PCIe® OCuLink Cable Interposer and Adapter is suitable for enterprise storage data systems.

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PCIe® OCuLink Cable Interposer and Adapter is available in PCI Express PCIe 3.0 and PCIe 4.0 variants. Unit is suitable for PCI express protocol analyzer and enables up to x16 test connectivity. Product supports link widths from x1 to x4 on a single cable and allows user to capture PCIe bus traffic between a system board and storage devices at data rates from 2.5 GT/s up to 16 GT/s. Adapter offers built-in protocol translations, hierarchical display and real-time statistics.


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Teledyne LeCroy Announces New PCIe® OCuLink Cable Interposer and Adapter

Analyze NVMe and SMBus traffic over OCuLink Cable Teledyne LeCroy Inc., the worldwide leader in protocol test solutions, today announced the availability of new PCI Express PCIe 3.0 and PCIe 4.0 OCuLink Cable Interposers for the Summit™ PCI Express Protocol Analyzer. The PCIe OCuLink Cable Interposer enables up to x16 test connectivity to the Teledyne LeCroy PCI Express protocol analyzer for protocol analysis and test.

The PCI-SIG® OCuLink cable specification supports link widths from x1 to x4 on a single cable. OCuLink cables are rapidly becoming the leading internal and external cable for enterprise storage data systems. The Teledyne LeCroy PCIe OCuLink interposer can support up to a x8 link width configuration by utilizing two (2) OCuLink cables and can be configured with a second OCuLink interposer to provide up to a x16 PCIe link. When combined with Teledyne LeCroy's Summit™ Protocol Analyzers, engineers can capture PCIe bus traffic between a system board and storage devices at data rates from 2.5 GT/s up to 16 GT/s. An OCuLink adapter card that can provide up to a x16 link between a CEM form factor connector and four x4 OCuLink ports is also available. "OCuLink Cables are becoming the new convergence cable for the datacenter," said John Wiedemeier, Senior Product Marketing Manager in the Protocol Solutions Group, Teledyne LeCroy. "This new probing and adapter solution will support greater testing for the new OCuLink Cable specification of next generation high speed storage systems providing important reliability and quality assurance for performance."

Engineers involved in developing enterprise data storage systems rely on Teledyne LeCroy PCI Express protocol analyzers tools for identifying, diagnosing errors and solving interoperability and performance issues. The intuitive views, including built-in protocol translations, hierarchical display, real-time statistics, protocol traffic summaries, detailed error reports, powerful scripting and the ability to create user defined test reports allow developers to troubleshoot intricate problems and finish their projects on time. With this new interposer, engineers can capture and analyze NVMe and SMBus traffic and monitor sideband signaling such as PERST#, CWAKE#, VSP, and SMBus in an OCuLink point to point connection. RefClk signals both internal (using VSP pins) and external to the OCuLink cable can also be used with the protocol analyzer. For additional information, contact Teledyne LeCroy (1-800-553-2769) or visit Teledyne LeCroy's web site at teledynelecroy.com.

About PCI-SIG

PCI-SIG is the consortium that owns and manages PCI specifications as open industry standards. The organization defines industry standard I/O (input/output) specifications consistent with the needs of its members. Currently, PCI-SIG is comprised of over 700 industry-leading member companies. To join PCI-SIG, and for a list of the Board of Directors, visit www.pcisig.com.

About Teledyne LeCroy

Teledyne LeCroy Inc. is a leading manufacturer of advanced oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers, and other test instruments that verify performance, validate compliance, and debug complex electronic systems quickly and thoroughly. Since its founding in 1964, the Company has focused on incorporating powerful tools into innovative products that enhance "Time-to-Insight". Faster time to insight enables users to rapidly find and fix defects in complex electronic systems, dramatically improving time-to-market for a wide variety of applications and end markets. Teledyne LeCroy is based in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. For more information, visit Teledyne LeCroy's website at teledynelecroy.com.

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