Which Tools Can I Use to Test and Analyze the Functions and Power Delivery of USB Type-C Cables?

Question from the Customer:

I am looking for a USB Type-C cable functional tester – I need to analyze the performance of the cable per specifications as well as power delivery. What recommendations do you have?

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your question!  We recommend using two of our products: Advanced Cable Tester v2 and USB Power Delivery Analyzer.

USB Power Delivery Analyzer

 

What the Advanced Cable v2 Tester Provides

The Advanced Cable Tester v2 provides the ability to test USB, Apple Lightning, and video cables. Watch this video for an overview of how to easily to test cables for pin continuity, DC resistance, E-marker, and signal integrity.

 

Supported Cable Types

  • USB Type-C to USB Type-C (Type-C 1.3, USB 3.2 and earlier specifications)
  • USB Type-C to USB Standard-A (USB 3.2 and earlier version specifications)
  • USB Type-C to USB Micro-B (USB 3.2 and earlier version specifications)
  • USB Type C to USB Standard-B (USB 3.2 and earlier version specifications)
  • USB Standard-A to USB Micro-B (USB 3.2 and earlier version specifications)
  • USB Standard-A to USB Standard-B (USB 3.2 and earlier version specifications)
  • Lightning (USB 2.0) to USB Standard-A
  • Lightning (USB 2.0) to USB Type-C
  • HDMI Type A to HDMI Type A (up to 12.8 Gbps per channel)
  • DisplayPort to DisplayPort (DisplayPort 2.0 and earlier version specifications)

What the USB Power Delivery Analyzer Provides

The USB Power Delivery Analyzer captures the Power Delivery protocol traffic on the USB Type-C connector. It connects in-line between two Type-C products and passively captures all communication between those products on the CC1 and CC2 signals. This video shows an example of using this analyzer with Type-C products.

 

 

Additional resources that you may find helpful include the following:

We hope this answers your question. If you have other questions about our Advanced Cable Tester v2 or other Total Phase products, feel free to email us at sales@totalphase.com, or request a demo specific for your application.

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