Anritsu Corporation now offers its Signal Quality Analyzer-R Series MP1900A has been approved by PCI-SIG*1 as a compliance test measuring device for PCI Express 4.0 (PCIe Gen4). The device is already approved as an R&D test instrument supporting Gen3 compliance tests and is approved for the Gen4 test standards. To speed-up serial-bus interfaces of communications equipment and high-end computers, the PCIe standard is transitioning to Gen4 (16GT/s).
The PCI-SIG-approved device is a high-performance, multi-channel, bit error tester with excellent output waveform quality, high input sensitivity, and a built-in jitter and noise source. With these high-performance hardware features, the MP1900A PCIe Gen4 test solution is ideal for automating Tx/Rx LEQ tests*2 required for compliance tests. Also, with built-in analysis functions delivering excellent reproducibility support analysis of signal quality issues caused by high-speed transmission path losses.
All Gen1 to Gen4 tests are supported by a single MP1900A, which also supports the new Gen5 standard. Additionally, 32-Gbaud PAM4 signals required by the future Gen6 standard are also supported.
As a result, the MP1900A helps cut PCIe design, inspection, and certification work burdens, while also improving quality.