# Step 4: Results

Qualification of simulation results is based on the eye-height, eye-width, and BER curves. Check the eye-height and eye-width at target BER of 10e-12. These results are found in the report generated by the simulation tool. For example, the Sigrity tool gives the following information at RX:

At BER of 10e-12, running at 5 Gbps bit rate

• The eye-width is 0.68 UI (Unit Interval)
• The eye-height is 213 mV

This simulation is on the SmartFusion2 Development Kit using the Sigrity tool and the waveforms are shown in the following figure. The simulation result shows that it meets the PCIe 2.0 requirements.

Figure 1. Expected Results from Simulations (Eye Diagram, Eye Contour, and Bath Tub Curve)

The following table lists the specifications of the received signal for PCIe.

Table 1. Specifications of the Received Signal for PCIe

Bit Rate

Min Height of the Eye at RX

Min Width of the Eye at RX

2.5 Gbps

175 mV

0.6 UI

5 Gbps

120 mV

0.6 UI