Serial Data Link Analysis (SDLA)

Serial Data Link Analysis

Acceleration of signaling speeds and shrinking geometries create challenges for testing Computer, Communications and Memory busses. Serial Data Link Analysis tools allow you to de-embed the measurement circuit from the waveform providing a true representation of the signal. Channel models can then be embedded and receiver equalization applied to simulate what-if scenarios. Tektronix' advanced analysis solutions enable a seamless transition between characterization, compliance, and debug tasks required to bring your product to market.

  • SDLA Visualizer for DSA/DPO/MSO70K Series Real Time Oscilloscopes: the SDLA Visualizer enables complete measurement circuit de-embed, simulation circuit embed and receiver equalization. The SDLA Visualizer with DPOJET Jitter and Eye Analysis provide a comprehensive simulation and measurement environment for Computer, Communications and Memory buses.
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      • Analysis Software for DSA8300 Sampling Oscilloscopes
      • Serial Data Link Analysis Visualizer (SDLA Visualizer)

Equalization and Serial Data Link Analysis Methods (SDLA) with 80SJNB Advanced Application Note

Describes the Equalization concept and SDLA methods using the 80SJNB.

Correlation of Measurement and Simulation Results using IBIS-AMI Models on Measurement Instruments (DesignCon 2014)

This paper will illustrate how measurement results using S-parameters and IBIS-AMI models correlate with simulation results on a SAS 12Gb/s server card, as compared to using reference equalizers in the measurement system. 

Serial Data Link Analysis

SDLA Visualizer software provides extensive capability for computing embed and de-embed filters for real-time measurement and simulation. This application note focuses on the embed and de-embed operations with measurement examples.

Validation & Analysis of Complex Serial Bus Link Models (DesignCon 2013)


Using SDLA Visualizer

Learn how to open closed eyes using equalization techniques and how to de-embed reflections and loss caused by the measurement setup using SDLA Visualizer for Tektronix Real-Time Oscilloscopes.

TDR Analysis for S Parameter Creation

This webinar reviews TDR basics and the ability to create S-parameters using TDR/TDT measurements to validate high speed channels for debug or de-embedding in a Serial Data Link Analysis application.

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