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Anritsu, Teledyne LeCroy Integrate Best-in-Class Solutions to Create Industry’s Most Comprehensive PCI Express® 4.0 Test System

10/10/2017

MP1900A BERT with LabMaster 10Zi-A Oscilloscope Performs Automated PCIe Gen4 Transmitter, Receiver and Link Equalization Tests with Support Up To 32 Gb/s

MP1900A BERT with LabMaster 10Zi-A

Luton, UK – 10 October, 2017 – Anritsu Company U.S. and Teledyne LeCroy announce today a partnership to provide the industry’s most capable PCI Express® 4.0 (PCIe Gen4) test solution, integrating the Anritsu Signal Quality Analyzer (SQA) MP1900A BERT with the LabMaster 10Zi-A oscilloscope and QPHY-PCIe4-Tx-Rx software from Teledyne LeCroy. This comprehensive system provides high-speed IC, device, and network engineers with one complete solution to conduct automated transmitter and receiver compliance tests, as well as link equalization verification.

The Anritsu/Teledyne LeCroy solution can be easily expanded to 32 Gb/s, making it the first end-to-end solution to address PCI Express 5.0 (PCIe Gen5) requirements. The system will also support PCI Express 3.0 (PCIe Gen3) transmitter, receiver and link equalization testing for complete PCI Express ecosystem coverage.

“Anritsu and Teledyne LeCroy share a common goal of providing engineers early availability of highly accurate and efficient test solutions required to verify their leading-edge designs. Our combined solution integrating the SQA MP1900A and LabMaster 10Zi-A oscilloscope fills the market void for a complete physical layer PCIe Gen4 test system that can be easily expanded to PCIe Gen5 as the market continues to develop technologies for high-speed networks,” said Paul Innis, Vice President and General Manager, Anritsu Company. 

“PCIe Gen4 represents a significant test challenge for design engineers. Our collaborative test solution leverages two best-in-class instruments to accurately measure and validate product performance in accordance with the PCI-SIG standards. Recognizing that PCIe Gen5 is expected to emerge within two years, we have protected our customers’ investments by creating a clear and efficient upgrade path that will control test costs,” said Conrad Fernandes, Vice President of Sales, Teledyne LeCroy. 

Best-in-Class Performance
A high-speed BERT that supports 2.4 Gb/s to 32.1 Gb/s, the SQA MP1900A can conduct highly accurate link training/equalization and Link Training and Status State Machine (LTSSM) analysis. It combines an internal pulse-patter generator (PPG) with integrated 10-tap emphasis and built-in high input sensitivity error detector (ED) with clock recovery, and variable 12 dB continuous time linear equalization (CTLE) and Link negotiation functions required for PCI Express receiver tests. Its ability to produce high-quality waveforms allows the MP1900A to conduct reliable jitter and noise tolerance tests.

The LabMaster 10-25Zi-A oscilloscope provides the necessary 25 GHz bandwidth for PCIe Gen4 transmitter testing and receiver test calibration, and may be upgraded in bandwidth to support next-generation serial standards at 32 Gb/s and higher. The LabMaster 10-25Zi-A and the forthcoming QPHY-PCIe4-Tx-Rx software option performs all necessary automation and control for PCIe Gen4 transmitter, receiver, and link equalization test in conjunction with the Anritsu MP1900A. Debugging of PCI Express interfaces is simple and intuitive with integrated eye diagram and jitter analysis tools and PCI Express decoding with waveform annotation and tabular analysis.

About Teledyne LeCroy
Teledyne LeCroy is a leading manufacturer of advanced oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers, and other test instruments that verify performance, validate compliance, and debug complex electronic systems quickly and thoroughly. Since its founding in 1964, the Company has focused on incorporating powerful tools into innovative products that enhance "Time-to-Insight". Faster time to insight enables users to rapidly find and fix defects in complex electronic systems, dramatically improving time-to-market for a wide variety of applications and end markets. Teledyne LeCroy is based in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. For more information, visit Teledyne LeCroy's website at teledynelecroy.com.

About Anritsu 
Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com) is a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 120 years. The company's test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions, customized software solutions, that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. With the addition of multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization, Anritsu provides complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.


For further information, please contact:  
Anritsu:
Eric Fauxpoint
Director - EMEA Business Development
Anritsu EMEA
Tel: +33 1 60 92 15 50
Email: Eric.Fauxpoint@anritsu.com
www.anritsu.com
Agency:
Janice Ashton
Napier Partnership Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1243 531123
Email: janice@napierb2b.com

About PCI-SIG®
PCI-SIG is the consortium that owns and manages PCI specifications as open industry standards. The organization defines industry standard I/O (input/output) specifications consistent with the needs of its members. Currently, PCI-SIG is comprised of nearly 800 industry-leading member companies. 

To learn more about PCI-SIG, and for a list of the Board of Directors, visit www.pcisig.com. PCI Express® is a registered trademark of PCI-SIG.

Anritsu, Teledyne LeCroy Integrate Best-in-Class Solutions to Create Industry’s Most Comprehensive PCI Express® 4.0 Test System

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