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PeRT3 Phoenix System

The PeRT3 Phoenix fills the space between physical layer test and protocol test, providing a new and more intelligent capability for performance testing of receivers and transmitters. Designed to meet the test needs of engineers working with serial data transceivers and other high-speed serial data communication systems, the Teledyne LeCroy PeRT3 Test System is not just a new instrument, it is an entirely new instrument class.

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PeRT3 Hardware Platforms

PER-R008-S01-X
PeRT3 Phoenix R8 Platform

PeRT3 Test Suite Options

SAS-R006-004-A
Eagle SAS Receiver Test Suite
SAT-R006-004-A
Eagle SATA Receiver Test Suite
PCI-R008-004-A
PCI Express® Gen 1 / Gen 2 / Gen 3 Receiver Test Suite
USB-R008-001-A
USB 3.0 Receiver Tolerance - Phoenix

PeRT3 Accessories

PER-AC12-C01-X
SMA pair High End
PER-AC12-M01-X
SMA to SMP pair
PER-AC06-Q01-X
Rise Time Filters
PER-R008-ACS-X
PCIe Gen3 Tx/Rx/LinkEQ test accessories
PER-R008-ISI-X
SATA ISI Board for PeRT3 Phoenix and Eagle

Annual Calibration of PeRT3 Systems

PER-CA08-001-C
Annual Calibration of PeRT3 Phoenix 8G System

Bundled Warranty and Calibration of PeRT3 Systems

PER-CA08-W01-W
Three Year Warranty and Two Additional Years Calibration for Phoenix 8G 1 Channel System
PER-CA08-WX1-W
Five Year Warranty and Four Additional Years Calibration for Phoenix 8G 1 Channel System
A New Approach for New Problems

In many new generations of high speed serial I/O standards, the protocol layer optimizes physical layer properties, such as optimizing equalization settings for accurate signal transmission to the receiver through long and noisy transmission mediums. This requires a PeRT3 - a new class of instrumentation that can perform standard receiver tests and also communicate to the transmitter in protocol language. The PeRT3 therefore ensures proper operation of integrated transmitter and receiver systems, optimizes test time, and minimizes equipment and setup complexity.

What is protocol awareness

Protocol awareness combined with a BERT system allows the instrument to test the electrical characteristics of the device under test while communicating with the DUT in the protocol to enable different test modes as well as equalization training.

What is a PeRT3

PeRT3 combines all the physical layer capabilities of the stress BERT system with protocol handshake and training capabilities

Key Features
  • Bit Error Rate tester with protocol aware capabilities
  • Comprehensive jitter generation capability for receiver jitter and noise tolerance testing
  • Built in 3 tap de-emphasis generator
  • Protocol aware generator and receiver and state machines
  • User defined test scripting functions for jitter tolerance, equalization optimization search, and multi-parameter sweep testing
  • User Customizable State Machines for protocol handshake and link training
Generator Data Out   Generator Jitter Stress
Bit Rate1 Gb/s to 8.5 Gb/sRandom Jitter Source
Step Size100Khz10 Khz – 1.5Mhz RMS Jitter1.2 – 9 pSec RMA
Rise/Fall Time (20-80%)35 pSec typical1.5 Mhz- 100Mhz RMA Jitter1.2 – 12 pSec RMS
Differential Amplitude Range50mV to 2.2V, 5mV steps1.5 Mhz – 1000Mhz RMS Jitter1.2 – 12 pSec RMS
Voltage Offset-2V to +2VSinusoidal Jitter Source
Intrinsic Jitter12 pSec pp typical with internal clock10 Khz- 100Khz Jitter100 – 15000 pSec
De-Emphasis 100Khz – 500Khz Jitter100 – 2000 pSec
# taps30.5 Mhz – 1000Mhz Jitter0 – 300 pSec
Range-0.5dB to -9dBCommon Mode Source
Step0.1dB100Mhz – 1000Mhz Jitter50 – 350 mV
SSC Support23Khz-33Khz Sinusoidal waveform
 -5000ppm to +5000ppmDifferential Mode Source
 Triangular/Sinusoidal waveforms100Mhz – 2500Mhz Jitter0 – 30 mV
Connector:K-Type female Sinusoidal waveform
InterfaceDifferential or single-ended, DC coupled, 50 ohmExternal Jitter Injection
Single error inject:Adds single error on demandFrequency range0.5 ~ 100 Mhz
Generator Clock OutModulation range1 ~ 200 pSec
Clock RateAt rate divided by any integer between 1-255Input impedance50 ohms
Duty cycle40-60%Amplitude range60-600 mV
Amplitude0.1 Vpp-Diff to 2Vpp-DiffInterfaceDC coupled, 50 ohms
Output voltage window-2V-2VConnectorSMA female
InterfaceDifferential or single-ended, DC coupled, 50 ohmData In
ConnectorSMA femaleData Rates1 Gb/s to 8.5Gb/s
  Input impedance50ohms
Protocol Supported Amplitude range200 – 1800 mV
PCI Express2.5, 5 and 8 Gb/sClock In
SAS1.5, 3 and 6 Gb/sFrequency range1 Ghz to 8.5 Ghz
SATA1.5, 3 and 6 Gb/sTermination50 ohms
USB3.05Gb/sAmplitude range600 – 1200 mV
 Tigger Out
Amplitude range600 – 800 mV
ISIExternal