Montréal, Canada, September 3, 2014 — Introspect Technology has delivered multiple 40 lane, 14 Gbps test systems to one of the world’s largest semiconductor Integrated Device Manufacturers (IDM). The miniature test systems are based on the powerful Introspect ESP Software and are ideal for SerDes physical-layer measurement, for the specification and validation of signal paths or active cables, and for system-level test.
By eliminating the need for unreliable GHz switch matrices, bulky rack-and-stack instrument chasses, and eliminating the arduous effort of integrating multiple disparate tools into a single operator software flow, the Introspect ESP based systems dramatically reduce test setup complexity and cost. Additionally, by allowing measurement on 40 transmit and receive electrical pairs, these test systems enable remarkable productivity enhancement throughout all stages of product development and test.
“The successful delivery of these test systems underscores our firm’s earnest commitment to delivering the most compact, most versatile systems for measurement, validation, and testing of high-speed digital links,” said Mohamed Hafed, Introspect Technology CEO. “Often dubbed the ‘smart phones of test and measurement’, our products usher in a new era of world-class equipment availability and ease of use to the high-speed digital product development market place, much like the smart phone ushered in a new era of availability and connectivity for computing” he elaborated.
The delivered Introspect ESP test systems feature
- independent and parallel bit error rate evaluation
- jitter measurement, eye diagram analysis
- digital communication signal analysis (oscilloscope analysis)
- per lane clock recovery
- per lane pre-emphasis and equalization
- flexible per-lane pattern generation
- fractional (non-integer) clock synchronization, and
- waveform generation across 40 lanes and at any data rate up to 14 Gbps.
They also feature both time-domain and frequency-domain analysis, thus representing a complete solution for new applications such as PCB path qualification or FPGA system transceiver interoperability verification and regression testing.
About Introspect Technology
Introspect Technology offers the most extensible measurement and optimization tools for high-speed digital product engineering teams worldwide. Our portable, software-defined instruments deliver unprecedented productivity enhancement throughout all stages of multi-GHz product development: from bring-up characterization, to system-level integration and optimization. Our mission is to enhance our customers’ competitiveness, product quality, and time-to-market.