Keysight Technologies Introduces Electrical Performance and Characterization Test Software to Streamline eDP 1.4 Testing


SANTA ROSA, Calif., Nov. 25, 2014

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today introduced test support for the eDP 1.4 (embedded DisplayPort) specification. Keysight N6469A eDP 1.4 electrical performance and characterization test software allows developers using eDP technology to eliminate guesswork and streamline their testing by using application software specifically designed for their needs.

The Keysight eDP 1.4 software eliminates the need to tailor a test process for eDP designs. The software offers a flexible approach that all companies and sites participating in the eDP ecosystem can use to evaluate device performance and share test process information consistently across design and validation stages.

The test software operates on Keysight's 90000 X-, 90000 Q- and Z-Series Infiniium real-time oscilloscopes with bandwidths of 13 GHz and higher. Access to the test signals through an eDP test fixture is required.

"Adopted by almost every new laptop computer maker, embedded DisplayPort is one of VESA's most widely implemented standards," said VESA Board of Directors Chair Alan Kobayashi, fellow and executive R&D manager for Smart Connectivity Group at MegaChips Technology America. "We welcome Keysight's new product offering, which will enrich the universe of eDP design, validation and test resources. VESA is continually evaluating and enhancing its standards with new features and capabilities. Companies like Keysight enable the engineering ecosystem to keep pace with the rapid technical evolution of our standards."

Keysight eDP1.4 test solution features include:

  • A full suite of tests leveraged from the DisplayPort 1.2b compliance test specification
  • Ability to select bit rates and nominal values for level and pre-emphasis as well as the number of settings for each
  • Ability to create test limits for each test according to design needs
  • Ability to create a test plan that includes selecting the device states for specific tests
  • Template-driven test capability for better productivity in repeatedly testing a given device type, or to share with others for identical tests
  • Ability to deviate from a given template to suit specific debugging needs

Engineers can create 20-, 30-, 40- or 50-pin eDP implementations using the IPEX connector system. Fixtures are available from Wilder Technologies and LUXSHARE ICT.

Additional Information

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U.S. Pricing and Availability

The N6469A eDP 1.4 electrical performance and characterization test software is available now and is priced at $8,000.

Keysight's Digital Test Standards Program

Keysight's solutions for digital applications are driven and supported by Keysight experts who are involved in various international standards committees. Keysight experts are active in the Joint Electronic Devices Engineering Council (JEDEC), PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG®),Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO), USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPITM) Alliance, Ethernet Standards (IEEE 802.3), Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and many others. Keysight is committed to involvement in standards groups and their related workshops, plugfests and test specification development to ensure the right test solutions are created to meet customers' evolving needs.
About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) is a global electronic measurement technology and market leader helping to transform its customers' measurement experience through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight's electronic measurement instruments, systems, software and services are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipment. Information about Keysight is available at

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