Serial ATA Displays:

The Serial ATA Pod turns the Bus Doctor into aSerial ATA Analyser full-featured
protocol analyzer, with the depth, ease-of-use, protocol
decoding, and statistics that are needed by software and
systems testers. Even so, it still maintains the features
needed by hardware engineers such as multi-level triggering,
filtering, state configuration, and timing analysis of Serial
ATA packets. At the Command level, the Serial ATA analyser
provides a big-picture view for testers who are trouble-
shooting system level or application level issues. The State
display provides decoding of each Double-word transfer for
those needing to monitor Serial ATA software, device
drivers, or firmware. For hardware engineers, the Timing
Waveform display shows Serial ATA Link signal activity.

Serial ATA analyzer/tester/monitor displays

Serial ATA Running Screen


Serial ATA Capturing:

The Serial ATA analyzer provides 6 predefined capture
configurations. Each of these options can be enabled or disabled as

  • Timing Mode (Store all transitions)
  • State Mode
    • Capture All Events
    • Filter Syncs
    • Capture Only Valid Packets
    • Capture Transmit Data Only
    • Capture Receive Data Only
Custom State Modes can also be created.

Serial ATA monitor state configuration

Serial ATA Triggering:

The Serial ATA Analyzer provides high-level trigger configurations
for most of the common trigger scenarios. The high-level
triggers each provide drop-down boxes so the user can select
specific Tcodes, Commands, Addresses, etc. from a list
without memorizing codes or positions. The user can also
create and save custom triggers.

Serial ATA analyzer triggering


Serial ATA Analyzer Trace Filtering:

The Serial ATA Analyzer provides commonly used high-level filter
configurations. Some of the high-level filters provide
drop-down boxes for configuration options. The user can also
create and save custom filters.

Serial ATA Analyser Filtering

Serial ATA Statistics:

The Real-Time Monitor can be easily configured by the user
for almost any type of Statistical or Bit Error Rate
measurement desired.

Serial ATA Monitor supports Statistics & Bit Error Rate (BERT)


    • Serial ATA
    • ATA/ATAPI 6
    • 1x = 1.5Gb/sec

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The analyzer allows for examining captured data at the Command, State, and Signal levels. The different display formats can be individually displayed or simultaneously displayed. When displayed simultaneously, each display can be automatically synchronized with the others, or used independently. A histogram provides a graphical summary of trace activity for the entire trace and makes it easy to point and click to any position within the trace.

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Custom Capture States

Triggering is used to stop the trace when a specific event or sequence of events occurs. The analyzer also provides for stopping when the buffer is full, or looping endlessly until the user manually stops the trace. High-Level triggering options are provided for each bus. The user can also create custom triggers using the powerful Trigger Sequencer. More Information

Custom Triggering

Pre-configured filters for each bus allow the user to conserve buffer space and reduce the stored data to those items that are of interest. Custom filters can also be created. More Information

Custom Filters

Dedicated hardware is provided for counting events. Software processes this data providing simple totals, or ratios of events per time or per other events, such as Transfers per Second, Transfers per Command, Errors per Second, or Data Transfers per Error.  These ratios are shown as Current Values, Average Values, and Peak Values, providing a summary of the changes over time.

The analyzer decodes many of the high-level protocols that are transmitted on each bus. The Command listing is typically used for displaying high-level protocols which may be transferred across a bus, while the State Listing typically displays native, low-level protocols.



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