Teledyne LeCroy

LeCroy’s PCI Express® Protocol Analysis and Test Tools

Compatible Operating Systems: Windows 7/XP/Vista
Specification Compliance: PCI Express Standards: 1.1, 2.0, and 3.0

Whether you are a test engineer or firmware developer, LeCroy’s Protocol Analyzers will help you quickly identify, troubleshoot and solve all your protocol problems. LeCroy works closely with industry standards groups such as the PCI–SIG®, PICMG, VITA and the Intel Embedded Communication Alliance to help developers rapidly bring to market high performance and reliable PCI Express protocol test solutions.

LeCroy’s products include a wide range of probe connections to support VPX, XMC, AMC, ATCA, microTCA, Express Card, MiniCard, ExpressModule, HP Blade Server Modules, CompactPCI Serial, PCIe external cable, MidBus connectors and flexible mult–lead probes for PCIe® 1.0a, 1.1(“Gen1” at 2.5GT/s), PCIe 2.0(“Gen 2” at 5 GT/s) and PCIe 3.0(“Gen 3” at 8 GT/s).

The high performance Summit™ T3–16 Protocol Analyzer features the new PCIe extensions for NVMExpress 1.0B(SSD devices), SR–IOV, MR–IOV, and in–band logic analysis.

LeCroy offers a complete range of protocol test solutions, including analyzers, exercisers, protocol test cards, and physical layer testing tools that are certified by the PCISIG for ensuring compliance and compatibility with PCI Express specifications.


  • One button protocol error check. Lists all protocol errors found in a trace. Great starting point for beginning a debug session.
  • Flow control screen that quickly shows credit balances for root complex and endpoint performance bottlenecks. Easily find out why your add-in card is underperforming on its benchmarks.
  • LTSSM state view screen that accurately shows power state transitions with hyperlinks to drill down to more detail. Helps identify issues when endpoints go into and out of low power states.
  • Full power management state tracking with LeCroy’s Interposer technology. Prevents loosing the trace when the system goes into electrical idle.
  • LeCroy’s Data View shows only the necessary protocol handshaking ack/naks so you don’t have to be a protocol expert to understand if root complexes and endpoints are communicating properly.
  • Real Time Statistics puts the analyzer into a monitoring mode showing rates for any user term chosen. Good for showing performance and bus utilization of the DUT.

  • Zero Time Search provides a fast way to search large traces for specific protocol terms.
  • Config space can be displayed in its entirety so that driver registers can be verified.
  • Test Arcs in the exerciser let PCie 3.0 devices to be tested at any speed and link width.


  • Analyzer
    • Lanes supported: X1, x2, x4, x8, x16
    • Speeds: 2.5GT/s, 5GT/s and 8GTs
    • Probes/Interposers: active and passive PCIe slot, VPX, XMC, AMC, expresscard, expressmodule, minicard, MidBus, multi–lead, CompactPCI Serial and others.
    • Form factor: Card, Chassis
  • Exerciser
    • Lanes supported: X1, x2, x4, x8, x16
    • Speeds: 2.5GT/s, 5GT/s, 8GT/s
    • Emulation: root complex and endpoint emulation
  • Protocol Test Card
    • Speeds: 2.5GT/s and 5GT/s operation
    • Tests:
      • Add–in–card test
      • BIOS Platform Test
      • Single Root IO Virtualization Test


Mezzanine Boards, Add–in Cards, Host Carrier Systems, System Boards, Chips


Contact Information

Teledyne LeCroy

3385 Scott Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA, 95054

toll-free: 1 800 909-7211
fax: 1 408 727-6622

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