Communication & Network Testers

Test & Measuring Instruments

Oscilloscope System offers MIPI C-PHY TX test solution.

June 25, 2015

With Tektronix C-PHY Solution, engineers developing next-generation camera technologies using C-PHY 1.0 interface can conduct in-depth analyses, debugging, and characterization of designs. Solution combines C-PHY Essential software, 4-lane C-PHY traffic generator, single-lane oscilloscope-based C-PHY protocol decoder, and C-PHY termination board. While C-PHY Essential software is designed for TX characterization, it can also be used by designers for receiver calibration. Read More

Software, Test & Measuring Instruments

Protocol Analyzer enables line-rate Wireshark analysis.

June 22, 2015

Facilitating Ethernet packet capture/inspection, Hammerhead™ for SierraNet™ Protocol Analysis systems integrates dedicated, line-rate protocol analyzer with Wireshark™ network packet capture application. Solution melds SierraNet recording abilities and Wireshark's UI to supply complete, upper level traffic captures. When nanosecond trigger granularity is required, Net Protocol Suite™ provides tools, which includes timer and counter functions, for creating complex and detailed capture solutions. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Test Bed supports network function virtualization.

June 11, 2015

With TeraVM Elastic Test Bed, network function vendors and service providers can share lab assets between facilities. This enables engineers to create virtual test pods to stress test network functions. Traffic generation resources can be dynamically reallocated to where they are needed most, bringing agility and scalability to test operations. Elastic test bed enhances TeraVM IP traffic emulation tool by enabling test pods which can scale to terabits per second of application traffic. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

Video Testers perform HDMI 2.0 compliance tests.

June 11, 2015

Supporting additional tests, R&S VTC/VTE/VTS Series provides in-depth assessment of 4K/UltraHD consumer electronics equipment for compliance with HDMI 2.0 interface standards. These include tests for HDMI sources on devices such as media players or mobile phones as well as for HDMI sinks including TVs, AVV receivers, or projectors. Certified 6G tests include: Source TMDS Protocol, Source Video Timing, Source AVI InfoFrame and GCP, Sink Video Timing, and Sink Pixel Decoding.  Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Test System measures voice, video, and data quality.

June 10, 2015

Using Dual Universal Telephone Adapter, VQuad™ tests all types of data to and from smartphone or tablet, confirming performance, quality, and reliability. System includes Video Application Controller for fully automated control of all active test agents as well as communication from individual VQuad™ nodes for initiating tests and retrieving test results. Using VQuad™ scripts, complete test can be performed including Call Control, Voice Quality, Delay Measurements, NetTest, and Video Conference. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

VP9 Compliance Test Suite verifies decoder performance.

June 8, 2015

VP9 test bitstreams enable IC vendors developing VP9 compliant decoders to validate VP9 decoder implementation. Compliant with VP9 specification, test suite provides solution for VP9 decoder validation that covers Profile 0 (8-bit depth, 4:2:0 chroma sampling), Profile 2 (10-bit depth, 4:2:0 chroma sampling), all compression tools, and multiple resolutions up to 4K @ 60fps. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Wireless Test Set addresses LTE-A carrier aggregation. .

May 27, 2015

Created for functional and RF design validation in 4G era and beyond, E7515A UXM supports downlink 4CC1, 256 QAM, and LTE-U with up to 3 unlicensed carriers, as well as FDD-TDD mixed CA and uplink intra- and inter-band CA measurements. System also supports 3GPP category 0 for low-power M2M devices. With W-CDMA/HSPA+ capabilities, UXM enables 3G data throughput testing with integrated fading and CPC statistics, inter-RAT mobility and handover verification, and time-aligned multi-format logging. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Test Kit combines network, cable, and voltage testing.

May 20, 2015

Combining network testing (physical layer and link), IP device address mapping, cable troubleshooting, and PoE voltage testing in handheld tester with full-color display, Net Prowler™ Pro Test Kit can save and print test results from PC. System will display wire map, numbered ID remotes, and any faults. Using TDR technology, Net Prowler™ measures cable length and generates tone levels for signal tracing and cable identification on all pairs, selected pair, or selected pin. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

FPGA Processing Card characterizes power amplifiers.

May 20, 2015

With M9451A PXIe Measurement Accelerator, engineers can make closed/open loop digital pre-distortion and envelope tracking measurements in tens of milliseconds. M9451A is integrated with RF PA/FEM Characterization and Test, Reference Solution, to provide high throughput while maintaining accurate S-parameter, harmonic distortion, power and demodulation measurements. Reference Solution enables full characterization of next-generation power amplifier modules. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Optics & Photonics, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Microwave VNAs support integrated spectrum analysis capability.

May 20, 2015

PNA and PNA-X Series microwave vector network analyzers (VNAs) support spectrum analyzer capability, which simplifies system connections and conserves time by instilling high-speed spurious measurements in instruments used to characterize S-parameters, compression, and distortion. Also, VNAs can perform simultaneous spectrum measurements on all test ports, while in-fixture and on-wafer measurements gain benefits of VNA calibration and de-embedding. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Test System meets PTCRB and GCF requirements.

May 12, 2015

With R&S CMW-PQA performance quality analysis test system, network operators, manufacturers of user equipment and chipsets as well as test houses can carry out testing in line with PTCRB RFT 113 and GCF data performance item. Scalable system uses R&S CONTEST software to create customer-specific test plans. Smallest variant is available to PTCRB RFT 113 users and consists of R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester with integrated fader. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Ethernet/IP Tester works with 10G Ethernet/IP networks.

May 7, 2015

Along with internal 8 GB DDR3 memory, PacketExpert 10G™ has two 10 Gbps optical ports and two 10/100/1000 Mbps electrical/optical ports capable of BERT, Smart Loopback, RFC 2544, Wirespeed Record and Playback, IP Link Simulation and Impairment Emulation (IPLinkSim™), and Y.1564 (ExpertSAM™) testing. GUI provides access to all functions, and CLI lets users access functionalities remotely via TCL or Python client and MAPS™ CLI Server. Loopback capability is standard on all ports. Read More

Software, Test & Measuring Instruments

Protocol Analyzer works with USB Type-C, Power Delivery 2.0.

May 7, 2015

Mercury T2C pocket-sized, 5.8 oz, hardware-based USB protocol analyzer supports USB Type-C and Power Delivery 2.0 standards, including capture and decoding of all packets over USB Type-C Configuration Channel (CC). Such CC packets include negotiation of USB current capabilities and entrance to/exit from Alternate Modes. Included adapters enable use with existing devices and hosts, and CATC Trace™ display is standard. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Network Encryptor supports NSA-approved intrusion prevention.

May 6, 2015

TACLANE-1G (KG-175G) supports National Security Agency (NSA)-approved TACLANE® Trusted Sensor Software, which provides intrusion detection and prevention capabilities that monitor network traffic. This optional feature also promotes network situational awareness and accelerates response to cyber threats. Also included, deep packet inspection in-line sensing provides ability to fine-tune network filtering based on rule sets and issue Type 1 encrypted alerts to monitor any network point. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Voice Quality Test System confirms smartphone performance.

April 24, 2015

Providing automated method to test all types of data to/from smartphones, VQuad™ Solution confirms performance, quality, and reliability. NetTest enables tests to be performed from mobile device and controlled remotely from VQuad™ script, including TCP, UDP, HTTP, VoIP, FTP, DNS, SMS, and email. Supported Dual UTA interfaces include 2-wire FXO, Bluetooth, Balanced, Mobile, and PTT. Providing centralized data retrieval, WebViewer™ supports mapping to Google Maps™ and analysis of voice and data. Read More

Software, Test & Measuring Instruments

SAS/SATA Protocol Analyzer supports active optical cables.

April 10, 2015

By supporting Active Optical Cables (AOC) and SAS Connectivity Management, M124A helps support external RAID and server OEMs requiring extended reach for SAS-based storage applications. This 12 Gbps solution, which lets developers test external storage connections that utilize active copper cables and AOC, can also read embedded EEPROM data and display key fields. Analyzer also supports use of optical cables in all configurations, including analyzer, jammer, and traffic generator modes. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments, Software

Network Testing Software identifies VoIP issues.

March 24, 2015

Comprising appliance, soft client, and management portal, VoIP Scout lets Hosted PBX and SIP Trunking resellers conduct extensive self-service testing of their customers' data networks, identifying and helping mitigate potential issues. System lets partners simulate, over 3–5 business days, full potential load VoIP services could put on network. During testing process, VoIP Scout captures and analyzes key metrics from simulated calls and provides partners with periodic updates on key milestones. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Software

Automated Test Software ensures physical layer compliance.

March 18, 2015

Providing automated physical layer transmitter compliance test capability for MIPI M-PHY standard, QPHY-MIPI-MPHY Software can perform testing on HS-MODE, PWM-MODE, and SYS-MODE signals at all currently specified GEARs. Active termination adapter ensures connection between device under test and oscilloscope is made in high fidelity manner. Comprehensive protocol decode, physical layer testing, and eye diagram analysis tool simplifies M-PHY system and interconnect design and debug. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Test System supports video performance measurements.

March 13, 2015

Integrating R&S VTE video performance measurement tester, R&S CMW-PQA Test System can measure all key eMBMS (evolved multimedia broadcast multicast service) video performance indicators in line with leading network operator test plans, including frame rate, visible dropouts caused by dropped frames, picture freeze, playback, A/V sync, and user experience as measured by mean opinion score algorithm. Test solution also simultaneously measures current drain and battery runtime of mobile devices. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

Test System targets in-vehicle emergency call systems.

March 13, 2015

Set up as GNSS simulator, R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester and R&S SMBV100A vector signal generator allow manufacturers of automatic in-vehicle systems to perform pre-conformance tests on ERA GLONASS modules in lab. R&S CMW-KA095 software simulates PSAP and controls R&S CMW500 emulating wireless communications network. With test solution, users can verify whether IVS modem can successfully initiate emergency call, transmit correct MSD, and establish voice connection with PSAP. Read More