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Data Transit Announces the SAS Validation Tool

Developers can now look to a SAS Validation suite to help with Protocol Compliance.

SAS Plugfest, University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory, Durham, NH. (June 21, 2004) -- Data Transit Corporation, the leader in SAS and SATA Analysis and Traffic Generators, introduces a SAS Verification Suite aimed at helping engineers with SAS based product development. This Test suite, called the SAS Validation Tool(SVT), provides validation tests that cover the PHY, link, transport and application levels of the SAS protocol. This software works in concert with the SAS PacketMaker, a 4 port traffic generator card that supports the SSP, SMP and STP protocols.

Developing with a new protocol can be very challenging. The SAS protocol, targeted for the storage industry, has been touted as one of the more advanced protocols to come out in recent years. Featuring more primitives, frames and timeout conditions the SAS protocol is much more complex than previous protocols such as Fibre Channel and SATA. The availability of a test tool that can thoroughly step through "what if situations" can definitely speed the process of product validation and protocol verification.

"Anybody who needs to verify their SAS implementation will quickly understand why the SVT is indispensable," said Dale Smith, Founder, President and CTO of Data Transit, "The SVT saves our customers months in the time-to-market quest, and reduces the time required to perform regression tests whenever firmware is modified."

The SVT software validates hardware through an extensive battery of tests which are derived from the SAS specification. Some of the tests are combined together specifically within a layer of the protocol to intrinsically test that particular layer. Others are meant to test across protocol layer boundaries. All in all the SVT is a powerful tool for verification test. Data Transit will showcase the SVT at the SAS Plug Fest from June 21 through the 25th in Durham, NH.

Orders are being accepted for the SVT with a ship date beginning July 1, 2004. Please contact Data Transit or one of its worldwide distribution partners for pricing information.


About Data Transit
Founded in 1990, Data Transit designs, manufactures and sells the Bus Doctor™ line of protocol analyzers and the new PacketMaker™ 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 buses including Serial ATA, PCI Express, Serial Attached SCSI, Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet, iSCSI, PCI, ATA/ATAPI, SCSI, USB and others.


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