Allion Labs has adopted Keysight Technologies‘ measurement solutions in order to offer certification testing services for the new Thunderbold 3 hosts and devices. As a result, Allion is now an Intel authorized certification lab for Thunderbolt 3 technologies, the company states.
Thunderbolt is now operating and supported by a variety of Microsoft operating systems, x86 host devices, desktops, displays and notebooks. To test these devices, Allion Labs uses the following:
- Infiniium oscilloscopes (Z- and V-series) with a number of high-speed digital compliance software applications
- M8000 series high-performance modular BERT
- E5071C ENA Series vector network analyzer, including enhanced time domain analysis option (E5071C-TDR)
- N5990A test automation software platform
“We are happy to choose Keysight as our strategic partner for developing emerging high-speed digital applications such as Thunderbolt technology,” said James Ou, vice president of Allion. “Keysight has the expertise and complete compliance testing solutions recognized by standard organizations. Keysight’s Thunderbolt 3 solutions, featuring powerful test automation capabilities, ease of use, high integration, flexible bandwidth upgrades of oscilloscopes, along with up to 32 Gbps data rate and extended multi-channel measurement capabilities supported by M8000 series modular BERT, can meet all of our certification testing demands.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.