Combined with the BusXpert user interface, the Kodiak PCIe x16 Gen5 Analyzers features and benefits really shine. Based on an embedded software framework and
REST API, BusXpert intergrates with Kodiak hardware seamlessly. Accessed via a web browser or SerialTek's Electron-based app, BusXpert includes a suite of powerful triggers,
filters, and trace processing capabilities coupled with a new user interface for fast, easy, and reliable decoding. User can work with trace files collaboratively in real-time
and even remotely verify proper configuration of the analyzer and interposers, including visual identification of cables, link status, recording status, and much more.
The enw REST API makes automation staraightforward and efficient, providing programmatic facilities for monitoring and capturing traffic, statistical analyses, and detailed searching.
Kodiak's advanced hardware design also means there is no need to download a multi-gigabyte trace before the user can begin to review the analysis-data is ready immediately.
Transparency in Probe Design is Key
Driven by the need for ever-faster data transfers, PCI Express signaling has become exceptionally complex in design and difficult to monitor unobtrusively. With SerialTek's Sl-Fi
interposer technology, the transmitter threshold and pre-emphasis from one link partner reaches the receiver of the other link partner, so the link properly trains to optimum conditions, making the interposer as transparent as possible.
At the core of this technology is a highly specialized linear amplifier design where PCIe analog signals are received at a differential input and distributed to two separate phase-matched differential outputs with a nominal, idealized gain of 0dB.
This approach results in easier set up of the analyzer and product under test and avoids a variety of limitations inherent to other probing approaches where link training sequences don’t pass through the interposer.
SerialTek’s SI-Fi™ interposer technology expands and enables coverage in critical test areas, including link training (LTSSM), Power Management, Hot Plug, Reset, and other situations where the physical link/lane characteristics may change.
Flexible Trace Storage and Retrieval
Kodiak includes two 10GbE SFP+ ports and a GbE port to offload traces to a host computer or network and internal SSD trace storage of up to 4TB (with read-only access for other users). Direct attach storage choices include two USB 3.1 ports and two PCIe 3.0 OCuLink ports.