Active Probe Solution for Emerging High-Speed Links

PV1 Active Probes attached to MIPI test board.

dramatically enhances productivity by facilitating the attachment of a wide range of instruments to devices under test

Introspect Technology, maker of innovative products that address the entire multi-Gbps test and measurement instrument experience, today announced the release of the PV1 Active Probe, an in-system measurement solution that is compatible with any 50 Ohm instrument whether it be an oscilloscope, a protocol analyzer, or a spectrum analyzer. The PV1 is ideal for probing full-width data transfer links such as those found in MIPI CSI-2 or DSI/DSI-2 system implementations. And by having a completely non-proprietary instrument interface, it dramatically enhances productivity by facilitating the attachment of a wide range of instruments to devices under test while minimizing circuit loading and maintaining signal integrity.

When coupled with Introspect’s Personalized SerDes Testers, the PV1 assists in the debug of subtle, long-term system-level issues by offering a high signal integrity and low circuit loading. For example, the combination of a handful of PV1 probes and a single SV3C DPRX MIPI D-PHY Analyzer allows for long-term error-rate testing on MIPI enabled vision systems that are increasingly used in safety critical applications such as Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS). The same probes – attached to the same devices under test – can then be combined with an oscilloscope or a spectrum analyzer for investigating in-situ electrical artifacts in the time domain or the frequency domain.

“When putting together entire mixed-technology systems, it is critical to be able to perform a myriad of measurements at the system level, and this is where a…

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