TAP Systems Ltd distributes in the United Kingdom the world leading storage protocol analyzers, exercisers and related test and measurement solutions from Lecroy.

These storage protocol analyzers and exercisers are tools used by hardware and software engineers, technicians, manufacturing engineers, test engineers, or anyone concerned with product development, troubleshooting or need to generate and monitor traffic over high speed serial data interfaces.
These serial data interfaces include: Fibre Channel,  PCI Express, Serial ATA,
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), Infiniband and others.


Potential users of our tools include software developers, computer manufacturers, peripheral manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators, storage product developers, networking companies, and even component manufacturers such as semi-conductor companies.

These leading edge solutions help our customers to perfect their chips, interfaces, subsystems and products which utilize these important communications standards.
With the explosion in the use of serial data communications technologies in semiconductors, between devices on circuit boards and between computers, systems
and peripherals these devices are essential tools for this expanding market.

The protocol analyzer is critical in the development of a wide variety of demanding design applications, verification and standards compliance for hard drive development, tape drive development, storage RAID arrays and SAN/NAS  that use storage serial protocols.

The advanced analysis capabilities of our storage protocol analyzers allow developers and engineers to quickly identify problems in their products or designs and verify solutions for faster time-to-market.

Their use as technical support tools are invaluable providing very secure, accurate and easy to understand trace captures for analysis. These trace captures  will allow the engineer to resolve those difficult intermittent issues or device failures in large storage arrays or
peripheral devices. Powerful post-processing reporting and search tools allow users to find the errors and their causes very quickly.

Along with the analysis we can incorporate an Exerciser for test and verification. This allows validation engineers to quickly and easily emulate both host and device-side of the SAS/SATA serial communications. It's capable of injecting protocol errors, then recording and displaying the exchange using the analysis software.

The product range also includes systems for  complex "Error Injection" and Traffic Modification". These units are designed to sit in the data path on a live system and programmatically alter or corrupt traffic allowing designers or engineers to resolve difficult protocol errors and compliance issues.

Call us today to discuss our wide range of dedicated analysis capabilities for serial storage protocol architectures: Fibre Channel,  PCI Express, Serial ATA, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Infiniband.


Call us today on 01276 211 22 or email info@tapsystems.com

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