Protocol Analysis with Oscilloscopes

Oscilloscopes can be used also for protocol analysis. Many oscilloscope suppliers offer suitable options for protocol analysis. Here is al list of all articles related to protocol analysis:


Modbus Decoder for troubleshooting PLC Applications

Pico Modbus11 July 2017 - Pico Technology has enhanced its PicoScope analysis capabilities with the addition of Modbus ASCII and Modbus RTU decoders. It is currently the only oscilloscope range capable of analyzing Modbus (RS-232/RS-485) signals, making it the perfect tool for troubleshooting industrial PLC applications – from installation and commissioning to maintenance and repair operations.

Test Solution for ONFI Flash Memory Standard

Tektronix ONFI 07 November 2016 – Tektronix announced the industry’s first test solution for the Open NAND Flash Interface (ONFI) standard. Available for Tektronix high-performance oscilloscopes, the ONFI 4.0 test solution includes software for analyzing DDR2/3 modes on the ONFI bus coupled with an effective probing solution based on interposers.

Debugging of complex 100G Datacenter Interconnects

Tektronix 100G Link Training01 November 2016 – Tektronix released a new 100G link training tool for use with its DPO70000SX family of ultra-high performance oscilloscopes. This new option, along with expanded measurement support for 100G electrical debug and validation, addresses critical needs in the growing datacenter market. The expanded analysis software for DPO70000SX series oscilloscopes helps engineers to debug complex high-speed Ethernet communications links.

CAN FD Support for Tektronix Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes

Tektronix CAN FD20 October 2016 - Tektronix introduced a complete CAN FD protocol trigger, decode and search solution for its MDO3000 and MDO4000C Series of mixed domain oscilloscopes. The solution helps automotive engineers to meet consumer demand for more capable and sophisticated electronic modules and integrated systems. Automobile manufacturers are increasingly adopting the CAN FD (Controller Area Network with Flexible Data Rate) protocol which allows them to transmit more data inside vehicles.

First Oscilloscope with PSI5 Bus Analysis Support

Yokogawa DLM400013 October 2016 - Yokogawa announces support for Peripheral Sensor Interface 5 (PSI5) bus analysis on its 8 channel DLM4000 and 2 and 4 channel DLM2000 oscilloscopes. Yokogawa’s PSI5 support is a first for the industry, and makes its oscilloscopes uniquely useful for automotive designers and engineers.

Analyzing CXPI Interfaces for Automotive Applications

RS RTO200028 September 2016 - The new R&S RTx-K76 CXPI serial triggering and decoding option from Rohde & Schwarz allows users to analyze the clock extension peripheral interface (CXPI) communications bus with R&S RTE and R&S RTO oscilloscopes. Users can decode all protocol details and isolate anomalies by triggering on the corresponding details. This significantly accelerates design verification and implementation of CXPI interfaces.

Automated Test Capabilities for HDMI v2.0 and Embedded DisplayPort

TLC Wavemaster14 January 2016 – Teledyne LeCroy announced the addition of QPHY-HDMI2 and QPHY-eDP, expanding its automated transmitter test solutions for display standards to include HDMI Version 2.0, and Embedded DisplayPort. Teledyne LeCroy’s QualiPHY automated compliance test solution platform reduces the time, effort, and specialized knowledge needed to perform compliance testing on high-speed serial buses.

USB 3.1 Gen 2 Protocol Trigger and Decode Software

Keysight N8821A USB13 January 2016 – Keysight Technologies introduced the industry’s first oscilloscope-based USB 3.1 Gen 2 10 Gbps protocol decode software with real-time triggering and protocol decode performance. The Keysight N8821A USB 3.1 protocol trigger and decode software enables engineers to verify and debug their Gen 2 10 Gbps interfaces.

MIPI D-PHY Support for Rohde & Schwarz R&S RTO Oscilloscopes

RS RTO 127 October 2015 - A new option from Rohde & Schwarz permits R&S RTO oscilloscopes to trigger on DSI- and CSI-2 specific protocol data of MIPI D PHY interfaces and to decode the acquired waveforms into readable protocol content. The R&S RTO-K42 software option supports developers during the design, verification and debugging of MIPI D-PHY based interfaces. These interfaces are mainly used in cameras and displays in smartphones and tablets as well as in other electronic devices.

UniPro Protocol Decoding enhances MIPI Test

Teledyne WaveRunner 6Zi05 August 2015 – Teledyne LeCroy announced the addition of UNIPRObus D, a MIPI UniPro Protocol Decode solution, to its oscilloscope-based MIPI capabilities. UNIPRObus D provides customers with easy-to-use debug of their UniPro signals. Similar to existing MIPI MPHY decoding capability, UniPro Decode supports HS GEAR1, GEAR2 and GEAR3, and PWM Mode (G0-G7) signaling for comprehensive data rate coverage.

CAN and CAN FD Test Solutions with Analysis on the Symbolic Layer

03 August 2015 – Teledyne LeCroy Teledyne LeCroy CAN FD announced the addition of Symbolic (Application) layer analysis capabilities to their CAN and CAN FD serial trigger, decode, measurement, and graphing solutions. Teledyne LeCroy is the only provider of CAN FD measurement and graphing capabilities, and was the first to provide a trigger and decode solution for CAN FD. The new CAN and CAN FD Symbolic analysis packages allow a user-defined .dbc file to be used for Symbolic triggering, decoding, measurements, and graphing of a CAN or CAN FD bus.

Universal Trigger and Decoder Function for Manchester- and NRZ-coded Buses

R&S RTE oscilloscopes31 July 2015 - Rohde & Schwarz has expanded its range of trigger and decoder options for the R&S RTO and . With the R&S RTx-K50, the oscilloscopes help users debug serial protocols that employ Manchester or NRZ coding. The option can be used with a variety of standardized buses such as PROFIBUS, DALI or MVB as well as with proprietary serial protocols such as are typically found in industrial environments and in the aerospace & defense sector.

New CAN FD and FlexRay Trigger and Decode Options

TLC WaveSurfer3000e28 July 2015 – Teledyne LeCroy introduced two new trigger and decode options for the WaveSurfer 3000 oscilloscope: CAN FD and FlexRay. The addition of CAN FD and FlexRay trigger and decode capabilities to the WaveSurfer 3000 protocol analyzer capabilities provides all the tools needed to analyze and debug automotive systems using the CAN FD and/or FlexRay serial data communication standards.

PicoScope enhances Protocol Analysis of its USB Oscilloscopes

PicoScope USB Oscilloscope - software for protocol analysis

29 June 2015 - In response to the proliferation of serial bus communications in electronic designs, the latest version of PicoScope now has decoding and analysis of sixteen protocols included as standard. When used with the deep memory included in most PicoScope oscilloscopes, this new software release creates an extremely powerful debugging and troubleshooting tool at no extra cost to PicoScope owners.

MIPI C-PHY Transmitter Characterization and Debugging Solution

Tektronix oscilloscope - MIPI characterization24 June 2015 - Tektronix announced the industry's first commercially available oscilloscope-based solution for MIPI C-PHY physical layer transmitter characterization and debugging. The new solution allows engineers developing next-generation camera technologies using the C-PHY 1.0 interface to conduct in-depth analyses, debugging and characterization of their designs.

Analysis and Characterization Support for HDMI Receiver Testing

Tektronix oscilloscope HDMI test12 June 2015 – Tektronix expanded its portfolio of  with the addition of advanced analysis and characterization support for HDMI 2.0 receiver testing. The new HDMXpress provides complete support for HDMI test pattern generation, auto-calibration and margin testing, eliminating the needs for manual pattern creation.

CAN FD Triggering and Decode Option for Keysight Oscilloscopes

Keysight oscilloscope CAN FD Test10 June 2015 – Keysight Technologies introduced ISO CAN FD (controller area network with flexible data rate) decoding and triggering for its InfiniiVision 3000T X-Series oscilloscopes. The new capabilities improve engineers’ efficiency in debugging the ISO 11898-1 standard CAN FD, as well as the original non-ISO CAN FD protocol.

Decoding of 8b/10b Buses with Oscilloscope

26 May 2015 - Rohde & Schwarz oscilloscope RTO - bus decoding added a new option to its R&S RTO oscilloscope. The new R&S RTO-K52 decoding option helps developers design, verify and debug modules with 8b/10b encoded buses up to 6.25 Gbit/s. At the push of a button, the R&S RTO uses the option's full autoset function to determine the channel, decision level and bit rate settings, allowing developers to quickly start measuring. All of these settings can be readjusted manually.

Comprehensive 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet Protocol Decoders

Keysight desktop oscilloscope - Ethernet protocol analysis20 April 2015 – Keysight Technologies introduced comprehensive 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet protocol decoders. The Keysight N8825A (for 90000A, 90000 X-, 90000 Q-, Z- and V-Series oscilloscopes) and N8825B (for S-Series oscilloscopes) 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet protocol decoders help network design engineers accelerate turn-on and debug of 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet networking systems by decoding 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX Ethernet packets on compatible oscilloscopes with a minimum of 500-MHz bandwidth.

Teledyne LeCroy announced PAM4 Signal Analysis Software

TLC PAM413 April 2015 – Teledyne LeCroy launched a PAM4 Signal Analysis software for its real-time oscilloscopes. This new set of analysis tools makes essential eye, jitter and noise measurements on all three eye openings of a PAM4 signal, a requirement for engineers who are designing next-generation electrical and optical links that seek to double data transfer rates by leveraging PAM4 signaling.

Rohde & Schwarz Oscilloscopes support high-speed CAN FD Interface Protocol Analysis

RS-RTE15 December 2014 - Rohde & Schwarz offers an a new protocol analysis solutions for its R&S RTE and R&S RTO oscilloscopes. The new option enables design engineers to analyze CAN interfaces that support the high-speed CAN FD (flexible data) bus protocol. These interfaces are seeing increased use in automotive and industry applications due to rising data rate requirements.

Fast Analysis of MIPI RFFE Interfaces with Oscilloscopes

RS-RTO-osci29 September 2014 - The R&S RTO-K40 MIPI RFFE serial triggering and decoding option from Rohde & Schwarz is a powerful solution that enables developers of RF frontends and modules with RF frontend (RFFE) control interface to verify and debug designs and put these components into operation. The R&S RTO oscilloscope with its high acquisition rates and minimal blind times is able to trigger on MIPI RFFE-specific protocol data. The decoded protocol content is displayed in an easy-to-read format.

Tektronix integrates six Instruments in one Oscilloscope

Tektronix-MDO300026 February 2014 – The new MDO3000 Series of Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes of Tektronix includes a spectrum analyzer, logic analyzer, protocol analyzer, arbitrary function generator and digital voltmeter - all in one instrument. The MDO3000 clears the design bench of costly, specialized equipment and provides the tools needed to test and debug virtually any embedded design. In addition the MDO3000 is completely customizable enabling customers to select the functionality and performance needed now and later.

USB 3.0 SSIC and MIPI CSI-3 Protocol-Decoding Software for Oscilloscopes

Keysight-Infiniium 90000X30 January 2014 – Agilent Technologies introduced the industry’s first software for decoding USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Inter-Chip (SSIC) and MIPI Camera Serial Interface 3 (CSI-3) protocols on oscilloscopes. The new protocol decoders provide design and validation engineers with a fast, easy way to validate and debug their SSIC and CSI-3 interfaces.