USB Power Delivery and Type-C® Tester and Analyzer (GRL-USB-PD-C2) – Beta

Granite River Labs announces the BETA software release version for the GRL USB Power Delivery and Type-C® Tester and Analyzer (C2).Download Link

This version is intended to be used for the upcoming USB-IF Compliance Workshop #112.

Key updates:

  • Updated software for handle latest VIF version
  • Added E-load Firmware to update with one click feature from Instruments selection panel.
  • Fixed tester GoodCRC revision version based on CTS selection for Power delivery 2.0 & 3.0.
  • Handled cable orientation detection in the software to run PHY-RX-INT REJ test case if standard Type-C test Cable was connected.
  • Added Calibration Information in the Application display panel and update as a warning if the calibration date expires.
  • Updated pBitrate measurement calculation in Deterministic Bit-Rate-Phy-E4 test case
  • Update the HTML file to capture all the user inputs entered during the report generation.
  • Added header and payload decode feature in Advanced signal plot window.
  • Fixed Fit and Zoom Out button action issue in the advanced signal plot.
  • Aligning the markers in the advanced signal plot to the exact packet when the user clicks on the test results from the application.
  • Fixed performance related issues in Advanced signal Plot.
  • Updated the GRL-USB-PD-C2-MOI version as per the latest software UI changes.
  • Updated DisplayPort Alt mode pin assignment test cases.
  • Updated Thunderbolt test cases based on new requirement/feedback from the Thunderbolt compliance group.
  • Updated Thunderbolt current limit VBUS test case and Short protection test case based on team feedback, added Pop-up Message if DUT not established PD contract.
  • Updated API library and python scripts.
  • Fixed waveform saving issue while executing API.
  • Added support for the Quick Charge 4 IOP test cases.
  • Modified QC4.TID 3.current limit test case to consider the Source PDP and Power limited bit for current limit validation.
  • Updated the QC4 device type – QC4/QC4+ in the HTML report for user validation.
  • Fixed the issue with current increment even though DUT sent the reject message for the tester request in QC4.3.Current Limit and Qc4.10.Adapter Collapse test cases.

Known issues:

  • Removed the functional MOI tests, since these tests are under correlation.
  • The advanced signal plot will work as expected but rarely observed the plot crash.
  • In Communication Engine MOI, BMC PHY RX INT REJ- test, tester BIST preamble packet is observed less than 64bit and test result may come as fail rarely. Need to restart the controller and re-run this test.
  • In the Deterministic MOI, VDMU E19 test updates as a false failure with the particular DUTs.

Instructions to update the software:

  • Run the installer and follow the onscreen instructions
  • After installing the update the firmware of your GRL-USB-PD-C2 before running the tests

If any issues are experienced or difficulty in executing the tests please contact for assistance.