SV3D Direct Attach SerDes Transceiver Endpoint

32 Lane, 14 Gbps Plugin-Module Enables Test on Any Load Board

Highly‐integrated tester that mounts directly on an application or test board without requiring cables. Featuring 32 independent receivers and transmitters, SV3D satisfies a growing need for  parallel, multi-site Gbps testing methodology at the lowest possible total cost.

Key Features

  • Data rates and lanes: 250 Mbps to 14 Gbps fully-continuous operating range on up to 32 independent Tx and Rx differential lanes.
  • Signal impairments: sinusoidal and random jitter, de‐emphasis, skew, and bit  slip.
  • DUT Tx measurements: eye diagram, EQ, analog waveform and jitter separation.
  • Easy of integration: direct attachment with standard, low-cost connectors. Single 12-V DC power supply with internal regulation. Internal clock synthesis and jitter cleaning.

Key Benefits

  • Multi-Site: with its small size and high lane count, the SV3D can test many parallel devices simultaneously.
  • Self Contained: an all‐in‐one system reduces board space and helps create a compact tester-on-board for characterization tasks or production test.
  • Automation: scripting capability is ideal for debug tasks, verification and full‐fledged production screening of devices and system boards.

Pattern Generator Functions

Feature
Description
Benefit
Pattern SourcesPre-built patterns, PRBS (5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 23, 31), custom user-defined pattern, nested pattern sequencersAllows for flexible stimulus generation (e.g. training sequences or compliance patterns)
Analog ControlsPolarity inversion, voltage swing, transmit pre-emphasis, duty cycle, bit-slipProvides deep receiver stress characterization with truly independent multi-variable analysis
Synthesis CapabilityMulti-source sinusoidal jitter injection, random jitter injection, de-emphasis generationAllows for compliance-based receiver testing with internally synthesized noise sources

BERT and Scope Functions

Feature
Description
Benefit
Error DetectorsBERT engines work with all types of patterns listed under Pattern Generator section; single-shot (up to 2^32 cycles) or continuous error counting modes; 32-bit error counters; automatic pattern alignmentOptimized architecture for production testing and data collection, ensuring rapid pattern alignment and error checking
Equalizer ControlPer lane continuous-time linear equalizers (16 dB); ability to measure closed eyesAllows for design exploration, de-embedding, and correlation with simulation
Clock RecoveryPer-pin analog, hardware clock recovery unit with optimized connection to sampling circuitryOffers a realistic test environment on any production ATE load board
Analysis CapabilityIdentify pattern; BERT measurement; BERT scan; eye diagram; analog waveform capture; jitter separation; transition & non-transition eyesRapid signal integrity analysis functions behind each transceiver channel

Environment and Control

Feature
Description
Benefit
Parallel Tester BusDedicated low-frequency control I/O pins for extended test program flexibilityAccess and set the DUT SerDes control registers or expand the SPI bus for multi-site testing
User InterfaceSPI command register space with full suite of capability. Compatible with Introspect ESP software for automatic SPI vector generationEnables full lab automation; provides a scalable, future-proof solution
ScriptingData logging; automatic report generationSuited for performing optimization sweeps