eMMC (4.41, 4.51 and 5.0) and SD (UHS-I) Electrical Validation and Protocol Decode Software

eMMC and SD Electrical Validation and Protocol Decode Software offers electrical measurements compliance testing and protocol decoding as specified in eMMC and SD specifications. PGY-eMMC and SD Electrical validation and Protocol decode software run in Tektronix Oscilloscope provides electrical measurements and protocol decode at the click of a button. This allows engineers quickly check for eMMC and SD compliance and flexibility to debug the failure. In addition to this engineers can decode the command and response of eMMC and SD debug the communication. PGY-eMMC and SD take advantage of digital channels of MSO and provide the decoding of eMMC and SD data lines.

eMMC (4.41, 4.51 and 5.0) and SD (UHS-I) Electrical Validation and Protocol Decode Software


The product features are as follows:

  1. eMMC and SD (UHS-I) electrical measurements and Protocol testing software conform to eMMC version 4.51 and 5.0 and SD version 3.01 specifications.
  2. eMMC/SD/SDIO Protocol Aware Trigger features
  3. Industry-first Protocol decoding CMD and Data (1 bit/4 bit and 8-bit mode) using MSO capabilities of Oscilloscope
  4. Supports SDR and DDR and Boot mode for electrical measurement and Protocol Decode
  5.  Fast frame capability allows protocol analysis of CMD in 100s of the second time
  6. The software automatically identifies the read and write operations using CMD and applies the electrical parameter limits accordingly.
  7. Detail View provides efficient debugging capability by correlating the analog waveform, protocol messages, and electrical measurements for each protocol packet in a single view
  8. Protocol View lists the protocol activities in the sequential form to assist designers to know the host and card transactions
  9. Timestamp at the end of the command token and time stamp at beginning of the response token in Protocol View enables the designer to comply with specifications and locate any anomaly in timing between host and card
  10. The software displays the details of command and response in Protocol View and lists the errors messages in card status for quick analysis
  11. Ability to store the eMMC and SD protocol data in CSV and txt format
  12. Utility features like zoom, undo, and fit to screen for easy maneuvering of the waveforms while debugging the cause of the problem in Detail View makes it easy to use tool
  13. The software seamlessly integrates with Tektronix windows based oscilloscope and supports live signal analysis using live channels of the oscilloscope
  14. Supports data analysis for long record length and more acquisition memory of oscilloscope enables analysis of protocol events for longer duration
  15. Report generation in pdf format.
  16. Supports wfm and isf file formats of Tektronix oscilloscope for offline analysis

PGY-MMC-SD Datasheet


1. Protocol Analysis
2. eMMC and SD (UHS-I) Electrical Compliance Test ( Supports eMMC4.42, 4.51 and 5.0 & SD3.01)
3. Correlation of Analog waveform, Protocol activities, and Electrical Measurements

Seamless Integration with Oscilloscope

PGY- MMC and SD Electrical Validation and Protocol Decode Software run inside the Tektronix high-performance windows oscilloscopes. Automatically imports the data from oscilloscopes live channels. Also supports Tektronix .wfm and .isf file formats. This enables live and offline testing of eMMC and SD Signals.

Measurement selections

  1. Provides the flexibility to select the type of Card interface to be tested and related Bus speed modes
  2. Flexibility select necessary or all electrical measurements
  3. Save and recall application setup for repetitive testing at different times
  4. Supports single and continuous test mode using oscilloscope live data
  5. Ob-line help

eMMC/SD/SDIO Protocol Aware Triggering

For efficient testing and debugging of eMMC/SD/SDIO, it is important to capture signals in the right condition. PGY-MMCSD software provides protocol aware triggering along the serial pattern trigger option of the oscilloscope to capture signals at specific events in the CMD line.

Trigger setup menu

  1. Flexibility to trigger on command or response
  2. Offers all the standard triggers patterns with command and Response
  3. Flexibility to edit trigger pattern

PGY-MMC-SD Datasheet

Automated Electrical Validation and Protocol Decode Software

As per the specification of eMMC and SD, the measurement limits are different for reading and writing operations. The PGY-MMC-SD measurement algorithms automatically find the read and write operations and validate with the respective limits. This enables you to save time in identifying the read and write operation and isolating any compliance issues.

Analyze lists all electrical measurements with pass/fail report

  1. Lists electrical measurements with mean, minimum, and maximum values measured for the entire acquired waveform
  2. Indicates if the measurement exceeds the min or max limits by the orange color
  3. The lower and Upper limits of the electrical measurements are compared against measured values
  4. Supports Electrical Measurements as per eMMC 4.41 and 4.51 and UHS3.1 Specification.
  5. Automated identification read and write operation and apply electrical limits as per eMMC and UHS-I specification

Timing Parameters between CMD, Response, and Data

EMMC specifies the minimum and maximum cycles to present between the host and device to ensure interoperability. PGY-MMC-SD analyzes the data for these specifications and offers results.

Protocol View

Protocol View

PGY-MMC-SD software lists all the protocol activity between the host and card. Engineers can now quickly view the command and its corresponding response from the card. Selected protocol activity details are listed on the right side of the list table. Now Engineers can know the errors reported by card or any other message to host without struggling to know the content of each message.

Protocol View

Protocol View

Characterization of PHY layer by custom limit setup

PGY-MMC-SD is not just for standard electrical compliance testing, you can also vary the limits and test your device with custom limits. The intuitive limits and reference level setup allows you to configure the limits and reference levels for your custom testing needs. This enables you to test your device beyond the specification and characterize it.

Config panel to custom set the reference setting for electrical measurement

Powerful Debug environment: Detail view

In Detail View, engineers can view the analog waveform, details of the protocol, and electrical measurements in a single view. If there is any failure in electrical measurement or error in protocol messages, designers can quickly correlate the protocol data with analog waveforms. These protocol errors can be caused due to the failure in electrical measurements. Users can select any row in the detail view; the corresponding analog waveform will be zoomed in and displayed. In the same row, engineers can view all the electrical measurements corresponding to the selected row. Utility features such as zoom, cursors, and markers make custom measurements while debugging.

Detail view provides the following capabilities:

  1. Plots the acquired waveform in the waveform view window
  2. Lists all decoded command and response tokens in each row in the decode table
  3. Identifies of type of command and response for easy protocol interpretation
  4. Lists respective electrical measurements for command and response for each row
  5. Selected Protocol command or response’s related analog waveform is plotted in a window.
  6. Bus Diagram view overlays protocol data for the selected row along with waveform
  7. Snap button enables storing selected waveform window for report generation purpose
  8. Zoom, fit to screen, pan, undo, vertical and horizontal cursors enables quick analysis and measurement of electrical signals

Industry First Decoding of CMD and data Signals:

PGY-MMC-SD leverages powerful capabilities of Digital Channels of MSO70000/5000 series oscilloscope to provide industry decoding of data signals in eMMC and UHS-I.

Digital Decode View

Protocol test:

PGY-MMC-SD software automatically checks for Protocol Integrity. This allows a very easy method of ensuring protocol packets are as per protocol specifications of eMMC, and UHS-I Specifications.

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