Tektronix (www.tek.com) has unveiled industry’s only-customer proven and most cost-effective solution for the MIPI Alliance M-PHY testing anchored on the new M-PHY v1.0 specification.
Unlike competitive offerings for M-PHY test that demands a vast array of instruments to cover the entire range of M-PHY test mandates, the Tektronix “2-box” solution requires only an AWG7000 Series arbitrary waveform generator and a DPO/DSA/MSO70000 series oscilloscope.
With just a single set-up for both the lower-speed D-PHY and M-PHY, the solution offers a scope-integrated error detection for receiver reusability and tolerance testing.
“We worked closely with Tektronix to test our high-quality DesignWare MIPI M-PHY solution, giving designers further confidence that the IP is robust and fully compliant to the latest M-PHY v 1.0 specification,” explained Navraj Nandra, Senior Director of Marketing for Mixed-Signal and Analog IP at Synopsys.
“Synopsys used the Tektronix DPO70804 and DSA8200 oscilloscopes to help ensure that the silicon-proven DesignWare MIPI M-PHY met the necessary electrical characteristics and performance requirements.”
A high-speed serial interface to the UniPro, DigRF v4, CSI-3, LLI and MIPI Alliance’s DSI-2 interconnect standards, the M-PHY will be utilized in the development of mobile devices that provide effective power management schemes, increased performance, low RF emission and robustness against RF interferences.
The “2-box” solution covers both Receiver and Transmitter tests, including Error-Detection, comprehensive high-speed tests, Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) signaling, DigRF verification and PSD (Power Spectral Density) measurements.