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Hybrid Memory Cube Compliance Test Software

Keysight V Serie04 March 2016 – Keysight Technologies introduced the industry’s first compliance test software application for hybrid memory cube (HMC) device and system testing. The Keysight N8839A HMC test application helps memory design engineers accelerate turn-on and debug of HMC systems by automating the execution of transmitter physical-layer tests on Keysight Infiniium V-Series and Z-Series oscilloscopes.

HMC technology is a new innovation in DRAM memory architecture and is designed with the highest memory performance and lowest power consumption and cost. These attributes enable HMC technology to support higher speed computer and network systems, such as the 100G and 400G infrastructure.

The Keysight N8839A HMC compliance test software application provides automated electrical, timing and jitter tests. The software automatically configures the oscilloscope for each test and generates an HTML report at the end of the test. The report compares the results with the specified test limit and indicates how closely the device passes or fails each test. Engineers can easily debug signal integrity issues using the N8839A software in conjunction with the switch matrix option to connect to multiple data lanes at the same time.

“Our new HMC solution helps design engineers understand the effects of jitter on the data valid windows of their high-speed memory systems,” said Dave Cipriani, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s Oscilloscope and Protocol Division. “The Keysight Infiniium Z-Series high-performance oscilloscopes have industry-leading noise and jitter performance to help customers make HMC measurements with a high-degree of confidence that they will achieve maximum design margins.”

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