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Getting Started
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LabMaster 9 Zi-A
Oscilloscopes
LabMaster 9 Zi-A Oscilloscopes
Getting Started Manual
May, 2013
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Welcome .............................................................................................................. 1
Safety Instructions................................................................................................ 2
LabMaster Overview ............................................................................................ 8
Master Control Module Configuration .............................................................. 9
Master Acquisition Module Configuration ...................................................... 10
Front of MCM-Zi Master Control Module ........................................................ 11
Back of MCM-Zi Master Control Module ......................................................... 12
Front of 9CZi-A Master Control Module .......................................................... 13
Back of 9CZi-A Master Control Module ........................................................... 14
Front of 9xxMZi-A Master Acquisition Module ................................................ 16
Back of 9xxMZi-A Master Acquisition Module ................................................. 17
Front of CPU Module ....................................................................................... 18
Back of CPU Module ........................................................................................ 19
Input/Output Panel .......................................................................................... 20
Front of 9xxSZi-A Slave Acquisition Module .................................................... 22
Back of 9xxSZi-A Slave Acquisition Module ..................................................... 23
ChannelSync Mainframe Hub .......................................................................... 24
LabMaster Hardware Set Up .............................................................................. 25
Overview .......................................................................................................... 25
LabMaster Setup Styles.................................................................................... 25
9CZi-A Master Control Module Configuration ................................................. 27
MCM-Zi Master Control Module Configuration ............................................... 38
9xxMZi-A Master Acquisition Module Configuration ...................................... 46
Removing and Attaching the Front Panel Control ........................................... 59
Touch Screen and External Displays ................................................................ 61
Signal Inputs ....................................................................................................... 64
Interfaces ......................................................................................................... 64
ProLink Interface Adapters .............................................................................. 67
ProLink Probe Adapters ................................................................................... 68
Probe Dialog ..................................................................................................... 69
Passive Probe Compensation ........................................................................... 71
Front Panel ......................................................................................................... 72
Miscellaneous Controls and WaveStream Indicator ........................................ 73
Trigger Controls ............................................................................................... 74
Horizontal Controls .......................................................................................... 75
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Vertical Controls .............................................................................................. 76
Zoom and Math Controls ................................................................................. 77
Display Dashboard .............................................................................................. 78
Screen Layout, Groupings, and Controls ......................................................... 78
Menu Bar ......................................................................................................... 79
Quick Access Toolbar ....................................................................................... 79
Signal Display Grid ........................................................................................... 81
Trace Descriptor Labels ................................................................................... 83
Shortcut Buttons.............................................................................................. 85
Annotating Traces ............................................................................................ 85
Dialog Area ...................................................................................................... 87
Shortcut Buttons.............................................................................................. 92
Message Bar .................................................................................................... 93
Turning on Channels and Traces ......................................................................... 94
Timebase ............................................................................................................ 95
Timebase Overview ......................................................................................... 95
Combining Channels ........................................................................................ 95
Timebase Setup and Control ........................................................................... 99
Sampling Modes ............................................................................................... 100
Sampling Modes Overview ............................................................................ 100
Selecting a Sampling Mode............................................................................ 100
Single-shot Sampling Mode ........................................................................... 100
Sequence Sampling Mode – Working with Segments ................................... 101
RIS Sampling Mode - For Higher Sampling Rates........................................... 108
Roll Mode ...................................................................................................... 110
Vertical ............................................................................................................. 111
Channel Controls ........................................................................................... 111
Shortcut Buttons............................................................................................ 114
Pre-Processing Controls ................................................................................. 115
LabMaster 9 Zi-A Channel Setup ................................................................... 119
LabMaster De-Skew Calibration .................................................................... 120
Trigger .............................................................................................................. 127
Trigger Types ................................................................................................. 128
Trigger Settings .............................................................................................. 133
Trigger Setup ................................................................................................. 134
TriggerScan .................................................................................................... 141
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Viewing Waveforms ......................................................................................... 145
Display ............................................................................................................ 145
Persistence ..................................................................................................... 148
WaveStream Display Mode............................................................................ 150
Adjusting Trace Intensity ............................................................................... 151
Zooming Waveforms ........................................................................................ 153
Zooming Waveforms Overview ..................................................................... 153
Zooming a Single Channel .............................................................................. 154
Touch-and-Drag Zooming .............................................................................. 156
Quickly Zooming Waveforms ......................................................................... 156
Turning Off Zoom ........................................................................................... 156
Measuring with Cursors.................................................................................... 157
Quickly Displaying Cursors ............................................................................. 157
Cursor Setup .................................................................................................. 158
Cursors on Math Functions ............................................................................ 159
Measurement Parameters ................................................................................ 160
Turning On Parameters .................................................................................. 160
Quick Access to Parameter Setup Dialogs ..................................................... 160
Parameter Setup ............................................................................................ 161
Measure Modes ............................................................................................. 162
Help Markers.................................................................................................. 163
Analysis ............................................................................................................ 166
Histogram....................................................................................................... 168
Creating and Viewing a Trend ........................................................................ 174
Creating a Track View .................................................................................... 175
Pass-Fail Parameter Testing ........................................................................... 176
Math ................................................................................................................ 185
Math Traces and Functions Overview............................................................ 185
Math Setup .................................................................................................... 186
Mask Testing .................................................................................................... 188
Creating a Mask ............................................................................................. 188
Quick Access to Pass/Fail Setup Dialogs ........................................................ 189
Removing a Mask from the Display ............................................................... 190
Right-Hand Dialogs......................................................................................... 191
WaveScan Overview ......................................................................................... 192
Signal Views ................................................................................................... 193
Search Modes ................................................................................................ 193
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Parameter Measurements ............................................................................. 194
Sampling Mode .............................................................................................. 194
Customization Overview ................................................................................... 195
Documenting Your Work Using LabNotebook ................................................... 196
LabNotebook ................................................................................................. 197
Save/Recall ....................................................................................................... 201
Saving and Recalling Setups........................................................................... 202
Saving and Recalling Waveforms ................................................................... 203
Utilities ............................................................................................................. 207
Utilities........................................................................................................... 207
Status ............................................................................................................. 209
Remote Communication ................................................................................ 209
Printing and Hardcopy Functions .................................................................. 211
Aux Output .................................................................................................... 217
Date/Time ...................................................................................................... 219
Options .......................................................................................................... 220
Disk Utilities ................................................................................................... 220
Preferences .................................................................................................... 222
Acquisition ..................................................................................................... 223
Acquisition Status .......................................................................................... 224
E-Mail ............................................................................................................. 225
Color .............................................................................................................. 226
Miscellaneous ................................................................................................ 227
System Recovery Tool ....................................................................................... 228
Running the Acronis True Image Echo Workstation Recovery Application ... 229
Restarting the Application ............................................................................. 232
Restarting the Operating System ................................................................... 232
Reference ......................................................................................................... 233
Specifications ................................................................................................. 233
Certifications.................................................................................................. 233
Contact Teledyne LeCroy ............................................................................... 237
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X-Stream Software End-User License Agreement ........................................ 238
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Windows License Agreement ....................................................................... 248
Index................................................................................................................. 249
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Welcome
Thank you for purchasing a Teledyne LeCroy product. We're certain you'll
be pleased with the detailed features so unique to our instruments.
This LabMaster 9 Zi-A Getting Started Manual is designed to cover
important safety and installation information for your oscilloscope, along
with standard procedures so you're quickly working on waveforms. The
Teledyne LeCroy website at teledynelecroy.com maintains the most current
specification information and the online help file on your instrument may
be accessed for more comprehensive documentation. Sections of the
online help residing on your oscilloscope may be printed and transferring
the help file itself to a USB memory device is a fairly common procedure.
Details on how to access your online help file can be found in a .pdf file on
the desktop of your oscilloscope.
This manual is arranged in the following manner:

Physical features such as hardware, basic controls, display

Core oscilloscope functions such as timebase and vertical setup

Special features such as customization, LabNotebook, Save/Recall
(File) functions, and Utilities

Reference, including certifications and contact information
When your product is delivered, verify that you’ve received all items on the
packing list or invoice copy. Contact your nearest Teledyne LeCroy
customer service center or national distributor if anything is missing or
damaged. We can only be responsible for replacement if you contact us
immediately.
We truly hope you enjoy using Teledyne LeCroy's fine products.
Sincerely,
David C. Graef
Teledyne LeCroy Corporation
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
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Safety Instructions
This section contains instructions that must be observed to keep the
instrument operating in a correct and safe condition. You are required to
follow generally accepted safety procedures in addition to the precautions
specified in this section. The overall safety of any system incorporating
this instrument is the responsibility of the assembler of the system.
Symbols
These symbols appear on the instrument's front or rear panels and in
documentation to alert you to important safety considerations.
CAUTION of damage to instrument, or WARNING of hazard to
health. Attend to the accompanying information to protect
against personal injury or damage. Do not proceed until
conditions are fully understood and met.
WARNING. High Voltage. Risk of electric shock.
Measurement ground connection.
Safety (protective) ground connection.
Alternating Current.
Standby Power (front of 9CZi-A, MCM-Zi, and 9xxMZi-A).
Power On (back of 9xxMZi-A); connected to AC mains.
Power Off (back of 9xxMZi-A); disconnected from AC mains.
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Precautions
Use proper power cord. Use only the power cord shipped with this
instrument and certified for the country of use.
Maintain ground. This product is grounded through the power cord
grounding conductor. To avoid electric shock, connect only to a grounded
mating outlet.
Connect and disconnect properly. Do not connect/disconnect probes or
test leads while they are connected to a voltage source.
Observe all terminal ratings. Do not apply a voltage to any input (C1, C2,
C3, C4 or EXT) that exceeds the maximum rating of that input. Refer to the
front of the oscilloscope for maximum input ratings.
Use only within operational environment listed. Do not use in wet or
explosive atmospheres.
Use indoors only.
Keep product surfaces clean and dry.
Do not block the cooling vents. Leave a minimum six-inch (15 cm) gap
between the instrument and the nearest object. Keep the underside clear
of papers and other objects.
Do not remove the covers or inside parts. Refer all maintenance to
qualified service personnel.
Do not operate with suspected failures. Do not use the product if any part
is damaged. Obviously incorrect measurement behaviors (such as failure to
calibrate) might indicate impairment due to hazardous live electrical
quantities. Cease operation immediately and sequester the instrument
from inadvertent use.
Operating Environment
Temperature: 5 to 40 °C.
Humidity: Maximum relative humidity 80 % for temperatures up to 31 °C
decreasing linearly to 50 % relative humidity at 40 °C (or at the upper
operational temperature limit).
Altitude: Up to 10,000 ft (3,048 m) at or below 25 °C.
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Cooling
The instrument relies on forced air cooling with internal fans and vents.
Take care to avoid restricting the airflow to any part of the oscilloscope.
Around the sides and rear, leave a minimum of 15 cm (6 inches) between
the instrument and the nearest object. At the bottom, the oscilloscope feet
(up or down) provide adequate clearance.
CAUTION. Do not block oscilloscope vents. Always keep the area beneath
the oscilloscope clear of paper and other items.
The instrument also has internal fan control circuitry that regulates the fan
speed based on the ambient temperature. This is performed automatically
after start-up.
Cleaning
Clean only the exterior of the oscilloscope using a damp, soft cloth. Do not
use harsh chemicals or abrasive elements. Under no circumstances
submerge the instrument or allow moisture to penetrate it. Avoid electric
shock by unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet before cleaning.
CAUTION. Do not attempt to clean internal parts. Refer to qualified service
personnel.
Calibration
The oscilloscope is calibrated at the factory prior to being shipped. The
recommended calibration interval is one year. Calibration should be
performed by qualified personnel only.
The oscilloscope software includes automatic and user-initiated deskew
calibration functions.
Schedule an annual factory calibration as part of your regular maintenance.
Extended warranty, calibration, and upgrade plans are available for
purchase. Contact your Teledyne LeCroy sales representative or
customersupport@teledynelecroy.com to purchase a service plan.
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Power
AC Power Source
100 to 240 VAC (+/-10%) at 50/60 Hz (+/-10%)
Manual voltage selection is not required because the instrument
automatically adapts to line voltage.
Power Consumption
9XXMZI-A MASTER ACQUISITION MODULE
13-20 GHz Models
Max Power Consumption (all accessories installed): ≤ 850 watts (850 VA)
Power consumption in Standby Mode: 10 Watts.
30-45 GHz DBI Models
Max Power Consumption (all accessories installed): ≤ 900 watts (900 VA)
Power consumption in Standby Mode: 10 Watts.
CPU MODULE - INCLUDED WITH LABMASTER 9XXMZI-A
Max Power Consumption (all accessories installed): ≤ 400 watts (400 VA)
Power consumption in Standby Mode: 5 Watts.
9CZI-A MASTER CONTROL MODULE
Max Power Consumption (all accessories installed): ≤ 450 watts (450 VA)
Power consumption in Standby Mode: 5 Watts.
MCM-ZI MASTER CONTROL MODULE
Max Power Consumption (all accessories installed): ≤ 450 watts (450 VA)
Power consumption in Standby Mode: 5 Watts.
9XXSZI-A SLAVE ACQUISITION MODULE
13-20 GHz Models
Max Power Consumption (all accessories installed): ≤ 700 watts (700 VA)
Power consumption in Standby Mode: 12 Watts.
30-45 GHz Models
Max Power Consumption (all accessories installed): ≤ 750 watts (750 VA)
Power consumption in Standby Mode: 12 Watts.
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Power and Ground Connections
The 9xxMZi-A Master Acquisition Module is provided with a 15A/250V
14AWG rated grounded cord set containing a molded three-terminal
polarized plug and a specific IEC-60320 (Type C15) connector for making
line voltage and safety ground connections.
The 9CZi-A and MCM-Zi Master Control Modules , 9xxSZi-A Acquisition
Module, and the CPU Module are provided with standard 10A/250V
18AWG rated grounded cord sets with IEC320 right-angle Type C13
connectors.
The AC inlet ground is connected directly to the frame of the instrument.
For adequate protection again electric shock, connect to a mating outlet
with a safety ground contact.
WARNING. Interrupting the protective conductor inside or outside the
oscilloscope, or disconnecting the safety ground terminal, creates a
hazardous situation. Intentional interruption is prohibited.
Standby Power
The Standby (Power) button controls the operational state of the Master
Control Module (LabMaster 9CZi-A or MCM-Zi), the Master Acquisition
Module (LabMaster 9xx-MZi-A), and the CPU Module.

Press the button to switch the instrument into Standby mode
(reduced power); press it again to return to full operation.

Press and hold the button for 5 seconds to power off the
instrument.
On the 9CZi-A Master Control Module, the color of the LED below the
Standby button indicates the operational state of the oscilloscope:

Steady green – fully powered and operational

Blinking green – computer subsystems on Standby (reduced
power); all other subsystems fully powered.

Off – powered off except for some housekeeping circuits.
On the MCM-Zi Master Control Module, LED indicator will be either:
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Blue– fully powered and operational.

Off– powered off except for some housekeeping circuits.
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Always use the Standby button or the File > Shutdown menu option to
execute a proper shut down process and preserve settings before powering
down. Do not shut down by pulling the power cord from the socket or
shutting off a connected power strip.
The Standby button does not disconnect the oscilloscope from the AC
power supply. The only way to fully power down the instrument is to use
the rear Power switch (if available), or unplug the AC power cord from the
outlet.
We recommend unplugging the instrument if it will be unused for a long
period of time.
CAUTION. Do not change the instrument’s Windows Power Options setting
from the default Never to System Standby or System Hibernate. Doing so
can cause the system to fail.
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LabMaster Overview
LabMaster is a unique modular oscilloscope solution that allows a
configuration of more channels at higher bandwidths than traditional four
channel oscilloscopes. It is ideally suited for test situations where there are
many lanes of serial data to be captured and analyzed simultaneously,
where crosstalk analysis is performed, or for capturing four channels at the
highest-possible bandwidths for optical coherent modulation applications.
Each LabMaster consists of a single Master Acquisition Module or Master
Control Module, and optional additional Slave Acquisition Modules. Slaves
can be added at any time for easy channel upgrades. Bandwidth upgrades
are available for both Master Acquisition Modules and Slave Acquisition
Modules for future scalability.
Unique ChannelSync™ architecture ensures precise synchronization
between all oscilloscope channels located in different acquisition modules.
A single 10 GHz distributed clock signal is generated in the Master
Acquisition Module or Master Control Module, and then used in or
distributed to as many as five Master Acquisition Modules or Slave
Acquisition Modules. The 10 GHz clock frequency - 1000 times faster than
the 10 MHz reference clocks commonly used to synchronize lab equipment
- ensures precise synchronization and high-timebase accuracy between all
acquisition modules. Additionally, a single trigger signal is used for all
acquisition modules to completely eliminate trigger jitter between
modules, such as would be found when two conventional oscilloscopes are
synchronized with 10 MHz clocks and a common trigger signal. The system
also ensures Acquisition Modules are automatically identified to the
Master, and software de-skew calibration routines allow for fast calibration
and correction for any static acquisition skew between all acquisition
modules.
NOTE: Detailed steps explaining how to set up either configuration are covered in
Configuration Setups Overview (on page 25).
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Master Control Module Configuration
This configuration includes either a 9CZi-A Master Control Module or
MCM-Zi Master Control Module with up to five Slave Acquisition
Modules.
NOTE: If your LabMaster system runs multiple Slave Acquisition Modules, for
optimal channel access and convenience, we recommend stacking the modules on
top of each other on your bench, inside Teledyne LeCroy's OC910 Oscilloscope
Cart, or inside of your own rack (modules must be specifically ordered for rack
mounting from the Teledyne LeCroy factory).
9CZi-A Master Control Module with up to five 9xxSZi-A Slave Acquisition Modules
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Master Acquisition Module Configuration
This configuration includes a 9xxMZi-A Master Acquisition Module with
corresponding CPU Module, and up-to-four 9xxSZi-A Slave Acquisition
Modules.
9xxMZi-A Master Acquisition Module with CPU Module and
four 9xxSZi-A Slave Acquisition Modules
NOTE: The 9xxSZi-A Slave Acquisition Modules are available in a variety of
bandwidths and channel density configurations. Each example shown previously
contains a mix of 20 GHz and >20 GHz Slave Acquisition Modules. Each Slave
Acquisition Module is compatible with either Master Module (Control or
Acquisition). Refer to specifications on the datasheet maintained at
teledynelecroy.com, or contact your Teledyne LeCroy representative for details.
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Front of MCM-Zi Master Control Module
The MCM-Zi Master Control Module includes Controls, Display, CPU, and
ChannelSync Clock Architecture. All acquisition capability is contained in
separate Acquisition Modules.
Number and Description
1.
Power Button
3.
Host USB Ports
2.
Fast Edge Output
4.
Detachable Front
Panel Control
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Front Panel Control
Release Switch
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Back of MCM-Zi Master Control Module
Number and Description
1.
2.
ChannelSync Outputs 3.
- SMA 10 GHz Clock
and PCIe 1 Lane
Control Connections
(for corresponding
Acquisition Modules)
4.
10 MHz Reference
Clock Output
5.
10 MHz Reference
6.
Clock Input
7.
(Grounded EMI Shield
required when port is 8.
not in use)
Removable Storage
Drive
Input/Output Panel
DVI-D Video Output
PCIe 4 Lane Data
Inputs (from
corresponding
Acquisition Modules)
AC Power Inlet
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
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Cap-off unused ChannelSync SMA sockets (item 1) using the provided
chain-linked 50 Ω terminations (not shown).

10 MHz Reference Clock Inputs are specifically intended for
synchronization with other instruments; not between Master Control
Module and Acquisition Modules.

DVI-D Video Output is for use with an additional external monitor for
Extended Desktop mode.

The AUX IN connection is for 50 Ω input only.
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The PCIe 4 Lane Data Inputs (item 8) also accommodate PCIe Expansion
Slot options for GPIB and LSIB. Option cards must be specified when
ordering and installed at the Teledyne LeCroy factory into any number of
the same five slots used for the Acquisition Modules. The slot between
the DVI-D Video Output connector and the PCIe 4 Lane Data Connection
for Channels 1-4 is unavailable.
Front of 9CZi-A Master Control Module
The 9CZi-A Master Control Module includes Controls, Display, CPU, and
ChannelSync Clock Architecture. All acquisition capability is contained in
separate Slave Acquisition Modules.
Number and Description
1. Power Button
3. USB Ports
2. Fast Edge Output
4. Detachable Front
5. Front Panel Control
Release Switch
Panel Control
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Back of 9CZi-A Master Control Module
Number and Description
1. Channel Sync Outputs 4.
- SMA 10 GHz Clock
and PCIe 1 Lane
Control Connections
(for corresponding
Slave Acquisition
Modules)
2. AC Power Plug
3. Input/Output Panel
(on page 20)
DVI-D Video Output
5.
Removable Hard
Drive
6.
PCIe 4 Lane Data
Inputs (from
corresponding Slave
Acquisition
Modules).
7. 10 MHz Reference
Clock Input
(Grounded EMI
Shield required
when port is not in
use)
8. DVI-D Video Input
(from DVI-D Video
Output on CPU)
9. 10 MHz Reference
Clock Output
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PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Cap-off unused ChannelSync SMA sockets (item 1) using the provided
chain-linked 50 Ω terminations (not shown).

DVI-D Video Output and Input connectors (items 5 and 6) must be
connected with the supplied 1 foot cable for your touch-screen display to
function.

The PCIe 4 Lane Data Inputs (item 6) also accommodate PCIe Expansion
Slot options for GPIB and LSIB. Option cards must be specified when
ordering and installed at the Teledyne LeCroy factory into any number of
the same five slots used for the Acquisition Modules. The slot between
the DVI-D Video Output connector and the PCIe 4 Lane Data Connection
for Channels 1-4 is unavailable.

The AUX IN connection for 50 Ω input only is provided on the back of the
9CZi-A Master Control Module.

10 MHz Reference Clock Inputs are specifically intended for
synchronization with other instruments; not between Master and Slave
modules.
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Front of 9xxMZi-A Master Acquisition Module
The 9xxMZi-A Master Acquisition Module includes Controls, Display,
ChannelSync Clock Architecture, and a single, internal acquisition system.
The CPU is contained in the separate, physical CPU Module, but is included
with the LabMaster 9xxMZi-A. Additional acquisition capability is
contained in separate Slave Acquisition Modules.
Number and Description
1. Power Button
2. Channel Row LED
Indicator
5. Volume Control and
Mute Button
6. Ground Connector
3. Channel Inputs
7. Speaker
4. Auxiliary Input and
8. Fast Edge, Recovered
Output
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9. USB Ports
10. Detachable Front
Panel Control
11. Front Panel Control
Release Switch
Clock, and Data
Outputs
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Back of 9xxMZi-A Master Acquisition Module
Number and Description
1. Channel Sync Outputs 4. PCIe 1 Lane DATA
- SMA 10 GHz Clock
and PCIe 1 Lane
Control Connections
(for corresponding
Slave Acquisition
Modules)
2. Power Switch
Output (to CPU
Module)
5. DVI-D Video Input (for
DVI-D Output Signal
from CPU)
6. 10 MHz Reference
Clock Input
(Grounded EMI Shield
required when port is
not in use)
7. LBUS Output
8. 10 MHz Reference
Clock Output
3. AC Power Plug
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PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Cap off unused ChannelSync SMA sockets (item 1) using the provided
chain-linked 50 Ω terminations.

VGA/WXGA Video Input connectors (item 5) must be connected with
the supplied 1 meter cable to the VGA/WXGA Video Output on the
CPU Module for your touch-screen display to function.

10 MHz Reference Clock Inputs are specifically intended for
synchronization with other instruments; not between Master and Slave
modules.
Front of CPU Module
In the Master Acquisition Module configuration, the 9xxMZi-A Master
Acquisition Module connects to a separate CPU Module, shown below.
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Back of CPU Module
Number and Description
1. AC Power Plug
3. The I/O Panel
2. Removable Hard Drive 4. DVI-D Video Output
5. PCIe 4 Lane Data
Inputs (from
corresponding Slave
Acquisition Modules).
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

The PCIe 4 Lane Data Inputs (item 5) also accommodate PCIe Expansion
Slot options for GPIB and LSIB. Option cards must be specified when
ordering and installed at the Teledyne LeCroy factory into any number of
the same five slots used for the Acquisition Modules. The slot between
the DVI-D Video Output connector and the PCIe 4 Lane Data Connection
for Channels 1-4 is unavailable.

The DVI-D Video Output connector (item 4) must be connected to the
DVI-D Video Input on the back of the 9xxMZi-A Master Acquisition Module
with the supplied 1 meter cable for your touch-screen display to function.
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Input/Output Panel
9CZi-A Master Control Module and
9xxMZi-AMaster Acquisition Module
The available connections are the same, only the location differs:
 I/O panel is on the back of the 9CZi-A Master Control Module unit
(on page 14).
 I/O panel is on the back of the CPU Module (on page 17)
corresponding to 9xxMZi-A Master Acquisition Module.
Number and Description
1. Mouse
3. Ethernet Ports
2. Keyboard
4. USB Ports
5. 15-pin VGA/WXGA
6. 15-pin VGA/WXGA
Video Output
7. DVI-D Video Output
Video Input
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MCM-Zi Master Control Module
The I/O panel is located on the back of the MCM-Zi Master Control Module
(page 12).
Number and Description
1.
Mouse
2.
Keyboard
3.
Host USB Ports
4.
9-pin Serial Port
(disabled)
5.
15-pin Video Output
(disabled)
6.
Ethernet ports (LAN)
NOTE: The MCM-Zi motherboard is a server-class motherboard with certain I/O
capabilities (serial port, VGA/WXGA video output) that are not utilized by the
MCM-Zi, even though the physical connectors remain on the I/O panel. The 9-pin
serial port is used for communication to the server motherboard, and the 15-pin
video connector only outputs text debug messages from the motherboard. Since
these capabilities are not useful for the MCM-Zi, they are disabled in the BIOS and
will not provide any I/O should you connect to them.
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Front of 9xxSZi-A Slave Acquisition Module
Number and Description
1. ProLink Compatible
Inputs
2. 2.4/2.92 mm
3. Channel ON/OFF
Compatible Inputs (on
>20 GHz Model Slave 4.
Acquisition Modules
Only)
Buttons
Corresponding
Channel Number
Indicators
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
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
If your LabMaster system runs multiple Slave Acquisition Modules, for
optimal channel access and convenience, we recommend stacking the
modules on top of each other on your bench, inside Teledyne LeCroy's
available cart, or inside of your own rack (modules must be specifically
ordered for rack mounting from the Teledyne LeCroy factory).

The 9xxSZi-A Slave Acquisition Modules are available in a variety of
bandwidths and channel density configurations. Each example shown
previously contains a mix of 20 GHz and >20 GHz Slave Acquisition
Modules. Each Slave Acquisition Module is compatible with either Master
Module (Control or Acquisition). Refer to specifications on the datasheet
maintained at teledynelecroy.com.
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Back of 9xxSZi-A Slave Acquisition Module
Number and Description
1. ChannelSync PCIe 1 3. ChannelSync SMA 10 5. AC Power Plug
Lane Control Input
2. PCIe 4 Lane Data
Output
GHz Clock Input
4. AUX IN rated for 50 Ω
input
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Only the back of the 9CZi-A Master Control Module or the back of the
9xxMZi-A Master Acquisition Module has 10 MHz Reference Clock
Input/Output connections.

10 MHz Reference Clock Inputs are specifically intended for
synchronization with other instruments; not between Master and Slave
modules.
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ChannelSync Mainframe Hub
The CMH-20 ChannelSync Mainframe Hub provides a simple and effective
means to expand a LabMaster system beyond 20 channels (5 Acquisition
Modules). This is accomplished without any degradation of the timing
accuracy specifications. The Mainframe Hub is populated with cards for
each acquisition module (the back panel of the CMH-20 shown below is
populated with 20 cards for use with 20 Acquisition Modules, or 80 total
channels).
Connect a PCIe 1 Lane cable from the MCM-Zi Channel 1-4 output to the
single PCIe 1 Lane input at the lower right of the CMH-20 back panel.
Connect four PCl4 4 Lane cables from the MCM-Zi data outputs for
channels 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, and 13-16 to the four PCIe 4 Lane data inputs along
the bottom of the CMH-20 back panel (to the left of the PCLe 1 input).
Connect from the PCIe 1 Lane Control, PCIe 4 Lane Data, and 10 GHz
ChannelSync Clock outputs to the corresponding inputs on the Acquisition
Modules.
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LabMaster Hardware Set Up
Overview
These instructions explain the setup of your LabMaster modules for both
Master Control Module or Master Acquisition Module configurations. As
mentioned previously in LabMaster Hardware Overview (on page 2),
LabMaster modules are designed to work with one another for a variety of
extensible configurations and customized solution possibilities; however,
they are purchased as either Master Control Module or Master Acquisition
Module configurations.
LabMaster Setup Styles
As mentioned previously, LabMaster modules are designed to work with
one another for a variety of extensible configurations and customized
solution possibilities. They are purchased as Master Control Module or
Master Acquisition Module configurations. You can choose your own
LabMaster Setup Style - meaning, you can decide to Stack your LabMaster
modules or Rack them inside an available Cart complete with lockable front
wheels.
NOTE: If your LabMaster system runs multiple Slave Acquisition Modules, for
optimal channel access and convenience, Teledyne LeCroy recommends stacking
the modules on top of each other on your bench, inside Teledyne LeCroy's
available Cart or inside of your own rack (modules must be specifically ordered for
rack mounting from the Teledyne LeCroy factory).
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LabMaster Master Control Module and Master Acquisition Module stack setups
LabMaster set up inside the available cart
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9CZi-A Master Control Module Configuration
This LabMaster configuration involves making PCIe 1 and 4 Lane, DVI-D,
SMA 72", and Power Cable connections. Follow these steps to properly
connect all parts of your LabMaster setup.
PCIe 1 Lane Cable - Master Control Module to Slave
Acquisition Module SYNC Connection(s)
Connect each PCIe 1 Lane Control Output on the back of your 9CZi-A
Master Control Module to the PCIe 1 Lane Input on each 9xxSZi-A Slave
Acquisition Module used in your system using the PCIe 1 Lane cable(s)
provided.
On the back of the Master Control Module, plug one end of the PCIe 1
Lane cable into the PCIe 1 Lane Channel Sync Output (labeled SYNC).
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Now, on the back of the Slave Acquisition Module, connect the other end
of the same PCIe 1 Lane cable into the corresponding PCIe 1 Lane Channel
Sync Input (labeled SYNC).
Gently pull the green tab on the cable plug to remove it.
Repeat the previous steps for every additional Slave Acquisition Module in
your system.
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PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

PCIe 1 Lane Cable plugs are keyed with a single groove along one wide
side of the plug. The plug must be inserted into the socket with the
groove aligned properly.

Connect into your Slave Acquisition Modules from the correct channel
groupings on the 9CZi-A Master Control Module; meaning, your first Slave
Acquisition Module is connected from the CHANNEL 1-4 output, second
from the CHANNEL 5-9 output, third from the CHANNEL 9-12 output,
fourth from the CHANNEL 13-16 output, and last from the CHANNEL 1720 output.

If you are connecting less than 5 of the Slave Acquisition Modules, the
PCIe 1 Lane Channel Sync Outputs on the back of the Master Control
Module may not be skipped and must be connected in consecutive order
into the PCIe 1 Lane Channel Sync Inputs on the back of the corresponding
slaves.
PCIe 4 Lane Cable - Slave Acquisition Module to Master
Control Module SYNC Connection(s)
Now, let's continue making the PCI Express connections by cabling the PCIe
4 Lane Data Output on the back of each 9xxSZi-ASlave Acquisition Module
to the PCIe 4 Lane Data Inputs on the back of your 9CZi-AMaster Control
Module using PCIe 4 Lane cable(s) provided.
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On the back of a Slave Acquisition Module, connect one end of a PCIe 4
Lane cable from the PCIe 4 Lane Data Output (labeled DATALINK).
Now, on the back of the Master Control Module, connect the other end of
the same PCIe 4 Lane cable into the corresponding PCIe 4 Lane Data Input
(labeled DATALINK CHANNEL).
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Gently pull the green tab on the cable plug to remove it.
Repeat the previous steps for every additional Slave Acquisition Module in
your system.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

PCIe 4 Lane Cable plugs are keyed with a single groove along one wide
side of the plug. The plug must be inserted into the socket with the
groove aligned properly.

Be sure to connect from your Slave Acquisition Modules into the correct
channel groupings on the 9CZi-A Master Control Module; meaning, your
first Slave Acquisition Module is connected into DATALINK CHANNEL 1-4
input on the Master Control Module, second into the DATALINK CHANNEL
5-9 input, third into the DATALINK CHANNEL 9-12 input, fourth into the
DATALINK CHANNEL 13-16 input, and last into the DATALINK CHANNEL
17-20 input.

If you are connecting less than 5 of the Slave Acquisition Modules, the
PCIe 4 Lane Data Inputs on the back of the Master Control Modulemay
not be skipped and must be connected in consecutive order from the PCIe
4 Lane Data Outputs on the back of the corresponding slaves.
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DVI-D Connection - Video Card to Touch-Screen Display on
the Master Control Module
The DVI-D Video Output must be connected to the DVI-D Video Input
(both on the back of the Master Control Module) using the provided DVI-D
cable for the touch-screen display to function.
Connect one end of the provided DVI-D cable into the DVI-D Video Output
on the back of the Master Control Module.
Now, connect the other end of the same DVI-D cable into the DVI-D Video
Input, also on the back of the Master Control Module.
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NOTE: The connections are specifically DVI-D.
SMA 72" Cables - Master Control Module to Slave
Acquisition Module Connection(s) for Reference Clock
Connect each SMA 10 GHz Clock Output on the back of your 9CZi-A Master
Control Module to the SMA 10 GHz Clock Input on each 9xxSZi-A Slave
Acquisition Module used in your system using the SMA 72" cable(s)
provided.
NOTE: Use an SMA torque wrench and ensure connections are properly tightened.
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On the back of the Master Control Module, connect one end of an
SMA 72" cable from a SMA 10 GHz Clock Output (labeled REF, unscrew the
chain-linked 50 Ω termination, if necessary).
Now, on the back of the Slave Acquisition Module, connect the other end
of the same SMA 72" cable into the corresponding SMA 10 GHz Clock Input
(labeled REF).
Repeat the previous steps for every additional Slave Acquisition Module
in your system.
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Cap off any unused SMA 10 GHz Clock Outputs on the back of your 9CZi-A
Master Control Module using the chain-linked 50 Ω terminations provided.
Power Cable Connections and Main Power Switch
The combined draw from your 9CZi-A Master Control Module and 9xxSZi-A
Slave Acquisition Modules (max of 5) approximately totals 5 kW, Teledyne
LeCroy advises that your power connections be generally divided as
follows:
 The Master Control Module requires less power and may be
combined with a Slave Acquisition Module to a different circuit
rated to handle a combined 2050 Watts.
 Connect any additional pairs of Slave Acquisition Modules to a
different circuit rated to handle a combined 2050 Watts.
A 15A/250V 14AWG rated grounded cord set with a IEC320 right-angle
Type C15 connector with a slotted groove is provided specifically for the
Master Control Module. Components other than the Master Control
Module are each provided with a standard 10A/250V 18AWG rated
grounded cord set with an IEC320 right-angle Type C13 connector. Ω
NOTE: Always refer to the product datasheet specifications at teledynelecroy.com
for the most current and detailed power ratings.
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When all connections are made, the main switch on the front of the Master
Control Module powers all connected items - Master and Slave Acquisition
Module(s) - as a single LabMaster unit.
NOTE: If any connections are incorrect, the main power switch does not power on
your system.
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MCM-Zi Master Control Module Configuration
This LabMaster configuration involves making PCIe 1 and 4 Lane, SMA 72",
and Power Cables. Follow these steps to properly connect all parts of your
LabMaster.
PCIe 1 Lane Cable SYNC Connection(s)
Connect each PCIe 1 Lane Control Input on the back of your 10-xxZi
Acquisition Modules to a PCIe 1 Lane Output on the MCM-Zi Master
Control Module using the PCIe 1 Lane cable(s) provided.
On the back of the Master Control Module, plug one end of the PCIe 1 Lane
cable into the PCIe 1 Lane Channel Sync Output (labeled SYNC).
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Now, connect the other end of the 1 Lane cable into the SYNC socket on
the back of the Acquisition Module.
Gently pull the green tab on the cable plug to remove it.
Repeat these steps for every additional Acquisition Module in your system.
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PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

PCIe 1 Lane Cable plugs are keyed with a single groove along one wide
side of the plug. The plug must be inserted into the socket with the
groove aligned properly.

Connect into your Acquisition Modules from the correct channel
groupings on the Master Control Module; meaning, your first Acquisition
Module is connected from the CHANNEL 1-4 output, second from the
CHANNEL 5-8 output, third from the CHANNEL 9-12 output, etc.

If you are connecting less than 5 of the Acquisition Modules, the PCIe 1
Lane Channel Sync Outputs on the back of the Master Control Module
may not be skipped and must be connected in consecutive order into the
PCIe 1 Lane Channel Sync Inputs on the back of the corresponding
acquisition modules.
PCIe 4 Lane DATALINK Connection(s)
Continue making the PCI Express connections by cabling the PCIe 4 Lane
Data Output on the back of each 10-xxZi Acquisition Module to the PCIe 4
Lane Data Inputs on the back of your MCM-Zi Master Control Module using
PCIe 4 Lane cable(s) provided.
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On the back of the Acquisition Module, connect one end of a PCIe 4 lane
cable from the PCIe 4 Lane Data Output (labeled DATALINK).
Now, on the back of the Master Control Module, connect the other end of
the same PCIe 4 Lane cable into the corresponding PCIe 4 Lane Data Input
(labeled DATALINK CHANNEL).
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Gently pull the green tab on the cable plug to remove it.
Repeat the previous steps for every additional Acquisition Module in your
system.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
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
PCIe 4 Lane Cable plugs are keyed with a single groove along one wide
side of the plug. The plug must be inserted into the socket with the
groove aligned properly.

Be sure to connect your Acquisition Modules to the correct channel
groupings on the Master Control Module; First Acquisition Module is
connected into DATALINK CHANNEL 1-4, second into the DATALINK
CHANNEL 5-9 input, third into the DATALINK CHANNEL 9-12 input,
fourth into the DATALINK CHANNEL 13-16 input, and last into the
DATALINK CHANNEL 17-20 input.

If you are connecting less than 5 of the Slave Acquisition Modules, the
PCIe 4 Lane Data Inputs on the back of the Master Control Module may
not be skipped and must be connected in consecutive order from the PCIe
4 Lane Data Outputs on the back of the corresponding slaves.
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SMA 72" Cables - ChannelSync Clock Connections
Connect each SMA 10 GHz Clock Output on the back of your MCM-Zi
Master Control Module to the SMA 10 GHz Clock Input on each 10-xxZi
Acquisition Module used in your system using the SMA 72" Male to Male
cable(s) provided.
NOTE: Use an SMA torque wrench and ensure connections are properly tightened.
On the back of the Master Control Module, connect one end of an SMA 72"
cable from a SMA 10 GHz Clock Output (labeled REF, unscrew the chainlinked 50 Ω termination, if necessary).
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Now, on the back of the Acquisition Module, connect the other end of the
same SMA 72" cable into the corresponding SMA 10 GHz Clock Input
(labeled REF).
Repeat the previous steps for every additional Acquisition Module in your
system.
Cap off unused SMA 10 GHz Clock Outputs on the back of your Master
Control Module using the chain-linked 50 Ω terminations provided.
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Power Cable Connections and Main Power Switch
Teledyne LeCroy advises that you note the power ratings of the individual
modules and connect them to suitably rated circuits.
 MCM-Zi Control Module comes with an IEC60320 Type C13 power
inlet connector.
 9xxSZi-A Acquisition Module comes with an IEC60320 Type C20
power inlet connector.
Always refer to the product datasheet at www.teledynelecroy.com for the
most current and detailed specifications regarding power ratings.
CAUTION: The combined draw from your Master Control Module and
Acquisition Modules (max of 20) can be many kilowatts. Two acquisition
modules connected to a single circuit may cause an overcurrent condition for that
circuit.
When all connections are made, the main power switch on the front of the
Master Control Module powers on all components as a single unit.
NOTE: If any connections are incorrect, the main power switch will not power on
the system.
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9xxMZi-A Master Acquisition Module Configuration
PCIe 1 Lane Cable - Master Acquisition Module to Slave
Acquisition Module
Connect each PCIe 1 Lane Control Output on the back of your 9xxMZi-A
Master Acquisition Module to the PCIe 1 Lane Input on each 9xxSZi-A
Slave Acquisition Module used in your system using the PCIe 1 Lane
cable(s) provided.
On the back of the Master Acquisition Module, plug one end of the PCIe 1
Lane cable into the PCIe 1 Lane Channel Sync Output (labeled SYNC).
Now, connect the other end of the 1 Lane cable into the SYNC socket on
the back of the 9 SZi-A (Slave).
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Gently pull the green tab on the cable plug to remove it.
Repeat the previous steps for every additional Slave Acquisition Module in
your system.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

PCIe 1 Lane Cable plugs are keyed with a single groove along one wide
side of the plug. The plug must be inserted into the socket with the
groove aligned properly.

Connect into your Slave Acquisition Modules from the correct channel
groupings on the 9xxMZi-A Master Acquisition Module; meaning, your
first Slave Acquisition Module is connected from the CHANNEL 5-9 output,
second from the CHANNEL 9-12 output, third from the CHANNEL 13-16
output, and last from the CHANNEL 17-20 output.

If you are connecting less than 4 of the Slave Acquisition Modules, the
PCIe 1 Lane Channel Sync Outputs on the back of the Master Acquisition
Module may not be skipped and must be connected in consecutive order
into the PCIe 1 Lane Channel Sync Inputs on the back of the corresponding
slaves.
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PCIe 4 Lane Cable - CPU Module to Master Acquisition
Module
Make a connection for Channels 1-4 from the back of the Master
Acquisition Module into the PCIe 4 Lane Data Input (labeled
DATALINK CHANNEL 1-4) on the back of the CPU Module.
Connect one end of a PCIe 4 Lane cable to the PCIe 4 Lane Data Output
(labeled DATALINK CHANNEL 1-4) on the back of the Master Acquisition
Module.
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Now, on the back of the CPU Module, connect the other end of the same
PCIe 4 Lane cable specifically into the PCIe 4 Lane Data Input (labeled
DATALINK CHANNEL 1-4).
9xxSZi-ASlave Acquisition Modules connections for channels above 1-4,
connections are made from the PCIe 4 Lane Data Output (labeled
DATALINK CHANNEL) on the back of each Slave Acquisition Module into
the corresponding PCIe 4 Lane Data Input (labeled DATALINK CHANNEL)
on the back of the CPU Module.
Gently pull the green tab on the cable plug to remove it.
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PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

PCIe 4 Lane Cable plugs are keyed with a single groove along one wide
side of the plug. The plug must be inserted into the socket with the
groove aligned properly.

If you are connecting less than 4 of the Slave Acquisition Modules, the
PCIe 4 Lane Data Inputs on the back of the CPU Modulemay not be
skipped and must be connected in consecutive order from the PCIe 4 Lane
Data Outputs on the back of the corresponding slaves.
PCIe 4 Lane Cable - Slave Acquisition Module to CPU
Module
Continue making the PCI Express connections for channels above 1-4, by
cabling the PCIe 4 Lane Data Output on the back of each 9xxSZi-ASlave
Acquisition Module to the PCIe 4 Lane Data Inputs on the back of your
CPU Module using PCIe 4 Lane cable(s) provided.
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Plug one end of a PCIe 4 Lane cable into the PCIe 4 Lane Data Output
(labeled DATALINK) on the back of each Slave Acquisition Module.
Now, on the back of the CPU Module, connect the other end of the same
PCIe 4 Lane cable into the corresponding PCIe 4 Lane Data Input (labeled
DATALINK CHANNEL).
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Gently pull the green tab on the cable plug to remove it.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
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
PCIe 4 Lane Cable plugs are keyed with a single groove along one wide
side of the plug. The plug must be inserted into the socket with the
groove aligned properly.

If you are connecting less than four of the Slave Acquisition Modules, the
PCIe 4 Lane Data Inputs on the back of the CPU Modulemay not be
skipped and must be connected in consecutive order from the PCIe 4 Lane
Data Outputs on the back of the corresponding slaves.
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DVI-D Connection - CPU Module's Video Card Output to the
Master Acquisition Module's Touch-Screen Display Video
Input
Connect the CPU Module's Video Card DVI-D Output into the Master
Acquisition Module's Touch-Screen Display DVI-D Input using the DVI-D
cable provided.
Connect one end of the provided DVI-D cable into the DVI-D Video Output
on the back of the CPU Module.
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Now, connect the other end of the same DVI-D cable into the DVI-D Video
Input on the back of the Master Acquisition Module.
NOTE: The connections are specifically DVI-D.
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SMA 72" Cables - Master Acquisition Module to Slave
Acquisition Module Reference Clock Connection
Connect each SMA 10 GHz Clock Output on the back of your 9xxMZi-A
Master Acquisition Module to the SMA 10 GHz Clock Input on each
9xxSZi-A Slave Acquisition Module used in your system using the SMA 72"
cable(s) provided.
NOTE: Use an SMA torque wrench and ensure connections are properly tightened.
SMA 72" M to M Cable
On the back of the Master Acquisition Module, connect one end of an
SMA 72" cable from a SMA 10 GHz Clock Output (labeled REF, unscrew the
chain-linked 50 Ω termination, if necessary).
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Now, on the back of the Slave Acquisition Module, connect the other end
of the same SMA 72" cable into the corresponding SMA 10 GHz Clock Input
(labeled REF).
Repeat the previous steps for every additional Slave Acquisition Module in
your system.
Cap off any unused SMA 10 GHz Clock Outputs on the back of your 9xxMZiA Master Acquisition Module using the chain-linked 50 Ω terminations
provided.
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Power Cable Connection and Main Power Switch
The combined draw from your 9xxMZi-AMaster Acquisition Module,
9xxSZi-ASlave Acquisition Modules (max of 4), and CPU Module
approximately totals 5 kW, Teledyne LeCroy advises that your power
connections be generally divided as follows:
 Connect the Master Acquisition Module and its CPU Module to a
single circuit rated to handle a combined 1250 Watts.
 Connect any additional pairs of Slave Acquisition Modules to a
different circuit rated to handle a combined 2050 Watts.
NOTE: Always refer to the product datasheet specifications at teledynelecroy.com
for the most current and detailed power ratings.
15A/250V 14AWG rated grounded cord set with a IEC320 right-angle Type
C15 connector with a slotted groove is provided specifically for the Master
Acquisition Module. Components other than the Master Acquisition
Module are each provided with a standard 10A/250V 18AWG rated
grounded cord set with an IEC320 right-angle Type C13 connector.
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When all connections are made, the Standby Power switch on the front of
the Master Acquisition Module powers all connected items (Master
Acquisition, Slave Acquisition, and CPU Module) as a single LabMaster unit.
NOTE: If any connections are incorrect, the main power switch does not power on
your system.
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Removing and Attaching the Front Panel Control
Detach the Front Panel Control from the oscilloscope by sliding the
detachment lever to the left and pulling at the right.
Attach the front panel by inserting the lower part first, sliding the
detachment lever to the left, and then pushing the top in place.
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FRONT PANEL AS A REMOTE CONTROL
While detached, your front panel (standard or 4 channel version) can be
used as a remote control. Just plug-and-play connect to the oscilloscope
using the USB - A to USB - Mini B cable provided.
NOTE: While a standard front panel comes with your Zi oscilloscope, Teledyne
LeCroy offers additional standard front panels or a 4 channel version (as follows) to
better suit the way you work.
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Touch Screen and External Displays
Set Up Internal Display
Connect the DVI-D Video Output on the CPU to the DVI-D Video Input on
the 9xxMZi-A Master Acquisition Module to enable the internal, built-in
touch-screen display. The 9CZi-A Master Control Module has the same
display capabilities as the 9xxMZi-A Master Acquisition Module, except
there is no separate CPU module. Instead, a short "jumper" cable connects
video output to input. The MCM-Zi Master Control Module does not
require any internal display set up.
Set Up External Display
You may operate the instrument using the built-in touch-screen or attach
an external monitor for extended display. A properly configured external
display will take on all the touch-screen capabilities of the internal display.
NOTE: LabMaster 9xxMZi-A and 9CZi-A do not support extended desktop mode
when connected to an external monitor. LabMaster MCM-Zi does support
extended desktop mode. If the external monitor uses a Fujitsu touch screen driver,
it will not work as a touch screen but will support extended display.
To connect to an external monitor:
1. Choose File > Exit to close the oscilloscope application so that the
Windows desktop is visible (you do not need to shut down
completely).
2. Connect the oscilloscope to the external monitor from the DVI-D
video output connector.
3. Right-click on the desktop to display the settings menu, then
choose Screen Resolution.
4. On the Windows display dialog:

Select display number 2 (the external monitor) and choose
Multiple displays: Extend this display.

Drag the display number 2 icon to its location in your setup
(above or below the oscilloscope display).

Make any other desired display selections, then touch
Apply and OK.
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5. Use the Start DSO desktop icon to restart the oscilloscope
application.
6. Choose Display > Display Setup.
7. On the Display setup dialog, check Extend Grids on 2nd Monitor.
The total number of grids is now distributed over both displays.
Both displays before Dual Display Mode selection. In this example, the top monitor
is the external display.
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Grids distributed after Dual Display Mode selection. Trace descriptor boxes move
with the trace (note the movement of C1-C4). Other controls remain on the primary
display (Display 1, which in this example is the bottom, internal display).
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Interfaces
LabMaster 9 Zi systems are equipped with a variety of interfaces to allow
you to connect cables directly to the oscilloscope channels, reducing the
need to use costly adapters that may be easily lost or misplaced.
The interfaces power the probe and completely integrate the probe with
the oscilloscope channel in a number of ways:
 Upon connection, the probe is recognized and some setup
information, such as input coupling and attenuation, is performed
automatically.
 System (probe plus oscilloscope) gain settings are automatically
calculated and displayed based on the probe attenuation.
 Most active probes match probe to oscilloscope response
automatically using probe response data stored in an on-board
EEPROM. This ensures the best possible combined probe plus
oscilloscope channel frequency response without the need to
perform any de-embedding procedure.
Interfaces differ in bandwidth capabilities, so the interfaces contained on
your oscilloscope—and their exact location—depend on the bandwidth
rating of the oscilloscope model you purchased.
High-bandwidth interfaces (45 GHz and up) must be enabled by selecting
the appropriate Dual Bandwidth Interleave setting on the Timebase dialog
and the Input B setting on the Channel dialog.
NOTE: AUX INPUT and AUX OUTPUT connections are typically located on the Front
of the oscilloscope near the other interfaces.
ProLink Interface
All LabMaster 9xxMZi-A Master Acquisition Modules and 9xxSZi-A Slave
Acquisition Modules use the ProLink interface for inputs up to 20 GHz on
channels 1-4.
The ProLink interface contains a 6-pin power and communication
connection and a Blind Mate Adapter (BMA) signal connection to the
probe. It offers 50 Ω input impedance and provides probe power and
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control for a wide range of probes with bandwidth ratings from 3 GHz to 20
GHz. The nature of the ProLink interface with its recessed BMA connector
means that an adapter must be connected to the ProLink interface to allow
SMA or 2.92/K connector terminated cables to be attached to the
oscilloscope channel. These adapters are normally provided with your
oscilloscope, and are described in ProLink Interface Adapters (on page 67).
ProBus Interface
LabMaster 9xxMZi-A Master Acquisition Modules rated to 20 GHz use the
ProBus interface for inputs up to 25 GHz on channels 1-4.
LabMaster 945MZi-A Master Acquisition Modules use the ProBus interface
for inputs up to 25 GHz on channels 1 and 4, input B.
The ProBus interface contains a 6-pin power and communication
connection and a BNC signal connection to the probe. It offers both 50 Ω/1
MΩ input impedance and provides probe power and control for a wide
range of probes such as high impedance passive probes, high impedance
active probes, current probes, high voltage probes, and differential probes.
ProBus also includes sense rings for detecting passive probes. The ProBus
interface may also have a BNC-terminated cable connected directly to it.
ProBus is based on a BNC connector and, depending on the exact BNC
connector used and the oscilloscope design, is rated for up to 4 GHz with
50 Ω coupling or up to 1 GHz for 1 MΩ coupling (depending on the exact
model purchase).
2.92 mm Interface
LabMaster 930SZi-A Slave Acquisition Modules use the 2.92 mm interface
for inputs up to 36 GHz on channels 2 and 3, input B.
LabMaster 945MZi-A Master Acquisition Modules and 945SZi-A Slave
Acquisition Modules use the 2.92 mm interface for inputs up to 36 GHz on
channel 2, input B.
This interface consists of a precision connector and a LEMO power and
communication connector. It offers 50 Ω input impedance only.
The 2.92 mm high-bandwidth electrical paths are comprised of two
connector halves/subassemblies which have a common mating interface:

The first connector half is mounted onto the oscilloscope
connector panel. The outer end of this connector has a
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combination of grooves, external threads and a coaxial interface
with a 2.92 mm airline geometry.

The second connector half is the connector saver. It has a similar
interface on one end, with spring-biased inner and outer contacts.
The connector saver has projections which interlock with slots on the
mounted connector and a coupling nut which secures the two halves;
resulting in a non-rotational, torque independent electrical connection. The
spring-biased inner and outer contacts eliminate the need for specifying
proof torque and no tools are required to mate or un-mate the connection.
The connector saver is easily field replaceable, should damage occur,
making it a more field reliable system. The 2.92 mm connector savers
operate mode free well beyond 36 GHz.
2.4 mm Interface
LabMaster 945MZi-A Master Acquisition Modules and 945SZi-A Slave
Acquisition Modules use the 2.4 mm interface 25 - 45 GHz inputs on
channel 3, input B. This interface consists of a precision connector and a
LEMO power and communication connector. It offers 50 Ω input
impedance only.
The 2.4 mm high-bandwidth electrical paths are comprised of two
connector halves/subassemblies which have a common mating interface:

The first connector half is mounted onto the oscilloscope
connector panel. The outer end of this connector has a
combination of grooves, external threads and a coaxial interface
with a 2.4 mm airline geometry.

The second connector half is the connector saver. It has a similar
interface on one end, with spring-biased inner and outer contacts.
The connector saver has projections which interlock with slots on the
mounted connector and a coupling nut which secures the two halves;
resulting in a non-rotational, torque independent electrical connection. The
spring-biased inner and outer contacts eliminate the need for specifying
proof torque and no tools are required to mate or un-mate the connection.
The connector saver is easily field replaceable, should damage occur,
making it a more field reliable system. The 2.4 mm connector saver
operates mode free well beyond 45 GHz.
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NOTE: The mounted connectors for the 2.92 mm and 2.4 mm interfaces look
identical, and the connector savers look very similar, so be sure to attach the
correct connector saver to achieve the desired bandwidth. The 2.92 mm connector
saver will fit over the 2.4 mm mounted connector (and vice versa) but will not yield
the full 45 GHz bandwidth.
ProLink Interface Adapters
Teledyne LeCroy's ProLink Adapters (LPA) provides the ability to connect a
cable to your oscilloscope that is either BNC, SMA, or K (2.92 mm)
terminated. These adapters are only for cable connection since they do not
provide the power and communication interfaces required for probe usage.
In fact, the absence of these connections on the adapters means that a
probe cannot be connected to the oscilloscope when one of these adapters
is connected.
The following cable connections are supported:
 BNC, using the LPA-BNC Blind Mate Adapter (BMA) to BNC interface
adapter. This is not normally provide with your oscilloscope, but may
be ordered as an accessory.
 SMA , using the LPA-SMA BMA-to-SMA adapter
 K-Type (2.92 mm), using the LPA-K BMA-to-2.92 mm adapter (4 are
sent standard in 13 - 45 GHz units).
BMA-to-SMA, BMA-to-BNC, BMA-to-2.92 mm ProLink Adapters.
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First, the BMA Female Connector (1). Then, shown installed are the ProLink
LPA-SMA, LPA-BNC, and LPA-K Adapters (2, 3, and 4).
NOTE: When connecting an active probe to the instrument, an adapter is not
required unless you wish to connect a ProBus compatible probe to a ProLink input.
Connecting the Adapters
The mating end of the ProLink adapter has
four fastening clips (shown right).
When installing an adapter on the
instrument's connector panel, align the
male 6-pin connector with the female
connector and push the adapter straight
forward. You are likely to notice some resistance and hear clicks as the four
clips snap into place. Now, tighten the captive screws.
When removing an adapter, loosen the two captive screws. Push down on
the adapter to unseat the clips. This requires some force and is initially
noisy; however, no damage results to the connector, the floating female
BMA connector, or the pins, as they can accommodate 15 degrees off axis
while mated or unmated.
ProLink Probe Adapters
ProLink Probe Adapters differ from ProLink Interface Adapters in that they
contain a probe power and communication pass-through that the interface
adapters do not have.
Currently, only one probe adapter is available, the LPA-2.92 mm. This
device is used to allow attachment of a probe platform/cable assembly
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designed for connection to a 2.92 mm Probe Connection Interface to be
connected to a ProLink input connection. For instance, this could be used
to connect a 25 GHz probing system using 2.92 mm and LEMO connections
for connection to a ProLink input.
Connecting the ProLink Probe Adapter is done in a similar way as
connecting a ProLink Interface Adapter.
Probe Dialog
Teledyne LeCroy proprietary probe interfaces provide a complete
measurement solution from probe tip to oscilloscope display. The Probe
Dialog displays probe attenuation and other information, and allows you to
make tip select and other probe settings from the oscilloscope
touchscreen.
The following figure shows a typical channel dialog on a Teledyne LeCroy
oscilloscope containing both ProLink (Input A, Upper) and ProBus (Input B,
Lower) interfaces. The input selection is on the left-hand side of the dialog
box.
When the probe is not connected, there is only a C1 tab selection for
vertical channel setup and the user has the ability to select input coupling
and probe attenuation.
Channel dialog showing Input A's interface controls setup before connection.
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After a probe is connected, it is recognized and an additional tab with the
probe model name is displayed to the right of the C1 tab. Click on the tab
or the probe field to display the probe dialog.
Channel dialog showing Input A's interface controls setup after connection.
This additional tab contains specific information on the connected probe.
Default values for the probes coupling and attenuation are automatically
downloaded from the probe, and these settings along with other attributes
are shown on the dialog.
The probe dialog showing the connected probe's control attributes.
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Passive Probe Compensation
Passive probes must be compensated to flatten overshoot. This is
accomplished by means of a trimmer at the connector end of the probe.
1. Attach the connector end of your passive probe to any channel.
2. Connect the probe end to the CAL output connector at the front of
the oscilloscope. Ground the probe.
3. Adjust the trim pot at the connector end of the probe until the
square wave is as flat as possible.
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Front Panel
The following Basic Control topics cover the general usage of the hardware
buttons located on the oscilloscope's front panel and the screen control
interface elements of the software.
NOTE: Many specific Front Panel Controls directly correspond with Screen Layout
Controls. For example, the Print front panel button corresponds with the Hardcopy
function at Utilities → Utilities Setup → Hardcopy.
The front panel is divided into sections based on various functions. The
following topics explain these sections in more detail.
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Miscellaneous Controls and WaveStream Indicator
 Help - Press to open the Teledyne LeCroy Online Assistant where
you can click to open the oscilloscope online help table of contents,
index, or search for a topic using a keyword. If the second monitor is
installed, the online help opens on the second monitor.
 Default Setup - Press to reset the oscilloscope's settings to the
default configuration. Corresponds with screen menu selection: File
→ Recall Setup → Recall Default Setup.... For a list of default
settings, see Save/Recall → Saving and Recalling Setups (on page
202).
 Auto Setup - Press once and the Auto Setup... flyout menu opens.
OR
From the menu bar, touch the Auto Setup... selection from the
Vertical, Timebase, or Trigger menus.
Press the Auto Setup... button on the flyout menu to perform a full
auto setup. Press a Channel Find Scale button on the flyout menu to
perform a quick auto setup for that channel only.
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Press the AUTO SETUP... front panel button twice to perform the last
selection from the Auto Setup... flyout menu (the default is to
perform a full auto setup).
If Auto Setup is run when no channels are turned on, all channels are
affected. When more than one channel is turned on, the first
channel with a signal applied to it is automatically set up for edge
triggering.
Perform an autosetup of all these functions together by pressing the
Auto Setup... front panel button.
 WaveStream - Indicates when WaveStream mode is ON.
 Intensity - Press to toggle between WaveStream OFF and ON for
Analog Persistence and WaveStream ON for Color Persistence. When
you turn the knob, if WaveStream is ON, the WaveStream display
intensity changes. When you turn the knob, if WaveStream is OFF,
changes the Intensity setting. Corresponds with the screen menu
selection: Display → Display Setup (on page 146).
Trigger Controls
 Level - Pressing this button sets the trigger level to 50%. Turn the
knob to change the trigger threshold level. The threshold level is
indicated on the Trigger label.
 READY and TRIG'D Indicators - The READY indicator is lit when the
trigger is armed. TRIG'D is lit momentarily when a trigger occurs. A
fast trigger rate causes the light to stay lit continuously.
 Setup - Press once to open the Trigger Setup... dialog. Corresponds
with screen menu selection: Trigger → Trigger Setup.... Press the
Trigger SETUP front panel button again to close the Trigger Setup...
dialog.
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 Auto - Press to turn on Auto Trigger mode, which triggers the
oscilloscope after a time-out, even if the trigger conditions are not
met.
 Normal - Press to turn on Normal Trigger mode, which triggers the
oscilloscope each time a signal is present that meets the conditions
set for the type of trigger selected.
 Single - Press to turn on Single Trigger mode, which arms the
oscilloscope to trigger once (single-shot acquisition) when the input
signal meets the trigger conditions set for the type of trigger
selected. If the scope is already armed, it will force a trigger.
 Stop - Press to prevent the scope from triggering on a signal. If you
boot up the instrument with the trigger in Stop mode, a no trace
available message is shown. Press the Trigger AUTO front panel
button to display your trace.
Horizontal Controls
NOTE: Horizontal front panel controls correspond with screen menu selection:
Timebase → Horizontal Setup....
 Delay - Press to toggle between a zero horizontal delay value and
the previous horizontal delay value. Turn to change the horizontal
delay value.
 Time/Div - Turn to set the time/division of the oscilloscope timebase
(acquisition system).
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Vertical Controls
NOTE: You can turn channels on and off using the software as explained in Vertical
Overview (on page 111), from The Front of Your 9xxSZi-A Slave Acquisition Module
(on page 22) or from the The Front of Your 9xxMZi-A Master Acquisition Module
(on page 16), where applicable.
 Channels - The channel buttons control both channel ON/OFF and
which channel is active for the Vertical Offset and Volts/Div knobs
controls. If a channel is OFF, pressing that channel button turns it on
and makes it active. If a channel button is ON, pressing that channel
button makes it active, and then pressing it a second time turns it
OFF.
 Offset - Press to toggle between a zero vertical offset value and the
previous vertical offset value for the selected channel. Turn to
change the vertical offset value for the selected channel.
 Gain - Press to toggle between fixed and variable gain adjustment.
Turn to change the gain value.
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Zoom and Math Controls
NOTE: Zoom and Math front panel controls correspond with screen menu
selection: Math → Zoom Setup....
 Horizontal Position - Press to reset the horizontal zoom position to
zero. Turn to change the horizontal position of the selected math or
zoom trace.
 Horizontal Ratio - Press to toggle between fixed and variable
horizontal zoom ratio adjustment. Turn to change the horizontal
zoom ratio of the selected math trace.
 Quick Zoom - Press to automatically display magnified views of up to
four signal inputs on multiple grids. With four input signals, the
signals are displayed along with four zoom traces, each on its own
grid. Pressing this button also turns off all other traces.
 Vertical Position - Press to reset the vertical zoom position to zero.
Turn to change the vertical position of the selected math or zoom
trace.
 Vertical Ratio - Press to toggle between fixed and variable vertical
zoom ratio adjustment. Turn to change the vertical zoom ratio of the
selected math trace.
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Display Dashboard
This section covers the various aspects of the user interface shown in the
display of your instrument.
Screen Layout, Groupings, and Controls
The instrument's screen is divided into the following main sections:
 Menu Bar
 Signal Display Grid
 Descriptor Labels
 Dialog(s)
 The Message Bar
NOTE: Many front panel controls directly correspond with screen layout controls.
For example, the Print front panel general control button corresponds with the
Hardcopy function set from Utilities → Utilities Setup → Hardcopy.
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Menu Bar
The top of the screen contains a menu bar of commonly used functions.
Whenever you touch one of these buttons and make a selection from its
drop-down menu, the dialog area at the bottom of the screen displays the
corresponding dialog.
Specific Menu Bar functions are referenced using arrow-separated path
descriptions. For example, the Save Setup function is referenced as File →
Save Setup....
NOTE: For common oscilloscope operations, you don't need to use the top menu
bar (since you can access most dialogs from the Front Panel or from the Descriptor
Labels). However, it is the only way to access setup or other dialogs for Display
Setup, Save or Recall Waveform, Save or Recall Setups, Print Setup, Vertical
(Channel), Horizontal, or Trigger Status, Memory (Reference Waveform) Setup,
Pass/Fail Setup, or Utilities and Preferences Setup....
Quick Access Toolbar
The Quick Access toolbar is located on the right side of the menu bar. You
can use these toolbar buttons to quickly access Trigger, Processing and
Undo functionality.
Quick Access Trigger Functions
 Auto - Press to turn on Auto Trigger mode, which triggers the
oscilloscope after a time-out, even if the trigger conditions are not
met.
 Normal - Press to turn on Normal Trigger mode, which triggers the
oscilloscope each time a signal is present that meets the conditions
set for the type of trigger selected.
 Single - Press to turn on Single Trigger mode for the selected
channel, which arms the oscilloscope to trigger once (single-shot
acquisition) when the input signal meets the trigger conditions set
for the type of trigger selected. If the oscilloscope is already armed,
it forces a trigger.
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 Stop - Press to prevent the oscilloscope from triggering on a signal. If
you boot up the instrument with the trigger in Stop mode, the
message "no trace available" is shown.
 Trigger Setup - Press to open the Trigger Setup... dialog.
Corresponds with screen menu selection: Trigger → Trigger Setup....
Quick Access Processing Functions
The Processing section allows you to suspend your system from processing
data. You can stop data processing, make adjustments, and then resume
data processing with the touch of two on-screen buttons.
Touching the Stop button shows the Processing Paused... pop-up.
Touch the Resume button to continue processing data.
At times, an Undo button is made available to the right of the Quick Access
Toolbar on the Menu Bar.
Quick Access Undo Function
The Undo button is labeled with the most recent action (Autoset being the
most recent action in the screen-shot of the Quick Access Toolbar at the
beginning of this topic). This helps make you aware of the specific function
prior to reversal.
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Signal Display Grid
The grid area is divided into 8 vertical divisions and 10 horizontal divisions
just like any other oscilloscope. Set up the signal display area by touching
Display → Display Setup... from the menu bar. The Display dialog offers a
choice of grid combinations and can also set the grid intensity.
There are several indicators on the grid to help you understand the
following:
 Trigger Delay - This indicator is located along the bottom edge of the
grid. Trigger delay allows you to see the signal prior to the trigger
time.
All trigger delay values (including post-trigger delay, shown here) are
displayed in the Timebase Descriptor Label. Zero delay is the
horizontal center of the oscilloscope display.
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The default setting (Time) is for delay readout (in seconds) and to
move proportionately when the timebase knob is turned. If you
want to set delay (Div) to a fixed position on the grid, and then have
it stay fixed as the timebase changes, go to Utilities → Preference
Setup... and select the Acquisition dialog to make the setting.
 Post-trigger Delay - This is indicated by a left-pointing arrow to the
lower-left of the grid. Pre-trigger delay is indicated by a rightpointing arrow to the lower-right of the grid.
 Trigger Level - This indicator is located at the right edge of the grid.
It tracks the trigger level as you reposition the trace up or down, or
change scale. When triggering is stopped, a hollow arrow indicates
where the new level ends up when triggering resumes.
Push the LEVEL knob to reset the level to 50%.
 Zero Volts Level - This indicator is located at the left edge of the
grid. Change the zero volts level by turning the vertical OFFSET knob.
Push the knob to reset the indicator to the middle of the grid.
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Signal Display Grid Pop-Up Menu
On the Signal Display Grid, the Pop-up menu provides assistance while
using the oscilloscope.
Clicking on a waveform opens a pop-up menu. From this pop-up menu, you
can perform the following functions:
 Open the Setup dialog for the trace
 Turn the trace descriptor label off
 Open the Math dialog for the trace
 Open the Measure dialog for the trace
 Annotate the selected trace
Trace Descriptor Labels
Shown just beneath the grid display, these boxes provide a summary of
your channel, timebase, and trigger settings.
When a trace is selected its corresponding descriptor label is shown
highlighted.
The C1 Trace Descriptor Label is selected; C2 is not.
Make vertical or horizontal channel adjustments by touching the respective
label. The setup dialog for the function is shown beneath.
Channel trace labels show the vertical settings for the trace and cursor
information (if cursors are in use). The title bar of the label includes
indicators for (SinX)/X interpolation, waveform inversion (INV), deskew
(DSQ), coupling (DC/GND), bandwidth limiting (BWL), and averaging (AVG).
These indicators have a long and short form, respectively.
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The long and short forms of trace descriptor indicators.
Besides channel traces, math and parameter measurement labels are also
displayed. Labels are displayed only for traces that are turned on.
Vertical and horizontal trace descriptor (labels) are displayed below the
grid. They provide a summary of your channel, timebase, and trigger
settings. Make vertical or horizontal channel adjustments by touching the
respective label. The setup dialog for the function is shown beneath.
TimeBase trace descriptor labels show the trigger delay setting, time per
division, and sampling information.
Trigger trace descriptor labels show the trigger mode (Auto, Normal, or
Stopped). It also shows the coupling (DC), trigger type (Edge), source (C1),
level (0 mV), and slope (Positive).
Setup information for horizontal cursors, including the time between
cursors and the frequency, is shown beneath the TimeBase and Trigger
trace descriptor labels.
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Shortcut Buttons
You can access the same functions as the ones produced when using the
Signal Display Grid Pop-Up menu just by clicking a trace-descriptor label,
which shows its corresponding dialog. From there, use the shortcut
buttons at the bottom of the dialog to:
 Open the Setup dialog for the trace.
 Open the Math dialog for the trace.
 Open the Measure dialog for the trace.
 Annotate the selected trace.
For more information, see the Shortcut Buttons section of Dialog Area (on
page 87).
Annotating Traces
The instrument gives you the ability to add an identifying label, bearing
your own text, to a waveform display:
For each waveform, you can create multiple labels and turn them all on or
all off. Also, you can position them on the waveform by dragging or by
specifying an exact horizontal position.
Touch the waveform you want to annotate right on the display grid, and
then touch Set label... on the pop-up menu.
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A dialog box opens in which to create the label. The first time creating a
waveform label, Label1 is provided as default text when the Add label
button is touched.
From this pop-up you can edit existing annotations, change the label
placement on the waveform, add labels, remove labels, and toggle the
visibility. The following bullets show you how.
 If you are modifying an existing label, under Labels touch the label
you want to change.
NOTE: If the dialog for the trace you want to annotate is currently
displayed, you can touch the label button at the bottom to display the
Trace Annotation setup dialog.
You may place a label anywhere you want on the waveform. Labels are
numbered sequentially according to the order in which they are added,
and not according to their placement on the waveform.
 If you want to change the label's text, touch inside the Label Text
field. A pop-up keyboard appears for you to enter your text. Touch
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O.K. on the keyboard when you are done. The edited text
automatically appears in the label on the waveform.
 Precisely place the label by touching inside the Horizontal Pos. field
and provide a horizontal value, using the pop-up numeric keypad.
 Add another label by touching the Add label button. Delete a label
by selecting the label from the list, and then touching the Remove
label button.
 Make labels visible by touching the View labels checkbox.
Dialog Area
The lower portion of your oscilloscope screen is where information is
shown, selections are made, and data is input. These screens are organized
into tabular displays, subtabs, or pop-up dialogs. The dialog area is
controlled by Touch Screen Controls and Front Panel Controls.
Touch Screen Controls
Various touch screen user interface controls are provided for easily
entering data. Their functionality is described in this topic and you'll see
them referenced throughout the documentation.
POP-UP SELECTOR CONTROLS
When Pop-Up selector controls are touched, sometimes a very small box is
shown right inside the control - as in the following control for Coupling on
the C1 dialog.
Pop-Up Selector Control for smaller values.
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Other times, a larger box is shown after touching a control. This larger PopUp has categorical buttons along the left column along with labels (and
sometimes descriptions) for the selectable entry values.
Pop-Up Selector Control for values with varied types.
TEXT ENTRY CONTROLS
Most controls can be touched once and you can then provide a value using
an attached (or double-touch/click to use the Virtual, on-screen) keyboard.
Text entry field for LabNotebook using the Virtual Keyboard.
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FOLDER/FILE BROWSING CONTROLS
These controls allow for navigation to or from folders (on the hard drive or
memory device) for retrieving or storing items such as waveforms,
LabNotebook entries, to name a few.
Folder/File Browsing recall waveform controls.
NOTE: The instrument's hard disk is partitioned into drive C and drive D. Drive C
contains the Windows operating system and the instrument application software.
Drive D is intended for data files.
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FLYOUT MENU CONTROLS
Flyout Menus provides a variety of solutions for a particular main area of
functionality. It does this by providing a set of buttons subdividing the
control into more specific functions on the right-side of the display.
An example of Flyout Menu Controls is seen in the Setup front panel
button.
Setup Flyout Menu control.
PRECISION DATA ENTRY CONTROLS
Certain fields requiring precise value entry assist you by having precision
entry means. When these controls are selected, you can provide values as
follows:
Keyboard
Touch inside a text entry control and you can manually type the value in
using an attached (or double-touch/click to use the Virtual, on-screen)
keyboard.
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Text entry field for LabNotebook using the Virtual Keyboard.
Slider Bar
Some models provide what is known as a Slider Bar along the bottom of
the screen when a keyboard is attached to the instrument. The Slider Bar
allows you to select your entered value by moving a horizontal slider (left
to right provides low to high amounts).
Pop-Up Keypad
Some models provide a pop-up Keypad when you touch twice in the same
control. A keypad button is also provided on the slider bar (on models that
have the slider bar) which shows the pop-up keypad when touched.
For many controls, once the Pop-Up Keypad is shown the Front Panel
Controls can be used to adjust the value in the pop-up. The Pop-Up
contains Up and Down arrow buttons, Set to Max, Default, and Min
buttons, and the Keypad itself for providing your value.
The slider bar also has a handy default value button for quickly entering the
default for the control. This button only appears if a keyboard is attached.
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Shortcut Buttons
Several dialogs contain common functions accessible from a row of buttons
that can save you a step or two when using a particular function (instead of
accessing the respective location from the menu bar or the Signal Display
Grid Pop-Up Menu).
For example, at the bottom of the Channel Setup dialog, these buttons
perform the following functions:
 Measure - Opens the Measure menu. You can then select a
parameter from this menu without leaving the Channel Setup dialog.
The parameter automatically appears below the grid.
 Zoom - Creates a zoom trace of the channel trace whose dialog is
currently displayed.
 Math - Opens the Math menu. You can then select a math function
from this menu without leaving the Channel Setup dialog. A math
trace of the channel whose dialog is currently open is automatically
displayed.
 Decode - Opens the main Serial Decode dialog where protocol
option measurements can be applied to signals.
 Store - Loads the channel trace into the next available memory
location (M1 to M4).
 Find Scale - Automatically performs a vertical scaling that fits the
waveform into the grid.
 Next Grid - Automatically moves the channel trace whose dialog is
currently open onto the next grid. If you have only one grid
displayed, a new grid will be created automatically, and the trace
moved.
NOTE: This button is not available on all oscilloscope models.
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 Label - Enables you to attach identifying labels to your waveforms.
The labels are preserved when the waveform is saved as a
LabNotebook entry and when saved to file.
 Probe Cal - Cable Deskew - Opens the Probes Cal. dialog where
various Gain, Offset, Skew, Source, and Advanced controls are
available for probe signal calibration.
Another example is seen in the buttons appearing at the bottom of the
Measure Px dialogs. The button may be selected in order to display the
functions (sometimes called Actions) named on the buttons:
Actions for Trace buttons on the Cx dialog.
Using these buttons allow you to remain in the Measure dialog while
setting up a Math trace on a parameter measurement.
Message Bar
At the bottom of the oscilloscope display is a narrow message bar. The
current date and time are displayed at the far right. Status, error, or other
messages are also shown in this area.
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Turning on Channels and Traces
Turn on a channel, math, or memory trace using the Front Panel channel
buttons, or the menu bar.
The dialog at the bottom of the screen automatically switches to the
vertical setup or math setup dialog for that selection.The tab on this dialog
is labeled with the corresponding channel number:
You can configure your traces from here, including math setups.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

If you want to display each trace on its own grid automatically, enable
Autogrid by touching Display → Autogrid from the menu bar.

You can turn channels on and off using the software, for more
information see Vertical Overview (on page 111)

On the front panel, press a channel select button to display the trace
descriptor label for that input channel and turn on the channel.
NOTE: On a LabMaster 9 Zi-A, you can also turn channels on and off from
the front of the 9xxSZi-A Slave Acquisition Module or from the front of
the 9xxMZi-A Master Acquisition Module, where applicable.
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Turn on a math function trace by touching Math → Math Setup... from
the menu bar. Touch the corresponding On checkbox to activate the
desired trace.
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You can also quickly create traces (and turn on the trace label) for math
functions and memory traces, without leaving the Vertical Adjust dialog,
by touching the icons at the bottom of the Vertical Adjust dialog.
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Timebase
Timebase Overview
You can access Timebase settings using the front panel Horizontal controls,
the Timebase → Horizontal Setup... on the menu bar, or by touching the
Timebase trace descriptor label. The main Timebase dialog is then shown
and contains sections for Sampling Mode, Timebase Mode, and Real Time
Memory.
A section specifically used for combining channels is located on the far
right of the main Timebase dialog. This section varies based on your
oscilloscope model.
Combining Channels
Digital Bandwidth Interleave (DBI) is a method for combining channels to
double or triple bandwidth, sample rate, and memory lengths - just as
oscilloscope manufacturers have for years interleaved channels to increase
sample rate and memory.
Access the DBI dialog from the TimeBase dialog at TimeBase → Horizontal
Setup... (touch the DBI tab to show the dialog). You can combine channels
for the Master Acquisition Module (where applicable) and each Slave
Acquisition Module.
A pop-up is shown when using the DBI button controls verifying the proper
connector saver (2.92 mm for 30 or 36 GHZ, or 2.4 mm for 45 GHz).
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Mark Don't Show Me This Message Again to avoid subsequent warnings.
The 2.92 mm connector saver pop-up.
The 2.4 mm connector saver pop-up.
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When selected, the respective channels are combined into one channel at
higher bandwidth. The combined channel pairs for 30 or 36 GHz models
look like the following (depending on your specific setup):
The channel pairs for a 45 GHz setup looks like the following:
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When DBI is selected, trace descriptor labels correspond with your choices.
So, a 30 or 36 GHz example where you decided to interleave both C1/C2
and C3/C4 pairs, trace descriptor labels are shown as follows:
 C1 - Shown as inactive
 C2 - Shown as active
 C3 - Shown as active
 C4 - Shown as inactive
MASTER ACQUISITION MODULE DBI SETTINGS
When you use DBI and make correct connections and channel selections
from the TimeBase → Horizontal Setup... dialog, the system makes value
changes for you.
 View these changes by touching the trace descriptor label for an
interleaved channel.
 The Vertical Scale B Scale V/div (Timebase) value is automatically
set to 50 mV/div. If you set this to a different value and deactivate
DBI, the system retains the last one used when DBI is reactivated.
 The channel LEDs form the following configuration in 30 or 36 GHz
mode on a Master Acquisition Module:
Channel 1
Channel 2
Channel 3
Channel 4
OFF, No LED
Light
Green Down
Arrow
Green Down
Arrow
OFF, No LED
Light
▲
▼
▼
▲
 The channel LEDs form the following configuration in 45 GHz mode
on a Master Acquisition Module:
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Channel 1
Channel 2
Channel 3
Channel 4
OFF, No LED
Light
OFF, No LED
Light
Green Down
Arrow
OFF, No LED
Light
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▲
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SLAVE ACQUISITION MODULE DBI SETTINGS
When you use DBI and make correct connections and channel selections
from the TimeBase → Horizontal Setup... dialog, the system makes value
changes for you on your Slave Acquisition Module. The blue, numeric
channel LEDs form the following configuration in 45 GHz mode on a Slave
Acquisition Module:
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

When using DBI, use Channel 3 for 30 or 36 GHz mode high-speed serial
triggering.

When using DBI, use Channel 4 for 45 GHz mode high-speed serial
triggering.
Timebase Setup and Control
1. With the Timebase dialog showing, touch inside the Time/Division
data entry control and provide a value using your preferred input
control method. Additional information on using the touch screen
controls can be found in the Dialog Area (on page 87).
2. Touch inside the Delay data entry control and provide a value.
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Sampling Modes
Sampling Modes Overview
Depending on your timebase, you can choose Single-shot Sampling Mode
(below), also known as Real Time mode, Sequence Sampling Mode (on
page 101), or RIS Sampling Mode (on page 108) mode sampling.
Newer instruments offer Roll Mode (on page 110)
Some instruments also offer Roll Mode (on page 110).
Selecting a Sampling Mode
1. Touch Timebase → Horizontal Setup... from the menu bar.
2. In the Timebase dialog, touch a Sample Mode button.
3. If you chose Sequence Mode, touch the Sequence tab. The
Sequence dialog is shown. Use the following controls to provide
details for controls such as Number of Segments, Enable Timeout,
Timeout (value), Display Mode, and Show Sequence Trigger Times.
Single-shot Sampling Mode
Basic Capture Technique
A single-shot acquisition is a series of digitized voltage values sampled on
the input signal at a uniform rate. It is also a series of measured data values
associated with a single trigger event. The acquisition is typically stopped a
defined number of samples after this event occurs: a number determined
by the selected trigger delay and measured by the timebase. The
waveform's horizontal position (and waveform display in general) is
determined using the trigger event as the definition of time zero.
You can choose either a pre- or post-trigger delay. Pre-trigger delay is the
time from the left-hand edge of the display grid forward to the trigger
event, while post-trigger delay is the time back to the event.
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You can sample the waveform in a range starting well before the trigger
event up to the moment the event occurs. This is 100% pre-trigger, and it
allows you to see the waveform leading up to the point at which the trigger
condition was met and the trigger occurred. (The instrument offers up to
the maximum record length of points of pre-trigger information.) Posttrigger delay, on the other hand, allows you to sample the waveform
starting at the equivalent of 10,000 divisions after the event occurred.
On fast timebase settings, the maximum single-shot sampling rate is used.
But for slower timebases, the sampling rate is decreased and the number
of data samples maintained.
The relationship between sample rate, memory, and time can be simply
defined as:
Capture Interval = 1/Sample Rate X Memory
and
Capture Interval/10 = Time Per Division
Sequence Sampling Mode – Working with
Segments
Using Sequence Mode, thousands of trigger events can be stored as
segments into the oscilloscope's memory (the exact number depends on
oscilloscope model and memory options). This is ideal when capturing
many fast pulses in quick succession or when capturing few events
separated by long time periods. The instrument can capture complicated
sequences of events over large time intervals in fine detail, while ignoring
the uninteresting periods between the events. You can also make time
measurements between events on selected segments using the full
precision of the acquisition timebase.
Sequence mode offers a number of unique capabilities:
 You can acquire up to four channels simultaneously.
 You can minimize dead time between trigger events for consecutive
segments.
 You can view time stamps for acquisitions.
 You can zoom segments or used them as input to math functions.
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 You can combine sequence mode with an advanced trigger to isolate
a rare event, capture all instances over hours or days, and
view/analyze each afterwards.
 You can use Sequence mode in remote operation to take full
advantage of the instrument's high data-transfer capability.
In Sequence mode, the complete waveform consists of a number of fixedsize segments acquired in single-shot mode (see the instrument
specifications for the limits). The oscilloscope uses the sequence timebase
setting to determine the capture duration of each segment as 10 x
time/div. With this setting, the oscilloscope uses the desired number of
segments, maximum segment length, and total available memory to
determine the actual number of samples or segments, and time or points.
How the instrument captures segments
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Sequence Display Modes
The instrument gives you a choice of five ways to display your segments:
 Adjacent
 Waterfall (cascaded)
 Mosaic (tiled)
 Overlay
 Perspective
NOTE: some display modes have limitations on the number of segments that can
be shown at one time.
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Sequence Mode Setup
When setting up Sequence Mode, you define the number of fixed-size
segments acquired in single-shot mode (see the instrument specifications
for the limits). The oscilloscope uses the sequence timebase setting to
determine the capture duration of each segment. Along with this setting,
the oscilloscope uses the number of segments, maximum segment length,
and total available memory to determine the actual number of samples or
segments, and time or points.
Setting up Sequence Mode (Adjacent)
1. Touch Timebase → Horizontal Setup... on the menu bar.
2. Click the Sequence tab.
3. Under Acquisition Settings, touch inside the Num Segments data
entry control and provide a value using your preferred input control
method. Additional information on using the touch screen controls
can be found in the Dialog Area (on page 87).
NOTE: The number of segments you choose to display can be less than
the total number of segments in the waveform. For example, in the popup images above, the number of display segments is 10, but the total
number of segments entered in the timebase dialog's Num Segments
control is 100.
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4. Touch the Enable Timeout checkbox.
5. Touch inside the Timeout data entry control and provide a timeout
value.
NOTE: Use the sequence mode timeout to automatically interrupt the
sequence acquisition if the timeout value is exceeded without a valid
trigger. The timeout period accounts for instances when a Num Segments
miscount occurs for some reason and the oscilloscope waits indefinitely for
an unforthcoming segment. During that time, no oscilloscope functions are
accessible. By means of a timeout value, however, the acquisition will be
completed, the waveform displayed, and control of the oscilloscope
returned to the user after the timeout has elapsed.
5. Under Display Settings, touch inside the Display mode control, and
select a sequence mode display from the pop-up menu.
6. Touch the SINGLE trigger front panel button.
NOTE: Once a single acquisition has started, you can interrupt the
acquisition at any time by pressing the SINGLE front panel button a second
time or by pressing the STOP front panel button. In this case, the segments
already acquired will be retained in memory.
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Zooming Segments in Sequence Mode
You can zoom individual segments easily using the QUICKZOOM front panel
button. When you zoom, the zoom traces default to Segment 1. Channel
descriptors indicate the total number of segments acquired. Zoom
descriptors indicate [Seg #] and #Segments in the Zoom. You can scroll
through the segments using ZOOM front panel position knob.
Sample Zoom of Segments in Sequence Mode
1. Touch the front panel Quickzoom button.
2. Turn the ZOOM front panel position knob to scroll through the
segments.
3. To vary the degree of zoom, touch the newly created Zx trace label.
The setup dialog for the zoom (Z1 to Z4) opens. It shows the current
horizontal and vertical zoom factors.
4. If you want to increase or decrease your horizontal or vertical zoom
in small increments, touch the Var. checkbox to enable variable
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zooming. Now with each touch of the zoom control buttons, the
degree of magnification changes by small increments.
OR
If you want to zoom in or out in large standard increments with each
touch of the zoom control buttons, leave the Var. checkbox
unchecked.
OR
If you want to set exact horizontal or vertical zoom factors, touch
inside the Horizontal Scale/div data entry control and enter a timeper-div value, using the pop-up numeric keypad. Then touch inside
the Vertical Scale/div control and enter a voltage value.
Displaying an Individual Segment
1. Touch Math → Math Setup... on the menu bar.
2. Touch a function tab Fx showing its corresponding dialog.
3. On the dialog, touch inside the Operator1 control and select the
Segment button from the pop-up menu.
4. In the dialog on the right, touch the Select tab.
5. Touch inside the First Selected data entry control and select the first
segment you want to display. Use the same method to provide a
value in the Number of Selected data entry control.
NOTE: In Persistence mode, the segments are automatically overlaid one on top of
the other in the display. In non-Persistence mode, they appear separately on the
grid.
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Viewing Time Stamps
You can view time stamps for each segment.
View Segment Time Stamps
1. Touch Timebase → Acquisition Status on the menu bar.
OR
Touch Vertical → Channel Status on the menu bar.
2. Touch the Trigger Time tab.
3. Under Show Status For, touch the Time button.
4. Touch inside the Select Segment control and enter a segment
number value (you can also touch the arrow buttons to scroll
through segment times).
RIS Sampling Mode - For Higher Sampling Rates
RIS (Random Interleaved Sampling) is an acquisition technique that allows
effective sampling rates higher than the maximum single-shot sampling
rate. It is used on repetitive waveforms with a stable trigger. The maximum
effective RIS sampling rate is achieved by making multiple single-shot
acquisitions at maximum real-time sample rate. The bins thus acquired are
positioned approximately 5 ps (200 GS/s) apart. The process of acquiring
these bins and satisfying the time constraint is a random one. The relative
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time between ADC sampling instants and the event trigger provides the
necessary variation.
The instrument requires multiple triggers to complete an acquisition. The
number depends on the sample rate: the higher the sample rate, the more
triggers are required. It then interleaves these segments (in the following
graphic) to provide a waveform covering a time interval that is a multiple of
the maximum single-shot sampling rate. However, the real-time interval
over which the instrument collects the waveform data is much longer, and
depends on the trigger rate and the amount of interleaving required.
NOTE: RIS mode is not available when the oscilloscope is operating in fixed sample
or DBI 25 - 45 GHz) modes as covered in Smart Memory (available in the online
help files) and Combining Channels topics, respectively.
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Roll Mode
Roll mode displays, in real time, incoming points in single-shot acquisitions
that have a sufficiently low data rate. The oscilloscope rolls the incoming
data continuously across the screen until a trigger event is detected and
the acquisition is complete.
The parameters or math functions connected to each channel are updated
every time the roll mode buffer is updated, as if new data is available. This
resets statistics on every step of Roll mode that is valid because of new
data.
NOTE: If the processing time is greater than the acquire time, the data in memory
gets overwritten. In this case, the instrument issues a Channel data is not
continuous in ROLL mode!!! warning and rolling starts over again.
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Vertical
You can access Vertical settings using the front panel Vertical controls, by
selecting Vertical→ Channel Setup... on the menu bar, or by touching the
Channel trace descriptor label. The following screen-shot shows the C1
Vertical dialog on a LabMaster as an example. For each channel, a
corresponding Vertical dialog contains sections with respective controls.
1. Channel Controls (below) let you set up individual channels.
2. Actions for Trace C1 Buttons (on page 114) let you perform certain
actions on the channel, such as Math, Zoom, and Measure actions.
3. Pre-Processing Controls (on page 115) let you set up pre-process
controls, such as cable de-embedding and interpolation.
NOTE: You can turn channels on and off using this dialog, from the front of the
9xxSZi-A Slave Acquisition Module, from the front of the 9xxMZi-A Master
Acquisition Module, or from the LabMaster 9 Zi-A Channel Setup dialog.
For LabMaster, the additional LabMaster 9 Zi-A Channel Setup (on page
119) and LabMaster 9 Zi-A ChannelSync™ Calibration Dialog (on page 70)
provide even more channel trace controls.
Channel Controls
The individual Channel Controls section of the dialog provides the following
functions for your respective channel:
 Channel Inputs - For each channel, you can set the Channel Input to
either Input A (Upper) or Input B (Lower). The Channel Row LED
Indicators display which input is set for each channel.
NOTE: Slave Acquisition Modules indicate alternative, or B channels, on
named LED indicators
 Vertical Scale - For each channel, you can set the vertical scale or
sensitivity and choose whether to use fixed or variable gain
adjustment.
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 Vertical Offset - For each channel, you can select between zero
vertical offset or to set the offset to a specific value.
 Coupling - The maximum input voltage depends on the input used.
Values are displayed on the front of the oscilloscope. Whenever the
voltage exceeds this limit, the coupling mode automatically switches
from DC 50 Ω to GROUND. You then have to manually reset the
coupling to DC 50 Ω.
CAUTION. While the unit does provide this protection,
damage can still occur if extreme voltages are applied
 Bandwidth - Bandwidth filters are available at the following levels:
Full (all X-Stream oscilloscopes), 30 GHz, 25 GHz, 20 GHz, 16 GHz, 13
GHz, 8 GHz, 6 GHz, 4 GHz , 3 GHz , 1 GHz , 200 MHz (all X-Stream
oscilloscopes), and 20 MHz (all X-Stream oscilloscopes).
WaveMaster and LabMaster - 45 GHz, 30 GHz, 25 GHz, 20 GHz, 16
GHz, 13 GHz, 8 GHz, 6 GHz.
WavePro and WaveMaster - 4 GHz, 3 GHz, 1 GHz, 200 MHz, and 20
MHz.
WaveRunner - 1 GHz, 200 MHz, and 20 MHz.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
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Each oscilloscope contains only the Full selection and those bandwidths
less than the rated oscilloscope bandwidth.
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Anti-aliasing filters are applied to limit bandwidth at lower sample rates,
regardless of bandwidth limit selection.

Probe - Teledyne LeCroy's ProBus, ProLink, and 2.92 mm system
automatically senses probes and sets their attenuation for you. For each
channel, the probe attenuation can also be set manually.
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Setting Up Channels
1. Touch Vertical → Channelx Setup... from the menu bar.
2. Touch inside the Trace On checkbox to display the trace.
3. On pertinent model oscilloscopes, under Selected Input, touch the
Input A (Upper) button or Input B (Lower) button. Otherwise, no
Selected Input buttons are provided.
4. Turn the VERTICAL GAIN front panel knob for the selected channel.
OR
Touch inside the Volts/Div field and enter a value. Click the keypad
button to enter a value using the pop-up keypad, or use the
up/down arrows.
The set voltage is shown on the trace descriptor label and in the
Volts/Div field in the dialog.
5. Turn the VERTICAL OFFSET adjust front panel knob directly above the
channel button whose waveform you want to move vertically. Or
you can touch inside the Offset field and type in a value on the popup keypad. To set the vertical offset to zero, touch the Zero button
directly below the Offset field.
6. Touch inside the Coupling control and select a coupling mode from
the pop-up menu.
7. Touch inside the Bandwidth control and provide a Bandwidth Limit
value using your preferred input control method. Additional
information on using the touch screen controls can be found in the
Dialog Area (on page 87).
8. Touch inside the Probe Atten. data entry control if you want to set
the attenuation manually, and provide a value using your preferred
input control method. Additional information on using the touch
screen controls can be found in the Dialog Area (on page 87).
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Shortcut Buttons
Shortcut buttons provide quick access to various functions for your
respective channel. The following functions are available:
 Measure - Turn on a Measurement trace. Choose a measurement
parameter from the Measurement pop-up window to determine a
wide range of waveform properties. For example, you can use
measurement parameters to automatically calculate many attributes
of your waveform, like rise-time, rms voltage, and peak-to-peak
voltage.
 Zoom - QuickZoom automatically displays a zoom of the channel or
trace on a new grid.
 Math - Turn on a Math trace. Choose a Math function from the
Math pop-up window.
 Decode - Shows the main Decode dialog.
 Store - Transfers the current trace into a corresponding memory
trace.
 Find Scale - Automatically calculates peak-to-peak voltage, and
chooses an appropriate Volts/Div scale to fully display the
waveform.
 Next Grid - This button transfers a copy of your waveform into
another grid. If another grid is not showing, the system creates a
new grid for you.
NOTE: This button is disabled while using Auto Grid.
 Label - Shows the Trace Annotation pop-up where you can provide
label text and positioning information.
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Pre-Processing Controls
Pre-Processing is meant as before Math processing. Pre-Processing controls
provide the following functions for your respective channel:
 Averaging - Specifically performs continuous averaging or the
repeated addition, with unequal weight, of successive source
waveforms. It is particularly useful for reducing noise on signals
drifting very slowly in time or amplitude. The most recently acquired
waveform has more weight than all the previously acquired ones:
the continuous average is dominated by the statistical fluctuations
of the most recently acquired waveform. The weight of old
waveforms in the continuous average gradually tends to zero
(following an exponential rule) at a rate that decreases as the weight
increases.
 Deskew - Adjusts the horizontal time offset by the amount entered.
The valid range is dependent on the current timebase setting. Preprocessing deskew and the Math deskew function perform the same
activity.
 Invert - Invert the waveform for the selected channel.
 Cable De-Embedding - When making measurements on serial data
signals, losses in the cables used in the test setup can reduce the
accuracy of your signal (for example, signal amplitude and risetime),
as well as introduce Inter-Symbol Interference. These cable effects
can dramatically alter your serial data measurements and potentially
create mask test violations. The Cable De-Embedding option allows
you to quickly specify the characteristics of the cables (typically
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found on the cable's data sheet) in your test setup and analyze your
signal with the effects of the cables removed.
NOTE: The Cable De-Embedding checkbox is only available if you have
the option.
 Interpolation - Linear interpolation, which inserts a straight line
between sample points, is best used to reconstruct straight-edged
signals such as square waves. (Sinx)/x interpolation, on the other
hand, is suitable for reconstructing curved or irregular wave shapes,
especially when the sample rate is 3 to 5 times the system
bandwidth.
 Noise Filter - Enhanced Resolution (ERES) filtering increases vertical
resolution, allowing you to distinguish closely spaced voltage levels.
The tradeoff is reduced bandwidth. The functioning of the
instrument's ERES is similar to smoothing the signal with a simple,
moving-average filter. Use ERES on single-shot waveforms, or where
the data record is slowly repetitive (when you cannot use averaging).
Use it to reduce noise when your signal is noticeably noisy, but you
do not need to perform noise measurements. It also may be used
when performing high-precision voltage measurements: zooming
with high vertical gain, for example.
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Response Optimization Modes
Frequency response and group delay of the oscilloscope contributes to the
pulse response characteristics of the oscilloscope. By slightly adjusting
these characteristics using digital signal processing, the characteristic
response of the oscilloscope can be optimized for your specific application.
Frequency response is defined as the decrease in the magnitude response
with respect to frequency. A fourth-order Bessel roll-off slightly attenuates
the frequencies near the bandwidth rating of the oscilloscope while a brickwall frequency response passes slightly higher frequency content.
Group delay is defined as the rate of change of the total phase shift with
respect to angular frequency through a device or transmission medium.
Amplifiers in analog oscilloscopes typically have some group delay at the
highest frequencies. This inherent group delay minimizes the preshoot
present on a step response and provides the traditional pulse response
with no preshoot before the step. When zero group delay is provided at all
frequencies, preshoot and overshoot is equalized.
Teledyne LeCroy provides three choices for Response Optimization Mode
selection. These choices combine a frequency and group delay response to
optimize the oscilloscope for particular applications.
 Pulse Response - A group delay compensation minimizing preshoot,
this selection most resembles the response of an analog oscilloscope
by controlling group delay to be slightly non-zero at the highest
frequencies. In addition, a fourth-order Bessel frequency response is
implemented.
 Eye Diagram - Flat group delay compensation resulting in equalized
preshoot and overshoot. This selection improves the symmetry of
serial eye diagrams. In addition, a fourth-order Bessel frequency
response is implemented.
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 Eye Diagram HBR (High Bit Rate) - same as Eye Diagram, but
optimized for high bit rate signals (bit rate > ~2/3 oscilloscope
bandwidth).
 Flatness - Flat group delay compensation with a brick-wall frequency
response. While this provides the fastest rise time, there is also a
slight penalty of more preshoot and overshoot compared to Eye
Diagram mode. This selection is most often used in narrow-band
RF measurements where it is desired to maintain constant
magnitude response over the oscilloscope passband.
 Flatness HBR (High Bit Rate) - same as Flatness, but optimized for
high bit rate signals (bit rate > ~2/3 oscilloscope bandwidth).
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LabMaster 9 Zi-A Channel Setup
You can set up to 20 channels on the Channel Setup dialog. You can make
adjustments to both the sensitivity and the positioning of the waveforms.
Setting up your channels
1. Press the appropriate channel push button (channel 1, for example).
OR
Touch Vertical → Channel Setup... from the menu bar.
2. Touch inside the checkbox next to a channel to display the trace.
NOTE: Whenever you turn on a channel, a trace descriptor label is
displayed for that channel.
3. To adjust sensitivity and position, turn the VERTICAL GAIN front panel
knob for the selected channel.
OR
Touch inside the Volts/Div field next to the channel and enter a
value. Click the keypad button to enter a value using the pop-up
keypad, or use the up/down arrows.
NOTE: The set voltage is shown on the trace descriptor label and in the
Volts/Div field in the dialog.
4. To set the offset, turn the VERTICAL OFFSET adjust front panel knob
directly above the channel button whose waveform you want to
move vertically. Or, you can touch inside the Offset field next to the
channel and type in a value on the pop-up keypad. To set the vertical
offset to zero, touch the Zero Offset button directly below the
Offset field.
5. To change the color assigned to a channel, click on the color box and
choose a color.
NOTE: Front panel knobs can be used to adjust Vertical Offset and Gain for
channels 5-20, provided the trace descriptor label is active for the
corresponding channel.
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LabMaster De-Skew Calibration
The ChannelSync™ architecture in LabMaster modular oscilloscope systems
utilizes a single 10 GHz distributed clock for all acquisition modules. This
provides precise timing alignment and timing accuracy between all
channels in all acquisition modules as found in a single, conventional
oscilloscope package. However, to ensure that the static skew of all
connecting cables is accounted for, a calibration is required for the most
accurate results.
De-Skew calibration eliminates:
 Static skew due to minor differences in length of PCIe
interconnection cables. LabMaster modular oscilloscopes may
consist of multiple acquisition modules. These multiple modules
need to deskewed with respect to each other to account for
connection cable propagation delay (static skew). This propagation
delay is normally 100-200 ps and is a result of the very small
differences in length between the PCIe cables used for connections
on your particular LabMaster setup.

Minor static skew differences between channels and gain settings in
a single acquisition module.

The small amount of static skew remaining after the factory
hardware deskew. At the factory, channels in each Acquisition
Module are deskewed in hardware to within approximately 2 ps at
20 GHz. This can vary slightly over varying gain ranges (V/div
settings) on each channel. Depending on the timing accuracy
desired for your measurements and the bandwidth of your
acquisition module, you may need to correct for this.
 Static skew introduced by probe and cable connections. With probes
and cables connected to the acquisition module, additional static
skew will be introduced. When these devices are attached, deskew
signals must be respectively deskewed to each other is again
required to eliminate the propagation delay of the signal due to
these items being added to the signal path.
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There are two different deskew calibrations that can be performed. Both
permit quick and easy deskew of all of the channels in all LabMaster
acquisition modules by automatically deskewing all channels to a userdesignated reference channel, with the common deskewed reference plane
being the input channel connectors on the acquisition module. A very high
level of accuracy is maintained by using a fast reference signal and
averaging for precision.
SystemSkew Cal
For a given LabMaster setup consisting of more than one acquisition
module, this calibration provides the fastest and easiest way to eliminate
the static skew caused by all PCIe interconnection cables and align trigger
positions on all modules. The SystemSkew Cal need only be performed
once at initial setup as long as the cables or the acquisition modules do not
change. If the LabMaster system you're using has only one acquisition
module, a SystemSkew Cal provides no value.
During SystemSkew Cal, you are instructed to connect the Fast Edge output
to one channel on each acquisition module in a prescribed manner. All
static skew adjustments are saved in a calibration folder. The values for this
static skew calibration are not displayed in the ChannelSync Cal dialog. If
the LabMaster system on startup detects a configuration change (e.g. a
different serial number acquisition module connected to a certain PCIe
slot), a pop-up dialog will appear warning the user to perform a new
SystemSkew Cal.
1. From the menu bar, choose Vertical > Channel <#> Setup. Touch the
ChannelSync Cal tab to the right of the C<#> tab.
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2. Touch the SystemSkew Cal button. The System Channel/Trigger
Skew Calibration Wizard opens.
3. Connect the Fast Edge output on the front of the Master Control
Module to Channel 1, then on the Wizard touch Next. The Fast Edge
output will be displayed on Channel 1 during the operation.
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4. When the previous operation is complete, you will be prompted to
use the same cable as used to connect to Channel 1 to connect the
Fast Edge output to Channel 5. After connecting, touch Next again.
5. Continue following on-screen prompts for as many additional
modules there are.
6. When completed, touch Finish to apply and store all corrections.
ChannelSync Cal
This calibration method is most common and is used to eliminate minor
static skew (<2 ps) differences between channels or to account for the
addition of cables or probes between the signal and oscilloscope input
channel. When Channel Sync Cal is complete, jitter between all channels is
adjusted to a level comparable to a single conventional oscilloscope
package , or better than 275 fs RMS.
NOTE THE FOLLOWING about ChannelSync Cal prior to performing the
procedure:

ChannelSync Cal can be performed on different gain settings by
using an attenuator (that you supply) to reduce the amplitude of
the Fast Edge output. Choose an attenuator value that provides for
a Fast Edge signal amplitude of ~4 to 7 divisions.

If you perform ChannelSync Cal only on the 100 mV/div gain range,
there is no need to enter a “Reference Correction” (attenuator
propagation delay value).
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
If you perform ChannelSync Cal on multiple gain settings, perform
it first on the 100 mV/div setting, then perform it on other gain
settings (with “Reference Correction” values entered as
appropriate for those other gain settings.)

For the highest possible accuracy across the full input range of the
oscilloscope, a ChannelSync Cal should be performed on at least
one gain setting in each of the following gain ranges:
13-20 GHz ProLink
"A" Inputs
<11.8 mV/div
11.9 to 17.0 mV/div
17.1 to 20.5 mV/div
20.6 to 30.0 mV/div
30.1 to 39.6 mV/div
39.6 to 50.0 mV/div
50.1 to 90.0 mV/div
90.1 to 100.0 mV/div
100.1 to 118.0 mV/div
118.1 to 170.0 mV/div
170.1 to 205.0 mV/div
205.1 to 300.0 mV/div
300.1 to 395.0 mV/div
395.1 to 500.0 mV/div
500.1 to 900.0 mV/div
900.1 to 1000 mV/div
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"B" Inputs
10 mV/div
10.1 to 12.6 mV/div
12.7 to 15.8 mV/div
15.9 to 20.0 mV/div
20.1 to 25.0 mV/div
25.1 to 31.5 mV/div
31.6 to 39.5 mV/div
39.6 to 50.0 mV/div
50.1 to 63.0 mV/div
63.1 to 79.0 mV/div
79.1 to 82.0 mV/div
82.1 to 100.0 mV/div
100.1 to 126.0 mV/div
126.1 to 158.0 mV/div
158.1 to 200.0 mV/div
200.1 to 250.0 mV/div
If you add cables or probes to your setup subsequent to running
the ChannelSync Cal, you must manually deskew these items in the
Channel dialog to account for their propagation delays. The values
you provide on the Channel dialog (in the deskew section) are
additional to values shown on the ChannelSync Calibration dialog.
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1. From the menu bar, choose Vertical > Channel <#> Setup. Touch the
ChannelSync Cal tab to the right of the C<#> tab.
2. Place a checkmark next to the module(s) you want to calibrate and
touch the ChannelSync Cal button. The ChannelSync Calibration
Wizard opens.
3. Select to measure Input A or Input B, or select Active Input to make
measurements on the active input of each channel.
4. Select a Ref Channel to be used as a reference against which all
other measurements are made during your calibration.
5. Enter the V/div (gain) setting for which you want to perform the
ChannelSync Cal on all channels. The default value is 100 mV/div,
which corresponds to the Fast Edge output amplitude.
NOTE: Connect the Fast Edge calibration signal (located on the front of
the Acquisition Module) to the reference input channel (in this example,
C1), then touch the Next button. The ChannelSync™ Cal begins.
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As with System Skew calibration, you will see the Fast Edge output
signal appear on the display and delay (skew) measurements will be
made.
6. Connect your Fast Edge calibration signal to the next input (in this
example, C2), then touch the Next button.
Repeat Step 7 for each channel. As each channel is calibrated, its
trace descriptor appears under the grid display area.
7. When you have finished all channels, a message indicates all
measurements have been performed. Touch the Finish button. The
ChannelSync™ Calibration dialog shows details about all performed
measurements and the deskew values applied.
If you wish to perform additional ChannelSync calibrations on other
gain settings, repeat the process from Step 5 with a different gain
(V/div) setting and a Reference Correction value entered for that
attenuator.
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Trigger
NOTE: Channels 1-4 have complete triggering capability for Edge, SMART and
other triggers. Channels 5 or higher have more limited edge trigger bandwidth and
do not support SMART or other triggers. Refer to LabMaster specifications on
teledynelecroy.com for details.
Triggering is the way an oscilloscope selects an exact moment in time on a
signal to then be shown on the screen. If the pattern of a signal happens to
be repetitive, a continuous waveform pattern is inherently visible on the
display.
But without a regular signal pattern, the oscilloscope requires controls to
determine what specific point in time (when a trigger is met) to show the
signal on the display. This is accomplished and affected in a variety of ways.
Some trigger settings allow for pre-trigger, post-trigger, and a delay
between the time of the trigger event and the time when the display is
refreshed (or sweeped) and the waveform is again shown on the screen.
The instrument uses many waveform capture techniques that trigger on
features and conditions that you define. These triggers fall into the
following major categories:
 Simple Triggers - activated by basic waveform features or conditions
such as a positive or negative slope, and hold‐off
 SMART Triggers - sophisticated triggers that enable you to use basic
or complex conditions for triggering. Use SMART Triggers for signals
with rare features, like glitches.
 Measurement Trigger - triggers that allow you to leverage
parameter measurements as waveform trigger conditions. A
measurement trigger is either the only trigger or the final trigger in a
chain of trigger events including hardware triggers.
 MultiStage Triggers - varied forms of triggers including Cascaded,
QualFirst, and Qualified allowing varied combinations of triggers
and trigger stages.
 Serial Triggers - provide serial data protocol specific triggering for a
wide variety of standards.
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Trigger Types
There are a set of standard Trigger Types. These Triggers are basic
waveform features or conditions such as a positive or negative slope, and
hold-off and are available on all oscilloscopes along with tools like Software
Assisted Trigger and Trigger Scan.
In addition, there are more sophisticated triggers for setting basic or
complex conditions. These include Smart Triggers, Serial Trigger,
Measurement Triggers, and MultiStage Triggers.
Learn more and Contact Teledyne LeCroy for Support.
Edge
A simple trigger, Edge trigger is activated by basic waveform features or
conditions such as positive or negative slope, and holdoff.
NOTE: On WaveMaster 8 Zi and Zi-A and LabMaster 9 Zi-A, up to 15 GHz
bandwidth is available while Edge Triggering (provided no holdoff is selected).
Width
Width trigger allows you to define a positive- or negative-going pulse width
bounded by a voltage level, above or below an occurring trigger. Or you
can specify a pulse width and voltage range, within or outside an occurring
trigger.
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Pattern (Logic)
Logic trigger enables triggering on a logical combination (pattern) of five
inputs: CH1, CH2, CH3, CH4, and AUX (sometimes referred to as EXT on
legacy oscilloscope models). You have a choice of four Boolean operators
(AND, NAND, OR, NOR), and you can stipulate the high or low voltage logic
level for each input independently.
Smart
These are a specific set of sophisticated trigger types. Smart trigger types
are used to set conditions on signals with rare features, like the glitches
and others as follows:
WINDOW
A smart trigger occurs when a signal enters or exits a window defined by
adjustable thresholds.
INTERVAL
While Glitch trigger performs over the width of a pulse, Interval trigger
performs over the width of an interval - the signal duration (the period)
separating two consecutive edges of the same polarity: positive to positive
or negative to negative. Use interval trigger to capture intervals that fall
short of, or exceed, a given time limit. In addition, you can define a width
range to capture any interval that is itself inside or outside the specified
range - an Exclusion trigger by interval.
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GLITCH
Glitch trigger is a simpler form of Width trigger. Use Glitch trigger when
you want to define a fixed pulse-width time or time range only. Glitch
trigger makes no provision for voltage levels or ranges.
DROPOUT
Used primarily in single-shot applications, and usually with a pre-trigger
delay, Dropout trigger can detect lost signals. The trigger is generated at
the end of the timeout period following the last trigger source transition.
RUNT
The Runt trigger occurs when a pulse crosses a first threshold line, but fails
to cross a second threshold line before re-crossing the first. Other defining
conditions for this trigger are the edge (triggers on the slope opposite to
that selected) and runt width.
SLEW RATE
SlewRate trigger activates a trigger when the rising or falling edge of a
pulse crosses two threshold levels: an upper level and a lower level. The
pulse edge must cross the thresholds faster or slower than a selected
period of time.
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Measurement
This trigger type allows you to leverage parameter measurements as
waveform trigger conditions. A measurement trigger is either the only
trigger or the final trigger in a chain of trigger events including hardware
triggers.
MulitStage
Touching this MultiStage trigger type shows the additional MultiStage
types on the dialog. Select from Cascaded, QualFirst, and Qualified as
follows:
CASCADED
The Cascaded trigger allows you to define successive trigger Stages
(referred to as Stage A, B, C, and D) as arm, trigger/arm, trigger/arm,
trigger criteria, respectively.
QUALFIRST
In single trigger mode, QualFirst arms the oscilloscope on the A event, and
then triggers on all subsequent B events.
NOTE: This button is enabled when using the sequence sampling mode. It is
commonly used in sequence mode for disk drive applications with the index pulse
defined as the A qualifier signal and the servo gate signal as the B triggering
events.
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QUALIFIED A-B
In single trigger mode, Qualify A-B arms the oscilloscope on the A event,
and then triggers on the B event. If the oscilloscope is in Normal trigger
mode, it automatically resets after the B event. Arm trigger events can be
set for Edge, Pattern, State, and PatState. State is briefly explained as
follows:
State
The State trigger is a level-qualified trigger which requires that the
qualifying signal remain above or below a specified voltage level for a
trigger to occur. For State trigger, you specify the time or number of events
after the signal has gone above or below the voltage level when you want
the trigger to occur.
Serial Trigger
Protocol-enabled serial trigger capabilities are available as options on
several oscilloscope models.
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Trigger Settings
Horizontal and Vertical adjustments are typically made for all trigger types
using either the Delay or Level knobs on the front panel of the instrument
or their respective controls on the Timebase setup dialog.
 Horizontal: Turn the DELAY knob in the HORIZONTAL control group
to adjust the trigger's horizontal position. Or, touch inside the Delay
control and provide a value on the Timebase dialog using your
preferred input control method. Additional information on using the
touch screen controls can be found in the Dialog Area (on page 87).
The trigger location is shown by a marker under the grid.
Post-trigger delay is indicated by a left-pointing arrow at the lowerleft of the grid.
The time value is given in the title line of the Timebase label at the
lower-right of the grid.
 Vertical: Turn the LEVEL knob in the TRIGGER control group to adjust
the trigger's vertical threshold.
Turn this knob to adjust the level of the trigger source or the
highlighted trace. Level defines the source voltage at which the
trigger will generate an event: a change in the input signal that
satisfies the trigger conditions.
Alternatively, in the Trigger dialog, you can touch inside the Level
control and provide a value using your preferred input control
method. Additional information on using the touch screen controls
can be found in the Dialog Area (on page 87). Quickly set a level of
zero volts by touching the Zero Level button.
An arrow on the right side of the grid shows the threshold position.
This arrow is only visible if the trigger source is displayed.
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Trigger Setup
Based on your Trigger Type selection, sections of the main Trigger dialog
and additional dialogs altogether vary.
Most trigger types have Type, Setup, and Level selections. The following
sections explain some of the standard setup configurations for different
trigger types.
1. Make your Type selection by touching the button corresponding to
the desired trigger.
2. Touch inside the trigger Source control for your first Setup
configuration and select a source on which to trigger.
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3. If available, touch inside the Coupling control and select a coupling
mode.
Coupling refers to the type of signal coupling at the input of the
trigger circuit. Choices of trigger coupling vary by oscilloscope
model. With DC coupling, all of the signal's frequency components
are coupled to the trigger circuit for high-frequency bursts.
4. Touch inside the trigger Slope control and choose the direction of
the trigger voltage transition used for generating a particular trigger
event.
The selection is then shown to the right of the dialog as follows for a
Positive Slope selection on an Edge Trigger.
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Edge trigger works on the selected edge at the chosen level. The slope (positive or
negative) is specified on the Trigger label shown at the lower-right of the grid.
5. Level defines the source voltage at which the trigger circuit
generates an event (a change in the input signal that satisfies the
trigger conditions). The selected trigger level is associated with the
chosen trigger source.
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Note that the trigger level is specified in volts and normally remains
unchanged when the vertical gain or offset is modified.
The Amplitude and Range of the trigger level have limits detailed in
the specifications regularly maintained at teledynelecroy.com.
Touch inside the Level data entry control and provide a value using
your preferred input control method. Additional information on
using the touch screen controls can be found in the Dialog Area (on
page 87).
Provide a voltage level (in millivolts).
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Once specified, Trigger Level and Coupling are the only parameters
remaining unchanged as you switch from trigger mode to trigger mode for
each trigger source.

Some additional controls and dialogs for triggers that differ are provided
in the following topics as examples.
Optimize for HF
The Optimize for HF checkbox can be used on an Edge trigger to reject high
or low frequencies.
The checkbox is marked by default; meaning, the instrument is optimized
for high-frequency waveforms.
NOTE: If you are measuring a waveform that is 10 MHz or slower, be sure to
unmark the checkbox to avoid triggering on an incorrect slope.
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Width Condition is
Width triggers (and other triggers equipped with conditional logic) have
conditional logic settings as follows.
Your Width Condition can be specified as Less Than, Greater Than, In
Range and Out Of Range.
In Range and Out Of Range conditions can be further set with Upper and
Lower Values (for Limits).
OR
Nominal width and Delta (for Delta).
NOTE: Width Condition settings are summarized on the far right of the dialog.
Holdoff by Time or Events
Holdoff is an additional condition of Edge and Pattern triggers. It can be
expressed either as a period of time or an event count. Holdoff disables the
trigger circuit for a given period of time or number of events after the last
trigger occurred. Events are the number of occasions on which the trigger
condition is met. The trigger resumes when the holdoff has elapsed and its
other conditions are met.
Select the holdoff by touching the Time or Events buttons on the Holdoff
dialog.
Now, click the corresponding control and provide a value.
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Use holdoff to obtain a stable trigger for repetitive, composite waveforms.
For example, if the number or duration of sub-signals is known you can
disable them by choosing an appropriate holdoff value. Qualified triggers
operate using conditions similar to holdoff.
HOLD OFF BY TIME
Sometimes you can achieve a stable display of complex, repetitive
waveforms by placing a condition on the time between each successive
trigger event. This time would otherwise be limited only by the input signal,
the coupling, and the instrument's bandwidth. Select a positive or negative
slope, and a minimum time between triggers. The trigger is generated
when the condition is met after the selected holdoff time, counted from
the last trigger. The delay is initialized and started on each trigger.
Edge Trigger with Holdoff by Time. The bold edges on the trigger source indicate
that a positive slope has been selected. The dashed, upward-pointing arrows
indicate potential triggers that would occur if other conditions are met. The bold
arrows indicate where the triggers actually occur when the holdoff time is met.
HOLD OFF BY EVENTS
Select a positive or negative slope and a number of events. An event is the
number of times the trigger condition is met after the last trigger. A trigger
is generated when the condition is met after this number, counted from
the last trigger. The count is restarted on each trigger. For example, if the
event number is two, the trigger occurs on the third event.
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Edge Trigger with Holdoff by Events (in this example, two events). The bold edges
on the trigger source indicate that a positive slope has been selected. The dashed,
upward-pointing arrows indicate potential triggers, while the bold ones show
where triggers actually occur after the holdoff expires.
Auxiliary Input Trigger
Some instrument models provide auxiliary input trigger capability. It's done
as a pattern trigger, on the Ext dialog.
Select X1, or ÷10. You can also select from DC50Ω, Gnd, and DC1MΩ
Impedance values.
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TriggerScan
TriggerScan is a debugging tool (available for any trigger type) that helps
you quickly find rare waveform glitches and anomalies. With TriggerScan,
you can build a list of trigger setups to look for rare events and
automatically sequence through each one. TriggerScan can use any type of
trigger setup available including edge, width, and qualify as well as Smart
Triggers (such as, glitch and runt triggers). TriggerScan automates two key
processes in triggering rare events:
1. Trains the system by looking at normal acquired waveforms. During
the training, the oscilloscope analyzes the waveforms to determine
what waveforms normally look like. Using this information, it
generates a list of smart trigger setups to trigger on abnormal
situations.
2. Loads the smart trigger setups from the Trainer and cycles through
these. As triggers occur, they are overlaid on the screen. All
acquisition settings are preserved and you can use all the functions
of the oscilloscope to find the root cause of these anomalies
including, WaveScan, Histograms, and advanced analysis.
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Training TriggerScan
The TriggerScan Trainer inspects a currently acquired waveform and
automatically builds a list of common trigger setups used to find rare
events. To train TriggerScan:
 Acquire and display at least three cycles of a signal before running
the Trainer.
 Re-run the Trainer if you want to change the trigger types or if you
change the channel or signal.
1. Touch Trigger → Trigger Setup... from the menu bar.
2. On the Trigger dialog, click the TriggerScan tab.
3. Touch the Trainer button and select a channel as the source for the
training on the Trigger Scan Trainer pop-up. Also choose the types
of triggers the Trainer should use to train the system and then touch
the Start Training button. The training begins.
When it is complete, a list of smart trigger setups is displayed in the
Trigger List.
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Starting TriggerScan
After you have run the Trainer, the Trigger List displays a list of smart
trigger setups. You can add or remove trigger setups. You can also update
the selected smart trigger setup. Once you have made any changes to the
Trigger List, you are ready to start scanning.
1. Touch Trigger → Trigger Setup... from the menu bar.
2. On the Trigger dialog, click the TriggerScan tab and its
corresponding dialog is shown.
3. If you want to add a new trigger setup, touch the Trigger tab and set
the new trigger as desired on the Trigger dialog. Then, back on the
TriggerScan dialog, touch the Add New button to append the new
trigger to the Trigger List.
4. If you want to replace the selected trigger setup with the current
trigger setup, highlight the setup in the Trigger List and touch the
Update Selected button.
5. If you want to show a specific trigger setup on the Trigger List,
highlight its corresponding row on the list, and then touch the Load
Selected button.
NOTE: If you want to delete all trigger setups in the Trigger List, touch
the Delete All button.
6. If you want to delete a trigger setup, highlight the setup in the
Trigger List and touch the Delete Selected button.
7. All trigger setups can be deleted regardless of selections on the
Trigger List with one step by touching the Delete All button.
5. Once you have made any changes to the Trigger List, touch the
Trainer button and then restart the scan by touching the Start
Training button on the Trigger Scan Trainer pop-up. The oscilloscope
automatically sequences through all the trigger setups.
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PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

You can tune the dwell time that the oscilloscope waits before loading the
next trigger setup using the Dwell Time data entry control.

If you have Persistence display mode enabled, all trigger events are
recorded on the display. Refer to the Persistence Setup (on page 149)
topic for instructions on enabling Persistence display mode.

If you want TriggerScan to stop when the next oscilloscope trigger, check
the Stop On Trigger checkbox. You can use this to isolate specific trigger
setups.
Saving TriggerScan Setups
You should save TriggerScan setups once you have made any modifications
to the Trigger List. The current Trigger List is not be preserved after exiting
the application unless you save it.
1. On the TriggerScan dialog, touch inside the Setup File Name data
entry control and providing a file name using your preferred input
control method. Additional information on using the touch screen
controls can be found in the Dialog Area (on page 87).
OR
Touch the Browse button and select a location and file name.
2. Touch the Save Setup... button.
NOTE: You can load previously saved TriggerScan setups by touching the Browse
button, locating the file, and then touching Load Setup....
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Viewing Waveforms
Display
Oscilloscope display grids present the trace information in a voltage vs.
time format. The oscilloscope analog-to-digital converter (ADC) information
is displayed vertically on the grid with the ADC bits divided proportionally
according to their amplitude on the grid. Channel traces are typically 8-bits
of vertical data, whereas Math traces are 16-bits of vertical data. Teledyne
LeCroy grids consist of eight vertical divisions.
When displaying channel traces on the grid, use of less than full-grid
amplitude results in some reduced vertical resolution and accuracy. For
instance, if a channel trace is displayed as two divisions high on a grid, the
number of ADC bits utilized is...
2/8 * 2^8 or 64 bits
This is quite less than the full 8-bit resolution. Such a reduction in vertical
resolution may be acceptable if the primary measurement consideration is
for rough timing measurements; however, if vertical accuracy or extreme
timing accuracy is a requirement, it is better to increase the amplitude of
the signal to utilize close to maximum grid height. In order to accomplish
this while still providing the ability to view many signals at one time on the
oscilloscope display Teledyne LeCroy provides multi-grid capability. This
creates multiple oscilloscope grids, each with 8-bit vertical resolution, and
allows many full-resolution grids (but vertically smaller in grid height) for
concurrent display without affecting the vertical resolution.
Different grid displays are available based on instrument and installed
software packages. For example, some displays show side-by-side, instead
of vertically stacked grids. The additional grid displays offer more
convenient views of multiple waveforms. Refer to your instrument
datasheet at teledynelecroy.com for detailed information as to which grid
displays are provided with your oscilloscope.
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Display Setup
To adjust the appearance of the oscilloscope display:
1. Touch Display → Display Setup.
2. Touch Grid and select one of the display type buttons. The image on
each button indicates its corresponding grid configuration.
Autogrid automatically adds or deletes grids as you select more or
fewer waveforms to display.
NOTE: Not all grid styles are available on all instruments. Grid styles vary
based on both oscilloscope model and installed options.
See “Touch Screen and External Displays” (page 61) for steps to
extend the grid display onto a second monitor.
3. To dim or brighten the grid lines, touch Grid Intensity and enter a
percentage from 0 to 100.
4. Touch the Grid on top checkbox to superimpose the grid over the
waveform.
NOTE: Depending on the grid intensity, some waveforms may be hidden
when the grid is placed on top. To view them, simply uncheck Grid on top.
5. Touch the Axis labels checkbox to permanently display the values of
the top and bottom grid lines (calculated from volts/div) and the
extreme left and right grid lines (calculated from the timebase).
6. Choose a style for your trace: solid Line or Points.
7. To highlight trace samples that occur with most frequency, touch
Intensity and enter a percentage from 0 to 100. Samples occurring
less often than the intensity value are dimmed.
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Sequence Mode Display
Set up a Sequence Mode display by first selecting a Sequence trigger mode
in the Timebase → Horizontal Setup dialog. You must also have entered a
Num Segments value. For more information on setting up Sequence Mode,
see the Sequence Sampling Mode (on page 101) topic.
1. Touch Display → Display Setup... on the menu bar.
2. Touch inside the Display Mode control and select a display mode
from the pop-up menu.
Touch inside the Num seg displayed control and enter a value, using
the pop-up keypad.
Touch inside the Starting at control and enter a value.
Moving Traces from Grid to Grid
You can move traces from grid to grid with the touch of a button.
1. Touch the trace descriptor label for the waveform you want to
move.
2. Touch the Next Grid button.
NOTE: If you have more than one waveform displayed on only one grid, a second
grid automatically opens when you select Next Grid.
Displays Containing Masks
Since masks are pixel-based display renderings, you can think of them as
part of the Display feature set on your instrument. Masks and mask testing
are applied to waveforms as part of Pass/Fail functionality accessed from
Analysis → Pass/Fail from the menu bar.
NOTE: For more detailed information about Masks and other Pass/Fail
functionality, such as removing a mask from your display, refer to Mask Testing
(on page 188).
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Dual Display Grid Selection
Make a dual grid display selection for showing on an external display (once
properly connected to the I/O panel) by selecting Display → Display
Setup....
NOTE: First-time setup may show a different Display tab. Fix this by touching File
→ Exit on the menu bar and re-launching the oscilloscope software using the Start
DSO shortcut on the desktop.
1. Touch the Dual button on the Display Mode section of the Display
dialog.
2. Touch inside the Grid control on the Grid Mode section of the dialog.
The Select Grid pop-up is shown.
3. Touch the Dual Display category and choose from Single/Single,
Dual/Dual, and Quad/Quad options.
Your grid selection is now shown on both displays.
Persistence
Persistence Overview
The Persistence feature helps you display your waveform and reveal its
idiosyncrasies or anomalies for a repetitive signal. Use Persistence to
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accumulate on-screen points from many acquisitions to see your signal
change over time. The instrument persistence modes show the most
frequent signal path in three-dimensional intensities of the same color, or
graded in a spectrum of colors.
You can show persistence for up to eight inputs for any channel, math
function, or memory location (M1 to M4).
Persistence Setup
Touch Display → Persistence Setup... on the menu bar.
Now, touch the Persistence On checkbox and refer to the following
scenarios based on your needs.
Persistence Setup for All Input Channels at Once
1. Touch the All Locked button.
2. Touch one of the Mode buttons.
3. Touch the Show last trace checkbox if you want the last trace
displayed.
4. Touch inside the Saturation data entry control and provide a whole
number integer.
For more information on saturation, see the Saturation Level topic.
5. Touch inside the Persistence time data entry control and make a
selection from the pop-up menu.
Persistence Setup for Each Input Channel Individually
1. Touch the Per Trace button.
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2. Touch one of the persistence mode buttons next to an input
channel.
To turn off persistence for an individual channel, touch the left-most
persistence mode button next to the channel.
OR
For each input channel, touch its tab to set up persistence for that
channel.
3. Touch one of the mode buttons.
4. Touch the Show last trace checkbox if you want the last trace
displayed.
5. Touch inside the Saturation data entry control and enter a whole
number integer,.
6. Touch inside the Persistence time data entry control and make a
selection from the pop-up menu.
7. If you want to return all input channel setups to their default
settings, touch the Reset All button.
WaveStream Display Mode
This fast viewing mode provides brightness-graded intensity with
a decay time similar to the action of phosphor on an analog
screen.
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WaveStream mode operates at up to 80 GS/s with an update rate of up to
several thousand waveforms/second for better capture of higher frequency
abnormal events.
Adjusting Trace Intensity
The INTENSITY knob adjusts the brightness of your trace.
The intensity value is shown in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
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Pushing the Intensity knob changes the Persistence status in the following
ways.
 OFF - When the button hasn't been pushed, it may be turned to
control the trace Intensity control value.
 Analog Persistence - When the button is pushed once, the
waveform resembles a trace on a phosphor oscilloscope. Turning the
knob affects persistence with a blended form of Intensity and
Saturation. As the knob is turned clockwise, the Intensity value
increases while the Saturation value decreases. The opposite occurs
when the button is turned counter clockwise.
 Color Persistence - The button behaves the same way as Analog.
However, the grid display shows a color waveform where red
indicates most frequent occurrences while blue denotes the less
frequent.
Instead of using the knob, you can provide values for Intensity (same
control on Display and Persistence dialogs) or Saturation controls.
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Zooming Waveforms
Zooming Waveforms Overview
You can magnify a selected region of a waveform using the Zoom function.
On Zi model oscilloscopes, you can display up to four Zoom (Z1 - Z4) and
eight Math Zoom traces (F1 - F8). You can zoom:

A single channel - covered in To Zoom a Single Channel (on page
154).
 A math or memory trace - known as Zooming Memory or Math
Function Traces.
 Multiple waveforms at once - covered in To Zoom Multiple
Waveforms Quickly (on page 156).
 Segments in a sequence - found in Sampling Modes → Sequence
Sampling Mode (on page 101)
You can also use the Multi-Zoom Math function to create time-locked zoom
traces for selected waveforms. For more information, refer to Math →
Multi-Zoom).
At any time, you can zoom a portion of a channel waveform or
Memory/Math function trace by touching and dragging a rectangle around
any part of the input waveform, see the To Zoom by Touch-and-Drag (on
page 156) topic. The zoom trace will size itself to fit the full width of the
grid. The degree of magnification, therefore, will depend on the size of the
rectangle that you draw.
You can also use the front panel QUICKZOOM button to create multiple
zooms, one for each displayed input channel. For more information, see
the To Zoom Multiple Waveforms Quickly (on page 156) topic.
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When you zoom a waveform, a preview of the zoomed area is shown on
the Preview section of the Zx dialog.
Zooming a Single Channel
The Zoom button appears as a standard button at the
bottom of the channel Cx Vertical Adjust setup dialog for
you to create a zoom trace of your input waveform.
1. On the menu bar, touch Vertical → Channel X Setup....
OR
Touch the channel trace descriptor label for a displayed channel.
2. Touch the Zoom at the bottom of the Cx Vertical Adjust dialog. A
zoom trace (one of Z1 to Z4) is created for the selected channel.
3. Vary the degree of zoom by touching the newly created Zx trace
label. The setup dialog for the zoom (Z1 to Z4) opens. It shows the
current horizontal and vertical zoom factors.
4. If you want to increase or decrease your horizontal or
vertical zoom in small increments, touch the Var. checkbox
to enable variable zooming. Now with each touch of the
zoom control buttons, the degree of magnification changes
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by a small increment.
OR
If you want to zoom in or out in large standard increments with each
touch of the zoom control buttons, leave the Var. checkbox
unchecked.
OR
If you want to set exact horizontal or vertical zoom factors, touch
inside the Horizontal Scale/div data entry control and provide a
time-per-div value using your preferred input control method.
Additional information on using the touch screen controls can be
found in the Dialog Area (on page 87). Then touch inside the Vertical
Scale/div control and enter a voltage value.
To reset the zoom to x1 magnification, touch Reset Zoom in the dialog.
You can also use the Zoom and Math front panel knobs to adjust the
horizontal and vertical zoom.
 Horizontal Position - Press to reset the horizontal zoom position to
zero. Turn to change the horizontal position of the selected math or
zoom trace.
 Horizontal Ratio - Press to toggle between fixed and variable
horizontal zoom ratio adjustment. Turn to change the horizontal
zoom ratio of the selected math trace.
 Quick Zoom - Press to automatically display magnified views of up to
four signal inputs on multiple grids. With four input signals, the
signals are displayed along with four zoom traces, each on its own
grid. Pressing this button also turns off all other traces.
 Vertical Position - Press to reset the vertical zoom position to zero.
Turn to change the vertical position of the selected math or zoom
trace.
 Vertical Ratio - Press to toggle between fixed and variable vertical
zoom ratio adjustment. Turn to change the vertical zoom ratio of the
selected math trace.
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Touch-and-Drag Zooming
1. Touch and drag a rectangle around any part of an input channel
waveform, math trace, or memory trace. The Zoom (Z1 to Z4) dialog
opens.
NOTE: If you have enclosed a combination of channel and math or memory
traces in the rectangle, a pop-up Rectangle Zoom Wizard is shown. Touch a
Zoom button (Z1 to Z4).
2. Turn off the zoom traces by touching the Undo button at the topright corner of the screen.
OR
Uncheck the Trace On checkbox in the dialog for each zoom trace.
Quickly Zooming Waveforms
Quickly create a Zoom trace by either pressing the front panel
Zoom button or touching the Zoom button on the respective
channel dialog.
Turning Off Zoom
Turn off a Zoom by either pressing the front panel Zoom
button again, or clearing the Trace On checkbox on the Zoom
dialog.
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Measuring with Cursors
Cursors are important tools that aid you in measuring signal values. Cursors
are markers - lines, cross-hairs, or arrows - that you can move around the
grid or the waveform itself. Use cursors to make fast, accurate
measurements and eliminate guesswork. There are two basic types:
 Horiz(ontal) (generally Time or Frequency) cursors are markers that
you move horizontally along the waveform. Place them at a desired
location along the time axis to read the signal's amplitude at the
selected time.
 Vert(ical) (Voltage) cursors are lines that you move vertically on the
grid to measure the amplitude of a signal.
Each cursor locates a point on the waveform. The cursor values can be read
in the descriptor label for the trace. Use the Position data entry controls at
the right side of the dialog to place the cursors precisely. The Readout
icons depict what is being measured for each measurement mode.
Quickly Displaying Cursors
Quickly turn on/off cursors from either the touchscreen or the Front Panel:
 On the display, touch Cursors on the menu bar and make a selection.
Off, Horizontal Abs, Horizontal Rel, Vertical Abs, Vertical Rel, and
BothRel options are available on the menu.
 On the Front Panel, press the Cursor Type button repeatedly to
scroll through all the cursor types available on your instrument. With
the desired cursor type selected, turn the Cursors knobs to adjust
the position of the cursor.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

The bottom cursor knob adjusts relative cursors. It does not work with
absolute cursor types.

Once set, cursor positions are preserved for subsequent displays. Use the
touch screen or front panel controls to change cursor positions or
measurement modes.
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Cursor Setup
After using one of the above methods to access cursors, the Cursors dialog
is displayed.
Cursor Types
 Horizontal Abs - Provides a single, dashed, vertical line and crosshair marking for the specific cursor location. None of the Show
controls are provided; however, the Position 1 control is enabled on
the right of the dialog.
 Horizontal Rel - Provides two, dashed, vertical lines and cross-hair
markings for the specific cursor locations. Since there are two
cursors involved, controls for Show along with Track, and Position 1
and 2 are available on the dialog.
 Vertical Abs - Provides a single, dashed, horizontal line and crosshair marking for the specific cursor location. None of the Show
controls are provided; however, the Position 1 control is enabled on
the right of the dialog.
 Vertical Rel - Provides a single, dashed, horizontal line and cross-hair
marking for the specific cursor location. None of the Show controls
are provided; however, the Position 1 control is enabled on the right
of the dialog.
 Both Rel – Provides both Horizontal Rel and Vertical Rel cursor lines.
Show (for Relative Cursor Types)
Show controls (Absolute, Delta, Abs+Delta, and Slope) become available
on the dialog when Relative Cursors (Horizontal or Vertical Rel cursor
types) are chosen.
For Horizontal and Vertical Rel cursor types, you can also specify Position 1
and 2 time values for your cursor locations. You also have the option to
mark the Track checkbox which allows you to move your Position 1 cursor
(using the touch-screen display or front panel control) and have both
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cursors then move together and maintaining their relative distance from
their originally specified positions.
The Show controls essentially display cursor value results on the signal's
corresponding Trace Descriptor label as follows:
 Absolute - The Trace Descriptor label shows specific voltages for the
position location values provided.
 Delta - The Trace Descriptor label shows the difference between the
specific voltages for the position location values provided.
 Abs+Delta - The Trace Descriptor label shows both the specific
voltages and the difference between the specific voltages for the
position location values provided.
 Slope - The Trace Descriptor label calculates the slope based on the
position location values provided.
Cursors on Math Functions
You can place cursors on a math function whose X-axis has a dimension
other than time (FFT, for example). With a Math trace setup for either an
FFT or a Histogram, if you then access the Standard Cursors dialog
(Measure → Cursors Setup...) , an X-Axis control is made available where
you can choose from available units. The following shows cursors on a
histogram and therefore an appropriate selection for V (histo) is available.
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Measurement Parameters
Parameters are measurement tools that determine a wide range of
waveform properties. Use them to automatically calculate many attributes
of your waveform, like rise-time, rms voltage, and peak-to-peak voltage, for
example.
There are parameter modes for the amplitude and time domains, custom
parameter groups, and parameters for pass and fail testing. You can make
common measurements on one or more waveforms.
Turning On Parameters
1. Touch Measure → Measure Setup... on the menu bar.
2. Touch the On checkbox for each parameter you want to enable.
3. Touch the Show Table checkbox to display the parameters below
the grid.
Quick Access to Parameter Setup Dialogs
You can quickly gain access to a parameter setup dialog by touching the
parameter listbox in the table below the grid.
For example, touch within P1 to display the P1 setup dialog.
Touch the Measure column on the table display to show the main Measure
dialog.
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Parameter Setup
1. Touch the parameter tab (Px) of an unused location or one that you
want to change.
2. Under Type, select a measurement type:
Measure On Waveforms applies measurements directly
on the waveform as indicated on the Source1 control.
Math On Parameters performs math (addition,
subtraction, multiplication, division) on parameters
indicated on the Source1 and Source2 controls.
Advanced Web Edit uses Teledyne LeCroy's Processing
Web for measurement setup. This feature, available with
the XWEB option, allows you to chain practically unlimited
math functions together for operation on your waveform
measurements.
3. Touch inside the Source1 field and select a channel, math trace,
memory trace, or other waveform to be measured.
4. If you selected Measure On Waveforms, touch inside the Measure
field and select a parameter from the pop-up menu.
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OR
If you selected Math On Parameters, touch inside the Math
Operator data entry field and select a math function from the popup menu.
5. In the mini-dialog to the right of the main setup dialog, touch the
Gate tab to narrow the span of measurement.
6. Touch the Accept tab to define parameter values to be used in the
measurement.
Measure Modes
The selections for Measure Mode allow you to quickly apply parameters for
standard vertical and standard horizontal setups, and custom setups.
Standard Vertical Measurement Parameters
mean
sdev
max.
min.
ampl
pkpk
top
base
Standard Horizontal Measurement Parameters
freq
162
period
width
rise
fall
delay
duty
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To select a measure mode:
1. Touch Measure → Measure Setup... on the menu bar.
2. Under Measure Mode, select the Std Vertical or Std Horizontal
buttons.
NOTE: You can customize parameters by touching My Measure. Learn more
in Customizing a Parameter (on page 1).
3. Touch inside the Source data entry control and choose a source for
which the measurements should apply.
Help Markers
Help Markers clarify parameter measurements by displaying movable
cursors and a visual representation of what is being measured. For the at
level parameters, Help Markers make it easier to see where your waveform
intersects the chosen level. This feature also displays the hysteresis band
that you have set about that level.
You also have the option, by means of an Always On checkbox, to leave the
Help Markers displayed after you have closed the Help Markers setup
dialog.
Standard Horizontal Parameter Help Markers
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Standard Vertical Parameter Help Markers
Turning On Markers
1. Touch Measure → Measure Setup... on the menu bar.
2. Select mode Std Vertical, Std Horizontal, or My Measure.
3. Touch the Show All button (as follows) to display Help Markers for
every parameter being measured on the displayed waveform (C2 in
the previous examples).
4. Touch a Px tab for any listed parameter; it doesn't matter which.
5. On the Parameter dialog, touch Help Markers and select either:
 Simple - produces cursors and Measure Gate posts. The gate
posts are independently placeable for each parameter.
 Detailed - produces cursors, Measure Gate posts, a label
identifying the parameter being measured, and a level
indicator and hysteresis band for "at level" parameters.
NOTE: The choice of Simple or Detailed is applied to all parameters at the
same time. That is, if you choose Simple markers for one parameter, all
parameters are then displayed in this mode.
6. Touch the Always On checkbox if you want to continuously display
Help Markers for this parameter.
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Turning Off Markers
1. Touch the Clear All button to turn off Help Markers for all
parameters.
2. Turn off Help Markers for individual parameters by touching the Px
tab for the parameter in question. Then uncheck the AlwaysOn
checkbox. When you close this dialog, the Help Markers for this
parameter are no longer shown.
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Analysis
Teledyne LeCroy provides a variety of unique capabilities for advanced
measurement parameter analysis. Most Teledyne LeCroy oscilloscopes
calculate measurements for all instances in the acquisition. This provides
the ability to rapidly and thoroughly analyze a long memory acquisition and
calculate thousands or millions of parameter values, or find anomalous
measurements. A variety of views are then provided allowing quick and
easy measurement value understanding, as follows:
 Histograms provide a view of the measurement parameter
distribution.
 Tracks provide a time-correlated view of a measurement parameter
compared to other acquired channels or calculated math traces. A
common usage for track is to observe the modulation of a signal,
such as amplitude, frequency, or pulse width modulation. See
Creating a Track View (on page 175).
 Trends provide a view of the measurement parameter over an
extended period of time and over multiple acquisitions. See Creating
and Viewing a Trend (on page 174).
 Pass/Fail Testing (on page 176) allows definition of the normal or
abnormal measurement parameter value with a definable pass/fail
action alerting the operator when a condition is met.
 WaveScan allows searching through a single acquisition for a
measurement parameter that meets a variety of conditions, or
scanning through multiple acquisitions with allowable trigger actions
when conditions are met. In addition, a variety of views can be used
to understand the specific behaviors of searched or
scanned measurement parameters. See Introduction to WaveScan
(on page 192).
These capabilities are only possible with the measurement of every
occurrence of a measurement parameter in a long acquisition.
Both Track and Trend are tools that can be used to plot measurement data
and observe variations with respect to time. Differences between
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Track and Trend are summarized in the following table:
Characteristic
Track
Trend
Representation
Parameter value vs.
time
Parameter value vs. event
Behavior
Non-cumulative
(resets after every
acquisition).
Unlimited number
of events
Cumulative over several
acquisitions up to 1 million
events
Time Correlation to
Other Data
Yes
No
Monitors an
Evolution in the
Frequency Domain
Yes
No. Trend points are not
evenly spaced in time and
therefore cannot be used for
an FFT.
Monitors the
Evolution of a
Measurement
Parameter over
Several Acquisitions
No. Track resets
after every
acquisition.
Yes
Ensures No Lost
Measurement Data
Yes. Maximum time
period that can be
captured is limited
by acquisition
memory and
sampling rate.
No. Since data can be
accumulated over many
acquisitions, and since the
oscilloscope takes time to
calculate measurement values
and to display data before the
trigger is re-armed, data can be
missed.
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In general, Track is the tool to use if you want to capture a continuous
stream of data spaced closely together. To understand the change in a
parameter with time, Trend can be used if your data is spaced widely apart
and longer than the dead-time of the oscilloscope between acquisitions.
Think of Trend as a strip chart recorder for your oscilloscope.
Histogram
Histograms are graphical representations of data which divides it into
intervals or bins. These intervals/bins are plotted on a bar chart such that
the bar height relates to the number of data points inside each interval/bin.
Various histograms can be setup using Measure or Math dialogs.
Thumbnail versions of Histograms are called Histicons. Also, Persistence
can be applied to Histograms.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

The number of sweeps comprising the histogram is shown on the trace
descriptor label:

The range of a histogram is limited to the portion of the trace that is
visible on screen. That is, if you zoom in on a trace, the histogram does
not contain data for that part of the original (no longer visible) trace.
Single Parameter Histogram Setup
Setup a single parameter histogram can be done from Measure or Math
dialogs. The following sections demonstrate both methods.
SINGLE PARAMETER HISTOGRAM SETUP USING MEASURE
Touch Measure → Measure Setup... on the menu bar to access the
Measure dialog. The My Measure button should be selected by default on
the Measure dialog.
There are two ways to access parameters when setting up your
measurement. They only differ in the order of the steps.
 Use the Px buttons on the Measure Dialog
 Use the Measure button on a Px Dialog
Choose the parameter from the Select Measurement pop-up dialog.
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The Select Measurement pop-up.
Access the corresponding Px dialog to change other setup items as follows:
1. Touch inside the Source1 control and select an input waveform from
the Select Source window.
2. Touch inside the Measure field and select a parameter from the
Select Measurement window.
3. Touch the Histogram button at the bottom of the dialog. After
touching this button, the Math selection for Histogram pop-up is
shown. Select the desired Math Trace in which to store the results.
Touch the Close button when you are finished.
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Touch the trace descriptor label for the math trace just created for the
results, and then touch the Histogram tab to access its right-hand dialog.
1. On the Buffer side of the Histogram right-hand dialog, touch
#Values and provide a value.
2. On the Scaling side of the Histogram right-hand dialog, touch #Bins
and provide a value.
3. Center the histogram by touching the Find Center and Width
button.
4. Instead of using the Find Center and Width button, you can provide
specific Center and Width values using their respective controls and
providing values using the pop-up numeric keypad.
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SINGLE PARAMETER HISTOGRAM SETUP USING MATH
Access the main Math dialog by selecting Math → Math Setup... on the
menu bar.
Access the math operators by either:
 Using the Fx buttons on the Math Dialog
 Using the Operator button on the Fx Tab/Dialog
Math functions are categorized into Basic and Special.
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Regardless of how you performed the previously described initial steps, at
this point access your corresponding Fx dialog if you want to change other
setup items as follows:
 You can modify the source of your waveform used on a Math trace
using the source (Source 1) control.
 On the far left of the Fx dialog, the single and dual buttons are
available for one math function or math-on-math, respectively.
 The web edit button is used to access the Processing Web and
sequence highly-detailed math functionality.
 Touch the Graph button, and then touch inside the Graph with
control to select a graph mode (in this case Histogram).
At this point, access the Histogram right-hand dialog by touching the
Histogram tab on the far-right of the screen. Follow the final 1 - 4 steps in
the previous Single Parameter Histogram Setup Using Measure
instructions.
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Viewing Thumbnail Histograms (Histicons)
Histicons are miniature histograms of parameter measurements that
appear below the grid. These thumbnail histograms let you see at a glance
the statistical distribution of each parameter.
1. On the menu bar, touch Measure, then one of the Measure Mode
buttons: Std Vertical, Std Horizontal, or My Measure.
2. Touch the Histicons checkbox to display thumbnail histograms
below the selected parameters.
NOTE: For measurements set up in My Measure, you can quickly display an
enlarged histogram of a thumbnail histogram by touching the Histicon you want to
enlarge. The enlarged histogram appears superimposed on the trace it describes.
This does not apply to Std Vertical or Std Horizontal measurements.
Persistence Histogram
You can create a histogram of a persistence display also by cutting a
horizontal or vertical slice through the waveform. You also decide the
width of the slice and its horizontal or vertical placement on the waveform.
NOTE: This math operation is different than the Histogram math operation and is
not affected by Center and Width settings made on any existing Histograms.
PERSISTENCE HISTOGRAM SETUP
1. Touch Math → Math Setup... on the menu bar.
2. Either directly touch an Fx button on the Math dialog and select your
Math Operator, or touch an Fx tab to show its corresponding dialog
and touch the Operator1 dialog to select your Math Operator. Select
Phistogram from the Select Math Operator pop-up.
3. With your math operator selected and the Fx dialog shown, touch
inside the Source1 field and select a source from the pop-up.
4. Touch the Phistogram tab to access its right-hand dialog. Now,
touch the Slice Direction control and select Horizontal or Vertical
slice from the pop-up.
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5. Touch inside the Slice Center field and enter a value using the popup keypad.
6. Touch inside the Slice Width field and enter a value, using the popup keypad.
Persistence Trace Range
Using this math operator, you can enter the percent of the persistence
trace population to use in creating a new waveform.
NOTE: See previous sections for details around setting up a math trace and
selecting your math operator if needed.
Persistence Sigma
Using this math operation, you can enter a scale, measured in standard
deviations, by which to create a new waveform.
Creating and Viewing a Trend
1. In the menu bar, touch Measure → Measure Setup....
2. Touch one of parameter tabs Px showing its corresponding dialog.
3. Now, on the dialog, touch inside the Source1 data entry field and
select an input waveform from the pop-up menu.
4. Touch inside the Measure data entry field and select a parameter
from the pop-up menu.
5. Touch the Trend button at the bottom of the dialog.
Now, from the Math selection for Trend menu, select a math
function location Fx in which to store the Trend display. The Trend is
then shown along with its respective trace descriptor label for the
selected math function.
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6. Touch the newly displayed Trend math function trace label to
change settings on the Trend dialog (located on the Trend tab at the
lower-right side of the screen).
NOTE: Turning off a trace for which trend data is being collected resets the trend.
If it is necessary to continue data collection for the trend, first create a zoom trace
of the channel trace (before turning off the channel trace).
Creating a Track View
1. In the menu bar, touch Measure → Measure Setup....
2. Touch a parameter tab Px and its corresponding dialog is shown.
3. Now, on the dialog, touch inside the Source1 data entry field and
select an input waveform from the pop-up menu.
4. Touch inside the Measure data entry field and select a parameter
from the pop-up menu.
5. Touch the Track button at the bottom of the dialog.
Now, from the Math selection for Track menu, select a math
function location (Fx) on which to store the Track display. The Track
is then shown along with its respective trace descriptor label for the
selected math function.
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6. Touch the newly displayed Track math function trace label if you
want to change any settings in the Track dialog:
Pass-Fail Parameter Testing
Pass/Fail Parameter Testing Overview
Access the main Pass/Fail dialog by selecting Analysis → Pass/Fail Setup...
from the menu bar. The main Pass/Fail dialog is shown.
Access the respective Qx dialogs either by touching a Qx button on this
main Pass/Fail dialog, or touching a Qx tab as described in Displays
Containing Masks (on page 147).
When you have each of the Qx dialogs configured and enabled as desired,
you can then begin your testing and turn them all on or off using the
Testing checkbox on the main Pass/Fail dialog. You can also specify Actions
for all or some of your conditions using the Actions dialog.
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Testing and Enabling Pass/Fail Conditions
Beside each Qx button on the main Pass/Fail dialog is a corresponding Qx
checkbox.
Use either these checkboxes or the ones on each respective Qx dialog to
enable the specific condition for use.
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When you have each of the Qx dialogs configured and enabled as desired,
you can then begin your testing and turn them all on or off using the
Testing checkbox on the main Pass/Fail dialog.
Your test data is shown on the Table display area shown in the previous
screen-shot.
Pass/Fail Setup on Qx Dialogs
The Qx dialog contains several controls for specifying your Pass/Fail setup.
MAIN QX DIALOG CONTROLS
Use the Source1 control to specify the waveform you'll use for your
Condition.
Set your Pass/Fail condition by touching the Condition control on the
corresponding Qx dialog. The Pass/Fail Condition pop-up is shown.
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Select the desired condition.
NOTE: Right hand dialogs back on the corresponding Qx dialog vary based on the
Pass/Fail condition selected.
The following sections cover the right hand dialogs for Bool identity and
Param and Dual Param Compare. The Mask test condition is covered in
Mask Testing (on page 188).
CONDITION-BASED RIGHT-HAND DIALOGS
The following provide some explanation about the different Conditions and
their respective right-hand dialogs.
Boolean Identity
This condition simply passes the input values through as the desired result.
Param and Dual Param Compare
Using the Param Compare conditions, each Pass/Fail input (Qx) can
compare a different parameter result to a user-defined limit (or statistical
range) under a different condition.
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Comparing a Single Parameter
1. With the ParamCompare condition selected on a Qx dialog, touch
inside the Compare Values field and select All or Any from the popup menu.
By selecting All, the test are true only if every waveform falls within
the set limit. Selecting Any makes the test true if just one waveform
falls within the limit.
2. Touch inside the Condition field on the ParamCompare part of the
dialog and select a math operator from the pop-up menu.
3. Touch inside the Limit field and enter a value using the pop-up
numeric keypad. The value entered acquires the dimensions
corresponding to the parameters being tested.
For example, if you are testing a time parameter, the unit is seconds.
If you choose either WithinDeltaPct or WithinDeltaAbs from the
Condition menu (respectively, previous), you also have the choice of
setting the limit by means of the statistical buttons (relating to
standard statistical limits) at the bottom of the ParamCompare
dialog:
Comparing Dual Parameters
In Dual Parameter Compare mode, your oscilloscope can take parameter
results measured on two different waveforms and compare them to each
other. If desired, set your test to be true if Any or All waveforms fit the
criteria set by the comparison condition. Setups are conveniently shown in
the Summary box of the Qx dialog as follows (shown on the Dual Param
Compare right-hand dialog):
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1. Touch Analysis → Pass/Fail Setup... from the menu bar.
2. Touch one of the Qx tabs and a setup dialog for the position is
shown.
3. Touch inside the Condition field in the main dialog and select
DualParamCompare.
4. Touch inside the Source1 and Source2 fields and select a source
from the pop-up menu.
5. Touch inside the ParamCompare mini-dialog field and select a
source from the pop-up menu.
6. Touch inside the Compare Values field and select All or Any from
the pop-up menu.
By selecting All, the test are true only if every waveform falls within
the set limit. Selecting Any makes the test true if just one waveform
falls within the limit.
7. Touch inside the Condition field on the ParamCompare part of the
dialog and select a math operator from the pop-up menu.
8. Touch inside the Limit field and enter a value, using the pop-up
numeric keypad. This value takes the dimension of the parameter
that you are testing. For example, if you are testing a time
parameter, the unit is seconds.
9. If you choose either WithinDeltaPct or WithinDeltaAbs from the
Condition menu respectively, touch inside the Delta field and enter
a value.
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The Actions Dialog
Various configurations can be made to all or some of your Pass/Fail
conditions using the Actions dialog.
By touching the Stop Testcheckbox in the Actions dialog, you can set up
the test to end after a predetermined number of sweeps that you decide.
You can also decide the actions to occur upon your waveforms' passing or
failing, by selecting one or all of the following:
 stop
 audible alarm
 print image of display
 emit pulse (if available)
 save waveform
The Pulse checkbox (shown right) causes a pulse to be
output through the Aux Out connector at the front of
the oscilloscope.
This pulse can be used to trigger another oscilloscope. You can set the
amplitude and width of the pulse as described in Auxiliary Output Signals.
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Depending on your oscilloscope model, you can configure up to 8 pass/fail
conditions. The Boolean conditions to determine if your waveform passes
are as follows:
Pass/Fail Boolean Conditions
All True
All False
Any True
Any False
All Q1 to Q4 Or All Q5 to Q8
Any Q1 to Q4 And Any Q5 to Q8
PASS/FAIL TESTING SETUP
Initial Setup
1. Touch Analysis → Pass/Fail Setup... on the menu bar.
2. Touch the Actions tab.
3. Touch the Enable Actions checkbox. This causes selected actions to
occur on your waveform's passing or failing a test.
4. Touch the Summary View checkbox to enable a line of text (as
follows) showing a concise status of the last waveform and keeping a
running count of how many sweeps have passed.
5. Touch inside the Pass If control, and select a Boolean condition from
the choices shown.
6. If you want to set up the test to end after a finite number of sweeps,
touch the Stop Test checkbox. Then touch inside the After data
entry control and provide a value using your preferred input control
method. Additional information on using the touch screen controls
can be found in the Dialog Area (on page 87).
7. Use either the Pass or Fail button on the If section of the dialog to
set actions taking place when your waveform passes or fails the test.
8. The Then section of the dialog provides stop test, sound alarm, print
result, emit pulse, or save (the waveform) actions. If you want to
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have the results printed (and your oscilloscope is not equipped with
a printer) make sure your instrument is connected to a local or
network printer. Learn more in the Printing and Hardcopy Functions
topic (available in the online help files).
9. If you want to save your waveform automatically, touch the Save
Setup... checkbox. This takes you out of the current dialog and
opens the Save Waveform dialog. Learn more in the Save Recall →
Saving and Recalling Waveforms topic (available in the online help
files).
10. Test Pass/Fail conditions by touching the Force Actions Once button.
Press the Clear All button to quickly uncheck all checkboxes and
make new selections.
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Math
Math Traces and Functions Overview
Teledyne LeCroy offers a deep toolset of math functions always growing
and changing to provide superior functionality.
NOTE: To find out which math tools are available in each optional package or for
any detailed explanations about specific functionality, check specifications
regularly maintained on the Teledyne LeCroy website at teledynelecroy.com.
The extreme power of Teledyne LeCroy's math functions is most evident
when used:
 to perform mathematical functions on waveforms displayed on any
channel Cx.
 to perform mathematical functions on waveforms recalled from
memory Mx.
 as a source input waveform Fx in order to perform computations in
sequence.
 as parameters Px.
Instruments offering more than one math trace provide even more
enhanced capabilities. For example:
 setting up Trace F1 as the difference between Channels 1 and 2
 having trace F2 provide the average of F1
 having trace F3 provide the integral of F2
 go even further and display the integral of the averaged difference
between Channels 1 and 2.
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You can even chain traces and/or functions to another trace or function.
For instance:
 making Trace F1 an average of Channel 1.
 making Trace F2 an FFT of F1.
 making Trace F3 a zoom of F2.
Math Setup
Access the main Math dialog by selecting Math → Math Setup... on the
menu bar.
There are two ways to select your math operator during setup. They only
differ in the order of the steps.
 Using the Fx Buttons on the Math Dialog - After directly touching an
Fx button on the Math dialog, the Select Math Operator pop-up is
shown.
Math functions are categorized into Basic and Special.
 Using a Corresponding Fx Tab/Dialog - After directly accessing a
corresponding Fx dialog, touch the Operator control and the Select
Math Operator pop-up is shown.
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Regardless of how you performed the previously described initial steps, at
this point access your corresponding Fx dialog if you want to change other
setup items as follows:
 You can modify the source of your waveform used on a Math trace
using the source (Source 1) control.
 Touch the Single function button if you want to perform just one
math function on the trace, or touch the Dual function button to
perform math on math (shown respectively, as follows).
 Touch the Graph button, and then touch inside the Graph with
control to select a graph mode.
 Use the web edit button to access the Processing Web and form
sequence highly detailed math functionality.
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Mask Testing
Users may load or create a pixel-based mask on the display grid using a
variety of methods. Test conditions can be set, and a pass/fail result
returned based on whether the condition was found to be true or false.
The source of the mask is always a trace (Channel, Zoom, Math waveform).
Creating a Mask
1. After selecting Analysis → Pass/Fail, the Pass/Fail dialog is shown.

If you touch the Q1 button, a pop-up is shown where you can
select the Mask test Pass Fail Condition.
Now, the Q1 dialog shows the Mask test condition selected.
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If you touch the Q1 tab, the Q1 dialog is shown. Touch Condition
and select the Mask test Pass Fail Condition from the pop-up.
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2. With the Mask test Pass Fail Condition selected, the Test, Load
Mask, Make Mask, and Gate right-hand dialogs are shown and are
where you manage, make, and apply gates to your mask.
For more detailed information about these right-hand dialogs, refer
to Pass/Fail Testing (on page 176).
Quick Access to Pass/Fail Setup Dialogs
You can quickly gain access to the main Pass/Fail dialog, a (Qx) setup
dialog, or the Actions dialog, by touching one of the following respective
sections below the grid display.
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Removing a Mask from the Display
Quickly remove a mask by accessing the Qx dialog. On the Load Mask righthand dialog, click the Delete button.
Mask testing can be done using an existing mask, or by using a mask
created from your actual waveform, with vertical and horizontal tolerances
that you define. Existing masks can be loaded from a floppy disk or from a
network.
You can set your mask test to be True for waveforms All In, All Out, Any In,
or Any Out. For example, if you select All In, the test becomes False if even
a single waveform falls outside the mask.
Masks that you create from your waveform can be confined to just a
portion of the trace by use of a measure gate. Refer to the Measure Gate
online help topic for more information on how this feature works.
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Right-Hand Dialogs
 On the Test right-hand dialog, make a selection in the Test is True
when group of buttons (as follows).
NOTE: The previous selection is for All In and means the test is False
when a single waveform falls outside the mask.
From the Show Markers section of the dialog, choose whether or
not to have mask violations displayed by touching either the Off or
On button, respectively.
 When loading a pre-existing mask, use the Load Mask right-hand
dialog. Using the File button, you can then enter the file name or
browse to its location.
 When creating a new mask, use the Make Mask right-hand dialog.
Touch the Browse button to create a file name and location for the
mask if you want to save it.
Touch inside the Ver Delta and Hor Delta fields and enter boundary
values, using the pop-up numeric keypad. You can also use the Make
from Trace button to instantly create a mask from a new waveform.
 When creating a new mask, use the Make Mask right-hand dialog.
 On the Gate right-hand dialog, you can enter values in the Start and
Stop fields to constrain the mask to a portion of the waveform. Or,
you can simply touch and drag the Gate posts, which initially are
placed at the extreme left and right ends of the grid.
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WaveScan Overview
WaveScan enables you to search for unusual events in a single capture, or
to scan for an event in many acquisitions over a long period of time. You
can select from more than 20 search modes (frequency, rise time, runt,
duty cycle, etc.), apply a search condition (slope, level, threshold,
hysteresis), and begin scanning in a post-acquisition environment. Since the
scanning modes are not simply copies of the hardware triggers, but
software triggers, the capability is much greater.
For instance, there is no frequency trigger in any oscilloscope, yet
WaveScan allows for quick frequency scans. You can accumulate a data set
of unusual events separated by hours or days, enabling faster debugging.
The events are time stamped, table indexed, and event rows can be
selected for individual viewing.
You can also set actions to occur automatically when unusual events are
found: stop the acquisition, emit an audible beep, output a pulse as shown
in Auxiliary Output Signals (on page 217), print the screen as shown in
Printing and Hardcopy Functions (on page 211), save waveforms as shown
in Saving and Recalling Waveforms (on page 203), or create a
LabNotebook™ entry as shown in My Lab Notebook Overivew (on page
196).
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Signal Views
WaveScan provides distinct views of your signal:
 Source View highlights all occurrences of edges that meet your
criteria.
 Scan Overlay places all captured edges one on top of the other in a
separate grid. You can apply monochromatic persistence in this
view.
 Scan Histogram provides a statistical view of edges that meet your
search criteria.
 Zoom View allows you to expand a waveform feature vertically and
horizontally; to apply further processing (using Measure); to Store it,
or to apply a descriptive Label to the feature (as shown on the
Actions portion of the trace dialog).
NOTE: The number of grids displayed varies from one to three grids depending on
which views are enabled. WaveScan handles this function automatically, and there
is no option to move traces from one grid to another, as would be the case under
normal (non-WaveScan) operation.
Search Modes
Use the Mode control to select an appropriate Search to locate anomalies
during acquisition. When each of the following modes are selected, a
corresponding right-hand dialog provides additional controls. The following
modes are available:
 Edge Mode – Designed for detecting the occurrence of edges;
selectable slope and level.
 Non-monotonic Mode – For detecting threshold re-crosses;
selectable slope, hysteresis, and level.
 Runt Mode – For detecting pulses failing to cross a threshold;
selectable polarity and thresholds.
 Measurement Mode – For filtering and performing parameter
measurements.
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 Measurement Mode – Searches from 2 to 64 bits; ideal for bursted
patterns where a PLL cannot lock.

Bus Pattern Mode – Searches from 2 to 64 bits; enhances MSO
search capabilities.
Parameter Measurements
Besides parameter measurements made during acquisition, postacquisition measurements can also be made. The number of parameters
available depends on the options loaded on your instrument.
Measurements are made only on the events defined by your filter (search
criteria). A Filter Wizard is provided to quickly establish statistical criteria
such as ±1, 3, or 5 sigma.
Sampling Mode
Whenever WaveScan is enabled, the instrument reverts to Real-time
sampling mode.
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Customization Overview
The instrument provides powerful capability to add your own parameters,
functions, display algorithms, or other routines to the oscilloscope user
interface without having to leave the instrument application environment.
You can customize the instrument to your needs by using the power of
programs such as Excel™, Mathcad™, and MATLAB™, or by scripting in VBS.
Whichever method you use, the results appear on the instrument's display
together with the signals that you started with. This ability offers
tremendous advantages in solving unique problems for a large range of
applications, with comparatively little effort from you.
Instrument customization provides these important capabilities:
 Export data without leaving the instrument environment.
 Display results from external programs without leaving the
instrument application environment.
 Perform additional oscilloscope operations on returned data, such as
measuring with cursors, applying parameters, or performing
additional functions on the waveform, in exactly the same way as for
a normal waveform.
 Program the oscilloscope yourself.
The instrument does not just provide connectivity with data downloads to
other programs. It provides true customizable interaction with these other
programs, and allows you to truly customize the oscilloscope to do the
exact job you want it to do. The advantages to this are many:
 Use the standard processing power of the instrument to do most of
your calculations.
 Write the missing function, parameter, display algorithm, etc. that
specifically applies to your need.
 View the final result on the instrument display, and use all of the
instrument's tools to understand the result.
 Do additional processing on the result by applying standard
instrument parameters and functions, or even more powerfully,
adding chained customized functions. For example, you can do an
Excel calculation on a result with a MATLAB function applied to it.
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Documenting Your Work Using
LabNotebook
Teledyne LeCroy's LabNotebook feature extends the documentation
capabilities of your oscilloscope. It allows you to create an annotated
notebook entry containing all displayed waveforms, the setup of the DSO,
and user-supplied annotations. The notebook entry can then be converted
to hardcopy format - .pdf, .rtf, or .html - and printed or e-mailed. You can
also use the default report layout or configure your own, and even
substitute your own company logo in the header.
Notebook entries are stored in an internal database and are available for
recall at any time. Besides storing the waveform data, LabNotebook also
stores your panel setups and parameter measurements. You can also back
up the database to external media.
The Flashback feature allows you to recall the state of the DSO at a later
date, including the saved waveforms and the DSO setup, so you can make
additional measurements. A keyword filter makes it easy to find and recall
a specific notebook entry.
You can choose which notebook to use for your entries, and label the
notebook by project or user. This is especially useful if the oscilloscope is
shared among several users and/or used for different projects as data can
be kept separate how you see fit. Similarly, hardcopy reports can be stored
in different folders.
NOTE: If your external monitor is connected, the LabNotebook automatically
opens on the external monitor.
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LabNotebook
When LabNotebook is accessed by File → LabNotebook on the menu bar,
the main LabNotebook dialog is shown by default.
This dialog is where you can store and create LabNotebook entries. You
also can View, Create, E-Mail, and select an output format for your
reports.
NOTE: Before creating a new Notebook Entry, you should first configure
corresponding settings in Preferences.
To create a notebook entry:
1.
Either:
 Touch File → Create Notebook Entry on the menu bar.
 Touch the Create button on the main LabNotebook dialog.
The Enter Notebook Info pop-up appears, where you can provide a
title and comments for the entry. By default, the entry is titled with
the current date and time.
2. Touch inside the Title control and provide a value.
3. If desired, touch inside the Description field, provide information
and touch Save.
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PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

When an entry is first created and Report Title and Description
information is provided, your new entry is shown along with The Drawing
Toolbar at the top of the screen.

When finished and the Done button is touched from the Drawing Toolbar,
your new entry is shown on the My Notebook Entries list.
My Notebook Entries list shows the entries you've already stored on your
instrument. With a stored entry selected on the My Notebook Entries
section of the dialog.
With a notebook entry selected, you can touch the Flashback (Recall)
button to return your instrument to the state it was in when the Notebook
Entry was saved. Exit Flashback by touching the Undo Flashback button in
the top-right corner of the screen, or touch the Auto Trigger front panel
control.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
The flashback feature currently recalls the DSO Setup, and all displayed
waveforms. Some of result data is not recalled, including:

Persistence data - While it is saved in hardcopy and is printed on the
report, it is not recalled during Flashback.

Histogram data - Histograms internally have a 32-bit resolution, but
when stored into a trace file and recalled during flashback they are
clipped to 16-bits.

Floating point waveforms - Certain math operations result in the
creation of floating point waveforms with much higher resolution than
can be stored in a 16-bit waveform file. This extra resolution is not
preserved when traces are recalled using flashback.

Cumulative Measurements - Any measurements on when the Lab
Notebook entry is created are not saved individually in the database
(other than being embedded in the hardcopy image). This means that
when flashback is used, the measurements are recomputed using the
recalled waveform data. Normally, doesn't pose a problem; however, if
cumulative measurements were on when the entry was stored and the
cumulative measurements accumulated data from multiple acquired
waveforms, they lose their history and show instead only the results from
the stored waveforms.
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You can use the Up and Down arrows to move through your My Notebook
Entries list one row at a time. If you have a large amount of entries, touch
the Filter button and the Filter Entries pop-up is shown.
Provide a Date and/or Keyword and touch the Find Now button to apply
your filter to the My Notebook Entries list.
Use the View, Create Report, and E-Mail buttons as desired.
 The View button shows a preview of your report.
Exit the preview by touching the Close button at the right of the
dialog.
 Create your report by first touching inside the Format control and
selecting a format from the pop-up.
Now, touch the Create Report button. In the Create Report window,
select a folder to contain the report. Touch inside the File name
control and enter a name using the pop-up keyboard. Click OK to
create the report.
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 The E-Mail button automatically sends the report data to the account
you've specified in Preferences. See, E-Mail (on page 225) for more
information.
 The More Actions button shows the Specific Entry dialog for the entry
selected on the My Notebook Entries list. Using this dialog is
explained in Managing Notebook Entry Data in the online help.
You can select the Format of your LabNotebook entry from HTML, RTF, and
PDF choices. The Delete button removes the specific row selected on the
My Notebook Entries list while the Delete All button removes every entry
on the list.
Marking the Multi Selection checkbox shows the Select All, Clear All,
Select, Clear, and Print buttons.
The Select All, Clear All, Select, and Clear buttons are used to
select/deselect multiple entries on the My Notebook Entries list. The Print
button can only be used for Multi Selection printing of My Notebook
Entries from the main LabNotebook dialog.
NOTE: If selected in Preferences, your entry can show your waveforms in print
colors. This means it's printed on a white background in order to save printer ink.
Otherwise, waveforms are shown on a black background.
Use the Delete button to delete the selected entry (or entries if the Multi
Selection checkbox is marked). The Delete All button can be used to
remove all notebook entries shown on the My Notebook Entries list with
the touch of a single button.
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Save/Recall
The Save/Recall section allows for storage and retrieval of Waveforms,
Table Data, and Instrument Setups. It even provides Disk Utilities for
arranging the file/folder structure on your instrument's hard drive.
Directly access each Save/Recall dialog (Waveform, Table, Setups, and Disk
Utilities on the File menu on the menu bar.
A main Save/Recall dialog is shown providing buttons to access the
aforementioned dialogs for specific Save/Recall functions.
NOTE: While the Disk Utilities (on page 220) is the final dialog of these Save/Recall
functions, it's actually considered part of the Utilities menu and is therefore
covered in that section of the documentation.
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Saving and Recalling Setups
The Save/Recall Setup dialogs allow for quick saving and recalling of up to
six oscilloscope panel settings internally on your instrument. If desired, you
can also save and recall your oscilloscope panel settings as an .lss file to a
specific hard disk location, a network location, or USB drive.
Saving Oscilloscope Setup(s)
Access the Save Setup... dialog by either selecting File → Save Setup...
from the menu bar or clicking the Save Instrument Setup button on the
main Save/Recall dialog. Now use one of the following two methods to
save setup(s).
SAVING SETUP(S) INTERNALLY ON YOUR INSTRUMENT
Save your settings internally on your instrument by touching inside one of
the six SetupX data entry controls on the Save to Internal Setup... part of
the screen and providing a name. Now, touch its corresponding Save
button directly to the left. Your setup file is then saved to the D:\Internal
Setups location on your instrument and the current date/time is shown
above the SetupX data entry control.
SAVING SETUP(S) DIRECTLY TO A FILE
Save your setup(s) directly to a file by touching the File button on the Save
To section on the dialog. Now, touch inside the Save files in directory
control and provide a path to the destination folder. Or touch Browse to
navigate to the destination folder. Finally, touch the Save Now button.
Recalling Oscilloscope Setup(s)
Access the Recall Setup... dialog by either selecting File → Recall Setup...
from the menu bar or clicking the Recall Instrument Setup button on the
main Save/Recall dialog. Now use one of the following two methods to
save setup(s).
RECALLING SETUP(S) INTERNALLY ON YOUR INSTRUMENT
Recall your settings located internally on your instrument by touching
inside one of the six Recall buttons on the Recall From Internal Setup...
part of the screen.
Each Recall button is labeled with a corresponding setup storage slot. If a
setup is stored, SetupX is shown along with the date/time of the save,
otherwise, the slot is labeled Empty.
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RECALLING SETUP(S) DIRECTLY FROM A FILE
Recall your setup(s) directly from a file by using controls on the Recall
From File section on the right side of the dialog. Touch inside the Recall
panel from file data entry control and provide a path to the destination
folder. Or touch Browse to navigate to the destination folder. Finally, touch
the Recall Now button.
Recalling Default Settings
Your instrument's default settings can be recalled at any time using the
Recall Default button.
Saving and Recalling Waveforms
Saving Waveforms
The Save Waveform dialog is used to save displayed waveforms to either a
memory trace or to text or binary file formats.
Access the Save Waveform dialog by either selecting File → Save
Waveform from the menu bar or clicking the Save Waveform button on
the main Save/Recall dialog.
Use the numbered sections of this Save Waveform dialog, which
correspond with the following explanations, to properly save your
waveform(s).
1. Select either Memory or File by touching either respective button on
the Save To portion of the dialog.
NOTE: When Memory is selected, only Source and Destination controls
are shown on the Save Waveform dialog. When File is selected, many
more controls are available. Regardless, the controls are used as
explained in the following steps.
2. Touch inside the Source control and select a source from the Select
Source pop-up. The source can be any trace; for example, a channel
(C1–C4), math function (F1–F4), or a waveform stored in non-volatile
RAM (M1–M4).
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3. Destination - Click to show the available memory traces when saving
to memory.
4. Touch inside the Trace Title data entry control to change the default
name of your waveforms (if desired).
CAUTION. You can change the name but not the sequence
number. If you use a name ending with a number instead of a
letter, the instrument may truncate the number. This is because, by design,
the first waveform is automatically numbered 0, the second 1, and onward.
For example, if you want to use waveform name XYZ32 but it is not
preceded by waveforms XYZ0 through XYZ31, the waveform is renumbered
with the next in sequence. If you need to use a number in your waveform's
name, append an alpha character at the end of the number: XYZ32a, for
example.
5. If you are saving to a file, touch the Data Format control and select a
format type.
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Binary - saves the file to Teledyne LeCroy's binary file format.
This format is documented in various Remote Control Manuals
for Teledyne LeCroy Oscilloscopes. Selecting Binary results in the
smallest possible file size, and is recommended if you plan to
recall waveforms to Teledyne LeCroy instruments.
NOTE: Binary files can be converted to ASCII using Teledyne LeCroy
utilities such as ScopeExplorer or WaveStudio.
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ASCII -Text file (.txt extension).
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MATLAB - Text file compatible with MATLAB (.dat extension).
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Excel - Text file compatible with Excel (.csv extension).
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MathCad - Text file compatible with Excel (.prn extension).
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Word - Available when selecting the Binary format, specifies the
samples in the output file are represented with 16 bits. Always
use this option unless Byte mode is pre.
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Audio to save your waveforms into the .wav format.
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WaveML - . XML output, used for persistence traces.
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6. Depending on your selection, you may need to touch the SubFormat
control and select a subformat.
 Byte - Available when selecting Binary format, specifies the
samples in the output file are represented with 8 bits.
NOTE: Using this option can result in a loss of output file resolution.
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Amplitude only - Specifies the output file include amplitude data
for each sample, but not sample time information.
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Time and Amplitude - Specifies the output file include both time
and amplitude data for each sample.
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With Header - Specifies to include a header with scaling
information.
If you select ASCII, touch the Delimiter control and select a delimiter
character from the pop-up menu. Choose from comma, space,
semicolon, or tab delimiters.
7. You can use the Auto Save feature to automatically save a waveform
to disk after each new trigger. You can enable Auto Save from the
Save Waveform dialog by touching one of the Auto Save buttons.
8. Select Wrap (old files overwritten) or Fill (no files overwritten).
9. Touch the Browse button next to the Save file in directory control
and navigate to the location where you want the file saved. The file
name is assigned automatically and is shown under the control.
10. Finally, touch the Save Now! button.
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Recalling Waveforms
NOTE: Only .trc files saved in binary format can be recalled into the oscilloscope.
Access the Recall Waveform dialog by either selecting File → Recall
Waveform from the menu bar or clicking the Recall Waveform button on
the main Save/Recall dialog.
1. Select either Memory or File by touching either respective button on
the Recall From portion of the dialog.
NOTE: When Memory is selected, only Source, Destination, and Show on
recall controls are shown on the Recall Waveform dialog. When File is
selected, many more controls are available. Regardless, the controls are
used as explained in the following steps.
2. If recalling from Memory, touch inside the Source control and select
a source stored in non-volatile RAM (M1–M4) from the Select
Source pop-up.
3. Touch inside the Destination control and select a location for
storage (memory or file) from M1 to M4.
4. Show on Recall - Mark this checkbox to have the memory trace
shown on the grid display after recalling the waveform.
5. When saving a File, touch inside the Show only files control and
select an area to limit the search (channels, math functions, or
memory).
6. Touch inside the Recall files from directory data entry control and
provide the path. You can also touch the Browse button and
navigate to the file. Touch inside the Next file will be recalled from
data entry control and provide the path or, touch the Browse
button to navigate to the file.
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7. Up /Down arrows - Use these buttons to cycles through files in the
selected folder from the Show only files control.
8. When finished, touch the Recall Now! button.
Utilities
Utilities settings are divided into three main sections: Utilities, Disk
Utilities, and Preferences as seen when accessing Utilities from the menu
bar.
Utilities
Selecting Utilities → Utilities Setup... shows the main Utilities dialog by
default. The following controls are available from this dialog.
The HardCopy Setup, Date/Time Setup, and System Status buttons all
open their corresponding dialogs.
NOTE: To the right of the HardCopy Setup button, display text indicates your
currently selected printer for convenience.
When touched, the Show Windows Desktop button instantly minimizes
the oscilloscope (and any other) applications.
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Maximize the application by touching the shortcut icon located on the
lower-right of the screen.
A sequence of calibration screens are shown when the Touch-Screen
Calibration button is touched. These screens instruct you to touch a series
of displayed crosses in order to improve precision and accuracy when using
your touch screen.
The Service button is a section of the application reserved for qualified
Teledyne LeCroy personnel. When touched, an access code pop-up is
shown enabling Teledyne LeCroy technicians access to various service
dialogs inside the oscilloscope software.
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Use a stylus for this procedure. Using your finger for the calibration
prompts provides insufficient accuracy for the procedure.
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The calibration procedure times out after ten seconds pass and no cross is
touched.
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Avoid parallax errors by placing your line of sight directly in front of each
cross before touching it.
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Status
Control values are shown for information about your instrument. Among
them include your Hardware and Software options.
View the oscilloscope's system status (including software and hardware
configurations) on this Status dialog. The dialog displays read-only system
information including model number, serial number, firmware version,
and installed software and hardware options.
ADDING SOFTWARE OPTIONS
New software options can be added after purchasing a code and then
enabling the option on the oscilloscope. Call Teledyne LeCroy Customer
Support to place an order and receive the code.
After adding new software options, the entire oscilloscope application
needs to be restarted. Do this by touching the desktop shortcut.
Restart the Windows® operating system on your instrument (if necessary)
by rebooting the oscilloscope. Do this by pressing the power switch, and
then turning the power back on after a ten-second wait.
Upon initial power-up, the oscilloscope automatically loads the instrument
application software along with any additional software options.
Remote Communication
Use the Remote dialog to setup remote communication. You can select a
network communication protocol, establish network connections, and
configure the Remote Control Assistant log from the Remote dialog. The
choice of communication protocols is limited to TCPIP, GPIB, and USB488
(on specific models).
The Remote Control Assistant monitors communication between your PC
and oscilloscope when you are operating the instrument remotely. You can
log all events or errors only. This log can be invaluable when you are
creating and debugging remote control applications.
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PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

GPIB is an option that either requires a GPIB card to be installed in an
open card slot on your oscilloscope or the use of an external USB to GPIB
Teledyne LeCroy accessory. Your particular oscilloscope may support
both, or only one of the options/accessories. For more information about
which Teledyne LeCroy GPIB options and accessories your oscilloscope
supports, visit teledynelecroy.com.

The instrument uses Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) as its
addressing protocol. Therefore, it is not necessary to set up an IP address
if your network supports DHCP. If it does not, you can assign a static
address in the standard Windows network setup menu.
Remote Communication Setup
If you are connecting the oscilloscope to a network, first contact your
Information Systems administrator. If you are connecting the oscilloscope
directly to your PC, connect a GPIB or Ethernet cable between them.
1. On the Remote dialog, make a Port selection: TCPIP (transmission
control protocol/Internet protocol) or GPIB (general purpose
interface bus). If you do not have a GPIB card installed, the GPIB
selection will not be accessible.
2. If you are using GPIB, set a GPIB address by touching inside the GPIB
Address data entry control and provide an address.
If you are using TCPIP, press the Net Connections button; the
Windows Network Connections window opens. You can reconfigure
the oscilloscope's connection if it is already connected to the
network or make a new connection.
NOTE: Your instrument allows you to restrict remote control access to certain
clients. To restrict access, under Security, touch the Yes button and enter the IP
addresses or domain name server names you want to restrict separated by a
comma.
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Configuring the Remote Control Assistant Event Log
1. Under Remote Control Assistant, touch inside the Log Mode data
entry control. Select Off, Errors Only, or Full Dialog from the pop-up
menu.
2. Export the contents of the event log to an ASCII text file by touching
the Show Remote Control Log button. The Event Logs pop-up is
shown. Touch inside the DestFilename data entry control and
provide a file name using your preferred input control method.
Additional information on using the touch screen controls can be
found in the Dialog Area (on page 87).
Then, touch the Export to Text File button.
Printing and Hardcopy Functions
Your instrument provides the ability to output files to printers or plotters
print to file, or e-mail your files. Any Microsoft Windows® supported
printer is supported by your instrument.
Printer Setup
1. Touch File → Print Setup... on the menu bar.
OR
Press the PRINT front panel button. Then, touch the Print Setup...
button on the Print flyout menu.
OR
Touch Utilities → Utilities Setup... and click the Hardcopy tab.
The Utilities Hardcopy dialog opens.
2. On the Hardcopy dialog, touch the Printer icon.
3. Under Colors, touch the Use Print Colors checkbox if you want the
traces printed on a white background.
4. Touch inside the Select Printer control and choose a printer from
the pop-up menu.
5. Touch the Properties button to see your printer setup.
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4. Touch the icon for the layout Orientation you want: portrait or
landscape.
5. Touch the Hardcopy Area control to choose which part of the screen
you want to print from the pop-up menu.
Choose Grid Area Only if you do not need to print the dialog area
and you only want to show the waveforms and grids. Choose DSO
window if you want to print the dialogs with the waveforms and
grids. Choose Full Screen if you want to print the entire screen.
Adding Printers and Drivers
NOTE: If you want to add a printer driver, the driver must first be loaded on the
oscilloscope.
1. Touch File → Print Setup... on the menu bar.
OR
Press the PRINT front panel button. Then, touch the Print Setup...
button on the Print flyout menu.
OR
Touch Utilities → Utilities Setup... and click the Hardcopy tab.
2. On the Utilities Hardcopy dialog, touch the Printer icon.
3. Touch the Add Printer button. A Microsoft Windows® Printer
window opens where you can add a printer.
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Printing a Screen Image
You can print in one of three ways:
 Press the PRINT front panel button. Then, touch the Print Now
button on the Print flyout menu.
 Touch File → Print on the menu bar.
 Touch Utilities → Utilities Setup... and click the Hardcopy tab.
On the Hardcopy dialog, touch the Print Now button.
NOTE: The instrument uses the Print settings on the Hardcopy dialog to print the
screen image.
The Hardcopy dialog provides some additional functionality, like printing to
the clipboard or to a file. You can also choose to print the waveform and
grids only, the waveform and grids with the dialog, or the entire screen.
You can also e-mail your screen images.
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Clipboard
The Clipboard selection on the Hardcopy tab saves the screen image on
the clipboard so you can paste a file into another application (like Microsoft
Word, for example). Use either of the following methods to save a screen
image to your clipboard:
Press the PRINT front panel button. Then, touch the Save Screen To
Clipboard button from the Print flyout menu.
Touch Utilities → Utilities Setup... and click the Hardcopy
tab. On the Hardcopy dialog, touch the Clipboard button.
1. Touch the Colors control and choose Standard to print the screen
as it appears, Print to print the waveforms on a white background,
or Black & White to print the waveforms in black & white.
NOTE: Choosing Print colors saves printer toner or ink.
2. Touch the Hardcopy Area control to choose which part of the
screen you want to print. Choose Grid Area Only if you do not
need to print the dialog area and you only want to show the
waveforms and grids. Choose DSO window if you want to print
the dialogs with the waveforms and grids. Choose Full Screen if
you want to print the entire screen.
3. Touch the Print Now button.
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File
The File selection on the Hardcopy tab saves the screen image as a file to
storage media such as a USB drive or hard drive. Use either of the following
methods to save a screen image to a file.
Press the PRINT front panel button. Then, touch the Save Screen To File
button from the Print flyout menu.
Touch Utilities → Utilities Setup... and click the Hardcopy
tab. On the Hardcopy dialog, touch the File button.
1. Touch inside the File Format data entry control and select a graphic
file format from the pop-up menu.
2. Touch the Colors control and choose Standard to print the screen as
it appears, Print to print the waveforms on a white background, or
Black & White to print the waveforms in black & white.
NOTE: Choosing Print colors saves printer toner or ink (when you
eventually do print from the file).
3. Touch inside the File Name data entry control and provide a name
for the display image using your preferred input control method.
Additional information on using the touch screen controls can be
found in the Dialog Area (on page 87).
4. Touch inside the Directory data entry control and provide the folder
path for the resulting printout. Or touch the Browse button and
navigate to the folder.
5. Touch the Hardcopy Area control to choose which part of the
screen you want to print.
 Choose Grid Area Only if you do not need to print the dialog
area and you only want to show the waveforms and grids.
 Choose DSO window if you want to print the dialogs with the
waveforms and grids. Choose Full Screen if you want to print
the entire screen.
6. Touch the Print Now button.
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E-mail
The E-mail selection on the Hardcopy tab gives you the option to e-mail
your screen images, using either the MAPI or SMTP protocols. Before you
output to e-mail from the Utilities dialog, you first have to set up the e-mail
server and recipient address in Preference Setup.... Choose from either of
the following methods to e-mail your screen image:
Press the PRINT front panel button. Then, touch the Send Screen To E-mail
button from the Print flyout menu.
Touch Utilities → Utilities Setup... and click the Hardcopy
tab. On the Hardcopy dialog, touch the E-Mail button.
1. Touch inside the File Format data entry control and select a graphic
file format from the pop-up menu.
2. Touch the Colors control and choose Standard to print the screen as
it appears, Print to print the waveforms on a white background, or
Black & White to print the waveforms in black & white.
3. Touch the Prompt for message to send with mail checkbox if you
want to include remarks with the image.
4. Touch the Hardcopy Area control to choose which part of the
screen you want to print. Choose Grid Area Only if you do not need
to print the dialog area and you only want to show the waveforms
and grids. Choose DSO window if you want to print the dialogs with
the waveforms and grids. Choose Full Screen if you want to print the
entire screen.
5. Touch the Print Now button.
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The instrument's hard disk is partitioned into drive C: and drive D:. Drive
C: contains the Windows operating system and the instrument application
software. Drive D: is intended for data files.
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Once you have configured your various settings from the Hardcopy dialog,
you can touch the Print front panel button and choose any of the
configured options from the Print flyout menu. The instrument
automatically uses the additional file settings to save the screen image to
the file.
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Aux Output
The Aux Output dialog allows you to specify Auxiliary and Calibration
Output details.
1. If you want a specialized output, touch one of the following buttons
under Use Auxiliary Output For: Square Wave, Trigger Enabled,
Trigger Out, Pass/Fail, or Off.
NOTE: If Pass/Fail is selected on this Use Auxiliary Output For section
of the dialog, a Pulse Duration data entry control is made available.
Provide a value within your instrument's specified range (varied based on
your specific model, refer to datasheet specifications at
teledynelecroy.com for details) using your preferred input control
method. Additional information on using the touch screen controls can be
found in the Dialog Area (on page 87).
2. On the Use Calibration Output For section of the dialog, choose
Square, DC Level, or Off. If you want a 1 kHz, 1 V Square Wave,
touch the Set to 1 kHz, 1 V Square Wave button.
Additional controls are made available based on Square or DC Level
selections as follows:
 If you selected Square on the Use Calibration Output For section
of the dialog, a Frequency data entry control is made available.
You can set a value using your preferred input control method.
 If you selected Square or DC Level on the Use Calibration
Output For section of the dialog, an Amplitude into 1 MΩ data
entry control is made available. Provide a desired value using
your preferred input control method.
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Auxiliary Output Signals
A calibration signal and the following additional signals can be output
through the connector labeled AUX OUT on your oscilloscope. Use the
Auxiliary Output to send the following signals to other instruments:
 Trigger Enabled - This function can be used as a gating function to
trigger another instrument when the oscilloscope is ready.
 Trigger Out - This function can be used to trigger an external
oscilloscope.
 Pass/Fail - Allows you to set a pulse duration (varied based on your
specific model, refer to specifications at teledynelecroy.com for
details); generates a pulse when pass/fail testing is active and
conditions are met.
 Fast Edge - Some models provide this signal output used to deskew
multiple channels. The Fast Edge connection varies based on model
and is either SMA or BNC.
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Calibration Output Signals
A calibration signal can be output from the Probe Calibration Hook on the
front of the oscilloscope. The following Calibration Output Signals are
available for use:
 Square Wave - You can set a Frequency value (varied based on your
specific model, refer to specifications at teledynelecroy.com for
details).
 DC Level - This is a reference level.
 Off - This function turns off the Auxiliary Output signal.
Date/Time
From the Date and Time tab on the Utilities dialog, you can manually set
the time and date or get it from the Internet. If you elect to get the date
and time from the Internet, you need to have the oscilloscope connected
to the Internet through the LAN connector on your instrument's I/O panel.
You can also set time zones and daylight savings time.
1. You can set the Date and Time manually by providing a value in the
Hour, Minute, Second, Day, Month, and Year using your preferred
input control method. Additional information on using the touch
screen controls can be found in the Dialog Area (on page 87). After
providing values, touch the Validate Changes button.
2. You can set the Date and Time from the Internet by first verifying
that your oscilloscope is connected to the Internet, and then
touching the Set from Internet button.
NOTE: The Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) is used.
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3. You can also set the Date and Time using Windows® by touching the
Windows Date/Time button. Windows shows a Date and Time
Properties pop-up where the date and time can be configured.
Options
The Options dialog is used to add or remove software options. Contact
Teledyne LeCroy for more information using Contact Teledyne LeCroy for
Support , or visit our Website at teledynelecroy.com/options.
This dialog also shows your ScopeID and Serial #.
Disk Utilities
Use the Disk Utilities dialog to arrange the file/folder structure on your
instrument's hard drive. You can delete files, folders, or create new folders.
NOTE: All Disk Utilities can also be accomplished using the standard Microsoft
Windows® file management tools.
Access the Disk Utilities dialog by selecting Utilities → Disk Utilities from
the menu bar.
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1. Delete a single file by first touching the Delete button on the
dialog (just to make sure it's selected).
 Now, touch inside the Current folder data entry control and
provide the path to the folder containing the file for deletion.
OR
Touch the Browse button and navigate to the folder.
 Touch inside the File to be deleted data entry control and
provide a file name using your preferred input control
method. Additional information on using the touch screen
controls can be found in the Dialog Area (on page 87).
OR
Touch the Browse button and navigate to the file.
NOTE: You can also use the up down arrows to move through
the files contained in the Current folder selected.
With the desired file for deletion located, touch the Delete File
button.
2. Delete all files in a folder by repeating the aforementioned Delete a
single file process (up to the first bullet only using the Current
Folder control).
With the desired folder for deletion located, touch the Empty Folder
button.
3. Create a Folder by first touching the Create button on the
dialog (just to make sure it's selected).
 Touch inside the Current folder data entry control and
provide the path for folder creation and be sure to include
the folder name.
 Now, touch the Create Folder button.
NOTE: Disk Space data for Size, Free, and File(s) is available on the far right of the
dialog for convenience.
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Preferences
A variety of customizable preferences can be set on your instrument.
Access Preferences by touching Utilities → Preference Setup... on the
menu bar.
Selecting Utilities → Preference Setup... shows the main Preferences
dialog by default. The following controls are available from this dialog:
1. You can choose to have audible confirmation each time you touch a
screen or front panel control by marking the Enable checkbox on the
Audible Feedback section of the dialog. With Audible Feedback
enabled, the oscilloscope beeps each time you touch the screen or a
front panel control.
2. You can choose to have your instrument automatically re-calibrate
itself whenever there is a significant change in ambient temperature
by marking the Enable checkbox on the Automatic Calibration
section of the dialog.
NOTE: If you do not enable this option, the oscilloscope re-calibrates
only at startup and whenever you make a change to certain operating
conditions.
3. If the option is available on your oscilloscope, you can set up the
oscilloscope to optimize either Analysis (acquisition and calculation
speed) or Display (update rate/speed) using the buttons provided on
the Optimize For section of the dialog.
Available choices are presented as a spectrum with highest values at
Analysis and Display extremes.
Select one of the buttons for the desired performance optimization.
Example reasoning for Analysis optimization would be its persistence
or averaging usefulness. In such a case, giving higher priority to
waveform acquisition at the expense of display update rate makes
practical sense.
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Acquisition
Access the Acquisition preference settings in the following manner:
1. On the Offset Setting constant in area of the dialog, touch either the
Div or Volts button.
As you change the gain, this control allows you to either keep the
vertical offset level indicator stationary (when Div is selected) or to
have it move with the actual voltage level (when Volts is selected).
The advantage of selecting Div is that the waveform remains on the
grid as you increase the gain; whereas, if Volts is selected, the
waveform could move off the grid.
NOTE: Regardless of whether you select Volts or Div, the Offset shown in
the channel setup dialog always indicates volts. However, when Div is
selected for the Offset Control, the offset in volts is scaled proportional to
the change in gain, thereby keeping the division on the grid constant.
2. On the Delay Setting constant in area of the dialog, touch either the
Time or Div button.
As you change the timebase, this control allows you to either keep
the horizontal offset indicator stationary (when Div is selected) or to
have it move with the trigger point (when Time is selected). The
advantage of selecting Div is that the trigger point remains on the
grid as you increase the timebase; whereas, if Time is selected, the
trigger point could move off the grid.
NOTE: Regardless of whether you select Time or Div, the Delay shown in
the timebase setup dialog always indicates time. However, when Div is
selected for Delay In, the delay in time is scaled proportional to the
change in timebase, thereby keeping the division on the grid constant.
3. If this checkbox control is available on your oscilloscope, you can
mark the Reset trigger counter before starting a new acquisition
checkbox on the Trigger Counter Setting area of the dialog.
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This preference clears the trigger counter each time the oscilloscope
issues an arm acquisition command and applies when you have set a
trigger Holdoff condition in the Trigger dialog in either time or
events:
The default condition of this control is off (unchecked).
Acquisition Status
For each general category of oscilloscope operation, you can view a
summary of your setups. Access these status dialogs by making the
following menu bar selections:
 Vertical → Channels Status
 Timebase → Acquisition Status
 Trigger → Acquisition Status
 Math → Math Status, Zoom Status, or Memory Status
In addition to these dialogs, summaries are also provided for XY setups,
memory (M1-M4) setups, and time stamps for sequence mode sampling.
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E-Mail
Before you can send e-mail from the oscilloscope, configurations must be
made on this dialog.
1. On the E-Mail Server section of the dialog, choose a server protocol:
 MAPI (Messaging Application Programming Interface) is the
Microsoft interface specification that allows different
messaging and workgroup applications (including e-mail,
voice mail, and fax) to work through a single client, such as
the Exchange client. MAPI uses the default Windows e-mail
application.
 SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is a TCP/IP protocol for
sending messages from one computer to another through a
network. This protocol is used on the Internet to route e-mail.
In many cases no account is needed.
2. Provide values for SMTP Server and Address fields in the
Configuration section of the dialog:
 If you chose MAPI, touch inside the Originator Address
(From:) data entry field and provide the instrument's e-mail
address. Then touch inside the Default Recipient Address
(To:) data entry field and provide the recipient's e-mail
address.
 If you chose SMTP, touch inside the SMTP Server data entry
field and provide the name of your server. Touch inside the
Originator Address (From:) data entry field and provide the
instrument's e-mail address. Then touch inside the Default
Recipient Address (To:) data entry field and provide the
recipient's e-mail address.
3. The Overview of E-Mail modes section of the dialog provides helpful
descriptions for your Server selection (made during the first step in
this topic).
4. Use the Send Test Mail button to ensure proper E-Mail configuration
by way of sending a confirmation message.
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Color
You can customize the Colors used for Channels, Math, and Memory traces
both when shown on your instrument and when used in print output.
NOTE: These color settings match a waveform on the grid display (both on-screen
and printed) and show consistently on corresponding dialogs, tables, and trace
descriptor labels.
Numbered sections on this dialog correspond with the following
explanations.
1. Make color selections for Channels (Screen and Print) by touching
one of the color swatches. The Color pop-up control is shown and
may be used to specify your desired color.
2. Just like Channels, make color selections for Math Traces (Screen
and Print) by touching one of the color swatches. The Color pop-up
control is shown and may be used to specify your desired color.
3. Again, just like Channels, make color selections for Memory Traces
(Screen and Print) by touching one of the color swatches. The Color
pop-up control is shown and may be used to specify your desired
color.
4. You can use the Factory default colors button to instantly recall the
original color settings for your instrument.
NOTE: Print colors are used only when the Colors control is set to Print
on the Hardcopy dialog in Utilities → Utilities Setup... allowing colors to
still appear when printed on white paper in order to save ink/toner. For
convenience, the Preview print colors button is provided on this portion
of the dialog. When the button is touched, a preview is generated on the
grid display area. A subsequent touch of the button closes the preview.
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Miscellaneous
Other Preference setting controls are shown on the Miscellaneous dialog as
follows:
Numbered sections on this dialog correspond with the following
explanations.
1. You can add the Teledyne LeCroy Logo to hardcopies of your grid
display waveforms by marking the Print Teledyne LeCroy Logo
When Printing Grid Area Only checkbox on the Hardcopy section of
the dialog.
2. You can adjust the Dimming and Control Sensitivity of Zoom traces
as follows:
 Use the Dimming control to choose select On, Off, and Auto values.
This controls the darkening/shading of waveform areas not part of
the Zoom trace.
 Use Control Sensitivity to choose Legacy or Optimized values
3. If you have Serial Data Debug Solutions installed on your
oscilloscope, you can control Annotations being put On Trace (on all
traces) or On Noisy Trace (only on noisy traces).
4. You can shut off the SuperKnob Help flyout menu by un-marking the
SuperKnob Help checkbox on the Other section of the dialog.
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System Recovery Tool
Your oscilloscope is designed to operate reliably for many years. The
application software operating the instrument runs on a Windows
platform. The loading or incomplete removal of additional Windows
applications can cause problems in the stability of the operating system.
Severe cases may require a reloading of the base operating system and
oscilloscope application. Teledyne LeCroy provides you with an Acronis
recovery application and a backup image in an extra partition on the
instrument's hard drive.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
 The recovery process produces a replica of the operating system and
oscilloscope application software at the current revision levels when
the oscilloscope was manufactured. Any further revisions of the
application software, Windows operating system, and virus scan
definition files are not automatically upgraded. Therefore, after
completion of the disk image recovery, it is highly recommended to
search vendor Web sites and upgrade the individual components to
current revision levels.
 After the recovery procedure is completed, you must activate
Windows, either by Internet connection to Microsoft's Web site or
by telephone. Have your Windows Product Key number (located on
the rear of the oscilloscope) handy during Widows reactivation.
 The current oscilloscope application software can be downloaded
directly from the Teledyne LeCroy website at teledynelecroy.com.
Since the calibration data for the oscilloscope is stored in the D:
drive, current calibration constants are not overwritten during the
recovery process.
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Since third-party recovery software is used, our instructions certainly may
not be the most definitive or current. We advise you to take advantage of
resources available on the Acronis website - they maintain versions of their
product manuals from the following locations:
Acronis True Image Home
http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/download/docs/
Acronis True Image Echo Workstation
http://www.acronis.com/backup-recovery/advancedworkstation/index.html
NOTE: The following procedures cover basic steps for running the True Image
Echo Workstation. For more definitive documentation refer to their
aforementioned documentation resources.
Teledyne LeCroy provides you with a recovery application and a backup
image in an extra partition on the instrument's hard drive. The recovery
process is easy to perform, using the Recovery Wizard. After the recovery
procedure is done, you must activate Windows, either by Internet
connection to Microsoft's Web site or by telephone. Have your Windows
Product Key number (shown on a sticker on your oscilloscope) handy
during Widows reactivation.
Running the Acronis True Image Echo
Workstation Recovery Application
1. Connect a network cable to the LAN port on the rear of the
oscilloscope if you intend to activate windows through the Internet.
2. Connect a keyboard and a mouse to the oscilloscope.
3. Apply power to the oscilloscope.
4. As soon as the Starting Acronis Loader... Press F11 for Acronis
Startup Recovery Manager message appears on the screen, press
the F11 key until the recovery software logo appears momentarily.
The Acronis True Image Echo Workstation main window is
displayed.
NOTE: Do not press F11 before you see the Starting Acronis Loader
message or you will enter the MB boot sequence selection.
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5. Select Recovery from the Main Menu. The Restore Data Wizard
opens.
6. Click Next on the Welcome page.
7. On the Backup Archive Selection page, you choose the zone where
the recovery partition is located. Choose Acronis Secure Zone (this is
where the recovery data is located on your oscilloscope) and click
Next.
8. On the Backup Date Selection page, choose the date when the
backup was created and to which state you want to revert your
system and click Next.
9. On the Restoration Type Selection page, select Restore disks or
partitions and click Next.
10. On the Partition or Disk to Restore page, select SYSTEM (C:) as the
source and click Next.
11. On the Restored Partition Type page, select Active and click Next.
NOTE: If a window appears asking if you want to buy Acronis products,
click Do not show this message again and click OK.
12. The Restored Partition Size page displays the Partition size for the
restoration. Nothing needs to be changed, simply click Next.
13. On the Next Selection page, you will be asked if you want to restore
another partition or hard disk drive. Select No, I do not and click
Next.
14. The Restoration Options page displays additional options, such as
what to do after the restoration is complete and error handling.
Simply click Next to use the default selections.
15. A summary window is displayed indicating that Acronis True Image is
ready to proceed with the recovery of the C: partition. Click Proceed
to start the recovery process.
NOTE: This takes approximately 4 to 15 minutes depending on the
version of Operating system that is being restored. The progress is
displayed on the screen
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16. Once the restoration is complete, an Information window is
displayed indicating that the Data was successfully restored. Click
OK.
17. Click Operations → Exit. The oscilloscope will restart and begin
installing the required software. A message is displayed asking if you
want to install Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer.
18. Click Yes to install PowerPoint Viewer. The InsallShield Wizard for
Adobe Flash Player opens.
19. To install Adobe Flash Player, click Install and then Finish. The XStream software installer screen appears.
20. Click Next to continue. The License Agreement page is displayed.
21. Click I Agree. The Choose Components page is displayed.
22. Select all X-Stream components and click Install.
NOTE: A Windows Security window may be displayed indicating that
Windows can't verify the publisher of this driver software. Choose Install
this driver software anyway and then click Install.
23. When the X-Stream installation is completed, reboot the
oscilloscope.
NOTE: Now you must activate Windows® using an Internet connection to
the Microsoft Web site or by telephone. When activating, have the
Windows Product Key number handy (it is affixed to the rear of the
oscilloscope).
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Restarting the Application
Upon initial power-up, the oscilloscope automatically loads the instrument
application software. If you exit the application and want to reload it, touch
the shortcut icon on the desktop:
NOTE: Maximize the application by touching the shortcut icon located on the
lower-right of the screen.
Restarting the Operating System
If you need to restart the Windows® operating system, reboot the
oscilloscope by pressing and holding in the power switch for 10 seconds,
then turning the power on again.
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Reference
Specifications
NOTE: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Please refer to the Teledyne LeCroy website at teledynelecroy.com where
detailed specification information is regularly maintained on corresponding
product datasheets.
Certifications
This section certifies the instrument’s Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC),
Safety and Environmental compliances.
EMC Compliance
EC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY - EMC
The oscilloscope meets intent of EC Directive 2004/108/EC for
Electromagnetic Compatibility. Compliance was demonstrated to the
following specifications as listed in the Official Journal of the European
Communities:
EN 61326-1:2006, EN 61326-2-1:2006 EMC requirements for electrical
equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use. 1
Electromagnetic Emissions:
CISPR 11:2003, Radiated and Conducted Emissions Group 1, Class A 2 3
EN 61000-3-2:2006 Harmonic Current Emissions, Class A
EN 61000-3-3/A2:2005 Voltage Fluctuations and Flickers, Pst = 1
Electromagnetic Immunity:
EN 61000-4-2:2001 Electrostatic Discharge, 4 kV contact, 8 kV air, 4 kV
vertical/horizontal coupling planes 4
EN 61000-4-3:2006 RF Radiated Electromagnetic Field, 3 V/m, 80-1000
MHz; 3 V/m, 1400 MHz - 2 GHz; 1 V/m, 2 GHz - 2.7 GHz 4
EN 61000-4-4:2004 Electrical Fast Transient/Burst, 1 kV on power supply
lines, 0.5 kV on I/O signal data and control lines 4
EN 61000-4-5:2006 Power line Surge, 1 kV AC Mains, L-N, L-PE, N-PE 4
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EN 61000-4-6:2007 RF Conducted Electromagnetic Field, 3 Vrms, 0.15 MHz
- 80 MHz 4
EN 61000-4-11:2004 Mains Dips and Interruptions, 0%/1 cycle, 70%/25
cycles, 0%/250 cycles 4 5
1 To ensure compliance with all applicable EMC standards, high quality shielded interface
cables should be used.
2 Emissions which exceed the levels required by this standard may occur when the
oscilloscope is connected to a test object.
3 This product is intended for use in nonresidential areas only. Use in residential areas may
cause electromagnetic interference.
4 Meets Performance Criteria “B” limits of the respective standard: during the disturbance,
product undergoes a temporary degradation or loss of function or performance which is
self-recoverable.
5 Performance Criteria “C” applied for 70%/25 cycle voltage dips and for 0%/250 cycle
voltage interruption test levels per EN61000-4-11.
European Contact:
Teledyne LeCroy Europe GmbH
Waldhofer Str 104
D-69123 Heidelberg
Germany
Tel: (49) 6221 82700
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY – EMC
Oscilloscope complies with the EMC provision of the Radio
Communications Act per the following standards, in accordance with
requirements imposed by Australian Communication and Media Authority
(ACMA):
CISPR 11:2003 Radiated and Conducted Emissions, Group 1, Class A, in
accordance with EN61326-1:2006 and EN61326-2-1:2006.
Australia / New Zealand Contacts:
Vicom Australia Ltd.
1064 Centre Road
Oakleigh, South Victoria 3167
Australia
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Safety Compliance
EC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY – LOW VOLTAGE
The oscilloscope meets intent of EC Directive 2006/95/EC for Product
Safety. Compliance was demonstrated to the following specifications as
listed in the Official Journal of the European Communities:
EN 61010-1:2010 Safety requirements for electrical equipment for
measurement, control, and laboratory use – Part 1: General requirements
EN 61010-2:030:2010 Safety requirements for electrical equipment for
measurement, control, and laboratory use – Part 2-030: Particular
requirements for testing and measuring circuits
The design of the instrument has been verified to conform to the following
limits put forth by these standards:

Measurement Category II: equipment intended to be supplied
from the building wiring with a nominal supply voltage up to 300V.

Measurement Category 0: oscilloscope measurement terminals
that are not intended to be directly connected to the MAINS
supply.

Pollution Degree 2: an operating environment where normally only
dry, non-conductive pollution occurs. Occasionally a temporary
conductivity that is caused by condensation must be expected.
This location is a typical office/home environment.

Protection Class I: grounded equipment in which protection against
electric shock is achieved by Basic Insulation and a connection to
the protective ground conductor in the building wiring.
U.S. NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AGENCY CERTIFICATION
The oscilloscope has been certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to
conform to the following safety standard and bears UL Listing Mark:
UL 61010-1 Second Edition – Safety standard for electrical measuring and
test equipment.
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CANADIAN CERTIFICATION
The oscilloscope has been certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to
conform to the following safety standard and bears cUL Listing Mark:
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 61010-1-04. Safety requirements for electrical
equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use.
Environmental Compliance
END-OF-LIFE HANDLING
The instrument is marked with this symbol to indicate that
it complies with the applicable European Union
requirements to Directives 2002/96/EC and 2006/66/EC on
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and
Batteries.
The instrument is subject to disposal and recycling
regulations that vary by country and region. Many
countries prohibit the disposal of waste electronic
equipment in standard waste receptacles. For more information about
proper disposal and recycling of your Teledyne LeCroy product, please visit
teledynelecroy.com/recycle.
RESTRICTION OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES (ROHS)
This instrument has been classified as Industrial Monitoring and Control
Equipment, and is outside the scope of the 2011/65/EU RoHS Directive
until 22 July 2017 (per Article IV, Paragraph 3).
ISO Certification
Manufactured under an ISO 9000 Registered Quality Management System.
Visit teledynelecroy.com to view the certificate.
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Contact Teledyne LeCroy
Teledyne LeCroy Service Centers
United States and Canada World Wide Corporate Office
Teledyne LeCroy Corporation
700 Chestnut Ridge Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY, 10977-6499, USA
Ph: 800-553-2769 / 845-425-2000
FAX: 845-578-5985
teledynelecroy.com
Support:
contact.corp@teledynelecroy.com
Sales:
customersupport@teledynelecroy.com
United States - Protocol Solutions Group
Teledyne LeCroy Corporation
3385 Scott Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA, 95054, USA
FAX: 408-727-0800
teledynelecroy.com
Sales and Service:
Ph: 800-909-7211 / 408-727-6600
contact.corp@teledynelecroy.com
Support:
Ph: 800-909-7112 / 408-653-1260
psgsupport@teledynelecroy.com
European Headquarters
Teledyne LeCroy SA
4, Rue Moïse Marcinhes
Case postale 341
1217 Meyrin 1
Geneva, Switzerland
Ph: + 41 22 719 2228 / 2323 / 2277
FAX:+41 22 719 2233
contact.sa@teledynelecroy.com
applications.indirect@teledynelecroy.com
teledynelecroy.com/europe
Protocol Analyzers:
Ph: +44 12 765 03971
Singapore, Oscilloscopes
Teledyne LeCroy Singapore Pte Ltd.
Blk 750C Chai Chee Road #02-08
Technopark @ Chai Chee
Singapore 469003
Ph: ++ 65 64424880
FAX: ++ 65 64427811
Singapore, Protocol Analyzers
Genetron Singapore Pte Ltd.
37 Kallang Pudding Road, #08-08
Tong Lee Building Block B
Singapore 349315
Ph: ++ 65 9760-4682
China
Teledyne LeCroy Corporation Beijing
Rm. 2001
Unit A, Horizon Plaza
No. 6, Zhichun Road, Haidian District
Beijing 100088, China
Ph: ++86 10 8280 0318 / 0319 / 0320
FAX:++86 10 8280 0316
Service:
Rm. 2002
Ph: ++86 10 8280 0245
Korea
Teledyne LeCroy Korea
10th fl.Ildong Bldg.
968-5 Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu
Seoul 135-280, Korea
Ph: ++ 82 2 3452 0400
FAX: ++ 82 2 3452 0490
Taiwan
LeColn Technology Co Ltd.
Far East Century Park, C3, 9F
No. 2, Chien-8th Road,
Chung-Ho Dist., New Taipei City, Taiwan
Ph: ++ 886 2 8226 1366
FAX: ++ 886 2 8226 1368
Japan
Teledyne LeCroy Japan
Hobunsya Funchu Bldg, 3F
3-11-5, Midori-cho, Fuchu-Shi
Tokyo 183-0006, Japan
Ph: ++ 81 4 2402 9400
FAX: ++ 81 4 2402 9586
teledynelecroy.com/japan
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X-Stream® Software End-User License Agreement
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LECROY CORPORATION ("TELEDYNE LECROY") FOR THE SOFTWARE
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PROGRAMS; ANY "ONLINE" OR ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTATION AND
PRINTED MATERIALS PROVIDED BY TELEDYNE LECROY HEREWITH
("DOCUMENTATION"); ASSOCIATED MEDIA; AND ANY UPDATES (AS
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PRODUCT, OR BY INSTALLING, COPYING, OR OTHERWISE USING THE
SOFTWARE PRODUCT, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND
BY THE TERMS OF THIS EULA. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF
THIS EULA, DO NOT INSTALL, COPY, OR OTHERWISE USE THE SOFTWARE
PRODUCT; YOU MAY RETURN THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT TO YOUR PLACE
OF PURCHASE FOR A FULL REFUND. IN ADDITION, BY INSTALLING,
COPYING, OR OTHERWISE USING ANY MODIFICATIONS, ENHANCEMENTS,
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the Software Product as provided or installed, in object code form,
for your own internal business purposes, (i) for use in or with an
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solely by you) that are designed to operate in conjunction with an
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Documentation; provided that such copies will be used only in
connection with your licensed use of the Software Product, and such
copies may not be republished or distributed (either in hard copy or
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and prepare derivative works (“Derivatives”) of the source code
version of those portions of the Software Product set forth in and
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assist with respect to reproducing and distributing Sample Code as
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products or services (other than Instruments and Your Software)
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does not grant you any rights in connection with any trademarks or
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well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. The Software
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supersede the terms of any on-screen license agreement found
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1.2. Upgrades. If the Software Product is labeled as an "upgrade,"
(or other similar designation) the License will not take effect, and
you will have no right to use or access the Software Product unless
you are properly licensed to use a product identified by Teledyne
LeCroy as being eligible for the upgrade ("Underlying Product"). A
Software Product labeled as an "upgrade" replaces and/or
supplements the Underlying Product. You may use the resulting
upgraded product only in accordance with the terms of this EULA. If
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the Software Product is an upgrade of a component of a package of
software programs that you licensed as a single product, the
Software Product may be used and transferred only as part of that
single product package and may not be separated for use on more
than one computer.
1.3. Limitations. Except as specifically permitted in this EULA, you
will not directly or indirectly (a) use any Confidential Information to
create any software or documentation that is similar to any of the
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lease, time-share or use the Software Product in any service bureau
arrangement; (c) copy (except for archival purposes), distribute,
manufacture, adapt, create derivative works of, translate, localize,
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party developing, marketing or planning to develop or market any
product having functionality similar to or competitive with the
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Software Product, nor disclose Software Product features, errors or
bugs to third parties; or (f) permit any third party to engage in any of
the acts proscribed in clauses (a) through (e). In jurisdictions in
which transfer is permitted, notwithstanding the foregoing
prohibition, transfers will only be effective if you transfer a copy of
this EULA, as well as all copies of the Software Product, whereupon
your right to use the Software product will terminate. Except as
described in this Section 1.3, You are not permitted (i) to decompile,
disassemble, reverse compile, reverse assemble, reverse translate or
otherwise reverse engineer the Software Product, (ii) to use any
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those elements that are necessary to achieve Interoperability (the
"Permitted Objective") only if: (A) doing so is necessary to achieve
the Permitted Objective and it does not constitute infringement
under Title 17 of the United States Code; (B) such circumvention is
confined to those parts of the Software Product and to such acts as
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are necessary to achieve the Permitted Objective; (C) the
information to be gained thereby has not already been made readily
available to you or has not been provided by Teledyne LeCroy within
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to provide such information; (D) the information gained is not used
for any purpose other than the Permitted Objective and is not
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expression to the Software Product including, but not limited to,
expressions of the Software Product in other computer languages, or
(2) for any other act restricted by Teledyne LeCroy's intellectual
property rights in the Software Product. "Interoperability" will have
the same meaning in this EULA as defined in the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §1201(f), the ability of computer programs
to exchange information and of such programs mutually to use the
information which has been exchanged.
1.4. PRERELEASE CODE. Portions of the Software Product may be
identified as prerelease code ("Prerelease Code"). Prerelease Code
is not at the level of performance and compatibility of the final,
generally available product offering. The Prerelease Code may not
operate correctly and may be substantially modified prior to first
commercial shipment. Teledyne LeCroy is not obligated to make this
or any later version of the Prerelease Code commercially available.
The License with respect to the Prerelease Code terminates upon
availability of a commercial release of the Prerelease Code from
Teledyne LeCroy.
2. SUPPORT SERVICES.
At Teledyne LeCroy's sole discretion, from time to time, Teledyne
LeCroy may provide Updates to the Software Product. Teledyne
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Product or to support any version of the Software Product. At
Teledyne LeCroy's sole discretion, upon your request, Teledyne
LeCroy may provide you with support services related to the
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Teledyne LeCroy's then-current fees therefor, if any. Any Update or
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other supplemental software code provided to you pursuant to the
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LeCroy may use any technical information you provide to Teledyne
LeCroy during Teledyne LeCroy's provision of Support Services, for
Teledyne LeCroy's business purposes, including for product support
and development. Teledyne LeCroy will not utilize such technical
information in a form that personally identifies you.
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licensors or third-party suppliers, and is protected by applicable
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not take any action inconsistent with such title and ownership. This
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exercise of the license granted hereunder, and Teledyne LeCroy will
not be responsible or liable therefor.
3.2. Intellectual Property Protection. You may not alter or remove
any printed or on-screen copyright, trade secret, proprietary or
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and consultants. Within ten (10) days after request of the disclosing
party, and in the disclosing party's sole discretion, the receiving
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party shall either return to the disclosing party originals and copies
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retain at the time of the request. Either party may only disclose the
general nature, but not the specific financial terms, of this EULA
without the prior consent of the other party; provided either party
may provide a copy of this EULA to any finance provider in
conjunction with a financing transaction, if such provider agrees to
keep this EULA confidential. Nothing herein shall prevent a
receiving party from disclosing all or part of the Confidential
Information as necessary pursuant to the lawful requirement of a
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disclosure or obtaining a protective order. Money damages will not
be an adequate remedy if this Section 4.3 is breached and,
therefore, either party shall, in addition to any other legal or
equitable remedies, be entitled to seek an injunction or similar
equitable relief against such breach or threatened breach without
the necessity of posting any bond. As used herein, "Confidential
Information" means Teledyne LeCroy pricing or information
concerning new Teledyne LeCroy products, trade secrets (including
without limitation all internal header information contained in or
created by the Software Product, all benchmark and performance
test results and all Documentation) and other proprietary
information of Teledyne LeCroy; and any business, marketing or
technical information disclosed by Teledyne LeCroy, or its
representatives, or you in relation to this EULA, and either (i)
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reasonable person would understand the nature and confidentiality
of the information. Confidential Information does not include
information (A) already in the possession of the receiving party
without an obligation of confidentiality to the disclosing party, (B)
hereafter rightfully furnished to the receiving party by a third party
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without a breach of any separate nondisclosure obligation to the
disclosing party, (C) publicly known without breach of this EULA, (d)
furnished by the disclosing party to a third party without restriction
on subsequent disclosure, or (e) independently developed by the
receiving party without reference to or reliance on the Confidential
Information.
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This EULA will remain in force until termination pursuant to the
terms hereof. You may terminate this EULA at any time. This EULA
will also terminate if you breach any of the terms or conditions of
this EULA. You agree that if this EULA terminates for any reason, the
License will immediately terminate and you will destroy all copies of
the Software Product (and all Derivatives), installed or otherwise,
the Documentation, and the Confidential Information (and all
derivatives of any of the foregoing) that are in your possession or
under your control. The provisions of Sections 1.3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9
will survive any termination or expiration hereof.
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If any Software Product or Documentation is acquired by or on
behalf of a unit or agency of the United States Government (any
such unit or agency, the "Government"), the Government agrees
that the Software Product or Documentation is "commercial
computer software" or "commercial computer software
documentation" and that, absent a written agreement to the
contrary, the Government's rights with respect to the Software
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Restricted Rights, as defined in FAR §52.227.19, and if for
Department of Defense use, limited by the terms of this EULA,
pursuant to DFARS §227.7202. The use of the Software Product or
Documentation by the Government constitutes acknowledgment of
Teledyne LeCroy's proprietary rights in the Software Product and
Documentation. Manufacturer is Teledyne LeCroy Corporation, 700
Chestnut Ridge Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 USA.
6. EXPORT RESTRICTIONS.
You agree that you will not export or re-export the Software
Product, any part thereof, or any process or service that is the direct
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to as the "Restricted Components"), to any country, person, entity
or end user subject to U.S. export restrictions. You specifically agree
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any country to which the U.S. has embargoed or restricted the
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Syria, or to any national of any such country, wherever located, who
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such country; (b) to any end user who you know or have reason to
know will utilize the Restricted Components in the design,
development or production of nuclear, chemical or biological
weapons; or (c) to any end-user who has been prohibited from
participating in U.S. export transactions by any federal agency of the
U.S. government. You warrant and represent that neither the BXA
nor any other U.S. federal agency has suspended, revoked or denied
your export privileges. It is your responsibility to comply with the
latest United States export regulations, and you will defend and
indemnify Teledyne LeCroy from and against any damages, fines,
penalties, assessments, liabilities, costs and expenses (including
reasonable attorneys' fees and court costs) arising out of any claim
that the Software Product, Documentation, or other information or
materials provided by Teledyne LeCroy hereunder were exported or
otherwise accessed, shipped or transported in violation of applicable
laws and regulations.
7. RISK ALLOCATION.
7.1. No Warranty. THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT IS NOT ERROR-FREE
AND THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT AND SUPPORT SERVICES IS/ARE
BEING PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY
KIND. TELEDYNE LECROY, FOR ITSELF AND ITS SUPPLIERS, HEREBY
DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ORAL
OR WRITTEN, WITH RESPECT TO THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT OR ANY
SUPPORT SERVICES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, INTEGRATION,
VALIDITY, EXCLUSIVITY, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INTERFERENCE
WITH ENJOYMENT, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND
ALL WARRANTIES IMPLIED FROM ANY COURSE OF DEALING OR
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USAGE OF TRADE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT NO WARRANTIES
HAVE BEEN MADE TO YOU BY OR ON BEHALF OF TELEDYNE LECROY
OR OTHERWISE FORM THE BASIS FOR THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE
PARTIES.
7.2. Limitation of Liability. TELEDYNE LECROY'S LIABILITY FOR
DAMAGES FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, REGARDLESS OF THE
FORM OF ANY CLAIM OR ACTION, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE GREATER
OF THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU FOR THE SOFTWARE
PRODUCT OR U.S.$5.00; PROVIDED THAT IF YOU HAVE ENTERED
INTO A SUPPORT SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH TELEDYNE LECROY,
TELEDYNE LECROY'S ENTIRE LIABILITY REGARDING SUPPORT
SERVICES WILL BE GOVERNED BY THE TERMS OF THAT
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LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, INTERRUPTION OF
BUSINESS, NOR FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND,
WHETHER UNDER THIS EULA OR OTHERWISE ARISING IN ANY WAY
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DOCUMENTATION OR THIS EULA. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT
ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THESE LIMITATIONS ARE
INDEPENDENT FROM ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS EULA AND
SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ANY REMEDY
PROVIDED HEREIN.
7.3. Indemnification. You will defend, indemnify and hold harmless
Teledyne LeCroy and its officers, directors, affiliates, contractors,
agents, and employees from, against and in respect of any and all
assessments, damages, deficiencies, judgments, losses, obligations
and liabilities (including costs of collection and reasonable attorneys'
fees, expert witness fees and expenses) imposed upon or suffered or
incurred by them arising from or related to your use of the Software
Product.
8. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
8.1. Compliance with Laws. You will comply with all laws, legislation,
rules, regulations, and governmental requirements with respect to
the Software Product, and the performance by you of your
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obligations hereunder, of any jurisdiction in or from which you
directly or indirectly cause the Software Product to be used or
accessed.
8.2. No Agency. Nothing contained in this EULA will be deemed to
constitute either party as the agent or representative of the other
party, or both parties as joint venturers or partners for any purpose.
8.3. Entire Agreement; Waiver; Severability. This EULA constitutes
the entire agreement between the parties with regard to the subject
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EULA will be deemed to have been waived by any act, delay,
omission or acquiescence by Teledyne LeCroy, its agents, or
employees, but only by an instrument in writing signed by an
authorized officer of Teledyne LeCroy. No waiver by Teledyne
LeCroy of any breach or default of any provision of this EULA by you
will be effective as to any other breach or default, whether of the
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consent to such jurisdiction and venue for this purpose.
8.5. Assignment. This EULA and the rights and obligations
hereunder, may not be assigned, in whole or in part by you, except
to a successor to the whole of your business, without the prior
written consent of Teledyne LeCroy. In the case of any permitted
assignment or transfer of or under this EULA, this EULA or the
relevant provisions will be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of,
the successors, executors, heirs, representatives, administrators and
assigns of the parties hereto.
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convenience only and will not be deemed to supersede or modify
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and understands this EULA, (b) it has had an opportunity to have its
legal counsel review this EULA, (c) this EULA has the same force and
effect as a signed agreement, and (d) issuance of this EULA does not
constitute general publication of the Software Product or other
Confidential Information.
Windows® License Agreement
Teledyne LeCroy's agreement with Microsoft prohibits users from running
software on Teledyne LeCroy X-Stream oscilloscopes that is not relevant to
measuring, analyzing, or documenting waveforms.
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Index
2.4 mm Interface, 66
calibration, 123
2.92 mm Interface, 66
clock, 43
9CZi-A Master Control Module
clipboard, 214
back, 14
Color, 226
front, 13
Combining Channels, 95
9xxMZi-A Master Acquisition
Module
Condition-Based Right-Hand
Dialogs, 179
back, 17
configurations
front, 16
hardware, 25
9xxSZi-A Slave Acquisition
Module
Connecting Adapters, 68
Coupling, 135
back, 23
CPU Module
front, 22
back, 19
Acquisition, 223
front, 18
actions, 182
Create a Folder, 221
Actions for Trace C1 Buttons, 114
cursors
active probe, 68
setup, 158
Annotating Traces, 85
Cursors, 159
autogrid, 146
customization
Aux Output, 217
connectivity, 195
Auxiliary Output Signals, 218
Customization Overview, 195
axis labels, 146
data formats, 204
calibration
ChannelSync, 123
DataLink 8 Lane Cable
Connection, 48
SystemSkew, 121
DATALINK connections, 40
Calibration Output Signals, 219
Date/Time, 219
Channel Controls, 111
Delete a single file, 221
Channels
Delete all files in a folder, 221
turn on, 94
ChannelSync
deleting files, 220
Dialog Area, 87
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disk utilities, 220
intensity of grid, 146
Displaying an Individual Segment,
107
intensity of trace, 146
Displays Containing Masks, 147
Dual Display Grid Selection, 148
LabMaster 9 Zi-A Channel Setup,
119
DVI-D Connection, 32, 53
LabMaster Hardware Overview, 8
E-Mail, 225
LabNotebook
external displays, 61
inverting waveforms, 115
drawing toolbar, 197
files: deleting, 220
Level, 136
Find Scale, 114
Linear, 116
Flashback (Recall), 198
Mask Testing, 188
Front Panel
Math Front Panel Controls, 77
removing and attaching, 59
math setup, 186
grid on top, 146
Math Traces and Functions
Overview, 185
hardcopy setup, 211
MCM-Zi
grid intensity, 146
hardware configurations, 25
back, 12
help markers, 163
front, 11
turning on/off, 164
measure modes, 162
histicons, 173
Menu Bar, 79
histograms
Message Bar, 93
creating and viewing, 168
Miscellaneous, 227
histicons, 173
Miscellaneous Setup Controls, 73
persistence, 173
moving traces, 147
slice center, 173
operating system
thumbnail, 173
restarting, 232
holdoff, 138
Optimize, 137
Horizontal Front Panel Controls,
75
Overview of E-Mail modes, 225
Input/Output Panel, 20
parameter setup, 161
Intensity knob, 151
parameters
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measure modes, 162
Quick Access Toolbar, 79
standard vertical, 162
Quickly Displaying Cursors, 157
Pass/Fail Condition Setup, 178
Pass/Fail Parameter Testing
Overview, 176
pass/fail testing
actions, 182
Pass/Fail Testing Setup, 183
Passive Probe Compensation, 71
PCIe 1 lane cable, 38
PCIe 4 Lane cable, 40
PCIe 4 Lane Cable Connection, 46
PCIe 4 Lane Cable Connection(s),
27
PCIe 8 Lane Cable Connection, 50
PCIe 8 Lane Cable Connection(s),
29
recalling default scope settings,
203
Recalling Setup(s) Directly from a
File, 203
Recalling Setup(s) Internally on
Your Instrument, 202
Recalling Waveforms, 206
remote: configuring, 209
Removing a Mask from the
Display, 190
Response, 117
Restoring Software, 228
RIS mode, 109
roll mode, 110
Sampling Mode, 194
performance optimization, 222
sampling modes, 100
Persistence, 148
Saving and Recalling Setups, 202
Persistence Histogram, 173
Saving and Recalling
Waveforms, 203
Persistence Setup, 149
Power Cable Connection, 35, 57
Pre-Processing Controls, 115
probe interfaces, 64
Saving Oscilloscope Setup(s), 202
Saving Setup(s) Directly to a File,
202
probes, 69
Saving Setup(s) Internally on Your
Instrument, 202
ProBus Interface, 65
Saving TriggerScan Setups, 144
ProLink Interface, 64
Saving Waveforms, 203
ProLink Interface Adapters, 67
ProLink Probe Adapters, 68
Screen Layout, Groupings, and
Controls, 78
Quick, 160
Search Modes, 193
Quick Access to Pass/Fail Setup
Dialogs, 189
segments
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displaying, 107
Send Test Mail, 225
Sequence Display Modes, 103
System Recovery, 228
Testing and Enabling Pass/Fail
Conditions, 177
sequence mode display setup,
147
thumbnail histograms, 173
Sequence Sampling Mode –
Working with Segments, 101
Timebase Setup and Control, 99
sequence sampling mode
Trace Descriptor Labels, 83
time stamps, 108
touch screen, 61
display modes, 107
trace intensity, 146
timeouts, 105
Traces
Setting Up Sequence Mode, 104
turn on, 94
Setup, 134
track and trend differences, 166
Shortcut Buttons, 85, 92
track views, 175
Signal Display Grid, 81
Training TriggerScan, 142
Pop-Up Menu, 83
trend: creating and viewing, 174
Signal Views, 193
Trigger, 134
Single Parameter Histogram
Setup, 168
trigger counter, 223
Single Parameter Histogram
Setup Using Math, 171
Trigger Front Panel Controls, 74
Single Parameter Histogram
Setup Using Measure, 168
trigger coupling, 135
trigger setup
coupling, 135
single-shot sampling mode, 100
holdoff, 138
slice center, 173
trigger types, 128
Slope, 135
trigger types, 128
SMA cables, 43
TriggerScan, 141
SMTP Server, 225
Turning, 160
SNTP, 219
Type, 134
Source, 134
utilities
Starting TriggerScan, 143
acquisition status, 224
status of scope, 209
audio feedback, 222
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autocalibration, 222
auxiliary output signals, 218
clipboard, 214
delay control, 223
delay in, 223
email, 216
file, 215
hardcopy, 211
offset control, 223
options, 220
performance optimization, 222
remote: configuring, 209
SNTP, 219
status, 209
trigger counter, 223
Utilities Dialog, 207
Vertical Front Panel Controls, 76
view aux in, 140
WaveML data format, 204
WaveScan Overview, 192
WaveStream, 150
WaveStream Indicator, 73
Width, 138
Windows operating system, 232
Zoom, 114
Zoom Front Panel Controls, 77
Zooming Segments in Sequence
Mode, 106
Zooming Waveforms Overview,
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