Anritsu Presents Measurement System For PCI-Express Compliance Tests

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  • Provides all-in-one coverage for evaluating PCI Express and high-speed Ethernet equipment
  • Can test next-gen network interfaces

Anritsu Corporation announces the start of sales of its industry-first measurement solution, the Signal Quality Analyser-R MP1900A series for Tx/Rx LEQ test systems specified in the PCI-Express® (PCIe) 5.0 Compliance Test items.

The developed PCIe Gen5 Link Training MX183000A-PL025 option and PCIe 5.0 Tx/Rx LEQ Test Automation software can be used with the MP1900A as a PCIe 3.0/4.0 Tx/Rx LEQ Test measurement platform. With this added support for PCIe 5.0 Tx/Rx LEQ tests, this system becomes the industry’s first measurement solution covering the PCIe 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0 standards.

Increasing demand for fast processing

5G services that offer high-speed communications using massive data volumes are expected to drive rapid advances in technologies, such as IoT, AI, etc.

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Data centres forming the backbone of this technology revolution are also experiencing an increasing need for high-speed data processing and are adopting PCI Express technology for internal interfaces in data-centre transmission equipment, servers, storage, etc., with expectations for early release of PCI 5.0 products offering transmission speeds of 32 GT/s.

Measuring equipment for diverse applications

The Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A series is a multichannel BER measuring instrument for designing and testing next-generation network interfaces, such as 200/400/800G Ethernet, and high-speed-bus interfaces, such as PCI Express 4.0/5.0, USB3.2/4, and Thunderbolt.

With built-in pulse pattern generator (PPG) offering high-quality waveforms (low intrinsic jitter of 115 fs RMS), high-sensitivity (15 mV) error detector (ED), high-accuracy jitter (SJ, RJ, SSC, BUJ) generation sources, and CM-I/DM-I/white-noise sources, it has a diverse application range, covering compliance and margin tests, troubleshooting, etc.

Additionally, the MP1900A provides all-in-one coverage for evaluating PCI Express and high-speed Ethernet equipment such as PAM4 optical modules and NICs used by data-centre 200/400/800G Ethernet installations, thus facilitating the introduction of next-generation interfaces.


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