Teledyne LeCroy Introduces Adapters for Interfacing Third-Party Probes to its Oscilloscopes

Teledyne LeCroy today introduces two new products that provide simple and easy interface of third-party probes and current measurement devices to Teledyne LeCroy oscilloscopes. The first -- the TPA10 TekProbe® Probe Adapter -- adapts a wide variety of Tektronix® voltage and current probes and the second -- the CA10 Current Sensor Adapter -- adapts a wide variety of third-party current measurement devices.

Both adapters attach to the Teledyne LeCroy ProBus probe interface, a standard probe interface for 20+ years that is present on the vast majority of oscilloscopes shipped by Teledyne LeCroy. These adapters will help users better leverage their existing Tektronix probe and third-party current measurement device investments with Teledyne LeCroy oscilloscopes.

The TPA10 TekProbe Probe Adapter permits connection of select Tektronix TekProbe interface level II probes to any ProBus-equipped Teledyne LeCroy oscilloscope.

The TPA10 TekProbe Probe Adapter permits connection of select Tektronix TekProbe interface level II probes to any ProBus-equipped Teledyne LeCroy oscilloscope. The TPA10 automatically detects which Tektronix probe is attached and supplies all necessary power and offset control to the probe, and communicates the probe signal to the Teledyne LeCroy oscilloscope. Supported probes include many popular Tektronix probes, preamplifiers, current probes, single-ended active probes and differential active probes, such as the Tektronix ADA400A differential preamplifier, the Tektronix TCP202 and TCP202A current probes, the Tektronix P6205, P6243, P6245, P6241, and P6249 single-ended active probes, and the Tektronix P6246, P6247, P6248, P6250, P6250, P5205, P5205A, P5210, and P5210A differential and high voltage differential active probes.

The CA10 Current Sensor Adapter provides the ability for a third-party current measurement device to operate like a Teledyne LeCroy probe. The CA10 is programmable and customizable to work with third-party current measurement devices that output voltage or current signals proportional to measured current. A simple interface provides a user with the ability to program the CA10 to contain the specifications of the current measurement device so as to automatically correct for the gain or attenuation and display results in Ampere units. The CA10 also provides the ability to easily install physical hardware components such as shunt resistors and bandwidth filter components based on the requirements of the device being used. Once the CA10 is programmed and configured, the current transducer/transformer will be recognized when attached to any compatible Teledyne LeCroy oscilloscope or Motor Drive Analyzer. This saves time and possible errors involved in manually entering scaling factors and units each time the device is connected. Examples of devices that can be used with the CA10 include Pearson Current Transformers, Danisense Current Transducers, PEM-UK Rogowksi Coils, or any conventional turns-ratio current transformer.

The TPA10 is priced at $950. The CA10 is priced at $295. There is also a QuadPak available (Qty 4 of each device) for $3800 and $1180 respectively. The QuadPak includes a soft-carrying case to store the adapters. Delivery time for each item is 4-6 weeks.


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