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Tektronix Releases PCI Express 4.0 Test Solution

Tektronix, a provider of measurement solutions, has released a series of enhancements to its suite of PCIe test solutions. These updates offer support for the 16 GT/s data rate and the industry’s first automated transmitter and receiver test solutions supporting the PCIe 4.0 architecture, the company states.

Option PCE4 for Tektronix DPO/DPS70000SX and DPO/MSO70000DX oscilloscopes provides new transmitter (Tx) measurements specific to the new PCIe 4.0 Base Specification including the 100 MHz reference clock, with its picosecond jitter requirements, used in all four generations of PCI Express: 2.5, 5.0, 8.0 and 16.0 GT/s.

Other enhancements include support for the new U.2 form factor and additional optimizations to reduce the overall test time by about 30 percent. These same capabilities are also available as enhancements for Option PCE3, Tektronix’ solution for PCI Express 3.0 technology.

“As important industry specifications such as PCIe evolve over time, it’s critical that our test and measurement tools keep pace,” said Brian Reich, general manager, Performance Oscilloscopes, Tektronix. “Offering unmatched accuracy and scalability, DPO70000SX oscilloscopes along with the enhancements to our PCIe solutions enable our customers to debug and verify compliance to the latest versions of the PCIe specification while dramatically reducing compliance test times and boosting productivity.”

For more information, visit Tektronix.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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