining technologies from Teledyne LeCroy and Southern Photonics, we can provide the highest system bandwidths for furthering the development of advanced optical transmission technologies," said David Graef, CTO of Teledyne LeCroy.

The Southern Photonics IQScope-RT is a proprietary coherent optical receiver that accepts a single optical input and demodulates a DP-QPSK or 16-QAM signal into two I-Q electrical signal output pairs with bandwidth up to 45 GHz. The Teledyne LeCroy LabMaster 10 Zi oscilloscope, the world's fastest real-time oscilloscope with up to 160 GS/s and a bandwidth of up to 65 GHz, provides real-time analog-to-digital acquisition capabilities for the four electrical signal inputs. Optical Modulation Analysis software is provided for post-processing of the acquired data to perform clock recovery, correct for the effects of chromatic dispersion, apply receiver equalization, and display a variety of eye and constellation diagrams and measurement parameters. This combination of Teledyne LeCroy and Southern Photonics products provides an Optical Modulation Analyzer with the highest real-time system bandwidth (45 GHz) and sample rate (160 GS/s) for the most accurate characterization and analysis of optical signals.

The Southern Photonics IQScope-RT interface to the Teledyne LeCroy oscilloscope consists of a USB control cable and four electrical signals. Calibration of the system can be performed on-site, making it possible to separate the oscilloscope from the IQScope-RT coherent optical receiver for other electrical measurements. This allows the oscilloscope to function either as part of an Optical Modulation Analyzer system or as a stand-alone oscilloscope.

"We are delighted to be working in association with Teledyne LeCroy to bring the IQScope-RT to market and we are very excited to give our first demonstration of this product at ECOC. The IQScope-RT complements our Coherent Solutions product range and it leverages the 10+ years of phase measurement products at Southern Photonics," said Andy Stevens, COO of Southern Photonics.

List pricing of a complete Optical Modulation Analyzer system, including Teledyne LeCroy oscilloscope, Southern Photonics IQScope-RT Optical Modulation Analyzer, and analysis software, is expected to start at $495,000 USD. The IQScope-RT Optical Modulation Analyzer with analysis software will list for approximately $200,000 USD.

The system will be on display at both the Teledyne LeCroy booth (#673) and Southern Photonics booth (#609) at ECOC.

About Teledyne LeCroy

Teledyne LeCroy Corporation is a leading manufacturer of advanced instruments that drive product innovation by quickly measuring, analyzing, and verifying complex electronic signals. The Company offers high-performance oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers, and global communications protocol test solutions used by design engineers in the computer, semiconductor and consumer electronics, data storage, automotive and industrial, military and aerospace, and telecommunication markets. Teledyne LeCroy's 48-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. Teledyne LeCroy is headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York. Company information is available at .

About Southern Photonics

Established in 2001, Southern Photonics is the leading photonics technology company in New Zealand. Specializing in R&D equipment in the fields of coherent modulation communication technologies and short laser pulse characterization, Southern Photonics offers a complete range of Coherent Solutions from signal generation to performance characterization. For further information about Southern Photonics visit

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