Serial ATA is the primary storage I/O interface used in all computing systems today, and is quickly gaining share in enterprise data storage and embedded data file applications for consumer electronics. As with any high-speed serial interconnect, interoperability of components relies on the integrity of the physical layer performance characteristics such as jitter, amplitude, common mode voltage and state machine timing execution. Agilent provides complete coverage of the physical layer validation requirements for SATA with test solutions for transmitter, receiver and channel compliance test and characterization. Agilent technical experts and SATA-IO contributing members will discuss key testing requirements and test techniques required for SATA interoperability at 1.5Gb/s, 3.0Gb/s and 6.0Gb/s data rates.

Duration: One hour

Who should view this webcast:
SATA Design Engineers, Signal Integrity Engineers, Quality Engineers, Validation Engineers, Test Engineers, Architect, Project Manager, Program Manager, Application Manager, Application Engineers

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Bryan Kantack, SATA Program Manager, Digital Test Division, Agilent Technologies

Bryan is a contributing member of the Serial ATA and SAS Physical Layer Working Groups, as well as the Serial ATA LOGO group responsible for ensuring interoperability of SATA host, device and port multiplier designs. Currently, Kantack focuses on new product development for desktop, enterprise and network storage physical layer testing, and has published articles on validation of spread-spectrum clocking implementations and seminars on the topic of jitter measurements. He has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Kansas State University and a master's degree in finance from the University of Colorado.