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Every generation change of digital standards introduces new risks. We see it firsthand when creating our products and working with engineers like you. Agilent's solution set for each generation of SATA covers the challenges for each standard: eSATA, mSATA, and USM. Regardless of the SATA design challenges you are facing, Agilent offers a complete solution. Work with Agilent and achieve your best design.

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J-BERT N4903B High-Performance Serial BERT - Data Sheet 
Updated J-BERT N4903B data sheet revision 1.3. Especially PCIe3 related enhancements covered by our PR in Jan 2013. Also covers all enhancements since SW releases 6.80 to 7.40

Data Sheet 2014-06-12

Crossing the Digital-Analog Divide - White Paper 
This white paper helps to better understand how to cope with the physical nature of signals that we might prefer to think of as bits, nibbles and bytes, let's start with an ideal digital waveform.

Application Note 2012-05-02

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Test Solution Overview for SATA Cable Assembly & Phy Tx/Rx Impedance Compliance Tests 
This describes how to use the Agilent E5071C ENA Network Analyzer Option TDR to make the measurements required per the Serial ATA specification rev 3.1 for cable assemblies.

Technical Overview 2012-04-23

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6 Hints for Better SATA and SAS Measurements 
These 6 Hints for better SATA and SAS measurements cover Tx, Rx, Impedance and Return Loss, and Host/Device Digital testing challenges.

Application Note 2012-02-02

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SATA II Drive TX/RX Testing & Cable SI Testing Using the 86100C DCA-J (PN 86100-8) 
Due to the inherent limitations of parallel technology, SATA is expected to replace parallel ATA everywhere, and expand the use of ATA-based technology in the entry server and network storage market segments.

Application Note 2012-01-31

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N5411B SATA Compliance Test Software 
The N5411B SATA 6Gb/s compliance test software for Infiniium oscilloscopes provides you with a fast and easy way to validate and debug your SATA design

Data Sheet 2011-12-13

MOI for SATA PHY, TSG and OOB Tests 
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Application Note 2011-01-20

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Agilent Method of Implementation (MOI) for SATA SI Compliance Test 
Agilent Method of Implementation (MOI) for SATA SI Compliance Test Using Agilent E5071C ENA Network Analyzer Option TDR

Application Note 2011-01-12

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Agilent Method of Implementation (MOI) for SATA RXTX Impedance Compliance Test 
Agilent Method of Implementation (MOI) for SATA RXTX Impedance Compliance Test Using Agilent E5071C ENA Network Analyzer Option TDR

Application Note 2011-01-12

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Serial ATA Design and Test, A better way - Brochure 
Agilent's SATA test solutions portfolio and applications, discussing measurement challenges and showing how the test solutions and services address these.

Brochure 2009-12-08

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Agilent Technologies Releases Official SATA Revision 3.0 Test Procedures 

Press Materials 2009-10-21

 
Agilent MOI for SATA TXRX Tests Using Agilent 86100C TDR 

Application Note 2009-09-10

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Jitter Solutions for Telecom, Enterprise, and Digital Designs - Brochure 
Complete solutions for characterization and test of jitter in high-speed digital transmission systems, high-speed I/O connections, and buses.

Brochure 2008-06-25

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Precision Waveform Analysis for High-Speed Digital Communications Technical Overview 
his document will discuss the Agilent 86108A precision waveform analyzer plug-in module with the Agilent 86100C DCA-J sampling oscilloscope mainframe for accurate analysis of high-speed digital communications signals.

Application Note 2008-04-17

Serial ATA Interoperability Program Cable Test MOI for Agilent 86100C  

Application Note 2006-06-20

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