Allen, TX – June 1, 2020 – Anritsu Corporation President Hirokazu Hamada announces the USB4™ receiver test solution using the company’s Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A in combination with automation software from Granite River Labs or Teledyne LeCroy to control a connected oscilloscope and implement tests meeting the latest USB4 standards.
USB4 Test Solution Background
The spread of next-generation 5G mobile communications and Internet of Things (IoT) devices is driving development of various new communications and IoT services that are dramatically increasing data volumes. To increase the speed of interfaces handling these large video and data files, smartphones, tablets, and other digital devices are adopting USB Type-C® connectors. These connectors are an extension of the USB 3.2 high-speed standard (10 Gbit/s x 2 lanes), which has now been extended to USB4 offering doubled speeds of 20 Gbit/s x 2 lanes. USB4 compliance tests are being conducted in 2020.
Due to the 20-Gbit/s speed of USB4, the electrical test places heavy emphasis on the Tr/Tf and intrinsic jitter performance of the test signal source because measurement-system noise and jitter cannot be ignored. Additionally, similar to previous USB tests, the test is performed by calibrating the test signal according to the minimum input performance defined by the receiver standards. This assures accurate measurement of device receiver sensitivity. Automation of the BERT and oscilloscope combination is necessary to minimize the workload of signal calibration and optimize test reproducibility.
The Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A is a high-performance BERT supporting USB tests, as well as receiver tests of high-speed computing and data communications interfaces, such as PCI Express, Thunderbolt, and 400 GbE/800 GbE. Its high-quality data output performance (12-ps Tr/Tf, and 115-fs rms Intrinsic Jitter) helps assure more accurate measurement of high-speed USB performance as required by the USB4 receiver test. In addition, combination with the Granite River Labs GRL-USB4-RXA or Teledyne LeCroy QPHY-USB4-TX-RX (USB4/TBT3 transmitter and receiver) automation software for automating signal calibration and testing helps high-reproducibility measurement of USB4 interfaces according to the latest standards while also reducing test workload.
About Granite River Labs
Granite River Labs (GRL) provides end-to-end Engineering Services and Test Solutions to help hardware engineers adopt high-speed interfaces. A trusted partner of small up-and-coming hardware developers to some of the largest companies in the world, Granite River Labs combines recognized industry experts, high-performance test equipment, and automated test solutions. For more information, visit Granite River Labs’ website – https://graniteriverlabs.com
About Teledyne LeCroy
Teledyne LeCroy Inc. is a leading manufacturer of advanced oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers, and other test instruments that verify performance, validate compliance, and debug complex electronic systems quickly and thoroughly. Since its founding in 1964, the Company has focused on incorporating powerful tools into innovative products that enhance “Time-to-Insight”. Faster time-to-insight enables users to rapidly find and fix defects in complex electronic systems, dramatically improving time-to-market for a wide variety of applications and end markets. Teledyne LeCroy is based in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. For more information, visit Teledyne LeCroy’s website – https://teledynelecroy.com, https://teledynelecroy.com/usb-c.
Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.
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