PCI Express (PCIe) logic protocol testing, verification, validation, debugging and analysis are now possible with Tektronix TLA7SA00 Series logic protocol analyzer. The TLA7SA00 Series logic protocol analyzer modules provide an innovative approach to PCI Express validation that spans all layers of the protocol from the physical layer to the transaction layer. Designed to make PCIe system debug and analysis faster and easier, the new capabilities include an innovative Bird’s Eye View (BEV) to help engineers visualize and investigate difficult flow control problems along with one-click calibration and auto configuration.

PCI Express Logic Protocol AnalyzerTLA7SA00 PCI Express logic protocol analyzer has the feature rich software provides improved information density for viewing statistical summary and protocol analysis using innovative Transaction and Summary Profile windows. Hardware capabilities including hardware acceleration, OpenEYE, ScopePHY, and FastSYNC provide fast access to data and helps shorten the time it takes to build confidence in the test system.

Applications

  • PCI Express Debug from Protocol Layer to Physical Layer
    • Silicon Validation
    • Computer System Validation
    • Embedded System Debug and Validation
  • Processor/Bus Debug and Verification
  • Embedded Software Integration, Debug, and Verification

Features and Benefits

  • PCI Express Gen1, Gen2, and Gen3 Protocol to Physical Layer Analysis for Link Widths from x1 through x16 with up to 8.0 GT/s Acquisition Rates
  • Comprehensive PCI Express Probing Solutions, including Midbus, Slot Interposer, and Solder-down Probes
    • Single-click Calibration Process Calibrates the Analyzer and Probes to the Target BER, Calibration Results for Analyzer/Probe Sets are Remembered from One Session to Another
    • ScopePHY provides the ability to Quickly Connect Any of the PCI Express Midbus, Slot Interposer, or Solder-down Probes to a High-performance Oscilloscope providing a More Detailed Analog View of the PHY Layer
  • Shorten Time to Gain Confidence in the Test System Setup
    • Front-panel LEDs provide Status Information such as Link Speed, Symbol Lock, and Link Activity
    • Auto-configure sets up the Logic Protocol Analyzer System to be Ready for Data Acquisition Quickly
    • Real-time Statistics Help Observe Link Health and Behavior over Time
  • Powerful Trigger-state Machine Spans All Layers of the Protocol
  • Industry’s Deepest 8 GB Memory/Module (16 GB memory, x16 link width) Increases the Chances of Capturing an Error and the Fault that Caused the Error
  • HW Accelerated Search and Data Displays provide Immediate Visibility of Data Regardless of Record Length
  • Information Density for Rapid Data Analysis
    • The Transaction Window provides Visibility into Protocol Behavior at the Packet and Transaction Level interspersed with Physical Layer Activity
    • Innovative Bird’s Eye View provides a High-ground Visibility of System Issues involving Flow Control
    • The Summary Profile Window Helps Ascertain the Health of the System and Identify Patterns of Interest such as Errors, TLPs, DLLPs, Ordered Sets, etc.
  • Multibus Visibility for System-level Debug
    • Analyze Complete System Interactions with Time-correlated, Multibus Analysis on a Single Display on a Single Mainframe
    • Cross Triggering and a Common Global Time Stamp enables Accurate and Efficient Debugging by Showing Exactly What Was Happening on One Bus Relative to Another at Any Given Instant in Time