SATA/SAS

Whether your device under test is a transmitter or receiver, Tektronix offers leading edge tools for verification, debug and compliance testing.

  • Our solutions offer an automated, simple and efficient way to meet SATA-IO requirements for Gen1, Gen2, and Gen3 6 Gb/s hosts and devices;
  • And a comprehensive set of verification & debug tools to help meet Serial Attached SCSI requirements for SAS-3 and SAS-4 hosts and devices.

Simplify your test set ups and perform in-depth error analysis with single-vendor automated Tx and Rx compliance tools for both the current and next-generation SAS and SATA interfaces.

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Overcoming Receiver Test Challenges in Gen4 I/O Applications

This new application note provides vital information on performing compliance and diagnostic tests for Gen4 enterprise receivers with Bit Error Rate Testers.  

The Basics of Serial Data Compliance and Validation Measurements

This primer is designed to help you understand the common aspects of serial data transmission & to explain the analog and digital measurement requirements that apply to these emerging serial technologies

Understanding the Transition to Gen4 Enterprise & Datacenter I/O Standards

This whitepaper provides important information about adaptive equalization and link training, the impact of forward error correction (FEC) on compliance testing, debugging protocol handshaking and physical layer issues and new trends in channel performance evaluation along with other pertinent material when transitioning toGen4 standards.

Advanced Serdes Debug with a BERT

Learn simple strategies to pinpoint bit errors to the exact bit position and timing with powerful Error Location Analysis and a BERT.

High Speed Interface StandardsThis e-Guide will help you learn more about design challenges for testing PCIe 4.0, SAS, SuperSpeed USB, and DDR4 standards. Within the pages of the eGuide you will also get quick access to technical resources that will help you understand design challenges and pick the right solution for your test needs.
Analog Signals Join Digital Patterns In Serial Data

With fast digital-to-analog converters and faster sample clock capabilities, a new generation of AWGs is evolving as a way to generate waveforms for high-speed serial bus protocols such as SATA 2 and PCI-Express.

Measurement Solutions for Disk Drive Design

This application note illustrates a number of measurement techniques relevant to six general areas of disk drive design. It provides a summary of modern instrumentation and techniques available for probing, capturing, and analyzing electronic signals that are found in disk drive systems.

Automation Answers Compliance Challenge

Interoperability and compliance concerns are commanding an ever-larger share of the serial system designer's attention.

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What's new in SAS1-4 and SATA Test Solutions Webinar

Description: Learn what's new in SAS1-4 and SATA testing. You'll gain an understanding of the latest SAS and SATA versions, and their implications for both transmitter and receiver testing.

Resolving SATA/SAS Test and Debug Challenges

SAS and SATA industry standards are driving growth in enterprise storage due to the emergence of SSD technology. New updates to the SAS4 standard drive new challenges and requirements in compliance and debug testing, including higher data rate, increasing channel loss, and forward error correction. This webinar will review the most recent SAS and SATA versions.

SAS and SATA Webinar

SAS and SATA industry standards are driving growth in enterprise storage due to the emergence of SSD technology. New updates to the SAS4 standard drive new challenges and requirements in compliance and debug testing, including higher data rate, increasing channel loss, and forward error correction. This webinar will review the most recent SAS and SATA versions.

Beyond Receiver Interoperability Testing Webinar

Beyond Receiver Interoperability Testing Webinar

High Speed Serial Data Receiver Testing Webinar

This tutorial discusses the challenges in generating signals with increasing speeds for the latest serial standards and that thoroughly test any receiver with real world or "worst case" conditions. You will also learn how Direct Synthesis techniques enable a much more simplified method for many serial data test requirements.

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SAS-2 6Gbps Physical Layer Test Procedures

This MOI specifies the testing procedures for the SAS6 Gb PHY Layer testing

SATA Tektronix MOI for RSG tests using Tektronix AWG7000

This MOI specifies the testing procedures for SATA RSG Tests using a Tektronix AWG7000.

SATA Tektronix Test Procedures for PHY, TSG and OOB Tests

This MOI specifies the testing procedures for SATA TSG, PHY and OOB Tests using a Tektronix DPO70000 Oscilloscope.

SATA BERTScope MOI for RSG Tests

This MOI specifies the testing procedures for SATA RSG Tests using a BERTScope.

Serial ATA MOI for Rx/Tx Tests with DSA8300 Series Sampling Scope

This MOI specifies the testing procedures for SATA Rx/Tx Tests using a DSA8300 Sampling Scope.

SAS3 MOI for Transmitter Testing
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