Keysight (Agilent) Technologies N5393B Oscilloscopes


PCI Express Automated Test Application

PCI EXPRESS Compliance Application
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The Agilent Technologies N5393B 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 N5393B PCI EXPRESS electrical test software utilizes the Q-domain + Dual Dirac method for jitter separation described in the PCI EXPRESS 2.0 Card Electromechanical specification. This ensures that your Gen2 measurements will have absolute consistency with measurements made using the PCI-SIG’s standalone Sigtest software. In addition, for Gen1 measurments, the N5393B optionally utilizes the clock recovery method used in the official PCI-SIG Signal Quality Test Methodology ("SigTest") application, ensuring that your test results are consistent with results from the SigTest application.
The N5393B PCI EXPRESS electrical performance validation and compliance software performs a wide range of electrical tests as per the PCI EXPRESS 1.0a, 1.1*, and 2.0 electrical specifications for new silicon, add-in cards and motherboard systems as documented in section 4 of the base specification and section 4 of the card electromechanical specification. The N5393B also includes tests for PCI EXPRESS 2.0* to help provide you with the most accurate, automated test software for Gen2 PCI EXPRESS measurements. In addition to full swing (800 mV) testing, the N5393B 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 N5393B PCI EXPRESS electrical performance validation and compliance software requires the E2688A high-speed serial data analysis software, one of the PCI-SIG approved compliance test fixtures (CBB2 or CLB2), the 54855A or 80000 Series Infiniium oscilloscopes, and at least two SMA/SMP cables or InfiniiMax active differential probes. Some of the measurements cannot be made with the PCI-SIG compliance test fixtures and may require you to build or acquire a custom test fixture.
The N5393B PCI EXPRESS electrical performance validation and compliance software is compatible with Agilent Infiniium 80000 Series oscilloscopes (6 GHz or higher) with operating software revision A.05.40 or higher, Infiniium 90000 Series oscilloscopes (6 GHz or higher), and Infiniium 90000 X Series oscilloscopes.
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Key Specification

Automation: Test setup wizard guides you through test selection, configuration, connection, execution, and results reporting
Measurement connection setups are displayed
Oscilloscope setup is automatically configured for each test
Test results report documents test configuration, measurements made, pass/fail status, margin analysis, and waveforms
Standards Supported: PCI EXPRESS® 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0 tests
Wide-range of electrical tests are performed, significantly more than SigTest
Consistent results with Sig Test for 1.0a, 1.1, and 2.0 analysis
Requirements: PCI-SIG® compliance test fixtures
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