Anritsu launches PCI Express solution for Gen5 testing

Anritsu has released a new PCI Express test solution that supports the Gen5 Base Specification Stressed Receiver Test.

The new solution uses Anritsu’s Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A Series, which offers Automation Software for Base Specification Calibration and BER Measurement Software supporting the SKP Filter. The company says this release will help customers easily configure a measurement environment for early-stage development of Gen5 IP and devices, which could aid faster introduction of PCI Express 5.0.

The MP1900A offers all the pattern generation, error detection, jitter generation and noise generation functions required for PCI Express tests in a single unit.

With this release, Anritsu supports Gen5 Rx tests for IP and inspection of devices in the early stages of standardisation and development of 5G, offering all-in-one Gen1 to Gen5 measurement support. Anritsu said Gen1 to Gen5 transmission speeds can be supported by upgrading the equipment via software.

The Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A Series is a multichannel BER tester meeting the design and verification requirements for high-speed bus interfaces, such as PCI Express 4.0/5.0, USB3.2/4 and Thunderbolt, as well as next-generation network interfaces such as 200G/400G/800G Ethernet. It incorporates a built-in Pulse Pattern Generator for generating high-quality waveforms plus an Error Detector, Jitter generation source (SJ, RJ, SSC, BUJ), CM-I/DM-I/White Noise source, Link Training function and support for LTSSM analysis.

This solution can be used for various applications, including compliance tests, margin tests and troubleshooting. It also supports PAM4 evaluation of PAM4 devices, including optical modules and NICs, used by 200G/400G/800G Ethernet in data centers.