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Scope Option Creates Complete USB 3.0 Test Solution

The USB-TX option for the DPO/DSA70000B oscilloscope provides an automated one-button solution to validate Superspeed USB (USB 3.0) transmitter devices. The company also introduced a full set of USB 3.0 test fixtures that enable engineers to perform more accurate transmitter, receiver, and cable testing. Unlike other offerings, the USB-TX option supports all measurements, including informative as well as normative tests: spread spectrum clocking, slew, voltage levels, and others. Combined with the plug-in style test fixture, which enables probing as close to the silicon as possible, the USB test solution provides the truest representation of the signal, according to the company. Option USB-TX is built on the TekExpress framework. TekExpress modules are based on the test requirements and Methods of Implementation specified and published by the standard bodies. All tests procedures are automated and customers simply select the desired tests to obtain a comprehensive report with pass/fail and margin results. In addition to the USB 3.0 offering, automation modules are currently available for SATA and DisplayPort. Option USB-TX lists for $5000 and can be ordered immediately. Test fixtures will be available in the summer of 2009. TEKTRONIX INC., Beaverton, OR. (800) 835-9433.




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