Oscilloscope News

TLEC LabMaster111 November 2014 - Teledyne LeCroy introduces the LabMaster 10-100Zi featuring a real-time bandwidth of 100 GHz and a sample rate of 240 GS/s. The 100 GHz technology was first publicly demonstrated in July 2013, and has since been featured at the 2014 DesignCon, OFC and ECOC exhibitions. The technology included in the LabMaster 10-100Zi is key to analyzing and understanding the fastest phenomena found in R&D of next-generation communication systems, high bandwidth electrical components, and fundamental scientific research.


The LabMaster 10-100Zi is built on the flexible and modular LabMaster 10 Zi oscilloscope platform. Multiple LabMaster 10 Zi acquisition modules can be combined with one master control module to build a system of up to twenty channels; each channel capable of 100 GHz.

The LabMaster 10-100Zi offers software packages that integrate seamlessly into the oscilloscope. Since the fastest signals often require custom analysis, LabMaster 10-100Zi comes standard with the XDEV package that allows users to run custom MATLAB scripts in-stream. For a complete analysis of coherent optical signals such as DP-QPSKand DP-16QAM, use the Optical-LinQ optical modulation analysis package.

In addition, SDAIII-CompleteLinQ performs and compares eye, jitter and noise analysis on up to four lanes, simultaneously.

At 240 GS/s, samples are acquired at time intervals of 4.17 ps, 50% faster than the next-fastest digitizer, yielding excellent signal reconstruction. For multi-channel users, the LabMaster 10 Zi’s patented ChannelSync Architecture provides matching between channels that is unrivaled: <130 fs channel-to-channel jitter. Such precision is not possible with conventional methods of synchronizing two independent oscilloscopes with a 10 MHz clock is key for applications requiring closely matched channels, such as optical modulation analysis.

High Speed Optical and Electrical Signal Analysis

Telecommunications companies invest heavily in R&D to develop coherent optical technologies using quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK) and quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) schemes. In order to characterize the efficiency of formats such as DP-QPSK and DP-16QAM, high speed digitizers are required.

Demodulated I & Q signals acquired using the LabMaster 10-100Zi may be analyzed with Optical-LinQ software, or using custom scripts, running either in-stream on the oscilloscope, via remote control, or offline.

The Optical-LinQ software developed in partnership with Coherent Solutions Ltd, is designed to perform a complete optical modulation analysis on the oscilloscope. Optical-LinQ can analyze I & Q signals from the users’ receiver, or from one of Coherent Solutions’ IQScope-RT Series Coherent Optical Receivers. Optical-LinQ includes a library of DSP algorithms for recovery and reconstruction of I & Q signals, which can then be analyzed with a wide range of visualizations and measurements. A LabMaster 10 Zi oscilloscope, IQScope-RT receiver and Optical-LinQ software form a complete OMA solution.

Seamlessly Implement Custom MATLAB Code

Assign custom MATLAB scripts to the oscilloscope’s built-in math functions or assign them to custom functions within Optical-LinQ, and analyze data as it is acquired. Tune custom DSP code as it runs in realtime, and view the analysis using tools such as eye diagrams, constellation plots and parametric measurements. Implementing MATLAB analysis offline is also fast and easy. Transfer the data off the oscilloscope using standard remote control capabilities or use the high-speed LSIB

The LabMaster 10-100Zi is the newest acquisition module in the LabMaster 10 Zi Series of high-performance modular oscilloscopes. LabMaster 10 Zi is a modular and flexible platform that allows users to build oscilloscopes with high channel counts, even when only one or two channels are in the base model. LabMaster 10 Zi oscilloscopes are built from a single LabMaster Master Control Module (MCM-Zi) that contains the display, control, and ChannelSync clock distribution architecture; all managed by a powerful server-class CPU. Users connect up to 20 acquisition modules, including the LabMaster 10-100Zi, in order to build oscilloscopes with up to eighty channels @ 36 GHz, twenty channels @ 100 GHz, or anything in between.


The LabMaster 10-100Zi is immediately available with a list price starting at EUR 868,000 / .£ 685,000