3. Tutorial: PCI Express* 8GT
This tutorial uses Advanced Link Analyzer to run a link simulation. This example and its associated channel models are provided with the Advanced Link Analyzer distribution. The configuration file Demo.jne (included in the software distribution) contains the same link topology and a majority of the link settings discussed in this tutorial.
In this tutorial, a link that approximates a typical PCI Express* 8GT system with an Intel Stratix® V GX transmitter and a generic PCI Express* 8GT receiver is built and simulated in Advanced Link Analyzer. The following figure shows the link topology.