Electronic Design

Scope Option Looks At 32 Digital Channels

Designers often must look at both analog and digital signals when testing and debugging their projects. Now that many of these mixed-signal systems use 16- or even 32-bit microcontrollers, the more digital channels designers can view at the same time, the faster test and debug will go.

The MS-32 Mixed-Signal Option from LeCroy meets this need by adding 32 channels of digital acquisition support to most four-channel WaveSurfer 400 and WaveRunner 6000A series oscilloscopes. Users can simultaneously check all 16 address and 16 data lines of a 16-bit microcontroller, time-synchronized with up to four analog channels.

Flexible triggering capability helps users capture events of interest. Designers can select an analog trigger or define a digital trigger by digital pattern, logic bus value, or interval. Sampling rate is up to 500 Msamples/s, and acquisition memory is 1 Mpoint/channel. All standard tools—such as cursors, measurement parameters, and zooming—are available.

The MS-32's digital logic pod consolidates the 32 digital channels. It connects to the scope through an interface module. The WaveSurfer 400 scopes come in 350- and 500-MHz versions, with a maximum 2-Gsample/s acquisition rate and 1-Mpoint/channel analog memories. The WaveRunner 6000A scopes feature 500-MHz to 2-GHz bandwidths with sampling rates of 5 or 10 Gsamples/s and 2-Mpoint/channel memories.

The MS-32 option costs $3990.

LeCroy Corp.

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