Anritsu introduces PCI Express 6.0 Rx test for signal quality analyser

Anritsu’s signal quality analyser-R MP1900A now supports the PCI Express 6.0 (PCIe 6.0) base specification receiver test (Rx test).

5G services are driving the rapid evolution of edge computing, IoT and AI while the internal interfaces of transmission equipment, servers and storage in data centres that form the base of a technical revolution, are switching to the faster and larger capacity PCIe standard. 

PCIe 6.0 is the first standard to support new technologies, such as PAM4 modulation and forward error correction (FEC). It requires test methods for evaluating the quality of 32 Gbd PAM4 signals with a 1/3rds smaller eye opening, as well as for measuring the BER and evaluating FEC.

The MP1900A is a high-performance BERT for Rx tests of high-speed computing and data communications interfaces including PCIe, USB, Thunderbolt, and 400/800GbE. Link training and LTSSM functions are supported by an industry-best level PPG for high-quality waveforms, high-sensitivity input ED, high-accuracy jitter generation source (SJ, RJ, SSC, BUJ), and CM-I/DM-I, facilitating various applications, including Compliance and Margin tests as well as troubleshooting.

In addition to support for generating PCIe 6.0 base specification compliance test patterns, the MP1900A certified PCIe 3.0 / 4.0 / 5.0 tester now has an SKP function to filter SKP packets to support separate clock architecture (SRNS). This update allows customers to test to meet design requirements by including automation software to calibrate the stressed test signal and measure jitter tolerance using real time oscilloscopes from collaborating partners. A single MP1900A now covers tests from PCIe 3.0 to PCIe 6.0, confirmed Anritsu.

The company is continuing to develop future quality evaluation for PCIe equipment by actively proposing new technologies to PCI-SIG and extending its tester functions with a focus on the PCIe 6.0 Base specification compliance test.

The MP1900A’s automation reduces as test time for efficient evaluation and automates stressed signal calibration and BER measurement.

It supports device margin tests with measurement functions including PPG waveforms, high sensitivity reception PAM4 ED and generation of various jitter types. The software architecture facilitates expansion to future PCIe 6.0 CEM specification, said Anritsu.

Anritsu provides communications test and measurement equipment, helping customers to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multi-dimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimisation. 

Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. 

The company develops products for 5G, M2M and the IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets.  

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