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N5436A Protocol Viewer Software

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Key Features & Specifications


  • Waveform to Packet level decode of serial data for greater insight
  • Full Packet level decode of Primitives as well as Link and Transaction Layers
  • Bi-directional symbol and packet level decode for full duplex serial bus
  • Capability to save symbol and packet data lists to .csv and .txt files

Standards Supported:

  • PCI EXPRESS® 2.5 Gb/s and 5 Gb/s data rates
  • SATA/SAS 1.5 Gb/s, 3.0 Gb/s, and 6.0 Gb/s data rates
  • MIPI DSI and CSI protocols for D-PHY up to 800 Mb/s

Recommended Test Fixture:

  • PCI EXPRESS Protocol: PCI-SIG® compliance test fixtures for analysis of compliance patterns, and Ably-Tech Corp GH-08X16-X1 ( 
  • SATA Protocol: Crescent Heart Software TF-SATA-IS-XP (For ordering information please visit 


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The Keysight Technologies Protocol Viewer (PV) software provides an industry first method to view and correlate analog and digital domains for greater insight when analyzing serial data streams. It goes beyond basic symbol and character decode and provides time correlated views of waveform, symbol, character, link and transaction layer packet data down to the bit level. This makes it easy for users to isolate communication faults to logic or analog sources. The N5436A software is compatible with Keysight 90000 Series Infiniium oscilloscopes.

PCI Express and the PCI SIG design marks are registered trademarks and/or service marks of PCI-SIG

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