PV1 Active Probe

Versatile Solution for Multi-Gbps Signal Measurement and Analysis

The PV1 Active Probe is a signal measurement solution for high speed links and low-voltage, high bandwidth signals up to 2.5 Gbps. By having a completely non-proprietary instrument interface, it facilitates the attachment of a wide range of instruments to any given device under test while minimizing circuit loading and maintaining signal integrity.


Ideal for MIPI Interfaces

  • High bandwidth for leading edge CSI-2 and DSI-2 applications
  • Optimized for low-voltage applications with a range of -0.4V to +1.8V
  • Probe amplifier enclosed in a miniature body to allow for attachment in confined spaces
  • Female signal socket allows for extending reach through short solder-in leads


SMA Instrument Interface

  • Connects to Introspect testers
  • Connects to oscilloscopes
  • Connects to spectrum analyzers
  • Connects to protocol analyzers

Ideal for Analyzing Protocol Data

  • Attachment of multiple probes to a system board provides insight into the behavior of lane-distributed systems
  • This probing approach allows for live protocol decode within a system
  • Long-term CRC checking or frame rate calculations can reveal subtle system bugs

Ideal for Obtaining Detailed Signal Views

  • Active probe output exhibits high linearity and signal response fidelity
  • Signal waveforms can be stored on any oscilloscope for deep signal integrity analysis

Complete Solution

  • Gets power from an Introspect power supply
  • Up to 10 probes can be powered by a single supply
  • Compact, robust design provides linearly regulated voltage rails for all probes