TAIPEI, Taiwan—Teledyne LeCroy, a global provider of USB protocol test solutions and a business unit of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, on Tuesday announced and demonstrated the first protocol analyzer platform for testing next-generation USB4 and Thunderbolt 3 systems. The convergence of the underlying Thunderbolt and USB protocols in the USB4 specification will increase compatibility among USB Type-C connector-based products, simplifying how people connect their devices. Teledyne LeCroy’s new Voyager M4x Protocol Analyzer will enable companies to develop high-performance products with the USB4 standard, targeted for release in mid-2019.
“The USB Implementers Forum is pleased to see Teledyne LeCroy announce support for USB4 testing with their protocol analyzer platform,” said USB-IF President and COO Jeff Ravencraft. "An important contributor to the USB ecosystem, Teledyne LeCroy’s participation and support for USB4 compliance will help our members bring products to market that deliver high performance and reliability.”
“Teledyne LeCroy's protocol analyzers have been at the forefront of USB development since 1997, and we are excited to help early adopters of the USB4 standard bring higher-performance products to market,” said Joe Mendolia, vice-president of marketing at Teledyne LeCroy’s Protocol Solutions Group. “Today’s live demonstration of the Voyager M4x, which will begin shipment in April 2019, underscores the technical expertise and leadership Teledyne LeCroy offers to early adopters in the USB ecosystem.”
The Voyager M4x Protocol Analyzer platform leverages Teledyne LeCroy's T.A.P.4 probe technology and analysis software, allowing developers to verify interoperability and compliance for the rapidly expanding USB Type-C market. Designed to be fully backward compatible for testing legacy USB links, the Voyager M4x captures 100% of bus and protocol traffic for USB4 devices and systems. The T.A.P.4 probe technology locks on the signal-under-test without impacting critical link training and speed negotiation handshaking.