LeCroy’s “Basic” Edition Advisor T3 USB 3.0 Protocol Analyzer costs $2995

The latest USB buzz has notebook computers with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports becoming common by mid year, thanks to last week’s announcement of USB 3.0 protocol support in Intel’s 7-Series chipset for current-generation Intel Core processors and next-generation Ivy Bridge processors. You can expect the flood of USB 3.0-compatible peripherals to commence real soon now. Product development teams creating such products will be interested in the new $2995 “Basic Edition” of LeCroy’s Advisor T3 USB protocol analyzer.  The new, lower-cost analyzer is based on the company’s Advisor T3 Standard Edition, which continues to be available at a new list price—$3995—nearly $1000 less than it cost when introduced back in 2010.

LeCroy Advisor T3 USB Protocol Analyzer

Protocol Analyzers like the LeCroy Advisor T3 (either edition) help you debug a design after you’ve built it but if you are still designing the silicon destined to power that device, you really ought to consider using some industrial-strength verification IP (VIP) to ring out your USB 3.0 design even before tapeout. Be sure to take a look at the Cadence USB 3.0 Verification IP.

Also, see “Is there stuff you don’t know about SuperSpeed USB 3.0?


About sleibson2

EDA360 Evangelist and Marketing Director at Cadence Design Systems (blog at https://eda360insider.wordpress.com/)
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