Serial Data Link Analysis (SDLA)

Acceleration of signaling frequencies and shrinking amplitude create challenges for testing Computer, Communications and Memory busses. Tektronix' advanced Serial Data Link Analysis solutions enable a seamless transition between characterization, compliance, and debug tasks required to bring your product to market.

  • SDLA Visualizer for MSO/DPO70000 Series Real Time Oscilloscopes: the SDLA Visualizer enables complete measurement circuit de-embed, simulation circuit embed and receiver equalization. The SDLA Visualizer with DPOJET Jitter and Eye Analysis provide a comprehensive simulation and measurement environment for Computer, Communications and Memory buses.


Equalization and Serial Data Link Analysis Methods (SDLA) with 80SJNB Advanced Application Note

Describes the Equalization concept and SDLA methods using the 80SJNB.

DesignCon 2015 Paper – Hybrid Modeled Measured Characterization of a 320 Gbit/s Backplane SystemThis paper explores a case study of a multilane Ethernet backplane 320 Gbit/s system that is difficult to fully measure and deembed, implements a hybrid method of modeling, deembedding, and measurement, explores improvements to the metrology and independent verification of results, and discusses the methodology both at 28Gb/s and 10Gb/s.
Correlation of Measurement and Simulation Results using IBIS-AMI Models on Measurement Instruments (DesignCon 2014)

This paper will illustrate how measurement results using S-parameters and IBIS-AMI models correlate with simulation results on a SAS 12Gb/s server card, as compared to using reference equalizers in the measurement system. 

Validation & Analysis of Complex Serial Bus Link Models (DesignCon 2013)
Serial Data Link Analysis

SDLA Visualizer software provides extensive capability for computing embed and de-embed filters for real-time measurement and simulation. This application note focuses on the embed and de-embed operations with measurement examples.

Watch this video to get an overview of the new Link Training Tool, which forms…


The MSO/DPO70000 Series oscilloscope delivers exceptional signal acquisition…

Advanced Jitter and Noise Analysis new webinar that covers advances in the popular DPOJET timing & jitter analysis toolset
How to Address Your Toughest Serial Bus Design Challenges with EDA and Measurement Correlation

This Tektronix webinar will teach engineers how to use modeling tools to correlate simulations with high-speed physical layer measurements on Serial Bus Standards using the DPO/MSO70000 Series Oscilloscopes.

Using SDLA Visualizer

Learn how to open closed eyes using equalization techniques and how to de-embed reflections and loss caused by the measurement setup using SDLA Visualizer for Tektronix Real-Time Oscilloscopes.

TDR Analysis for S Parameter Creation

This webinar reviews TDR basics and the ability to create S-parameters using TDR/TDT measurements to validate high speed channels for debug or de-embedding in a Serial Data Link Analysis application.


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