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Protocol Analyzer Modules Ride PCI Express 3.0

April 23, 2010
the TLA7SA16 and TLA7SA08 logic protocol analyzer modules, bus support software, and probes combine to deliver an exclusive time-correlated view of system behavior, starting with protocol analysis and working down to the physical layer.

Introduced as a comprehensive test solution for PCI Express 3.0, the TLA7SA16 and TLA7SA08 logic protocol analyzer modules, bus support software, and probes combine to deliver an exclusive time-correlated view of system behavior, starting with protocol analysis and working down to the physical layer. Protocol analyzer capabilities include integrated data views for analyzing and displaying protocol traffic flow correlated with physical layer events. Logic analyzer capabilities include a range of probing options, triggering and time-correlated waveform and disassembled listing data displays of raw symbols and lane data. The TLA7SA16 and TLA7SA08 provide x8 and x4 lane support, respectively, with support for 8.0 GTs acquisition rates and for PCI Express link widths from x1 through x16. Compatible with previous generation PCI Express specifications, the modules dynamically track changes in link width, link speed, bus power state changes, and include a trigger state machine that spans all layers of the protocol: physical, data, link, and transaction. Pricing for TLA7SAxx modules starts at $60,000. TEKTRONIX INC., Beaverton, OR. (800) 426-2200.

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