PCI-SIG® is developing PCI Express® (PCIe) 6.0 to meet the high-speed data transmission needs of emerging applications. With the doubling of data rates and other enhanced performance specifications, PCIe 6.0 will add complexity to high-speed interconnect designs. Engineers need to select the proper signal integrity test solutions to verify that their products are compliant with the new PCIe 6.0 standards.
This paper outlines the enhanced PCIe 6.0 technologies, such as PAM4, Forward Error Correction (FEC) and link equalization. It also provides guidelines on selecting the proper test system to verify PCIe 6.0 designs.