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SCS-320 and SCS-160 SCSI Analyzers

SCSI Analyzer Support

The SCSI Analyzer is typically used for monitoring, recording, and playing back the activity occuring on a SCSI Bus. It auto-configures for Single-Ended or LVD modes, and supports transfers from Asynchronous through 320/m on the SCS-320, and through 160/m on the SCS-160. The SCSI Bus is used for a wide range of storage devices, such as Hard Drives, Tape Drives, RAID Systems, Optical Devices, CD-ROM's, and Storage Juke Boxes. It is also used for Printers and Scanners. The SCSI Analyzer supports all of the various commands used on these devices, while being easy-to-use, powerful, portable, versatile, and cost-effective. It is a true stand alone instrument overcoming the configuration drawbacks of PC-based analyzers, yet it is PC connect-able.

PROTOCOLS SUPPORTED:

SCSI-I, SCSI-II, SCSI-III, CAM-3, SPI-4, MMC-2, SPC-2, SGC, SCC

Direct Access, Tape, Optical, Media Changer, Graphics, Printer, Scanner

SCAM, Async, Synchronous, Fast, Wide, Fast-Wide, Ultra, Ultra-2, Ultra-3 (160/m)
and on the SCS-320 pod, Ultra-4 (320/m)

CAPTURE MODES:

The analyzer uses a "Transitional Time-Stamping" Capture method in both State and Timing modes. This capture technique provides the ability to run for days without filling the buffer when little activity is occuring. The analyzer can show the time elapsed between events which are up to 999 seconds apart.

Timing Mode (Raw) captures every signal transition. This can be viewed in waveform windows.

State Mode (Normal) uses the buffer more efficiently by only capturing events on the specific strobe edges.

Whichever mode is used, the State Listing and Timing Waveform displays can still be used to view the data!

 

TRIGGERING MODES:

The analyzer provides a number of Loadable USB Triggering files, which configure the analyzer to trigger on events that otherwise might be difficult to trigger on, due to the complexity of the trigger event sequence.

These triggers include:

  • Trigger on Check Condition Status
  • Trigger on Command
  • Trigger on Wide Negotiation
  • Trigger on Synchronous Negotiation
  • Trigger on Parallel Protocol Request
  • Trigger on Queue Tag
  • Trigger on a Queue Full Message

The analyzer also provides a Powerful 8x7 Trigger Sequencer Array which is user-programmable to trigger on a sequence of events. The triggering includes Counter and Timer levels, and is unique in the industry due to its ability to branch to different sequences depending on which events occur first on the bus.

FILTERING MODES:

The analyzer provides a variety of Easy SCSI Filtering selections, which automatically configure the capture to only store what the user is interested in.

These Filters include:

  • Store a user-selected portion of the data in each block, then Filter the Data.
  • Store activity for specific SCSI ID's.

The Filter Sequencer is user programmable, and can Start or Stop capturing on any user-defined events.The sequencer includes three Variable Sequence Counters which allow the user to capture a specified number of certain events and then begin filtering.

In addition to Sequence Filtering, Event Filtering is also available. Any of the states captured in State Mode can be defined more specifically to allow only a subset of the normally captured states. For example, the "Info Xfer Phase" states can be redefined to capture only Command and Status transfers.

TEKTRONIX TLA EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

The SCSI 320 pod requires a Tektronix TLA-600 or TLA-700 series analyzer with ( 1 ) 68 channel, 200Mhz module, while the SCSI 160 pod requires a TLA-600 or TLA-700 with (1) 68 channel, 100Mhz module.

 

Real Time Monitor, Compatibility Tester, Protocol Analyzer.

Performance and Trace Displays:

Command Listing

State Listing

Timing Waveform

 

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