The BusXpert Micro PCI Express® (PCIe®) analyzer is SerialTek’s second analyzer designed and optimized for equipment manufacturers that are developing storage products and solutions using PCI Express technology. With support for data rates of 2.5 GT/s, 5.0 GT/s (Gen 2) and 8.0 GT/s (Gen 3) and bus widths of x1, x2 and x4, the Micro provides accurate capture, analysis and deep insight of PCIe traffic at all layers of the protocol stack. It offers the same ease of use, multiple display views, powerful triggering and attractive price points that are the hallmarks of SerialTek storage protocol products, and adds the benefits of a small form factor.
The BusXpert supports up to 72GB of capture buffer, pre-indexed and compressed trace data, multiple analysis processors, and instant display of the captured data. The BusXpert also features easy-to-use triggering, pre-/post-filtering, textual search and sequence search, and many different displays of captured PCI Express traffic. It is available in a variety of configurations to fit specific requirements for buffer size, protocols and budget.
This SerialTek analyzer supports the PCIe protocol, including all TLP, DLLP, and Ordered Sets. And, when available, users will be able to field-upgrade the analyzer to support Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI), SCSI over PCI Express (SOP), SATA Express, and Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe).
A new specification view (SpecXpert) is also an industry first providing context-sensitive displays connecting traditional analysis with the actual specifications as developed, maintained and published by the PCI SIG standards organization. PCIe 3.0 is the latest standard and is fully supported by SpecXpert, as are revisions 1.0a, 1.1 and 2.0 of the specification.