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Teledyne LeCroy Automates Physical-Layer Test of PCI Express® 4.0 Receivers and Transmitters

DesignCon, Santa Clara, CA, January 30, 2018 – Teledyne LeCroy Inc. announces today the release of key elements of the industry’s most capable PCI Express 4.0 (PCIe Gen4) test solution, integrating its LabMaster 10Zi-A oscilloscope with the Anritsu Signal Quality Analyzer (SQA) MP1900A BERT including:
  • 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.
This 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 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.

About Teledyne LeCroy

Teledyne LeCroy is a leading manufacturer of advanced oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers, and other test instruments that verify performance, validate compliance, and debug complex electronic systems quickly and thoroughly. Since its founding in 1964, the Company has focused on incorporating powerful tools into innovative products that enhance "Time-to-Insight".  Faster time to insight enables users to rapidly find and fix defects in complex electronic systems, dramatically improving time-to-market for a wide variety of applications and end markets. Teledyne LeCroy is based in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.  For more information, visit Teledyne LeCroy's website at teledynelecroy.com. 

About PCI-SIG®

PCI-SIG is the consortium that owns and manages PCI specifications as open industry standards. The organization defines industry standard I/O (input/output) specifications consistent with the needs of its members. Currently, PCI-SIG is comprised of over 700 industry-leading member companies. To join PCI-SIG, and for a list of the Board of Directors, visit www.pcisig.com.
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