Signal quality analyser supports PCI Express 6.0 base specification Rx test

13-10-2022 | Anritsu | Test & Measurement

Anritsu Corporation has stated its Signal Quality Analyser-R MP1900A now supports the PCI Express 6.0 (PCIe 6.0) Base Specification Receiver Test (Rx Test).

As well as adding support for generating PCIe 6.0 Base Spec. Compliance Test patterns, the MP1900A certified PCIe 3.0/4.0/5.0 tester now offers an SKP function to filter SKP packets to support SRNS. This update provides customers an efficient test solution fulfilling their design demands by including automation software to calibrate the stressed test signal and measure jitter tolerance employing real-time oscilloscopes from collaborating partners. As a result, one MP1900A now covers tests from PCIe 3.0 to PCIe 6.0.

The company continues to develop future quality evaluation for PCIe equipment by actively offering new technologies to PCI-SIG, and expanding its tester functions focussing on the PCIe 6.0 Base Spec. Compliance Test.

Following completion of the PCIe 6.0 Base Specification in January 2022, development of the CEM specification to ensure compatible connections is progressing ahead of the start of correlation tests in 2023. Since the PCIe 6.0 standard is the first to support new technologies, such as PAM4 modulation and FEC, it needs test methods for evaluating the quality of 32Gbaud PAM4 signals with a 1/3rds smaller Eye opening, and for measuring the BER and evaluating FEC.

By Seb Springall