Electronic instrumentation maker Tektronix says it will outfit the R&D lab for Raspberry Pi with the latest Tektronix high-speed test gear. Raspberry Pi’s new laboratory will focus on high-speed serial design and validation testing. The new test equipment from Tektronix will deliver the kind of bandwidth necessary to support any future high-speed interfaces that would require high-performance instrumentation.
“The humble Raspberry Pi actually contains a number of complex, high-speed serial buses, each with their own unique challenges. Interfaces like HDMI, USB and MIPI DPHY each use very different test methodologies,” said Mike Stimson, Principle Hardware Engineer at Raspberry Pi. “Tektronix has helped us put together a capability which not only allows us to quickly and easily test each one, but will enable us to be ready for whatever the Raspberry Pi of the future may hold.”
Said Dave Farrell, Vice President Commercial Operations Europe, Middle East and Africa, Tektronix, “Next generation digital interface standards and increasingly complex test requirements are pushing the limits of today’s compliance and debug tools. This partnership and the solution provided will ensure that Raspberry Pi are able to continue to play a key role in shaping the digital world now and in the future. We can’t wait to see the exciting technologies this partnership will enable among the extensive Raspberry Pi community.”