The HDO4000A, HDO6000A, HDO8000A, and MDA800A analog and mixed-signal oscilloscopes range from 200 MHz – 1 GHz bandwidth and utilize 12-bit HD4096 technology. This technology arrived in 2012 and remains unique. Developed by Teledyne LeCroy, the HDO-A oscilloscopes feature Enhanced Sample Rate technology that automatically ensures optimal display of acquired waveforms to the instruments’ full rated bandwidth. Additionally, the next-generation MAUI with OneTouch user interface simplifies measurement setup and speedy debugging of complex signal abnormalities. The HDO-A scopes also now include 10x oversampling.
The eight channels provided by the HDO8000A series are helpful for high power and/or three-phase power conversion testing and digital power management validation. MDA800A Motor Drive Analyzers, which are built on the HDO8000A platform, also perform three-phase electrical and mechanical power calculations with unique static and dynamic power views as well as complete control system validation.
HDOs owe their high performance to bandwidths up to 1 GHz, acquisition memory of up to 250 Mpt/ch, and 12-bit vertical resolution. There are also mixed-signal oscilloscope (MSO) options/models. All HDOs offer an extensive array of serial trigger, decode, measure/graph, and eye diagram (TDME) options.
HD4096 High Definition Technology finds its roots in high-sample-rate 12-bit ADCs, high signal-to-noise ratio amplifiers, and low-noise system architecture. This technology enables HDO-A oscilloscopes to capture and display signals of up to 1 GHz at 16 times more resolution than other oscilloscopes. In the HDO-A oscilloscopes, HD4096 technology is augmented by Enhanced Sample Rate technology, which automatically ensures optimal display of acquired waveforms to the instruments’ full rated bandwidth.
All HDO-A oscilloscopes feature MAUI with OneTouch. MAUI with OneTouch enables all common operations with a single touch of the display. This user interface has drag-and-drop actions to copy and set up channels, math functions, and measurement parameters. Common gestures such as drag, drop, pinch, and flick facilitate instinctive interaction with the oscilloscope. The “Add New” button quickly enables a new channel, math, or measurement while traces and parameters turn off with a flick of a finger.
A suite of protocol-specific measurement and eye diagram packages provides insight into serial data anomalies. These packages complement trigger/decode software providing the ability to extract decoded data and plot over time, perform bus timing measurements, and create eye diagrams for testing against standard or custom masks. The 16 digital lines in mixed-signal models can be used for trigger, decode, and measurements for analyzing timing irregularities or for general-purpose debug of digital designs. This allows analog channels to be reserved for observing physical layer defects.
The HDO4000 is available in eight different models with U.S. list prices ranging from $10,100 to $19,600. The HDO6000 is available in six different models with US list prices ranging from $15,500 to $23,500. The HDO8000 is available in three different models with US list prices ranging from $25,850 to $31,850. The MDA800 is available in three different models with US list prices ranging from $30,850 to $36,850.
Teledyne LeCroy, 1-800-553-2769, teledynelecroy.com