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Automated sol'n released for MIPI M-PHY testing

Posted: 21 Mar 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:oscilloscope? automated test? MIPI Alliance?

Tektronix Inc. has unleashed what it describes as a complete automated solution for MIPI Alliance M-PHY testing. The company also released new protocol decode and analysis solutions for M-PHY UniPro and LLI protocols that can be performed on a Tektronix oscilloscopes.

The Opt. M-PHYTX for Tektronix DPO/DSA/MSO70000 series oscilloscopes automates nearly 700 tests in regression of all high speed (HS) and pulse width modulation (PWM) gears, amplitude and termination combinations, which according to the firm greatly ups test engineering setup time and consistency. It includes support for regression testing across different modes along with flexible print or HTM reporting capabilities for workgroup sharing or vendor qualification testing.

The product allows designers to perform step-by-step debugging on failures using the Tektronix DPO-JET Jitter and Timing Analysis toolset. It enables engineers to identify problems quickly across different test modes and combinations, noted the company. Automated transmitter tests and protocol decode analysis can be completed using just one instrument, a Tektronix high-performance oscilloscope. The Opt. M-PHYRX uses an optimized setup that significantly reduces equipment costs compared to alternatives that require at least three or more instruments with numerous connectors, indicated the company.

The Tektronix M-PHY solution includes the addition of Power Spectral Density (PSD) measurements built into the oscilloscope that eliminates the need for an external spectral analyzer for transmitter testing. An integrated M-PHY error detection eliminates the need for an external bit-error-rate tester for receiver testing, further reducing equipment expense and setup time, detailed Tektronix.

The Opt. M-PHYRX is available globally. Opt. M-PHYTX, PGY-LLI and PGY-UPRO will be available in early April. Opt. M-PHYTX up to Gear2 will also be available in early April with Gear3 available later in 2Q12.

Opt. M-PHYTX is $5,570 MSPR. PGY-UPRO and PGY-LLI are both $8,000 MSRP.

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