12 February 2014 – Agilent Technologies introduced a debugging tool that helps DDR memory designers perform precompliance tests, discover the root cause of compliance failures, and maximize design margins. The tool allows designers to easily navigate to areas of interest for further analysis and collect and analyze statistical data. The DDR3 and LPDDR3 debug tool runs on Infiniium 9000A, 90000A, 90000 X- and 90000 Q-Series oscilloscopes.
For engineers who work in the computer, server and mobile device industries, the new tool makes it easier to debug DDR memory devices. It includes statistical analysis on DDR3 and LPDDR3 timing measurements per the JEDEC standard as well as markers to indicate measurement points.
The U7231B-3NL DDR3 and LPDDR3 debug tool works on saved waveform files from Agilent oscilloscopes. It locates the start and end of read and write bursts found in the trace to enable quick timing measurements. Engineers can then navigate easily to problem areas to perform further analysis and margin tests.
“Our new DDR debug tool addresses the growing need for memory design engineers to debug their memory systems quickly and more efficiently,” said Jay Alexander, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Oscilloscope and Protocol Division. “This tool complements Agilent’s existing DDR compliance test software to provide debugging capability in a high-speed memory testing environment.”
The Agilent U7231B-3NL DDR3 and LPDDR3 debug tool is available now as an option for the DDR3 and LPDDR3 compliance test application software.