Tektronix has announced a test solution for PCI Express 3.0, the next generation PCIe specification, spanning protocol to physical analysis in a single tool.
Tektronix TLA7SA16 and TLA7SA08 Logic Protocol Analyzer modules, bus support software, and probes combine to give PCIe 3.0 developers a time-correlated view of system behavior, starting with protocol analysis and working down to the physical layer to debug the root cause of elusive problems.
The Tektronix PCIe 3.0 test solution expands on previously announced offerings for PCIe 3.0 electrical test and validation including Serial Data Link Analysis (SDLA) Software for the DPO/DSA/MSO70000 Series oscilloscopes.
The new PCIe solution expands the TLA7000 Series high-performance logic analyzer family and works with TLA7000 mainframes including TLA7012 portable and TLA7016 benchtop models.
The new TLA7SA16 and TLA7SA08 Logic Protocol Analyzer modules dynamically track changes in link width, link speed, bus power state changes and include a powerful trigger state machine that spans all layers of the protocol.
The Tektronix Logic Protocol Analyzer solution for PCIe 3.0 will be available for order beginning April 12, 2010. U.S. MSRP for TLA7SAxx modules starts at $60,000.