This course will teach you everything you need to know about PCIe® measurements and how they change when the latest standards are introduced.
Lesson 1 - Introduction - Mastering PCIe® Measurement Techniques
Introduces the concept of PCIe measurement techniques. It discusses the different types of PCIe measurements, the tools and equipment that can be used to make these measurements, and the standards that govern PCIe measurements. The lesson also provides a brief overview of the different generations of PCIe standards.
Lesson 2 - PCIe® Transmitter and Receiver Measurement Techniques
Learn the different measurement techniques that can be used to characterize PCIe transmitters and receivers. It covers the measurement of eye diagrams, jitter, and BER (bit error rate). The lesson also provides some examples of how to use these measurement techniques to troubleshoot PCIe problems.
Lesson 3 - PCIe® Receiver Test Calibration Considerations
Uncover the important considerations for calibrating PCIe receivers. The topics covered include the different types of receiver calibration, the requirements for each type of calibration, and the steps involved in performing each type of calibration.
Lesson 4 - VNA vs. Step Response
Compares and contrasts the use of vector network analyzers (VNAs) and step response measurements for PCIe receiver characterization. The topics covered include the advantages and disadvantages of each method, the types of measurements that can be made with each method, and the applications for each method.
Lesson 5 - PCI Express 5.0 Tx Testing Tools
Review the different tools that can be used to test PCIe 5.0 transmitters. The topics covered include the requirements for PCIe 5.0 transmitter testing, the different types of tools that are available, and the advantages and disadvantages of each type of tool.
Lesson 6 - PCIe® 4.0 CEM
Covers the compliance testing requirements for PCIe 4.0 devices. The topics covered include the different types of compliance tests that are required, the steps involved in performing each type of test, and the tools that can be used to perform the tests.
Lesson 7 - PCIe® 5.0 BASE and CEM Scope Considerations
Discusses the considerations for using an oscilloscope to test PCIe 5.0 BASE and CEM signals. The topics covered include the different types of signals that need to be captured, the bandwidth and resolution requirements, and the trigger settings that need to be used.
Lesson 8 - PCIe® 6.0 64 GT/s Pathfinding
Explore the challenges of testing PCIe 6.0 64 GT/s devices. The topics covered include the increased signal bandwidth and jitter requirements, the need for more accurate calibration, and the challenges of finding suitable test equipment.