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PCI Express® 5.0 and the Road to PAM4

April 28, 2020; 12pm EST | 11am CST | 9am PST

Join Anritsu and GRL for this free 1- hour webinar to gain a greater understanding of PCI Express® 5.0 test methodologies, and discuss anticipated signal integrity-related design and test challenges as the standard moves to PAM4 signaling, including power dissipation, signal-to-noise ratio, reflections, and cost/performance.

Webinar Overview:

PCI Express 5.0 operates at 32 GT/s with NRZ signaling, a huge challenge. In 2019, the PCI-SIG® announced that PCIe® 6.0 will double the data rate to 64 GT/s using PAM4 (Pulse Amplitude Modulation with 4 levels) encoding. With a targeted specification release in 2021, PCIe 6.0 can be expected to present unique challenges for successful design implementation.


  • Evolution of PCI Express Technology
  • The Challenge of NRZ at 32 GT/s
  • Comparison of PCIe Base (ASIC) vs. CEM (system) Testing
  • PCIe Transmitter Test Overview
  • PCIe Receiver Jitter Tolerance Test Overview
  • Link Equalization Test Overview - Transmitter & Receiver
  • Transition to PCIe 6.0: 64GT/s PAM4 Design and Test Considerations
  • Q&A


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