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This report summarizes the results of PCIe Gen 3.0 add-in card compliance testing using TI’s low-power 12.5 Gbps 8-channel advanced linear repeater. The advanced linear repeater is placed in a mid-channel configuration between a PCIe Gen 3.0 graphics card and a compliance base board (CBB) and tested for jitter, eye mask, and TX preset compliance. The results demonstrate the excellent signal conditioning performance of TI's advanced linear repeaters, including TX FIR transparency, low additive jitter, violation-free eye mask, and compliant preset ratios. This report shows TI's advanced linear repeaters are an ideal solution to leverage PCIe root complex and end point FIR settings while extending the total channel reach with high-performance equalization.