The Most Powerful, Flexible Optical Toolset

Teledyne LeCroy offers the most complete set of tools available for the development of leading-edge optical communications systems and components. The highest-bandwidth oscilloscopes, highest-performance optical modulation analyzers, and most flexible integrated software enable faster development and reduced time-to-market.

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The Highest Performance Optical Modulation Analyzer

Teledyne LeCroy’s IQS25, IQS42 and IQS70 Coherent Optical Receivers integrate seamlessly with Teledyne LeCroy’s LabMaster 10Zi-A series of real-time oscilloscopes to provide up to 65 GHz system bandwidth for optical modulation analysis of dual-polarized signals up to 130 GBaud. The Optical-LinQ optical modulation analysis software package provides real-time calibration and control of the Coherent Optical Receiver, and a wide variety of analytical views and parameters.

Optical Modulation Analyzer Datasheet

The 70 GHz IQS70 Coherent Optical Receiver pairs with the LabMaster 10-65Zi-A oscilloscope to provide a system bandwidth of 65 GHz, enabling analysis of signals up to 130 GBaud symbol rate.

For standard applications, the 42 GHz IQS42 Coherent Optical Receiver provides up to 72 GBaud symbol rate analysis for DP-16QAM or DP-QPSK when used with the 36 GHz LabMaster 10-36Zi-A.

For low-rate applications, the 25 GHz IQS25 Coherent Optical Receiver paired with the LabMaster 10-25Zi-A oscilloscope provides cost-effective analysis up to 50 GBaud symbol rate.

With optical communications advancing at a rapid pace, equipment requirements are vast and ever-changing. It is critical that an OMA system be scalable to address tomorrow’s modulation formats and data rates. Rather than a monolithic, restrictive instrument, the Teledyne LeCroy OMA solution is a set of building blocks that can be easily upgraded and supplemented to address future test challenges

Optical-LinQ is an intuitive and fully integrated software package for analysis of optically modulated signals. It runs entirely within the user interface of the LabMaster 10Zi-A. No other OMA on the market offers such integrated control of both oscilloscope and coherent receiver.

Optical-LinQ provides fully automated control of the IQS receiver, phase recovery algorithms, polarization demultiplexing, as well as an exhaustive number of modulation analysis displays and parameters. For those wishing to use their own receiver, Optical:LinQ is also available separately from the IQS42/IQS70.


The Most Flexible Vector Signal Analysis

The VectorLinQ Vector Signal Analysis (VSA) option provides an extensive toolset for demodulation and analysis of RF and IQ modulated signals. These tools provide deep insight into advanced signal types with maximum measurement flexibility and sophisticated signal visualization. The intuitive user interface is easy to set up and allows for user customization to meet the needs of even the most complex signals.

Vector Signal Analysis Datasheet

VectorLinQ transforms your Teledyne LeCroy oscilloscope into the most flexible vector signal analysis platform available. Acquire up to eight inputs through the oscilloscope channels - PSK, QAM, Circular QAM, ASK, and FSK signal types are all supported, as well as user-defined symbol configurations and advanced OFDM formats. Achieve deeper insight with time-domain views of I and Q waveforms, total power, EVM% and more. New waveform grids appear automatically to support selected views.

VectorLinQ VSA offers a unique user interface and feature set, with the ability to analyze up to eight signal streams simultaneously. Each stream can analyze a separate input signal, or the same signal can be distributed to multiple streams to compare different processing chains. The example above shows how to easily assess the performance of an equalizer on a 28 Gbaud 16QAM signal, by comparing the raw input signal on Stream 1 with the equalized version on Stream 2.
Standard processing blocks include mixers, filters, phase estimators, and equalizers.

Custom MATLAB blocks can be inserted at any point in the processing chain. The I and Q signals are passed to MATLAB, the user’s custom code is applied to them, and the results are returned directly to VectorLinQ to be passed on to the next processing block, visualized, and measured. To get you started, example MATLAB code is included directly inside the VectorLinQ application.


The Most Comprehensive PAM4 Signal Characterization

PAM4 represents a new step in the evolution of serial data signaling formats, overcoming some fundamental limitations of traditional NRZ signaling. But with new signal types come new measurement needs. Teledyne LeCroy’s PAM4 analysis package meets these needs by leveraging industry-leading eye, jitter, and noise analysis capabilities to fully characterize PAM4 signals.

PAM4 Signal Analysis Datasheet
The PAM4 Signal Analysis package performs a complete analysis of PAM4 waveforms. It analyzes the signals, creates eye diagrams, measures eye closure in voltage and time, and predicts closure as a function of BER. It is fully integrated into Teledyne LeCroy’s sophisticated MAUI user interface, allowing for advanced capabilities like channel emulation and de-embedding.

The PAM4 Signal Analysis package includes the views of noise and jitter utilized in Teledyne LeCroy’s SDAIIICompleteLinQ software. Enhance understanding of jitter and noise by displaying histograms, spectra, bathtub, and IsoBER curves for each eye opening. PAM4 analysis is fully integrated with EyeDoctorII, allowing users to de-embed channel and fixture effects, emulate a channel, or apply equalization to open up closed eyes.

PAM4 Signal Analysis gets its user interface design from Teledyne LeCroy’s SDAIII-CompleteLinQ, the most intuitive and fully integrated serial data analysis package available. To help with the additional complexities of PAM4 analysis, a simple “Quick Start” dialog gets you up and running in seconds.
PAM4 Signal Analysis also adds PAM4 signal generation capability to Jitter Sim, Teledyne LeCroy’s built-in serial signal generation tool.


The Most Advanced Oscilloscopes

Real-time oscilloscopes are critical tools in developing tomorrow’s optical systems. Teledyne LeCroy’s LabMaster series of real-time oscilloscopes provides industry-leading bandwidth, timing synchronization and channel count, as well as a sophisticated and powerful user interface for the ultimate in flexibility.

LabMaster 10 Zi-A Datasheet

The LabMaster 10 Zi-A boasts the world’s highest bandwidth and fastest sampling rate at 100 GHz and 240 GS/s. Whether working on communications technology capable of terabit/s symbol rates,or building links using very high speed NRZ or PAM4 signals, the LabMaster 10 Zi-A Series oscilloscope is the ideal too for acquiring, displaying and analyzing the highest-bandwidth electrical signals. Configurations start from 20 GHz, 80 GS/s.

Only LabMaster can combine up to 20 acquisition modules for oscilloscope systems of up to 80 input channels. ChannelSync technology ensures precise synchronization of all channels in all acquisition modules by using a single distributed 10 GHz clock and a single trigger circuit. External clocking is not required, and trigger jitter from multiple trigger circuits is non-existent. The resulting performance is identical to that provided by a single oscilloscope, less than 130fs RMS jitter between all channels.

Teledyne LeCroy completely integrates third party programs into the oscilloscope’s processing stream by allowing you to create and deploy a new measurement or math algorithm directly into the oscilloscope environment and display the result on the oscilloscope in real-time. There is no need to run a separate program, or ever leave the oscilloscope window. Use C/C++, MATLAB, Excel, JScript (JAVA), and Visual Basic to create your own customized math functions and measurement parameters.