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Measurement Solution – PCIe® 3.0 Receiver Test


Configurations Available for Silicon Validation (BASE Spec), Add-In Cards and Motherboards (CEM Spec)

  • Validate performance against PCI-SIG® specs
  • Supports PCI Express® 3.0, 2.0, and 1.x receiver designs
PCIe® 3.0 Add-In Card Receiver Test Setup Sample Configuration





Accessories include:

  • CBB3.0 PCI Express Compliance Fixture (supplied by PCI-SIG)
  • SMP Connector Adapters & Cables (complete list available)
  • Directional Coupler, PSPL 5370-14dB (supplied by Picosecond Pulse Labs)


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N5990A Test Automation Software Platform - Data Sheet 
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Overcoming Test Challenges of USB Type-C - Application Note 
This application note provides an introduction to the USB Type-C connector, the interface functions it provides, and test implications engineers face when integrating the connector into their designs.

Application Note 2016-08-10

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This data sheet details how this reference clock multiplier can characterize receivers, lock the stressed pattern generator to the reference clock, and use multiple clock rates.

Data Sheet 2018-02-13

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Wide bandwidth instrumentation-grade clock data recovery for physical layer characterization and validation

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The N6461A SD UHS-II compliance test application provides a fast and easy way to test,debug and characterize your SD UHS-IIdesigns.

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Draft Compliance Test Spec 
Draft Compliance Test Spec: SD UHS-II website (SDA members only)

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Brochure shows Keysight’s high-speed digital solution set , a range of essential tools, measurement and simulation—that will help cut through the challenges of gigabit digital designs.

Brochure 2015-03-09

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How to Pass Receiver Test According to PCI Express® 3.0 CEM Specification - Application Brief 
This paper provides insight into the calibration method and tests, as well as the tools available. The biggest change between PCIe 2.x and rev. 3.0 is that RX test on cards will now be normative.

Application Note 2011-11-30

Accurate Calibration of Receiver Stress Test Signals for PCI Express® Rev. 3.0 - Application Note 
This paper describes the calibration of the receiver-stress signal according to the base specification of PCIe3. The calibration of the RX test signal is different from PCIe 2.0.

Application Note 2011-06-22

Web Cast: PCIe 3.0 Receiver Test - How to Face this New Challenge  

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PCI-SIG website (PCI Express standards body) 
PCI-SIG website

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