The Summit™ T416 analyzer is the computer industry's first high speed PCIe 4.0 protocol analyzer that meets the challenge of 16GT/s and up to x16 lane width protocol analysis. Many PCIe 4.0 product designs are already in progress using the PCIe 4.0 specification. Companies are currently working with the Teledyne LeCroy Summit Z416 protocol exerciser for PCIe 4.0 at the deployment of PCIe 4.0 for host system emulation with their testing needs. This combination of a protocol analyzer and exerciser make Teledyne LeCroy the only supplier of protocol test and development tools for PCIe Gen 4. High speed interposers that provide protocol analyzer connectivity to CEM or other form factor sockets on system boards will still continue to be the principle way to capture PCIe traffic into the protocol analyzer.
PCIe 4.0 technology
PCIe 4.0 technology achieves twice the effective data throughput rate of the PCIe 3.0 standard through a combination of increased data bit rate (8 GT/s moving to 16 GT/s), PCIe 4.0 uses similar encoding as PCIe 3.0 that have proven reliable for data transmission.
PCIe 4.0 speeds
With advanced features such as support for PCI Express Spec 4.0, data rates of 2.5, 5, 8 and 16 GT/s, lane widths from x1 to x16, and a full 128 GB of trace memory, the Summit T416 Protocol Analyzer provides unmatched capability and flexibility for developers and users of advanced PCI Express products. The Summit T416 is by far the most advanced and sophisticated PCI Express Analyzer available in the market today.
As with other Teledyne LeCroy PCI Express analyzers, the Summit T416 leverages the intuitive and powerful CATC Trace analysis software system, embedding a deep understanding of the PCI Express protocol hierarchy and intricacies. The colorful, intuitive and easy to use graphical display allows you to quickly capture and validate PCI Express product designs. All Teledyne LeCroy PCI Express protocol analyzers employ high-impedance, non-intrusive probing technology, thereby allowing fully unaltered data pass-through.
In addition to a full suite of advanced hardware and software features, the Summit T416 provides user-convenience and analysis features, such as support for "lane swizzling" which allows a board developer to lay out a Mid-Bus probe pad with lanes in non-standard order, simplifying the design of the board. Internally the Summit T416 maps the lanes back into their correct order and accurately displays the embedded bus traffic. Other software features include enhanced error checking for automatic identification of additional error types, more compact trace files that allow for faster analysis of trace data, and the choice of simplified or advanced modes for setting up trace recording options.
The raw recording mode, Bit Tracer, allows bytes to be recorded as they come across the link, allowing debugging of PHY layer problems and combining the features of a logic analyzer format with a protocol analyzer format. The new auto sense link feature monitors negotiation between devices of different lane widths, and the bifurcated link support recombines multilink PCI Express operations that have been separated into narrower links.
The Summit T416 also supports Ethernet LAN port as a standard feature. By connecting over a LAN, engineers can operate the system remotely (e.g., install the client software on their desktop systems, and control an analyzer operating in a remote lab). Also, multiple engineers working collaboratively can time-share use of a single analyzer, reducing the need for an additional analyzer for each engineer, and increasing the cost effectiveness of the product.
Debug in any PCIe environment
By leveraging years of experience in protocol analysis tools for emerging markets, Teledyne LeCroy's PCI Express protocol analyzers blend sophisticated functionality with practical features to speed the development of PCI Express IP cores, semiconductors, storage, graphics, servers, workstations, bridges, and switches.