Test equipment supplier Teledyne LeCroy, Inc. has acquired Frontline Test Equipment, Inc. Frontline, which provides electronic test & measurement instrumentation and is a considered a market leader in wireless protocol analysis test tools. Frontline Test Equipment, Inc. Frontline is headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Protocol analyzers are used by engineers to troubleshoot data communication systems and test device interoperability, compliance and interference. Frontline’s protocol tools intercept, log traffic and analyze data that passes over digital wireless networks. The company’s analyzers span a wide range of technologies, including Bluetooth®, 802.11 (wi-fi) and near field communication (NFC), and are used by hundreds of companies globally in the consumer electronics, semiconductor, telecommunications and automotive industries.
“Teledyne LeCroy is already a market leader in protocol test tools for well-known serial data standards like USB, PCI Express and SATA,” said Robert Mehrabian, chairman, president and chief executive of Teledyne, in a statement. “The Frontline acquisition now expands our protocol test portfolio into important wireless technologies like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.”