Tektronix Adds Industry's First Test Solution for New 10 Gbps SuperSpeed USB
Also Rolls out New Debug, Automated Test Tools to Help Reduce Time to Market
for USB 3.0 Products
BEAVERTON, Ore., June 25, 2013
BEAVERTON, Ore., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Tektronix, Inc., the world's
leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced a series of
enhancements to its USB 3.0 test solutions including an industry first
transmitter test solution for the SuperSpeedPlus 10 Gb/s specification. Other
enhancements include a new USB 3.0 oscilloscope-based layered decode
capability and an enhancedautomated solution for SuperSpeed USB transmitter
testing that improves test throughput by up to 60%.
With the faster data rates for USB 3.0 come new test challenges, most notably
major increases in channel loss and reduction in signal to noise ratio as well
as more complex link training and timing requirements that must be
verified.As design margins shrink, it's more important than ever to have an
accurate and standard specific measurement system available. All of these
needs are fully met by the Tektronix SuperSpeedPlus USB test solution (option
"Just as important industry standards such as USB 3.0 evolve over time, it's
critical that our test and measurement tools evolve as well," said Brian
Reich, general manager, Performance Oscilloscopes, Tektronix. "The latest
enhancements to our USB solutions enable engineers to verify compliance to the
latest versions of the USB specification, seamlessly decode bus operation
speeding debug efforts, and dramatically reduce test times while conducting
automated compliance tests."
With tighter time constraints and more design complexity engineers need
flexible tools that work across multiple layers of a bus to find problems
faster. Tektronix USB 3.0 decode software simplifies debug with
protocol-specific triggering, easy to use search and navigation, and
multi-layer decode. This allows the user to easily navigate through the
protocol stack, fully time correlated with the analog waveform on the same
The new TekExpress USB automation software (Opt USB-TX) leverages Tektronix'
years of USB compliance test expertise and at the same time incorporates a new
software architecture that provides significantly improved performance.
Customers will see improvements in test times of about 60 percent. For
example, previously USB 3.0 Tx tests completed in 12 minutes, but now with the
new TekExpress software testing completes in five minutes
"With over half a billion SuperSpeed USB products expected to be shipped by
end of 2013, USB continues to be a leading interconnect for host and
peripheral communication," said Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF President and COO.
"The support of leading test and measurement equipment providers such as
Tektronix is critical to ensuring that our member companies are able to
quickly bring certified USB 3.0 products and solutions to market."
Pricing & Availability
The new TekExpress USB 3.0 transmitter test software (Option USB-TX) and
SuperSpeedPlus USB transmitter test software (Option SSP) will both be
available for download on www.tek.com in July ^ 2013.
The new SuperSpeedPlus transmitter test software (Option SSP) will be
available for download on www.tek.com in late July 2013.
The USB 3.0 decode will be a free upgrade for customers with a
DPO/DSA/MSO70000 Series Oscilloscope with option SR-USB which will be
available in July 2013.
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