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LinkExpert

LinkExpert is a comprehensive software application which provides automated Protocol Analyzer and Exerciser hardware control and management. LinkExpert shows high level diagnostic information about communication between devices on a serial link. LinkExpert also provides a simple and intuitive interface for Compliance, Conformance and Validation testing using Teledyne LeCroy Protocol Analyzers and Exercisers.

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Summit T54 Analyzer  The Summit T54 Protocol Analyzer captures, decodes and displays PCIe 5.0 protocol traffic data rates for x1, x2, x4 lane widths.
Summit M5x Protocol Analyzer /Jammer  The Summit M5x is Teledyne LeCroy's PCIe/ NVMe Jammer solution and is the latest protocol analyzer targeted at high speed PCI Express 4.0 I/O-based applications such as workstation, desktop, graphics, storage, and network card applications.
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 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 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 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 a broad spectrum of PCI Express protocol analyzer platforms (Summit T54, Summit M5x, Summit™ T416, Summit T48, Summit™ T3-16, Summit T3-8, Summit T34, Summit T28, and Summit T24). The Summit T54 and M5x are Teledyne LeCroy’s leading edge products with features such as support of PCIe 5.0 and jamming. The Summit T416, T48, 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. The Summit T28 and T24 are entry level protocol analysis tools for development and test at PCIe 2.0.

The Summit T54 Protocol Analyzer is Teledyne LeCroy's latest generation architecture and highest performance platform. It provides full bidirectional support of x4, x2, and x1 at data rates up to 32 GT/s. With 64 GB of trace memory, it offers enough capacity for analyzing and recording extensive PCI Express data streams. Two Summit T54 systems can be connected together to achieve a full x8 lanes at 32GT/s.

The Summit M5x Protocol Analyzer has full bidirectional support of x16, x8, x4, x2, and x1 at data rates up to 16 GT/s. With128GB of trace memory, it offers enough capacity for analyzing and recording extensive PCI Express data streams. It can also be licensed with jammer capabilities for both PCIe 4.0 and NVMe.

The Summit T416 protocol analyzer has full bidirectional support of x16, x8, x4, x2, and x1 at data rates up to 16 GT/s. With128GB of trace memory, it offers enough capacity for analyzing and recording extensive PCI Express data streams.

The Summit T48 protocol analyzer has full bidirectional support of x8, x4, x2, and x1 at data rates up to 16 GT/s. With 64GB of trace memory, it offers enough capacity for analyzing and recording extensive PCI Express data streams.

The Summit T3-16 protocol analyzer has full bidirectional support of x16, x8, x4, x2, and x1 at data rates up to 8 GT/s. With 8GB of trace memory, it offers enough capacity for analyzing and recording extensive PCI Express data streams.

The Summit T3-8 protocol analyzer has full bidirectional support of x8, x4, x2, and x1 at data rates up to 8 GT/s. With 4GB of trace memory, it offers enough capacity for analyzing and recording extensive PCI Express data streams.

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 a proprietary PCI Express 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 PCIe 4.0 Specification ("Gen4"). The Summit Z416 Exerciser supports up to x16 lane widths at data rates of 16 GT/s. As complete solutions, the Summit family of products 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.

Compliance

Teledyne LeCroy offers an integrated and automated compliance testing system, including Summit Z416 and Test Platform, approved by the PCI-SIG® as a standard tool for compliance testing for developers working with both the PCIe 3.0 and 4.0 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.

 

 

LinkExpert enables complete control and management of Teledyne LeCroy's family of Protocol Analyzer and Exerciser hardware. LinkExpert provides a convenient interface to run Compliance, Conformance and Validation tests on PCI Express (PCIe) and SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) links. The LinkExpert software interface is provided free of charge and includes as standard, several validation tests for PCIe Hosts (Root Complexes) and Devices (End Points). Additional licenses can be purchased to cover the following test categories:

  • PCI Express 3.0 Link and Transaction Layer tests (Approved by PCI-SIG for official testing)
  • PCI Express 4.0 Link and Transaction Layer tests (Approved by PCI-SIG for official testing)
  • NVMe-MI over MCTP/SMBus Conformance Tests (Official Conformance tests for NVMExpress.org)
  • NVMe-MI over PCIe/VDM Conformance Testing (Official Conformance tests for NVMExpress.org)
  • LinkExpert System Level Tests
  • LTSSM Test Arc Tests
  • Jammer validation Tests
  • SAS Conformance Tests

LinkExpert is also compatible with the NVMe Conformance tests (Teledyne LeCroy edition) provided by the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory for official NVMExpress.org testing

Teledyne LeCroy continues to offer its industry favorite PCIe Protocol Analysis Software interface on its existing line of PCIe protocol analysis and test products. The LinkExpert software interface targets design and validation engineers who are responsible for testing and resolving connectivity, interoperability and performance issues as well as ensuring compliance and conformance to the design specification. The interface takes a smart approach to testing PCIe links and then displaying the results, including any identified errors, connectivity issues and/or overall performance metrics by using intelligent interpretations of bus traffic, eliminating the need for a deep technical knowledge of the various PCIe specifications.

Key Features
  • Supports up PCIe 4.0
  • High Level Display of Traffic Information
  • All results can be exported to TraceExpert™ Reports
  • Intelligent and informative reporting of Results
  • Flexible Testing Framework for additional User-defined Tests
System Requirements
  • Supports Microsoft Windows® 7, 8 or Windows 10