Tektronix unveils solution for MIPI Alliance M-PHY Testing

Tektronix, a provider of oscilloscopes, announced its solution for the MIPI Alliance M-PHY testing based on the newly-ratified M-PHY v1.0 specification.

Building on the industry’s first M-PHY test offering introduced last September, Tektronix now offers mobile device hardware engineers a simple, integrated solution for M-PHY Transmitter and Receiver
debug, validation and conformance testing needs.

Compared to competitive offerings for M-PHY test that require a complex array of instruments to cover the full range of M-PHY test mandates, the Tektronix solution is far simpler and requires only a Tektronix DPO/DSA/MSO70000 series oscilloscope and an AWG7000 Series arbitrary waveform

Developed in close cooperation with Synopsys and ST-Ericsson, the Tektronix “2-box” solution provides scope-integrated error detection for receiver tolerance testing and re-usability with a single
set-up for both the M-PHY and lower-speed D-PHY(SM) specifications.

“We have worked hard with customers, partners and MIPI Working Groups to simplify M-PHY testing,” said Roy Siegel, general manager, Oscilloscopes, Tektronix.

“We were first to market with our M-PHY test offerings and have been able to further refine our solution in the field with customers leading up to availability of the full M-PHY v1.0 specification in
June,” Siegel added.

M-PHY is a high-speed serial interface to the DigRF v4, UniPro, LLI, CSI-3 and DSI-2 interconnect standards of the MIPI Alliance and will be used in the development of mobile devices that offer increased performance, effective power management schemes, robustness against RF interferences and low RF emission.

The Tektronix “2-box” solution covers both Transmitter and Receiver tests, including comprehensive high-speed tests, Error-Detection, Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) signaling, PSD (Power Spectral
Density) measurements, and DigRF verification.

The DPO/DSA/MSO70000 Digital and Mixed Signal oscilloscopes provide the most accurate real-time performance on the market with 100 GS/s sampling rate performance for lower noise and increased data points on 3x oversampled 33 GHz acquisitions.

The AWG7000 Series Arbitrary Waveform Generators, with up to 24 GS/s and 10 bit vertical resolution, deliver the accuracy, performance and flexibility required for the full range of M-PHY debug and verification testing.

In addition to its M-PHY solution, Tektronix offers customers expanded support for MIPI specifications with trigger, decode and search for MIPI CSI-2 and DSI-1 serial buses on its MS Windows-based Oscilloscopes.

Tektronix also offers a TekExpress full-automation toolset for one-button conformance testing of MIPI D-PHY and DigRFv.4 or CSI-2 or DSI-1 logic testing with TLA7000 Logic Analyzers.

Tektronix Communications recently announced the selection of its Iris suite of products by Avea, Turkey’s fastest growing 1800 GSM provider with nearly 12 million subscribers.

The Iris suite of products will provide Avea with greater insight and visibility into how their network and services are performing, ultimately enabling Avea to provide a better end user experience for their customers.

By Telecomlead.com Team
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