Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. LeCroy Corp. has introduced an ExpressModule interposer for its PETracer PCI Express protocol analyzers. The ExpressModule interposer makes it easier to analyze traffic between ExpressModules and their respective host systems by decreasing probing setup times.
An ExpressModule is a PCI Express-based I/O module that inserts into the back of a server backplane. This new module technology will enable higher RAS capability in new server systems planned in the near future, said LeCroy. However, debugging the protocol traffic on backplane technologies such as the ExpressModule can be challenging due to tight mechanical tolerances between modules and backplane, added the company.
This new interposer connects between the backplane of the chassis and an ExpressModule and minimizes signal interference by using passive tapping, allowing protocol traffic between the ExpressModule and backplane to be analyzed while inside the chassis.
All LeCroy protocol analyzers feature a hierarchical display, real-time statistics, protocol traffic summaries, detailed error reports, powerful scripting, and the ability to create user-defined test reports.
Availability: The ExpressModule Interposer is available now.
LeCroy Corp., 1-800-5LeCroy or 1-800-553-2769, www.lecroy.com