Protocol Analyzer supports PCI Express X16 bus width.
July 17, 2006 -
Through its GUI, E2960A testers provide complete suite of protocol-analysis tools for X1, X4, X8, and X16 lane widths. Easy-flow function creates viewing environment that lets users arrange and view data in ways to match their needs, while easy-search and easy-filter features can find similar fields or frames with single mouse click. Able to be connected to device-under-test in multiple ways, products analyze data to troubleshoot problems and perform root-cause analysis.
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Agilent Technologies, Inc.
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Santa Clara, CA, 95051
Agilent Technologies Introduces PCI Express X16 Protocol Analyzer Including a New Graphical User Interface with Easy-Flow Functionality for Customers with High-Bandwidth Requirements
SAN JOSE, Calif., PCI SIG Developer Conference, Exhibit Hall 1, Booth 15, June 8, 2006 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced an advanced graphical user interface (GUI) for its E2960A family of serial protocol tester tools. Agilent's E2960A protocol analyzer also now supports PCI Express X16 bus width, providing customers in computing and communications with a complete suite of protocol-analysis tools for any lane width from X1 through X16.
The GUI's easy-flow function creates a viewing environment that allows users to arrange and view the data in a way that matches their needs. This new interface also provides easy-search and easy-filter features that allow users to find similar fields or frames with a single mouse click. These capabilities dramatically improve the ease of navigation and interaction with the analyzer's powerful triggering functionality.
Agilent's PCI Express X1, X4, X8 and X16 protocol analyzers can be connected to the device-under-test in a variety of ways with passive slot interposer probe boards, active slot interposer boards, individual lead sets (solder-on or grabbers), or through mid-bus probing, which uses Agilent's patented soft-touch connectorless probing technology. This is the largest selection of PCI Express probing solutions from a single vendor.
"With mid-bus and interposer connections for PCI Express X16 applications and the new graphical user interface, which gives the user maximum flexibility over how they view the data, Agilent continues to reduce the barriers to the adoption of advanced serial buses such as PCI Express," said Sigi Gross, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Digital Verifications Solution Division.
Engineers and lab managers in R&D, validation and QA who test PCI Express drivers, BIOS, chipsets, boards, systems and platforms can now more quickly and intuitively perform analysis of PCI Express packets and sequences of packets. Transaction setups and analysis of the data now require only minutes to troubleshoot problems and perform root-cause analysis.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent E2960A-A16 protocol analyzer for PCI Express X16 is now available for order at a U.S. list price of $70,000. The new Agilent GUI for PCI Express is free of charge with the product, and will be available July 30, 2006, as a software download.
More information about the Agilent E2960 series for PCI Express is available at www.agilent.com/find/E2960_series. For more information about Agilent's PCI Express product portfolio, visit www.agilent.com/find/PCIeGUI_image.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $5.1 billion in fiscal 2005. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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