Effortless Digital Interface Compliance Testing

Increasingly complex digital interfaces and protocols often require engineers to go beyond functional compliance checks and as far as validating against full parametric, functional, voltage, and timing characteristics. Researching the protocol standards, designing appropriate measurement IP, developing an appropriate user interface, and reporting results require a lot of effort. As a result, many in-house protocol validation tools often end up being slow, expensive, and difficult to maintain.

 

  • Turnkey solution for interactive and automated validation of common device control protocols, such as I2C, MIPI I3C, SPI, MIPI SPMI, and MIPI RFFE

  • Quickly perform parametric, functional, and reliability measurements

  • Sweep bus timing/voltage parameters, induce packet formation faults, induce glitches/spikes in the protocol waveform, and measure timing parameters

  • Simple interface for manual tasks and automation  

  • Easy to maintain and capable of evolving with changing market requirements

Protocol Validation Solution

  • Easily perform compliance test with turnkey protocol validation software for MIPI I3CI2CMIPI SPMISPI, and MIPI RFFE target devices

  • Leverage NI’s high-performance PXI Digital Pattern Instruments and PXI Oscilloscopes

  • Interactively configure parametric, functional, and reliability tests against industry standards

  • Use the built-in script editor for easy automation

  • Export configurations and integrate protocol validation tasks into external automation programs using APIs and DLLs for Python, C#, LabVIEW, and TestStand

Solution Advantages

Simplified I3C Protocol Validation

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NI’s Protocol Validation Solution combines high-performance PXI instrumentation with Soliton protocol validation software to help you validate your digital interface—from interactive configuration and debug to fully automated validation.

“Soliton Protocol Validation Suites provided a unified test platform with a simple pass/fail status reporting for validation. The Soliton suite is simple and easy to use. Setup takes about 15 minutes and validation of a working device is just a few hours. Use of the SVS has saved approximately $100K of NRE in the first year of application. Thank you so much for providing a great tool to validate I2C and I3C interfaces.”

Hung Mai, Senior Staff Engineer, Semtech Corporation

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Soliton Technologies provides highly differentiated engineering services to global semiconductor customers of NI. As the creators of LDO Measurement Suite Add-On for InstrumentStudio, Soliton is capable of customizing or expanding the measurement capabilities to meet your application requirements.

Services and Support

NI works with customers throughout the life of an application, delivering training, technical support, consultation and integration services, and maintenance programs. Teams can discover new skills by participating in NI-specific and geographic user groups and build proficiency with online and in-person training.