LeCroy Announces SSD Decode Support in the PCI Express® Protocol Analyzer



Embedded World, Nuremburg, March 2, 2010—LeCroy Corporation, a leading supplier of oscilloscopes and serial data test solutions, announced today a new feature added to its PCI Express (PCIe) protocol analyzer line of products that will support SSD application testing and debugging. LeCroy will support the new industry NVMHCI specification that is enabling the development of SSD devices for the storage industry with its Summit™ T2/T3 and PETracer™ ML protocol analyzers.

"Decode capabilities supporting the NVMHCI interface specification are important to expanding PCI Express to SSD devices,” said Amber Huffman, Intel Storage Architect. “PCI Express tools with the added SSD decode analysis may help many companies to accelerate their SSD product development as could future extensions that support the Enterprise NVMHCI specification."

The storage industry is developing this technology for several reasons, including faster data access, increased longevity and reliability, less noise, non-volatile storage, and less maintenance of failing hard drives.

 “Specialized protocol analysis and debug solutions are a key technology for deploying the next generation of PCI Express-based solid-state storage,” said Kevin Silver, Vice President of Business Development for Denali Software. “The LeCroy analyzer has been valuable for Denali’s PCIe Gen 3 solutions and NVMHCI hardware/firmware development efforts, and speeds integration and testing for our customers deploying PCIe-based SSD and cache products.”

LeCroy’s SSD Decode analysis package addresses potential problem hot spots with focused analysis views, statistics, and reports.

“Unlike the current generation of NAND Flash storage devices, which are limited by hard drive interface and protocol technology,  the use of NVMHCI and PCIe® has removed the bottleneck in I/O performance for this next generation of solid-state storage,” said John Wiedemeier, Product Marketing Manager for the Interconnect Communications Group, LeCroy Corporation.   “The sophistication of development has increased for PCIe SSDs, and the need for better protocol bus debug tools is an important requirement to insure quality and performance.”

LeCroy protocol analyzers have been at the forefront of PCI Express development.  All LeCroy protocol analyzers feature a hierarchical display, real-time statistics, protocol traffic summaries, detailed error reports, powerful scripting, and the ability to create user-defined test reports which allow developers to troubleshoot intricate problems and finish their projects on time.

About LeCroy

LeCroy Corporation is a worldwide leader in serial data test solutions, creating advanced instruments that drive product innovation by quickly measuring, analyzing, and verifying complex electronic signals. The Company offers high-performance oscilloscopes, serial data analyzers, and global communications protocol test solutions used by design engineers in the computer and semiconductor, data storage device, automotive and industrial, and military and aerospace markets. LeCroy’s 45-year heritage of technical innovation is the foundation for its recognized leadership in “WaveShape Analysis”—capturing, viewing, and measuring the high-speed signals that drive today’s information and communications technologies. LeCroy is headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York. Company information is available at www.lecroy.com.

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Contact Information

Teledyne LeCroy

700 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Chestnut Ridge, NY, 10977
USA

toll-free: 800-553-2769
www.teledynelecroy.com

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