LeCroy Premieres Industry-Leading New Products at DesignCon 2011

February 3, 2011

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — LeCroy Corporation (Nasdaq: LCRY) premiered an array of innovative new products at DesignCon 2011, demonstrating continued leadership in the speed, performance and analysis capabilities of oscilloscopes and signal integrity test solutions. LeCroy engineers were available for discussion on the exhibition floor, presented four technical sessions and delivered one three-hour tutorial.

The product lineup included the new (1) WaveRunner 6 Zi oscilloscope platform featuring an exceptional price point for 4 GHz of bandwidth, a pivoting display and the industry’s first 12-bit oscilloscope; (2) LabMaster, the world’s highest bandwidth–45 GHz–and highest channel count–20 channels at 20 GHz–oscilloscope; (3) WaveMaster 845 Zi-A, the award-winning 45 GHz, 120 GS/s oscilloscope; (4) SPARQ-4012E, a 12-port, 40 GHz signal integrity network analyzer; (5) Kibra, the industry’s first standalone DDR3 protocol analyzer; and (6) the most comprehensive end-to-end test instrument suite for PCI Express® 3.0.

“LeCroy’s product development teams have dramatically moved beyond many critical hardware and software limitations that challenge today’s high-speed design engineers,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Reslewic. “At DesignCon, we are proud to showcase products that we have developed by leveraging the advanced silicon-based technologies deployed in our industry leading high-end WaveMaster oscilloscopes.”

WaveRunner 6 Zi, Tops Industry Benchmarks for Performance and Price

The new flagship WaveRunner 6 Zi oscilloscope features 4 GHz bandwidth and 40 GS/s per channel sample rates with an innovative new industrial design, comprehensive serial-data and probing solutions for less than $30,000 USD. Prior to this introduction, these capabilities could only be found at significantly higher prices.

DesignCon attendees were able to preview the new WaveRunner HRO (High-Resolution-Oscilloscope) models at 400 MHz and 600 MHz bandwidths with an unprecedented resolution of 12 bits of vertical resolution. These WaveRunner HROs provide industry-first high-resolution tools for customers requiring high dynamic range and precision measurements. The WaveRunner HROs will be available for demonstration and customer shipment in May 2011.

LabMaster, Record-Breaking Bandwidth, Channel Count, and Signal Fidelity Support New High Speed Technologies

LabMaster represents the pinnacle for bandwidth (45 GHz), sample rate (120 GS/s), channels (up to 5 at 45 GHz, 10 channels at 30 GHz, or 20 channels at 20 GHz) and analysis memory (up to 768 Mpts/Ch). For the most demanding research and development applications, such as next-generation optical transmission development, LabMaster is the only solution available.

WaveMaster 8 Zi-A, Winner of 2011 DesignVision Award

The WaveMaster 845 Zi-A oscilloscope was the winner of the annual DesignVision Award presented by UBM Electronics in the Test and Measurement Equipment category at DesignCon 2011. With 45 GHz bandwidth speeds, the WaveMaster 845 Zi-A is the world’s highest bandwidth real-time oscilloscope.

SPARQ, S-Parameters Quick

LeCroy previewed the SPARQ-4012E, a 12-port signal integrity network analyzer that measures S-parameters automatically, with a single button press. Until now, 12-port S-parameters have been out of reach to all but a few signal integrity engineers due to the extremely high price and complexity of a 12-port VNA. The SPARQ removes these barriers, bringing multi-port network analysis within reach of all signal integrity engineers who require high-bandwidth S-parameter measurements for characterization of high-speed passive devices.

In conjunction with the SPARQ, LeCroy also previewed the Signal Integrity Studio. This modeling, simulation and analysis software package combines SPARQ S-parameter measurements with channel and equalizer modeling, eye diagramming, and jitter analysis to provide insight into the effects that impedance mismatches, losses and equalization choices have on signal integrity characteristics of the device under test.

Kibra, Industry’s First Stand-alone DDR3 Protocol Analyzer

Designed to lower the cost of testing for developers of DDR3 memory systems, the Kibra 380 eliminates the need for costly logic analyzers while simplifying setup and shortening validation cycles.

PCI Express 3.0 Test Solutions for All Phases of Silicon Development

LeCroy’s comprehensive integrated suite of test and debug solutions include physical layer transmitter and receiver test options, TDR/S-parameter measurement devices, and an industry acclaimed protocol analyzer in an extremely cost effective bundle. With the announcement of the sophisticated 12-port SPARQ® to characterize multi-lane PCI Express® 3.0 connectivity, and the industry’s only protocol aware BERT – Phoenix®, LeCroy has closed the loop on all test and debug needs for PCI Express 3.0.

About LeCroy Corporation

LeCroy Corporation is a worldwide leader in serial data test solutions, creating advanced instruments that drive product innovation by quickly measuring, analyzing and verifying complex electronic signals. The Company offers high-performance oscilloscopes, serial data analyzers and global communications protocol test solutions used by design engineers in the computer, semiconductor and consumer electronics, data storage, automotive and industrial, and military and aerospace markets. LeCroy’s 45-year heritage of technical innovation is the foundation for its recognized leadership in “WaveShape Analysis” – capturing, viewing and measuring the high-speed signals that drive today’s information and communications technologies. LeCroy is headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York. Company information is available at http://www.lecroy.com.

Safe Harbor

This release contains forward-looking statements, including those pertaining to the WaveRunner 6 Zi oscilloscope platform, LabMaster, WaveMaster 845 Zi-A, SPARQ-4012E, Kibra and the most comprehensive end-to-end test instrument suite for PCI Express® 3.0, their capabilities, characteristics, capacities, technology, design, performance, effectiveness and usefulness, the size of the market for each product, the likely cost range and whether that is competitively priced, and the effectiveness of third-party distribution channels. There can be no assurance that actual results will not materially differ from expectations. Actual performance and results of operations may differ materially from those projected or suggested in the forward-looking statements due to certain risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, volume and timing of orders received, changes in the mix of products sold, competitive pricing pressure, the Company’s ability to anticipate changes in the market, the availability and timing of funding for the Company’s current products, the development of future products and the Company’s ability to use intellectual property and protect its patent portfolio. LeCroy undertakes no obligation to publicly update forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise. Further information on potential factors that could affect LeCroy Corporation’s business is described in the Company’s reports on file with the SEC.

    Sean B. O'Connor
    Chief Financial Officer
    LeCroy Corporation
    Tel:  845-425-2000

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