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PCI Express® 1.0 Protocol Test - Application Note

PCI Express® Protocol Test

Gen1 Today, Ready for Gen2 in the Future

As PCI Express Gen2 becomes more mature in the market, you must decide whether to continue investment in test equipment for PCI Express Gen1 (2.5GT/s) or to shift investment to PCI Express Gen2 (5GT/s) test tools:

  • How much longer will PCIe Gen1 equipment be needed?
  • What are the additional costs for PCIe Gen2 test equipment?
  • When will PCIe Gen2 be important for me?
  • When will PCI Express Gen2 take off in the marketplace?

Agilent makes this decision easy.

If you are currently testing PCI Express Gen1, Agilent´s Gen1 solution includes the full suite of tools that you need at the right price.

Agilent's E2960B family Gen1 only protocol analyzer supports x1 through x16 link widths, with intuitive spreadsheet style visualization. Also, with different levels of decoding from lane view to transaction views, and easy flow capabilities, the analyzer helps speed up time to insight. A full protocol analyzer system (including all required hardware, software and probing) for analyzing a 2.5GT/s x1 link starts at $13.5K.

Agilent´s cost effective Gen1 analyzers have a wide array of probing options available, including mid-bus 1.0, passive slot interposers, flying leads, and express card probes.

Agilent´s E2960B family of Gen1 tools gives you investment protection by providing an easy and cost effective way to acquire Gen2 functionality without re-investing in new hardware. Agilent´s PCI Express Gen1 tools are "Gen2 Ready". This means with a fast and easy software only update you can turn your Agilent E2960B Gen 1 solution into Gen 2!

"PCI Express and PCIe are registered trademarks of PCI-SIG"

Documents & Downloads

Gen1/Gen2 ready Configuration Guide 
Gen1 today, ready for Gen2 in the future

Configuration Guide 2008-11-11

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E2960B Series for PCI Express 2.0 - Data Sheet 
The Protocol Test Series encompasses the industry's most complete and integrated x1 through x16 protocol analyzer and LTSSM (Link Training and Status State Machine) exerciser for superior midbus and solid slot probing. This data sheet supports Windows 7.

Data Sheet 2011-11-03

E2960B Series PCI Express® Test System-photo card Quick Fact Sheet  
5 Reasons why you should buy from Agilent

Promotional Materials 2009-11-02

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PCIe® Probes for Agilent E2960B PCI Express Analysis Systems - Brochure 
As an industry leader in the innovation of non-intrusive, low load probe designs, Agilent offers a wide range of probing solution for our E2960B PCIe Analysis System for PCIe Gen 1 or Gen 2. PCI Express and PCIe are registered trademarks of PCI-SIG.

Brochure 2009-10-06

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