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Tektronix Strengthens Support for Automated MIPI M-PHY Testing

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Tektronix has announced a series of enhancements to its automated MIPI Alliance M-PHY test solutions, offering new multi-lane transmitter test setup enablement and a wide test coverage (automation of approximately 1,000 tests) for the emerging mobile device standard. 
We have been using Tektronix M-PHY test bench for over a year for M-PHY electrical characterization and analysis and to significantly speed up compliance testing,” said Ahmed Bouaiss, high-speed project lead test development, and Steve Kwiatkowski, high-speed serial test development engineer for ST-Ericsson. “Advanced test solutions such as those available from Tektronix are critical to the emergence of a new standard like M-PHY. We are pleased to be partnering with Tektronix to help move M-PHY adoption forward.”
With the latest release, Tektronix Opt. M-PHYTX now automates approximately 1,000 tests for verification and compliance test of all High Speed (HS) Gears including Gear3, and all Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) Gears, with the test coverage of both HS (95 percent) and PWM (73 percent) measurements. In addition, a new M-PHYTX differential mode of acquisition enables multi-lane M-PHY setups. This means that four lanes of an M-PHY transmitter can be connected simultaneously to four channels on an oscilloscope providing faster test set-up and shorter run times.
The Tektronix M-PHYTX test solution, along with Tektronix Visual Trigger and DPO-JET Jitter and Timing Analysis, enables engineers to quickly identify debug issues quickly across different test modes and combinations.  For receiver testing, Opt. M-PHYRX uses a highly optimized setup that significantly reduces equipment costs compared to alternatives that require at least three or more instruments with numerous connectors for conducting the stringent M-PHY Receiver tests. Tektronix also provides full protocol decode and analysis solution for M-PHY UniPro and LLI protocols.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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