Q. What is DisplayPort?
A. DisplayPort is a digital display interface standard (approved May 2006, current version 1.1a approved on Jan 11, 2008) put forth by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). It defines a new license-free, royalty-free, state-of-the-art digital audio/video interconnect, intended to be used primarily between a computer and it's display monitor, or a computer and a home-theater system.
Q. What software is included with the FS4435 DisplayPort Analysis Probe?
A. Files are included that automatically set up the Tektronix logic analyzer for protocol disassembly mode and label all the signal names. Another file contains two protocol disassemblers, which translate the data into DisplayPort protocol during state analysis. One dissambler decodes the Main Link and the other decodes the Auxiliary Channel. Finally, the Probe Manager software is included. This allows you to change and store the probe configuration, pixel recognizer and filter settings in the FS4435 via a USB interface.
Q. What is the difference between the FS4435 and FS4437?
A. The FS4435 includes the capability of simultaneously analyzing traffic on both the Main Link and Aux Channel. The FS4437 only includes the capability of analyzing the Aux Channel, and is thus more economical. The FS4437 can be upgraded to the FS4435; contact FuturePlus for details.
Q. What target cable adapters does the FS4435 include to connect to my target system?
A. Because there are several different ways that customers may need to connect to their Main Link, we do not include any target cable adapters with the FS4435. You must choose at least one target cable adapter with your FS4435 order. Click here to see the various target cable adapters available. Auxiliary Channel and HPD cables are included with the FS4435 and connect to user-supplied stake pins on the target.
Q. Does your analysis probe get its power from my system?
A. No. All necessary power is supplied by an external supply (provided).
Q. How much LA memory is need to capture one frame of data?
A. Here's a simple trace depth calculation for 1 frame @ 60 Hz refresh rate (frame rate is 16.6667ms). At 2.7 GTs and each symbol 10 bits, you get (16.6667ms) X (2.7e9) / 10 = 4.5M states.
Q. What do the LED's on the FS4435 signify?
A. These are Quad-state LEDs. Green indicates the link is OK. Orange indicates invalid or unaligned data. Red indicates a receiver fault. Dark indicates a loss of signal.
Q. How do I find out what are the latest versions of Tektronix logic analyzer operating software?
A. Contact your nearest Tektronx Office..
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