MILPITAS, Calif. -- LSI Logic Corp. today claimed it is the first to validate Ultra320 SCSI interoperability and packetized protocol capability for next-generation SCSI interfaces in disk drives.
The validation was performed on LSI Logic's Ultra SCSI controller using the SPI-4 SCSI Parallel Interface version 4.0.
LSI Logic said it has collaborated with IBM, Quantum (now part of Maxtor), and Seagate to test its Ultra320 SCSI silicon solutions for improved signal integrity, reduced bus overhead, and improved throughput performance.
"We've completed six months of testing to prove true Ultra320 interoperability and packetized protocol with the leading drive vendors," said David Steele, director of product planning and management for LSI Logic. "Our homework means we can deliver to the market a more complete solution, sooner and with high confidence," he asserted.
LSI Logic said it has had 0.18-micron Ultra320 buffer silicon in the lab to complete extensive signal integrity transceiver testing across a wide spectrum of system configurations, through a variety of cables, backplanes and terminators with the disk drives.
"The LSI Logic Ultra320 product works. It's here and it's now," declared Steele. "We've demonstrated the full specification in real system environments for the first time ever in the industry."