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Agilent Technologies Next-Generation MIPI M-PHY Protocol Analyzer for Mobile Computing Applications

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 12:27pm
WDD Staff

Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced its U4431A MIPITM M-PHY protocol analyzer for next-generation mobile computing applications. This new protocol analyzer gives engineers in R&D and manufacturing deep insight into MIPI M-PHY-based designs. Today’s mobile computing designs are eclipsing the functionality of desktop PCs. Mobile designers are adding multiple high-speed busses into their designs to manage multiple high-resolution cameras, high-speed peripherals, advanced graphics adapters, and massive memory buffers. This increasing demand for bandwidth has driven the expansion of the M-PHY specification to include four-lane, 6.0-Gbs options. The U4431A offers up to 16 GB of analysis memory on each lane, allowing designers to capture tens of seconds of system traffic, even at these high speeds. Features include:

  • “Raw Mode” lets designers see the time-correlated 8b/10b data that underlies each protocol.
  • Real-time triggers allow the detection of errors at each layer of the protocol.
  • Filters focus analytic tools on specific types of traffic.
  • Traffic overviews and measurement markers help designers understand traffic from entire bursts to nanosecond-resolution detail.

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