Teledyne LeCroy Announces Summit™ M616, the Industry’s First Protocol Analyzer/Exerciser for PCI Express® 6.0  

New Integrated Analyzer/Exerciser Test Tool Enables Design Reliability at Twice the Speed with Optimal Data Flow

More Robust Testing Abilities Enable Development of NextGeneration Technologies Such as AI, Machine Learning and High-Speed Data Centers 

MILPITAS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Teledyne LeCroy, the worldwide leader in protocol test solutions and a business unit of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY), today announced the Summit M616 PCI Express (PCIe®) protocol analyzer/exerciser, a first of its kind for testing designs and products that incorporate next-generation PCIe 6.0 traffic. By enabling PCIe 6.0 designs, with two times the speed and optimal data flow, the Summit M616 is paving the way for technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), high-performance computing and ubiquitous computing that require the higher I/O performance that PCIe 6.0 offers.  

PCIe is the leading interconnect technology in the computing and communication industries. Teledyne LeCroy has been at the forefront of PCI Express development for more than a decade working closely with the computer industry to provide the analysis features companies have needed for PCIe storage and IoT technology development.  The Summit M616 exerciser/analyzer helps developers deliver on the promise of PCIe 6.0 by enabling several key benefits including:  

  • Reliability at twice the speed. The Summit M616 Exerciser functionality addresses the needs of PCIe developers by providing high-performance 64 GT/s traffic generation on devices with link widths up to 16 lanes. The analyzer functionality supports the same line rates with lane widths, and features Teledyne LeCroy’s industry standard CATC Trace™.  The Summit M616 traffic generation capability also can be used to develop standardized compliance test suites.
  • More robust testing abilities. The Summit M616 integrates the analyzer and exerciser into a unified single application that incorporates traffic generation and protocol analysis. The protocol exerciser provides realistic traffic to devices under test and also can emulate complex host- or device-side traffic, while the protocol analyzer acquires, records, decodes, analyzes, and displays complex high-speed PCI Express I/O streams.  When analyzers and exercisers are used together, developers can create powerful script-level traffic and monitor the results of all tests real time to ensure systems have been designed with enough flexibility to withstand a range of potential issues. 
  • Real-time trouble-shooting and timely completion. All Teledyne LeCroy protocol analysis and test products feature a hierarchical display, real-time statistics, protocol traffic summaries, detailed error reports, powerful scripting, and the ability to create user-defined test reports, which allow developers to troubleshoot intricate problems and finish their projects on time. 
  • Optimized flow of data. Like PCIe 6.0 itself, the Summit M616 exerciser packages data with a flit stream, rather than a packetized structure. This approach delivers several benefits, including the optimization of data flow by reducing idle time and using space more efficiently to drive data rates up.

“Teledyne LeCroy has been leading the industry in protocol test support for the PCI Express architecture for a number of years and we are excited to bring to market our next-generation testing solution to help shorten development and testing as the industry transitions to PCIe 6.0,” said Kevin Prusso, General Manager, Teledyne LeCroy. “We have designed the Summit M616 to enable new designs to reliably operate at twice the speed of the latest generation of PCIe technology. Additionally, users who are moving to PCIe 6.0 with Teledyne LeCroy test solutions can appreciate the rich library of decodes and analysis capabilities that are available on all of Teledyne LeCroy’s PCIe test tools.”

Summit M616 to be Demonstrated at PCI-SIG DevCon on June 13 & 14 with Synopsys

Teledyne LeCroy will demonstrate its PCIe 6.0 Protocol Analyzer at PCI-SIG DevCon on June 13-14, 2023. The demonstration will capture and display 64 GT/s protocol traffic between the Synopsys Host and Device IP for PCIe 6.0 using the Synopsys HAPS® prototyping system.


All products are available for immediate order. For more information on The Summit M616 PCIe 6.0 Protocol Exerciser/Analyzer please contact Teledyne LeCroy at +1 (800) 909-7211 or visit our PCI Express landing page.

About Teledyne LeCroy

Teledyne LeCroy is a leading manufacturer of advanced oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers, and other test instruments that verify performance, validate compliance, and debug complex electronic systems quickly and thoroughly. Since its founding in 1964, the Company has focused on incorporating powerful tools into innovative products that enhance “Time-to-Insight”.  Faster time to insight enables users to rapidly find and fix defects in complex electronic systems, dramatically improving time-to-market for a wide variety of applications and end markets. Teledyne LeCroy is based in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.  For more information, visit Teledyne LeCroy’s website at

© 2023 by Teledyne LeCroy. All rights reserved. Specifications are subject to change without notice. PCIe and PCI Express are registered trademarks of PCI-SIG. HAPS is a registered trademark of Synopsys, Inc.


Technical contact: John Wiedemeier – Sr. Product Marketing Manager 408-273-5673

Customer contact: Teledyne LeCroy PSG Customer Care Center 800-909-7211


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