PrecisionProbe oscilloscope cable and probe correction (optional)
Use the User Defined Application tool to:
Create and fully integrate custom tests, configuration variables, and connection instructions
Insert external application calls into the run sequence, such as MATLAB scripts or your device controller
Configure additional external instruments used in your test suite
The PCI Express electrical performance validation and compliance software provides you with a fast and easy way to verify and debug your PCI Express designs. The PCI Express electrical test software allows you to automatically execute PCI Express electrical checklist tests, and it displays the results in a flexible report format. In addition to the measurement data, the report provides a margin analysis that shows how closely your device passed or failed each test.
The PCI Express electrical test software incorporates the PCI-SIG’s Sigtest software in order to provide consistency with results using the standalone version of Sigtest.
The PCI Express electrical performance validation and compliance software performs a wide range of electrical tests as per the PCI Express 1.0a, 1.1*, for new silicon, add-in cards, and motherboard systems as documented in chapter 4 of the base specification and chapter 4 of the Card Electromechanical specification. In addition to full swing (800 mV) testing, the software also supports testing for low-power, half-swing devices (400 mV) as per the PCI Express Architecture Mobile Graphics Low-Power Addendum to the PCI Express Base Specification Revision 1.0.
The PCI Express electrical performance validation and compliance software requires the high-speed serial data analysis software, one of the PCI-SIG approved compliance test fixtures (CBB3 or CLB3), a select Infiniium oscilloscope (minimum of 6GHz of bandwidth), and at least two SMA/SMP cables or InfiniiMax active differential probes. Some of the BASE spec measurements cannot be made with the PCI-SIG compliance test fixtures and may require you to build or otherwise acquire a custom test fixture.