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Preparing to Test & Avoid Pitfalls in Your USB4 Implementations

Jit Lim (Strategic Planner, Keysight Technologies)

Location: Ballroom G

Date: Wednesday, January 29

Time: 8:00am - 8:45am

Track: 12. Applying Test & Measurement Methodology

Format: Technical Session

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Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Intermediate

The USB Type-C connector has significant adoption with standards like USB, DP, and Thunderbolt. This session will look at preparing to test the next-generation variants of USB – USB4. USB4 will transmit and receive on all 4 lanes of the Type-C connector, with bonded rates of 40Gbps in each direction for a 80Gbps link. As these signals get sent through even longer passive cables, specialized Transmitter and Receiver techniques are required to preserve Signal Integrity. We will review these new Equalization requirements, repeaters, multi-level Signaling technologies, new measurement methodologies, and ultra-low noise test instrument to properly characterize these very high-speed signals.

Takeaway

New Equalization requirements
Repeaters
Multi-level Signaling technologies
New measurement methodologies
Ultra-low noise test instrument