USB Power Delivery and Type-C™ Tester and Analyzer (GRL-USB-PD-C2)

GRL-USB-PD-C2: The only instrument you need for USB Type-C Power Delivery and Alt Mode compliance testing.

Overview

  • Fully integrated - does the work of 5 instruments in one platform
  • Supports all USB Type-C Power Delivery 3.0 and 2.0 Compliance Tests
  • Two fully independent ports - Source/Sink up to 200W
  • Supports PHY test automation for DisplayPort and Thunderbolt 3 Alt Modes
  • Integrates Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ and Thunderbolt 3-specific test items

Description

GRL-USB-PD-C2 (GRL-C2) is the only solution available that supports all compliance test specifications for USB Power Delivery 3.0 and USB Type-C Alternate Mode designs, and enables product developers to quickly run full compliance and validation test suites at the push of a button. GRL-C2 provides an automated, efficient, and fully-integrated way perform all required USB Power Delivery version 3.0 and 2.0 and related tests over the USB Type-C connector, as well as PHY test automation for USB Type-C Alternate Modes. GRL-C2 automates all required USB PD compliance tests for power providers (chargers), consumers, dual-role ports, and cable and adapter E-Markers; and is the only solution available that integrates Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ and Intel Thunderbolt-specific test items. GRL-C2 also incorporates analyzer capability to sniff PD traffic. GRL-C2 integrates all required USB PD tests into a single 2-port tester, including all tests supported on GRL’s USB-IF approved first generation solution introduced in 2015. Each port can be configured independently as a PD Provider or Consumer. GRL-C2 supports BMC-PHY-TX testing using passive probes with any Windows 7+ oscilloscope from Keysight, Tektronix, Rohde & Schwarz, or Teledyne LeCroy. All other PD Protocol and Power tests are fully integrated, removing the need for external electronic loads.

Key Features

  • Supports all required USB Power Delivery version 3.0 and 2.0 and related tests over the USB Type-C connector in one platform
  • Integrated PHY Test Controller for DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 3, and HDMI Alternate Mode testing
  • Integrated AUX Controller for DisplayPort Source and Sink Physical Layer Testing supporting multiple oscilloscope and BERT platforms
  • USB PD protocol analyzer/sniffer mode, configurable between integrated UFP/DFP controller to DUT or as a ‘pass through’ using extension adapter
  • Supports all USB PD devices including cable and adapter E-Markers, power providers (chargers), power consumers, and dual-role devices
  • Supports DisplayPort Alt Mode CTS Chapter 10 PD Protocol tests
  • Provides two independent PD test ports with 240W Provider and 200W Consumer emulation
  • Integrates Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ and Intel Thunderbolt-specific tests
  • Supports BMC-PHY-TX with any Windows7+ oscilloscope from Keysight, Tektronix, Rohde & Schwarz, or Teledyne LeCroy
  • Runs all other USB PD tests internally, greatly reducing test times
  • Access to CC1, CC2, Vbus signals for waveform capture via front panel extension adapter
  • All waveforms saved for further analysis and debug
  • Automatically generates comprehensive .pdf, .csv, and .xml test reports
GRL-USB-PD-DPC - GRL DPC PHY Tx Automation Test Board, which comprises the following:
  • GRL-C2-EXT1 DisplayPort Fixture, LFPS & FRSWAP Control Board - EXT1 extension fixture for GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller, used to:
    • Control signals for GRL-C2-FRSWAP AUTO Box Board.
    • Test DisplayPort Alt Mode over Type-C.
    • Control Low Frequency Periodic Signaling (LFPS) sequences in USB 3.0 system.
  • Support for DP PHY automation using GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller.
GRL-USB-PD-FRS - GRL Fast Role Swap (FRSWAP) Board (Coming Soon), which comprises the following:
  • GRL-C2-FRSWAP AUTO Box Board - Fixture for GRL-USBPD-C2 test controller, used to automate Fast Role Swap based testing. Connects to DUT to remove External AC power from DUT. Note: The fixture will be shipped inside an enclosure.
  • GRL-C2-EXT5 Extension Board - EXT5 extension fixture for GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller, used to:
    • Control inputs/outputs from C2.
    • Provide signal triggering for FRSWAP and other peripherals.
GRL-USB-PD-FCB - GRL Type-C Functional Compliance Board (Coming Soon), which comprises the following:
  • GRL-HS-EXT Fixture - Extension fixture for GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller, used to control VBUS and CC lines between connected devices without interfering the high speed lines between Type-C input/output connectors.
  • Support for functional compliance testing using GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller.
GRL-USB-PD-TBT - GRL Thunderbolt Power Board (Coming Soon), which comprises the following:
  • GRL-HS-EXT Fixture - Extension fixture for GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller, used to control VBUS and CC lines between connected devices without interfering the high speed lines between Type-C input/output connectors.
  • GRL-C2-EXT5 Extension Board - EXT5 extension fixture for GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller, used to:
    • Control inputs/outputs from C2.
    • Provide signal triggering for FRSWAP and other peripherals.
  • GRL-USB-PD-SHT - Extension fixture for GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller, used to connect to Port 1 and Port 2 of GRL-USB-PDC2 test controller to perform external short circuit for VBUS and VCONN to ground using control signals from GRL-C2-EXT5 extension board.
  • Support for Thunderbolt testing using GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller.
GRL-USB-PD-STC - GRL Special (GRL-SPL) Type-C VCONN Passthrough test cable, used for connecting UUT to GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller. This is a full feature cable with all Type-C lines connected in between both ends of the cable.
GRL-USB-PD-C2-QC - Upgrade GRL-USB-PD-C2 to Qualcomm QuickCharge 4+ (SW Upgrade)
GRL-USB-PD-C2-CTRL - USB Type-C Physical Layer Test Controller (HW and API Only)
GRL-USB-PD-C2-SUP - Upgrades GRL-USB-PD-CTRL to PD3.0 Tester (SW Upgrade)
GRL-USB-PD - GRL USB PD 3.0 Software for Oscilloscopes (SW Only)
GRL-USB-PD-FLT - GRL USB PD 3.0 Software for Oscilloscopes (SW with USB HW License)
GRL-USB-PD-PSB (Coming Soon) – GRL Protocol Sniffer Board (HW Only)
GRL-USB-PD-PTK – GRL Scope Probing and Triggering Kit (HW Only). Package includes BNC to BNC Cable and GRL-C2- EXT4 Probing Board.
GRL-USB-PD-C2-CAB1 – GRL USB PD Cable, Type-C VCONN passthrough (HW Only)
GRL-USB-PD-G2NCB – GRL Gen 2 Noise Calibration Board (HW Only)
GRL-USB-PD-SAB – GRL Serial Interface (SI) Automation Board (HW Only)
GRL-USB-PD-ELDC – External E-Load Connector (HW Only)
Power Supply
USB Cable - Standard Type A to Type B Programming cable used to update GRL-USB-PD-C2 firmware. Connects to GRL-USB-PD-C2 upgrade USB port.
Ethernet Cable - 3m Cat 5 cable to connect GRL-USBPD-C2 test controller to control computer.
GRL-USB-PD-STC - GRL Special (GRL-SPL) Type-C VCONN Passthrough test cable, used for connecting UUT to GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller. This is a full feature cable with all Type-C lines connected in between both ends of the cable.
Accessory Pouch

GRL-USB-PD-DPC - GRL DPC PHY Tx Automation Test Board, which comprises the following:
  • GRL-C2-EXT1 DisplayPort Fixture, LFPS & FRSWAP Control Board - EXT1 extension fixture for GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller, used to:
    • Control signals for GRL-C2-FRSWAP AUTO Box Board.
    • Test DisplayPort Alt Mode over Type-C.
    • Control Low Frequency Periodic Signaling (LFPS) sequences in USB 3.0 system.
  • Support for DP PHY automation using GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller.
GRL-USB-PD-FRS - GRL Fast Role Swap (FRSWAP) Board (Coming Soon), which comprises the following:
  • GRL-C2-FRSWAP AUTO Box Board - Fixture for GRL-USBPD-C2 test controller, used to automate Fast Role Swap based testing. Connects to DUT to remove External AC power from DUT. Note: The fixture will be shipped inside an enclosure.
  • GRL-C2-EXT5 Extension Board - EXT5 extension fixture for GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller, used to:
    • Control inputs/outputs from C2.
    • Provide signal triggering for FRSWAP and other peripherals.
GRL-USB-PD-FCB - GRL Type-C Functional Compliance Board (Coming Soon), which comprises the following:
  • GRL-HS-EXT Fixture - Extension fixture for GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller, used to control VBUS and CC lines between connected devices without interfering the high speed lines between Type-C input/output connectors.
  • Support for functional compliance testing using GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller.
GRL-USB-PD-TBT - GRL Thunderbolt Power Board (Coming Soon), which comprises the following:
  • GRL-HS-EXT Fixture - Extension fixture for GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller, used to control VBUS and CC lines between connected devices without interfering the high speed lines between Type-C input/output connectors.
  • GRL-C2-EXT5 Extension Board - EXT5 extension fixture for GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller, used to:
    • Control inputs/outputs from C2.
    • Provide signal triggering for FRSWAP and other peripherals.
  • GRL-USB-PD-SHT - Extension fixture for GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller, used to connect to Port 1 and Port 2 of GRL-USB-PDC2 test controller to perform external short circuit for VBUS and VCONN to ground using control signals from GRL-C2-EXT5 extension board.
  • Support for Thunderbolt testing using GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller.
GRL-USB-PD-STC - GRL Special (GRL-SPL) Type-C VCONN Passthrough test cable, used for connecting UUT to GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller. This is a full feature cable with all Type-C lines connected in between both ends of the cable.
USB Power Delivery and Type-C™ Tester and Analyzer
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