Oscilloscope News

TLC 10Zi A02 February 2018 – Teledyne LeCroy announces the release of key elements of a PCI Express 4.0 (PCIe Gen4) test solution, integrating its LabMaster 10Zi-A oscilloscope with the Anritsu Signal Quality Analyzer (SQA) MP1900A BERT. The comprehensive system provides high-speed IC, device, and network engineers with one complete solution to conduct automated transmitter and receiver compliance tests, as well as link equalization verification.

The test solution includes:

  • • New QPHY-PCIE4-TX-RX compliance test software automatically performs electrical and link equalization tests on PCI Express Gen4 transmitters and receivers.
  • • Updates to Teledyne LeCroy’s PCIEbus D PCI Express link-layer decode software option support the 16 Gb/s data rates utilized in PCI Express 4.0.
  • • Updates to Teledyne LeCroy’s unique ProtoSync software option enable PCI Express 4.0 signals acquired on the oscilloscope to be analyzed with Teledyne LeCroy’s industry-standard transaction-layer protocol analysis software, for the most accurate link equalization testing and the deepest insight into protocol issues.
  • • A new TF-PCIE4-CTRL controller enables complete automated fixture and DUT control for the fastest compliance testing.
  • • Updates to QPHY-PCIE3-TX-RX PCI Express 3.0 automated compliance test software now support the use of the Anritsu SQA MP1900A for all receiver and link equalization tests.

The Anritsu/Teledyne LeCroy solution can be easily expanded to 32 Gb/s, to address upcoming PCI Express 5.0 (PCIe Gen5) requirements.

Pricing and Availability

QPHY-PCIE4-TX-RX and the TF-PCIE4-CTRL will be released in February 2018, available on LabMaster 10Zi oscilloscopes with bandwidth of 25 GHz or higher. QPHY-PCIE4-TX-RX will be priced at $9,995, and the TF-PCIE4-CTRL will be priced at $1,249.

Oscilloscope firmware and QualiPHY automated compliance test software releases supporting these new functions will be available in February 2018.


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