SAS is a high-speed serial bus used primarily for storage applications in high-performance servers and workstations. Storage devices and chipsets operating at 6 Gbps and 12 Gbps present tough measurement challenges that require new tools and procedures for proper validation. Agilent's SAS and SATA protocol test solutions provide early access to measurements that can identify potential design issues.
"For today's SAS and SATA developers and integrators, getting to the root of a problem can be especially difficult when there isn't an obvious trigger condition," said Ross Nelson, general manager of Agilent's Digital Debug Solutions group. "Working with SerialTek has allowed us to deliver complete and full-featured protocol analysis. The U3055A/U3056A implement all SAS and SATA technologies and excel at providing real-time analysis, deep-dive data capture and ease of use."
The analyzers support HD mini-SAS connectors for four ports and the industry's largest buffer (up to 72 GB). The analyzers' small size allows for easy transport around the lab or the field. In addition, users can cascade multiple units together to record multiple ports simultaneously - and view the results in the same graphical interface.