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The Avery SAS VIPs support verification of host and device and expansion targets. A variety of standards-based conformance testsuites are also supported to ensure complete verification closure of your design to specification compliance.


  • SAS BFMs
  • Compliance testsuite
  • User Guide


  • Initiator and Target Device models
  • Commands sets: SPC-5, SBC-4 including DIF
  • Protocols: SAS-4, SPL-4, SAM-6, SAT-4
  • Interfaces for DWORD and packet modes
  • DWORD modes: serial, 8b/10b, 16b/20b, 32b/40b
  • Packet nodes: serial (including FEC), 128b/130b
  • Narrow and wide port
  • Low power
  • Initiator generates SCSI and TMF commands
  • Target acts as full SCSI drive
  • SSP, SMP and STP Transport layer protocols
  • All set of primitives
  • OOB, speed negotiation sequences
  • All frames from SSP, SMP and STP
  • Protocol checking and coverage
  • Callbacks at transport, port, link, and phy layers
  • Error injection
  • PHY models supports all link speeds and narrow/wide port configurations (1.5/3/6/12/22.5G) and OOB processing
  • Expander model with SMP support to support complex topologies
  • Basic compliance testsuites, including SCSI command testsuite
  • Native SystemVerilog UVM
Protocol Family Standard Organization Sub Protocol Models
SAS T10 SAS4r08a
T10 SPL5r04
T10 SBC4r12
T10 SPC5r12
T10 SAT3r04
T10 SAM6r02

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