USB 3.1 Gen 1

Triggering and decoding

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Key facts

  • Auto detection of the data rate and threshold
  • Display of decoded telegrams as color-coded honeycomb in the waveform diagram or in tabular format
  • Reliable triggering on protocol detail such as frame start, frame content and errors
  • Scramble/descramble selectable
  • Selectable decoding layer: starting from edges, over bits, scrambled or descrambled comma and data word up to final protocol layer
  • R&S oscilloscopes | Engineered for multi-domain challenges

Oscilloscope software

The R&S®RTO oscilloscope supports triggering and decoding of USB 3.1 Gen1 signals. You can set up decoding in seconds. For detailed analysis, results can be viewed as color-coded telegrams and/or in a table. Errors are identified reliably and efficently using the hardware-accelerated trigger. You can trigger on protocol detail such as frame start, frame content and errors.

Feature and Benefits

Fast bus setup

Bus setup in seconds with the app cockpit

Starting from the app cockpit, it only takes a few steps to configure any given protocol. Once the bus to decode has been chosen, the connected channels selected and the correct levels set, decoding begins automatically.

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Easy and fast bus setup for decoding USB3.1.

Color-coded telegram display

Telegram display as color-coded bus signals and in decode table

You can analyze the decoded bus frames by overlaying the signal with color-coded data. Address and data content can be displayed in hex, bin or ASCII format. You always have the best overview with the flexible screen setup. The telegrams can also be displayed in a concise table.

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Decoded USB 3.1 protocol frames are color coded for easier grasping of details.

Strong trigger capability

Strong trigger capability on start, stop, address, data and various error conditions

The protocol-specific trigger lets you reliably isolate protocol events and errors. Thanks to high acquisition rates, Rohde & Schwarz oscilloscopes are ideal for finding errors quickly, allowing decoding of protocol-specific trigger results. The hardware-based triggering is available on specific protocol content, e.g. addresses, data and protocol errors.

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Protocol trigger setup dialog for USB3.1.

Search and navigate in recorded acquisitions

Powerful search and navigate capability

Comprehensive search functions simplify the analysis of long signal sequences. You can search for waveforms based on different criteria, such as signal faults or protocol content. All detected events are shown in a table with timestamps. The individual events can be examined in a zoom window with simple navigation between events.

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Powerful searching for protocol details even in long recordings.

Available models


  • Option Name

    R&S®RTP-K61

    Order number 1337.8804.02

    Serial Standard
    USB 3.1
    Decode Table
    Trigger
    Base unit
  • Option Name

    R&S®RTO-K61

    Order number 1326.3112.02

    Serial Standard
    USB 3.1
    Decode Table
    Trigger
    Base unit

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