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

Tester provides fastest production test results, complete test coverage of cable electrical signal integrity, and low capital and operating costs.

Chestnut Ridge, NY, June 13, 2023 – Teledyne LeCroy today announced the development of an automated advanced cable tester that meets the demanding production test requirements of USB Type-C®, HDMI® 2.1 and other cables with transfer rates up to 48 Gb/s. The new tester quickly performs all required electrical and signal integrity tests to ensure perfect cables every time, with low upfront capital equipment and operating costs.

The latest generation of cables used for video, desktop computers, laptops and mobile devices must transfer signals that are two to four times faster and deliver four times more power than previous-generation cables. These complex cables must meet stringent design and production requirements, and they require new types of tests to ensure quality data transmission and zero defects that could cause damage to connected devices. Until now, test equipment suppliers have failed to meet the new market requirements for high-speed cable testing, resulting in cable manufacturers either inadequately testing high-speed cables or resorting to custom-built test equipment racks that utilize costly and slow general-purpose equipment normally used in design labs.

The RapidWave4000 advanced cable tester meets the needs for comprehensive, fast and cost-effective automated production testing of USB Type-C, HDMI 2.1 and other high-speed cables. USB Type-C cables support data transfer via USB4®, USB 3.2, DisplayPort™ 2.0, Thunderbolt™ 3 and Thunderbolt 4 standards. The RapidWave4000’s Production Module rapidly performs production tests such as continuity, DC resistance (DCR), quiescent current and E-marker readout (for USB Type-C cables) as well as signal integrity insertion loss testing.  The RapidWave4000’s Advanced Signal Integrity Module tests impedance profile, intra-pair and inter-pair skew and crosstalk, as well as providing high-resolution insertion loss and eye diagrams. This breadth of test capabilities fully satisfies high-volume, high-speed production test requirements as well as the failure analysis tests needed by quality assurance and design engineers. Low-cost replaceable adapters allow the modules to connect to different cable types and ensure test consistency over many test cycles. Additionally, the availability of an industry-first pay-per-test option offers a reduction in capital equipment costs of up to 40%.

The RapidWave4000 automated cable tester starts at $12,350. Orders are being accepted now. For further information, visit teledynelecroy.com/advanced-cable-tester or contact Teledyne LeCroy at 1-800-553-2769.


About Teledyne LeCroy

Teledyne LeCroy is a leading manufacturer of advanced oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers and other test instruments that verify performance, validate compliance, and debug complex electronic systems quickly and thoroughly. Since its founding in 1964, the Company has focused on incorporating powerful tools into innovative products that enhance "Time-to-Insight".  Faster time to insight enables users to rapidly find and fix defects in complex electronic systems, dramatically improving time-to-market for a wide variety of applications and end markets. Teledyne LeCroy is based in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.  For more information, visit Teledyne LeCroy's website at teledynelecroy.com.


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