First GDDR5 Compliance Test Tools For Oscilloscopes

First GDDR5 Compliance Test Tools For Oscilloscopes

Santa Clara, Calif.: Agilent Technologies has introduced what it says is the   industry’s first graphics double-data-rate 5 (GDDR5) compliance test application packages and GDDR5 ball-grid array (BGA) probes for oscilloscopes.

The new tools help engineers accelerate the turn-on and debug of GDDR5-based systems. They also give users an efficient way to ensure their GDDR5 device and board designs will interoperate with other GDDR5 devices.  

The Agilent U7245A GDDR5 test application, which runs on the Agilent Infiniium 90000 and 90000 X-Series oscilloscopes, provides GDDR5 physical-layer (PHY) compliance measurements. Compliance tests are based on the Joint Electronic Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) JESD212 GDDR5 SGRAM specification. Agilent’s GDDR5 BGA probes provide signal access.   

GDDR5 technology’s higher data rates, up to five times faster than GDDR3 and four times faster than GDDR4, enable more bandwidth availability over a narrower memory interface for superior performance designs for applications requiring high bandwidth. GDDR5 SGRAM is used in high-performance display cards and embedded designs such as gaming consoles and computer notebooks.   

The Agilent GDDR5 compliance test application provides automated PHY testing capability for all clock, electrical, and timing tests, with 100% test coverage as specified in the JESD212 specification.

Agilent Technologies

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