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Phase Matrix, Inc., a wholly
owned subsidiary of National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI), 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.
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
Teledyne LeCroy Successfully Demonstrates World's
First 100 GHz Real-Time Oscilloscope
About Phase Matrix In 1999 former employees of EIP Microwave, a well-established
and longtime manufacturer of RF and microwave T&M instruments, purchased a substantial amount
of EIP's assets to form Phase Matrix, Inc.
In their senior technical roles at EIP, the founders of Phase Matrix contributed significantly
to EIP's most innovative products, including continuous-wave and pulsed microwave counters and
VXIbus synthesizers, counters, and down converters. The company vigorously supports the large
installed-base of EIP products under the EIP brand.