README.TXT for TekExpress SATA (Ver. 1.0.1)

1. Introduction
2. TekExpress SATA created changes on your system.
3. Before you click "RUN"
4. Supported Test Suites
5. Pre-Requisites
5.1 Third party Dependency components Version
5.2 Tek Dependency Firmware/Applications Version
5.3 Scope Requirements
5.4 Tektronix Software option keys required
6. Known Limitations
6.1 Installer related limitation
6.2 TekExpress application related limitation
6.3 RMT application

1. Introduction

The Tektronix TekExpress SATA is an automated test system for testing
the Serial ATA compliance for Receiver and Transmitter test for
Device and Host.

The Installation manual contains the procedure for installation and the online
help file included with the software contains the detailed information on how to
use the system. This Readme.txt file contains additional information for the user.
2. TekExpress SATA created changes on your system.
After first launch of "TekExpress SATA.exe" following changes take place in your
a) "My TekExpress" folder is created under "My Documents" folder of current user
NOTE: If a user with new login ID launches "TekExpress SATA.exe",
"My TekExpress" folder is created under "My Documents" of the new user.
b) "SATA" folder is created under "My TekExpress" folder based on the selection
c) "Untitled Session" folder is created under "SATA" folder, note that
every time "TekExpress SATA.exe" is launched "Untitled Session" folder is
created under "SATA" folder and will be deleted after proper termination
of application.
d) If user saves a session in TekExpress SATA all session files are saved
under "SATA" folder. Note that each session has multiple files associated
with it and do not tamper with any of the session file(s) and/or folder(s) this
may result in loss of data or corrupted session files.

3. Before you click "RUN"
a) Right click on the "My TekExpress" folder and open the Properties dialog
box. Select General tab and then Advanced. In the Advanced Attributes
window, ensure that the option Encrypt contents to secure data is NOT
b) Ensure that all the required instruments are properly warmed up, Signal
Path Compensation (SPC) is performed, followed by calibration and cable
c) It is highly recommended to read Troubleshooting section in OLH before
you click "RUN"
e) Ensure that the following software are installed in your system.
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 SP1 or later.
- Adobe Reader 6.0 or equivalent software
- Tektronix Jitter and Eye Diagram tool
- MATLAB 8.0 (2012b) runtime

4. Supported Test Suites
Following test suites are supported by this version of TekExpress SATA:

5. Pre-Requisites

5.1 Third party Dependency components Version (These will installed as part
of the full deployment package except MATLAB runtime that will be
installer as part of the DPOJET install package):

1. MS DOTNET framework Ver. 4.0
2. MATLAB Ver. Ver8.0 64Bit for Win7
3. IronPython Ver. 2.7.3
4. PyVISA Ver.

5.2 Tektronix Dependency Firmware/Applications Version (These needs to be
installed by the End-user explictly):

1. RealTime TekScope firmware Ver. 7.5.0 and above.
2. DPOJET application Ver. 7.0.1 and above.
3. AWG firmware Ver. 3.3 and above
4. SerialXpress application Ver. 3.3 and above.
5. AWG Pattern Installer Ver and above

5.3 Scope Requirements
1. SATA Gen1, Gen2 and Gen3 require DPO/DSA/MSO 12.5Ghz C/D/DX models and above
2. SATA Gen1, Gen2 and Gen3 require AWG7122 B/C models and above

5.4 Tektronix Software option keys required :
1. On TekScope :
a. ERRDT: Error Detector .
b. ST6G: 6.25Gb/s Serial Pattern Trigger.
2. On AWG 7122 B/C:
a. Option keys: 01, 06 and 08
3. SerialXpress:
a. Option keys: SSC and ISI

6. Known Limitations

6.1 Installer related limitation
a) Installation of TekExpress and other software are installed on C: only.
b) User need to have administrative privilege while installing the application
c) Application can only be launched in TekScope.
d) Before installing the application, TekScope application should be closed.
e) Pattern installer need to be installed separately on supported model of AWG

6.2 TekExpress application related limitation
a) User needs to have administrative privilege while launching the
application first time.
b) Test will be started only when all the required instruments are available.
c) During test execution if user pauses the execution and makes any changes
in instrument setup, then it is important that user restores the
instruments settings to same state before clicking "resume".
d) DUT ID should have maximum of 32 Characters, even though field allows for more.
e) It is recommended to use a secondary monitor when the application is used.
f) When user hits Run button for the first time after application is
opened, application will take few seconds to load all components. This
will cause UI to freeze for few seconds. Repeatedly pressing Stop
button will cause the application to hang.
g) If the supplied BISTL AWG files are not working for the DUT, then specific BISTL
files need to be created for the DUT.
h) All the BISTL files need to be available in the AWG as specified in the note of
the application.
i) Abnormal termination of AWG in between while creation of Waveforms using SerialXpress
can lead to abnormal behavior of RMT solution.
j) RMT test can be performed only on pre-generated set of jitter patterns
(frequency and UI jitter)
k) The calibration process for instruments is not supported through test
automation script in PHY-TSG-OOB and in RSG-RMT test suite.
l) The Tektronix MOI for SATA TSG & RSG tests shipped along with the installer may not
the latest MOI, refer Tektronix website for latest version of MOI.

6.3 RMT application
a) Scope based Error Detection is sensitive to Signal Path Calibration (SPC)
which can drift over temperature variation and many hours of continuous
operation. Users should be diligent in re-running SPC whenever there is
a temperature variation in excess of 5 degrees C in the ambient lab conditions,
to ensure error detection is reliable and does not report false failures. Refer
to the instrument manual for the SPC procedure.
b) There is a possibility that SerialXpress may not respond due to which pattern
creation would not be possible. In this case for that particular measurement
pop up will be displayed mentioning the reason. For this case SerialXpress need
to be restarted.
c) In AWG70K waveform creation is not present for RMT tests. This is due to Unavailability
of serial express in AWG70K

6.4 General limitations
a) Sometimes AWG70K does not respond to PI commands. We need to reboot it manually.
b) Amplitude for RSG waveforms for AWG7K can be set upto 1V whereas for AWG70K the maximum
amplitude which can be set is 500mV