PCI is a standard for connecting peripheral devices to a computer’s motherboard. Bus analysis for PCI involves monitoring the data transactions and control signals between the computer’s CPU and the connected peripherals, such as graphics cards, network cards, and storage devices. PCIe is a high-speed, high-bandwidth bus standard used for connecting various internal components in modern computers, including graphics cards, SSDs, and expansion cards. Bus analysis for PCIe involves understanding the data lanes, link negotiation, and data packets exchanged between the components. Ethernet is a widely used networking technology for connecting devices within a local area network (LAN). Bus analysis for Ethernet involves examining the data frames, addressing, and communication protocols to ensure reliable data transmission and network performance.
Depending on specific features and functions, GAO Tek’s logic analyzers are sometimes referred to as Digital Signal Analyzers, Digital Waveform Analyzers, Logic State Analyzers, Digital Logic Probes, Logic Signal Capturers, Signal Logic Scopes, Digital Event Analyzers, Binary Waveform Analyzers, Bitstream Analyzers, Digital Pattern Analyzers, Binary Logic Analyzers, State Transition Analyzers, Timing Diagram Analyzers, Logic Trace Analyzers, Digital Logic Testers
GAO Tek’s logic analyzers have the following applications in bus analysis (e.g., PCI, PCIe, Ethernet, CAN, LIN):
- Protocol Verification: Logic analyzers can capture and decode the transaction-level protocol of PCI and PCIe buses, helping engineers verify if data transfers follow the correct protocol sequence and adhere to timing specifications.
- Link Negotiation Analysis: Logic analyzers can capture the link negotiation process, analyzing lane training, speed negotiation, and power management interactions between
- Packet Analysis: Logic analyzers can capture Ethernet frames and analyze packet-level details, including headers, payloads, and CRC checks. This helps in diagnosing network issues, optimizing packet routing, and ensuring proper data encapsulation.
- Timing Analysis: Ethernet timing analysis with logic analyzers can identify latency issues, jitter, and timing violations that might affect network performance.
- Frame Capture and Decoding: Logic analyzers can capture CAN messages and decode them into meaningful information, such as message identifiers, data payloads, and error flags. This assists in troubleshooting communication issues and validating data integrity.
- Error Detection: Logic analyzers can identify error frames and error conditions in the CAN bus, aiding in diagnosing communication errors and identifying faulty nodes.
- Frame Analysis: Logic analyzers can capture LIN frames and decode them to analyze message content, synchronization breaks, and response times. This helps in verifying proper communication between nodes in an automotive network.
- Timing Verification: LIN timing analysis using logic analyzers ensures that nodes adhere to specified timing requirements, preventing issues related to frame collisions and synchronization drift.
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Complying with Industry Standards
GAO Tek’s logic analyzers comply or help our customers comply with the industry standards such as:
- PCIe 1.1
- PCIe 2.0
- PCIe 3.0
- PCIe 4.0
- PCIe 5.0
- USB 2.0
- USB 3.0 / USB 3.1 Gen 1
- USB 3.1 Gen 2
- 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet
- 10GBASE-T Ethernet
- 10GBASE-R Ethernet
- 40GBASE-R Ethernet
- 100GBASE-R Ethernet
- CAN 2.0
- MIPI DSI (Display Serial Interface)
Complying with Government Regulations
GAO Tek’s logic analyzers comply or help our customers comply with the U.S. government regulations such as:
- PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect)
- IEEE 802.3 Standards
- ISO 11898 Standards
- ISO 17987 Standard
GAO Tek’s logic analyzers comply or help our clients comply with the Canadian regulations such as:
- Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA)
- Canadian Cryptographic Control Policy (C3P)
- Controlled Goods Program (CGP)
- Canadian Cyber Security Framework
- Canadian Information Security Control Catalogue (CISCC)
- Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
- Canadian Security Establishment (CSE) Guidelines
- Global Affairs Canada
GAO Tek’s logic analyzers comply or help our clients comply with the Mexican regulations such as:
- Federal Law on Protection of Personal Data Held by Private Parties (LFPDPPP):
- Federal Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law (LFTR)
- National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information, and Data Protection
- Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI)
- Mexican Export Controls
- National Cybersecurity Strategy
- Technology Transfer Regulations
- Professional Associations and Standards
GAO Tek’s logic analyzers comply or help our clients comply with the European regulations such as
- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- ePrivacy Directive and ePrivacy Regulation
- EU Cybersecurity Act
- EU Export Control Regulations
- ENISA Guidelines
- CEN and CENELEC Standards:
- National Regulations
- Data Protection Authorities (DPAs)
Case Studies of Logic Analyzers in Bus analysis (e.g., PCI, PCIe, Ethernet, CAN, LIN)
Logic Analyzers are sometimes called as Digital Signal Analyzers, Digital Waveform Analyzers, Logic State Analyzers, Digital Logic Probes, Logic Signal Capturers, Signal Logic Scopes, Digital Event Analyzers, Binary Waveform Analyzers, Bitstream Analyzers, Digital Pattern Analyzers, Binary Logic Analyzers, State Transition Analyzers, Timing Diagram Analyzers, Logic Trace Analyzers, Digital Logic Testers
Here are some practical examples of using logic analyzers in bus analysis (e.g., PCI, PCIe, Ethernet, CAN, LIN):
A technology company based in Chicago is developing a new PCI-based graphics card. They use a logic analyzer to debug communication issues between the graphics card and the motherboard’s PCI slot. The logic analyzer helps identify data transfer errors and synchronization problems.
An automotive manufacturer in Detroit is testing an Ethernet-based communication system for their autonomous vehicles. They use a logic analyzer to capture Ethernet frames and analyze network performance. This helps them ensure low latency and high data integrity in their vehicle communication network.
A company in Minneapolis that specializes in agricultural machinery is developing a new tractor with a CAN bus-based control system. They employ a logic analyzer to troubleshoot intermittent communication failures between various sensors and control units on the CAN bus. This ensures the reliability of the tractor’s operations.
An electronics manufacturer in Cleveland is designing a smart home automation system that utilizes the LIN protocol for communication between different smart devices. They use a logic analyzer to monitor LIN bus traffic and diagnose issues with message collisions, timing violations, and data corruption.
A technology startup in St. Louis is developing a high-performance computing solution that uses PCIe-based accelerators. They use a logic analyzer to analyze data transactions between the main system and the PCIe devices. This helps them optimize data transfer rates and identify bottlenecks.
An automotive testing facility in Detroit is validating a new Ethernet-based communication protocol for vehicle infotainment systems. They use a logic analyzer to capture Ethernet frames and analyze real-time data transmission between the central unit, entertainment modules, and dashboard displays.
An industrial automation company in Chicago is implementing a complex manufacturing process that relies on a network of CAN-connected machines. They utilize a logic analyzer to monitor CAN bus communications and fine-tune message timing, ensuring synchronized actions across different machines and minimizing production delays.
A medical device manufacturer in Minneapolis is developing a LIN bus-based control system for a new line of patient monitoring equipment. They employ a logic analyzer to validate the reliability of communication between sensors and central monitoring units, critical for patient safety and accurate data collection.
A semiconductor company in Cleveland is designing a cutting-edge graphics processing unit (GPU) with PCIe Gen4 connectivity. They use a logic analyzer to debug signal integrity issues and ensure compliance with PCIe specifications, achieving optimal performance for gamers and professionals.
An avionics company in St. Louis is working on an aircraft control system that relies on CAN bus communication for flight control modules. They utilize a logic analyzer to validate the integrity of CAN bus data exchanges and ensure redundancy in case of communication failures, contributing to flight safety.
GAO RFID Inc. gaorfid, a sister company of GAO Tek Inc., is ranked as a top 10 RFID supplier in the world. Its RFID, BLE, and IoT products have also been widely used in Signal protocol compliance testing.
Use of Logic Analyzers with Leading Software and Cloud Services in Bus analysis (e.g., PCI, PCIe, Ethernet, CAN, LIN)
GAO Tek has used or has facilitated its customers to use GAO’s logic analyzers with some of the leading software and cloud services in their applications. Examples of such leading software and cloud services include:
- Vector CANoe/CANalyzer
- Tektronix BenchVue
- Keysight Logic Analyzer Software
- Saleae Logic Software
- PEAK-System PCAN-Explorer
- IXXAT CAN Analyzers
- Vehicle Spy
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Meeting Customers’ Demands
Large Choice of Products
In order to satisfy the diversified needs of their corporate customers, GAO Tek Inc. and its sister company GAO RFID Inc. together offer a wide choice of testing and measurement devices, network products, RFID, BLE, IoT, and drones.
To shorten the delivery to our customers, GAO has maintained a large stock of its products and is able to ship overnight within the continental U.S. and Canada, and fast delivery to Mexico and Europe from the nearest warehouse.
Local to Our Customers
We are located in both the U.S. and Canada. We travel to customers’ premises if necessary. Hence, we provide a very strong local support to our customers in North America, particularly the U.S., Canada and Mexico and Europe. Furthermore, we have built partnerships with some integrators, consulting firms and other service providers in different cities to further strengthen our services. Here are some of the service providers in Signal protocol compliance testing we have worked with to serve our joint customers:
- Online Business Directories
- Industry Associations
- Trade Shows and Conferences
- Local Business Networks
- Contact Manufacturers
- Consultation Firms
- Online Forums and Communities
- Research and Case Studies
- Web Searches and Reviews
GAO Has Many Customers in Bus analysis (e.g., PCI, PCIe, Ethernet, CAN, LIN)
The products from both GAO Tek Inc. and GAO RFID Inc. have been widely used in Digital circuit debugging and troubleshooting by many customers, including some leading companies. Here is more information on applications of GAO RFID Inc.’s products in Digital circuit debugging and troubleshooting.
Here are some of GAO’s customers in Signal protocol compliance testing:
- National Instruments
- Keysight Technologies
- Microchip Technology
- Vector Informatik
- Rohde & Schwarz
- Teledyne LeCroy
- InterTech Development Company
- Intrepid Control Systems
- Total Phase
- Quarch Technology
- Copperhill Technologies
- Texas Instruments
- Vector Informatik
- Astronics Test Systems
- Intelligent Wave Inc.