Teledyne LeCroy Announces New Support for M-PCIe Specification in TeleScan™ PE Utility



View and Write M-PCIe™ Device Configuration Space

Teledyne LeCroy, the worldwide leader in protocol test solutions, today announced a new enhancement to TeleScan PE, a configuration space scanning and editing software application supporting PCI Express® 3.0 (PCIe®) technology.   TeleScan PE now supports system scan, read, write and register decoding features for the new M-PCIe™ specification released by the PCI-SIG® earlier this year. TeleScan PE is a freely available software utility used by PCI Express developers to better understand how their computer systems are configured with PCI Express devices.

“The M-PCIe specification combines the high-performance PCIe protocol with low-power MIPI M-PHY technology for mobile computing,” said Scott Knowlton, Product Marketing Manager, Senior Staff, Synopsys, Inc. “Synopsys is working closely with development partners like Teledyne LeCroy to build a rich M-PCIe ecosystem. By using Synopsys’ DesignWare® IP for M-PCIe with Teledyne LeCroy’s Telescan PE utility, designers can analyze their M-PCIe configuration, boost their productivity and quickly bring their products to market.”

TeleScan PE uses a highly descriptive graphical user interface that shows PCIe bus information in a tree-structured format, detailed with textual information and register diagrams from the specification.  PCIe 1.1, 2.0, and 3.0 and now M-PCIe based devices can be scanned with this utility to understand more about configurations and register settings.  M-PCIe devices are automatically detected and information contained in the M-PCIe extended capabilities register (such M-PCIe current link speed or gears and M-PCIe max link width) are presented in the summary screen for quick review. Other configuration space registers can be both read and written in order to facilitate user designed tests.  The utility will support scanning on host machines using Microsoft Windows® 7 or Windows 8, and also on Linux systems.

“We are pleased to see Teledyne LeCroy support early developers of the M-PCIe technology,” said Al Yanes, PCI-SIG Chairman and President.  “Products such as this are an important indicator of industry support for this new technology, giving users a new tool to help validate their M-PCIe implementations.”

“Teledyne LeCroy has been committed to supporting tools for PCI Express-based computing applications.  M-PCIe is an exciting new direction for low power devices utilizing PCI Express,” said John Wiedemeier, Senior Product Marketing Manager of Teledyne LeCroy’s Protocol Solutions Group.  “Providing M-PCIe register decoding in TeleScan PE will help our customers identify configuration issues and quickly correct errors that would otherwise cost precious time.”

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

Availability                                                

The TeleScan PE can be downloaded at http://lcry.us/14A98OZ.  For additional information, contact Teledyne LeCroy at 1-800-5LeCroy (1-800-553-2769) or visit Teledyne LeCroy’s web site at teledynelecroy.com.

About Teledyne LeCroy

Teledyne LeCroy  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, signal integrity test solutions and global communications protocol analyzers used by design engineers in the computer, semiconductor and consumer electronics, data storage, automotive and industrial, telecommunications, and military and aerospace markets.  Teledyne LeCroy’s 49-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.  Teledyne LeCroy is headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York. Company information is available at teledynelecroy.com.

About PCI-SIG

PCI-SIG is the consortium that owns and manages PCI specifications as open industry standards.  The organization defines industry standard I/O (input/output) specifications consistent with the needs of its members. Currently, PCI-SIG is comprised of nearly 800 industry-leading member companies.  To join PCI-SIG, and for a list of the Board of Directors, visit www.pcisig.com.

© 2013 by Teledyne LeCroy All rights reserved. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

PCI-SIG, PCI Express,PCIe and M-PCIe are trademarks or registered trademarks of PCI-SIG.
TeleScan is a trademark of Teledyne LeCroy.

Contact Information

Teledyne LeCroy

700 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Chestnut Ridge, NY, 10977
USA

toll-free: 800-553-2769
www.teledynelecroy.com

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