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Faster Debugging of DDR Devices

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Agilent Technologies introduced the U7231B-3NL DDR3 and LPDDR3 debugging tool that helps DDR memory designers perform precompliance tests, discover the root cause of compliance failures, and maximize design margins. According to the company, the tool allows designers to navigate to areas of interest for further analysis and collect and analyze statistical data. The tool runs on Infiniium 9000A, 90000A, 90000 X- and 90000 Q-Series oscilloscopes.
It includes statistical analysis on DDR3 and LPDDR3 timing measurements per the JEDEC standard, as well as markers to indicate measurement points. The tool works on saved waveform files from Agilent oscilloscopes. It locates the start and end of read and write bursts found in the trace to enable quick timing measurements. Engineers can then navigate to problem areas to perform further analysis and margin tests.
“Our new DDR debug tool addresses the growing need for memory design engineers to debug their memory systems quickly and more efficiently,” said Jay Alexander, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Oscilloscope and Protocol Division. “This tool complements Agilent’s existing DDR compliance test software to provide debugging capability in a high-speed memory testing environment.”
For more information, visit Agilent Technologies.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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