Keysight Solutions Support Industry Adoption of the New USB4® Version 2.0 Specification – EEJournal

New Test and Measurement Solutions Accelerate the Development, Implementation, and Deployment of New 80 Gbps USB-Enabled Devices

SANTA ROSA, Calif., October 19, 2022

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that provides advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced new solutions for simulation, test and measurement that accelerate the development, implementation and deployment of new 80Gbps USB enabled devices.

The USB4® version 2.0 specification enables a plug-and-play interface for inter-digital communication, providing significant advantages in terms of bandwidth and data delivery. Keysight’s industry collaborations, combined with extensive research and development efforts, have enabled the company to provide solutions specifically for design characterization and validation for 80 Gbps USB. As a result, an ecosystem built around reversible and backward compatible USB Type-C® connectors, comprised of silicon vendors and system integrators, can effectively address a growing market for digital devices with applications such as high-resolution displays and high-fidelity virtual reality devices.

Specific to USB4 version 2.0, Keysight introduces the D9050USBC Transmitter Test Application, which automates testing of required measurements for transmitter compliance and return loss testing for 80 Gbps USB. Additionally, the N5991U42A Receiver Test application automates complex calibration and receiver testing of 80 Gbps USB products. The Keysight 7019A USB Type-C® Active Link Device provides access to all USB Type-C signals in an 80 Gbps USB live link.

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“Visions like the metaverse are part of the next chapter in global digital transformation. A wide range of products, including smartphones, AR/VR devices, computers, tablets and digital cameras, will rely on this next-generation high-speed digital standard,” said Joachim Peerlings, vice president of network and data center solutions at Keysight. . “Our commitment to supporting the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) and an ecosystem based on the USB4 specification will help drive adoption of the ubiquitous USB digital connectivity standard.”

In conjunction with the D9010USBP USB Protocol Trigger and Decode, customers can configure protocol-level lookups and triggers to debug and decode 80Gbps USB sideband and high-speed traffic. Keysight’s network analyzer application software, such as S96011B Enhanced Time Domain Analysis with TDR and S94USBCB USB Type-C Interconnect Compliance Testing Application, simplifies and automates the complex process of testing and test characterization compliance of USB Type-C interconnects to support the USB4/USB Type-C test ecosystem.

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To enable early design-phase simulations as well as in-depth post-layout analysis at the system level, Keysight’s PathWave advanced design system, PathWave ADS, now offers an IBIS-AMI USB4 version 2.0 modeler that facilitates development of such models for 80 Gbit/s USB devices. IBIS-AMI models generated using the W3081E are then used in Channel Simulation to predict and simulate BER, eye measurements, and other design parameters.

“USB-IF is committed to working closely with the industry and its members, such as Keysight, who support the delivery of high performance USB solutions while ensuring reliability, ease of use and quality,” said said Jeff Ravencraft, president and chief operating officer. USB-IF. “Keysight’s early solutions facilitated the deployment of the USB4 specification to accelerate the market introduction of 80 Gbps USB-certified products.

Keysight offers a full line of high-speed digital instruments.

  • Keysight’s Infinium UXR Series oscilloscopes provide accurate representation of waveforms over a wide frequency range.
  • Keysight’s vector network analyzers measure both amplitude and phase responses caused by the device. The resulting transmission and reflection measurements, impedance and s-parameters are then used for compliance testing and characterization.
  • Keysight’s highly integrated Bit Error Rate Testers (BERT) identify errors introduced into the system when data is received. This is a critical capability in physical layer characterization, validation, and conformance testing.
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USB4®, USB Type-C® and USB-C® are registered trademarks of the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF).

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight offers advanced design and validation solutions that help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s commitment to speed and accuracy extends to software insights and analytics that bring tomorrow’s technology products to market faster throughout the development lifecycle, in design simulation, validation prototypes, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis, and network performance optimization and visibility in enterprise, service provider, and cloud environments. Our customers span global markets in communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductors and general electronics. Keysight generated $4.9 billion in revenue in fiscal 2021. For more information about Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS), visit us at


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