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The Taub Faculty of Computer Science Events and Talks

ceClub: PCI Express: Technology, Road Map and Design Challenges
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Rick Eads (Agilent Technologies)
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Monday, 19.03.2012, 15:30
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EE Meyer Building 861
PCI Express is an industry standard, and the most prominent interconnection architecture for I/O devices and other boards inside a computer. It is defined and updated by the PCI-SIG(R) industry standards body, originally formed in 1992 as the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) special interest group (SIG). Agilent Technologies, a prominent developer and provider of test equipment at all levels yet not a competitor in the computer market, has played a key role in the advancement of PCI Express as a high performance yet extremely reliable interconnection scheme with very good interoperability among different-vendor equipment.

This talk will provide the following: an overview of PCI Express; PCI Express design and debugging challenges; Agilent tools for PCI Express development (physical layer, signal integrity and protocol validation); PCI Express electrical and protocol testing; and a live demo of testing solutions.