Keysight Technologies N5990A Test Automation Software Platform

Keysight Technologies N5990A Test Automation Software Platform
Keysight Technologies
N5990A Test Automation Software Platform
Multi-Bus Stimulus/Response Test Software
Ideal for Digital High-Speed Interface Buses
Data Sheet
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Table of Contents
Introduction
3
Features and benefits
4
Computer Bus Applications - PCI Express
7
Computer Bus Applications - SATA
8
Computer Bus Applications - USB
9
Computer Bus Applications – Thunderbolt
10
Video Test Applications - HDMI
11
Video Test Applications – Mobile High Definition Link (MHL)13
Video Test Applications - DisplayPort
14
Mobile Device Interface Test Applications – MIPI D-PHY and C-PHY
15
Mobile Device Interface Test Applications – MIPI M-PHY
18
Mobile Device Interface Test Applications – MIPI M-PHY UFS Compliance and
Macro Options
20
Consumer Electronics and Memory Applications – SD Ultra High Speed (UHS)
21
System Requirements
23
Measurement Requirements
24
Configuration Example
25
Ordering Information
26
Related Literature
27
Introduction
N5990A takes test automation to the next level of
performance and convenience
–– Universal bus test solution, supports, MIPI® M-PHY® , HDMI, MHL,
DisplayPort, PCI Express ®, SATA, USB, SD UHS-II and Thunderbolt.
Other standards are under development. Support for MIPI® C-PHYSM and
D-PHYSM is available as M8085A.
–– Single and multi-lane device testing
–– Complements and enhances Infiniium 90000A DSO/DSA-Series,
90000 X-Series, V-Series and Z-Series series oscilloscope bus test
software applications
–– Fast system calibration
–– One button compliance tests
–– Characterization mode for in-depth testing
–– Supports real-time parameter changes of amplitude levels etc.
–– HTML and / or Microsoft Excel reports for easy post-processing
–– Optional interfaces to web and database servers
–– Optional user programming for legacy code integration (e.g. LabView,
VEE, C++) and custom test procedures
–– Complementary services
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Features and Benefits
Test Automation Software Platform
Cable Test
Software
(Opt. 1xx)
to Tx/Source Test
Software
(Opt. 2xx)
PCIe,SATA,USB,HDMI,DP
MHL,MIPI…(Opt. 1xx)
Test Sequencer
Link Equalization
Test Software
Protocol Test
Software
Database
PCI Express Add-in Card,
HDMI Sink, USB Tx,
semiconductors...
•
•
•
•
•
(Windows based)
Test Results
Remote Power
Management
IBerReader
(Opt. 005)
(Opt. 008)
Web Server
User Programming (Opt. 500)
• Create drivers for 3 party instruments
• Integrate legacy code, add procedures
• Create custom procedure groups
Keysight Instruments
Quantum Data Instruments
BERTs, Scopes, AWGs …
(Opt. 2xx)
980 Platform, 882EA
Frame Generator
Software (Opt. 3xx)
Customer PC
Verification data
Adjustment data
Process data
Enviromental data
…
HTML or Ms Excel
(Opt. 35x)
Platform
Options
Link Training Suite
Software (Opt. 3xx)
Customer DUTs
(Opt. 010)
GUI, Report Generation,
Remote Interface:
• Logging
• Component loader
• Base data structure
• …
(Opt. 5xx)
Debug Tools
Interfaces
High-speedRx/
Sink Test Software
Interfaces to Servers
(Opt. 001)
rd
3000 Series Protocol
Generator and Analyzer
• DUT results, Errors
• Data Analysis …
2100 Series Switch System
(contact BitifEye)
(contact BitifEye)
Supported Test Instruments
Figure 1. Software platform block diagram
Turn your test instruments into a
solution
An efficient test strategy is a proven
competitive advantage. The Keysight
Technologies, Inc. N5990A test automation software platform is a key element of
winning strategies.
By combining the performance of your
instruments with the convenience of your
PC, the N5990A provides unprecedented
test integration, high throughput and
ease-of-use for a wide range of stimulus
and response systems. It is this level of
control that turns a collection of instruments into a generic test solution.
Fast and reliable testing
Receiver tests
The comprehensive N5990A software
platform increases testing speed, reduces
test costs and ensures greater thoroughness than manual electrical testing. Using
PCI Express as an example, it is suitable
for testing devices such as transmitters,
receivers and bridges, network adapters,
DSP, TV and data acquisition cards,
whether you are evaluating production
ready prototypes or development boards
or chipsets.
The N5990A’s receiver test options
provide dedicated receiver and sink
compliance tests for popular and
emerging digital buses. The libraries
ideally complement Keysight’s portfolio
of transmitter and source test software
applications for computer buses such
as PCI Express (N5393D) or video
buses like HDMI (N5399D). Apart from
the fast reassurance of the compliance
mode, the characterization mode
offers in-depth analysis.
Proven reference solution
The N5990A has proven its compliance
testing abilities at many interoperability workshops (“plug fests”) since its
introduction in January 2006. As a result,
N5990A is recommended e.g. in the HDMI
CTS and the USB MOI. From the beginning, N5990A delivered what competitive
products are just starting to explore.
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Features and Benefits
Integrated, generic solution
Standardize your tests
Maximum throughput
The N5990A supports a broad portfolio of
Keysight instruments, such as the M8020A
J-BERT high performance BERT, Arbitrary
Waveform Generators such as the M8195A
or M8190A and Infiniium oscilloscopes (see
Figure 2). It also allows efficient control of
jitter sources like function, or high-quality
signal generators.
The automation platform makes it simple
to test multiple buses. The same user
interface applies to buses as different as
HDMI, PCI Express, MIPI M-PHY or
SD-UHS-II. This translates to significant
productivity gains. More time is gained
by the common HTML or Excel format
for reporting results (see Figure 3), and
common data structures for advanced
data management using data bases.
The N5990A’s software architecture is
based on C# code in the Microsoft .NET
framework. In conjunction with on-the-fly
amplitude and jitter control supported by
many Keysight instruments, this ensures
fast interaction, calibration and test
execution for best throughput. As an
example, for USB Rx Test arbitrarily
specified jitter tolerance curves can be
measured in a fraction of the time needed
with competitive solutions.
You can select the hardware performance
you need to test your specific DUT, single
or multi-lane. The N5990A’s software layers seamlessly complement the instrument
software, providing a common, generic
test environment.
Complementary
Products
Keysight Products BitifEye Products
Services
Support
Training
Customizations
…
Accessories
Generic
Options
IBerReader
N5990A-005
Power Mgmt
N5990A-008
Upgrades
N5990A-01x
User Progr.,
N5990A-500
Legacy Code: C++, C#, LabView/VEE, Python, …
N5990A-500
HDMI
BIT-…-0450
CTS
Test Automation &
Debug Software
Connectors
and Cable
Protocol,
Debug
Protocol
N5990A-350
HDMI
N5990A-250
Source
Sink
HEAC
N5990A-351
HDMI
N5990A-151
Test Sequencer (N5990A-010)
incl. GUI, Report Generation, Remote Interface
Test
Sequencer
Debugging,
CTS Test
(manual)
BitifEye 2100 Series Switch System Support
BIT-2001-0002-0
Digital Test
Instruments
AWGs
New Products
Infiniium
Oscilloscope
Protocol
Testers
Sink & Source Test
Figure 2. Test platform elements for digital stimulus/response test, example HDMI
Pulse
Function
Gen.
ENA with
opt. TDR
Switch
System
Automation Option Cable Tests
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Features and Benefits
User programming
The test platform is flexible and open. This
means you can integrate your own C# code
or program your own test sequences with
the user programming option.
You can also easily integrate software
dynamic link libraries (dlls) implemented
in graphical environments such as
LabView or VEE (contact Keysight).
Strong partnership for flexibility
and support
The N5990A test software platform is
developed by BitifEye Digital Test Solutions.
This partner company complements the
Keysight instruments with software, accessories incl. switching and services. Keysight
guarantees worldwide service and support
of the test platform. To meet specific needs,
BitifEye offers customization services (see
www.bitifeye.com).
Figure 3. User interface and results display
Test selection
The test automation software platform
lets you select tests from an intuitive tree
structure with multiple levels of detail.
A key element of the platform is the test
sequencer. This lets you select the tests
which you want to run, for example for in
depth product characterization and the
number of repetitions (loops).
Test results
The test automation software platform
provides test results in HTML or Microsoft
Excel format. When you measure parameter
curves, it delivers both the curves (see
Figure 4) and a data table. The N5990A
displays and updates all the results on-line.
After stopping or pausing the sequencer,
you can access any result for analysis at
your convenience.
Compliance and characterization
modes
In compliance mode, you run individual
tests as specified by the applicable standards. In characterization mode, experienced users have access to test properties
such as frequency range, frequency step
width and limits (see Figure 5). This makes
it easy to perform margin tests.
Figure 4. Jitter tolerance test results
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Computer Bus Applications - PCI Express
Compliance test and
characterization
Options 101 and 201 simplify PCI Express
receiver and transmitter characterization
as well as compliance testing. The PCI
Express receiver tests (N5990A Option 101)
fully support Keysight’s M8020A J-BERT.
PCI Express 3.0 and 4.0 can be tested with
the build in LTSSM for convenient Link
Training. For the test coverage see Table 1.
Receiver jitter tolerance tests
complement transmitter tests
Option 101 provides the important
jitter tolerance test. In the test station
setup shown in Figure 6, J-BERT’s built-in
jitter generator is used to insert the
jitter components which are required by
the compliance tests. Transmitter test
are conducted with a suitable Infiniium
oscilloscope and application (N5393D). The
oscilloscope is also used for the calibration
of the test setup. The N5393D software is
integrated into the N5990A test automation
and enhanced with Option 201. This lets
you select test parameters conveniently
on the PC controller. A consolidated test
report is provided, comprising receiver
and transmitter test results. The controller
PC can be used to display and analyze
oscilloscope data too, so that productivity
is further increased.
Figure 5. Test selection details (characterization mode)
Link training suite
The PCI Express Link Training Suite
(N5990A Option 301) offers an easy and
quick set up of the PCI Express loopback
training sequences as well as the signal
parameters. It is ideal for debugging and
troubleshooting. The generated sequences
can be imported in the test automation.
Figure 6. PCI Express test station
Table 1. PCI Express test coverage
Test number
Test name
2.1
Add-in Card Transmitter Signal Quality
2.2
Add-in Card Transmitter Preset Test for 8.0 GT/s
2.3
Add-in Card Transmitter Initial TX EQ Test for 8.0 GT/S
2.4
Add-in Card Transmitter Link Equalization Response Test for 8.0 GT/S
2.5
System Board Transmitter Signal Quality
2.6
System Board Transmitter Preset Test for 8.0 GT/s
2.7
System Board Transmitter Link Equalization Response Test for 8.0 GT/S
2.8
Add-in Card Receiver Jitter Tolerance Test
2.9
System Receiver Jitter Tolerance Test
Multi lane testing
2.10
Add-in Card Receiver Link Equalization Test for 8.0 GT/s
For multi-lane testing, the N5990A supports
the 2100 Series switch system from BitifEye.
2.11
System Receiver Link Equalization Test for 8.0 GT/s
Link equalization tests
The PCI Express Link Equalization Tests
(N5990A Option 501) with the J-BERT
M8020A use interactive link training. The
tests verify the proper transmitter and
receiver link equalization negotiation
capabilities of an add-in card or a host
system.
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Computer Bus Applications - SATA
Test the standard with the
standard
Over the years, serial ATA (serial advanced
technology attachment or SATA) became
the de-facto standard for connecting hard
drives into computer systems. By design,
SATA is less susceptible to crosstalk and
EMI than the preceding parallel implementation. Testing it to the standard defined
by the SATA-IO (www.serialata.org) to
guarantee compatibility and interoperability however is still mandatory and actually
vital to vendors.
Convenient, automated RX tests
System calibration
The N5990A test automation software
platform provides rapid testing and fully
controls the test setup, covering all of the
RSG compliance tests (Figure 9).
This initial step is mandatory for reliable
measurements. It used to be slow and
inconvenient in the past. N5990A’s
automated calibration provides a new
user experience. Stress your device with
precisely calibrated jitter! The oscilloscope
is used for the calibration of the receiver
test subsystem.
The coverage of the receiver tests N5990A
Option 103 is given in Table 2. The crucial
receiver jitter tests are provided for
devices and hosts in both the pure compliance and the advanced expert mode. For
device characterization, complementary
tests are available in expert mode.
Interface to oscilloscope
transmitter tests
6G Receiver Jitter Tol
SATA 6.0 GBit/s i Device UTD 1.4
1500
1350
1200
1050
Total jitter900
[mUI]
750
600
Max passed jitter
Jitter capability test setup
450
Min spec
300
150
0
1
10
The full range of the Keysight N5411B
oscilloscope SATA electrical performance
measurements, such as general specifications and transmitted signal requirements,
is available for PC-controlled test through
the interface Option N5990A-203. See
the N5411B data sheet for the long list of
supported measurements.
Link training suite
The default loopback training sequences
can be adjusted to a particular DUT’s
needs with the SATA Link Training Suite
N5990A Opt. 303. The sequences which
it generates can be sent directly to the
J-BERT for quick, manual testing and
they can be imported in the N5990A test
automation, too.
100
Sinusoidal Jitter Frequency [MHz]
Figure 7. Excel results
Figure 8. SATA Link Training Suite
Figure 9. Automated SATA test station
Table 2. SATA receiver test coverage (host and device DUTs)
Test requirement
Test name
Compliance mode
Expert mode
RSG-01
RSG-02
Gen1 (1.5 Gb/s) receiver jitter tolerance test
●
●
Gen2 (3 Gb/s) receiver jitter tolerance test
●
●
RSG-03
Gen3 (6 Gb/s) receiver jitter tolerance test
●
RSG-05
Asynchronous receiver stress test
●
RSG-06
Asynchronous receiver stress test with SSC
●
Receiver differential sensitivity
●
Receiver jitter tolerance
●
Receiver constant parameter stress test
●
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Computer Bus Applications - USB
SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen2 and
Type C are gaining ground
With USB 2.0, the Universal Serial Bus
interface became indispensable in PC
peripherals such as printers, mice or
webcams and consumer electronic
products such as digital cameras. USB
2.0 operated at 480 MBit/s. With USB
3.0, also known as SuperSpeed USB and
USB 3.1 Gen 2, data rates are increased
up to 10 Gb/s! This tremendous increase
enables new applications such as the fast
data transfer from external computer hard
drives. A reliable implementation however
requires thorough testing.
USB receiver tests
A test station is shown exemplarily in Figure 12. It comprises a J-BERT M8020A,
the USB test fixtures and the test
software. For error counting, the J-BERT
SER/FER analysis capability removes
the SKP OS filler symbols from the data
stream. For debugging purposes, the USB
Link Training Suite (Opt. 302) allows to
modify the loopback training sequences
and to change test signal parameters on
the fly. For USB 3.0 and 3.1 LTSSM Link
Training is also supported in Option 102.
Figure 12. USB 3.1 Super Speed Plus test station
Cable tests
USB 3.1 and Type-C cable tests can be
conducted with a Keysight E5071C ENA
with opt. TDR. Cable test automation
software is available from BitifEye. It
provides fully automated testing of all
lanes of a USB cable, using a remotely
controlled BitifEye 2100 Series switch
system (see Figure 13).
USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1, Gen 2 and
Type-C test coverage from the
start
The proven N5990A test automation
software provided USB 3.0 and USB 3.1
test coverage from the beginning. This
was achieved by actively cooperating with
key technology drivers and supporting
industry events such as interoperability
tests. N5990A comprises receiver tests for
USB 2.0 devices and USB 3.0/3.1 hosts and
devices. The crucial jitter tolerance test is
supported as well as other critical tests,
see Table 3.
Complementing USB
transmitter tests
The N5990A Option 102 receiver tests
are complemented by the Infiniium
oscilloscope transmitter compliance test
software applications N5416A (USB 2.0)
and U7243B (USB 3.1). The transmitter
test software is fully integrated into the
test software automation platform by
N5990A Option 202.
Figure 11. USB Link Training Suite
Figure 13. USB 3.1 Type C cable test station with
E5071C ENA/TDR and BitifEye 2100 Switch System
Table 3. USB receiver test coverage (host and device DUTs)
Standard
version
Test
Test name
requirement
Compliance Expert
mode
mode
USB 2.0
EL_11
Receiver data rate
●
●
EL_13
Receiver jitter tolerance
●
●
EL_15
Receiver common mode voltage
●
●
EL_16
Receiver squelch detection
●
●
EL_17
Receiver squelch suppression
●
●
EL_18
Receiver min. sync field
●
●
TD_1.2
LFPS receiver test
●
●
TD_1.8
Receiver jitter tolerance at 5GT/s
●
●
TD_1.9
Receiver jitter tolerance at 5GT/s (Type-C)
●
●
TD_1.10
Receiver jitter tolerance at 10 GT/s
●
●
USB 3.1
Figure 10. N5990A USB 3.1 Super Speed Plus
test selection
Receiver constant parameter stress test
●
Receiver jitter tolerance characterization
●
Receiver sensitivity test
●
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Computer Bus Applications – Thunderbolt
Key Features
The USB-C that does it all
Thunderbolt™ 3 brings Thunderbolt to the
USB Type-C (commonly known as USB-C)
connector at speeds up to 40 Gbps,
creating one compact port that does it
all – delivering the fastest, most versatile
connection to any dock, display, or data
device. For the first time, one computer
port connects to Thunderbolt™ devices,
every display, and all USB devices. It’s
intended for new uses, such as 4K video,
single-cable docks with charging, external
graphics, and built-in 10 GbE networking.
–– Thunderbolt, USB, DisplayPort, and power on USB-C
Receiver testing in its most
convenient form
–– Power (based on USB power delivery)
–– Up to 100 W system charging
–– 15 W to bus-powered devices
As with all other computer bus applications the N5990A option 104 works with
the M8020A J-BERT with the same look
and feel. This boosts productivity. The test
automation software covers all the tests
given in Table 4 for pure compliance tests.
For device characterization, complementary tests are available in expert mode.
Test results can be saved either in HTML
or Excel format.
–– Thunderbolt Networking
–– 10 Gb Ethernet connection between computers
–– USB-C connector and cables (small, reversible)
–– 40 Gbps Thunderbolt3 – double the speed of Thunderbolt2
–– Bi-directional, dual-protocol (PCI Express and DisplayPort)
–– 4 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3
–– 8 lanes of DisplayPort 1.2 (HBR2 and MST)
–– supports two 4K displays (4096 x 2160 30 bpp @ 60 Hz)
–– USB 3.1 (10 Gbps) – compatible with existing USB devices and cables
–– DisplayPort 1.2 – compatible with existing DisplayPort displays, devices, and cables
–– Connect DVI, HDMI, and VGA displays via adapters
–– Daisy chaining (up to six devices)
–– Lowest latency for PCI Express audio
Interface to oscilloscope
transmitter tests
Figure 14. N5990A Thunderbolt Test Tree
The full range of the Keysight N6470A
Thunderbolt 3 Transmitter Compliance
Test Software for Infiniium Oscilloscopes
is available for PC-controlled test through
the interface option N5990A-204.
Figure 15. Thunderbolt Test Station
Table 4. Thunderbolt Test Coverage
Test Description
Ports
Lanes
test points
data rates
SJ frequencies
A
B
0
1
TP2
TP3EQ
10.3125Gbps
20.625Gbps
1MHz
2MHz
10MHz
50MHz
100MHz
Receiver Test for 10.3125 Gb/s
at TP2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Receiver Test for 10.3125 Gb/s
at TP3EQ
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Receiver Test for 20.625 Gb/s
at TP2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Receiver Test for 20.625 Gb/s
at TP3EQ
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Video Test Applications - HDMI
Go beyond the instruments
Cable tests
By combining the performance of Keysight
instruments with the flexibility of a PC,
N5990A provides unprecedented test
integration, minimum calibration time
and maximum test throughput as well as
ease-of-use for HDMI test. It is this level of
control and performance which leapfrogs
competitive solutions.
HDMI cable tests can be conducted with a
Keysight E5071C ENA with opt. TDR. HDMI
cable test automation software is available
from BitifEye. It provides fully automated
testing of all lanes of a HDMI cable, using
a remotely controlled BitifEye 2100 Series
switch system.
Fast and reliable HDMI testing
The comprehensive N5990A automation
software platform increases testing
speed, reduces test cost and ensures
greater thoroughness than manual HDMI
compliance testing and characterization.
Competitive, stand-alone software
applications are often outperformed.
Integrated sink and source
TMDS and protocol, EDID, CEC
and HDCP and HEAC tests
For the sink test setups with M8190A or
M8195A Arbitrary Waveform Generators
(AWG) select opt. 151, N5990A option
250 provides the interface to source test
with Infiniium oscilloscopes. Option 350
enables protocol, EDID, CEC and HDCP
test with the Quantum Data 980 Advanced
Test Platforms and 882EA Video Test
Instrument. HEAC tests with the 81150A
generator are supported by opt. 351.
The N5990A Test Automation Software for
HDMI tests provides the industry’s broadest test coverage. The consolidated test
report boosts productivity tremendously.
Figure 17. M8195A Sink and Source test set up
Figure 16. TMDS, protocol, EDID, CEC and HDCP tests
Table 5. HDMI sink test coverage with M8190A or M8195A
CTS 1.4b Test ID
Test name
CTS 2.0 Test ID
Test name
8-5
8-6
8-7
8-15
8-16
8-19
8-20
8-21
8-22
8-23
8-24
8-25
8-29
8-30
8-31
TMDS min. differential sensitivity
TMDS intra-pair skew
TMDS jitter tolerance
Character synchronization
Acceptance of all valid packet types 1
Pixel encoding
Video format timing
Audio Clock Regeneration 2
Audio Sample packet jitter
Audio Formats 2
Interoperability with DVI
Deep color 3
3D video format timing 1
4K x 2K video format timing
AVI info frame extended colorimetry
HF2-1
HF2-2
HF2-3
HF2-6
HF2-7
HF2-8
HF2-23
HF2-24
HF2-25
HF2-36
HF2-37
HF2-38
Min/Max differential swing tolerance
Intra-pair skew
Jitter tolerance
Video timing 2160p 24-bit
Video timing 2160p deep color
Video timing 2160p 3D
Pixel decoding YCbCr 4:2:0
Pixel decoding YCbCr 4:2:0 deep color
Video timing 21:9 (64:27)
Video timing non-2160p 24-bit
Video timing non-2160p 24-bit deep color
Video timing non-2160p 24-bit 3D
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Video Test Applications – HDMI (continued)
HEC and ARC (HEAC)
The HDMI Ethernet Channel (HEC) and
Audio Return Channel (ARC) are new,
optional features, introduced with HDMI
1.4. Two lines of the HDMI connector are
used to establish a Full-Duplex 100BaseTx Ethernet connection as well as a digital
IEC60958-1 compliant audio return
channel from a sink to a source device.
HEC and ARC are also known as HEAC.
HEAC tests are supported by the 81150A
Pulse Function Arbitrary Noise Generator.
With the use of two 81150A generators
audio and Ethernet signals can be generated simultaneously. The HEAC tests are
supported by the N5990A software with
opt. 351. The coverage is given in Table
6. The complementary „HEACphy“ test
software for semiautomatic debugging
and trouble-shooting (Figure 18) is available from BitifEye as BIT-2010-0004-0.
HDMI EDID, CEC, HDCP and
protocol, audio, video tests
These tests are covered by the N5990A
opt. 350 for Quantum Data 980 Advanced
Test Platforms and 882EA Video Test
Instruments. This product complements
the electrical source and sink tests (see
table 7). The vast majority of HDMI 1.4b
and 2.0 protocol tests is supported,
including the Source and Sink TMDS
Protocol 6G Scrambling tests. It addresses
the need for efficient and consistent
certification processes in Compliance Test
Labs and Authorized Test Centers.
This solution also facilitates thorough product verification and margin analysis where
repetitive measurements are required for parameters such as timing and voltage. Some
HDMI 1.4b protocol tests are also supported by the N5998A protocol generator and
analyser and the Quantum Data 882EA. For details contact Keysight.
Table 6. N5990A opt. 351 HEAC test coverage
5-10
Sink
IEC 60958-1 Stream Verification Test
5-15
Source
IEC 60958-1 Stream Verification Test
5-16
Sink and Source
Differential Signal Receiver Performance Test
5-17
Source
Common Mode Signal Receiver Performance Test
5-18
Source
Single Mode Signal Receiver Performance Test
5-19
Source
Common Mode Operating DC Voltage Test
5-20
Source
Single Mode Operating DC Voltage
Table 7. N5990A opt. 351 HEAC test coverage
HDMI 1.4b Tests covered by Quantum Data 980
Sink - EDID / E-DDC
8-1,8-2,8-3
Sink Protocol
8-16
Sink Video
8-17, 8-18, 8-19, 8-20
Sink Audio
8-21, 8-23
Sink Advanced Features
8-25, 8-31
Source Protocol
7-16, 7-17, 7-18, 7-19
Source Video
7-21, 7-22, 7-23, 7-24, 7-25, 7-26, 7-27
Source Audio
7-28, 7-29, 7-30, 7-31, 7-32
Source Interoperability with DVI
7-33, 7-33a
Source Advanced Features
7-34, 7-35, 7-36, 7-37, 7-38, 7-39, 7-40
DDC
DDC1-1, DDC1-2
HDMI 2.0 Tests covered by Quantum Data 980
Sink TMDS Protocol
HF2-9, HF2-5
Sink Pixel Decoding
HF2-23, HF2-24
Sink Video Timing
HF2-6, HF2-7, HF2-8, HF2-25
Sink EDID
HF2-10, HF2-31, HF2-32, HF2-35, HF2-26,
HF2-39, HF2-41, HF2-53
Sink E-DDC Protocol
HF2-12, HF2-16, HF2-34, HF2-44, HF2-50
Sink Audio Decoding and Rendering Tests
HF2-30
High Dynamic Range (HDR)
HF2,54
Source TMDS Protocol 6G and Scrambling
HF1-10, HF1-11, HF1-12, HF1-13, HF1-21,
HF1-22
Source Video Timing – 6G
HF1-14, HF1-15, HF1-16, HF1-24, HF1-25,
HF1-26,
HF1-33, HF1-34, HF1-35
Source AVI InfoFrame and GCP
HF1-18, HF1-28, HF1-51, HF1-52
Source Audio Encoding High Bit Rate (HBR) Audio Test
HF1-43
HF1-43Source HDR InfoFrame Test
HF1-53
HDMI 1.4b Tests covered by Quantum Data 882EA
Figure 18. Complementary BitifEye HEACphy test
software
HDCP Sink
2C-01, 2C-02, 2C-03, 2C-04
HDCP Source
1A-01, 1A-02, 1A-03, 1A-04, 1A-05,
1A-06, 1A-07, 1A-08, 1A-09, 1B-01,
1B-02, 1B-03, 1B-04, 1B-05, 1B-06
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Video Test Applications – Mobile High Definition Link (MHL)
Mobile High-Definition Link
The Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
interface addresses the emerging use
model of streaming HDMI content from a
mobile device to displays. MHL specifies
a HD video and digital audio interface
designed for connecting mobile phones
and portable devices to HDTVs and other
home entertainment products. MHL uses
the established Micro USB and HDMI connectors and features a single cable with
a 5-pin interface. It supports 1080p HD
video and digital audio and simultaneously
provides power to the mobile device. MHL
also supports remote control.
MHL test requirements
The 3 differential data lanes used for the
HDMI colors are multiplexed onto the single
differential MHL TMDS data lane. The clock
is added as a common mode signal to the
data lane signal. The receiver then needs to
have both, differential and common mode
detection circuits. In addition, MHL uses a
single-wire Control
Bus (eCBUS) for configuration and status
exchange between the source and the
sink. The eCBUS provides high-level
control functions between all of the various
audiovisual products in a user’s environment. Finally, MHL comprises a dedicated
VBUS for power distribution.
New customers: contact Keysight for more
information.
The complementary MHL Frame Generator
software BIT-2070-0000-0 is available
from BitifEye. This software is optimized
for debugging and trouble-shooting.
The receiver test coverage is given in Table 8.
MHL test solution
The Keysight N6460B MHL source compliance test software performs the full
physical layer compliance suite for MHL
data transmitters with a suitable Infiniium
Series Oscilloscope. Full, automated
physical layer compliance testing for
MHL receivers and dongles is provided
by N5990A Option 153 for
the M8190A 12 GSa/s
or M8195A Arbitrary
Waveform Generator
(Figure 19).
Figure 19. MHL RX Test set up with M8190A
Table 8. MHL Receiver test coverage
Legacy MHL
CTS test ID no
4.1.1.1
5.1.1.1
4.1.1.2 / 5.1.1.2
4.1.1.3 / 5.1.1.3
4.1.1.4 / 5.1.1.4
4.1.1.8 / 5.1.1.9
7.2.1.16
7.2.1.17
DUT type
Sink
Dongle
Sink / Dongle
Sink / Dongle
Sink / Dongle
Sink / Dongle
Cable
Cable
Test name
Input Signal DC Voltage Level Tolerance
Input Signal Single-Ended Voltage Level Tolerance
Input Min&Max Swing Voltages Tolerance
Intra-Pair Skew Tolerance
Jitter Tolerance in Normal Mode
Jitter Tolerance in PackedPixel Mode
Minimum Clock Swing Test
Cable Eye Diagram Test
MHL 3
CTS test ID no
3.7.2.32
3.7.2.33
3.7.2.36
4.7.2.1
4.7.2.3 / 5.7.2.5
4.7.2.5
4.7.2.6 / 5.7.2.9
4.7.2.7 / 5.7.2.10
4.7.2.10 / 5.7.2.13
5.7.2.1
5.7.2.2
5.7.2.7
5.7.2.8
DUT type
Source
Source
Source
Sink
Sink / Dongle
Sink
Sink / Dongle
Sink / Dongle
Sink / Dongle
Dongle
Dongle
Dongle
Dongle
Test name
Input DC Voltage Tolerance of eCBUS-S BWD Data
Single-Ended Input Swing Tolerance of eCBUS-S BWD Data
Jitter Tolerance of eCBUS-S BWD Data
Input DC Voltage Tolerance of Differential TMDS Data
Differential Input Swing Tolerance of Differential TMDS Data
Input DC Voltage Tolerance of Single-Ended MHL Clk and eCBUS-S FWD Data
Single-Ended Input Swing Voltage Tolerance of Single-Ended MHL Clk and eCBUS-S FWD Data
Differential Intra-Pair Skew Tolerance of Differential TMDS Data
Jitter Tolerance of Single-Ended MHL Clk, eCBUS-S FWD Data and Differential TMDS Data
Single-Ended High Level Input Voltage Tolerance of Differential TMDS Data
Single-Ended Low Level Input Voltage Tolerance of Differential TMDS Data
Single-Ended High Level Input Voltage Tolerance of Single-Ended MHL Clk and eCBUS-S FWD Data
Single-Ended Low Level Input Voltage Tolerance of Single-Ended MHL Clk and eCBUS-S FWD Data
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Video Test Applications - DisplayPort
DisplayPort, one connection,
infinite ways to connect
DisplayPort defines a high-bandwidth
interface for connecting laptop or
personal computers with display monitors
or high-definition consumer electronic
devices. VESA, an organization comprised
of leading companies in the highdefinition digital display industry drives
the development of this interface.
Meet the test requirements
As part of its standards compliance, VESA
has established a comprehensive compliance test program for DisplayPort that
includes product certification at independent third-party test houses, for physical
layer and link layer compliance testing.
Physical layer test is comprised of source,
sink and cable (media) tests detailed in
the DisplayPort CTS (compliance test
specification). The Keysight test products
and methodologies are approved as MOI
(method of implementation) by VESA.
Automated tests
As with all other supported computer
bus or video standard tests, the N5990A
software platform provides fast, calibrated, automated receiver testing.
The receiver tests N5990A Option 155
(Figure 20) require DUT register access.
They complement the Infiniium oscilloscope transmitter compliance test
software U7232D. This software is fully
integrated into the N5990A with Option
255. The CTS 1.2 test coverage is given in
Table 9.
Figure 20. N5990A DisplayPort receiver jitter tolerance test
Supported hardware
The standard DisplayPort receiver test
setup is given in Figure 21. It is based
on the J-BERT M8020A, test fixtures, a
DisplayPort AUX channel controller and
an ISI generator (these accessories are
available from BitifEye) and an external
PC running N5990A. A suitable Infiniium
oscilloscope is used for the transmitter
tests and the calibration of the receiver
test subsystem. All DisplayPort data lanes
can be tested one after the other without
the need of user interaction in combination
with an optional BitifEye 2100 Series
switch.
Table 9. DisplayPort receiver test coverage
Receiver test name
RBR, HBR, HBR3 jitter tolerance tests
HBR and HBR3 zero-length jitter tolerance tests
Jitter tolerance characterization
Datarate deviation tests
Sensitivity tests
Variable parameter test (user-selectable swing,
SJ and RJ)
Figure 21. Receiver test station
Add-on options for Type-C and
eDP - Be Ready for the future
VESA has decided to support DisplayPort
on the USB Type-C connector. Option 157
includes the necessary receiver compliance tests. The embedded DisplayPort
(eDP receiver tests) are available as opt.
156 for tablets, notebooks and "Allin-one"- PCs. Options 156 and/or 157
require opt. 155.
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Mobile Device Interface Test Applications – MIPI D-PHY and C-PHY
MIPI, the mobile standard
MIPI D-PHY and C-PHY Editors
Supported hardware
The Mobile Industry Processor Interface
(MIPI) Alliance is an open membership
organization that includes leading companies in the mobile industry that share
the objective of defining and promoting
open specifications for interfaces in mobile
terminals. MIPI specifications establish
standards for hardware and software
interfaces between the processors and
peripherals typically found in mobile
terminal systems such as cell phones. MIPI
D-PHY currently operates at up to 4.5
Gb/s per lane, while with MIPI C-PHY 5.75
Gb/s per lane can be accomplished. The
data rate may increase in the future.
The MIPI frame generator (Figure 22)
allows conducting semi-automatic tests,
e.g. for debugging. It supports calibrations
provided by the M8085A CTS software
plug-in and control of the receiver test
hardware, including real-time parameter
changes.
The standard MIPI receiver test setup
is shown in Figure 23 for the M8190A
configuration. In a MIPI D-PHY test
environment it is recommended to use
the BitifEye´s Dynamic Sequencing
Generator and Analyzer (DSGA) for
creation of low power signals. Contact
BitifEye for details.
The source tests are conducted with a
suitable Infiniium oscilloscope. This is
used for the calibration of the receiver
test subsystem, too.
Meet the test requirements
As part of its standards compliance, the
MIPI Alliance has established a comprehensive compliance test program for both
MIPI C-PHY and MIPI D-PHY that includes
product certification at independent
third-party test houses for physical layer
and link layer compliance testing. Physical
layer test is comprised of receiver and
transmitter tests. The M8085A Calibration, Conformance and Characterization
Procedures software plug-in creates the
standard conformant test signals.
Figure 22. MIPI D-PHY Editor
Automated tests
Like for all other supported interface bus
standard tests, the N5990A test
sequencer (option 010) in conjunction with
the M8085A software plug-ins provides
fast, calibrated, automated testing by using the M8190A or M8195A hardware. The
test reports are available as either HTML
or MS Excel reports. The list of C-PHY and
D-PHY receiver tests is given in M8085A
MIPI Receiver Test Solutions data sheet
(5992-1106EN).
The test automation software provides
compliance tests and device
Figure 23. Receiver test station
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Table 10. MIPI C-PHY and MIPI D-PHY Test Coverage
List of tests C-PHY provided by options CTA and CNA
GROUP 1: LP-RX VOLTAGE AND TIMING REQUIREMENTS
Test 2.1.1
LP-RX Logic 1 Input Voltage (VIH)
Test 2.1.2
LP-RX Logic 0 Input Voltage, Non-ULP State (VIL)
Test 2.1.3
LP-RX Input Hysteresis (VHYST)
Test 2.1.4
LP-RX Minimum Pulse Width Response (TMIN-RX)
Test 2.1.5
LP-RX Input Pulse Rejection (eSPIKE)
GROUP 2: LP-RX BEHAVIORAL REQUIREMENTS
Test 2.2.1
LP-RX Initialization period (TINIT)
Test 2.2.2
ULPS Exit: LP-RX TWAKEUP Timer Value
Test 2.2.3
LP-RX Invalid/Aborted Escape Mode Entry
Test 2.2.4
LP-RX Invalid/Aborted Escape Mode Command
Test 2.2.5
LP-RX Escape Mode, Ignoring of Post-Trigger-Command Extra Bits
Test 2.2.6
LP-RX Escape Mode Unsupported/Unassigned Commands
GROUP 3: HS-RX VOLTAGE AND JIT TER TOLERANCE REQUIREMENTS
Test 2.3.1
HS-RX Amplitude Tolerance (VCPRX(DC), VIHHS, VILHS)
Test 2.3.2
HS-RX Differential Input High/Low Thresholds (VIDTH, VIDTL)
Test 2.3.3
HS-RX Jitter Tolerance
GROUP 4: HS-RX TIMER REQUIREMENTS
Test 2.4.1
HS-RX T3-TERM-EN Duration
Test 2.4.2
HS-RX T3-PREPARE Tolerance
Test 2.4.3
HS-RX T3-PREBEGIN Tolerance
Test 2.4.4
HS-RX T3-PROGSEQ Tolerance
Test 2.4.5
HS-RX T3-POST Tolerance
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List of tests D-PHY options DTA and DNA
GROUP 1: LP-RX VOLTAGE AND TIMING REQUIREMENTS
Test 2.1.1
LP-RX Logic 1 Input Voltage (VIH)
Test 2.1.2
LP-RX Logic 0 Input Voltage, Non-ULP State (VIL)
Test 2.1.3
LP-RX Logic 0 Input Voltage, ULP State (VIL-ULPS)
Test 2.1.4
LP-RX Input Hysteresis (VHYST)
Test 2.1.5
LP-RX Minimum Pulse Width Response (TMIN-RX)
Test 2.1.6
LP-RX Input Pulse Rejection (eSPIKE)
Test 2.1.7
LP-RX Interference Tolerance (VINT and fINT)
Test 2.1.8
LP-CD Logic Contention Thresholds (VIHCD and VILCD)
GROUP 2: LP-RX BEHAVIORAL REQUIREMENTS
Test 2.2.1
LP-RX Initialization period (TINIT)
Test 2.2.2
ULPS Exit: LP-RX TWAKEUP Timer Value
Test 2.2.3
Clock Lane LP-RX Invalid/Aborted ULPS Entry
Test 2.2.4
Data Lane LP-RX Invalid/Aborted Escape Mode Entry
Test 2.2.5
Data Lane LP-RX Invalid/Aborted Escape Mode Command
Test 2.2.6
Data Lane LP-RX Escape Mode Invalid Exit (INFORMATIVE)
Test 2.2.7
Data Lane LP-RX Escape Mode, Ignoring of Post-Trigger-Command Extra Bits
Test 2.2.8
Data Lane LP-RX Escape Mode Unsupported/Unassigned Commands
GROUP 3: HS-RX VOLTAGE AND SETUP/HOLD REQUIREMENTS
Test 2.3.1
HS-RX Common Mode Voltage Tolerance (VCMRX(DC))
Test 2.3.2
HS-RX Differential Input High Threshold (VIDTH)
Test 2.3.3
HS-RX Differential Input Low Threshold (VIDTL)
Test 2.3.4
HS-RX Single-Ended Input High Voltage (VIHHS)
Test 2.3.5
HS-RX Single-Ended Input Low Voltage (VILHS)
Test 2.3.6
HS-RX Common-Mode Interference 50MHz - 450MHz (ΔVCMRX(LF))
Test 2.3.7
HS-RX Common-Mode Interference Beyond 450MHz (ΔVCMRX(HF))
Test 2.3.8
HS-RX Setup/Hold and Jitter Tolerance
GROUP 4: HS-RX TIMER REQUIREMENTS
Test 2.4.1
Data Lane HS-RX TD-TERM-EN Value
Test 2.4.2
Data Lane HS-RX THS-PREPARE + THS-ZERO Tolerance
Test 2.4.3
Data Lane HS-RX THS-SETTLE Value
Test 2.4.4
Data Lane HS-RX THS-TRAIL Tolerance
Test 2.4.5
Data Lane HS-RX THS-SKIP Value
Test 2.4.6
Clock Lane HS-RX TCLK-TERM-EN Value
Test 2.4.7
Clock Lane HS-RX TCLK-PREPARE + TCLK-ZERO Tolerance
Test 2.4.8
Clock Lane HS-RX TCLK-SETTLE Value
Test 2.4.9
Clock Lane HS-RX TCLK-TRAIL Tolerance
Test 2.4.10
Clock Lane HS-RX TCLK-MISS Value
Test 2.4.11
Clock Lane HS-RX TCLK-PRE and TCLK-POST Tolerance
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Mobile Device Interface Test Applications – MIPI M-PHY
The All-Rounder PHY
The MIPI Alliance is focused on mobile devices, ranging from smartphones to wirelessenabled tablets and netbooks. The distinctive requirements of mobile terminals are driving the development of MIPI Specifications, and hence the numbers of mobile terminals
are growing rapidly. The increased functionality in each of these devices leads to an
exponential growth of the data rates between peripherals. The wide-scale adoption of
modern telecommunication standards such as LTE and upcoming 5G standard continues
to increase the data rates in mobile devices significantly. High-resolution cameras in
mobile devices, even with 3D technology, match displays with increased resolution and
bigger size. MIPI M-PHY is an asynchronous system with the clock embedded in the data
stream. Compared to D-PHY, it saves power and cost.
MIPI M-PHY test requirements and supported hardware
M-PHY data rates are defined up to 6 Gbps for future applications. The MIPI M-PHY
receiver test requirements, especially the error detection, depend on the protocol, which
is implemented on the physical layer. Supported protocols are Dig RF v4, Unipro, LLI and
SSIC. CSI-3, DSI-2 and UFS can be implemented on top of Unipro. Depending on the
specific protocol, bit errors can be detected by either a protocol analyzer, by internal
loopback to a BERT analyzer, or by accessing internal error registers. For details, contact
Keysight.
Figure 24. Receiver test station
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Table 11. MIPI M-PHY Receiver test coverage
HS Tests
Test 2.1.1
HS-RX Differential Input Voltage Amplitude
Test 2.1.2
HS-RX Accumulated Differential Input Voltage Tolerance
Test 2.1.3
HS-RX Common-Mode Input Voltage Tolerance
Test 2.1.4
HS-RX Differential Termination Enable Time (T TERM-ON-HS-RX)
Test 2.1.5
HS-RX Differential Termination Disable Time (T TERM-ON-HS-RX)
Test 2.1.6
HS-RX Lane-to-Lane Skew
Test 2.1.7
Receiver Jitter Tolerance
Test 2.1.8a
HS-RX Frequency Offset Tolerance (fOFFSET-RX) during HS-Burst
Test 2.1.8b
HS-RX Frequency Offset Tolerance (fOFFSET-RX) during HS-Continuous Mode
Test 2.1.9
HS-RX Prepare Length Verification
Test 2.1.10
HS-RX Sync Length Verification
Jitter Sensitivity
Low Frequency Jitter Sensitivity
SYS Burst Tests
Test 2.3.1
SYS-RX Differential Input Voltage Amplitudes
Test 2.3.3
SYS-RX Common Mode Input Voltage Tolerance
Test 2.3.4
SYS-RX Differential Termination Enable Time (T TERM-ON-SYS-RX)
Test 2.3.5
SYS-RX Differential Termination Disable Time (T TERM-OFF-SYS-RX)
Squelch Tests
Test 2.4.3
SQ-RX Squelch Exit Voltage
Test 2.4.4
SQ-RX Squelch Exit Time (T_SQ)
Test 2.4.5
SQ-RX Squelch Noise Pulse Width (T_PULSE-SQ)
Test 2.4.6
SQ-RX Squelch Noise Pulse Spacing (T_SPACE-SQ)
PWM Tests
Test 2.2.1
PWM-RX Differential DC Input Voltage Amplitude
Test 2.2.2
PWM-RX Accumulated Differential Input Voltage Tolerance
Test 2.2.3
PWM-RX Common-Mode Input Voltage Tolerance
Test 2.2.4
PWM-RX Differential Termination Enable Time (T TERM-ON-PWM-RX)
Test 2.2.5
PWM-RX Differential Termination Disable Time (T TERM-ON-PWM-RX)
Test 2.2.6
PWM-RX Lane-to-Lane Skew
Test 2.2.7a
PWM-RX Receive Bit Duration Tolerance (TOLPWM-RX)
Test 2.2.7b
PWM-RX Receive Bit Duration Tolerance, During LINE-READ (TOLPWM—G1-RX)
Test 2.2.8
PWM-RX Receive Ratio, PWM-G1 and Above (kPWM-RX)
Interference Tests
Test 2.4.7
SQ-RX Squelch RF Interference Tolerance (V_INT-SQ, f_INT-SQ)
Common Mode Interference
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Mobile Device Interface Test Applications – MIPI M-PHY UFS Compliance and
Macro Options
UFS / UniPro compliance test
matrix
Protocol-specific macros
A macro is a single statement which, when
passed to the Frame Generator (FG),
has the FG execute multiple commands
sequentially. The macros thus offer
customer convenience by increasing effectiveness and avoiding errors. Protocolspecific macros are currently available for
Unipro, LLI, SSIC and DigRF v4 Apart from
the protocol-specific macros, generic
macros are available. They offer basic,
protocol-independent functionality, e.g.
the HSStart macro. Option 368 contains
protocol-specific macros for LLI, SSIC and
DigRF v4.
The UniPro protocol provides a transport
layer for applications using the M-PHY
interface. Currently it is primarily used
by UFS storage devices within the mobile
phones or tablets. For the emerging
Universal Flash Storage (UFS) standard
the UFS / UniPro Compliance Test Matrix
(CTM) opt. 167 allows to perform the
required receiver tests to obtain the UFS
logo.
Test Set Up
M-PHY supports two types of low speed
modes. Type 1 systems use the PWM
signaling with embedded clock. Type 2
systems use the clock synchronous SYS
signaling. Data rates in the PWM mode
depend on the gears supported. UFS
devices are Type 1 so they use PWM.
Only Gear 1 is mandatory. For generation
and decoding of PWM signals the use of
BitifEye´s Dynamic Sequencing Generaand
Analyzer (DSGA) is recommended in
combination with a BIT-2100 switch
system and the M8020A (see Figure 26).
This combination provides a unique testing
capability. For details, contact BitifEye.
Figure 25. UniPro Test Tree example with one Gear
Debugging capabilities
The complementary MIPI M-PHY Frame
Generator software runs with all supported configurations. It is available as
opt. 366. This Software is optimized for
debugging and troubleshooting.
The new Unipro Error Counter and Test
Script Wizard (N5990A-367) is an add-on
to the MIPI M-PHY Frame Generator. It
provides the ability to receive and decode
the DUT responses either with a M8020A
ED or a BitifEye DSGA. It also contains the
new “Test Sequence Generator” and an
additional test to verify that the Frame and
Error Counters are working.
Figure 26. MIPI UFS Test Station with DSGA
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Consumer Electronics and Memory Applications – SD Ultra High Speed (UHS)
SD, the most common memory
card
Secure Digital (SD) is a memory card
used extensively in portable devices, such
as mobile phones, digital cameras, GPS
navigation devices, handheld consoles,
and tablet computers. It is a family of
solid-state storage media.
The Secure Digital standard is maintained
by the SD Association (SDA). The Secure
Digital format includes four card families
available in three different form factors.
The four families are the original Standard-Capacity (SDSC), the High-Capacity
(SDHC), the eXtended-Capacity (SDXC),
and the SDIO, which combines input/
output functions with data storage. The
three form factors are the original size, the
mini size, and the micro size. Electrically
passive adapters allow a smaller card to fit
and function in a device built for a larger
card.
Figure 27. Receiver test station
User selection and DUT
configuration
In the configuration dialog the user selects
between compliance and expert mode.
The latter provides access to all relevant
test parameters for advanced tasks such
as debugging, validation, characterization
and margin test.
Supported hardware
The SD UHS-II receiver tests (N5990A
Opt. 120) enables full automated SD UHSII receiver tests including compliance test,
product characterization and debugging
for bus speeds up to 312MB/s for the
Keysight J-BERT M8020A. The SD UHS-II
transmitter tests can be conducted standalone with a suitable Keysight Infiniium
oscilloscope with the N6461A (UHS-II)
software and a Keysight N6461A SD UHSII card compliance test application, with
the test software automaplatform BIT2081-0220-0 from BitifEye. Differential
SMA Probe Head for InfiniiMax probes are
required with opt. 220. The oscilloscope
is also needed for the SD UHS-II receiver
test for calibration of the SD UHS Signal
Generator prior to the receiver tests.
Figure 28. Rc Precompliance Test
Table 12. UHS-II receiver test coverage (host and device DUTs)
Test Name
Compliance
Mode
Expert Mode
D0/D1 Differential voltage and common mode voltage
x
x
D0/D1 Jitter tolerance vs. Jitter frequency pre compliance
x
x
D0/D1 Jitter tolerance vs. Jitter frequency compliance
x
x
RCLK TJ tolerance
x
x
Shall exit EIDL for device
x
x
Shall not exit EIDL for device
x
x
Constant parameter stress test
x
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Instrument Compatibility
The following instruments are supported for the applications indicated.
Table 13. Instrument Compatibility
Recommended
Remark
instrument
PCI
SATA
USB
HDMI
MHL
Express
TMDS
Signal
Generator
Display-
MIPI
MIPI
MIPI
SD
Port
C-PHY
D-PHY
M-PHY
UHS-II
Thunderbolt
x
x
x
x
x
HEAC
Arbitrary
Waveform
Generator
Generator (Contact Keysight for configuration)
J-BERT M8020A
M8041A, 8.5
or 16 Gb/s,
integrated jitter
generation and
de-emphasis
x
x
x
x
M8190A Arbitrary
Waveform Generator
12 GSa/s, two
channels
x
x
x
x
M8195A Arbitrary
Waveform Generator
16 GSa/s, two
channels
x
x
x
x
81150A
120 MHz pulse/
pattern
generation with
variable rise/fall
time
x
Error detector / Error counter
J-BERT M8020A
M8041A, 8.5 or
16 Gb/s, BER,
SER and FER
measurement,
filler symbol
filtering, CTLE
Transmitter / Source Tests
Oscilloscope2,3,4
Standard
x
x
x
N5393D
N5411B
U7243B
N5399C
N6460B
U7232D
U7250A
U7238C
U7249C
N6461A
N6470A
PCIe
SATA
USB
HDMI
MHL
DP
C-PHY
D-PHY
M-PHY
SD
Thunderbolt
UHS-II
Infiniium Z-Series
required min
bandwith in Gb/s
8.12
8.12
13.16
13
Infiniium V-Series
required min
bandwith in Gb/s
8.12
8.12
13.16
13
Infiniium 90000 X-series
required min
bandwith in Gb/s
8.12
8.12
13.16
13
8.13
8
13
6
6.12
13
6
6.12
13
6
6.12
6,12,20
6
25
25
6,12,20
6
1. Oscilloscope required for the calibration of the receiver test system, for other oscilloscope models, contact Keysight
2. N5990A supports Keysight Infiniium oscilloscopes through the electrical performance specification applications, transmitter tests and compliance software applications shown to the right
with 4 channels. Additional oscilloscope options may be required.
3. Oscilloscope FW version 5.70 or higher required
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System Requirements
Minimum system requirements for the Keysight N5990A
Software requirements
–– Windows 7, English version
–– Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0
–– Keysight IO Libraries Suite 16.2 or higher
–– Recommended: Microsoft Office Excel 2003 or higher, English version
PC hardware requirements and recommendations
–– 4GB RAM or higher recommended
–– Super VGA (800 x 600) display or higher resolution monitor with 256 colors or more
–– PC keyboard and 2-button mouse with spinning wheel
–– Required connectivity options for instrumentation, depending on configuration
–– LAN
–– GPIB or Keysight 82357B USB/GPIB interface
Note:
Microsoft Excel is not included in the N5990A. It must be furnished by the customer, e.g., as part of Microsoft ® Office
Software option requirements for Keysight Infiniium Z-Series,
Infiniium V-Series and Infiniium 90000 oscilloscopes
Keysight DSA 90K oscilloscopes recommended: EZJIT Plus, and Serial Data Analysis already included in DSA package
Table 14. Oscilloscope Software Option Requirements
ValiFrame Test Station
EZJIT Plus
N5400A
PCI-Express
Serial Data
Analysis
E2688A
Infiniium Serial
Data Equalization
N5461B
required
SATA
required
required
USB
required
required
Oscilloscope Transmitter Test Application
N5393D - for transmitter tests
required
for uHost
N5411B - for transmitter tests
N5416B - for USB 2.0 transmitter tests
U7243B - for USB 3.0/3.1 transmitter tests
Thunderbolt
N6470A - for Thunderbolt 3
HDMI
required
N5399D - always required
HEAC
N5399D - always required
MHL
DisplayPort
Infiniisim
N5465B
required
N6460B - always required
required
required
MIPI D-PHY
required
required
U7238C - for transmitter tests
MIPI M-PHY
required
required
U7249C - for transmitter tests
SD UHS-II
required
required
N6461A - for transmitter tests
MIPI C-PHY
required
U7232D - for transmitter tests
U7250A - for transmitter tests
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Measurement Requirements
Computer Bus Test
Video Bus Test
Video Bus Test
PCI Express
HDMI, MHL
C-PHY and D-PHY
To run the N5990A PCI Express receiver
tests (Option 101), the DUT must support
loopback mode. A CBB or CLB might be
required to connect to the DUT.
www.keysight.com/find/pci-express
Depending on the test (sink or source) and
configuration M8190A or M8195A, accessories such as cable emulators, TPAs (test
point access assemblies), transition time
converters or bias tee kits are required.
For details, contact Keysight.
www.keysight.com/find/HDMI
For fully automated receiver testing and
frame error rate counting, access to the
receiver registers is required. The N5990A
supports both the PPI (PHY protocol
interface) as well as an interface to
customized register access tools.
SATA
The N5990A RSG/Rcvr tests require the
far end retimed loopback mode (BIST-L).
For the full equipment list, refer to the latest Keysight “method of implementation”
(MOI) www.sata-io.org or
www.keysight.com/find/sata
USB
For BER measurements, the DUT shall
support loopback. For automated testing
the test automation software fully
integrates the N4903B and M8020A JBERT’s SER/FER analysis. For debugging
purposes, reading out a DUT’s internal
error is supported, too.
www.keysight.com/find/USB
Thunderbolt
To run the N5990A Thunderbolt receiver
tests (Option 120) completely it is required
to also purchase TenLira and TCL scripts.
For the full equipment list, refer to the
latest Keysight “method of implementation” (MOI) on www.keysight.com
For HEAC tests the HEAC test board
81150AU-EHD is required.
DisplayPort
A W2641B test point access adaptor
is required. For automated receiver
jitter tolerance testing a suitable
DisplayPort AUX channel controller is
mandatory and the DUT must support
the register access indicated in CTS
1.2b, chapter 4. For the calibration of the
receiver test setup, a receptacle fixture is
needed: (1) BIT-1050-0000-0; receptacle
test fixture kit (for Rx tests) or 1 x BIT1050-0001-0 cable test kit, see
www.bitifeye.com.
For the full list of accessories, contact
Keysight.
www.keysight.com/find/DisplayPort
Memory Bus Test
SD UHS-II
An elegant way to put the DUT into TX
test mode, is to use the J-BERT to activate
the”Build In Self Test (BIST)”.
Contact Keysight for more details.
MIPI M-PHY
For fully automated receiver testing and
error rate counting, access to the receiver
registers is required. For details and for
the full list of accessories, contact
Keysight.
www.keysight.com/find/MIPI
UniPro and UFS
To test MIPI M-PHY in the UniPro Mode, a
PWM signal is required to set the DUT into
Testmode. To be able to acquire the full
test automation set up, the J-BERT and
the Scope require a DSGA and a Switch
System.
www.bitifeye.com/products/hardware/
dsga/
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Configuration Example
Table 15. N5990A example configuration for PCI Express testing - configurations for other applications in correspondence to this example
PCI Express
Application
Mandatory
Recommended
Receiver Test
N5990A-010
N5990A-005
N5990A-101
N5990A-008
Transmitter Test
N5990A-201
N5393D/E
E2688A
Legancy Code Integration,
User Programming
Link Training and Debugging
N5990A-301
Link EQ Tests (Rx and Tx)
N5990A-501
Communication and interaction with e.g. C, C++
C#, Visual Basic, VEE or LabView code
Configure as above for the individual bus
User programming
Templates for custom calibration and test procedures and for
instrument drivers
N5990A-500
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Ordering Information
To meet your requirements, please select the models and options for your application from the following table.
Table 16. Ordering information
Model number
Description
N5990A-010
Test Automation Software, GUI, Report Generation, Remote Interface, 1 yr S/W Maintenance
N5990A-001
Data Base and Web Browser Interface
N5990A-003
Multi-lane (> 2) Support
High-speed receiver/sink test libraries
N5990A-101
PCI Express Receiver Tests
N5990A-102
USB Receiver Tests
N5990A-103
Serial ATA RSG Tests
N5990A-104
Thunderbolt Receiver Tests
N5990A-120
SD UHS-II Receiver Tests
N5990A-151
HDMI Sink Tests
N5990A-153
MHL Receiver Tests
N5990A-155
DisplayPort Receiver Tests
N5990A-156
eDP Receiver Tests Add-On
N5990A-157
DisplayPort Type-C and Alt Mode Receiver Tests Add-On
N5990A-165
MIPI M-PHY Receiver Tests
Interfaces to high-speed transmitter/source tests (on Infiniium oscilloscopes)
N5990A-201
Interface to PCI Express Tx Test Software
N5990A-202
Interface to Oscilloscope USB Tx Text Software
N5990A-203
Interface to Oscilloscope Serial ATA Tx Test Software
N5990A-250
Interface to HDMI Source Test Software
N5990A-252
Interface to MHL Source Compliance Test Software
N5990A-255
Interface to DisplayPort Tx Test Software
N5990A-260
Interface to MIPI D-PHY Tx Test Software
N5990A-265
Interface to MIPI M-PHY Tx Test Software
Link training, low speed electrical and protocol tests
N5590A-301
PCI Express 3.0 Link Training Suite
N5990A-302
USB 3.0/3.1 Link Training Suite
N5990A-303
SATA Link Training Suite
N5990A-350
HDMI EDID, CEC, HDCP and P/ A/ V/ Tests
N5990A-351
HDMI HEAC tests
N5990A-366
MIPI M-PHY Frame Generator
N5990A-500
User Programming (API Including C-Sharp Templates), Additional Developer License
N5990A-501
PCIe® Link Equalization Tests
Upgrades
N5990A-011
Upgrade to current PCI Express test specification standard and Test Instrument Support
N5990A-012
Upgrade to current USB compliance test specification standard and Test Instrument Support
N5990A-013
Upgrade to current SATA Unified Test Document standard and Test Instrument Support
N5990A-014
Upgrade to current HDMI compliance test specification standard and Test Instrument Support
N5990A-015
Upgrade to current DisplayPort compliance test specification standard and Test Instrument Support
N5990A-017
Upgrade to current MHL Compliance Test Suite standard and Test Instrument Support
N5990A-019
Upgrade to current SD UHS-II Test Specification Standard and Test Instrument Support
N5990A-020
Upgrade to current Thunderbolt Test Specification Standard and Test Instrument Support
27 | Keysight | N5990A Test Automation Software Platform - Data Sheet
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29 | Keysight | N5990A Test Automation Software Platform - Data Sheet
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