Saelig Company recently announced the MQP Packet-Master USB-PDT all-in-one comprehensive Power Delivery Compliance Tester. Intended for testing protocol, measuring transmitter signal quality, receiver quality and interference rejection, and power load testing, the USB-PDT s a complete compliance tester and development tool for USB power delivery, incorporating analyzer, exerciser, compliance tester, PD VBUS generator, PD VBUS load, VBUS voltage, and current monitor functions. The unit performs comprehensive PHY, protocol and power compliance tests on PD devices, and PHY and protocol tests on PD cable marker chips.
The base unit, which incorporates a plug-in module design, comes with GraphicUSB, an easy-use graphical Windows application for driving and reporting on the compliance tests and capturing and displaying every detail of power delivery interactions. “Power Delivery” is a specification allowing USB ports to provide power in a more flexible and adaptable way. The industry standard BMC version uses two-way signaling on the CC wire of a USB C-cable. The Packet-Master USB-PDT behaves as one end of a power delivery link. It can emulate the behavior of an initial Downstream Facing Port (DFP) or Upstream Facing Port (UFP) in controlled ways, and can confirm the responses of the connected Unit Under Test (UUT). It is also designed to perform all the required protocol and PHY Compliance Tests on Electronic Cable Markers.
The Packet-Master USB-PDT’s plug-in module design concept has the following advantages for connecting test devices:
- USB-PD connectors can be damaged by handling. If a connector becomes damaged, you can simply replace the plug-in module.
- The Type-C receptacle on the plug-in is itself a user-replaceable item.
- Different connector styles are available for USB-PD use. Swapping plug-in modules provides the flexibility required.
Designed USB experts MQP Electronics, the USB-PDT will be available from Saelig in Q1 2016.
Source: Saelig Company