The Advanced Cable Tester is the first comprehensive cable tester on the market. Please note, it requires installation on the Promira™ Serial Platform.
The USB Type-C cable is the most technically advanced cable available. High voltage and current, coupled with 10 Gbps data rates and numerous wires drive ubiquity and, with it, complexity. Test and validation of cables has always been essential, but with the added risk of fire increasing liability, complete testing of these new cables is more critical than ever.
The Advanced Cable Tester enables this essential testing, without expensive scopes, custom fixtures, and highly trained personnel, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Overview Advanced Cable Tester Level 1 und 2
Total Phase Advanced Cable Tester Anwendung - Level 1
The Total Phase Advanced Cable Tester - Level 1 is the quickest and most convenient way to test USB Type-C cables. It provides thorough continuity testing, DC resistance measurement for safe operation/reliability, and E-Marker verification. Rapid spot-checking of cables, easy-to-understand reports, and 100% test coverage are now available to casual, laboratory, and production environments at a fraction of the price, setup time, and labor versus any alternate solutions.
All pins are checked for continuity, preventing dangerous situations like shorts of VBUS to data signals, VBUS/GND reversal, etc.
DCR and IR Drop testing confirms that each power pin (VBUS and GND) is capable of carrying the required current to meet the applicable specification. For Type-C cables, each power pin is individually measured, then the cable as a whole is tested.
E-Marker testing reads the data from any present E-Marker, then validates the advertised data and power capabilities against the actual measured parameters of the cable. Additionally, fields such as Vendor ID, Product ID, Test ID, firmware and hardware versions can be set by the operator, for easy pass/fail determination of cables through a QA process.
A REST API is available for integration of the Advanced Cable Tester into a larger test infrastructure. This integration can be very high-level: taking just a real-time pass/fail indication; or much more integrated: retrieving all details for custom processing, analysis, logging, etc.
The Advanced Cable Tester itself supports testing of both Full-Featured and USB 2.0 Type-C cables. Adapter cards are available for legacy connectors, enabling testing of additional types of cables:
- Standard-A to Micro-B (USB 2.0 & USB 3.1)
- Standard-A to Type-C (USB 2.0 & USB 3.1)
- Standard-A to Lightning (USB 2.0)
- Type-C to Micro-B (USB 2.0 & USB 3.1)
- Type-C to Lightning (USB 2.0)
- Lightning to Micro-B (USB 2.0 & USB 3.1)
Total Phase Advanced Cable Tester Application - Level 2
With the Total Phase Advanced Cable Tester - Level 1 Application you have the ability to do critical safety testing for Type-C and other USB cables. The Level 2 application goes beyond this to enable high-fidelity data throughput measurement at up to 12GBit/s.
The Level 2 application performs Signal Integrity testing, checking all SuperSpeed and USB2 pairs to verify they meet the relevant specifications. Testing is done at 518Mbit for USB2, and at 5Gbit, 10Gbit, or even up to 12Gbit for SuperSpeed lines.
The purchase of your Advanced Cable Tester Application includes one year of support, allowing you to download any updates for this application for 12 months after purchase.