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LeCroy collaborates with Fresco Logic to enable early testing of SuperSpeed USB devices
Release Date : November 17 , 2008
 

Companies collaborate to provide early testing for SuperSpeed USB devicesUSB

 

Implementer’s Forum Developers Conference, San Jose CA, ― November  17, 2008 – LeCroy Corporation, a leading supplier of USB protocol test solutions, today demonstrated  its Voyager protocol analysis platform interoperating with Fresco Logic’s SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) development platform at the USB SuperSpeed Develpers Conference in San Jose. The availability of USB 3.0 protocol test tools and Silicon IP for Host and Device promises to accelerate product verification and market introduction of SuperSpeed USB devices. 

The Fresco Logic demonstration shows interoperability between an xHCI host controller and a USB 3.0 device controller based on Fresco’s SuperSpeed USB Host and Device hardware development platforms. Fresco Logic engineers will use the LeCroy Voyager analyzer to help demonstrate USB 3.0 sustained data transfers of over 300 MB/s using their xHCI prototype. The LeCroy Analyzer transparently monitors USB Protocol traffic and uses the de-facto standard CATC Trace to illustrate host – device communications.

“Fresco Logic has been using LeCroy’s Voyager USB 3.0 test platform to aid bring-up of the new xHCI (Extensible Host Controller Interface) software stack on our SuperSpeed Host and Device Development Platforms”, stated Bob McVay, Fresco Logic CTO. “LeCroy’s expertise with PCI Express 2.0 has obviously helped them produce a very reliable solution for recording SuperSpeed 5 Ghz signaling.”

“As a market leader in USB test equipment, LeCroy is committed to providing early design teams with the most comprehensive tool set for validating USB 3.0 devices”, stated Mickey Romm, Director of Product Development at LeCroy. “LeCroy’s collaboration with Fresco Logic in the demonstration of USB 3.0 technology this week is considered a key milestone for USB 3.0 development and will ultimately help accelerate the roll-out of SuperSpeed enabled products.”

LeCroy (CATC) helped lay the groundwork for early USB 1.0 testing in 1996 and again in 1999 for USB 2.0 with its legendary USB Advisor protocol analyzer.  With the introduction of USB 3.0, LeCroy’s expertise with testing PCI-Express Gen-2 enabled it to provide customers with a USB 3.0 protocol analysis solution that is fully compliant with 5 Gb/s signaling.

LeCroy’s Voyager USB protocol verification platform began shipping in August 2008.  For additional information, contact LeCroy at 1-800-4LeCroy (1-800-453-2769) or visit the LeCroy web site (www.lecroy.com).

 

LeCroy Corporation is a worldwide leader in serial data test solutions, creating advanced instruments that drive product innovation by quickly measuring, analyzing, and verifying complex electronic signals. The Company offers high-performance oscilloscopes, serial data analyzers, and global communications protocol test solutions used by design engineers in the computer and semiconductor, data storage device, automotive and industrial, and military and aerospace markets. LeCroy’s 40-year heritage of technical innovation is the foundation for its recognized leadership in “WaveShape Analysis”—capturing, viewing, and measuring the high-speed signals that drive today's information and communications technologies. LeCroy is headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York. Company information is available at http://www.lecroy.com.
© 2008 by LeCroy Corporation. All rights reserved. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

Fresco Logic is a Silicon IP, IC systems and Solution Company focused on providing advanced solutions for moving and storing content.  High-definition video and the explosion of content sharing in social media networking is driving the demand for faster connectivity and increased storage across consumer electronics, personal computing, and mobile internet devices. Fresco Logic works closely with strategic customers and partners to help build new products based on emerging connectivity standards such as SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0), and storage platforms for applications like solid state drives (SSD’s) targeted for mobile internet devices. By providing a comprehensive offering of Silicon IP, Systems, and Solutions, Fresco Logic gives product development companies the right mix of cost effective offerings to bring SuperSpeed connectivity and flexible storage options to market faster. For more information on Fresco Logic Products visit: http://www.frescologic.com/

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