GRL PCI Express® Transmitter Test Automation Solution for Tektronix and Keysight scopes (GRL-PCIE-TX)

Quickly characterize the performance of your PCIe® 5.0 and earlier Transmitter Design

Overview

  • Automate PCIe® Transmitter testing to 5.0 & earlier CEM specifications at the push of a button
  • Automates any compatible Keysight or Tektronix oscilloscope in one solution
  • Increase test efficiency automated test mode cycling and offline processing
  • Compatible with PCI-SIG official Compliance Base Boards (CBBs) and Compliance Load Boards (CLBs)
  • Supports Sigtest Phoenix for PCIe® Gen 5.0 testing
  • Runs on oscilloscope OS or remotely over Win7+ PC

Description

GRL’s PCI Express® Transmitter Compliance Test Solution provides full automation of PCI Express® 5.0 and earlier Transmitter CEM (Card Electro Mechanical) Specification Compliance testing at 32, 16, 8, 5, and 2.5GT/s data rates with any compatible Tektronix or Keysight oscilloscope.

GRL-PCIE-TX increases test efficiency by automating power and signal quality test sequencing and offline processing of captured waveforms following PCI-SIG-approved Methods of Implementation (MOIs) with Keysight or Tektronix real-time oscilloscopes using existing PCI-SIG Compliance Base Boards (CBBs) and Compliance Load Boards (CLBs).

GRL-PCIE-TX software works with the optional GRL PCIe® P1 controller (GRL-PCIE-P1), with up to 8X faster test throughput performance possible on a multi-core PC. GRL-P1 quickly captures waveforms, freeing up the oscilloscope for other work, and is automatically programmed to capture only the waveforms for the test that the user wants to perform.

GRL-PCIE-TX can be configured to capture and test all waveforms in a PCIe Gen 1 to Gen 5 system (lane, data rate, preset), or individual waveforms, and performs all SigTest signal quality and de-emphasis compliance tests. The software’s multi-threading of SigTest further reduces test time.

Key Features

Key features of GRL-PCIE-TX PCI Express® Transmitter Test Automation Solution for Tektronix and Keysight scopes:
  • Runs on Keysight or Tektronix Windows 7+ scope or external PC
  • Capture First, Process Later – Frees up Scope!
  • Automatically sets up scope and captures required waveforms
  • Automates CBB/CLB power and signal quality test sequence
  • Automates 100MHz toggles for waveform capture
  • Performs SigTest signal quality and de-emphasis tests
  • Automatic report generation
  • Customized testing possible with GRL Kayaq software (sold separately)
GRL-PCIE5F-TX - PCIe® Transmitter Test Software – Supports PCIe® 5.0 and all earlier data rates (32, 16, 8, 5, and 2.5GT/s)
GRL-PCIE5-TX - PCIe® Transmitter Test Software – PCIe® 5.0 32 GT/s only
GRL-PCIE34-TX - PCIe Transmitter Test Software – PCIe® 4.0 and earlier data rates (16, 8, 5, and 2.5GT/s)
GRL-PCIE-P1 - PCIe® Transmitter Test Automation Controller - optional hardware for fully automated test sequencing with GRL-PCIE-TX software


For a formal quote and pricing contact sales@graniteriverlabs.com
GRL PCI Express® Transmitter Test Automation Solution for Tektronix and Keysight scopes(GRL-PCIE-TX).
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