This website uses cookies to implement certain functions. If you use this website you agree to our Privacy Policy.
News and Information about the Test of Electronics in Research & Design, Production, Maintenance, and Installation.  


Register to our newsletter
Every two weeks -
all news at a glance

Latest Test and Measurement News

First Electrical Test Solution for USB4

19 February 2020 – Teledyne LeCroy announced the QualiPHY USB4 Electrical Transmitter (Tx) and Receiver (Rx) Compliance Test Software (QPHY-USB4-TX-RX) for its LabMaster 10 Zi-A and WaveMaster/SDA 8 Zi-B oscilloscopes used in conjunction with Anritsu’s Signal Quality Analyzer-R (SQA-R) MP1900A BERT. This announcement follows Teledyne LeCroy’s shipment of the first (and only) USB4 Protocol Analyzer in September of 2019.

The USB Type-C connector is quickly becoming the PC industry’s standard for converged high-speed data, display (video) and power delivery. USB Type-C delivers data, video and power over the same connector, simplifying connections. USB4 through USB Type-C doubles the speed of USB 3.2 and is expected to see rapid adoption by PC, docking and USB peripheral makers.

The combination of Teledyne LeCroy’s QPHY-USB4-TX-RX software and oscilloscopes with an Anritsu SQA-R MP1900A BERT provides USB4 electrical validation and test engineers an integrated electrical test solution for automated compliance testing, ensuring faster time-to-market. Key features of Teledyne LeCroy’s USB4 electrical test solution include:

  • Automated Tx and Rx electrical tests outlined in the USB4 Router Assembly, USB4 Captive Device and Thunderbolt 3 Electrical Compliance Test Specifications – the first and only solution that provides this capability.
  • Multi-lane analysis capability, which performs acquisition, analysis and compliance tests on both Tx lanes simultaneously, greatly reducing compliance test time.

“The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) is pleased to see Teledyne LeCroy announce support for USB4 electrical testing,” said USB-IF President and COO Jeff Ravencraft. “An important contributor to the USB ecosystem, Teledyne LeCroy’s participation and support for USB4 electrical compliance testing will help our members deliver high-performing and reliable USB products to market.”

“Anritsu and Teledyne LeCroy share a common goal of providing engineers early availability of highly accurate and efficient test solutions required to verify their leading-edge designs. Our combined solution integrating the SQA-R MP1900A and Teledyne LeCroy oscilloscopes fills the market void for a complete USB4 electrical test system,” said Hiroyuki Takahashi, General Manager, Anritsu Corporation.

Pricing and Availability

QPHY-USB4-TX-RX will be available for LabMaster 10 Zi-A and WaveMaster/SDA 8 Zi-B oscilloscopes with bandwidths of 25 GHz or higher. QPHY-USB4-TX-RX will be priced at $9,995. Oscilloscope firmware and QualiPHY automated compliance test software releases supporting these new functions will be available in February 2020.

Related Articles:

Upcoming Events

PCIM 2020
Nuremberg (Germany)
postponed to 28 to 30 July
SMTconnect 2020
Nuremberg (Germany)
postponed to 28 to 30 July
ETS 2018
Virtual Conference only
25 May to 29 May

Social Media