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Phase Matrix Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of National Instruments, participated in the demonstration of the world's first 100 GHz real-time oscilloscope. The integrated microwave assembly designed by Phase Matrix for the demonstration is a broadband downconverter, which allows the successful acquisitioning and displaying of live signals at 100 GHz bandwidth. The unique frequency converter combines state-of-the-art diplexer technology with active and passive RF functions to meet stringent requirements of wide dynamic range, high linearity, low noise, gain flatness, and extremely wide IF bandwidths.
Phase Matrix and Teledyne LeCroy's longstanding partnership has resulted in the development of the fastest oscilloscopes in the world. The two together have achieved 30, 36, 45, 65 and now 100 GHz oscilloscope speeds.
"Our Phase Matrix division is a world leader in high-frequency front-end technology. The broadband diplexed downconverter that enables Digital Bandwidth Interleaving at 100 GHz is an example of the state of the art in this domain,” said James Truchard, president, chief executive officer, and cofounder of National Instruments.
The demonstration of Teledyne LeCroy's 100 GHz oscilloscope was conducted at the Teledyne facility in Thousand Oaks, CA on July 24, 2013. Leaders from both Phase Matrix and Teledyne were present to acknowledge this remarkable advance in test-and-measurement technology.