Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. LeCroy Corp. has introduced its Sierra M6-4 verification system, a protocol design and test solution for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA). The Sierra family offers a complete range of features for both SAS (SAS2) and SATA (SATA6G) in a single system.
The Sierra M6-4 features the capability for protocol analysis, traffic generation, host and device emulation, and error injection, all within one system. Leveraging LeCroy's expertise in high-speed serial data analysis, the Sierra family claims the most accurate capture, display, and analysis of both SAS and SATA data traffic at data rates up to 6 Gbits/s. The new line also features a native PHY implementation for the industry's best lock-time and decoding of traffic, said LeCroy.
The Sierra M6-4's analysis and design suites are developed specifically for use with the SAS and SATA protocols, and provide extensive protocol decoding, expert analysis, and complete flexibility when decoding and displaying the captured traffic, said LeCroy. This extensive protocol support, combined with the different traffic views, advanced triggering, data filtering, traffic generation, emulation, and error injection capability, allows engineers to quickly become familiar with SAS- and SATA-specific design challenges, and understand new issues as soon as they encounter them, added the company.
The Sierra M6-4 platform features MiniSAS connectors for cable connection between the host and/or device under test. It also features USB High-Speed or 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet for connection to host PC, status LEDs and LCD for link and system status, and an expansion port for future enhancements. The verification system supports a capture buffer of either 4 GB or 8 GB, and can be licensed to support SAS and/or SATA. Users can configure specific features or add features later to match their requirements and budget.
Pricing: Starts at $42,000.
Availability: The Sierra M6-4 is currently shipping to key accounts.
Product information: Sierra M6-4 platform
LeCroy, 1-800-4LeCroy (1-800-453-2769), www.lecroy.com