Teledyne LeCroy Announces Flexible Storage and Network Test Solutions for 8/16G Fibre Channel and 10/40G Ethernet

  Teledyne LeCroy Announces Flexible Storage and Network Test Solutions for
                   8/16G Fibre Channel and 10/40G Ethernet

Adds FlexPort™ Technology to SierraNet™ Product Line

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 20, 2013

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Teledyne LeCroy, a
worldwide leader in protocol test solutions, today announced the addition of
the SierraNet M168 and its new FlexPort Technology to the SierraNet product
family. The SierraNet M168 is an 8-port multi-protocol analyzer and error
injector supporting up to 16G Fibre Channel and 10Gbps Ethernet protocols.
Teledyne LeCroy also announced the addition of FlexPort and 40Gbps Ethernet
analysis and error injection capabilities to the SierraNet M408. Starting at
$19,950, the SierraNet M168 and M408 are not only the most advanced protocol
analyzer solutions available, but are also the lowest cost Fibre Channel and
Ethernet protocol analyzer systems in the market today.

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"With these introductions, Teledyne LeCroy has significantly expanded its
commitment to the SAN market and is now the only protocol analysis company to
support every bus, at every speed, for every protocol in the SAN," said Joe
Mendolia, Vice President of Marketing for Teledyne LeCroy's Protocol Solutions
Group. "In extending that commitment, Teledyne LeCroy's Engineering teams also
created CrossSync™, which provides the ability to fully time-correlate all
protocol traffic across the SAN including FC, FCoE, iSCSI, NVMe, PCIe, SAS,
SATA, SATA-Express, and SCSI-Express."

Lowest Cost Fibre Channel & Ethernet Analysis Solutions on the Market

By leveraging FlexPort in its SierraNet family of products, Teledyne LeCroy
has been able to eliminate the need for costly single-function blades, pods
and adapters found in some competitive products. In addition to minimizing
cost, FlexPort also allows for the creation of portable, highly compact,
extremely flexible, multi-function protocol analyzers. Utilizing FlexPort,
each port-pair can probe both Ethernet and Fibre Channel links up to speeds of
16G on copper or optical cabling.

New SierraNet M168 and Enhanced SierraNet M408 Capabilities

In addition to the cost benefits and many technical enhancements detailed
above, Teledyne LeCroy has introduced several other important innovations to
the SierraNet platforms including:

  oIntegrated 40Gbps Ports: The SierraNet M408 is the only analyzer in the
    market with two integrated 40Gbps QSFP ports. By integrating the QSFP
    ports in the hardware, the SierraNet M408 eliminates the complexity of
    external "octopus" cables used in competitive products. This also ensures
    reliable analysis by eliminating the risk associated with the additional 8
    potential failure points the "octopus" cables create in a test
  oCompact, Portable and Light Weight: The SierraNet platforms are the
    Smallest (1U) and lightest (9.5lbs) Fibre Channel and Ethernet protocol
    analyzer platforms in the market, saving valuable real estate in customer
    labs and racks and offering the best portable solution for engineers on
    the move.
  oFast and Convenient Access to Data:

       oUSB3.0 Host Interface: The SierraNet M168 and M408 provide the
         fastest upload speeds in the market delivering more than a 5x
         transfer rate improvement over any other Fibre Channel or Ethernet
         Analyzer. This is particularly important when capturing large amounts
         of data or when a quick connection to the analyzer is required
         ensuring more of the user's time is spent testing and less time spent
         waiting for the analyzer to save trace files to the host system.
       oGIGE Host Interface: For added convenience, IP Address set-up menus
         are available on the front panel of the SierraNet eliminating the
         time and complexity required to configure an analyzer via a
         null-modem cable and hyper-terminal interface.

  oBest Time-Stamp Resolution: The SierraNet family has been enhanced with a
    1ns time-stamp resolution/accuracy setting a new industry standard for
    trace analysis and for timing measurements required for testing high
    performance SAN products.
  oAdvanced State Machines: The SierraNet family includes advanced and easy
    to use Triggers, Filters and Error Injection capabilities with up to 4
    sequencers and up to 24 states per sequencer, providing surgical precision
    to concisely target areas of interest and save precious time.
  oLargest and Most Flexible Recording Memory: The SierraNet family provides
    for the largest capture capabilities in the market (up to 64GB) and
    extends this lead even further with dynamic memory allocation. SierraNet
    products can dynamically assign up to 50% (or up to 32GB) of the total
    recording memory to one port-pair or spread the memory use across all
    eight ports dynamically based on the traffic profile. This is necessary
    when the user can not accurately define the conditions associated with a
    problem and needs to capture a broad swath of traffic to identify the
  oNew and Improved Graphical User Interface (GUI): To match the performance
    and capabilities of the SierraNet family, Teledyne LeCroy has engineered
    the new "Net Protocol Suite" application, an easy to use and unified
    software architecture for all functions. In addition to industry standard
    views like Spreadsheet and Frame Inspector, the Net Protocol Suite has
    several user-focused enhancements such as trace reassembly of fragmented
    protocol data (for IP related traffic) and contextual "zero-time"
    searching and filtering. In comparison, competitive trace views and search
    capabilities display irrelevant and/or unrelated information along with
    relevant information leaving the user to guess which items to review.

The SierraNet M408 is already shipping and the SierraNet M168 starts shipping
in July, 2013.

About Teledyne LeCroy

Teledyne LeCroy is a leading manufacturer of advanced test instruments that
drive product innovation by quickly measuring, analyzing, and verifying
complex electronic signals. The Company offers high-performance oscilloscopes,
protocol analyzers, and global communications protocol test solutions used by
design engineers in the computer, semiconductor and consumer electronics, data
storage, automotive and industrial, military and aerospace, and
telecommunication markets. Teledyne LeCroy's 49-year heritage of technical
innovation is the foundation for its recognized leadership in "WaveShape
Analysis" — capturing, viewing, and measuring the high-speed signals that
drive today's information and communications technologies. Teledyne LeCroy is
headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York. Company information is available at

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change without notice.

Media contact:          Peter Fletcher, TechniPubs             (408) 373-5601
Editors' Technical       Simon Thomas, Teledyne LeCroy          (845) 425-2000
Customer contact:        Teledyne LeCroy PSG Customer Care      (800) 909-7211

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