The FCbus D decode annotation option is available for most Teledyne LeCroy oscilloscopes. It permits link and data layer decoding of 1, 2, 4, or 8GFC (1.0625 Gb/s to 8.5 Gb/s) Fibre Channel physical layer signals. Decode information is annotated on the physical layer waveform. Various sections of the protocol are color-coded to make it easy to understand the protocol traffic. All protocol traffic is also displayed in a table, and a wide variety of search functionality is also included.
Once your oscilloscope contains FCbus D, the addition of the ProtoSync option enables full protocol analyzer views in a separate Protocol Analyzer program window. ProtoSync uses the same physical layer waveform capture as FCbus D, but displays full protocol analyzer views in a separate software window. Both FCbus D decode annotation and protocol analyzer views are fully time-aligned - touch one decode annotated packet on the oscilloscope and the protocol analyzer view will show the same traffic.
For those customers beginning work on 16 GFC signals, please contact your local Teledyne LeCroy representative so that you may participate in a beta test program of FC 16 Gb/s decode annotation (when available).