USB Test, Validation, and Debug


Efficient Tools for USB Testing

Universal Serial Bus (USB) is the most widely adopted serial interface since 1996.
From five-cent USB keys to high-end servers, an estimated 2+ billion USB interfaces
and cables are created every year.

Tektronix offers a comprehensive automated solution for USB silicon, host, device, and
hub testing and debugging. Our software provides fast and accurate measurement r
esults and reduces testing complexities like setup, configuration, and instrument

USB4™, USB Type-C® and USB-C® are trademarks of the Universal
Serial Bus Implementers Forum (USB-IF).


Comprehensive Automated Solutions for USB


USB4™ Transmitter

Released in 2019, the latest version of the USB Standard brings a variety of new
challenges like signal integrity, device control and increased test times. Tektronix’s
certified USB4 Transmitter Solution is designed to streamline the USB4 validation

  • Render eye diagrams with extrapolation and analyze channel effect on signals
    using worst-case channel models
  • In-depth debugging insight including jitter, noise, eye height/width and visualization
  • Offline waveform analysis to collaborate with your global teams and reduce time to market

View the USB4 Tx Datasheet

View USB4 Brochure





USB4 Receiver

Ever-increasing data rates make designing and testing USB receivers both difficult
and expensive, especially at the highest speeds. USB Rx compliance testing requires performing the complex process of stressed eye calibration for both short and long
channels at a variety of sinusoidal jitter (SJ) frequencies. The performing process
can be quite difficult and time-consuming when performed manually.

Tektronix and Anritsu have collaborated to offer a joint solution for USB4 receiver
testing that integrates the Anritsu BERT MP1900A with a Tektronix DPO70000SX
real-time oscilloscope to simplify this process. Our joint solution automates the
entire calibration and measurement process, shortening test time and producing
more reliable measurements.

View the USB4 Rx Datasheet



USB 3.2

The USB 3.2 specification (20 Gbps) absorbed the prior USB 3.0 (5 Gbps) and USB 3.1
(5 or 10 Gbps) specifications, and also introduces Dual-Lane (x2) operation.

Tektronix’s USB 3.2 automated compliance test solution supports compliance testing for the silicon, host, device, hub, and dock. Since USB 3.2 encompasses three different certifications (Gen 1, Gen 2, and Gen 2x2), we designed our solution to save you time by letting you test for compliance with all three certifications in a single piece of software.

Learn more about our USB 3.2 Transmitter Solution





USB 2.0

USB 2.0 is a popular interface for mid-speed applications, thanks to its proven track
record and widespread support.  Tektronix offers tools for evaluating signal integrity
against USBIF standards, and protocol decoding for system-level debugging:

  • Tektronix USB 2.0 automated compliance testing software provides one-button
    testing for USB 2.0 designs, supporting low-speed, full-speed and high-speed
    data rates.
  • The Tektronix TDSUSBF fixture set provides a probing solution for the low- and
    full-speed signal quality, inrush current, drop and droop, receiver sensitivity, and impedance measurement tests.

Tektronix USB 2.0 decoder solutions offers automated trigger, decode, and search for
low-speed, full-speed and high-speed USB buses, enabling fast and efficient validation
and debug.

To learn more, explore our datasheets on USB 2.0 Automated Compliance Testing on 5 and 6 Series MSOsUSB 2.0 Decoding on 3 Series MDO, 4/5/6 Series MSOs and USB 2.0 Compliance and Decode Software for MSO/DPO70000 and DPO70000SX




DPO70000SX ATI Performance Oscilloscope

6 Series B MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

MSO/DPO70000DX Mixed Signal/Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes

Bandwidth of 70 GHz.
Sample rate of 200 GS/s: Lowest Noise.
Highest Fidelity. Maximum Performance.

Troubleshoot and validate high-speed designs with bandwidth that starts at 1 GHz and goes up to 10 GHz.

Bandwidths 8 GHz to 33 GHz. Sample rate of 100 GS/s.