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.
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 Summit Z3-16 with SMBus Support 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.
The new Summit Z3-16 with SMBus Support builds on all of the same features as the previous Summit Z3-16 (traffic generator), adding support for SMBus traffic generation to PCI Express at the Gen3 data rates of 8 GT/s. The Summit Z3-16 Exerciser with SMBus Support, in combination with the Summit T34 Protocol Analyzer, provides a complete test and development environment for engineers working on new designs using PCI Express 3.0 and SMBus together. The Summit Z3-16 with SMBus works with standard PCIe 3.0 for other PCIe protocol analyzers as well.
The exerciser builds on the extensive programming and verification test libraries established over time with Teledyne LeCroy's PCI Express Exercisers, and provides the user a complete suite of test capability, including the ability to test products to the new PCI Express 3.0 specification.
The exerciser is a critical test and verification tool intended to assist engineers in developing and improving the reliability of their systems. It can emulate PCI Express root complexes or device endpoints, allowing new designs to be tested against known standards. As Teledyne LeCroy's fourth generation of PCI Express generators, the Summit Z3-16 with SMBus Support leverages years of experience in advanced protocol analysis test tools for emerging markets.
Intuitive software controls blend sophisticated analysis capability with ease-of-use, allowing test suites to be rapidly customized to specific product requirements. One of the many features that help troubleshoot PCIe links is the ability to exercise LTSSM state transitions. The powerful scripting language allows for the creation of Transaction Layer Packets (TLPs) and Data Link Layer Packets (DLLPs) at Gen3 data rates of 8 GT/s. ACK's or NAK's can be generated under user control. Packet fields not explicitly specified by the user are generated automatically (such as CRCs). The configuration space can be emulated for any device including endpoints, bridges and switches. Support for Gen1 (2.5 GT/s) and Gen2 (5 GT/s) data rates allows the exerciser to produce test cases that test the device's ability to auto-negotiate data rates with other devices.
In addition, the ability of the exerciser to produce a wide variety of programmed traffic allows the user to introduce controlled error conditions. As an example, a trace file captured on a Summit or PCIe Protocol Analyzer can be exported and used as the basis for a test script, with selected programmed errors introduced at critical stages to test the device's ability to recognize and recover from error conditions. This allows for detailed testing of simple error recovery and complex multiple error conditions, creating more resilient products that perform well even under less than ideal conditions.
|Script Level Traffic Generation||Programmability to test PCI Express components with more precision and control|
|Convert Trace files into generation scripts||Recreate failure scenarios by replaying recorded traffic|
|Manual Error Injection||Verify fault handling and identify error recovery|
|Host/End-Point Emulation Support||Enpoint emulation(and optional host emulation)allow for designed stress and pre-testing of end-point and host devices for product verification|
|Programmable Data Link Layer||Ability to modify flow control, ACK/NAK, and retry behaviors|
|Flexible/programmable Transaction Layer||User ability to define arbitrary sequence of transactions, payload generation,and conditional repeat of transactions provide users with maximum flexibility|
|Programmable reply timers||Allows testing of ACK latency timeouts and retry mechanisms|
|Point and Click Script Editor||Complex scripts can be created quickly and easily|
|Programmable Configuration space||Test user defined endpoints|
|Link Training& Status State Machine(LTSSM)Testing||Exercise LTSS state transitions for verification|
|Supports existing PETracer API||Preserve investment in API Programs|
|Supports Legacy PETrainer Scripts||Preserve investment in Legacy PETrainer Scripts|
Emulate Gen3 Hosts and Gen3 Devices
Change speeds with easy to use interface
- 2.5GT/s to 5GT/s
- 2.5 GT/s to 8GT/s
- 5GT/s to 8GT/s
- 8GT/s to 2.5GT/s
- 5GT/s to 2.5GT/s
- 8GT/s to 5GT/s
Control Screen- Control root complex or endpoint's speed, width and state.