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PCIExpress Rx Test Suite EN US 61W 73782 5
TekRxTest Suite Datasheet

Improve accuracy and precision of PCI Express Gen6 Receiver with Tektronix automation software. Remove the complexity of receiver testing with a step-by-step user interface designed by industry leaders engaged in the standards bodies to drive the latest specifications to maturity. Industry engagement ensures our software will evolve in-step with the technology. Achieving the correct balance of simplicity and user control has been at the forefront of the design team to ensure your device can complete link training with the correct calibrated stress and be efficiently tested with optimized PHY settings.

Perform PLL Bandwidth tests for Gen 3/4/5 supporting tests with compliance (P0 to P10) and jitter measurement (toggle) patterns. Incorporates software CTLE with higher accuracy for high loss channel cases.

Applications

  • PCI Express 64 GT/s, 32 GT/s, and 16 GT/s
  • Gen6/Gen5/Gen4 Base Specification (silicon validation) and Gen4/Gen5 CEM Specification (system verification and compliance)
  • Root Complex and Non-Root Complex silicon
  • Systems (motherboards and servers), Add-in Cards, Switches, and Bridges, Extension Devices (retimers and redrivers)

Features and benefits

General

  • Receiver automation software for Tektronix DPO70000SX Series Real Time Scopes and Anritsu MP1900A BERT
  • Wizard based user interface for each step of calibration and test
  • Pop-up user tips to simplify decision making
  • Latest industry tool support (SigTest and Seasim)
  • Calibration and test reports

PCI Express Gen6 (64 GT/s)

  • Stressed Eye Calibration (64 GT/s)
    • Base
    • TP3 – AC/DC Balance, Amplitude, 4 Tap Tx Equalization, Sinusoidal Jitter tones, and Random Jitter
    • TP2 – DMI, CMI, Preset and CTLE Selection, Stressed Eye
    • Automated Scope Noise Compensation for SJ and RJ calibration
  • Jitter Tolerance (64 GT/s)
  • Gen6 Receiver Testing

PCI Express Gen5 (32 GT/s)

  • Stressed Eye Calibration (32 GT/s)
    • Base & CEM
    • TP3 – AC/DC Balance, Amplitude, Tx Equalization, Sinusoidal Jitter tones, and Random Jitter
    • TP2 – DMI, CMI, Preset and CTLE Selection, Stressed Eye, Automated loopback through Configuration and Recovery
  • Insertions Loss computation powered by Seasim Statistical Simulation Tool
  • Rx Link Equalization (32 GT/s)
  • Tx Link Equalization (32 GT/s)
  • Jitter Tolerance (32 GT/s)
  • Advanced debug mode for troubleshooting LEQ tests

PCI Express Gen4 (16 GT/s)

  • Stressed Eye Calibration (32 GT/s)
    • CEM and Base
    • TP1 – AC/DC Balance, Amplitude, Tx Equalization, Sinusoidal Jitter tones, and Random Jitter
  • TP2 – DMI, CMI, Preset and CTLE Selection, Stressed Eye, Automated loopback through Configuration and Recovery
  • Insertions Loss computation powered by Seasim Statistical Simulation Tool
  • Rx Link Equalization (16 GT/s)
  • Tx Link Equalization (16 GT/s)
  • Jitter Tolerance (16 GT/s)
  • Advanced debug mode for troubleshooting LEQ tests

PCI Express PLL Bandwidth and Peaking

  • PCI Express PLL Bandwidth and Peaking automation software for Tektronix DPO70000SX Series Real-Time Oscilloscopes and Anritsu MP1900A BERT
  • Support for Gen 3/4/5 Tx PLL testing
  • Support for Anritsu SI PPG (NRZ) and PAM4 PPG
  • Similar software look and feel as the Receiver test suite
  • Supports testing with compliance (P0 to P10) and jitter measurement (toggle) patterns
  • Software CTLE improves accuracy for high loss channel cases

Stressed Eye Calibration

Calibration of the stressed eye signal, generated by the BERT’s PPG, is important to ensure the receiver is tested in alignment with the PCI-SIG specifications with the proper amount of impairments. New challenges at 64 GT/s demand the fully automated approach taken by the Tektronix PCI Express Receiver Test Suite to avoid alternative tedious and error-prone approaches. Let the domain expertise and experience of the Tektronix engineers guide you through the steps of calibration starting with accurate TP3 measurements and ending with an end of channel eye diagram easily obtained within the tolerances required. Engineers will spend less time calibrating and more time collecting meaningful data on receiver performance and margin.

TP3 calibration

PCI Express Gen6 (64 GT/s)/Gen5 (32 GT/s)

The TP3 (cable from BERT PPG to oscilloscope) is mandatory for all devices to ensure tolerances are met at the defined reference plane. The Tektronix PCI Express Receiver Test Suite wizard will guide the user through all the necessary steps to ensure the pre-channel signal matches the specification requirements to ensure future calibration steps are completed with ease.

  1. AC-DC Balance – Small amounts of Tx EQ de-emphasis are enabled to balance low and high-frequency sections of the pattern at a common reference plane.
  2. Amplitude – The differential voltage swing is required to be within 720 – 800 mV.
  3. Tx Equalization Presets – Calibration of pre-shoot 1, pre-shoot 2 (Gen6 only), and de-emphasis is required to ensure true preset levels are used for testing receivers.
  4. IL Measurement – Channel insertion loss is calculated using Seasim between TP1 and TP3 (loss before the TP3 reference is computed here for later removal).
  5. RJ – Random Jitter (RJ) is calibrated to be 0.25 ps [Gen6], 0.5 ps [Gen5] (RMS value) nominally.
  6. SJ – Sinusoidal Jitter (Sj) is calibrated over the required range of 1-3 ps [Gen6] / 1-5 ps [Gen5] (p-p) at 100 MHz frequency.
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    RJ and SJ calibration for Gen5
  7. [email protected] MHz – This calibration is required for JTOL measurements with some calibrations
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    [email protected] MHz calibration for Gen5
  8. Multi-tone SJ – For JTOL measurements where up to maximum 14 frequencies are used, calibration for frequencies other than 100 MHz is required to be performed.

Automatic characterization and precise calibration of presets, RJ, and SJ along with the important parameters used for calibration like pattern type, scope, BERT settings, regression line slopes, and intercept for reference.

TP1 calibration

PCI Express Gen4 (16 GT/s)

The TP1 (cable from BERT PPG to scope) is mandatory for all devices to ensure tolerances are met at the defined reference plane. Tek Tektronix PCI Express Receiver Test Suite wizard will guide the user through all the necessary steps to pre-channel signal is true to the specification requirements to ensure future calibration steps complete with ease.

  1. AC-DC Balance – Small amounts of Tx EQ de-emphasis are enabled to balance low and high-frequency sections of the pattern at a common reference plane.
  2. Amplitude – The differential voltage swing is required to be within 720 – 800 mV.
  3. Tx Equalization Presets – Calibration of pre-shoot and de-emphasis is required to ensure true preset levels are used for testing receivers.
  4. IL Measurement – Channel insertion loss is calculated using Seasim between TP3 and TP1 (loss before the TP3 reference is computed here for later removal).
  5. RJ – Random Jitter (RJ) is calibrated to be 1 ps (RMS value) nominally.
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    RJ calibration for Gen4
  6. SJ – Sinusoidal Jitter (SJ) is calibrated over the required range of 5-10 ps (p-p) including the nominal SJ specification of 0.1 UI (or 6.25 ps) at 100 MHz frequency.
  7. [email protected] MHz – This calibration is required for JTOL measurements with some calibrations.
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    [email protected] MHz calibration for Gen4
  8. Multi-tone SJ – For JTOL measurements where up to maximum of 14 frequencies are used, calibration for frequencies other than 100 MHz is required to be performed.

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Example Report:

Automatic characterization and precise calibration of presets, RJ, and SJ along with the important parameters used for calibration like pattern type, scope, BERT settings, regression line slopes, and intercept for reference.

TP2 calibration

PCI Express Gen6 (64 GT/s), Gen5 (32 GT/s), and Gen4 (16GT/s)

The TP2 (end of channel) calibration is a complex process requiring a deep understanding of the BERT, Real Time Oscilloscope, post-processing tools, and the PCIe specifications. The Tektronix PCI Express Receiver Test Suite will remove the complexity and ensure the desired results are achieved through user-friendly automation. Time to complete TP2 is critical, so efficient techniques have been implemented to ensure an accurate stressed eye is achieved within a reasonable time scale. From calibration of DMI (differential mode interference modeling cross-talk) to the fine granularity adjustments to SJ and DMI necessary to find the stressed eye solutions space, our automation software will guide you through this otherwise daunting task.

  1. DMI – The differential mode interference is required to be calibrated within 5-25 mV (p-p) [Gen6] / 5-30 mV (p-p) [Gen5] / 10-25 mV (p-p) [Gen4] by capturing the 2.1 GHz sinusoidal output for a duration of 40 ns.
  2. CMI – The common-mode interference is required to be calibrated for a nominal voltage of 75 mV (p-p) [Gen6] / 150 mV (p-p) [Gen5] by capturing the 120 MHz sinusoidal output for a duration of 62.5 us.
  3. Channel insertion loss for DMI/CMI and eye diagram measurements computed with Seasim (TP1 to TP2/TP2P for 16 GT/s and TP3 to TP2/TP2P for 32 GT/s and 64 GT/s).
  4. Channel Selection based on optimal Tx EQ Preset and Rx CTLE – Base Specification compliant for Eye Area criteria.
  5. Stressed-Eye calibration – Fine-tuning of the eye using amplitude, SJ, and DMI is utilized to place the stressed eye within allowed tolerances.
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    AIC TP2 calibration results
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    AIC CMI calibration result
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    AIC DMI calibration result
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    Stressed eye calibration result

    Automated TP2 calibration plots and stressed eye calibration details along with other important parameters like pattern type, scope and BERT settings, and regression line slopes and intercept for reference.

  6. Stressed eye calibration supported using Sigtest (Gen4 / Gen5) and Seasim (Gen5 / Gen6).
  7. Eye height
    • 6 ± 0.5 mV @ BER E-6 [Gen6]
    • 15 ± 1.5 mV @ BER E-12 [Gen5 and Gen4]
  8. Eye Width
    • 3.125 ± 0.3 ps @ BER E-6 [Gen6]
    • 9.375 ± 0.5 ps @ BER E-12 [Gen5]
    • 18.75 ± 0.5 ps @ BER E-12 [Gen4]

Link training

Prior to receiver testing, the device-under-test (DUT) must be placed into loopback, where the signal digitized at the Rx latch is re-transmitted by the corresponding Tx giving visibility into a possible bit or burst errors. Entering the loopback test mode requires a complex dance through the Link Training Status State Machine (LTSSM) between the BERT and DUT. The Tektronix PCI Express Receiver Test Suite automates this sequence allowing loopback through configuration (short path) and loopback through recovery (full training of the link Tx & Rx) for different levels of receiver testing. Relevant parameters are exposed to allow user control over this process without unnecessary complexity.

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Link Training configuration
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Flexible link training and loopback control

Receiver and transmitter link equalization testing

PCI Express compliance at 32 GT/s and 16 GT/s requires performing a Receiver Link Equalization test (checking analog Rx performance with a stressed signal after full link training) and a Transmitter Link Equalization test (ensuring key digital timing limits are achieved when an Rx makes Tx change requests to its link partner).

The Tektronix PCI Express Receiver Test Suite controls the BERT and RT Oscilloscope during these required tests to provide efficient test results with minimal overhead and control only where needed.

The advanced debug mode provides additional troubleshooting capability for LEQ tests, allowing customised stressors, Tx presets, custom patterns, auto-search CTLE, and CDR tuning.

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Tx-LEQ test configuration
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Rx-LEQ test configuration
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Tx-LEQ execution page
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Rx-LEQ execution page
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Tx-LEQ AIC Response time test results
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AIC Rx LEQ test results

Remote control protocol

The test software can be operated remotely through SCPI commands; allows seamless integration of custom test flow.

Jitter Tolerance (JTOL) test

Jitter tolerance (JTOL) testing requires sweeping numerous calibrated SJ tones from low to high amplitude to see how the receiver-under-test CDR tracks the stress (typically in the presence of other noise & jitter sources). Custom JTOL pass/fail masks can be configured while testing with different search algorithms (upward linear, logarithmic, etc. …). The Tektronix PCI Express Receiver Test Suite allows engineers minimal setup with quick and descriptive test reports.

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JTOL test configuration settings

Both the custom mask and the specification mask are provided in the JTOL test to have a better understanding of the DUT performance, especially at the design stage. The Receiver solution performs an automatic back channel equalization and sampling point optimization ensures to ensure the best conditions for the DUT transmitted data traffic to be accurately comprehended at the BERT receiver to ensure the correct determination of BER performance.

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JTOL test result with specification
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Error detector and stress settings for JTOL
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Different margin search algorithm settings for JTOL test

PCIe PLL Bandwidth and Peaking

This test verifies that the Add-In Card Tx PLL has the correct bandwidth and peaking. Providing a 100 MHz reference clock to the DUT with a calibrated amount of SJ allows us to measure how much SJ passes through the DUT’s Tx PLL for a certain SJ tone. Performing this process across multiple tones allows the construction of the PLL frequency response to measure both bandwidth and peaking.

SJ Amplitude Calibration for Gen 5/4/3

  • Calibration of SJ amplitude to modulate the 100 MHz Refclk used by DUT’s Tx PLL
  • Adjustable SJ amplitude
  • User-controlled SJ frequency selection to ensure adequate resolution at peaking & 3dB point
  • Increased averaging can be used to minimize variation (5 recommended)
  • Software CTLE ensures support for higher loss channels and various DUT Tx patterns

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SJ amplitude calibration
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Result Summary

PLL Bandwidth and Peaking measurements

  • Bandwidth and peaking reported for selected data rates
  • DUT Tx can transmit compliance patterns or jitter measurement (toggle) patterns
  • Consistent DSP algorithm used for SJ calibration and DUT testing
  • Test report with PLL bandwidth, peaking, frequency response plot, and individual measurements

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PLL Bandwidth test
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Test results

Ordering information

PCIe Gen6 Base Software Options

ItemDescriptionType
RXSW-FL1-PCIE6License; PCI Gen 6 Rx BASE Automation Software for Tektronix oscilloscopes and Anritsu BERT; Floating 1-Year SubscriptionSoftware
RXSW-FLP-PCIE6License; PCI Gen 6 Rx BASE Automation Software for Tektronix oscilloscopes and Anritsu BERT; Floating PerpetualSoftware
RXSW-NL1-PCIE6License; PCI Gen 6 Rx BASE Automation Software for Tektronix oscilloscopes and Anritsu BERT; Node-Locked 1-Year SubscriptionSoftware
RXSW-NLP-PCIE6License; PCI Gen 6 Rx BASE Automation Software for Tektronix oscilloscopes and Anritsu BERT; Node-Locked PerpetualSoftware

PCIe Gen5 Base and CEM Software Options

Models - SX >= 50 GHz DPS + DPO
ItemDescriptionType
RXSW-NL1-PCIE5License; PCI Gen 5 Rx CEM and BASE Automation Software for Tektronix oscilloscopes and Anritsu BERT; Node-Locked 1-Year SubscriptionSoftware
RXSW-NLP-PCIE5License; PCI Gen 5 Rx CEM and BASE Automation Software for Tektronix oscilloscopes and Anritsu BERT; Node-Locked PerpetualSoftware
RXSW-FL1-PCIE5License; PCI Gen 5 Rx CEM and BASE Automation Software for Tektronix oscilloscopes and Anritsu BERT; Floating 1-Year SubscriptionSoftware
RXSW-FLP-PCIE5License; PCI Gen 5 Rx CEM and BASE Automation Software for Tektronix oscilloscopes and Anritsu BERT; Floating PerpetualSoftware

PCIe Gen5 Pre-compliance Fixture Options

ItemDescriptionType
TF-PCIE5-CEM-X16PCIe Gen5 X1/X4/X8/X16 Electrical Test Fixture, Supports X1/X4/X8/X16 configuration includes ISS Board, CBB (System Board), CLB X1-X16, CLB X4-X8, 4 MMPX cables, and 4 MMPX to 2.92 mm cablesFixture
TF-PCIE5-CEM-X1PCIe Gen5 X1/X16 Electrical Test Fixture, Supports X1/X16 configuration includes ISS Board, CBB (System Board), CLB X1-X16, 4 MMPX cables, and 4 MMPX to 2.92 mm cablesFixture

PCIe Gen4 Base and CEM Software Options

Models >= 25 GHz and Above (DPO72504DX, DPO73304DX, DPO70KDX)
ItemDescriptionType
RXSW-NL1-PCIE4CLicense; PCI Gen 4 Base and CEM Automation Software for Tektronix oscilloscopes and Anritsu BERT; Node-Locked 1-Year SubscriptionSoftware
RXSW-NLP-PCIE4CLicense; PCI Gen 4 Base and CEM Automation Software for Tektronix oscilloscopes and Anritsu BERT; Node-Locked PerpetualSoftware
RXSW-FL1-PCIE4CLicense; PCI Gen 4 Base and CEM Automation Software for Tektronix oscilloscopes and Anritsu BERT; Floating 1-Year SubscriptionSoftware
RXSW-FLP-PCIE4CLicense; PCI Gen 4 Base and CEM Automation Software for Tektronix oscilloscopes and Anritsu BERT; Floating PerpetualSoftware

Overall Setup list:

PCIe Gen6 Base Rx
ItemVendorTypeR/OQuantityDescriptionNotes
DPS75004SXTektronixEquipmentRequired1Dual-Stack 50 GHz Sx oscilloscope 50 GHz or better
DPO7RFK2Tektronix Tektronix accessoryRequired2Attenuator kitAttenuator kit + DC blocks
103047400Tektronix Tektronix accessoryRequired2Connector savers (1.85 mm)1.85 mm oscilloscope channel input connection
Anritsu MP1900A 1Anritsu3rd party equipmentRequired1Bit Error Rate Tester (BERT)Configuration provided by 3rd party
DJATektronixEquipment SW option Required1DPOJET advanced optionDPOJET advanced Jitter, Eye and Timing Analysis SW option
PAMJET-ETektronixEquipment SW option Required1PAM4 toolPCIe Gen6 PAM4 measurement
PAMJET PCIe OptionTektronixEquipment SW option Required1PAMJET PCIe Option
Gen5 Base Test Fixture SetPCI-SIGTest fixturesRequired1Gen 5 Base Rev3 Test Fixtures2Rev3 is Meg6 material with MMPX connectors3
PMCABLE1MTektronixTektronix accessoryRequired2 Cable pair; 2.92-to-2.92 mm, Straight, 1.5 ps phase-matched, 40 GHzEquipment connections to fixtures and DUT
174-6659-01TektronixTektronix accessoryRequired1Cable pair; SMA - SMP cable pairRefclk connection between DUT and BERT
C7035CentricRF3rd partyOptional4Right Angle Male-Female 2.92 mm adapterCable management
RXSW-FL1-PCIE6TektronixSW optionRequired1PCI Gen 6 Rx BASE automation software for Tektronix oscilloscopes and Anritsu BERT LicenseFloating 1-Year Subscription OR
RXSW-FLP-PCIE6Floating Perpetual OR
RXSW-NL1-PCIE6Node-Locked 1-Year Subscription OR
RXSW-NLP-PCIE6Node-Locked Perpetual
PCIe Gen5 Base Rx
ItemVendorTypeR/OQuantityDescriptionNotes
DPS75004SXTektronixEquipmentRequired1Dual-Stack 50 GHz Sx Scope 50 G or better4
DPO7RFK2Tektronix Tektronix accessoryRequired2Attenuator kitAttenuator kit + DC blocks
103047400Tektronix Tektronix accessoryRequired2Connector savers (1.85 mm)1.85 mm scope channel input connection
Anritsu MP1900A8Anritsu3rd party equipmentRequired1Bit Error Rate Tester (BERT)5Configuration provided by 3rd party
DJATektronixEquipment SW option Required1DPOJET advanced optionDPOJET advanced option
SDLA64TektronixEquipment SW option Required1Serial Data Link Analysis (SDLA) SoftwareSerial Data Link Analysis (SDLA) Software
174-6659-01TektronixTektronix accessoryRequired1 prCable; SMA - SMP cable pairRefclk connection between DUT & BERT
PMCABLE1MTektronixTektronix accessoryRequired2 prCable; 2.92-to-2.92 mm, Straight, 1.5 ps phase-matched, 40 GHzEquipment connections to relica channel & DUT
Gen5 Base Test Fixture SetPCI-SIGTest fixturesRequired1Gen 5 Base Rev3 Test Fixtures6Rev3 is Meg6 material with MMPX connectors7

RXSW-FL1-PCIE5 or

RXSW-FLP-PCIE5 or

RXSW-NL1-PCIE5 or

RXSW-NLP-PCIE5

Tektronix SW optionRequired1 PCIe Gen5 Receiver Software

License;PCI Gen 5 Rx CEM and BASE automation software for Tektronix scopes and Anritsu BERT;

Floating 1-Year Subscription OR

Floating Perpetual OR

Node-Locked 1-Year Subscription OR

Node-Locked Perpetual

PCIe Gen5 CEM LEQ
ItemVendorTypeR/OQuantityDescriptionNotes
DPS75004SXTektronixEquipmentRequired1Dual-Stack 50 GHz Sx scope 50 G or better4
DPO7RFK2Tektronix Tektronix accessoryRequired2Attenuator kitAttenuator kit + DC blocks
103047400Tektronix Tektronix accessoryRequired2Connector savers (1.85 mm)1.85 mm scope channel input connection
Anritsu MP1900A8Anritsu3rd party equipmentRequired1Bit Error Rate Tester (BERT) 5Configuration provided by 3rd party
DJATektronixEquipment SW option Required1DPOJET advanced optionDPOJET advanced option
SDLA64TektronixEquipment SW option Required1Serial Data Link Analysis (SDLA) softwareSerial Data Link Analysis (SDLA) software
PMCABLE1MTektronixTektronix accessoryRequired2 prCable; 2.92-to-2.92 mm, straight, 1.5 ps phase-matched, 40 GHzEquipment connection to fixtures and DUT
174-6663-01TektronixTektronix accessoryRequired1 prCable; 2.92-to-2.92 mm, straight, 1.5 ps phase-matched, 500 mm, 40 GHzSignal connection between scope and BERT for Tx LEQ
174-6666-01TektronixTektronix accessoryRequired2 prCable; SMA-to-SMA, Right Angle-Right Angle, 500 mmSignal connection between scope and BERT for Tx LEQ & Trigger
174-6659-01TektronixTektronix accessoryRequired1 prCable; SMA - SMP cable pairRefclk connection between DUT & BERT
MPR40MFairview Microwave3rd partyRequired2Power dividerSplit signal from DUT Tx to the scope and Error Detector
C7035CentricRF3rd partyOptional 4Right Angle Male-Female 2.92 mm adapterCable management
C7049CentricRF3rd partyRequired32.92 mm Male to 2.92 mm Male adaptor Power divider output to scope input
Redriver3rd party3rd party equipmentOptional1Active Gen5 Redriver (back channel equalization)9High loss back channels (DUT Tx to Error Detector) may need EQ
PowerUSB - BasicPowerUSB3rd partyOptional1Power USB Power StripAutomate DUT power cycle
TF-PCIE5-CEM-X16Tektronix or PCI-SIGTest fixturesRequired1Gen 5 CEM Test fixtures10Tektronix fixtures are not officially approved by PCI-SIG7

RXSW-FL1-PCIE5 or

RXSW-FLP-PCIE5 or

RXSW-NL1-PCIE5 or

RXSW-NLP-PCIE5

Tektronix SW optionRequired1 PCIe Gen5 Receiver software

License;PCI Gen 5 Rx CEM and BASE automation software for Tektronix scopes and Anritsu BERT;

Floating 1-Year Subscription OR

Floating Perpetual OR

Node-Locked 1-Year Subscription OR

Node-Locked Perpetual

PCIe Gen4 Base
ItemVendorTypeR/OQuantityDescriptionNotes
DPO70KSX/DXTektronixEquipmentRequired1Bandwidth >= 25 GHz Scope25 G or better^{1}
Anritsu MP1900AAnritsu3^{rd} party equipmentRequired1Bit Error Rate Tester (BERT)^{2}Configuration provided by 3^{rd} party
DJATektronixEquipment SW optionRequired1DPOJET advanced optionDPOJET advanced option
174-6659-01TektronixTektronix accessoryRequired1 prCable; SMA - SMP cable pairRefclk connection between DUT & BERT
PMCABLE1MTektronixTektronix accessoryRequired2 prCable; 2.92-to-2.92 mm, Straight, 1.5 ps phase-matched, 40 GHzEquipment connections to replica channel & DUT
Gen4 Base Test Fixture SetPCI-SIGTest fixturesRequired1Gen 4 Base Rev3 Test Fixtures^{3}Provided by PCI-SIG
RXSW-FL1-PCIE4CTektronixSW optionRequired1PCIe Gen4 Receiver SoftwareGen4 BASE and CEM Rx test software - Floating, Time Based, 1 year
RXSW-FLP-PCIE4CGen4 BASE and CEM Rx test software - Floating, Perpetual
RXSW-NL1-PCIE4CGen4 BASE and CEM Rx test software - Node Locked, Time Based, 1 year
RXSW-NLP-PCIE4CGen4 BASE and CEM Rx test software - Node-Locked, Perpetual
PCIe Gen4 CEM
ItemVendorTypeR/OQtyDescriptionNotes
DPO72504DX, DPO73304SX TektronixEquipmentRequired1≥25 GHz minimum bandwidth oscilloscope
DJATektronixOption Required1DPOJET Advanced optionDPOJET advanced Jitter, Eye & Timing Analysis SW option
MP1900AAnritsuEquipmentRequiredPick 1Anritsu ≥16 Gb/s BERT, add RXSW-XXX-PCIE4C RX softwareNRZ or PAM4 Config can be used for Gen3/4/5
BSX240TektronixTektronix 24 Gb/s BERT, options TXEQ, STR, add BSXSICOMB and BSXPCI4CEM software
174-6659-00TektronixTek AccessoriesRequired1Cable pair; 2.92 mm-to-SMP, Right Angle, 1ps matched, 1000 mm, 20 GHzPCIe refclk from BSX to CBB (AIC) or Pcie refclk out of CLB to BSX refclk input (rear).
174-6663-01TektronixTek AccessoriesRequired0 or 1 Cable pair; 2.92 mm to 2.92 mm, Straight, 1.5 ps matched, 500 mm, 40 GHzPower divider out to Error Detector in
174-6665-00TektronixTek AccessoriesRequired1Cable; 2.92 mm to 2.92 mm, Right Angle-Right Angle, 300 mm, 20 GHzBSX Subrate clock out to BSX Error Detector clock in.
174-6666-01TektronixTek AccessoriesRequired1Cable; SMA-to-SMA, Right Angle-Right Angle, 500 mm, 20 GHzBSX Pattern Trigger out to TekScope Aux input
PMCABLE1MTektronixTek AccessoriesRequired2 or 3 Cable pair; 2.92 mm to 2.92 mm, Straight, 1.5 ps matched, 1000 mm, 40 GHzBSX TX out to DUT RX in and DUT TX out to Power Divider input.
SMP TerminatorFairview Microwave3rd PartyRequiredDepends 50 Ohm (Female)Quantity depends on the number of unused lane. x1 = Qty 0, x4 = Qty 6, x8 = Qty 14, x16 = Qty 30.
MPR40-2Fairview Microwave3rd PartyRequired22-Way Power Divider 2.92 mm Connectors, 40 GHzOr equivalent
SM3242Fairview Microwave3rd PartyRequired2Adapter, 2.92 mm Male to 2.92 mm MalePower divider output to TekScope input
SD3473 Fairview Microwave3rd PartyRequired2DC Block, 26.5 GHzOr equivalent
ATX Power supplyCorsair3rd PartyRequired1ATX power supply for System board powerAs required for DUT power. Any vendor ATX power supply will work.
PCIe Gen 4 Test FixturesPCI-SIG3rd PartyRequired1Gen4 CBB, CLB and Variable ISI boardAvailable only from PCI-SIG directly
SMP-SMP CablesPCI-SIG3rd PartyRequired4SMP-SMP cables
SMA-SMP (2.6")PCI-SIG3rd PartyRequired4SMP-SMP cables
Power USB – BasicPower USB3rd PartyOptional1Power USB power stripFor DUT reset automation. Not compatable with 240 VAC systems
AH54192AAnritsu3rd PartyOptional1PCIe Gen4 Active Redriver (back channel equalization)High loss back channels (DUT Tx to Error Detector) may need Active Equalization
C7035Centric RF3rd PartyRecommended6Adapter; 2.92 mm Right Angle Male-FemaleBERT I/O and Power Divider output to BSX Eror Detector
RXSW-NLP-PCIE4CTektronixSoftwareRequiredPick 1Gen4 RX CEM and BASE test software - Node-Locked, Perpetual
RXSW-NL1-PCIE4CGen4 RX CEM and BASE test software - Node Locked, Time Based, 1 year
RXSW-FLP-PCIE4CGen4 RX CEM and BASE test software - Floating, Perpetual
RXSW-FL1-PCIE4CGen4 RX CEM and BASE test software - Floating, Time Based, 1 year
PCI PLL Bandwidth (Gen 5/4/3)
ItemVendorTypeR/OQuantityDescription
MP1900AAnritsuEquipmentRequired1≥32 Gb/s BERT
DPS73304SXTektronixEquipmentRequired1Single Stack 33 GHz or better (e.g. Dual-Stack 50 GHz SX oscilloscope)
DPO7AFPTektronixEquipmentOptional1Auxiliary Front Panel
DPO7RFK2TektronixTektronix AccessoryRequired2Attenuator Kit
PMCABLE1MTektronixTektronix AccessoryRequired2Cable pair; 2.92-to-2.92 mm, Straight, 1.5 ps matched, 1000 mm, 40 GHz
DJATektronixOptionRequired1DPOJET Advanced option
TF-PCIE5-CEM-X111Tektronix or PCI-SIGTest FixturesRequired1Gen 5 CEM Test Fixtures
TF-PCIE5-CEM-X1611Tektronix or PCI-SIGTest FixturesRequired

RXSW-NLP-PLLBW-PCEG5 or

RXSW-NL1-PLLBW-PCEG5 or

RXSW-FLP-PLLBW-PCEG5 or

RXSW-FL1-PLLBW-PCEG5

TektronixSoftwareRequired1

License;PCIe Gen 5/4/3 PLL BW Software;

Perpetual; Node-Locked OR

1 year subscription; Node-Locked OR

Perpetual; Floating OR

1 year subscription; Floating

Host system software requirements
Microsoft Windows 10