C Series

Yes. The following block diagram shows a typical CFP transceiver test setup.
Yes, with parallel transmitter channels that can be programmed to generate independent low-speed data, receiver channels that can receive high-speed data, various clock resources, and general-purpose reset signals, the SV1C can be used to test a serializer without requiring any external equipment. Please refer to our solutions pages for further information.
Yes, similar to the serializer example, the SV1C can be used for de-serializer test without requiring external equipment.
Yes, with parallel transmitter channels that can be programmed to generate independent low-speed data, receiver channels that can receive high-speed data, various clock resources, and general-purpose reset signals, the SV1C can be used to test a serializer without requiring any external equipment.
Yes, each receiver lane in a C Series Personalized SerDes Tester has its own clock recovery that is individually programmed. You do not have to purchase a separate piece of equipment only for that.
Yes, the data rate programming resolution of the C Series Personalized SerDes Testers is much finer than 100 ppm.
Yes, each C Series Personalized SerDes Tester contains multi-resolution synthesis technology that allows it to synchronize to or generate fractional frequency ratios. Please refer to the Documentation section of this website for further details or contact us to learn more!
Yes, any C Series Personalized SerDes Tester can synchronize itself to an external reference clock with any frequency from 10 MHz to 250 MHz. Simply program the reference frequency into the Introspect ESP Software, and the Introspect tester will synchronize itself to this reference.

Yes, this is possible across any number of lanes (depending on user selection). The loopback capability of the SV1C is truly flexible and includes:

– Retiming of data for the purpose of decoupling DUT receiver performance from DUT transmitter performance
– Latency alignment during loopback
– Arbitrary jitter or skew injection on loopback data

There are two common loopback configurations that can be used with the SV1C. In the first configuration, a single DUT’s transmitter and receiver channels are connected together through the SV1C. In the second configuration, arbitrary pattern testing can be performed on an end-to-end communications link. The SV1C is used to pass data through from a traffic generator (such as an end-point on a real system board) to the DUT while stressing the DUT receiver with jitter or skew.

The SV1C contains deep pattern memory that is programmable on an individual basis with respect to lanes and with respect to receivers and transmitters. That is, each transmitter and each receiver can have its own pattern definition.

Like user patterns, each transmitter and each receiver can be driven by a pattern sequencer program. And, the instrument can store/cache multiple sequencer programs at any given time.

D Series

It is an intelligent, protocol-aware signal-integrity test instrument that can reside directly on your application board. We believe in enabling our customers to be as innovative as they can be in creating measurement paradigms that improve their own productivity.

Controlling where the test instrument resides allows you great flexibility in defining and architecting your instrumentation solutions.

Yes, the carrier board reference design is part of an entire design guideline package that is provided to you.

All D Series products require only one DC input power supply. We have designed it this way so that you do not have to worry about power supply sequencing or the design of complicated power-on logic.

A D Series module is a mezzanine card that has small-footprint connectors that mate to sockets on your carrier board. As such, your carrier board simply needs to have the landing pattern required by the D Series connectors in addition to two or more mounting holes. All power, ground, control, and high-speed interface signals are routed through these simple connector footprints.

The SV1D, SV2D, and SV3D modules contain all the signal integrity features that you expect from a high-end instrument, but in a form factor that fits on an application board. In short, any one of these modules can perform eye diagram measurement, jitter measurement, analog waveform capture, jitter injection, and more. In order to get these measurements, you can control the device using SPI, or you can connect it to Introspect ESP Software.

Yes, a prime application for direct-attach endpoints is production testing. For guaranteeing production quality, you need a true at-speed test capability in order to ensure error-free communication. The endpoint allows you to perform this test with ease, and it also offers debug and failure analysis capability in case you do catch that defective part.

Introspect ESP Software

Yes, Introspect ESP software was designed from the ground up with “embedded testing” in mind. Thus, its architecture is very flexible and relies on multiple layers of seamless communication. The result: an amazing user experience, whether you are executing tests on a SerDes tester such as SV1C, a transceiver endpoint such as SV1D, or in complete embedded form. The software can even be used to control other vendor instruments.
Yes, the software offers built-in GP-IB control capability. You can create your own Component classes based on this utility in order to instantiate external equipment from other vendors.
The software also has built-in component classes to control bench equipment such as oscilloscopes and manipulator systems such as chip handlers.

The software has been developed with production testing in mind, and it includes various features that cater to both the operator and the test engineer. For the test engineer, the software allows full access and debug capability, so the engineer can achieve his/her test program development with ease. It also includes a complete suite of report-generation features, whether in HTML format or in other formats.

Once the test engineer is finished with development, the test program can automatically and instantaneously be “hardened” for operator use. Features such as “Test As Component” and “Data Record” enable this mode without requiring any additional code to be written.

Please refer to the Documentation section of this web site or contact us using the form below for further information.

A shmoo is a multi-dimensional visualization tool that allows you to rapidly and effectively see trends in your data. The Introspect ESP Software contains automatic code generation wizards for shmoo plot generation, allowing you to analyze a multitude of variables over thousands of settings without having to write any code. Then, once you execute your Test Procedure, the viewer displays the multi-dimensional results data, performs automatic optimization analysis on it, and even gives you one-dimensional cross-section views of it.

PlotCreator is Introspect’s custom scientific graph and visualization tool. In addition to the typical default signal integrity viewers that come with the tool, PlotCreator allows you to visualize any kind of scientific analysis that you may have completed in the software. Like other components in Introspect ESP Software, this feature is so intuitive to use. Taking an example, try typing in the following code

t = arange(-100,100,0.1)
x=-3.5*cos(t)+10*cos(-0.35*t)
y =-3.5*sin(t)-10*sin(-0.35*t)
plotCreatorBasic1.run()

 

Yes, all measurement results are available in CSV format by default. Other data file formats are available as well.
Yes, please refer to the Documentation section of this web site, or contact us using the form below for further details.
Yes, please refer to the Documentation section of the web site or contact us for further details.
The current release of Introspect ESP Software supports Python 3.7+.
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