Protocol Insight and Teledyne LeCroy collaborate on UFS and MIPI protocol debug and compliance tools

Protocol Insight and Teledyne LeCroy will jointly develop and supply protocol debug and compliance solutions for the next generation of UFS/UniPro devices utilizing Protocol Insight’s UFS/UniPro exerciser/analyzer technology. The companies collaborate to advance the adoption of UFS3.0 and MIPI High Speed Gear 4.

The Universal Flash Storage (UFS) flash memory technology is being adopted for mobile applications requiring high-speed memory access. It provides, according to UFS, more than five times faster sequential read performance compared to that of a typical microSD card, and 350 times higher random IOP write speed and twice the sequential write speed.

This makes UFS a solution for applications requiring fast read and write times such as digital photography, video streaming and mobile gaming. And with the upcoming migration of UFS devices from Gear3 at 5.9Gbps to Gear4 at 11.8Gbps the performance advantage will become even greater.

By combining the expertise from both companies, Protocol Insight and Teledyne LeCroy will provide a solution for testing the next generation of UniPro/UFS devices, allowing device designers and developers the ability to diagnose problems in their designs and to conduct conformance, compliance, margin and stress testing.

Teledyne LeCroy is specialized in protocol test, data acquisition and probing solutions. Protocol Insight is specialized in UniPro and UFS conformance and compliance test tools. Their goal is to ensure probing data capture at the new 11.8Gbps speeds of MIPI M-PHY Gear4.

The Universal Flash Storage Association (UFSA) was founded in 2010 as an open trade association to promote adoption and acceptance of the UFS standard. Board of Director members include Keysight Technologies, Micron Technology, Montage Technology, Phison Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Silicon Motion Technology and SK Hynix.

The MIPI Alliance is a global, collaborative organization comprised of companies that span the mobile ecosystem and are committed to defining and promoting interface specifications for mobile devices. The MIPI Alliance is a non-profit corporation that operates as an open membership organization. Today, more than 250 member companies actively participate in the Alliance, developing interface specifications which drive consistency in processor and peripheral interfaces, promoting reuse and compatibility in mobile devices.