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SerialTek is a provider of innovative data storage test tools and solutions since 2007. SerialTek solutions support the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), SATA (Serial ATA), PCI Express (PCIe) and Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) protocols.

 
 
     
  SI-FI™ PCIE GEN4 Interposers  
 
Together with the new Kodiak™, SerialTek’s Gen4 (16.0 GT/s) PCI Express® (PCIe®) and Non-volatile Memory Express® (NVMe®) interposers with SI-Fi™ allow users to monitor an unprecedented variety of PCIe and NVMe bus traffic with unparalleled power and ease.  
     
Enabled by SerialTek’s proprietary SI-Fi™ technology, users can save hours over legacy approaches requiring interposer calibration. This technology improves critical test coverage by providing high signal integrity, even over changing conditions, such as link training (LTSSM), Power Management, Hot Plug, Reset, and other tests where the physical link/lane characteristics may change.

Each lane’s analog signal is received at the probe’s differential input and distributed to two separate phase matched differential outputs with a nominal gain of 0dB, allowing the Host and Device signals to pass through the interposer, allowing for real-world PCIe link training and easier set-up of the analyzer and DUT.

SI-Fi™ PCIe Gen4 Interposers continue SerialTek’s TCO approach. With the focus on signal integrity, flexible, low-cost, SFF-8644-based cables connect each interposer to the analyzer. These cables are readily available and rated greater than 20GHz, resulting in uncompromised SI at all PCIe transfer rates.

All sideband signals are passed through the interposer from Root Complex (Host) to Controller (Device), and all are made available to the analyzer for trigger, decode, and analysis.
     
Key Features:
  • SI-Fi™ Interposers require no calibration
  • Supports PCI Express Gen 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, and 4.0 Accurate capture of PCIe data traffic at line rates including 16.0 GT/s (Gen4), 8.0 GT/s (Gen3), 5.0 GT/s (Gen2), and 2.5 GT/s (Gen1)
  • Single U.2 / U.3 interposer supports both single-port and dual-port capture (only one analyzer is needed for dual-port)
  • “Passive” tapping to avoid masking, hiding, or “cleaning up” electrical and/or link issues
  • Low-cost, flexible, high-performance cabling for reliable analyzer to interposer connections
     
 
 
 
 
 

KODIAK™ PCIE GEN4 ANALYSIS SYSTEM New

 
The Kodiak Platform: Innovative, State-of-the-Art
SerialTek’s new PCIe®/NVMe™ analysis platform is an embedded architecture that delivers unparalleled advances in capture, search, and processing acceleration. 

Details coming soon…

 
 
 
  BusXpert Micro II Series SAS/SATA Analyzer  
 
The new SerialTek BusXpert Micro II revolutionizes the analysis of devices and systems utilizing the high speed SAS and SATA storage protocols. With key features found in few other SAS/SATA analyzers the Micro II is a portable, lightweight unit that supports up to 36 GBs of capture buffer, hardware accelerated gigabit Ethernet, pre-indexed and compressed trace data and multiple analysis processors.  
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  BusXpert PRO PCIe/NVMe Gen 2, 3 Protocol Analyzer  
The new SerialTek BusXpert PCI Express (PCIe) analyzer is the industry's first analyzer designed and optimized for equipment manufacturers that are developing storage products and solutions using PCI Express technology. Supporting data rates of 2.5 GT/s, 5.0 GT/s and 8.0 GT/s, this advanced offering brings unparalleled and accurate capture, analysis and insight of PCIe traffic at all layers. This SerialTek analyzer supports the PCIe protocol, including all TLP, DLLP, and Ordered Sets, and the NVM Express™ protocol.  
 
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  BusXpert Micro II PCIe/NVMe Gen 2, 3 Protocol Analyzer  
 
The BusXpert Micro II PCI Express® (PCIe®) analyzer is SerialTek’s third analyzer designed and optimized for equipment manufacturers that are developing storage products and solutions using PCI Express technology. 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 and zero calibration. This SerialTek analyzer supports the PCIe protocol, including all TLP, DLLP, and Ordered Sets, and the NVM Express™ (NVMe) protocol.  
 
 
  • No user calibration required. The SerialTek interposers are linear pass-through designs and the analyzer auto-calibrates.
  • No boot trace required. The SerialTek analyzers use a unique auto-archiving design to automatically capture set up and changes to the Config Space, Registers, and NVMe Queue creation and deletion. This is particularly important to test environments for hot-plug, link resets, and any other situations where the Config Space, Registers, or Queues change.
  • Industry standard (and lower cost) SFF-8644 cables.
  • Large protocol trace capture memory options.
 
 
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  Interposers for BusXpert PCI Express Analyzers  
 
A wide range of cost-effective and flexible probing options are available for BusXpert Analyzer users. These interposer solutions are designed to provide maximum performance and flexibility when capturing PCI Express communication data between hosts and devices; they include slot, M.2 and U.2 interposers. All SerialTek interposers are compliant with the PCI Express 1.x, 2.x and 3.0 specifications; they are rated for 8 GT/s yet they also inter-operate at lower data rates.  
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