Montréal, Canada, February 3, 2015 — Introspect Technology, a MIPI Alliance Contributor Member and maker of innovative products that address the entire multi-Gbps test and measurement instrument experience, has announced that it has received top honors at the 20th Anniversary DesignCon Best in Design & Test Awards Ceremony in Santa Clara, California. Introspect’s SV3C CPRX 4-Lane MIPI C-PHY Analyzer has won the Best in Design & Test Award in the category of Signal Integrity and High-Speed Test.
The DesignCon Awards recognize the best of the best in terms of engineering and new product advancements at the chip, board, or system level. “The winners of this year’s Best in Design & Test awards represent some of the most exciting technologies and methodologies available today,” said DesignCon Technical Program Director Janine Love.
The SV3C CPRX 4-Lane C-PHY Analyzer is an ultra-compact solution for the design, verification, and electrical validation of high-speed components based on the emerging MIPI Alliance C-PHY specification. C-PHY is a new physical layer standard that allows for significant bandwidth improvements on constrained transmission channels such as those found inside mobile terminals. Based on innovative signaling and encoding technologies, C-PHY devices require an entirely new breed of test and measurement equipment, and Introspect’s SV3C CPRX 4-Lane C-PHY Analyzer represents the only tool in the industry capable of both analog signal capture and complete BER detection and protocol analysis. Unique to C-PHY technology is that signals emanating from transmitters are single-ended and multi-level in nature; yet receivers operate on differential signal pairs encoded in multiple phases. This means that symbol transmissions are not deterministic and are thus not easily visualized on conventional tools such as oscilloscopes or basic logic analyzers. The SV3C CPRX offers the only tool in the industry to automatically decode the symbol transmissions and display received packets in human-readable format. Coupled with Introspect’s C-PHY Generator offerings for receiver test, the SV3C CPRX has proven indispensable for first-time bring-up of early C-PHY test chips at leading adopters of the C-PHY standard.
“We are very grateful for our partners and the DesignCon community at large,” said Dr. Mohamed Hafed, Introspect Technology CEO. “This recognition reflects our company’s earnest commitment to addressing the most challenging industry test requirements for both development and production,” he followed.
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.
DesignCon, produced by UBM Tech, is the world’s premier conference for chip, board and systems design engineers in the high-speed communications and semiconductor communities. DesignCon, created by engineers for engineers, takes place annually in Silicon Valley and remains the largest gathering of chip, board and systems designers in the country. This four-day technical conference and expo combines technical paper sessions, tutorials, industry panels, product demos and exhibits from the industry’s leading experts and solutions providers. More information is available at: www.designcon.com/santaclara/.