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The Keysight, formerly Agilent N7018A Type-C Test Controller provides full control of the USB Type-C interface, which is core to the RX and TX compliance testing in USB3.1, Thunderbolt and DisplayPort. Using the N7018A, power contracts (consuming or providing) can be made up to 100 Watts and alt modes for DisplayPort and Thunderbolt function can be invoked. Test automation is supported through routing of SBU lines to support DisplayPort and Thunderbolt testing as well as USB LFPS signaling to facilitate USB3.1 compliance mode testing as well as testing LBPM (LFPS Based Pulse Width Modulation) signaling. Access to key signals such as VBUS, CC lines, SBU are provided for power up/debug, interface protocol monitoring, or for power delivery testing.
The N7015A high speed USB type C fixture breaks out 4 lanes of high-speed signals for signal measurement or injection as well as low speed power and control lines to a secondary fixture (N7016A) for monitoring and control. The flexible fixture kit enables signal accessibility and probing to the USB 3.1 device, host (upstream and downstream) ports. The N7016A low speed fixture manages power and control lines from the N7015A to support termination requirements, and test configuration as well as connection to a power delivery controller.
The Keysight N7018A also comes with the form factor to fit two fixtures side-by-side and/or top-and-bottom. Whether connected side-by-side or stacked, the fixtures meet the minimum spacing allowed for in the specification. Durable fixture design ensures multiple connections and disconnections without failure in an active test environment.
You can rent or lease the Keysight N7018A from TRS-RenTelco. We have an experienced team of metrologists and technicians that calibrates every product to stringent standards in our 50 GHz ANSI/NCSL Z540-1 compliant laboratory. Contact us to know more or request a quote today.