Keep Up with the Latest Standards
The new Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4 standards were designed to take advantage of the higher bandwidth, larger storage, and faster data rates of next generation product designs. But these technical improvements create a number of validation and compliance testing challenges:
- Complex jitter decomposition
- Backward compatibility
- Debugging physical and protocol layers
Keeping pace with the next generation of data rates and upcoming standards requires end-to-end solutions that can help engineers design, validate and debug their products.
Tektronix’s Thunderbolt testing solution is designed to be both comprehensive and adaptable to your unique projects. Our hardware enables accurate, repeatable measurements you can rely on, and our automated software reduces test time and complexity by handling setup and calibration.
Thunderbolt is a trademark of Intel Corporation. USB4™ is a trademark of the Universal Serial Bus Implementers Forum (USB-IF).
Comprehensive and Adaptable Thunderbolt Solutions
Thunderbolt 3 & 4 Transmitter Compliance Testing
Tektronix’s Thunderbolt 3 and 4 transmitter automated solution provides precise measurements and includes DUT automation, enabling one-click validation of relevant transmitter tests. Other helpful features include:
- Support for both USB4™ Controller and TBT3 Controller
- Support for both TenLira/TDT scripts and USB4 ETT scripts
- Serial Data Link Analysis (SDLA) tool supports de-embedding, embedding, equalization, and custom channel characterization
Tektronix’s solutions are designed to help you accurately and efficiently validate, debug, and optimize your designs.
Thunderbolt 3 & 4 Receiver Compliance Solution
Tektronix closely monitors the nuances of receiver testing as test specifications continue to evolve. Our expertise enables you to have confidence in your compliance test results.
Tektronix and Anritsu have collaborated to offer a joint solution for Thunderbolt receiver testing that integrates the Anritsu BERT MP1900A with a Tektronix real-time oscilloscope to make Thunderbolt 3 and 4 Rx compliance tests easier than ever.