Compliance Apps

Serial ATA Compliance Test

Revision 1.0, December, 2009


Using the Serial ATA Compliance Test M1 Waveform Tools provides you with an expert solution to your compliance testing needs. M1 Waveform Tools is compatible with every real-time Keysight/Agilent, Tektronix, LeCroy, Rohde & Schwarz, and Yokogawa scope on the market, including the new Keysight/Agilent 90000 and Tek 70000 series. In addition, M1 supports digitizers manufactured by Keysight/Agilent/Acqiris, GaGe,  National Instruments, Spectrum, and ZTEC.

By going with the M1 solution, if you don't meet your numbers you have the full power of M1 available to figure out what the problem is. If you need help, you can collaborate instantly by packaging up your waveform and sending it to your local signal integrity guru.

Most major signal standards are included, for free, with every installation of M1. Regardless of what standard you are working with, you will be ready to begin testing immediately with M1.


Spec Level:      Serial ATA Revision 2.6, 15 February, 2007

App Update Level/Date:      1.0, December 2009

Best Practices Revision Level:      4

Minimum M1 version required:      v4.00

App Encryption:     none

Measurements Made:     

  • Table 29 – Transmitted Signal Requirements
    • Gen 1i, Gen 1m, Gen 1x, Gen 2i, Gen 2m, Gen 2x
    • User-selectable speeds tested within each Gen
  • Table 31 – Lab-Sourced Signal (for Receiver Tolerance Testing)
    • Gen 1i, Gen 1m, Gen 1x, Gen 2i, Gen 2m, Gen 2x
    • User-selectable speeds tested within each Gen


  • Testing will require 2 x single-ended and 1 x differential probes


  • Not Applicable for this App



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