Teledyne LeCroy analyzer supports active optical cables

Teledyne LeCroy, a provider of data test solutions, has updated its SAS and SATA protocol analyzer platform to support Active Optical Cables (AOC) and SAS Connectivity Management.

The main benefit of the recent update is that the analyzer platform supports the external RAID and Server OEMs that require longer reach for SAS-based storage applications.

SAS optical cabling enables box-to-box connectivity of up to 100 meters allowing more scale and capacity for large scale deployments. The updated Sierra M124A SAS and SATA protocol verification platform supports the use of optical cables in all configurations including analyzer, jammer, and traffic generator modes.

“The new M124A fills an important role within the 12Gb/s SAS ecosystem by allowing developers to test external storage connections that utilize active copper and active optical cables,” said Michael Romm, general manager at Teledyne LeCroy’s Protocol Solutions Group.

Teledyne LeCroy said in a statement that the Sierra M124A analyzer can also read the embedded EEPROM data within these cables and display key fields including length, width, part number, and transmitter technology.