Keysight Technologies has announced the U7243B USB 3.1 transmitter performance validation and compliance test software, which allows authorised test centres to test USB 3.1 Gen2 SuperSpeed Plus 10Gbps devices with Type-C implementations and gives in-house test and performance validation engineers the tools to ensure devices comply with the USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C specification.

Touted by the company as the most comprehensive transmitter (TX) test support for the USB 3.1 Type-C specification, the Keysight USB 3.1 solution promises accurate test results to cut development costs and simplify measurement processes for test engineers in the consumer electronics, cable manufacturing and semiconductor industries. The test software operates on Keysight's Infiniium V-series and Z-series real-time oscilloscopes with bandwidths of 16GHz and higher. Engineers can access the test signals using the N7015A Type-C high-speed test fixture and controlled with the N7016A Type-C low-speed signal access and control fixture.

Engineers can use this solution with the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) approved fixtures or Keysight's N7015A and N7016A Type-C test fixtures. The U7243B USB 3.1 transmitter performance validation and compliance test software is available at $16,000.