Advanced Link Analyzer: User Guide

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Date 10/18/2022

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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.

Note: This link configuration and simulation are for demonstration purposes. It is not intended for actual implementation. Consult Intel design guidelines for actual high-speed link design and implementation.
Figure 192. Example of PCI Express* 8GT Link Topology