Teledyne LeCroy Announces Comprehensive MIPI M-PHY Protocol, Transmitter, and Receiver Test Solutions for the Mobile Market
MIPI Alliance Members Meeting, Chicago, March 10, 2014 -Recognizing the need for comprehensive test tools in the mobile market, Teledyne LeCroy is launching a family of test and measurement products to help speed the design development of mobile devices. Adding to its already robust physical layer test tools for MIPI, Teledyne LeCroy introduces the Eclipse x34™ Protocol Analyzer for M-PHY protocol test, and the PeRT3™ Phoenix M-PHY Receiver Test option for M-PHY receiver test. These new products join the company’s existing oscilloscope tools for M-PHY transmitter test and protocol decode. An automated compliance test solution leveraging these oscilloscope tools will be available by the end of 2014. This full family of products offers end-to-end testing for the mobile market, and will be showcased at the MIPI Alliance Members Meeting in Chicago on Tuesday.
The Teledyne LeCroy Eclipse x34™ Protocol Analyzer is a standalone M-PHY analyzer. The hardware will support multi-lane x1 through x4 at HS GEAR1, GEAR2 and GEAR3. Hardware connectivity supports multiple probing methods including, M.2, SMA, Multi-lead and Mid Bus solutions. The Eclipse x34 will support the M-PCIe, SSIC and Unipro/UFS protocols. The Eclipse X34 will begin shipping third quarter of 2014. As a longtime member of both the PCI-SIG and USB-IF, Teledyne LeCroy brings world class experience to both the M-PCIe and SSIC protocol markets. The initial release of the Eclipse X34™ will support M-PCIe, followed by SSIC and then UFS.
The MIPI M-PHY Receiver Test solution for the PeRT3 Phoenix is the first protocol aware receiver test solution for the M-PHY bus. It provides physical layer receiver testing for the MIPI M-PHY protocol, and comprehensive support of HS GEAR1, GEAR2 and GEAR3, and PWM Mode (G0-G7) at the full range of data rates. In addition to automated conformance testing, margin testing and automated calibration, the PeRT3 contains user customizable state-machines to model real serial data protocols. Customizability allows the user to test a device beyond normal expected behavior and also to isolate device specific issues. Because the PeRT3 internally handles the physical layer functions (such as coding/decoding, scrambling/descrambling, packet field detection, etc.), the user can focus at the state level on isolating difficult bugs such as those that cross between protocol and signal integrity.
An additional part of the M-PHY product family is the TeleScan PE utility that uses a highly descriptive graphical user interface to show PCIe bus information in a tree-structured format, detailed with textual information and register diagrams from the specification. PCIe 1.1, 2.0, and 3.0 and now M-PCIe based devices can be scanned
with this utility to understand more about configurations and register settings. M-PCIe devices are automatically detected and information contained in the M-PCIe extended capabilities register (such M-PCIe current link speed or gears and M-PCIe max link width) are presented in the summary screen for quick review. Other configuration space registers can be both read and written in order to facilitate user designed tests. The utility will support scanning on host machines using Microsoft Windows® 7 or Windows 8, as well as popular Linux systems.
The powerful MIPI M-PHY oscilloscope protocol decode, physical layer testing, and eye diagram analysis package simplifies MIPI design and debug. Physical layer measurements and decoded protocol information are easy to view side-by-side, providing correlation between the physical layer and protocol details. This set of physical layer measurements will be leveraged to provide a compliance solution within the automated QualiPHY framework.
About Teledyne LeCroy
Teledyne LeCroy is a leading manufacturer of advanced test instruments that measure, analyze, and verify complex electronic signals. The Company offers high-performance oscilloscopes and protocol test solutions used by electronic design engineers in a wide range of application and end markets. Teledyne LeCroy is based in Chestnut Ridge, NY. For more information, visit Teledyne LeCroy's website at teledynelecroy.com.
About MIPI Alliance
MIPI® Alliance (MIPI) develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries. Founded in 2003, the organization has more than 260 member companies worldwide, has over 12 active working groups and has delivered 45+ specifications within the mobile ecosystem in the last decade. Members of the organization include handset manufacturers, device OEMs, software providers, semiconductor companies, application processor developers, IP tool providers, test and test equipment companies, as well as camera, tablet and laptop manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.mipi.org.
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