Serial ATA 3.3 Seminar (2 Days)


Curley(126x152)
$1,295
– Serial ATA 3.3 is currently the dominant disk drive interface. With shipment volumes in the hundreds of millions, this impacts the design of disk drives, ICs, production lines, test equipment, and the design of the computers themselves. This course provides the tools engineers and technicians need. Much more than an overview, this class provides a thorough understanding of Serial ATA 3.3: its protocol, its core functionality, how it emulates parallel ATA, the various options, and error recovery strategies.

INTRODUCTION
Parallel ATA
Serial ATA 3.3 Objectives
Physical Packaging

ATA OVERVIEW
ATA Architecture
Task File Register Review
Command Execution
PIO Transfers
DMA Transfers
Getting Status

SERIAL ATA 3.3 OVERVIEW
Serial ATA 3.3 Concept
Shadow Registers
Frames and FIS
PIO Command Execution
DMA Command Execution
Flow Control
Serial Engine Overview

TRANSPORT LAYER
Transport Layer Functions
Frame Information Structures
Interface to Host HW/SW/FW
Interface to Drive HW/FW

LINK LAYER
Link Layer Functions
8b/10b Encoding
Primitives & Primitive Signaling
Scrambling

PHYSICAL (PHY) LAYER
Phy Layer Functions
Clocking
Out-Of-Band Signaling
Internal Transmit Path
Internal Receive Path
Elasticity Buffer
Cable Signaling Interface

POWER MANAGEMENT
Requirement for Power Management
Interface Power States
Power Management Primitives
COMWAKE Signal Sequence

STATE MODEL DESCRIPTIONS
State Description Method
Host and Device Transport States
State Description of Command Execution
Link Layers States

NATIVE COMMAND QUEUING
Reason for NCQ
NCQ Overview
Details of NCQ

AHCI
Reasons for AHCI
Register Interface
Sample Operations

ADDITIONAL TOPICS
Error Handling Philosophy
Port Multiplier/Port Selector
Array Support
Hot Plugging
Presence Detect
Staggered Spin-Up