Scopes can decode USB 3.0 SuperSpeed
Agilent Technologies oscilloscopes can now use software for decoding USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Inter-Chip (SSIC) and MIPI Camera Serial Interface 3 (CSI-3) protocols on oscilloscopes.
The protocol decoders can be used to validate and debug their SSIC and CSI-3 interfaces.
SSIC is used for point-to-point communication between chips using the USB 3.0 protocol.
The SSIC standard was developed by the USB-IF standards body, leveraging the MIPI Alliance MIPI M-PHY electrical layer to transfer USB 3.0 protocol. It allows USB 3.0 intellectual property and designs to be adopted into mobile applications.
The CSI-3 standard is the next-generation camera interface, developed by the MIPI Alliance, with an improved power-per-bit efficiency than the previous specification.
The CSI-3 interface runs on top of the MIPI UniPro protocol layer as well as the MIPI M-PHY electrical layer.
Agilent’s N8819A USB 3.0 SSIC and N8820A MIPI CSI-3 protocol decoders are designed to run on 90000A, 90000 X- and 90000 Q-Series oscilloscopes. They decode protocol packets for the SSIC v1.0 and MIPI CSI-3 v1.0 specifications, respectively. In addition to using the software for start-up debugging, R&D design and validation teams can use the software to snoop at traffic on the interfaces. They also provide accurate timing measurements associated with the protocols.