Keysight Technologies' Updated MOI Now Supports USB Type-C™ Connector, Cable Assembly Compliance Testing Using ENA Network Analyzer


Step-by-Step Document Simplifies Connector, Cable Compliance


  • Provides measurement procedures for compliance testing USB Type-C cables and connectors in the time and frequency domains
  • Supports the USB Type-C Specification, version 1.1 and Compliance Test Specification, version 1.0

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Dec. 10, 2015

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced the availability of a newly updated Method of Implementation (MOI) document for cable and connector assembly compliance tests defined in Rev. 1.1 of the USB Type-C specification and Rev. 1.0 of the USB Type-C Compliance Test Specification (CTS). The USB Type-C MOI, together with a test package such as Keysight’s state file, works with the ENA Series network analyzer’s enhanced time domain analysis option (E5071C-TDR) to provide the compliance test solution for USB Type-C cable and connector assemblies. This step-by-step guide of measurement procedures for time and frequency domains simplifies USB Type-C cable-connector compliance setup and testing. As part of Keysight’s Type-C total solution set, the ENA-TDR is ready for complete testing of the standards converging on this universal interface.

Driven by increasing demand for more bandwidth, USB continues to evolve. One such evolution is the move to a smaller Type-C connector, with its’ 24-pins and a symmetric form factor that enables users to plug it in either way. The smaller connector results in tougher requirements for the physical layer to ensure interoperability. While Keysight currently offers a MOI for these smaller connectors, it is based on version 1.0 of the USB Type-C specification and CTS draft. The newly updated MOI, however, is based on the latest versions of both specifications: USB Type-C 1.1 and CTS 1.0.

"Keysight MOIs are available for a number of different high-speed digital applications such as HDMI, Ethernet and PCI Express," said Akira Nukiyama, vice president and general manager, Keysight’s Component Test Division. "Our newest addition to this list, the updated USB Type-C MOI, is yet another example of how we are working to give our customers the functionality they need to address high-speed measurement challenges and meet their time-to-market goals."

The newly updated USB Type-C MOI for use with the E5071C-TDR is available now at Additional information on the MOIs available for E5071C-TDR is available at Images of the new ENA Series network analyzer’s enhanced time domain analysis option is available at

About ENA Option TDR

The E5071C ENA-TDR is an application embedded in the ENA network analyzer that provides a one-box solution for high-speed serial interconnect analysis. The software delivers three breakthroughs for signal integrity design and verification: 1) simple and intuitive operation, 2) fast and accurate measurements simultaneously in the time domain (TDR/TDT) and frequency domain (S-parameter), and 3) ESD robustness for reduction of maintenance cost.

About Keysight in Digital Test

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 (MIPI™) Alliance, Ethernet standards (IEEE 802.3), Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and many others. Keysight is committed to involvement in standards groups and related workshops, plugfests and seminars 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. The business had revenues of $2.9 billion in fiscal year 2015. Information about Keysight is available at

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