Debugging a PCI Bus with a Mixed-Signal Oscilloscope
In today's high-tech, high-speed world, engineering teams frequently are under pressure to finish design projects quickly. The faster you can complete a design, the sooner the product hits the market and the sooner it starts producing revenue. If you are like most engineers, your response to the pressure is to look for ways to get your job done as quickly and efficiently as possible.
One of the more time-consuming tasks in a project is debugging your design, or identifying, locating and resolving the inevitable problems. Isolating signal-integrity issues on a PCI bus can be particularly time consuming. However, choosing the right test instruments can reduce significantly the time you devote to the task.