LeCroy First to Ship PCI Express® 3.0 Protocol Analyzer

Santa Clara, CA December 21, 2009 – LeCroy Corporation, a leading supplier of serial data test solutions, today announced the first shipments of PCI Express® 3.0 Protocol Analyzers in the protocol test equipment industry. The new Summit™ T3‑16 is LeCroy’s fifth generation of protocol analyzers targeted at high speed PCI Express I/O‑based applications. The LeCroy Summit T3‑16 captures, decodes and analyzes PCI Express bus traffic at data rates up to 8 GT/s per lane on bus widths up to 16 lanes, with an effective data transfer rate of 2X the previous PCIe® 2.0 specification (5 GT/s). 

LeCroy is a leader in PCI Express analysis and test equipment. Providing equipment early in the development cycle when it is needed most is what LeCroy customers have come to expect. Many PCIe 3.0 based products in 2010 will rely on this essential tool to meet their power-on requirements.

 “LeCroy is in a unique position to offer the only protocol analyzer to early adopters of PCIe 3.0 technology,” said John Wiedemeier, Product Marketing Manager of LeCroy’s Interconnect Communications Group. “The Summit T3‑16 protocol analyzer not only supports a 8 GT/s recording speed with the industry’s most advanced software tools, but also supports two probing methods that can tap the high speeds of PCI Express 3.0.  PCIe 3.0 achieves an effective data transfer rate of 2X the previous specification through the combination on an increased data rate and significant reduction on overhead during data transfer.”

In addition to the Summit T3-16, LeCroy’s PCI Express protocol test family includes the Edge™ T1‑4 for PCIe 1.0 with lane widths up to x4, the PETracer™ ML Analyzer and Exerciser for PCIe 1.1 with lane widths up to x8, and the Summit T2‑16 Analyzer and Summit Z2‑16 Exerciser for PCIe 2.0 with lane widths up to x16.


The Summit T3‑16 is available to order now. For additional information, contact LeCroy at 1-800-5LeCroy (1-800-553-2769) or visit LeCroy’s web site at www.lecroy.com

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 45‑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. Company information is available at www.lecroy.com.

© 2009 by LeCroy Corporation. All rights reserved. Specifications subject to change without notice.

Contact Information

Teledyne LeCroy

700 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Chestnut Ridge, NY, 10977

toll-free: 800-909-7211


Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • Sphinn
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Mixx
  • Google
  • TwitThis
Extension Media websites place cookies on your device to give you the best user experience. By using our websites, you agree to placement of these cookies and to our Privacy Policy. Please click here to accept.