Anritsu announces that its Signal Quality Analyzer-R (SQA-R) MP1900A has been certified as a compliance test solution for PCI Express 3.0 Link Equalization (Link EQ) tests and Receiver (Rx) Jitter Tolerance tests by the PCI-SIG consortium.
With support for PCI Express 3.0, as well as expandability to PCI Express 4.0 and 5.0, the MP1900A can be used for various tests, such as PHY layer electrical characteristics and protocol tests, using a waveform pulse pattern generator (PPG) and an error detector (ED).
The integrated solution addresses the requirements of high-speed serial bus interfaces testing during development. The certified test solution integrates the SQA-R MP1900A with the Teledyne LeCroy SDA830Zi-B Serial Data Analyzer that has up to 30 GHz bandwidth and 80 GS/s sample rate. The solution offers expandability to support future PCI Express 4.0 and 5.0 standards.
This integrated solution can be used to perform calibration for evaluating the PHY layer of PCI Express 3.0 (8 GT/s) add-in cards and system boards, as well as Link EQ tests for verification of the device-under-test (DUT) communications state. Rx tests to measure the DUT stress tolerance can be performed, as well. Using the SQA-R and SDA830Zi-B supports repeatability testing, as well as troubleshooting analysis. Inclusion of the Teledyne LeCroy SDA also allows support for transmission-side test of PCI Express 3.0 DUT.
The SQA-R MP1900A multichannel bit error rate tester (BERT) has an waveform PPG with 115 fs Intrinsic Jitter, accuracy Jitter generation sources (SJ, RJ, SSC, BUJ) and noise source for generating CM-I/DM-I/White Noise. The instrument has a 15 mV input-sensitivity ED with embedded clock recovery, allowing BER tests to be made even with a very small closed eye.
It also features a Link Training function, as well as a Link Training and Status State Machine (LTSSM) Analysis function not previously available in a BERT. These capabilities make the MP1900A suited for multiple applications, including compliance tests, margin tests, and troubleshooting. Additionally, the MP1900A provides all-in-one support for PAM4 evaluation of 200G and 400G Ethernet optical modules and network interface cards (NICs) used in data centers, as well as for testing PCI Express interfaces being introduced for next-generation data center equipment.