New Test Accessories Enable “Beyond Compliance” USB Power Delivery Testing

April 9th, 2019 by Brissa Ortega

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Apr. 9, 2019 – Granite River Labs (GRL), a global leader in engineering services and test solutions for connectivity, announced the addition of new test accessories to GRL’s second generation USB Power Delivery and Type-CTM Tester and Analyzer (GRL-USB-PD-C2), making it a more comprehensive test solution. This USB-IF approved USB PD solution now extends its test capabilities to DisplayPort Alt mode PHY tests, Fast Role Swap (FR_Swap) automation, USB Type-CTM functional tests, ThunderboltTM 3 Power tests, VBUS/VCONN reliability test, and a power delivery sniffer.

The new test accessories work with the GRL-USB-PD-C2 analyzer and enable users to extend the analyzers test capabilities to broader applications such as PHY test automation for USB Type-CTM Alternate Modes, VBUS/VCONN short/through, fast role swap (FR_SWAP) automation, PD/ VBUS interception/error injection between high speed USB/DP devices, and VBUS/CC/D+/D- sniffing between USB charging sources and sinks. This new release of test accessories also significantly protects customer investment in the GRL-USB-PD-C2, the most proven and full- featured USB PD and USB Type-CTM test solutions.

List of new test accessories:

    • GRL-USB-PD-STC: GRL Special (GRL-SPL) USB Type-CTM VCONN Passthrough test cable, used for connecting UUT to GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller.
    • GRL-USB-PD-DPC: GRL DisplayPort PHY Tx Automation Test Board.
    • GRL-USB-PD-FRS: GRL Fast Role Swap (FR_Swap) Automation Board.
    • GRL-USB-PD-FCB: GRL USB Type-CTM Functional Compliance Board.
    • GRL-USB-PD-TBT: GRL ThunderboltTM High-Speed Power Board.
    • GRL-USB-PD-PWR: GRL USB Type-CTM VBUS & VCONN Shorting Board.
    • GRL-USB-PD-SNIF: GRL USB Type-CTM Sniffer Board.

About Granite River Labs (GRL) |
The world’s leading Engineering Services and Test Automation Solutions firm for connectivity, GRL helps engineers solve tough design and validation challenges. GRL began in 2010 with a vision to provide affordable test services to help hardware developers implement digital interface technologies as they become faster, more complex, and more challenging to test. Today, GRL has worked with hundreds of companies from our worldwide test facilities and R&D centers.

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