Teledyne LeCroy has demonstrated the world's first 100 GHz real-time oscilloscope by successfully acquiring and displaying live signals at 100 GHz bandwidth. This demonstrated performance dramatically exceeds currently available capabilities. Reaching 100 GHz real-time oscilloscope performance is considered an industry milestone according to the manufacturer. Such an instrument reveals new phenomena, opens channels for new discoveries and paves the way for vast improvements in the field of high speed measurement.
The demonstration was conducted at the research facilities of Teledyne Scientific Company in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The company also announced that they have completed the design of a next-generation indium phosphide (InP) chip. InP is an advanced semiconductor process that promises higher speed devices than can be designed in other known processes. The chip is the first device in an expansive chip set planned for future generations of high speed oscilloscopes.