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Summit M5x Protocol Analyzer /Jammer

The Summit M5x is Teledyne LeCroy's PCIe/ NVMe Jammer solution and is the latest protocol analyzer targeted at high speed PCI Express 4.0 I/O-based applications such as workstation, desktop, graphics, storage, and network card applications.

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Summit M5x Protocol Analyzer /Jammer  The Summit M5x is Teledyne LeCroy's PCIe/ NVMe Jammer solution and is the latest protocol analyzer targeted at high speed PCI Express 4.0 I/O-based applications such as workstation, desktop, graphics, storage, and network card applications.
Summit Z416 Protocol Exerciser  

The Summit Z416 is a PCIe 4.0 protocol traffic generation test tool used for critical test and verification intended to assist engineers in developing and improving the reliability of their systems. The Summit Z416 can emulate PCI Express 4.0 root complexes or device endpoints, allowing new designs to be tested against corner case issues.

Summit T48 Analyzer  The Summit T48 Protocol Analyzer captures, decodes and displays PCIe 4.0 protocol traffic data rates for x1, x2, x4, x8, lane widths
Summit T416 Analyzer  

The Summit T416 Protocol Analyzer captures, decodes and displays PCIe 4.0 protocol traffic data rates for x1, x2, x4, x8, x16 lane widths

Summit T3-16 Analyzer  The Summit T3-16 Protocol Analyzer captures, decodes and displays PCIe 3.0 protocol traffic data rates for x1, x2, x4, x8, x16 lane widths
Summit T3-8 Analyzer  The Summit T3-8 Protocol Analyzer captures, decodes and displays PCIe 3.0 protocol traffic data rates for x1, x2, x4, x8 lane widths
Summit T34 Analyzer  The Summit T34 Protocol Analyzer captures, decodes and displays PCIe 3.0 protocol traffic data rates for x1, x2, x4 lane widths
Summit T28 Analyzer  The Summit T28 Protocol Analyzer captures, decodes and displays PCIe 2.5GT/s and 5GT/s data rates for x1, x2, x4, x8 lane widths
Summit T24 Analyzer  The Teledyne LeCroy Summit T24 PCI Express analyzer is for customers developing PCIe 1.0 or 2.0 x4 lane width server, workstation, desktop, graphics, storage, and network card applications.
Summit Z3-16 Exerciser with SMBus Support  The Summit Z3-16 with SMBus Support is a critical test and verification tool intended to assist engineers in developing and improving the reliability of their systems. The exerciser can emulate PCI Express root complexes or device endpoints, allowing new designs to be tested against corner case issues.In addition, it can emulate SMBus traffic as a master or slave.
Protocol Test Card  Protocol Test Card officially certified by the PCI SIG for PCIe 2.0 compliance testing
PCIe Compliance Testing  The UNH NVMe conformance tests run on the Teledyne LeCroy Protocol analyzer and exerciser. These tools support the necessary NVMe emulation capabilities to perform these tests.
PXP-100B Test Platform  The Teledyne LeCroy PXP-100B Test Platform provides a convenient means for testing PCIe cards with a self-contained portable and powered passive backplane. The PXP-100B provides power required for both cards under test, and an interposer can be used for connection to a protocol analyzer.
PXP-400A Test Platform  The Teledyne LeCroy PXP-400A Test Platform provides a convenient means for testing PCIe 4.0 add-in cards with a self-contained portable and powered passive backplane. The PXP-400A provides power required for both cards under test, and an interposer can be used for connection to a protocol analyzer.

Teledyne LeCroy offers seven PCI Express protocol analyzer platforms (Summit™ T416, Summit T48, Summit™ T3-16, Summit T3-8, Summit T34, Summit T28, and Summit T24). The Summit T416 Protocol Analyzer is Teledyne LeCroy's Latest generation architecture and highest performance platform. It provides full bidirectional support of x16, x8, x4, x2, and x1 at data rates up to 16 GT/s. With 128 GB of trace memory, it offers enough capacity for analyzing and recording extensive PCI Express data streams. The Summit T34, T3-16 and T3-16 are Teledyne LeCroys midrange protocol analyzers. These protocol analyzers are at the forefront of SSD and computer storage analysis, test and compliance.

Supporting lane widths up to x8 at 8 GT/s, the Summit T48 offers the same powerful features and as an option allows for two T48 systems to be connected together to achieve a full x16 lanes at 16 GT/s. Ideal for embedded systems monitoring and analysis is the Summit T28, smaller and a more cost effective PCI Express protocol analyzer for x8 lanes at 5GT/s. While all of the Summit analyzers support PCIe storage protocols like NVM Express, SATA Express and SCSI Express, the Summit T34 is addresses PCIe storage analysis with a small, portable form factor, x4 lane width and a deep recording buffer of 32 GB of memory. For portability and ease-of-use the Summit T24 protocol analyzer offers analysis support for x1-x4 lanes at 2.5/5GT/s. The Summit T24 is Teledyne LeCroy's most optimized and low cost analyzer for analysis of PCIe 2.0 add-in-boards.

All Summit analyzer platforms use the PCI Express iPASS connector for probing. Teledyne LeCroy features the largest selection of PCIe based interposers and probing solutions. Teledyne LeCroy's PCI Express Protocol Analyzer solutions employ non-intrusive and transparent probing technologies thereby allowing fully unaltered data pass-through. In addition, it leverages the intuitive and powerful Teledyne LeCroy’s Trace expert software system, embedding a deep understanding of the PCI Express protocol hierarchy and intricacies and presents this knowledge to the user in a colorful, intuitive and easy to use graphical display, allowing users to quickly capture and validate PCI Express product designs. These analyzers enable IP, semiconductor, switch, software and system developers as well as add-on card vendors to quickly identify protocol violations and ultimately reduce development and debugging time.

Developers can use Teledyne LeCroy's PCI Express Protocol solutions to easily capture and decode PCI Express Transaction Layer Packets (TLPs), Data Link Layer Packets (DLLPs), and low-level link traffic, including Training Sequences and Skip Ordered-sets. Some of the errors detected include: 8b/10b errors, such as invalid symbols and incorrect running disparity; CRC errors; idle data errors; and EDB (End-of-Packet Bad) errors. They also provide a detailed display of split transactions, correlating requests transmitted from one PCI Express endpoint with completions received from the endpoint at the opposite end of the link.

Teledyne LeCroy is well known for its technical leadership. Customers have come to depend on Teledyne LeCroy supporting protocols while they are early in development when these tools are essential.

Exercisers

The PCI Express exercisers can generate PCI Express transactions, observe behavior, and perform both stress testing and compliance testing. The Summit Z416 supports the new Specification 4.0 ("Gen3") data rates of 16 GT/s across up to 16 lanes. The Summit Z416 Exerciser supports up to x16 lane widths at data rates of 16 GT/s. As complete solutions, both the Summit T416, T48, Summit Z416, Summit Z3-16 systems give you the unique ability to record (capture) live traffic, modify the traffic, and then playback the exact data stream, or "script," using the exerciser.

Protocol Test Card

Teledyne LeCroy offers an integrated and automated compliance testing system, including Protocol Test Cards, approved by the PCI-SIG® as a standard tool for compliance testing for developers working with both the PCIe 2.0 and 3.0 specifications. In addition, the Summit Z3-16 exerciser is the only approved tool to run the UNH-IOLs NVM Express Conformance Tests. These tests are required for the NVM Express Integrators test.

The Summit M5x Protocol Analyzer /Jammer is the computer industry’s first platform to not only support today’s PCIe 4.0 specification but is designed to also support the next generation PCIe 5.0 (32GT/s) specification and introduces new error injection (jamming) capabilities for PCIe testing in addition to high speed recording and analyzing. The Summit M5x protocol analyzer/jammer features the PCIe industry’s first PCIe 4.0 compliant specification jamming test capability.

The Summit M5x platform is PCIe 5.0 ready and will support up to 32 GT/s transmission speeds. Monitoring and analyzing other high-speed protocols that leverage the PCIe electrical specification but may run at other speeds using their own protocols such as GenZ and CCIX will also be possible in the future on this analysis platform. Summit M5x users who are using PCIe 4.0 today can upgrade to PCIe 5.0 by purchasing a software license upgrade along with any necessary probes that they may need for their environment.

Summit M5x introduces a new probing methodology that eliminates the need of a traditional “interposer” type probe to interface with systems under test. This is ideal for server based systems that utilize horizonal insertion. The Summit M5x supports PCIe 4.0 at up to x16 link widths its memory buffer can be configured up to 128GB, which is advantageous for users requiring long protocol recordings. The protocol analyzer can be controlled through USB or remotely through 1000baseT Ethernet. The Summit M5x protocol analyzer can also be synchronized with other high-speed protocol analyzers from Teledyne LeCroy using CrossSync, functionality that enables time‐aligned packet traffic as well as cross triggering from multiple high‐speed serial busses as may be needed to design, debug and validate across bridges.

PCIe 4.0 Technology

PCIe 4.0 technology achieves twice the effective data throughput rate of the PCIe 3.0 standard through a combination of increased data bit rate (8 GT/s moving to 16 GT/s), PCIe 4.0 uses similar encoding as PCIe 3.0 that have proven reliable for data transmission.

PCIe 4.0 Speeds

With advanced features such as support for PCI Express Spec 4.0, data rates of 2.5, 5, 8 and 16 GT/s, lane widths from x1 to x16, and a full 128 GB of trace memory, the Summit M5x Protocol Analyzer provides unmatched capability and flexibility for developers and users of advanced PCI Express products. The Summit M5x is by far the most advanced and sophisticated PCI Express Analyzer available in the market today.

PCIe 4.0 Jamming

The Summit M5x protocol analyzer/jammer features the PCIe industry’s first PCIe 4.0 compliant specification jamming test capability. The Summit M5x can modify, replace, insert or delete traffic between a PCIe root complex and endpoint to verify adherence to design specifications and identify potential errors in protocol behavior. Unlike PCIe jammers of past years, jamming the transmission between the root complex and endpoint is done within normal operating PCIe specifications instead of breaking the specification by creating out of spec latencies and retransmissions. The Summit M5x also introduces for the first time NVMe and NVMe-MI protocol jamming as well. The analyzer and jammer combination features on the Summit M5x make this a powerful testing tool for PCIe validation and development labs.

Powerful Views

As with other Teledyne LeCroy PCI Express analyzers, the Summit M5x leverages the intuitive and powerful CATC Trace analysis software system, embedding a deep understanding of the PCI Express protocol hierarchy and intricacies. The colorful, intuitive and easy to use graphical display allows you to quickly capture and validate PCI Express product designs. All Teledyne LeCroy PCI Express protocol analyzers employ high-impedance, non-intrusive probing technology, thereby allowing fully unaltered data pass-through.

Lane Swizzling

In addition to a full suite of advanced hardware and software features, the Summit M5x provides user-convenience and analysis features, such as support for "lane swizzling" which allows a board developer to lay out a Mid-Bus probe pad with lanes in non-standard order, simplifying the design of the board. Internally the Summit M5x maps the lanes back into their correct order and accurately displays the embedded bus traffic. Other software features include enhanced error checking for automatic identification of additional error types, more compact trace files that allow for faster analysis of trace data, and the choice of simplified or advanced modes for setting up trace recording options.

Bit Tracer

The raw recording mode, Bit Tracer, allows bytes to be recorded as they come across the link, allowing debugging of PHY layer problems and combining the features of a logic analyzer format with a protocol analyzer format. The new auto sense link feature monitors negotiation between devices of different lane widths, and the bifurcated link support recombines multilink PCI Express operations that have been separated into narrower links.

Lan Support

The Summit M5x also supports Ethernet LAN port as a standard feature. By connecting over a LAN, engineers can operate the system remotely (e.g., install the client software on their desktop systems, and control an analyzer operating in a remote lab). Also, multiple engineers working collaboratively can time-share use of a single analyzer, reducing the need for an additional analyzer for each engineer, and increasing the cost effectiveness of the product.

Debug in any PCIe environment

By leveraging years of experience in protocol analysis tools for emerging markets, Teledyne LeCroy's PCI Express protocol analyzers blend sophisticated functionality with practical features to speed the development of PCI Express IP cores, semiconductors, storage, graphics, servers, workstations, bridges, and switches.