The PCIe Multi-Lead and MidBus probes, when used with a PCIe 4.0 Protocol Analyzer, enable testing at up to x16 link widths at 16 GT/s speeds using Teledyne LeCroy’s latest T.A.P4 technology.
The Teledyne LeCroy PCIe 4.0 Multi-lead and MidBus probes allow developers using an embedded PCI Express bus in their PCB designs to tap into the signal traces directly and capture each serial lane, allowing flexibility to connect to any accessible points on the surface of the PCB. Each connection minimizes perturbation of the PCI Express bus signal using T.A.P4 technology while providing a reliable capture of all PCI Express traffic.
Each Probe can support link widths of up to x8 unidirectional or x4 bi-directional using MultiPort mode at up to 16GT/s speeds. Multiple Midbus probes can also be used to simultaneously capture up to x16 bi-directional traffic. Sideband signals are also supported on a separate cable attachment. Both probe types support SRIS clocking when access to host and device clock is made available.
These probes ennable to capture and analyze PCIe 4.0, NVMe, NVMe-MI and SMBus traffic and monitor sideband signaling such as PERST# and WAKE# in a point to point connection.
Teledyne LeCroy PCI Express 4.0 protocol analyzers are designed to identify, diagnose errors and solve interoperability and performance issues. They offer intuitive views, including built-in protocol translations, hierarchical display, real-time statistics, protocol traffic summaries, detailed error reports, scripting and the ability to create user defined test reports.