Tektronix Introduces Additional Mobile Protocol Decode Solutions for Oscilloscopes
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, announced protocol decode solutions for a number of interfaces adopted by Mobile industry including USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Inter-Chip (SSIC) and RF Front-End Control interface (RFFE) along with the industry's first electrical testing and decode solution for the High Speed Synchronous Interface (HSI). Many of these interface use PHYs which are conformant with MIPI® Alliance specifications.
"With these latest additions, Tektronix continues to expand on the industry's most complete portfolio of protocol decode and verification tools based on oscilloscopes for the full range of MIPI protocols and standards," said Brian Reich, general manager Performance Oscilloscopes, Tektronix. "Our decoding solution will help designers efficiently and cost-effectively perform protocol validation in conjunction with electrical validation for MIPI specifications using a single oscilloscope."
USB 3.0 SSIC Decode for Oscilloscopes
The SSIC specification provides a low-power USB 3.0 interconnect for mobile applications using the MIPI Alliance's M-PHY as the physical layer. SSIC enables products that use as little as 20 percent of the power consumed by a USB 3.0 PHY while maintaining compatibility with USB 3.0 intellectual property and software.
The Tektronix SSIC decode solution provides the ability to use oscilloscope hardware triggers on live waveforms to improve the accuracy of locking onto packet types of interest , search on different packet types and correlate with M-PHY electrical signals. Oscilloscope-based hardware triggering provides much higher accuracy than software triggers for capturing decoded signals.
Designers can debug and validate the protocol for 1, 2, or 4 lanes of SSIC for HS Gear 1, 2, or 3 speeds and PWM G1. The SSIC solution is designed for use with Tektronix MSO70000 Series mixed signal oscilloscopes that feature bandwidths up to 33 GHz and the industry's highest waveform capture ability.
RFFE, HSI Solutions
RFFE offers a common method for controlling RF front-end devices such as power amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, filters, switches, power management modules, antenna tuners and sensors. The Tektronix decode solution enables design teams to efficiently debug, decode and analyze RFFE protocols.
Tektronix also offers decoding solutions for Unipro and UFS with support for multi-lane decoding across the memory interface of M-PHY devices.
Both the HSI and RFFE decoders are available on Tektronix DPO5000, DPO7000, and DPO/DSA/MSO70000 oscilloscopes. The solutions were developed in conjunction with partner Prodigy Technovations.
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