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LeCroy PCI Express[R] Protocol Test Card Adds Support for Single Root I/O Virtualization.

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, Calif. -- LeCroy Corporation, a leading supplier of oscilloscopes and serial data test solutions, today demonstrated new Single Root I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.

I/O - Input/Output
 Virtualization An umbrella term for enhancing a computer's ability to do work. Following are the ways virtualization is used.

Hardware Virtualization
Partitioning the computer's memory into separate and isolated "virtual machines" simulates multiple machines within one physical computer.
 (SR-IOV) functionality on its PCI Express Protocol Test Card (PTC (PTC, Needham, MA, Long a world leader in mechanical computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering software, PTC, through acquisitions and reorganization, has transformed itself into a leading provider of Internet-based B2B solutions for discrete manufacturers. ). LeCroy demonstrated the new functionality in testing with SR-IOV add-in cards as part of Intel's Virtual I/O Technology Showcase. SR-IOV is a PCI-SIG([R]) workgroup extension to the PCI Express standard that makes it possible for a single PCI Express host bus adapter See host adapter.  to behave simultaneously as several independent devices using a shared PCI Express physical link and to allow multiple virtual machines to use the link more efficiently.

The Protocol Test Card has been enhanced to support testing for SR-IOV Virtualization, Address Translation Services and Alternative Routing ID Interpretation (ARI ARI Acute respiratory infection, see there ) Specification. ARI, a key SR-IOV feature, extends the number of simultaneously existing virtual functions to 256, and will significantly increase the capabilities of Root Complex and Switch devices in IOV IOV In-Orbit Validation
IOV I/O Virtualization (allows multiple operating systems running simultaneously to share devices)
IOV Internationale Organisation für Volkskunst

The LeCroy Protocol Test Card and Intel's SR-IOV tests are employed in the Intel IHV (Independent Hardware Vendor) An organization that makes electronic equipment. It implies a company that specializes in a niche area, such as display adapters or disk controllers, rather than a computer systems manufacturer. Contrast with ISV.  Optimization Lab (IOL IOL Intraocular lens, see there ) to enhance interoperability between SR-IOV enabled devices. Vendors interested in testing their SR-IOV add-in cards at the Intel IOL should contact

SR-IOV technology is a key component in building a data center with efficient virtualized I/O," said Jim Pappas, Director of Initiative Marketing for Intel Corporation. "The PCI Express Protocol Test Card from LeCroy will enable SR-IOV developers to insure a higher quality of interoperability and performance to their customers."

"LeCroy is pleased to announce the SR-IOV enhancement to the LeCroy Protocol Test Card," said John Wiedemeier, Product Marketing Manager, LeCroy. "The new SR-IOV capability enables the PTC, in combination with the advanced SR-IOV information display on the Summit[TM] T2-16 Protocol Analyzer, to allow users to quickly understand communication events in SR-IOV devices so that performance can be optimized."

The new SR-IOV enhancements for the Protocol Test Card (in addition to the advanced SR-IOV information display on the Summit T2-16 Analyzer) are available for immediate shipment.

LeCroy protocol analyzers have been at the forefront of PCI Express development tools. All LeCroy protocol analyzers feature a hierarchical display, real-time statistics, protocol traffic summaries, detailed error reports, powerful scripting, and the ability to create user-defined test reports, which allow developers to troubleshoot intricate problems and finish their projects on time.

About LeCroy

LeCroy Corporation is a worldwide leader in serial data test solutions, creating advanced instruments that drive product innovation by quickly measuring, analyzing, and verifying complex electronic signals. The Company offers high-performance oscilloscopes, serial data analyzers, and global communications protocol test solutions used by design engineers in the computer and semiconductor, data storage device, automotive and industrial, and military and aerospace markets. LeCroy's 40-year heritage of technical innovation is the foundation for its recognized leadership in "WaveShape Analysis"--capturing, viewing, and measuring the high-speed signals that drive today's information and communications technologies. LeCroy is headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York Chestnut Ridge is a village in Rockland County, New York, United States. The population was 7,829 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Chestnut Ridge is in the Town of Ramapo. It was incorporated in 1986.
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