PCIe 5.0 U.2/U.3 interposer cards for SSD protocol analysis

June 16, 2021 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
PCIe 5.0 U.2/U.3 interposer cards for SSD protocol analysis
U.2/U.3 interposer cards support PCI Express® 5.0 to monitor and analyze both single-port and dual-ported NVMe SSDs at 32 GT/s.

Teledyne LeCroy has announced U.2/U.3 interposer cards for analysis of both single-port and dual-port solid-state drives (SSDs) that support the PCI Express (PCIe) 5.0 specification. The U.2/U.3 interposer cards enable the capture and analysis of PCIe 5.0 traffic when combined with a Teledyne PCIe 5.0 Summit protocol analyzer.

Driven by requirements for higher performance storage, the SSD market continues to show strong growth as PCIe 5.0 is adopted and used as the interconnect technology for SSDs in various forms, including the U.2/U.3 form which is usable in existing 2.5" and 3.5" mechanical enclosures. The U.2/U.3 SSD allows IT departments to use SSDs in existing hardware, where previously SAS and SATA drives had been used.

Comprehensive testing and validation of single-port and dual-ported Non-Volatile Memory Express® (NVMe) SSDs as they come to market is critical to ensure performance, functionality, and interoperability. Teledyne LeCroy's latest PCIe 5.0 U.2/U.3 interposer for SSD protocol analysis, paired with one of the Teledyne LeCroy PCIe 5.0 Summit protocol analyzers, enables the capture and analysis of all PCIe bus traffic between a host backplane and a single-port or dual-ported SSD. The PCIe 5.0 U.2/U.3 interposer supports up to four lanes in a single-port PCIe 5.0 link configuration or two ports each with two lanes in a dual-port SSD.

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PCIe 5.0 U.2/U.3 interposer for SSD protocol analysis.

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