Complete PCI Express Electrical Test Solutions

Teledyne LeCroy’s PCI Express electrical test solutions combine superior instruments with sophisticated software for:

  • ▪ Automated Tx, Rx and LEQ testing up to PCIe 5.0 32 GT/s
  • ▪ Visibility from physical layer through protocol operations
  • ▪ Expanded capabilities for PAM4, USB and other technologies

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PCIe Electrical Test Solutions Future Proof
Superior PCIe Test Solutions
  • ▪ Approved PCI-SIG gold suite solution for all PCIe electrical compliance tests
  • ▪ High accuracy and repeatability due to superior signal quality
  • ▪ Fastest receiver test calibration
  • ▪ Complete DUT automation
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PCIe Electrical Test Solutions Visibility
Visibility from Physical Layer Through Protocol Operations
  • ▪ LTSSM logging and state-machine triggering
  • ▪ ProtoSync integrates industry-standard protocol display and physical-layer analysis
  • ▪ Go directly from Link Equalization compliance tests to deep debug
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PCIe Electrical Superior Test Solutions
Versatile and "Future Proof"
  • ▪ PCIe 5.0 capable solution including Tx/Rx test automation
  • ▪ Instruments are PAM4-capable for investment protection into PCIe 6.0 development
  • ▪ Test USB Type-C® technologies with the same instrument set
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Superior PCIe Electrical Test Solutions

One set of test equipment covers all of PCI Express, up to PCIe 5.0 at 32 GT/s. Teledyne LeCroy's LabMaster 10 Zi-A oscilloscopes and Anritsu’s Signal Quality Analyzer-R (SQA-R) MP1900A are certified for all PCIe compliance tests. Superior electrical performance and tighter integration mean the best repeatability, with faster test times.

PCIe Electrical Certified Tests Solution
Approved solution for all PCI-SIG electrical compliance tests

LabMaster 10Zi-A and the SQA-R MP1900A are approved for all official PCI-SIG electrical tests:

  • ▪ PCIe 3.0 Receiver test
  • ▪ PCIe 3.0 Transmitter tests
  • ▪ PCIe 3.0 Link Equalization tests
  • ▪ PCIe 4.0 Receiver test
  • ▪ PCIe 4.0 Transmitter tests
  • ▪ PCIe 4.0 Link Equalization tests
  • ▪ PLL Bandwidth test
Highest accuracy and repeatability

Teledyne LeCroy QualiPHY software for PCIe 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0 fully automates the oscilloscope and MP1900A for calibration and testing. This simplifies complex processes and eliminates confusion and setup errors.

With time and temperature jitter drift of less than +/- 2% (2 days, +/- 5 deg), the MP1900A has the highest signal quality for the most repeatable results.

Fastest receiver test calibration

A typical PCIe 4.0 receiver test calibration requires hundreds of SigTest analyses at ~3 minutes per run. Competitive scopes only have 4- or 8-core processors with 16 or 32 GB of RAM. The LabMaster 10Zi-A has a 20-core processor and up to 192 GB of RAM more parallel analysis means faster receiver test calibration.

Calibration time with the Teledyne LeCroy-Anritsu solution is hours faster than competitive solutions.

Visibility from Electrical Through Transaction Layer

Automated characterization and compliance testing are vital to bringing a product to market, but when failures occur, it falls to the rest of the instruments’ toolbox to help locate and debug problems. Teledyne LeCroy and Anritsu provide visibility into the most layers of the PCI Express interface, to get to the root-cause of issues faster.

PCIe Electrical Visibility Test Solutions
LTSSM logging and state-machine triggering

After a training operation, the MP1900A displays the actual Training State transition logs, so the state transition path (route) and transition times can be analyzed in detail.

State transitions can be selected as the oscilloscope acquisition trigger, allowing the link training operation to be analyzed in depth using ProtoSync on the oscilloscope.

Integrated protocol and physical-layer analysis

PCIEBus Decode and ProtoSync protocol analysis software provide views of the complete protocol stack, from physical layer to transaction layer. Physical layer and protocol views are linked directly to each other at all times touch a packet on either software interface, and the oscilloscope will highlight and zoom to that packet in both views.

Debug during LEQ tests

QualiPHY PCIe software leverages Teledyne LeCroy’s ProtoSync, allowing you to switch seamlessly from electrical to protocol views during the LEQ tests—a feature unique to our solutions. If a failure or issue is detected, the oscilloscope, BERT and Device Under Test are already configured to provide unmatched visibility into the entire link training operation.

Versatile and "Future Proof" Instrumentation

The combination of Teledyne LeCroy LabMaster 10 Zi-A and Anritsu SQA-R MP1900A provides versatility in the lab. Use the same instrument set to test:

  • ▪ All PCIe generations
  • ▪ PAM4 for future PCIe development
  • ▪ USB Type-C technologies including USB 3.2, USB4™ and DisplayPort 1.4
PCIe Electrical Test Solutions Devices
PCIe 5.0 capable

The following instrument configuration is fully capable of PCI Express 5.0 transmitter and receiver testing:

  • ▪ MP1900A with 32 Gb/s capability
  • ▪ LabMaster 10-50Zi-A 50 GHz oscilloscope
  • QPHY-PCIE5-TX-RX software for transmitter characterization and receiver test calibration
PAM4 capable for PCIe 6.0 and beyond

Many future serial data technologies are expected to leverage multi-level signaling to increase data throughput without increasing analog bandwidth requirements.

PCI Express 6.0 will be based on 32 Gbaud PAM4 – Teledyne LeCroy and Anritsu are fully prepared for this new test challenge. The LabMaster 10 Zi-A is has PAM4 analysis capability to 64 Gbaud and beyond. The MP1900A has PAM4 PPG modules up to 64 Gbaud and PAM4 error detection to 58 Gbaud.

USB Type-C ecosystem coverage

LabMaster 10 Zi-A and MP1900A are USB-IF approved.

QPHY-USB3.2-TX-RX automates Tx testing and Rx calibration and testing.

QPHY-USB4-TX-RX covers USB-C® CTS for:

  • ▪ USB4 Router Assembly
  • ▪ USB4 Captive Device
  • ▪ Thunderbolt™ 3 Host/Device
  • ▪ DisplayPort 2.0
  • ▪ Tx and Rx
  • ▪ Rx channel calibration

QPHY-DisplayPort DisplayPort 1.4 Tx testing.

Experience, Leadership, Support

Combining the Teledyne LeCroy LabMaster 10 Zi-A oscilloscope and QualiPHY automated compliance test software with the Anritsu SQA-R MP1900A BERT results in the most powerful characterization, compliance and debug solution available. First-line support for the solution is available directly from the industry’s most experienced PCI Express field support team at Teledyne LeCroy.

LabMaster 10 Zi-A

LabMaster 10 Zi-A oscilloscopes a platform for all generations of PCIe testing, at all required bandwidths:

  • ▪ 50 GHz for PCI Express 5.0
  • ▪ 25 GHz for PCI Express 4.0
  • ▪ 13 GHz for PCI Express 3.0

The LabMaster 10 Zi-A has a 20-core processor and up to 192 GB of RAM for significantly faster receiver test calibration and transmitter testing.

LabMaster 10 Zi-A Oscilloscope
QualiPHY

QualiPHY software options QPHY-PCIE3-TX-RX, QPHY-PCIE4-TX-RX, and QPHY-PCIE5-TX-RX fully automate all aspects of PCIe compliance testing:

  • ▪ Transmitter testing
  • ▪ Receiver test calibration and execution
  • ▪ Link Equalization testing
  • ▪ PLL Bandwidth testing
  • ▪ Report generation

Teledyne LeCroy provides full application support for all integrated electrical test solutions.

QualiPHY Compliance Reports
Anritsu SQA-R MP1900A

The Anritsu SQA-R MP1900A is a high-speed BERT solution. In one box, it combines:

  • ▪ Jitter and noise generation
  • ▪ High quality waveform PPG with integrated 10-tap emphasis
  • ▪ High input sensitivity ED with clock recovery
  • ▪ Variable CTLE and link negotiation functions required for PCIe Rx tests

With time and temperature jitter drift of less than +/- 2% (2 days, +/- 5 deg), the MP1900A has the highest signal quality for the most repeatable results.

Anritsu SQA-R MP1900A Analyzer

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