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Summit Z3-16 Exerciser with SMBus Support

The Summit Z3-16 with SMBus Support is a critical test and verification tool intended to assist engineers in developing and improving the reliability of their systems. The exerciser can emulate PCI Express root complexes or device endpoints, allowing new designs to be tested against corner case issues. In addition, it can emulate SMBus traffic as a master or slave.

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Summit Z416 Protocol Exerciser  The Summit Z416 is a PCIe 4.0 protocol traffic generation test tool used for critical test and verification intended to assist engineers in developing and improving the reliability of their systems. The Summit Z416 can emulate PCI Express 4.0 root complexes or device endpoints, allowing new designs to be tested against corner case issues.
Summit T416 Analyzer  The Summit T416 Protocol Analyzer captures, decodes and displays PCIe 4.0 protocol traffic data rates for x1, x2, x4, x8, x16 lane widths
Summit T48 Analyzer   The Summit T48 Protocol Analyzer captures, decodes and displays PCIe 4.0 protocol traffic data rates for x1, x2, x4, x8, lane widths
Summit T3-16 Analyzer  The Summit T3-16 Protocol Analyzer captures, decodes and displays PCIe 3.0 protocol traffic data rates for x1, x2, x4, x8, x16 lane widths
Summit T3-8 Analyzer  The Summit T3-8 Protocol Analyzer captures, decodes and displays PCIe 3.0 protocol traffic data rates for x1, x2, x4, x8 lane widths
Summit T34 Analyzer  The Summit T34 Protocol Analyzer captures, decodes and displays PCIe 3.0 protocol traffic data rates for x1, x2, x4 lane widths
Summit T28 Analyzer  The Summit T28 Protocol Analyzer captures, decodes and displays PCIe 2.5GT/s and 5GT/s data rates for x1, x2, x4, x8 lane widths
Summit T24 Analyzer  The Teledyne LeCroy Summit T24 PCI Express analyzer is for customers developing PCIe 1.0 or 2.0 x4 lane width server, workstation, desktop, graphics, storage, and network card applications.
Summit Z3-16 Exerciser with SMBus Support  The Summit Z3-16 with SMBus Support is a critical test and verification tool intended to assist engineers in developing and improving the reliability of their systems. The exerciser can emulate PCI Express root complexes or device endpoints, allowing new designs to be tested against corner case issues.In addition, it can emulate SMBus traffic as a master or slave.
Protocol Test Card   Protocol Test Card officially certified by the PCI SIG for PCIe 2.0 compliance testing
PCIe Compliance Testing  The UNH NVMe conformance tests run on the Teledyne LeCroy Protocol analyzer and exerciser. These tools support the necessary NVMe emulation capabilities to perform these tests.
PXP-100B Test Platform  The Teledyne LeCroy PXP-100B Test Platform provides a convenient means for testing PCIe cards with a self-contained portable and powered passive backplane. The PXP-100B provides power required for both cards under test, and an interposer can be used for connection to a protocol analyzer.
PXP-400A Test Platform   The Teledyne LeCroy PXP-400A Test Platform provides a convenient means for testing PCIe 4.0 add-in cards with a self-contained portable and powered passive backplane. The PXP-400A provides power required for both cards under test, and an interposer can be used for connection to a protocol analyzer.

Teledyne LeCroy offers seven PCI Express protocol analyzer platforms (Summit™ T416, Summit T48, Summit™ T3-16, Summit T3-8, Summit T34, Summit T28, and Summit T24). The Summit T416 Protocol Analyzer is Teledyne LeCroy's Latest generation architecture and highest performance platform. It provides full bidirectional support of x16, x8, x4, x2, and x1 at data rates up to 16 GT/s. With 128 GB of trace memory, it offers enough capacity for analyzing and recording extensive PCI Express data streams. The Summit T34, T3-16 and T3-16 are Teledyne LeCroys midrange protocol analyzers. These protocol analyzers are at the forefront of SSD and computer storage analysis, test and compliance.

Supporting lane widths up to x8 at 8 GT/s, the Summit T48 offers the same powerful features and as an option allows for two T48 systems to be connected together to achieve a full x16 lanes at 16 GT/s. Ideal for embedded systems monitoring and analysis is the Summit T28, smaller and a more cost effective PCI Express protocol analyzer for x8 lanes at 5GT/s. While all of the Summit analyzers support PCIe storage protocols like NVM Express, SATA Express and SCSI Express, the Summit T34 is addresses PCIe storage analysis with a small, portable form factor, x4 lane width and a deep recording buffer of 32 GB of memory. For portability and ease-of-use the Summit T24 protocol analyzer offers analysis support for x1-x4 lanes at 2.5/5GT/s. The Summit T24 is Teledyne LeCroy's most optimized and low cost analyzer for analysis of PCIe 2.0 add-in-boards.

All Summit analyzer platforms use the PCI Express iPASS connector for probing. Teledyne LeCroy features the largest selection of PCIe based interposers and probing solutions. Teledyne LeCroy's PCI Express Protocol Analyzer solutions employ non-intrusive and transparent probing technologies thereby allowing fully unaltered data pass-through. In addition, it leverages the intuitive and powerful Teledyne LeCroy’s Trace expert software system, embedding a deep understanding of the PCI Express protocol hierarchy and intricacies and presents this knowledge to the user in a colorful, intuitive and easy to use graphical display, allowing users to quickly capture and validate PCI Express product designs. These analyzers enable IP, semiconductor, switch, software and system developers as well as add-on card vendors to quickly identify protocol violations and ultimately reduce development and debugging time.

Developers can use Teledyne LeCroy's PCI Express Protocol solutions to easily capture and decode PCI Express Transaction Layer Packets (TLPs), Data Link Layer Packets (DLLPs), and low-level link traffic, including Training Sequences and Skip Ordered-sets. Some of the errors detected include: 8b/10b errors, such as invalid symbols and incorrect running disparity; CRC errors; idle data errors; and EDB (End-of-Packet Bad) errors. They also provide a detailed display of split transactions, correlating requests transmitted from one PCI Express endpoint with completions received from the endpoint at the opposite end of the link.

Teledyne LeCroy is well known for its technical leadership. Customers have come to depend on Teledyne LeCroy supporting protocols while they are early in development when these tools are essential.

Exercisers

The PCI Express exercisers can generate PCI Express transactions, observe behavior, and perform both stress testing and compliance testing. The Summit Z416 supports the new Specification 4.0 ("Gen3") data rates of 16 GT/s across up to 16 lanes. The Summit Z416 Exerciser supports up to x16 lane widths at data rates of 16 GT/s. As complete solutions, both the Summit T416, T48, Summit Z416, Summit Z3-16 systems give you the unique ability to record (capture) live traffic, modify the traffic, and then playback the exact data stream, or "script," using the exerciser.

Protocol Test Card

Teledyne LeCroy offers an integrated and automated compliance testing system, including Protocol Test Cards, approved by the PCI-SIG® as a standard tool for compliance testing for developers working with both the PCIe 2.0 and 3.0 specifications. In addition, the Summit Z3-16 exerciser is the only approved tool to run the UNH-IOLs NVM Express Conformance Tests. These tests are required for the NVM Express Integrators test.

The Summit Z3-16 with SMBus Support is a critical test and verification tool intended to assist engineers in developing and improving the reliability of their systems. The Summit Z3-16 with SMBus Support can emulate PCI Express root complexes or device endpoints, allowing new designs to be tested against corner case issues. In addition, it can emulate SMBus traffic as a master or slave.

The new Summit Z3-16 with SMBus Support builds on all of the same features as the previous Summit Z3-16 (traffic generator), adding support for SMBus traffic generation to PCI Express at the Gen3 data rates of 8 GT/s. The Summit Z3-16 Exerciser with SMBus Support, in combination with the Summit T34 Protocol Analyzer, provides a complete test and development environment for engineers working on new designs using PCI Express 3.0 and SMBus together. The Summit Z3-16 with SMBus works with standard PCIe 3.0 for other PCIe protocol analyzers as well.

The exerciser builds on the extensive programming and verification test libraries established over time with Teledyne LeCroy's PCI Express Exercisers, and provides the user a complete suite of test capability, including the ability to test products to the new PCI Express 3.0 specification.

  Title Time
Summit T3-16 PCI Express Protocol Analyzer Introduction Video 4:05
Synopsys and Teledyne LeCroy Showcase PCI Express 3.0 Interoperability at PCI-SIG 2010 3:04
Demo of Synopsys DesignWare PCI Express 3.0 with Teledyne LeCroy Protocol Test Suite 4:34
IDT PCIe Switch Demo using Summit T3-16 protocol analyzer 7:15
Cadence and Teledyne LeCroy work together supporting PCI Express 3.0 development and test 1:26
Xilinx Video: Industry’s first Gen3 x 16 PCIe solution built into a programmable device 2:30
PCIe 3.0 at 8.0 GT/s 3:17
NVMe Protocol Analysis Features for Storage Development and Test 36:27

The exerciser is a critical test and verification tool intended to assist engineers in developing and improving the reliability of their systems. It can emulate PCI Express root complexes or device endpoints, allowing new designs to be tested against known standards. As Teledyne LeCroy's fourth generation of PCI Express generators, the Summit Z3-16 with SMBus Support leverages years of experience in advanced protocol analysis test tools for emerging markets.

Intuitive software controls blend sophisticated analysis capability with ease-of-use, allowing test suites to be rapidly customized to specific product requirements. One of the many features that help troubleshoot PCIe links is the ability to exercise LTSSM state transitions. The powerful scripting language allows for the creation of Transaction Layer Packets (TLPs) and Data Link Layer Packets (DLLPs) at Gen3 data rates of 8 GT/s. ACK's or NAK's can be generated under user control. Packet fields not explicitly specified by the user are generated automatically (such as CRCs). The configuration space can be emulated for any device including endpoints, bridges and switches. Support for Gen1 (2.5 GT/s) and Gen2 (5 GT/s) data rates allows the exerciser to produce test cases that test the device's ability to auto-negotiate data rates with other devices.

In addition, the ability of the exerciser to produce a wide variety of programmed traffic allows the user to introduce controlled error conditions. As an example, a trace file captured on a Summit or PCIe Protocol Analyzer can be exported and used as the basis for a test script, with selected programmed errors introduced at critical stages to test the device's ability to recognize and recover from error conditions. This allows for detailed testing of simple error recovery and complex multiple error conditions, creating more resilient products that perform well even under less than ideal conditions.

Features Benefits
Script Level Traffic Generation Programmability to test PCI Express components with more precision and control
Convert Trace files into generation scripts Recreate failure scenarios by replaying recorded traffic
Manual Error Injection Verify fault handling and identify error recovery
Host/End-Point Emulation Support Enpoint emulation(and optional host emulation)allow for designed stress and pre-testing of end-point and host devices for product verification
Programmable Data Link Layer Ability to modify flow control, ACK/NAK, and retry behaviors
Flexible/programmable Transaction Layer User ability to define arbitrary sequence of transactions, payload generation,and conditional repeat of transactions provide users with maximum flexibility
Programmable reply timers Allows testing of ACK latency timeouts and retry mechanisms
Point and Click Script Editor Complex scripts can be created quickly and easily
Programmable Configuration space Test user defined endpoints
Link Training& Status State Machine(LTSSM)Testing Exercise LTSS state transitions for verification
Supports existing PETracer API Preserve investment in API Programs
Supports Legacy PETrainer Scripts Preserve investment in Legacy PETrainer Scripts

Emulate Gen3 Hosts and Gen3 Devices
Change speeds with easy to use interface
  • 2.5GT/s to 5GT/s
  • 2.5 GT/s to 8GT/s
  • 5GT/s to 8GT/s
  • 8GT/s to 2.5GT/s
  • 5GT/s to 2.5GT/s
  • 8GT/s to 5GT/s

Control Screen- Control root complex or endpoint's speed, width and state.