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Teledyne LeCroy Develops the RapidWave4000 Advanced Cable Tester for High-speed USB Type-C®, HDMI® 2.1 and Other Cables

Teledyne LeCroy Develops the RapidWave4000 Advanced Cable Tester for High-speed USB Type-C®, HDMI® 2.1 and Other Cables

Posted Date: 2023-06-20

Chestnut Ridge, NY, June 13, 2023 – Teledyne LeCroy introduced the event of an automatic superior cable tester that meets the demanding manufacturing take a look at necessities of USB Kind-C®, HDMI® 2.1 and different cables with switch charges as much as 48 Gb/s. The brand new tester rapidly performs all required electrical and sign integrity exams to make sure excellent cables each time, with low upfront capital gear and working prices.

The newest technology of cables used for video, desktop computer systems, laptops and cellular units should switch indicators which can be two to 4 instances quicker and ship 4 instances extra energy than previous-generation cables. These advanced cables should meet stringent design and manufacturing necessities, they usually require new varieties of exams to make sure high quality information transmission and nil defects that would trigger harm to related units. Till now, take a look at gear suppliers have failed to fulfill the brand new market necessities for high-speed cable testing, leading to cable producers both inadequately testing high-speed cables or resorting to custom-built take a look at gear racks that make the most of pricey and gradual general-purpose gear usually utilized in design labs.

The RapidWave4000 superior cable tester meets the wants for complete, quick and cost-effective automated manufacturing testing of USB Kind-C, HDMI 2.1 and different high-speed cables. USB Kind-C cables help information switch by way of USB4®, USB 3.2, DisplayPort™ 2.0, Thunderbolt™ 3 and Thunderbolt 4 requirements. The RapidWave4000’s Manufacturing Module quickly performs manufacturing exams akin to continuity, DC resistance (DCR), quiescent present and E-marker readout (for USB Kind-C cables) in addition to sign integrity insertion loss testing.  The RapidWave4000’s Superior Sign Integrity Module exams impedance profile, intra-pair and inter-pair skew and crosstalk, in addition to offering high-resolution insertion loss and eye diagrams. This breadth of take a look at capabilities absolutely satisfies high-volume, high-speed manufacturing take a look at necessities in addition to the failure evaluation exams wanted by high quality assurance and design engineers. Low-cost replaceable adapters enable the modules to connect with totally different cable varieties and guarantee take a look at consistency over many take a look at cycles. Moreover, the supply of an industry-first pay-per-test possibility presents a discount in capital gear prices of as much as 40%.

The RapidWave4000 automated cable tester begins at $12,350. Orders are being accepted now. For additional data, go to or contact Teledyne LeCroy at 1-800-553-2769.