Allion Labs, Inc. in Taipei, Taiwan, a leading USB-IF Independent Test Lab (ITL) adopts the Teledyne LeCroy LabMaster 10 Zi-A with QPHY-USB4-TX-RX software to improve USB4™ electrical compliance test throughput.

USB standards have greatly increased in speed and complexity, and the amount of required electrical compliance testing for USB has also increased. Electrical Transmitter (Tx) and Receiver (Rx) tests that took just a few hours in early generations of USB can now take days for USB4. Therefore, test labs require faster compliance test throughput to meet their business requirements.

The LabMaster 10 Zi-A oscilloscope (when installed with SDAIII-CompleteLinQ and QPHY-USB4-TX-RX software) is designed to provide the fastest compliance test throughput for multi-lane standards such as USB4. For Tx testing, both lanes are captured and analyzed simultaneously using the LabMaster’s high-performance Intel® Xeon® 20-Core processor. For Rx testing, multiple iterations of long waveform records are captured and analyzed as part of receiver calibration, with the Anritsu MP1900A functioning as the stressed signal generator. The Tx and Rx compliance tests are fully automated using Teledyne LeCroy’s QualiPHY automation framework – one push of a button provides complete USB4 compliance test results.

“Compliance test throughput is key to our business as a USB-IF test lab”, said Brian Shih, Vice President of Certification and Hardware Validation Consulting at Allion, TWN. “Teledyne LeCroy’s reduction of test times for USB4 Tx and Rx using their QPHY-USB4-TX-RX test solution running on the LabMaster 10 Zi-A oscilloscope was a key factor in purchasing this equipment from Teledyne LeCroy”.

Allion has been working closely with USB-IF and contributed to the drafting of USB4™ specifications. Allion is also authorized by USB-IF to deliver Full-Featured USB Type-C® Cable (USB4™ Gen3), USB PD 3.0 E-Marker (USB) Certifications services, and all certification programs for different USB products including cable assemblies, connectors, hosts, devices and peripherals. Recently, the world’s first Full-Featured USB Type-C® Cable (USB4™ Gen3) was certified at Allion.

About Teledyne LeCroy
Teledyne LeCroy is a leading manufacturer of advanced oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers, and other test instruments that verify performance, validate compliance, and debug complex electronic systems quickly and thoroughly. Since its founding in 1964, the Company has focused on incorporating powerful tools into innovative products that enhance “Time-to-Insight”.  Faster time to insight enables users to rapidly find and fix defects in complex electronic systems, dramatically improving time-to-market for a wide variety of applications and end markets. Teledyne LeCroy is based in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. For more information, visit Teledyne LeCroy’s website at teledynelecroy.com.

About Allion
Allion Labs is a global IT testing and verification consulting firm that conducts standard certification, product interoperability, performance validation, and other consulting engineering services. Allion is authorized by international standard organizations to deliver over 30 certification programs, including USB, HDMI, DisplayPort, PCI Express, Thunderbolt, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Thread. Assisting clients at every stage of the product development cycle, Allion generates highly efficient, fully customizable test plans and automation solutions with exceptional technical expertise. For more information, visit Allion’s website at allion.com or contact Allion directly at service@allion.com.

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