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Next-Generation Protocol Analysis Testing Platform for Diverse Sectors

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VIAVI’s protocol analysis testing is poised to transform diverse industries by doubling data transfer speeds, leading to swifter and more effective outcomes.


VIAVI Solutions Inc. to launch a new protocol analysis testing, namely PCIe 6.0, at Flash Memory Summit for various industries. PCI Express (PCIe) is a swift computer expansion bus standard, fostering emerging applications across Data centres, Cloud, AI, Quantum Computing, IoT, Automotive, and Defense Industry sectors. Running at 64 GT/s data rates, PCIe 6.0 elevates bandwidth and throughput twofold compared to the preceding PCIe 5.0 specification.  This extends the equipment’s lifespan during the initial development R&D stage. 

The company claims to craft comprehensive PCIe analysers designed to bolster the widespread integration of PCIe and guarantee alignment with industry benchmarks for both systems and components. The upcoming Xgig family will feature a PCIe 6.0 protocol analysis testing platform encompassing analysers, exercisers, and interposers. This innovative platform is purpose-built to offer profound insights and will encompass the familiar analysis capabilities of the Xgig suite.

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An advanced framework designed to offer profound insights, the upcoming PCIe 6.0 platform will encompass well-known Xgig analytical functionalities such a

  • Xgig Software Suite – These tools streamline data analysis, ensuring swift error detection and resolution for developers and supporting full-stack research.
  • Protocol Support – Xgig’s advanced software enables thorough search, filtering, and analysis of exchange attributes and properties.
  • Link Training and Status State Machine (LTSSM) Override –Users can generate unexpected or controlled states, revealing concealed issues and facilitating swift problem pinpointing and resolution.
  • Auto Tuning – Refined tuning shortens duration, equalization memory eliminates re-tuning need, minimizing reboots.
  • Port Bifurcation – Enhances analysis chassis productivity by enabling concurrent analysis instances by local or remote users, increasing efficiency.

“PCI Express is evolving to support a significant increase in compute-intensive applications. As one of the few companies with expertise in PCIe compliance testing, VIAVI is known for providing robust analysis tools for power users which will be essential in a far more demanding PCIe 6.0 environment,” said Tom Fawcett, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Lab & Production, VIAVI. 

Akanksha Gaur
Akanksha Gaur
Akanksha Sondhi Gaur is a journalist at EFY. She has a German patent and brings a robust blend of 7 years of industrial & academic prowess to the table. Passionate about electronics, she has penned numerous research papers showcasing her expertise and keen insight.


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