LeCroy Introduces Comprehensive Test Suites for MIPI M-PHY and PCI Express 3.0
CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — LeCroy Corporation (NASDAQ: LCRY), a leading supplier of oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers and serial data test solutions, has launched a MIPI M-PHY test suite tailored specifically to the verification, debug and conformance testing of MIPIÃ‚® Alliance M-PHY(SM) and various other signal types using the M-PHY physical layer standard. The MIPI M-PHY test suite was introduced using the silicon-proven Mixel M-PHY at the MIPI Alliance Test Forum Days meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, June 16. In addition, LeCroy will exhibit the industry’s only protocol-aware suite of test and debug solutions for the PCI ExpressÃ‚® 3.0 specification at the PCI-SIGÃ‚® Developers Conference in Santa Clara, CA, June 22-23. LeCroy is a platinum sponsor of the event.
“Successful development of new products with these emerging standards requires a coordinated test program,” said LeCroy President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Reslewic. “Our active participation in the groups chartered to develop and manage these standards, ensures that our integrated test suites cover the full range of the developer’s needs.”
“LeCroy has been, and continues to be, committed to providing complete, end-to-end solutions for established and emerging serial data standards,” said David Graef, Chief Technology Officer of LeCroy. “Our latest offerings clearly establish LeCroy as the leader with the only complete end-to-end solutions for MIPI M-PHY and PCI Express 3.0. Our continued investment in this area will ensure that we provide our customers with the best-in-class tools for serial data standard debug and compliance measurements.”
There were approximately 700 million MIPI powered integrated circuits in production in 2010, with projected growth to 6.2 billion units by 2015. The M-PHY standard is an important factor in driving the unit growth with improved power efficiency, low pin count, more robust symbol coding, multiple transmission speed rates, and compatibility with optical applications. As part of the Mixel MIPI Alliance Ecosystem Partnership, LeCroy was able to leverage the relationship with Mixel to develop and validate the M-PHY test suite with early IP Cores.
“We are confident that our collaboration with LeCroy will help accelerate our customers’ product development supporting MIPI M-PHY specifications,” said Ashraf Takla, CEO of Mixel, Inc. “We are looking forward to a continued successful collaboration with LeCroy and all of our MIPI ecosystem partners.”
Attendees of the PCI-SIG Developers Conference will have access to LeCroy’s entire PCI Express 3.0 test suite which includes the 4-channel, 20 GHz, SDA 820 Zi-A oscilloscope for transmitter test; the PeRT(3) Phoenix protocol-aware receiver and transmitter tolerance tester for receiver test; the SPARQ signal integrity network analyzer for S-Parameter and TDR tests; and a wide range of protocol analyzers, exercisers and the industry’s largest assortment of probes and interposers will be demonstrated for protocol test.
“We’re pleased to have LeCroy as a Platinum Sponsor again for our Developers Conference this year,” said Al Yanes, chairman and president, PCI-SIG. “LeCroy has been active in PCI-SIG since the earliest days through its involvement in PCI-SIG’s Electrical Working Group, which developed the PCIe 3.0 base spec; the Card Electromechanical group and the Serial Enabling Group.”
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 www.LeCroy.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements, including those pertaining to LeCroy’s MIPI M-PHY and PCI Express 3.0 specification test suites, their characteristics, capacities, technology, design, performance, effectiveness and usefulness, the size of the market for such products, the likely cost range and whether that is competitively priced. 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.
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