VMETRO Announces the Vanguard Express PCI Express(R) Analyzer for XMC and PCIe.HOUSTON & OSLO, Norway & SINGAPORE -- VMETRO (OSE OSE - Open Systems Environment :VME (Virtual Machine Environment) An operating system from Fujitsu Services (formerly ICL) that runs on its Series 39 mainframes. Introduced in 1975, VME is a comprehensive product that provides a variety of utilities for datacenter operations. ) expands the highly successful Vanguard analyzer family with the introduction of the Vanguard Express PCI Express Protocol Analyzer. Designed for debugging, testing and validating the PCI Express protocol, the Vanguard Express analyzer allows testing of x1, x4 and x8 PCI Express card-edge and XMC XMC Express Mezzanine Card (VITA)
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XMC X Memory Controller form factors. The Vanguard Express is the only PCI Express analyzer offered for the XMC form factor. XMC is the PCI Express Mezzanine Card defined in the VITA 42.3 specification. The Vanguard Express incorporates 20 years of VMETRO bus analyzer expertise.
"The Vanguard Express product range greatly increases productivity for engineers, by allowing the same captured data to be viewed both with and without protocol details," says Stein Erik Maurice, product manager at VMETRO, "VMETRO's unique data view is the result of listening to customers involved in software development and system integration."
The Vanguard Express is designed to offer maximum flexibility for multiple form factors. In an XMC environment, a device under test is installed on top of the Vanguard Express analyzer. In the PCI Express card-edge form factor, the Vanguard Express installs between the system slot and the device under test. These approaches allow the PCI Express device under test to function normally, while having access to the PCI Express links. This highly flexible design will be able to provide PCI Express analysis in other forms as well.
The Vanguard Express is operated via USB USB
in full Universal Serial Bus
Type of serial bus that allows peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, digitizers, data gloves, etc.) to be easily connected to a computer. or Ethernet while using VMETRO's BusView 5 Graphical User Interface graphical user interface (GUI)
Computer display format that allows the user to select commands, call up files, start programs, and do other routine tasks by using a mouse to point to pictorial symbols (icons) or lists of menu choices on the screen as opposed to having to software running under Windows 2000 and XP. A single workstation can control multiple Vanguard analyzers for monitoring different protocols, like PCI-X/PCI, PMC (1) See Portable Media Center.
(2) (PCI Mezzanine Card) A PCI-based mezzanine card that is widely adapted to VMEbus, CompactPCI and PCI cards. , CompactPCI or VME.
The Vanguard Express supports advanced decoding of the PCI Express protocol. This decoding includes viewing the trace data in lane, packet and data views. Thus making the captured data easy to read and interpret for all users, regardless of expertise and task.
Real Time Performance Analysis is also included with the Vanguard Express Analyzer. The Vanguard Express predefined statistics include Link Utilization, PLP (Presentation Level Protocol) A North American standard protocol for videotex. Distribution, TLP TLP Tension Leg Platform
TLP Thread-Level Parallelism
TLP Transactional License Program (Adobe software license program)
TLP Transitional Living Program
TLP The Learning Partnership
TLP Transmission Level Point
TLP Tanzania Labor Party Distribution, DLLP Distribution and Link Transfer Rate. In addition, post processing statistics are gathered using the Trace Count feature on any acquired trace.
Error detection is performed by the Vanguard Express's onboard protocol checker. Each error includes online help to assist with debugging.
--PCI Express Protocol and Link Analysis for PCI Express card-edge and XMC Form Factor
--x1, x4 and x8 link support
--USB and Ethernet Communication
--256MB Trace Buffer
--8 Trigger Events
--Independent and Concurrent Operation of Analyzer, Statistics and Protocol Checker
The Vanguard Express products are available 8 to 12 weeks ARO.
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(R) PCI Express is a registered trademark of the PCI (1) (Payment Card Industry) See PCI DSS.
(2) (Peripheral Component Interconnect) The most widely used I/O bus (peripheral bus). SIG