If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Teledyne LeCroy Oscilloscopes, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
It meet our basic needs. Since we do a lot of post processing when we download our waveforms to our computers, we need more post processing capabilities. If you have used oscilloscopes before, no matter the brand, it's probably easy to learn. The panel may be different, but it's easy to ramp up on the new model. This user interface is good. Most of the oscilloscopes that I have used have good user interfaces. The application space that we are using the solution to target is mostly high-speed signaling or memory interface. I would encourage people to use it and get some experience to see how they feel using it and how they like it.
Teledyne is pretty good because they cover all the technical webinars. Also, they give a lot of seminars. The application space that we are using the solution to target is high-speed serial. For PCIe 3.0, we are looking at the PCIe add-on card with the analyzer in-between.
I would totally recommend this product. It's a pretty advanced product. Therefore, the learning curve does require some learning, but once you've mastered it, it's worth it. They're pretty good at keeping up with all the latest advances. As our budget permits, we'd obviously like to upgrade to higher speeds and real-time scopes.
We haven't gone wrong by sticking to the major brands. The user interface is pretty straightforward. The application space that the solution targets is mostly high-speed serial. We are using this product with connection devices. We use this product mostly for silicon validation, making sure that the silicon that we have is behaving how we expect it and meets our standard or exceeds it. So, it's about the hardware being able to conform to specification. We are mostly measuring interface and high-speed signals. It's functional. It works. It meets our requirements. However, like most capital equipment, it is good enough for three to five years, then you just have to go on to the next thing.
There are external modules that go with the product, which you connect to, to help get your testing worked out.
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