For any analyzer at PCIe 3.0 speeds, the key is how to recover the signal accurately in different types of platforms and systems. Keysight (formerly Agilent)'s PCIe 3.0 analyzer uses Keysight (formerly Agilent)'s unique ESP (Equalization Snoop Probe) technology, with the ability to tune the equalization algorithm used according to the type of channel the analyzer is monitoring. This ensures that the data captured in the analyzer is exactly what is on the wire. Without this capability, at 8GT/s, there is a high likelihood of misrepresentation of the data on the bus, which can lead to wasted hours, if not days in the validation cycle.
Keysight (formerly Agilent)'s PCIe analyzer combines accurate probing technology with flexible hardware architecture. The analyzer hardware supports all three generations, PCIe 1.0 through PCIe 3.0, and supports x1 link width through x16. Keysight (formerly Agilent)'s Protocol Analyzers use a modular chassis based architecture. For additional flexibility, a single x16 configuration can be split into 2 separate smaller link width test systems, providing maximum equipment utilization.
Transactional analysis of NVMe and PCIe data includes the tools to make finding and decoding the information that make it easy to locate the protocol errors or validate device operation. Keysight (formerly Agilent)'s GUI uses the industry standard spreadsheet.