Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce that its Signal Quality Analyzer-R Series MP1900A has been approved by PCI-SIG® as a compliance test measuring instrument for PCI Express 4.0® (PCIe Gen4). The MP1900A is already approved as an R&D test instrument supporting Gen3 compliance tests and is now approved for the Gen4 test standards.
To speed-up serial-bus interfaces of communications equipment and high-end computers, the PCIe standard is transitioning from Gen3 (8GT/s) to Gen4 (16GT/s). PCIe Gen4 was adopted as a communications standard in August 2017 and has been discussed and examined for compliance testing since then. As part of this process, the MP1900A was approved as a compliance test measuring instrument for PCIe Gen4 based on the results of testing at the May 2019 PCI-SIG Compliance Workshop, and the MP1900A has been in use for certifying PCIe products since August 2019.
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The PCI-SIG-approved MP1900A is a high-performance, multichannel, bit error tester with world-beating output waveform quality, high input sensitivity, and a built-in jitter and noise source. With these high-performance hardware features, the MP1900A PCIe Gen4 test solution is ideal for automating Tx/Rx LEQ tests required for compliance testing. Moreover, built-in analysis functions with excellent reproducibility support analysis of signal quality issues caused by high-speed transmission path losses.
All Gen1 to Gen4 tests are supported by a single MP1900A, which also supports the new Gen5 standard. Furthermore, 32-Gbaud PAM4 signals required by the future Gen6 standard are also supported.
As a result, the MP1900A helps cut PCIe design, inspection, and certification work burdens, while also improving quality.
Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com) is a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions. The company’s 2020 VISION 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. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.
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