SerialTek provides two market-leading PCI Express® (PCIe®) protocol analysis solutions, the BusXpert PRO and the BusXpert Micro II, for the design and test of products that integrate PCIe technology; this includes host bus storage adapters, computer systems, servers and storage products.
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.
Cost-effective, reliable, and high performance SFF-8644 cables are used to connect an interposer to the SerialTek PCIe Analyzer. These cables are rated at 12 Gbps, making them a suitable interconnect for PCIe analysis; unlike some other high speed cables, SFF-8644 cables are easier to handle and easier to use. One competing solution utilizes bulky, expensive and hand-built iPass-type cabling that can fail in the field.
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.