With the increase of data rates, designers must be more careful during the development of their product and pre-testing is strongly advisable prior to final production.
Testronic Labs has experience in interconnectivity standards such as HDMI, Ethernet, USB, Serial ATA, PCI Express, ExpressCard, MIPI, …
As these technologies migrate to gigahertz signal frequencies and gigabit-per-second speeds, interconnect performance becomes the key factor in enabling stable operation. Signal integrity issues, such as reflections, crosstalk, impedance mismatch, frequency dependent transmission-line loss and dispersion can significantly degrade system performance and reliability.
In order to test your design accurately and in the right timeframe, it is essential to define an accurate and relevant (to the technology) testing environment. As these testing environments have a significant cost; it is vital to choose the right testing tools for the right technology, to have your test engineers trained and to use the latest test tools and procedures.
Testronic Labs can help you with all these challenges!
Testronic Labs can provide developers of various interconnectivity standards and electrical validation. Most electrical test cases are defined by the organizations for each technology. Testronic Labs can follow the defined standards according to the organization test specification or can even go further by doing more in-depth or customized tests. The validation of the product can be done in the early stages of the product or in the final stage. The product can be a development board, FPGA, Silicon, PHY building block, final product, beta stage, alpha stage,…
Buying and/or renting the equipment is expensive and you will still miss parts of the setup like fixtures, SMA parts, special adapters, analyzers, … and specific knowledge in order to perform the tests.
Testroniclabs offers a cheaper solution where vendors can have access to the lab and do some debugging and use the equipment together with an experienced engineer.
Prices are certainly cheaper than renting or buying the equipment please contact us for details.
Following physical layer tests can be covered and fixtures are available:
- USB 2.0
- USB 3.0
- PCI Express
- Serial ATA Gen1, Gen2 and Gen3
- Ethernet 10/100/1000BaseT
- MIPI D-PHY
- MIPI M-PHY
Following equipment is available:
State of the art Agilent equipment:
- J-BERT high-performance serial BERT N4903B (12.5 Gb/s) with BitifEYE receiver test software.
- Pulse Pattern Generator 81134A (3.35 GHz)
- Infiniium High Performance Oscilloscope DSA91304A (13GHz 40GSa/s)
- Infiniium DCA-X Wide-Bandwidth Oscilloscope 86100D
- Differential & Single-ended TDR/TDT Module 54754A (18Ghz)
As a backup we can also use the Tektronix:
- Arbitrary Wave Generator AWG7102 (20GS/s with interleave)
- Digital Storage Oscilloscope TDS6154C (15GHz 40GSa/s)
- Data generator DG2040 (1.1 Gb/s)
- Communications Signal Analyzer CSA8200
- 20GHz 2Ch TDR module 80E04
- Ulink Drive Master
- LeCroy SATA STX-231
- LeCroy Voyar M3i
- LeCroy CATC 2500
- LeCroy Catalyst Conquest
- Ellisys USB Explorer 280
- Ellisys USB Explorer 260
- MQP PET
- Agilent Technologies UA4421A