PCIe Compliance Testing & Solutions

GRL’s team has a deep history in PCIe supporting PCI-SIG committees, workshops, and adopters across the ecosystem. GRL can help with PCIe 6.0, 5.0, 4.0, and earlier Base (ASIC) and CEM (System) Specification Pre-Compliance Tests.

GRL’s team has a deep history in PCIe supporting PCI-SIG committees, workshops, and adopters across the ecosystem. Offering include compliance and debug.

PCIe 6.0, 5.0, 4.0 and earlier Base (ASIC) and CEM (System) Specification Pre-Compliance & Characterization for IC’s, End Point (device), Root Complex (Host/System), Backplanes, and Connectors:

 

  • Transmitter & Receiver LinkEQ Electricals & Rx Jitter Margin
  • Tx Pre-emphasis Level Verification & RefClk Jitter
  • Return Loss/Insertion Loss
  • PLL Peaking and Bandwidth
  • Transaction & Link Layer (PTC)
  • Configuration Space (CV)
  • PCIe Protocol Layer Analysis, Debugging & Stress Testing

PCIe Integrators List (IL) Certification is available only at the PCI-SIG workshops. Work with GRL to ensure compliance before you attend the workshop, or debug compliance-related issues.

Besides PCIe BASE and CEM form factor, the testing can be done on the following form factors:
  • U.2
  • U.3
  • M.2
  • EDSFF
  • miniSAS
  • Custom connectors

PCIe Test

 

PCIe 

PCI Express® (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express), abbreviated as PCIe, is a bus specification on the motherboard of a computer. It follows the existing PCI programming concepts and signal standards. The demand for data transmission grows with the continuous advancement of computer processors, memory, and hard disk space.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ If you would like to know more about PCIe, please refer to: https://pcisig.com/developers

 

PCI-SIG 

PCI-SIG (Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group) is an electronic industry consortium responsible for specifying PCIe. The PCI Special Interest Group was established in 1992 as a non-profit organization. Its participating members are experts from more than 700 industries. If you want to know more about PCI-SIG, please refer to: https://pcisig.com/

 

The latest version of PCIe Specification

The different speeds of PCIe should follow the different specifications. Please find the relative specifications here: https://pcisig.com/specifications

 

Certification Area

GRL’s team has a deep history in PCIe supporting PCI-SIG committees, workshops, and adopters across the ecosystem.

PCIe 5.0, 4.0, and earlier Base (ASIC) and CEM (System) Specification Pre-Compliance & Characterization for ICs, End Point (device), Root Complex (Host/System), Backplanes, and Connectors:

  • Transmitter & Receiver Electricals & Rx Jitter Margin
  • Tx Pre-emphasis Level Verification & RefClk Jitter
  • Return Loss/Insertion Loss
  • PLL Peaking and Bandwidth
  • Transaction & Link Layer (PTC)
  • Configuration Space (CV)
  • PCIe Protocol Layer Analysis, Debugging & Stress Testing

PCIe Logo Certification is available only at the PCI-SIG workshops. Work with GRL to ensure compliance before you attend the workshop, or debug compliance-related issues.

PCI Express can be tested by the below product types.


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PCI Express Test Process

 

PCI Express Test Process

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(1) Membership & VID

To obtain the PCI Express certification, you must have a PCI Express VID (Vendor ID) and obtain a website account for product registration.

(2) Test Sample and Product Information

  • Please provide two sets of test samples.
  • Product Information: Please fill out the form and provide it to GRL before starting the test, we will refer to the product information to test and use it on the test report. <Click to Download>
    * Product speed and the method of entering the test mode are important information, please must provide them before testing. The test will be executed according to it.

(3) Test Report

The PCI Express test report is a Self-test report only.

If your product needs to pass the official certification, please refer to step (4).

(4) Obtained official certification from the association

If PCI Express products need to be certified by PCI-SIG, the certification test needs to be executed in PCI-SIG events. After the product receives a passing result for the certification test, it can be certified.

For PCIe events, please refer to: https://pcisig.com/events

PCI Express Test Items and Instruments Used

 

PCI Express Test Items

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Test Items Introduction

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PCIe Electrical Test

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PCI Express Instruments Used

Electrical Test:

  • Keysight scope DSOV334A 33GHz
  • Keysight UXR0254A
  • Keysight M8020A
  • Anritsu MP1900

 

PCI Express is a registered trademark of PCI-SIG

PCI Express FAQ

Membership & Test Process

1. How to become a PCI Express® member?

Please refer to <PCI Express Test Process>.

2. Where can find certified PCIe products?

The PCI Express Integrator List can query products that have passed certification: https://pcisig.com/developers/integrators-list

*Note: After your product is certified, you need to fill out the Product Listing Request Form to be listed on the official website.

Please apply here: https://pcisig.com/user/login?destination=node/add/integrator-list-item

3. Can PCI Express testing only be certified in PCI Express Workshop?

Yes. Currently, the association has not delegated any laboratory to issue certification directly. The laboratory can only provide pre-test services, and the certification part needs to go to the Association Office Workshop to obtain the certificate: 

For association activities, please refer: https://pcisig.com/events

4. Can the samples be returned after the PCI Express test is completed?

Yes, since we can only provide the pre-test service, the samples can be returned after the test is finished.

Product Specifications & Preparations

1. What PCI Express products can GRL test?

The following types of products can be pre-tested GRL:

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2. What do I need to prepare for the PCI Express test ?
3. What function does the test sample need to have during the PCI Express test?

When testing, please make sure the test sample:

  1. Can enter test mode (Please provide the method to enter test mode)
  2. Keep the continuous transmission signal.