Advanced Cable Tester v2

Advanced Cable Tester v2

Part Number: TP800110

Distribution: Physical Shipment

Availability: Limited Availability

As low as: $15,000.00

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Free connector module bundle ($1600 value) included with your purchase.

The Total Phase Advanced Cable Tester v2 is the quickest and most convenient way to comprehensively test USB, Lightning, and video cables. It provides:

        • Short testing - Dynamic visualization of test results
        • Open testing - Dynamic visualization of test results
        • Continuity testing - Dynamic visualization of test results
        • DC resistance measurement for most wires, with milliohm precision on ground and power wires, ohm resolution on most other wires, continuity check only on high-speed data lines
        • Signal integrity testing of data lines to 12.8 Gbps per channel
        • E-Marker verification
        • Lightning plug bring up/function (Apple Lightning Cables)*
        • Over-voltage protection (Apple Lightning Cables)*
        • Voltage recovery testing (Apple Lightning Cables)*
        • Quiescent current consumption (Apple Lightning Cables)*

* Apple MFi membership required to run these tests

Combining blazing fast performance with a low cost per test and a rugged design, the Advanced Cable Tester v2 enables rapid spot-checking of cables, easy-to-understand reports, with 100% test coverage for lab and production environments at a fraction of the price, time, and labor versus other solutions.  Whether your application is 100% quality control in a factory or statistical process control in a laboratory, the Advanced Cable Tester v2 will provide high precision and accuracy with thorough test coverage, without expensive scopes, custom fixtures, or highly trained personnel, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Continuity testing checks all pins for opens, shorts, and fundamentally correct wiring preventing dangerous situations like shorts of VBUS to data signals, VBUS/GND reversal, etc.

DC Resistance ("DCR") testing confirms that each power pin (VBUS and GND) is capable of carrying the required current to meet the applicable specification. For Type-C cables, each power pin is individually measured, then the cable as a whole is tested.  Pass/fail criteria ensure that the cable will meet the specification requirements, such as Type-C IR Drop.  If present, Type-C SBU and CC lines are also tested for DCR.

E-Marker testing reads the data from any present E-Marker, then validates the advertised data and power capabilities against the actual measured parameters of the cable. Additionally, fields such as Vendor ID, Product ID, Test ID, firmware and hardware versions can be set by the operator, for easy pass/fail determination of cables through a QA process.

Lightning testing ensures proper operation of the Lightning plug, including proper Lighting plug power-up, over-voltage, recovery, and quiescent current testing per the Apple MFi specification. 

A REST API is available for integration of the Advanced Cable Tester v2 into a larger test infrastructure. This integration can be very high-level: taking just a real-time pass/fail indication; or much more integrated: retrieving all details for custom processing, analysis, logging, etc.

Passing Eye Diagram     Failing eye diagram

         Passing eye diagram, 10Gbps USB Type C-C cable                        Failing eye diagram, 10Gbps USB Type C-C Cable

The Advanced Cable Tester supports testing a large variety of cables via a system of easily interchangeable modules.  Each module is rated for 10,000 tests, guaranteeing cost effective and accurate cable test results.

      • USB Type-C to USB Type-C (Type-C 1.3, USB 3.2 and earlier specifications). Full-Featured and USB 2.0 Type-C cables are supported
      • 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 (HDMI 2.1 and earlier version specifications)
      • DisplayPort to DisplayPort (DisplayPort 2.0 and earlier version specifications)

Testing USB Type-C Cables? Check out our sample test results library of Type-C to Type-C cables here.

The Data Sheet for the Advanced Cable Tester can be downloaded from this link.

The purchase of your Advanced Cable Tester v2 includes a one year limited warranty to protect against defects in materials and workmanship. Additional extended warranties may be purchased to ensure you stay current beyond the first year.

We have a Quick Start Guide to help you get started. 

Detailed technical information about Advanced Cable Tester v2 can be found in the Advanced Cable Tester v2 User Manual. 

* Required Field(s)

Test Coverage
  • Continuity/Shorts/Opens testing
  • DCR measurement for all wires except high-speed data lines
  • DCR measurement for all power and ground pins for USB Type-C
  • USB Type-C E-Marker verification for USB Type-C full-featured cables
  • Lightning plug power-up/function (Apple Lightning Cables)*
  • Over-voltage protection (Apple Lightning Cables)*
  • Voltage recovery testing (Apple Lightning Cables)*
  • Quiescent current consumption (Apple Lightning Cables)*
  • Signal integrity testing of data lines at up to 12.8 Gbps per channel

* Apple MFi membership required to run these tests


Solution Features
    • Compatible with most USB, Apple Lightning, and video cables
    • Fast testing optimized for production requirements
    • Real-time results
    • Results displayed on color screen for stand-alone operation — no PC required
    • Detailed measurements and eye diagrams available via web interface
    • Ideal for laboratory and manufacturing applications
    • Local storage of up to 1,000,000 test results
    • Personalizable test reports

Advanced Cable Tester API 
    • REST API accessible via USB or Ethernet port
    • Full control of all test profile parameters
    • Real-time pass/fail status
    • Retrieve detailed test reports, logs, and statistics
    • Upgrade for programming of E-Markers (future release)  

Quality
  • RoHS
  • One year warranty
  • Manufacturing: ISO 9001, ISO 13485, AS9100C, ITAR

What's Included 
Product Model:

Advanced Cable Tester v2 (TP800110)

Cable Testing Support:

USB Type-C 1.3, USB 3.2 and earlier specifications, Apple Lightning USB 2 with USB Type-C or USB Standard-A, DisplayPort 1.4 and earlier specifications, HDMI 2.1 and earlier specifications

Cable Termini Available:

USB Standard-A, USB Standard-B, USB Micro-B, USB Type-C, Apple Lightning, DisplayPort, HDMI.  Inquire for all others

DCR Accuracy VBus, Gnd:

+/- 1mΩ or 10% of reported value, whichever is greater

Resistor Accuracy Ra/Rd:

5%

Resistor Accuracy Rp:

+/- 2% of reported value

Signal Integrity Scale:

X axis = unit interval, Y axis =  percentage of maximum

Supported Signal Integrity Test Speeds:

Discrete values to 12.8 Gbps

E-Marker Compatibility:

USB PD 2.0, USB PD 3.0

Over-Voltage/Recovery/SMU/Quiescent Current Consumption:

Per Apple MFi specification R31

Data Storage for Test Results:

Circular buffer with local storage of up to 1,000,000 test records

Minimum Analysis PC Requirements (optional):

Firefox 64 or newer, Chrome 71 or newer
>2 GB of physical RAM
High-speed USB port or network connection

Supported Operating Systems:

Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 10  (32-bit and 64-bit)

Linux: Red Hat, SuSE, Ubuntu, Fedora (32-bit and 64-bit)

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion (Barolo)
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra
Mac OS X 10.13 High Sierra
Mac OS X 10.14 Mojave

Android

Front Panel:

LCD Screen, DUT module, External Speaker (1W)

LCD Screen:

3.5" diagonal measure, 320 pixel x  240 pixel resolution

Rear Panel:

Power Switch, Analysis PC USB Port, Analysis Ethernet Port DC Power: 12V, 35W 

Power Supply:

100-240V 50/60Hz AC - adapter included

Dimensions:
12 x  10.8 x 4 inches (30.5 x 27.3 x 10.2 cm).  Includes 0.25" (0.7 cm) for rubber feet
Weight w 1 Conn Module + Power Supply:

8.4 lbs (3.8 kg)

Operating Temperature:

10 to 35 C (50 to 95 °F)

Product Warranty:

One year factory warranty against defects

 


 
General Requirements
Available Software  Required Software
User interface is available via browser No drivers required  
Firefox 64 or newer, Chrome 71  
   

 


 

PC Requirements & Supported Operating Systems (32-bit and 64-bit)
•    Windows: 7, 8, 8.1, 10
•    Linux: Red Hat, SuSE, Ubuntu, Fedora
•    Mac OS X: 10.7-10.14

Minimum Hardware requirements
•    Intel or AMD processor operating at 2 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
•    2 gigabyte (GB) physical RAM (32-bit and 64-bit)
•    High-speed USB port
•    Network access is helpful