Keysight Technologies has introduced the Advanced Design System (ADS) PCI Express and USB Compliance Test Benches.
The new solution enables a complete workflow for SerDes engineers, from simulation of a candidate design, through measurement of the finished prototype.
The solution is ideal for semiconductor companies developing SerDes I/O blocks and OEMs integrating chips into their system PCBs.
To ensure a candidate design yields a fabricated prototype compliant to the specifications of the PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG) and USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), engineers using the new test benches can now use simulation.
Earlier, engineers find it difficult to correlate simulation compliance with hardware prototype and test bench compliance with the previous available tools.
The new products provide a customizable test harness in which to simulate customers’ intellectual property.
The USB Compliance Test Bench also provides a post processing scripting capability known as Waveform Bridge.
The new products also provide a seamless solution from simulation to hardware prototype test to help avoid the challenges of working with disparate solutions from different vendors.
Officials said in order to help avoid the challenges of working with disparate solutions from different vendors, the new products provide a seamless solution from simulation to hardware prototype test.
“The new approach allows engineers to apply the same set of compliance tests in all three cases: real-time/on-scope, offline/on-scope, and offline/remote,” said Colin Warwick, product manager for high-speed digital design at Keysight EEsof EDA.
The PCI Express and USB Compliance Test Benches will be available in August as options to the ADS 2015.01 platform, which is currently shipping.
Last month, Keysight expanded its its M8000 Series bit error ratio test solutions with a 32-Gb/s BERT front end and integrated capabilities for higher-data-rate testing.