LeCroy is coming out with a new product serie they call SPARQ. It is basically like the picotech 9000 serie.
Both series are TDR/TDT scopes.
There are two significan differences:
1) LeCroy is providing software that calculates S-parameters
2) LeCroy is selling their scopes at a 7-8 times the price.
I know, that LeCroy only sells their scopes through middle men, but still, I think picoscope could a lot of more 9000 scopes or receive higher sales margin if the software had S-parameter functions.
The S-parameters opens for impedance measurements. That is important to RF design engineers and antenna engineers.