PCIe 1.1/2.0

Triggering and decoding

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Key facts

  • Full support of PCI Express 1.1/2.0 up to 5 Gbit/s and up to 4 times the link size
  • Predefined or user-selectable bit rates
  • Reliable triggering on protocol details such as transaction layer packets (TLP), data layer packets (DLLP), ordered sets and errors
  • Selectable decoding layer: bits, scrambled or descrambled 8b10b , or final
  • Separately configurable clock data recovery for decoding
  • R&S oscilloscopes | Engineered for multi-domain challenges

Oscilloscope software

The R&S®RTO oscilloscope supports triggering and decoding of PCI Express Gen 1.1 and 2.0 signals. You can set up decoding in seconds. For detailed analysis, results can be viewed as color-coded telegrams and/or in a table. Errors are identified efficently using the hardware-accelerated trigger. You can rigger on transaction layer packets (TLP), data layer packets (DLLP), ordered sets and errors.

Feature and Benefits

Bus setup in seconds

Starting from the app cockpit, it only takes a few steps to configure any given protocol. Once the bus to decode has been chosen, the connected channels  selected and the correct levels  set, decoding begins automatically.

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Easy configuration of the PCIe decoding with the R&S®RTO2000

Display as color-coded bus

You can analyze the decoded bus frames by overlaying the signal with color-coded data. Address and data content can be displayed in hex, bin or ASCII format. You always have the best overview with the flexible screen setup. The telegrams can also be displayed in a concise table.

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Display of the decoded protocol details in the waveform and result table

Strong trigger capability on events and various error conditions

The protocol-specific trigger lets you reliably isolate protocol events and errors. Thanks to high acquisition rates, Rohde & Schwarz oscilloscopes are ideal for finding errors quickly, allowing decoding of protocol-specific trigger results. The hardware-based triggering is available on specific protocol content, e.g. addresses, data and protocol errors.

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Select from a comprehensive list of protocol types for triggering to focus the acquisition on the details of interest

Powerful search and navigate capability

Comprehensive search functions simplify the analysis of long signal sequences. You can search for waveforms based on different criteria, such as signal faults or protocol content. All detected events are shown in a table with timestamps. The individual events can be examined in a zoom window with simple navigation between events.
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Search for protocol details in long acquisitions

Available models


  • Option Name

    R&S®RTP-K72

    Order number 1337.8827.02

    Serial Standard
    PCI Express 1.1./2.0
    Decode Table
    Trigger
    Base unit
  • Option Name

    R&S®RTO-K72

    Order number 1326.3741.02

    Serial Standard
    PCI Express 1.1./2.0
    Decode Table
    Trigger
    Base unit

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