VPX Interposer facilitates PCI Express® 2.0 analysis.

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Designed for Summit(TM) PCIe Protocol Analyzer series, PCIe 2.0 VPX interposer provides dedicated probe that facilitates analysis of data traffic between VPX host system and carrier board system. Card supports PCIe data channels with lane widths up to x8 at data rates to 5 GT/s, while software views and built-in protocol translations accelerate problem identification and resolution to speed development and testing of new or updated products.

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LeCroy Announces New VPX Interposer for PCI Express® 2.0 Analysis

NUREMBURG, Germany -- Embedded World -- LeCroy Corporation, a leading supplier of oscilloscopes and serial data test solutions, today announces a new PCI Express 2.0 VPX interposer for the Summit(TM) PCI Express Protocol Analyzer product line. This new VPX interposer provides a dedicated probe that makes it easier to analyze data traffic between a VPX host system and carrier board system.

The VPX specification also known as VITA 46, developed by VITA (VME International Trade Association), is a next generation VMEbus-based system that offers support for switched fabrics such as PCI Express over a new high speed connector. Defense and aerospace systems are the primary focus with a wide range of target applications including graphics, mass storage and switches.

"It's good to see the momentum building around VPX system development tools," said Ray Alderman, Executive Director of VITA. "LeCroy has added PCI Express protocol analysis to help developers with hard-to-debug interfaces such as XMC connectors and VPX backplanes. This will help this industry move forward at an accelerated pace."

The LeCroy VPX Interposer Card supports PCI Express data channels with lane widths up to x8 at data rates up to 5 GT/s. PCI Express protocol analyzers are tools for identifying, diagnosing and solving the interoperability issues typically encountered when system integrators verify VPX-based systems, including problems such as inconsistent board initialization, poor I/O performance, and power up issues. VPX developers can more easily identify protocol errors and performance issues that otherwise slow down development and testing of new or updated products. The intuitive software views and built-in protocol translations aid engineers in rapid problem identification and solution, reducing time-to-market in development of VPX systems.

"The new VPX interposer from LeCroy is the first backplane probe that allows VPX based systems to be analyzed to help ensure reliable and dependable operation at high speeds," said John Wiedemeier, Product Marketing Manager, LeCroy. "VPX system and XMC module developers now have a complete probing solution around their PCI Express protocol analyzer."

LeCroy protocol analyzers have been at the forefront of PCI Express development tools. All LeCroy protocol analyzers feature a hierarchical display, real-time statistics, protocol traffic summaries, detailed error reports, powerful scripting, and the ability to create user-defined test reports, which allow developers to troubleshoot intricate problems and finish their projects on time.


The VPX Interposer is now available to order. For additional information, contact LeCroy at 1-800-5LeCroy (1-800-553-2769) or visit LeCroy's web site at www.lecroy.com

About LeCroy

LeCroy Corporation is a worldwide leader in serial data test solutions, creating advanced instruments that drive product innovation by quickly measuring, analyzing, and verifying complex electronic signals. The Company offers high-performance oscilloscopes, serial data analyzers, and global communications protocol test solutions used by design engineers in the computer and semiconductor, data storage device, automotive and industrial, and military and aerospace markets. LeCroy's 45-year heritage of technical innovation is the foundation for its recognized leadership in "WaveShape Analysis" -- capturing, viewing, and measuring the high-speed signals that drive today's information and communications technologies. LeCroy is headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York. Company information is available at www.lecroy.com.

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