At the MIPI Alliance All-Members meeting in Athens, Greece, Tektronix Inc. has introduced tools that enable engineers to use its DPO/DSA/MSO70000B series oscilloscope to start performance verification and debug for the MIPI Alliance M-PHY standard.
The M-PHY specification is is designed to enable more efficient high-speed interfaces on mobile devices and compared to the current D-PHY specification, M-PHY supports faster chip-to-chip connections while addressing EMI and power dissipation concerns.
Based on the newly ratified MIPI Alliance M-PHY specification, the Tektronix M-PHY test solution includes a setup library for the popular DPOJET jitter analysis software and methods of implementation (MOI) developed in the close cooperation with UNH-IOL.
The solution also includes probing and protocol support from Tektronix partner, The Moving Pixel Company, as well as M-PHY DigRF(SM)v4 decode and verification.
Scott Silver, president, The Moving Pixel Company said, "Working together with Tektronix, our tool supports the capabilities users need now to acquire M-PHY traffic with 8b-10b decode, form packets and disassemble for analysis on Tektronix Oscilloscopes. Powerful search and filter commands help users zero in on exactly the details desired."
The Moving Pixel Company also offers the P335 M-PHY probe for PG3A with up to 6 Gbps across four lanes and adjustable voltage on a channel-by-channel basis in real time. The probe is designed for use with Tektronix DPO/DSA/MSO70000B Series oscilloscopes.
The DPOJET library and MOI are available immediately. Customers should contact their local Tektronix sales representative for a trial copy. The Moving Pixel Company M-PHY DigRFv4 decode software is available for free trial from the company’s website. License cost is $7,000.