Demystifying PCIe® Electrical, Link
and Protocol Design and Test

Demystifying PCIe Electrical, Link and Protocol Design and Test


PCI Express® (PCIe®) has become the interconnect of choice for data-intensive applications like data center, AI/machine learning, HPC, automotive, IoT, and military/aerospace.

Delivered by experts from recognized PCIe leaders Teledyne LeCroy - Austin Labs and Granite River Labs, this webinar will delve into the intricacies of PCIe Electrical, Link and Protocol Design & Test. We will focus on PCIe 5.0 and 6.0 while looking ahead to 7.0, and examine Compute Express Link (CXL) which leverages PCIe. We aim to provide you with not only a clearer understanding of PCIe specifications but also practical knowledge through case studies and an opportunity for Q&A. We hope this webinar will better equip you to navigate the complexities of PCIe design and testing.

Key topics include:

  • PCIe overview and design considerations
    • Base vs CEM specifications
    • Reference channel and EQ considerations
    • Design for testability – addressing the “gotchas” including CEM and test board design
  • PCIe compliance test requirements overview – Base vs CEM
    • Electrical and link equalization
    • Link and transaction layer
    • Lane margining
    • Config space and interoperability
    • Certification / Integrator List requirements
  • Electrical & link EQ setup considerations and pitfalls
    • Calibration, test channel characterization, form factors & fixtures, etc.
    • Debugging case study
    • When “testing by the book” isn’t practical – case study for embedded / chip-to-chip
  • Link, transaction and system layer design and test
    • Design and test considerations
    • Test and debugging solutions
    • PCIe system performance analysis and benchmarking
    • CXL: what is it, how does it leverage PCIe, and why should you care
  • and more!

Who should attend: Engineers working with PCIe, especially chip and system developers for data center, enterprise storage, and cloud/AI/HPC applications. If you're experienced in PCIe technology and ready to dive deeper into PCIe design and testing, come join us.


Eugene Sushansky - Vice President of Global Engineering, Granite River Labs

Gordon Getty - Staff Product Marketing Manager, Teledyne LeCroy

Wesley Mason - Senior Engineer & Program Manager, Teledyne LeCroy Austin Labs

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