PCI Express Test Solution For Gen5 Base Specification Test Applications

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The latest low cost release has built-in pattern generation, error detection, jitter generation and noise generation functions

The MP1900A

Anritsu Corporation announces the release of its new PCI Express test solution, the MP1900A, that supports the Gen5 Base Specification Stressed Receiver Test applications. The MP1900A comes installed with Automation Software for Base Specification Calibration and BER Measurement Software for supporting the SKP Filter. With this release, customers can easily configure a measurement environment for early-stage development of Gen5 IP and devices, helping faster introduction of PCI Express 5.0.

Moreover, the all-in-one MP1900A has pattern generation, error detection, jitter generation, and noise generation functions that are required for PCI Express tests. Since Gen1 to Gen5 transmission speeds are supported by software upgrades, customers can as always, benefit from a high cost-performance PCI Express test solution at lower equipment investment.

Ideal for generating high-quality waveforms

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The Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A Series is a multichannel BER (Bit Error Rate) tester that meets the design and verification requirements for high-speed bus interfaces, such as PCI Express 4.0/5.0, USB3.2/4, Thunderbolt, etc., as well as for next-generation network interfaces, such as 200G/400G/800G Ethernet. With a built-in Pulse Pattern Generator required for generating high-quality waveforms (Intrinsic Jitter of 115 fs rms) along with a high-input-sensitivity Error Detector, high-accuracy Jitter generation source (SJ, RJ, SSC, BUJ), CM-I/DM-I/White Noise source, Link Training function and support for LTSSM (Link Training Status State Machine) analysis, the MP1900A series is ideal for various applications, including compliance tests, margin tests, troubleshooting and more.

Additionaly, it also supports PAM4 evaluation of PAM4 devices, including optical modules, NICs, etc., used by 200G/400G/800G Ethernet in data centers.

Required to meet emerging technologies

With the growth of technologies, such as IoT and AI, etc., a rapid growth is expected in the commercial rollout of 5G services for high-speed transmission of large data volumes.

For data centers to play a key role, this this new shift requires increasingly faster and larger data processing capacity, data-center transmission equipment, servers, storage, etc.,. Base Specification 5.0 of the next PCIe Gen5 standard has been completed for increased data transfer speeds of upto 32 GT/s. As a result, development of equipment supporting this standard is urgently required.

Through this release, Anritsu intends to support Gen5 Rx tests for IP and inspection of devices in the early standardization and development period with all-in-one Gen1 to Gen5 measurement support. Expansion of measurement functions that meet emerging standards and trends will also help customers design inspection times.

Key Features

  • All-in-one Gen1 to Gen5 support: Software expandable functions support PCI Express 1.0 (2.5 Gbit/s) to 5.0 (32 Gbit/s) to reduce infrastructure investment costs.
  • Supports oscilloscopes from different vendors: This allows customers to use their own oscilloscope for measurements up to PCIe Gen5.

Target Markets and Applications

  • Target Markets: High-end servers and communications equipment
  • Applications: Development of high-speed electronic devices, memory cards, graphics cards, etc.

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