Let MindShare Bring SAS to Life for You
MindShare’s SAS Architecture course provides a comprehensive understanding of the Serial Attached SCSI interface. The course covers all aspects of the standard, primarily from a hardware perspective, and compares the usage model of SAS with other enterprise interface designs. Practical examples of the discovery process, transactions on the link, and error conditions help provide a great introduction for those new to this material. MindShare’s established background in legacy platform design, coupled with a comprehensive understanding of the latest bus technologies, provides rich insight into the SAS design and results in a superior training experience. This course will provide the kind of in-depth information, example implementations, and practical guidance that will give your team a running start on working with SAS.
MindShare Courses On SAS:
All of MindShare's classroom and virtual classroom courses can be customized to fit the needs of your group.
Comprehensive SAS Course Info
You Will Learn:
- The basics of the serial interface
- System topology considerations
- How connections are built and handled
- How the SAS infrastructure handles different protocols
- The responsibilities of each design layer
- How problems are reported and handled
Course Length: 3 Days
Who Should Attend?
Our target audience for this class is design or validation engineers working on an RTL-level, chip-level, system-level or system board-level design. Although the material is hardware oriented, software engineers can also benefit from seeing the big picture.
- Fibre Channel (FC)
- Serial ATA (SATA)
- Introduction to SAS
- Usage Model: Comparing SAS, SATA, and FC
- Introduction to Architectural Layers
- Expander Devices
- Application Layer Responsibilities
- Transport Layer Responsibilities
- SSP and Error Handling
- Port Layer Responsibilities
- Call Center Routing Model
- Link Layer Responsibilities
- Serial Support
- ACK/NAK Protocol
- Flow Control
- Phy Layer Responsibilities
- Encoding, OOB, Initialization, Resets
- Physical Layer Responsibilities
- Differential signaling
- Inter-Symbol Interference and Compensation
- Enclosure Services Management
A basic understanding of SCSI is recommended but not required.
MindShare’s SAS Storage Architecture textbook
Author: Mike Jackson
Publisher: MindShare Press
Available through the MindShare Store and major bookstore outlets.