Protocol Analysis with Oscilloscopes

Oscilloscopes can be used also for protocol analysis. Many oscilloscope suppliers offer suitable options for protocol analysis. Here is al list of all articles related to protocol analysis:


PCI Express 5.0 OCP NIC 3.0 Interposer

TLC PCIeInterposer27 June 2022 – Teledyne LeCroy announced availability of a PCI Express 5.0 Open Compute Project (OCP) Network Interface Card (NIC) 3.0 interposer that works in combination with Teledyne LeCroy’s Summit family of PCI Express 5.0 protocol analyzers. The new OCP interposer allows engineers to test product designs that incorporate OCP NIC 3.0 with PCIe 5.0, NVM Express (NVMe) or Compute Express Link (CXL) technologies. The PCIe 5.0 OCP interposer joins the list of CrossSync PHY enabled interposers, allowing users to debug enhanced power management and link training equalization through correlated and time aligned physical and protocol layer views.

Simplified System Integration Debugging with USB Type-C Test Coupon Fixtures

TLC USB C Connector07 June 2022 – Teledyne LeCroy announced USB Type-C High-speed and Sideband Test Coupon Fixtures that provide the industry’s first oscilloscope solution for high-speed probing and analysis of an active data link at the USB Type-C connector. Additional connection to a Teledyne LeCroy protocol analyzer provides complete debug capability of any USB Type-C link negotiation failure.

Verification and Debugging of CAN XL and other Automotive Protocols

Keysight CAN XL28 April 2022 - Keysight Technologies released the industry's first oscilloscope-based automotive protocol trigger/decode solution (D9010AUTP) covering CAN XL (Controller Area Network eXtra Long) that enables engineers to verify and debug low-speed automotive serial bus protocols and simplify the development and troubleshooting of systems including CAN/CAN FD (Flexible Data Rate) and CAN XL.

Validation Solution for PCIe 5.0 and 6.0

Keysight PCIeGen522 April 2022 - Keysight Technologies announced an end-to-end PCIe test solution for digital development and senior engineers that enable the simulation, pathfinding, characterization, validation and compliance testing of PCIe designs. The new PCIe test solution leverages the company's physical layer-system simulation; physical layer interconnect, transmitter (Tx) and receiver (Rx) test; and a new protocol layer test solution consisting of hardware and software products.

Industry-First PCI-Express 6.0 Test Solution

Tek DPO70000SX16 February 2022 - Tektronix introduced a PCI Express 6.0 compatible Base transmitter test solution just weeks after the PCI-SIG working group released PCI Express (PCIe) 6.0 Base specifications and validation requirements. PCIe 6.0 is an important and scalable standard for data-intensive markets such as data center, artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), and high-performance computing.

PCI Express 5.0 EDSFF Interposers for SSD Protocol Testing

TLC PCIe EDSFF05 January 2022 - Teledyne LeCroy announced PCI Express 5.0 EDSFF interposers for analysis of Enterprise & Datacenter Small Form Factor (EDSFF) E1.S, E1.L, E3.x type solid-state drives (SSDs) and devices. These EDSFF interposers work in combination with the Summit family of PCI Express 5.0 protocol analyzers to test product designs that utilizes the PCIe 5.0, NVM Express (NVMe) and Compute Express Link (CXL) protocol technologies with data rates up to 32 GT/s and link widths up to x16. The PCIe 5.0 EDSFF interposers include Teledyne LeCroy's CrossSync PHY technology, enabling users to debug enhanced power management and link training equalization, through correlated and time aligned physical and protocol layer views.

Protocol Analysis on PCI Express CEM Form Factor

TLC CrossSync02 December 2021 – Teledyne LeCroy announced the extension of their patented CrossSync PHY technology to support the PCI Express 5.0 Card Electromechanical (CEM) specification. This new CEM interposer (PE230UIA-X) joins the existing CrossSync PHY enabled M.2 form factor interposers (PE210UIA for PCIe 4.0 and the PE222UIA for PCIe 5.0), with more form factors in development to fill out the portfolio of cross-layer probing.

Test of Advanced Infotainment and Driver Assistance Systems

Keysight SerDes Oszi29 November 2021 - Keysight Technologies announced new automotive serializer/deserializer (SerDes) transmit and channel test applications, as well as an automotive adapter portfolio to verify mobile industry processor interface (MIPI) A-PHY and Automotive SerDes Alliance (ASA) standards. These solutions were developed in collaboration with Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation and Rosenberger.

I3C Serial Decoder for PicoScope Oscilloscopes

Pico I3C18 November 2021 - Pico Technology added another protocol to both PicoScope 6 (Stable) and PicoScope 7 (Early Access) implementations: MIPI I3C Basic specification waveforms can now be decoded, displayed and analyzed on any PicoScope with sufficient bandwidth and memory depth. I3C is a medium-speed control and data bus interface for connecting peripherals to an application processor in embedded systems and a range of mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and automotive applications.

Four new Protocol Decoders added

Pico 4Protocols05 November 2021 - Pico Technology announced the inclusion of four new protocol decoders / analyzers with PicoScope software. MIL-STD-1553, CAN J1939, Quadrature encoded and Parallel bus decoders are included with the latest PicoScope 6 software (6.14.54) for Windows, Linux and macOS operating systems. The same decoders have also been added to PicoScope 7, the next-generation PicoScope user interface. (PicoScope 7 Early Access program gives users access to the software during the ongoing development work.)

Analyze PCI Express across Physical and Protocol Layers

TLC Wavemaster08 March 2021 – Teledyne LeCroy introduced the CrossSync PHY interposers and software options, enabling the first-ever link between an oscilloscope and a protocol analyzer to allow engineers to get a complete picture when testing the PCI Express (PCIe) interface standard. When testing and debugging PCIe, engineers use protocol analyzers to view protocol messages between components over a relatively long period of time. Engineers also need to use oscilloscopes to measure PCIe electrical performance at the physical layer with a high degree of resolution.

USB4 Test Solutions to optimize Design Performance and ensure Standard Compliance

Keysight N7019A USB Fixture15 July 2020 - Keysight Technologies announced new USB4 solutions that maximize the performance of USB designs and ensure compliance with the USB standard to deliver accuracy and high signal fidelity. The solutions include transceiver and receiver test software, USB Type-C Active Link Fixture and protocol trigger and decode.

First Electrical Test Solution for USB4

TLC QPHY30 January 2020 – Teledyne LeCroy announceed 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.

Testing and Debugging of Automotive Ethernet

Pico BroadReach25 November 2019 - Pico Technology released a new BroadReach decoder/analyzer package that simplifies Automotive Ethernet integration testing and debugging. The package includes a novel non-intrusive Software Directional Coupler to separate up- and downstream traffic on full-duplex communication lines.

I3Cbus Trigger, Decode, Measure, Eye Diagram Solution

TLC waverunner9000 r15 October 2019 - The new I3C Trigger+Decode (TD) option for Teledyne LeCroy Oscilloscopes provides high performance triggers and transparent color-coded decode overlays, protocol tables, and search capabilities. The also new TDME option adds Measure/Graph (M) capability with automated measurement and graphing tools and Eye Diagram (E) capability for physical layer signal assessment and debug. Extract digital sensor data and plot it as a waveform. Easily correlate I3C traffic to other signals in mobile, handheld, and battery-powered embedded systems.

DALI Protocol Decoding and Analysis

Pico dali28 August 2019 - Pico Technology has added DALI decoding and analysis with the latest version of PicoScope 6 software. DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) provides two-way communications between lighting fixtures (“luminaires”), ballasts and controllers. A DALI controller can talk to individual LED drivers and ballasts, and those devices can in turn talk back to the controller to report light failures, energy consumption, ambient light conditions and so on.

Automotive Ethernet Test Solution for Tektronix Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes

Tek 5Series26 July 2019 -- Tektronix released two new software packages that greatly simplify Automotive Ethernet testing, debug and Protocol Decode for use with its 5 and 6 Series mixed signal oscilloscopes (MSO). Using the new Signal Separation software, automotive engineers can now perform Automotive Ethernet testing without disrupting the ECU system or cutting the Ethernet cable to install a directional coupler, while the PAM3 analysis package provides in-depth insight into signal characteristics at the system level.

Call for Beta Testers for Non-Intrusive PAM3 Automotive Ethernet Protocol Decoder

Pico PAM304 July 2019 - The increasing use of ECUs in vehicles, and advanced signal processing, is driving the need for high performance automotive networks. 100BASE-T1 / BroadR-Reach has emerged as the physical layer standard for automotive applications. It uses PAM3 signalling on a differential twisted pair to give good performance and noise immunity for a reasonable cost.

Comprehensive DDR5 Testing Solution

Keysight DDR506 February 2019 - Keysight Technologies announced the industry's first comprehensive double data rate (DDR) 5.0 test solution. Keysight's total solution approach to DDR5 testing includes a new receiver, transmitter, and protocol test solutions. This will enable the ability to perform all test requirements in the DDR5 design specification.

PCI Express 5.0 Physical-Layer Testing

TLC PCIe Test04 February 2019 – Teledyne LeCroy announced support for PCI Express 5.0 physical layer testing with an advantage in calibration and test completion time, expanding on what is already an extensive set of PCI Express test solutions.

Free CAN-FD Trigger and Decode Upgrade

Acute CAN news 20181120154222308128 November 2018 - Acute Technology Inc. offers a free CAN-FD trigger and decode upgrade for its TravelScope series DSO. The PC based Acute TS2212H and TS2212B oscilloscopes feature 2 channels with 200 MHz bandwidth and a sampling rate of 1 GS/s and include built-in frequency generator, DVM and digital frequency counter.

SPMI Protocol Decode Solution

Tek spmi decoding19 July 2018 - Tektronix introduced protocol decode, triggering and analysis support for the MIPI Alliance's System Power Management Interface (SPMI) for its 5 and 6 Series MSO mixed signal oscilloscopes. The new software option takes advantage of the leading-edge capabilities of these oscilloscopes including the touch-based setup and large 15.6-in HD display for showing multiple buses and low-noise power rail voltages.

Physical-Layer Test of PCI Express 4.0 Receivers and Transmitters

TLC 10Zi A02 February 2018 – Teledyne LeCroy announces the release of key elements of a PCI Express 4.0 (PCIe Gen4) test solution, integrating its LabMaster 10Zi-A oscilloscope with the Anritsu Signal Quality Analyzer (SQA) MP1900A BERT. The comprehensive system provides high-speed IC, device, and network engineers with one complete solution to conduct automated transmitter and receiver compliance tests, as well as link equalization verification.

Rohde & Schwarz expands again its Oscilloscope Portfolio

RS RTA400016 January 2018 - Rohde & Schwarz introduced the new oscilloscope series R&S RTM3000 and R&S RTA4000. Both series incorporate a proprietary 5 Gsample/s 10-bit ADC. The new R&S RTM3000 oscilloscope offers bandwidths of 100 MHz, 200 MHz, 350 MHz, 500 MHz and 1 GHz and include 40 Msample (80 Msample interleaved) per channel acquisition memory with an optional 400 Msample segmented acquisition memory. The new R&S RTA4000 oscilloscope offers bandwidths of 200 MHz, 350 MHz, 500 MHz and 1 GHz and include 100 Msample (200 Msample interleaved) per channel acquisition memory and standard 1 Gsample (1,000 Msample) segmented acquisition memory.

New Power Analysis and Serial Trigger/Decode Options

Tek CurrentHarmonics15 November 2017 – Tektronix released new options for the 5 Series MSO mixed signal oscilloscope including a power analysis solution, Automotive Ethernet testing solution, and serial trigger and decode solutions for the aerospace and automotive markets. These new solutions take full advantage of key 5 Series MSO innovations including up to 8 input channels, 12-bit resolution and its massive high-definition capacitive touch display and highly intuitive Direct Access user interface.

Modbus Decoder for troubleshooting PLC Applications

Pico Modbus11 July 2017 - Pico Technology has enhanced its PicoScope analysis capabilities with the addition of Modbus ASCII and Modbus RTU decoders. It is currently the only oscilloscope range capable of analyzing Modbus (RS-232/RS-485) signals, making it the perfect tool for troubleshooting industrial PLC applications – from installation and commissioning to maintenance and repair operations.

Test Solution for ONFI Flash Memory Standard

Tektronix ONFI 07 November 2016 – Tektronix announced the industry’s first test solution for the Open NAND Flash Interface (ONFI) standard. Available for Tektronix high-performance oscilloscopes, the ONFI 4.0 test solution includes software for analyzing DDR2/3 modes on the ONFI bus coupled with an effective probing solution based on interposers.

Debugging of complex 100G Datacenter Interconnects

Tektronix 100G Link Training01 November 2016 – Tektronix released a new 100G link training tool for use with its DPO70000SX family of ultra-high performance oscilloscopes. This new option, along with expanded measurement support for 100G electrical debug and validation, addresses critical needs in the growing datacenter market. The expanded analysis software for DPO70000SX series oscilloscopes helps engineers to debug complex high-speed Ethernet communications links.

CAN FD Support for Tektronix Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes

Tektronix CAN FD20 October 2016 - Tektronix introduced a complete CAN FD protocol trigger, decode and search solution for its MDO3000 and MDO4000C Series of mixed domain oscilloscopes. The solution helps automotive engineers to meet consumer demand for more capable and sophisticated electronic modules and integrated systems. Automobile manufacturers are increasingly adopting the CAN FD (Controller Area Network with Flexible Data Rate) protocol which allows them to transmit more data inside vehicles.

First Oscilloscope with PSI5 Bus Analysis Support

Yokogawa DLM400013 October 2016 - Yokogawa announces support for Peripheral Sensor Interface 5 (PSI5) bus analysis on its 8 channel DLM4000 and 2 and 4 channel DLM2000 oscilloscopes. Yokogawa’s PSI5 support is a first for the industry, and makes its oscilloscopes uniquely useful for automotive designers and engineers.

Analyzing CXPI Interfaces for Automotive Applications

RS RTO200028 September 2016 - The new R&S RTx-K76 CXPI serial triggering and decoding option from Rohde & Schwarz allows users to analyze the clock extension peripheral interface (CXPI) communications bus with R&S RTE and R&S RTO oscilloscopes. Users can decode all protocol details and isolate anomalies by triggering on the corresponding details. This significantly accelerates design verification and implementation of CXPI interfaces.

Automated Test Capabilities for HDMI v2.0 and Embedded DisplayPort

TLC Wavemaster14 January 2016 – Teledyne LeCroy announced the addition of QPHY-HDMI2 and QPHY-eDP, expanding its automated transmitter test solutions for display standards to include HDMI Version 2.0, and Embedded DisplayPort. Teledyne LeCroy’s QualiPHY automated compliance test solution platform reduces the time, effort, and specialized knowledge needed to perform compliance testing on high-speed serial buses.

USB 3.1 Gen 2 Protocol Trigger and Decode Software

Keysight N8821A USB13 January 2016 – Keysight Technologies introduced the industry’s first oscilloscope-based USB 3.1 Gen 2 10 Gbps protocol decode software with real-time triggering and protocol decode performance. The Keysight N8821A USB 3.1 protocol trigger and decode software enables engineers to verify and debug their Gen 2 10 Gbps interfaces.

MIPI D-PHY Support for Rohde & Schwarz R&S RTO Oscilloscopes

RS RTO 127 October 2015 - A new option from Rohde & Schwarz permits R&S RTO oscilloscopes to trigger on DSI- and CSI-2 specific protocol data of MIPI D PHY interfaces and to decode the acquired waveforms into readable protocol content. The R&S RTO-K42 software option supports developers during the design, verification and debugging of MIPI D-PHY based interfaces. These interfaces are mainly used in cameras and displays in smartphones and tablets as well as in other electronic devices.

UniPro Protocol Decoding enhances MIPI Test

Teledyne WaveRunner 6Zi05 August 2015 – Teledyne LeCroy announced the addition of UNIPRObus D, a MIPI UniPro Protocol Decode solution, to its oscilloscope-based MIPI capabilities. UNIPRObus D provides customers with easy-to-use debug of their UniPro signals. Similar to existing MIPI MPHY decoding capability, UniPro Decode supports HS GEAR1, GEAR2 and GEAR3, and PWM Mode (G0-G7) signaling for comprehensive data rate coverage.

CAN and CAN FD Test Solutions with Analysis on the Symbolic Layer

03 August 2015 – Teledyne LeCroy Teledyne LeCroy CAN FD announced the addition of Symbolic (Application) layer analysis capabilities to their CAN and CAN FD serial trigger, decode, measurement, and graphing solutions. Teledyne LeCroy is the only provider of CAN FD measurement and graphing capabilities, and was the first to provide a trigger and decode solution for CAN FD. The new CAN and CAN FD Symbolic analysis packages allow a user-defined .dbc file to be used for Symbolic triggering, decoding, measurements, and graphing of a CAN or CAN FD bus.

Universal Trigger and Decoder Function for Manchester- and NRZ-coded Buses

R&S RTE oscilloscopes31 July 2015 - Rohde & Schwarz has expanded its range of trigger and decoder options for the R&S RTO and . With the R&S RTx-K50, the oscilloscopes help users debug serial protocols that employ Manchester or NRZ coding. The option can be used with a variety of standardized buses such as PROFIBUS, DALI or MVB as well as with proprietary serial protocols such as are typically found in industrial environments and in the aerospace & defense sector.

New CAN FD and FlexRay Trigger and Decode Options

TLC WaveSurfer3000e28 July 2015 – Teledyne LeCroy introduced two new trigger and decode options for the WaveSurfer 3000 oscilloscope: CAN FD and FlexRay. The addition of CAN FD and FlexRay trigger and decode capabilities to the WaveSurfer 3000 protocol analyzer capabilities provides all the tools needed to analyze and debug automotive systems using the CAN FD and/or FlexRay serial data communication standards.

PicoScope enhances Protocol Analysis of its USB Oscilloscopes

PicoScope USB Oscilloscope - software for protocol analysis

29 June 2015 - In response to the proliferation of serial bus communications in electronic designs, the latest version of PicoScope now has decoding and analysis of sixteen protocols included as standard. When used with the deep memory included in most PicoScope oscilloscopes, this new software release creates an extremely powerful debugging and troubleshooting tool at no extra cost to PicoScope owners.

MIPI C-PHY Transmitter Characterization and Debugging Solution

Tektronix oscilloscope - MIPI characterization24 June 2015 - Tektronix announced the industry's first commercially available oscilloscope-based solution for MIPI C-PHY physical layer transmitter characterization and debugging. The new solution allows engineers developing next-generation camera technologies using the C-PHY 1.0 interface to conduct in-depth analyses, debugging and characterization of their designs.

Analysis and Characterization Support for HDMI Receiver Testing

Tektronix oscilloscope HDMI test12 June 2015 – Tektronix expanded its portfolio of  with the addition of advanced analysis and characterization support for HDMI 2.0 receiver testing. The new HDMXpress provides complete support for HDMI test pattern generation, auto-calibration and margin testing, eliminating the needs for manual pattern creation.

CAN FD Triggering and Decode Option for Keysight Oscilloscopes

Keysight oscilloscope CAN FD Test10 June 2015 – Keysight Technologies introduced ISO CAN FD (controller area network with flexible data rate) decoding and triggering for its InfiniiVision 3000T X-Series oscilloscopes. The new capabilities improve engineers’ efficiency in debugging the ISO 11898-1 standard CAN FD, as well as the original non-ISO CAN FD protocol.

Decoding of 8b/10b Buses with Oscilloscope

26 May 2015 - Rohde & Schwarz oscilloscope RTO - bus decoding added a new option to its R&S RTO oscilloscope. The new R&S RTO-K52 decoding option helps developers design, verify and debug modules with 8b/10b encoded buses up to 6.25 Gbit/s. At the push of a button, the R&S RTO uses the option's full autoset function to determine the channel, decision level and bit rate settings, allowing developers to quickly start measuring. All of these settings can be readjusted manually.

Comprehensive 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet Protocol Decoders

Keysight desktop oscilloscope - Ethernet protocol analysis20 April 2015 – Keysight Technologies introduced comprehensive 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet protocol decoders. The Keysight N8825A (for 90000A, 90000 X-, 90000 Q-, Z- and V-Series oscilloscopes) and N8825B (for S-Series oscilloscopes) 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet protocol decoders help network design engineers accelerate turn-on and debug of 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet networking systems by decoding 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX Ethernet packets on compatible oscilloscopes with a minimum of 500-MHz bandwidth.

Teledyne LeCroy announced PAM4 Signal Analysis Software

TLC PAM413 April 2015 – Teledyne LeCroy launched a PAM4 Signal Analysis software for its real-time oscilloscopes. This new set of analysis tools makes essential eye, jitter and noise measurements on all three eye openings of a PAM4 signal, a requirement for engineers who are designing next-generation electrical and optical links that seek to double data transfer rates by leveraging PAM4 signaling.

Rohde & Schwarz Oscilloscopes support high-speed CAN FD Interface Protocol Analysis

RS-RTE15 December 2014 - Rohde & Schwarz offers an a new protocol analysis solutions for its R&S RTE and R&S RTO oscilloscopes. The new option enables design engineers to analyze CAN interfaces that support the high-speed CAN FD (flexible data) bus protocol. These interfaces are seeing increased use in automotive and industry applications due to rising data rate requirements.

Fast Analysis of MIPI RFFE Interfaces with Oscilloscopes

RS-RTO-osci29 September 2014 - The R&S RTO-K40 MIPI RFFE serial triggering and decoding option from Rohde & Schwarz is a powerful solution that enables developers of RF frontends and modules with RF frontend (RFFE) control interface to verify and debug designs and put these components into operation. The R&S RTO oscilloscope with its high acquisition rates and minimal blind times is able to trigger on MIPI RFFE-specific protocol data. The decoded protocol content is displayed in an easy-to-read format.

Tektronix integrates six Instruments in one Oscilloscope

Tektronix-MDO300026 February 2014 – The new MDO3000 Series of Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes of Tektronix includes a spectrum analyzer, logic analyzer, protocol analyzer, arbitrary function generator and digital voltmeter - all in one instrument. The MDO3000 clears the design bench of costly, specialized equipment and provides the tools needed to test and debug virtually any embedded design. In addition the MDO3000 is completely customizable enabling customers to select the functionality and performance needed now and later.

USB 3.0 SSIC and MIPI CSI-3 Protocol-Decoding Software for Oscilloscopes

Keysight-Infiniium 90000X30 January 2014 – Agilent Technologies introduced the industry’s first software for decoding USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Inter-Chip (SSIC) and MIPI Camera Serial Interface 3 (CSI-3) protocols on oscilloscopes. The new protocol decoders provide design and validation engineers with a fast, easy way to validate and debug their SSIC and CSI-3 interfaces.