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Serial Attached SCSI (SAS & SAS 2) Information Resource Center

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is a data-transfer technology for moving data to and from storage devices. SAS depends on a point-to-point serial protocol that replaces parallel SCSI bus technology that is commonly used in data centers, workstations and servers. The technology is based on a serial transmission scheme and uses an embedded clock with the 8b/10b data encoding scheme.

The SAS technology is currently at its second generation. It is referred to as SAS-2 and covers speeds of up to 6Gb/s, allowing for faster data transfer than the previous generation. Its predecessor, SAS-1 only covers speeds of up to 3Gb/s. One of the uniqueness of SAS is it offers backwards-compatibility with Serial ATA (SATA) storage devices. SATA devices may be connected to SAS backplanes, but SAS drives may not be connected to SATA backplanes.

The T10 technical committee of the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) develops and maintains the SAS protocol and physical layers, while the SCSI Trade Association (SCSITA) promotes the technology. Keysight is an active member and contributor of the T10 and SCSITA, with consistent participation in workshops and specifications development. These resources you find here will provide you with an overview of SAS design, understand the latest measurement techniques, and illustrate design and debug approaches. Keysight - achieve your best design.

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Advanced Keysight VEE Pro 
This course will present detailed instruction, explanation and training for advanced programming of VEE Pro.

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Aspects to Consider When Selecting Protocol Test Tools for Your Next Generation Storage Designs 
With the increase in network size and device complexity in today's storage network, it is important to select tools that can help you isolate issues quickly.

Seminar Materials 2007-07-30

 
Cable and Connector Care 
Accelerated Education Curriculum: Training for fundamentals of connector care

Classroom Training

 
Deploying a SAN Extension Network: Technology & Test Considerations 
Geographically distributed storage networks are the ubiquitous strategy to address distributed organizations' needs for data retention, protection, and disaster recovery.

Seminar Materials 2007-07-31

 
DesignCon 2014 
Jan 28-31, 2014; Santa Clara Convention Center Download papers presented, order the AEF DVD

Tradeshow

 
Electronic Measurement Events in Europe, Middle East & Africa 
Electronic Measurement events in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa - seminars, trade shows, user group meetings, webcasts, tutorials and conferences.

Seminar

 
European Microwave Week 2012 
European Microwave Week 2012

Tradeshow

 
Febbraio - Marzo - eventi Keysight 
A series of Seminar to help you in your day by day Job

Seminar

 
How to Find Boundary Condition Problems in Your PCI Bus Interface 
This paper explains the how to find boundary condition problems in PCI bus interfaces. A presentation held at DesignCon98.

Seminar Materials 2002-05-13

 
Keysight's Events for United Kingdom and Ireland 
Welcome to Keysight's Upcoming Events Page for United Kingdom and Ireland

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Keysight's live webcasts 
Stay up to date by bookmarking this page to see the latest information on Keysight's webcasts.

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Overcoming MIPI M-PHY Protocol Layer Test Challenges Webcast 
Live broadcast August 26, 2014; 10am PT / 1pm ET

Webcast

 
Physical Layer design challenges for PCI Express® 3.0 and 2.0 designs 
You will learn advanced techniques for PCI Express phy-layer validation covering the latest PCIe 3.0 specification requirements as well as practical extensions to PCIe 2.0 and 1.1 designs. This seminar analyzes transmitter and receiver performance.

Webcast - recorded

 
Test and Validation of PCIe/NVMe Protocol Designs Webcast 
Original broadcast July 10, 2014

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