FuturePlus Systems (www.futureplus.com) has announced the release of its FS2385 DDR3 1600 SO-DIMM and FS2380 DDR3 1867 DIMM Mixed Signal Interposers (MSI) for double-data-rate (DDR) SDRAM buses. The products were developed for use with MSO70000 Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes Series (MSO) of Tektronix (www.tek.com) to optimize its connection performance to the DDR3 bus.
The new interposers enable users to easily observe both analog and digital representations of the DDR3 Command, Address and Control bus. Users can avail of the optional configurations for additional connections to the DQ/DQs signals for analog observation. FuturePlus offers the first and the most cost-effective manner of viewing DDR3 bus with a Tektronix MSO.
“These products represent FuturePlus Systems’ application of our extensive experience in probing the DDR3 bus with a logic analyzer to a new user – the oscilloscope user,” FuturePlus Systems President Edward Aichinger said.
“Tektronix welcomes the addition of the new FuturePlus MSI Interposers,” said Tektronix DDR/Memory Solutions Product Manager Ken Price. ”This greatly enhances our customer’s ability to easily access multiple signal lines on the command bus for memory system decoding and analysis with our MSO70000 oscilloscopes.”
FuturePlus Mixed Signal Interposers provide out-of-box ease-of-use and flexibility. Probe-induced effects on the DDR3 bus are minimized by inserting the interposer into the target memory socket, while the probe’s extender slot accepts a memory module. This capability is vital when users need to probe a fully-populated memory bus or when there is only one memory slot in the target system.
A 100 mil stake pinned paddle card connects the Tektronix P6780 Differential Logic probe with the Tektronix MSO70000 to enable users to observe the A/C/C signals.