Protocol test card accelerates PCIe 2.0 deployment -

Protocol test card accelerates PCIe 2.0 deployment


Santa Clara, Calif.—Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that its Protocol Test Card (PTC) 2.0 has been approved by the PCI-SIG (PCI Special Interest Group) for PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 protocol testing.

This approval means designers can use Agilent's PTC 2.0 to test and validate their designs with the confidence that the PCIe specifications for link layer, transaction layer and BIOS are being met.

The PTC 2.0 is a user-friendly concept: With a single mouse click, engineers can run all tests specified by the PCI-SIG and view detailed results through an intuitive HTML report. The PTC 2.0 was designed with investment protection in mind. A simple software upgrade enables the compliance-assured test package to run more than 180 additional recommended tests, or turns the PTC 2.0 into a fully functional exerciser and Link Training and Status State Machine (LTSSM) tester.

The compliance assured test package is a suite of 180 additional tests comprised of 94 transaction-layer tests, 31 link-layer tests, 57 configuration-space tests and one electrical-layer test. The intuitive HTML report displays failed tests in red, warnings in yellow and passed tests in green.

Pricing: Starts at $9,150.
Availability: Now.
Datasheet: Click here.

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