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PCI Express 3.0 Compliance - Successfully Navigating the Standard Webcast

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PCI Express® is the I/O technology of choice in high performance desktop and server applications. PCIe technology offers the benefits of reduced power consumption, scalability of bandwidth, increased data throughput and improved signal integrity. PCI Express signaling is continuing to deliver segment leading performance and data throughput, currently operating at 8GT/s and soon moving to 16GT/s. Increasing its data rate to 8GT/s, PCI Express 3.0 presents many new challenges to the industry. For example, at 8GT/s places a significant burden upon the physical channel, transmitter, and receiver. Signal integrity, while important with all generations of PCI Express technology, becomes a crucial component of any PCIe 3.0 design. and signal integrity design and validation. In addition, the migration to a 128/130 bit encoding scheme for PCIe 3.0 creates additional challenges in physical layer validation as well as logical validation. 

This presentation will provide you with an overview of the latest developments in the PCI Express 3.0 standard, including new methods for validating transmitter jitter, transmit de-emphasis and preshoot, equalization parameters, and the effects of de-embedding on PCI Express compliance measurements. We will also discuss key considerations for receiver jitter stress testing at both the component and system level. Lastly, this presentation will provide instruction on how to accelerate PCI Express 3.0 testing using a 26GHz high speed switch to multiplex your DUT signals into your test instrumentation.


Design, test and validation engineers who need to test designs for compliance to the PCI Express standard.


Rick Eads, Product Manager, Agilent Technologies

Rick is a senior product manager at Agilent Technologies with expertise in technical/industrial marketing of test and measurement tools and electronic design automation software to leaders in the computer, semi-conductor, wired and wireless communications, storage and aerospace industries worldwide.

Rick works on precision product definition and synthesis of breakthrough solutions that address new and emerging needs for both software and hardware products. He provides technical leadership in driving standards within industry organizations for PCI Express, NVM Express, ExpressCard, FB-DIMM (FBD), DDR, SATA, and InfiniBand.
Rick earned a M.B.A. from the University of Colorado and holds a BSEE from Brigham Young University with an emphasis on digital design and computer architecture.

Rick has served on the Board of Directors for the PCI-SIG since 2007, contributed to PCIe 3.0 BASE, CEM, Test specification development and has led electrical Gold Suite testing at PCI-SIG sponsored workshops worldwide.

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