PCIe/NVMe Interposers

Gen4 Slot/AIC Interposer

 
SerialTek’s PCIe Gen3 Slot (AIC) Interposers with SI-Fi technology are specially designed test adapters that are physically placed in between the PCIe slot and a PCIe endpoint to intercept and relay a copy of the high-speed signaling and discrete data lines to the PCIe Analysis system in real-time.

PCI Express slots are ubiquitous in ATX or ATX-based form factors in computing, storage, networking, and communication equipment applications. SerialTek’s PCIe Gen3 x4 slot interposer supports analysis of x1, x2, and x4 link-widths, though endpoints up to x16 may be plugged into the interposer. All relevant sidebands, including SMBus from the host or from external / third-party injection or generation tools are supported.

AIC INTERPOSER

 

Key Features


  • Compliant with PCI Express 1.x, 2.x and 3.0 specifications
  • Accurate capture of PCIe data traffic at line rates including 8.0 GT/s (Gen3), 5.0 GT/s (Gen2), and 2.5 GT/s (Gen1)
  • Next-gen Interposer requires no calibration
  • “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
  • Capture of M.2 and U.2 traffic via adapters

Specifications


  • Widths Supported: x1, x2, x4
  • Speeds Supported: 2.5 GT/s (Gen1), 5.0 GT/s (Gen2), 8.0 GT/s (Gen3)
  • SFF-8644 cabling connects analyzer and interposer
  • Dimensions: 10.125” (length) x 6.5” (height) / 257mm x 165mm
  • Weight: 10 ozs / 284 grams

 

M.2 INTERPOSER

 

SerialTek’s PCIe Gen3 M.2 Interposers with SI-Fi technology are specially designed test adapters that are physically placed in between the M.2 port and an M.2 endpoint to intercept and relay a copy of the high-speed signaling and discrete data lines to the PCIe Analysis system in real-time.

M.2 is a specification supporting specifically keyed modules of different lengths that facilitate the addition or expansion of functions via a small form factor. The PCIe M.2 form factor is typically used for PCIe adaptation and small form factor NVMe SSD’s. SerialTek’s M.2 interposer supports all relevant keys, link-widths, and sidebands, including SMBus (e.g., NVMe-MI) from the host or from external / third-party injection or generation tools.

 

Key Features


  • Compliant with PCI Express 1.x, 2.x and 3.0 specifications
  • Accurate capture of PCIe data traffic at line rates including 8.0 GT/s (Gen3), 5.0 GT/s (Gen2), and 2.5 GT/s (Gen1)
  • Next-gen Interposer requires no calibration
  • “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

Specifications


  • Widths Supported: x1, x2, x4
  • Speeds Supported: 2.5 GT/s (Gen1), 5.0 GT/s (Gen2), 8.0 GT/s (Gen3)
  • SFF-8644 cabling connects analyzer and interposer
  • Drive Form-Factor: M Key
  • Drive Lengths Supported: 30mm, 42mm, 60mm, and 110mm
  • Dimensions: 8.78” (length) x 5.28” (width) / 223mm x 134mm
  • Weight: 10 ozs / 284 grams

 

U.2 (SFF-8639) INTERPOSER

 

SerialTek’s PCIe Gen4 U.2 and U.3 Interposers with SI-Fi technology are specially designed test adapters that are physically placed in between the U.2/U.3 port and an U.2/U.3 target to intercept and relay a copy of the high-speed signaling and discrete data lines to the Kodiak PCIe Analysis system in real-time.

SerialTek’s U.2, U.3, single-port (1×4), and dual-port (2×2) capability is combined into one interposer unit, providing significant cost savings in enterprise environments where all form factors are required. SerialTek’s U.2 and U.3 interposers support standard and extended length storage bays, and all relevant sidebands, including SMBus (e.g., NVMe-MI) from the host or from external / third-party injection or generation tools.

 

Key Features


  • Compliant with PCI Express 1.x, 2.x and 3.0 specifications
  • Accurate capture of PCIe data traffic at line rates including 8.0 GT/s (Gen3), 5.0 GT/s (Gen2), and 2.5 GT/s (Gen1)
  • Standard- and Extended-length to accommodate all drive bays
  • Single device supports both singleport and dualport capture (requires 2nd analyzer)
  • Next-gen Interposer requires no calibration
  • “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

Specifications


  • Singleport support
  • Dualport support
  • Speeds Supported: 2.5 GT/s (Gen1), 5.0 GT/s (Gen2), 8.0 GT/s (Gen3)
  • SFF-8644 cabling connects analyzer and interposer

U.2 (Standard Length)


  • Widths Supported (Singleport): x1, x2, x4
  • Widths Supported (Dualport): x1 (2 x1), x2 (2 x2)
  • Speeds Supported: 2.5 GT/s (Gen1), Gen2 (5.0 GT/s), Gen3 (8.0 GT/s)
  • Dimensions (Length x Width): 13.25 in. x 6.5 in. / 337mm x 165mm
  • Nose Length (max Drive Bay Depth supported): 5.375 in. / 136mm
  • Weight: 13.10 ozs / 372 grams

U.2 (Extended Length)


  • Widths Supported (Singleport): x1, x2, x4
  • Widths Supported (Dualport): x1 (2 x1), x2 (2 x2)
  • Speeds Supported: 2.5 GT/s (Gen1), Gen2 (5.0 GT/s), Gen3 (8.0 GT/s)
  • Dimensions (Length x Width): 17.50 in. x 6.5 in. / 445mm x 165mm
  • Nose Length (max Drive Bay Depth supported): 9.376 in. / 238mm
  • Weight: 15.70 ozs / 446 grams

PCIe Gen3 Interposers 
PE-1SLI1-0403-000Gen3 (8Gbps) x4 Slot Interposer
PE-1U2I1-0403-000 Gen3 (8Gbps) x4 U.2 Interposer
PE-1U2I1-0403-EXT Gen3 (8Gbps) x4 U.2 Interposer
PE-1M2I1-0403-000Gen3 (8Gbps) x4 M.2 Interposer