Data Transit Rolls Out 3 Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI Analyzer

12/15/2003 - Data Transit Corporation, the leading supplier of SAS/SATA modular bus protocol analyzers announces the availability of the 3 Gb/s SAS Protocol Analyzer. The new Analyzer operates on SAS data traffic at line rates of 1.5 Gb/s and 3.0 Gb/s and also supports Serial ATA (SATA).

Data Transitís 3 Gb/s SAS Analyzer has unique analysis features for engineering, manufacturing, and quality assurance testing of SAS/SATA products such as drives and host bus adapters. Over 2 GBs of SAS traffic can be captured and analyzed with the uniquely large memory buffer available on the Analyzer, the most generous in the industry. An intuitive user interface permits captured trace data to be viewed in different formats including command, state and data block listings.

The Analyzerís powerful trigger capabilities allow for triggering on SAS Frame types, commands, primitives, and out-of-band (OOB) signals and SATA LBA, command, status, feature and FIS types. Triggers may also be setup for a variety of hardware and software errors. The SAS Analyzer also provides powerful pre-capture and post-capture filters for events and sequences.

"The combination of 3 Gb/s signaling, multiple protocols, OOB signaling and spread spectrum clocking makes SAS a difficult bus to analyze", said Dale Smith, Founder and CTO of Data Transit, "Our engineers have met the challenge with a rock-solid product. Our new 3.0 Gb/s SAS Analyzer provides a complete single-source solution for engineers working with 3.0 Gb/s SAS/SATA products."

Data Transit is accepting orders for the 3.0 Gb/s SAS analyzer and will begin shipping on December 17, 2003. A flexible, cost-effective upgrade path to the new 3.0 Gb/s SAS Analyzer is available for current 1.5 Gb/s SAS and SATA Analyzer customers. Please contact Data Transit or one of its worldwide distribution partners for more information.

About Data Transit
Founded in 1990, Data Transit designs, manufactures and sells the Bus DoctorTM line of protocol analyzers and the new PacketMakerTM traffic generators. Data Transit has grown from a niche storage analysis product provider to be a major player in the test and measurement industry. The company's mission is to offer the best analysis tools for complex development environments such as network servers and storage area networks, SANs. Its Bus Doctor modular approach allows users to attach different bus pods to a single analyzer as needed. This unique methodology provides customers with a superior value proposition while giving them the advantage of using a single tool for multiple applications. The Bus Doctor is also differentiated from its competitors by its powerful triggering, large trace buffers and multiple-bus analysis capabilities with a single reference clock and cross triggering. Data Transit supports fifteen busses including Serial ATA, PCI Express, Serial Attached SCSI, Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet, iSCSI, PCI, ATA/ATAPI, SCSI, USB and others.

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