|[February 18, 2013]
TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Introduces Industry's First Universal Flash Storage Protocol-Decoding Software for Oscilloscopes
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Agilent (News - Alert) Technologies Inc. (NYSE:�A) today introduced the industry's
first software solution for decoding the Universal Flash Storage
protocol on oscilloscopes. The new protocol decoder provides design and
validation engineers with a fast, easy way to validate and debug their
UFS is a flash storage specification for mobile devices, smartphones,
digital cameras and other consumer electronics. The standard was
developed by the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association. The
electrical interface for UFS uses the MIPI M-PHY and UniPro
specifications, developed by the MIPITM Alliance, a global
Agilent's N8818A UFS protocol decoder is designed to run on Infiniium
90000A, 90000 X-Series and 90000 Q-Series oscilloscopes. It decodes
protocol packets for the JEDEC's UFS v1.1 specification. It can be used
with Agilent's N8808A UniPro protocol decoder to view both UFS and
UniPro protocols at the same time. The software supports MIPI M-PHY
speeds of up to 5.8 Gbps, which these protocols use for their electrical
layers. R&D design teams can use the software to address their start-up
debugging and validation needs.
"We understand our customers' need for a tool to decode their UFS
packets," said Jay Alexander, vice president and general manager of
Agilent's Oscilloscope Products Division. "Collaboration with early
adopters has enabled us to develop decoding software for the UFS
protocol. Our decoder is extremely helpful to UFS designers for
validating and ensuring their designs work as they expect."
The software supports:
Correlated protocol decoding information with analog waveforms.
Symbol, packet, frame and payload detail of the protocols.
High-speed (HS-BURST) and low-speed pulse width modulation (PWM-BURST)
Cyclical redundancy checks on the packets.
Search capability for various frames, sequences and errors.
When engineers use Agilent N8818A UFS and N8808A UniPro protocol
decoders on Infiniium 90000 Q-Series oscilloscopes, they get
industry-leading, real-time bandwidth of up to 33 GHz on four channels,
with the only available 30-GHz probing system. With the lowest noise and
lowest jitter measurement floor, Q-Series scopes ensure superior
Used together with N2809A PrecisionProbe software for the 90000 Q-Series
oscilloscope, the software gives engineers increased confidence in their
UFS product performance and helps them increase their design margins.
The Agilent U7249A transmitter conformance software package is also
available for electrical validation of the MIPI M-PHY physical layer.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent N8818A UFS protocol-decoding application is available now
for $2,500. Additional information is available at www.agilent.com/find/n8818a.
Software screen images are available at www.agilent.com/find/n8818a_images.
Agilent's Digital Test Standards Program
Agilent Digital Test Standards Program experts are involved in various
international standards committees, including the Joint
Electronic Devices Engineering Council, PCI-SIG,
Electronics Standards Association, Serial
ATA International Organization, Serial Attached SCSI (T10), USB-Implementers
standards (IEEE (News - Alert) 802.3), Optical
Internetworking Forum and many others. Agilent's involvement in
these standards groups enables the company to bring the right solutions
to market when customers need them.
About Agilent Technologies (News - Alert)
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement
company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences,
diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,500
employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had
revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012. Information about Agilent is
available at www.agilent.com.
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