Video Tutorials by Introspect Technology

Created by Engineers. For Engineers.

We’ve created a series of tutorials designed to guide you in your Design and Test projects. Follow along as our engineers explain optimal setups for our award-winning instruments, the basic concepts for MIPI, connectors, probes, boards and wiring. Our objective is to reduce the time and money spent on getting your high-performance applications from design concept to final production.

Introspect ESP

Intro to Introspect ESP

This video provides a basic overview of Introspect ESP running on an Altera Stratix V Signal Integrity Kit. The video also presents the basic concepts of the tool and how, with no FPGA experience, you are able to bring up, measure, and optimize a SerDes link in minutes.

Performing Receiver Optimization Using Introspect ESP

Here, we show how easy it is to optimize receiver equalization parameters on a high-speed link. Introspect ESP includes pre-built functions for optimization so that you spend less time worrying and more time developing.

Dynamically Changing Parameters within an Introspect Test Procedure

The last time we checked, SerDes interfaces had thousands of parameter values to control and modify, and this number keeps increasing exponentially. In this video, we show how to modify transmit pre-emphasis in Introspect ESP, and how the combination of a clean user-experience and an ultra-capable scripting technology enable maximum productivity.

Introspect ESP Jitter Injection Demo

Jitter injection is a breeze to achieve with Introspect ESP. The following video illustrates this.

Introspect ESP Shmoo Demo

Back to the topic of optimization and the large volume of data that needs to be connected, here we illustrate how you can set up multi-dimensional sweeps within minutes. We recognize that the task of acquiring the data itself can be quite time-consuming, so we have worked hard to make sure that the task of developing the code is a breeze. The goal is to spend time acquiring the data and not fighting with programming intricacy.


Basic C-PHY Pattern Generation Using the Introspect SV3C

Basic concepts of the pattern generator component class and the data capture component class are described. A single command is all it takes to produce compliant C-PHY packet loops for receiver testing.

Performing Automated C-PHY Voltage Sweeps Using the SV3C

In this video, we show how easy and rapid it is to perform a complete common-mode voltage characterization of a 4-lane C-PHY link using the Introspect ESP Software and the SV3C Test System.

C-PHY Global Timing Parameter Control in the SV3C

In this video, we illustrate the ability of the SV3C to dynamically adjust C-PHY packet parameters on the fly. Such capability represents tremendous productivity enhancement during design validation as well as electrical validation of systems that incorporate C-PHY links.

Advanced Topics in C-PHY

More advanced testing is performed in this video. A non-repeating packet is programmed using the generator and then measured with the analyzer. True to Introspect’s tradition, a characterization loop is performed with autonomous pass-fail detection.


Introspect’s MIPI D-PHY Receiver CTS Application

Receiver conformance testing is a major activity due to the complexity of conventional hardware and software tools. Introspect has created a refreshingly simple platform for D-PHY Receiver CTS Testing, the platform consisting of the SV3C DPTX D-PHY Generator and the D-PHY CTS.

Controlling D-PHY Parameters Using the SV3C DPTX D-PHY Generator

The SV3C DPTX D-PHY Generator is capable of controlling voltage and timing parameters rapidly and efficiently using the Introspect ESP software.

Algorithmic Test Pattern Generation Using the SV3C DPTX D-PHY Generator

As the MIPI D-PHY link starts to find usage in non-mobile applications, a new need emerges for testing it under non-standard packet transmissions. In this demo, a simple custom pattern is generated algorithmically using the Introspect ESP software.

Overview of the CTS Colorbar Pattern for D-PHY Receiver Testing

The CTS colorbar pattern is introduced in this short video as a means for testing both analog parameters of the D-PHY receiver and digital parameters of the CSI-2 or DSI controller.

Creating Preview Images Using the SV3C DPTX D-PHY Generator

In many receiver test situations, it is often useful to get a preview of what is being transmitted by the test instrument. As far as protocol images are concerned, the Introspect ESP software is shown in this quick tutorial to generate preview video frames based on user input.

Understanding Line Time & Frame Rate Using the SV3C DPTX D-PHY Generator

The SV3C DPTX D-PHY Generator is used to illustrate the concepts of line time and frame rate. Highly simple GUI entries are shown to immediately impact these advanced protocol parameters.

Understanding Video Frames Using the SV3C DPTX D-PHY Generator

The SV3C DPTX is used to illustrate basic concepts of video frame generation. We show how parameters such as number of pixels directly translate into different signal properties when viewed on the D-PHY physical layer.

Video Frame Generation Using the SV3C DPTX MIPI D-PHY Generator

With a single click, generate fully compliant video frames according to MIPI CSI-2 and DSI specifications as well as any custom protocol.

SV3C D-PHY 1.2 Skew Injection

In this short demo, the SV3C D-PHY generator is used to inject arbitrary skews on individual lanes and in a playful manner. Skew injection is required for D-PHY 1.2 and next generation high-speed standards from MIPI

SV1C MIPI D-PHY Generator

Follow us as we demo the MIPI D-PHY automatic receiver test capability of the SV1C Personalized SerDes Tester. Through simple commands within the Introspect ESP Software, the instrument is able to adjust voltage levels, clock to data skew, and waveform shapes and amplitudes.

SV1D MIPI D-PHY Interoperability

Just like the SV3C for bench applications, the SV1D plug-in test module is a production-proven D-PHY tester capable of both PHY level operations and protocol level operations. In this detailed demonstration, a commercial D-PHY receiver is effortlessly interoperated with the SV1D across multiple D-PHY lanes.

MIPI CSI-2 Data Transmissions

Live demo of how the Introspect generator is used to emulate camera modules for high performance imaging applications.