USB Power Delivery and Type-C® Tester and Analyzer (GRL-USB-PD-C2)

Overview & Features

GRL-USB-PD-C2: The only instrument you need for USB Type-C Power Delivery and Alt Mode compliance testing.

Overview

  • Fully integrated - does the work of 5 instruments in one platform
  • Supports all USB Type-C Power Delivery 3.0 and 2.0 Compliance Tests
  • Two fully independent ports - Source/Sink up to 200W
  • Supports PHY test automation for DisplayPort and Thunderbolt 3 Alt Modes
  • Integrates Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ and Thunderbolt 3-specific test items

Description

GRL-USB-PD-C2 (GRL-C2) is the only solution available that supports all compliance test specifications for USB Power Delivery 3.0 and USB Type-C Alternate Mode designs, and enables product developers to quickly run full compliance and validation test suites at the push of a button.

GRL-C2 provides an automated, efficient, and fully-integrated way to perform all required USB Power Delivery version 3.0 and 2.0 and related tests over the USB Type-C connector, as well as PHY test automation for USB Type-C Alternate Modes.

GRL-C2 automates all required USB PD compliance tests for power providers (chargers), consumers, dual-role ports, and cable and adapter E-Markers; and is the only solution available that integrates Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ and Intel Thunderbolt-specific test items. GRL-C2 also incorporates analyzer capability to sniff PD traffic.

GRL-C2 integrates all required USB PD tests into a single 2-port tester, including all tests supported on GRL’s USB-IF approved first generation solution introduced in 2015. Each port can be configured independently as a PD Provider or Consumer. All other PD Protocol and Power tests are fully integrated, removing the need for external electronic loads.

Key Features

  • Supports all required USB Power Delivery version 3.0 and 2.0 and related tests over the USB Type-C connector in one platform
  • Integrated PHY Test Controller for DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 3, and HDMI Alternate Mode testing
  • USB PD protocol analyzer/sniffer mode, configurable between integrated UFP/DFP controller to DUT or as a ‘pass through’ using extension adapter
  • Supports all USB PD devices including cable and adapter E-Markers, power providers (chargers), power consumers, and dual-role devices
  • Supports DisplayPort Alt Mode CTS Chapter 10 PD Protocol tests
  • Provides two independent PD test ports with 240W Provider and 200W Consumer emulation
  • Integrates Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ and Intel Thunderbolt-specific tests
  • Supports BMC-PHY-TX with any Windows7+ oscilloscope from Keysight, Tektronix, Rohde & Schwarz, or Teledyne LeCroy
  • Runs all other USB PD tests internally, greatly reducing test times
  • Access to CC1, CC2, Vbus signals for waveform capture via front panel extension adapter
  • All waveforms saved for further analysis and debug
  • Automatically generates comprehensive .pdf, .csv, and .xml test reports

Options & Accessories

GRL-USB-PD-EPR - GRL USB PD 3.1 Pre-compliance Board
Requiring GRL-USB-PD-EPR software option

GRL USB PD 3.1 test fixture, which is comprised of the following:

  • GRL-USB-PD-EPRF - USB PD 3.1 fixture for extended power range designs enables devices to supply power up to 240W.
  • GRL-C2-EXT6 Extension Board - for GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller communication, used to control the GRL-USB-PD_EPRF Fixture.
  • GRL-EXT6-IO-Cable - input/output test cable, used for connecting the GRL-C2-EXT6 Extension Board to USB PD 3.1 fixture.
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Note: Granite River Labs recommends connecting the extension fixture/board to the GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller only when it's powered-off. Requiring GRL-USB-PD-EPR software option

 

GRL-USB-PD-STC - GRL Special (GRL-SPL) Type-C VCONN Passthrough test cable

GRL Special (GRL-SPL) Type-C VCONN Passthrough test cable, used for connecting UUT to GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller. This is a full feature cable with all Type-C lines connected in between both ends of the cable.

 

GRL-USB-PD-DPC - GRL DPC PHY Tx Automation Test Board

GRL DPC PHY Tx Automation Test Board, which comprises the following:

  • GRL-C2-EXT1 DisplayPort Fixture, LFPS - EXT1 extension fixture for GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller, used to:
    • Test DisplayPort Alt Mode over Type-C.
    • Control Low Frequency Periodic Signaling (LFPS) sequences in USB 3.0 system.
  • Support for DP PHY automation using GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller.
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Note: Granite River Labs recommends connecting the extension fixture/board to the GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller only when it's powered-off.

 

GRL-USB-PD-FRS - GRL Fast Role Swap (FRSWAP) Board

GRL Fast Role Swap (FRSWAP) Board, which comprises the following:


  • GRL-C2-FRSWAP AUTO Box Board - Fixture for GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller, used to automate Fast Role Swap based testing. Connects to DUT to remove External AC power from DUT.
  • GRL-C2-EXT5 Extension Board - EXT5 extension fixture for GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller, used to:
    • Control inputs/outputs from C2.
    • Provide signal triggering for FRSWAP, GRL-USB-PD-SHT extension fixture and other peripherals.
  • FR-SWAP-CAB - FRSWAP test cable, used for connecting GRL-C2-EXT5 extension board with GRL-C2-FR-SWAP-AUTO fixture.
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Note: Granite River Labs recommends connecting the extension fixture/board to the GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller only when it's powered-off.

 

GRL-USB-PD-FCB - GRL Type-C Functional Compliance Board
Requiring GRL-USB-PD-FC Type-C Functional Compliance software option

GRL Type-C Functional Compliance Board, which comprises the following:

  • GRL-HS-EXT Fixture - Extension fixture for GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller, used to control VBUS and CC lines between connected devices without interfering the high speed lines between Type-C input/output connectors.
  • Support for functional compliance testing using GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller.
  • GRL-C2-Functional-BRD - To support the functional latest CTS requirements (TD.4.3.1, TD.4.4.1, TD.4.5.4 , TD.4.6.3 and TD.4.7.2)
  • GRL-C2-IO-EXT6 - To Provide signal triggering for GRL-C2-Functional-BRD
  • EXT6-IO-CABLE
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Note: Granite River Labs recommends connecting the extension fixture/board to the GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller only when it's powered-off.

Requiring GRL-USB-PD-FC Type-C Functional Compliance software option

 

GRL-USB-PD-PWR - GRL Type-C VBUS & VCONN Shorting Board

GRL Type-C VBUS & VCONN Shorting Board, which comprises the following:

  • GRL-C2-EXT5 Extension Board - EXT5 extension fixture for GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller, used to:
    • Control inputs/outputs from C2.
    • Provide signal triggering for FRSWAP and other peripherals.
  • GRL-USB-PD-SHT2 - Extension fixture for GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller, used to connect to Port 1 and Port 2 of GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller to perform external short circuit for VBUS and VCONN to ground using control signals from GRL-C2-EXT5 extension board.
  • F1R-IO-TBT-Cable - Thunderbolt input/output test cable, used for connecting GRL-C2-EXT5 extension board with GRL-USB-PD-SHT2 extension fixture.
  • Support for Thunderbolt power testing using GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller (VBUS and VCONN shorting to ground).
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Note: Granite River Labs recommends connecting the extension fixture/board to the GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller only when it's powered-off.

 

GRL-USB-PD-DPAUX-SNIF - GRL DisplayPort AUX Sniffer
Requiring GRL-USB-PD-DPAUX DP AUX software option

  • GRL DisplayPort AUX Sniffer Board – GRL DP AUX test using with C2 and DP AUX option to test DP AUX.
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Note: Granite River Labs recommends connecting the extension fixture/board to the GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller only when it's powered-off.

Requiring GRL-USB-PD-DPAUX DP AUX software option

 

GRL-USB-PD-SNIF - GRL Type-C Sniffer Board

GRL Type-C Sniffer Board, which comprises the following:

  • GRL-C2-EXT2 Sniffer_V2 – Extension fixture for GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller, used to sniff USB Power Delivery traffic and Qualcomm Quick Charge legacy traffic.
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Note: Granite River Labs recommends connecting the extension fixture/board to the GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller only when it's powered-off.

 

GRL-USB-PD-BCQCF - BC1.2 DCP Sink Testing Accessory Board
Requiring GRL-USB-PD-BCQC BC1.2 DCP Sink Testing software option

BC1.2 DCP Sink Testing Accessory Board. BC Sink testing extension board used for testing BC 1.2 DCP Sink test required for QC based Wireless charging pad. It comprises the following:

  • BC Extension Board - to support the BC 1.2 sink test cases.
  • GRL-C2-EXT5 Extension Board - for GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller, used to:
    • Control inputs/outputs from C2.
    • Control BC Extension Board.
  • F1R-IO-TBT-Cable - Thunderbolt input/output test cable, used for connecting GRL-C2-EXT5 extension board with GRL-C2-BC- extension fixture.

Note: Detailed test items can be found in the user guide.

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Note: Granite River Labs recommends connecting the extension fixture/board to the GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller only when it's powered-off.

Requiring GRL-USB-PD-BCQC BC1.2 DCP Sink Testing software option

 

GRL-USB-PD-MULT - Used to test multiple DUTs with GRL-USB-PD-C2 controller

Used to test multiple DUTs with GRL-USB-PD-C2 controller. At a time 5 DUTs can be connected to 5 Ports of fixture and testing can be execute one after one DUT. It consists of 5 Port Testing Fixture.

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Note: Granite River Labs recommends connecting the extension fixture/board to the GRL-USB-PD-C2 test controller only when it's powered-off.

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