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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. For a deeper dive into this solution explore our data sheet.

Thunderbolt 3 & 4 Transmitter Compliance Testing

Thunderbolt 3 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 Rx compliance tests easier than ever.

Oscilloscopes | Tektronix

Additional Thunderbolt Resources

Application Overview

Meeting USB4 Compliance and Characterization Test Challenges

Learn how you can address the measurement challenges associated with the new USB4 standard.
Thunderbolt Compliance Webinar
Webinar

Thunderbolt Compliance Webinar

Gain tips on test setup for Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4 design testing.
TekExpress Thunderbolt Automation
Product Demo

TekExpress Thunderbolt Automation

View an introduction to TeKExpress Thunderbolt, our automation solution for Thunderbolt transmitter testing.