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Anritsu and Tektronix Demonstrate PCI-Express® 6.0 Base Specification Test System at PCI-SIG® Developers Conference 2022

23/06/2022

PCI-Express 6.0  Base Specification Test System

Vienna, Austria – June 21, 2022 – Anritsu Corporation President Hirokazu Hamada announces Anritsu is demonstrating its Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A series as part of a PCI-Express® (PCIe®) 6.0 Base Specification test system, along with Tektronix Inc.’s DPO70000SX real-time oscilloscope and silicon-proven Synopsys® PCI Express 6.0 IP. The demonstration will be conducted during the PCI-SIG Developers Conference at Santa Clara Convention Center, June 21-22, 2022.

PCIe 6.0 utilizes Forward Error Correction (FEC) as a key technology to assure the integrity of 32-Gbaud PAM4 (64 Gbps), low-SNR signals affected by transmission path loss. The result is more complexity associated with evaluating devices under test (DUT). The demonstration will highlight a more efficient testing solution using automatic Base Specification calibration and signal-quality evaluation by a Tektronix DPO70000SX real-time oscilloscope, combined with Anritsu’s industry-first MP1900A supporting error-correction analysis to measure FEC symbol errors in real-time.

In the demonstration, the Anritsu MP1900A will generate a stressed compliant signal calibrated by a Tektronix DPO70000SX oscilloscope based on PCI Express 6.0 Base Specification. The signal is transmitted to the Synopsys PCI Express 6.0 IP to measure bit errors using the DUT internal error counter. Additionally, bit errors will be measured by the MP1900A PAM4 Error Detector in DUT Loopback mode. Using its FEC function, the MP1900A will analyze and display FEC corrected/uncorrected errors and post FEC error rate, while the Tektronix DPO70000SX real-time oscilloscope analyzes the signal waveforms from the DUT.

In addition to the PCIe 6.0 Base Test, a complete PCIe 5.0 LEQ test will be also demonstrated. 

The Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A is a high-performance BERT for measuring high-speed computer interfaces, such as PCIe 6.0, PCIe 3.0 to 5.0, and USB3.2/4.0, as well as ultra-broadband communications interfaces, including 400 GbE/800 GbE. Due to its excellent test reproducibility and easy operation, the MP1900A is a PCI-SIG-certified instrument for compliance tests up to PCIe 5.0. The joint demonstration supporting the new PCIe 6.0 standard will help advance PCIe worldwide.

About Tektronix
Tektronix, Inc., headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, delivers innovative, precise, and easy-to-operate test, measurement, and monitoring solutions that solve problems, unlock insights and drive discovery globally. Tektronix has been at the forefront of the digital age for over 75 years. More information on our products and solutions is available at Tek.com. Follow Tektronix on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn to stay connected. Learn more from Tektronix’s engineers on the Tektronix blog and read Tektronix’s latest announcements in our Newsroom.

Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc. All other trade names referenced are the service marks, trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective companies. 

About Anritsu 
Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com), a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 125 years. Anritsu’s philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.

For more information, please contact:  

Anritsu:
Eric Fauxpoint
Director - EMEA Business Development
Anritsu EMEA
Tel: +33 1 60 92 15 50
Email: Eric.Fauxpoint(ATMARK)anritsu.com
www.anritsu.com
Agency:
Suzy Kenyon
Napier Partnership Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1243 531123
Email: Suzy(ATMARK)napierb2b.com
www.napierb2b.com

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