8.2.7. Running Link Optimization Tests
The Transceiver Toolkit autosweep test automatically sweeps PMA setting ranges, PRBS patterns and loopback modes to determine the PMA settings that provide the best signal integrity. The toolkit allows you to store a history of the test runs, and keep a record of the best PMA settings.
To launch autosweep, click Tools ➤ Autosweep.
The Autosweep view, when launched, is not associated with any given instance(s) or instance or channel pair(s). You can create as many Autosweep views as you desire, to allow sweeping over different parameters on different channels of the same instance, or different instances entirely.
Under Control pane, click Start Sweep to start the autosweep. Clicking Stop Sweep any time while the autosweep is running, stops the sweep. Click Export Settings to save the autosweep setup. Click the Import Settings to use a previously saved setup. After the autosweep completes, clicking Apply Best Case Parameters populates the parameters of the best case to the selected channel.