After announcing a partnership to provide an industry-leading PCI Express 4.0 (PCIe Gen4) test solution several weeks ago, Anritsu Co. and Teledyne LeCroy will be exhibiting separately at the second annual EDI CON 2017 conference and exhibition. The solution for testing to speeds of 32 Gb/s was created by integrating the Anritsu Signal Quality Analyzer (SQA) MP1900A bit-error-rate tester (BERT) with the LeCroy LabMaster 10Zi-A oscilloscope and LeCroy QPHY-PCIe4-Tx-Rx software. The integrated system is suitable for component, IC, and system-level testing, including for automated receiver and transmitter testing and communications link verification.
At EDI CON in Boston, each company will bring an assortment of hardware and software targeting wired, wireless, and optical communications testing. Anritsu (Booth #509) will offer examples of its wide range of test equipment for analog and digital testing, including its Spectrum Master line of battery-powered portable spectrum analyzers, available for on-site testing through 110 GHz. Teledyne LeCroy (Booth #404) will show its high-performance LabMaster 10Zi-A benchtop real-time oscilloscopes, with sampling rates to 240 GSamples/s and bandwidths to 100 GHz, and as many as 80 measurement channels at 36 GHz. For visitors with smaller budgets, the company will also demonstrate various other oscilloscopes, with in-booth demonstrations of power-integrity and signal-integrity measurements.
The LabMaster 10Zi-A oscilloscope tackles bandwidths as wide as 100 GHz. (Courtesy of Teledyne LeCroy)
Both companies will figure prominently in the EDI CON technical conference. Anritsu Hardware Development Fellow Dr. Jon Martens will head a workshop on de-embedding test fixtures, scheduled for Tues., Sept. 12 at 4:10 p.m. in Room 108 at the Hynes Convention Center, while Anritsu’s business development manager, Walt Strickler, will explain how to perform spectrum analysis to 110 GHz with a Spectrum Master portable analyzer, in a presentation scheduled for Wed., Sept. 13 at 2:30 p.m., again in Room 108. In addition, Anritsu representatives will be involved in several panel sessions, on the use and testing of RF/microwave technology in 5G networks and in autonomous, self-driving vehicles.
Teledyne LeCroy’s Dr. Eric Bogatin, will head a workshop on producing transparent viahole connections in high-speed circuit boards today at 1:30 p.m. in Room 108.