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LeCroy Announces New 12Gb/s SAS Protocol Analyzer

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Protocol Analysis for 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)

STA Technology Showcase, Santa Clara, CA, May 9, 2012 – LeCroy Corporation, the worldwide leader in protocol test solutions, today announced the addition of the Sierra M124 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Protocol Analyzer platform to its leading Sierra protocol analyzer line of products; supporting protocol testing and debugging of all 12Gb/s SAS and legacy SAS storage interfaces. Previously, LeCroy has provided the Storage industry with the broadest range of test capabilities in the SCSI protocol test market. Now, along with today’s announcement of the Summit PCIe protocol analyzer line’s support of SCSI Express, LeCroy is also extending this commitment to the next generation of SAS.

As the datacenter continues to explode with increasing storage complexities, the Sierra M124 12Gb/s SAS Protocol Analyzer and 12Gb/s SAS specification, enables SCSI device manufacturers to meet these demands and provide a more seamless path forward from legacy implementations. See how LeCroy’s protocol test tools and cutting-edge SAS technology solutions are “Taming the Data Beast” at this year’s SCSI Trade Association (STA) ( Technology Showcase.

“The LeCroy Protocol analyzer is further evidence of the maturing infrastructure for 12Gb/s SAS, and facilitates the industry transition to this next generation,” said Harry Mason, president of the SCSI Trade Association and director of Industry Marketing for LSI Corporation. “STA greatly appreciates LeCroy’s effort and support as a sponsor for the 2012 Technology Showcase as well as its continued collaboration on the development of open industry standards.”

“SAS is an industry standard approach to storage supporting high performance requirements, scalable storage bandwidth, and backward compatibility,” said Joe Mendolia, vice president of Marketing for the Protocol Solutions Group, LeCroy Corporation. “LeCroy’s continued support of these new technologies is enabled by leveraging our experience in leading analysis techniques currently shipping in the Sierra products, and our high-speed probing capabilities developed in other technologies like PCI Express Gen 3. The Sierra family of products and LeCroy’s linear pass-through probing technology provide an important industry component to ensure quality and performance for SAS based development moving forward.”

LeCroy’s protocol analyzers have been at the forefront of SAS 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.

The Sierra M124 is scheduled for first customer shipment in June, 2012. For additional information, contact LeCroy at 1 -800-5LeCroy (1-800-553-2769) or visit LeCroy’s web site at

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, signal integrity test solutions and global communications protocol analyzers used by design engineers in the computer, semiconductor and consumer electronics, data storage, automotive and industrial, telecommunications, and military and aerospace markets. LeCroy’s 48-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

About STA
The SCSI Trade Association (STA) was established in 1996 to provide a focal point for members to communicate the benefits of SCSI to the industry. STA promotes the understanding and use of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology and influences the evolution of SCSI standards to meet future industry needs. The Association has a nine-member Board of Directors, which oversees the Marketing Communications and Technology Committees and all STA activities. To subscribe to Serial Storage Wire, STA’s free Serial Attached SCSI newsletter, please visit: For more information, please visit the STA web site at, follow us on Twitter: @SAS_Storage, or send an email to or call the STA office at (415) 561-6273.

© 2012 by LeCroy Corporation. All rights reserved. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Media Contact: Peter Fletcher, TechniPlus — (40) 373-5601
LeCroy Contact: John Wiedemeier, Product Marketing Manager — (408) 486-7211
Customer Contact: LeCroy Customer Care Center — (800) 553-2769

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