LeCroy announces the SDAIII-CompleteLinQ, a serial data analysis package that simultaneously performs eye, jitter, vertical noise, and crosstalk analysis on up to four lanes, with quick and easy lane-to-lane comparisons. With multi-lane analysis, engineers can quickly view eye diagrams on all lanes, or use the multi-lane capability to analyze a single lane at multiple points using LeCroy differential probes or the VirtualProbe option. SDAIII-CompleteLinQ can also show multiple analyses of a single serial data signal - ideal for either comparing different equalization schemes with the Eye Doctor II option.
SDAIII-CompleteLinQ also solves the problem of lane-to-lane-comparisons with LaneScape Comparison Mode and the new Reference Lane. Users store and display the complete analysis of a lane into the Reference Lane, and use a LaneScape display mode to compare the analysis of 1, 2 or all lanes simultaneously. The Reference Lane allows engineers to easily perform multi-scenario testing.
The Crosstalk and CrossLinQ packages that are part of the SDAIII-CompleteLinQ product family provide vertical noise measurements and crosstalk analysis tools for complete aggressor/victim analysis. Only LeCroy performs this analysis on real-time oscilloscopes. Similar to jitter analysis, noise can be viewed as a noise track, histogram and spectrum, providing insight into the vertical noise resulting from coupling to other active serial data lanes or other interference sources. The Crosstalk Eye shows the probabilistic extent of noise both inside and outside the eye, quickly showing the impact of excessive noise that is not possible to see in a traditional eye diagram.
The new VirtualProbe and existing Eye DoctorII packages integrate into the SDAIII-CompleteLinQ dialog. With EyeDoctorII, users can configure transmitter emphasis and receiver equalization independently for each lane, and view how the eye and jitter results are affected. With VirtualProbe, see what the signal looks like where a probe cannot be placed, while also de-embedding fixture and emulating channels modeled by S-parameters. When used in conjunction with the Crosstalk and CrossLinQ packages, VirtualProbe can use 8 and 12-port S-parameter models in a unique “XTalk” block that characterizes the coupling between multiple lanes. LeCroy SPARQ Signal Integrity Network Analyzers can make S-parameter measurements on up to 12 ports, at a fraction of the cost of a VNA. The SDAIII-CompleteLinQ product integrates all of LeCroy’s eye, jitter, vertical noise, and crosstalk analysis features, along with the signal integrity capabilities of EyeDoctorII and VirtualProbe.
SDAIII-CompleteLinQ products are compatible with WavePro/SDA/DDA 7 Zi/Zi-A, WaveMaster/SDA/DDA 8 Zi/Zi-A, LabMaster 9 Zi-A and 10 Zi series oscilloscopes. Existing users of these products, or of the SDAII package, can upgrade to any of the SDAIII-CompleteLinQ products.