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Teledyne LeCroy Extends Lead in 24G SAS with Industry-First Dynamic Channel Multiplexing (DCM) Analysis Capability


New DCM Testing Capability Enables the Verification Process for
Sierra T244 Protocol Analyzer Users Implementing DCM

(Flash Memory Summit 2018) – Teledyne LeCroy, Inc., the worldwide
leader in protocol test solutions and a business unit of Teledyne
Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY), has advanced its leadership in the
24G SAS market with the addition of an industry-first analysis
capability for Dynamic Channel Multiplexing (DCM) from Microsemi
Corporation. This new cost-effective testing feature simplifies the DCM
verification process for users of Teledyne LeCroy's Sierra T244 protocol
analyzer. Following several major milestones by Teledyne LeCroy in the
24G SAS arena, including the introduction of the first 24G SAS analyzer,
jammer and exerciser system, Teledyne LeCroy has now assembled the most
complete line of protocol layer test tools for storage vendors targeting
24G SAS development.

"Today's announcement demonstrates Teledyne LeCroy's commitment to
providing our customers with a full-suite of cost-effective solutions in
support of their 24G SAS development," said Kevin Prusso, vice president
of sales and marketing for Teledyne LeCroy's Protocol Solutions Group.

In collaboration with Microsemi, a wholly owned subsidiary of Microchip
Technology Inc., Teledyne LeCroy developed the new DCM testing
capabilities to support the efficient deployment of Microsemi DCM
technology, which increases storage performance and improves 24G link
utilization. Microsemi DCM technology is built upon 24G SAS and enables
storage subsystems to harness the full performance capabilities of PCIe
Gen 4 enabled systems by enabling extremely efficient aggregation of
transactions to lower speed drives (6G and 12G). Fully interoperable
with existing SAS and SATA infrastructure, DCM can extend the lifecycle
of legacy rackmount storage by aggregating throughput within the SAS

"Storage and server OEMs using Microsemi DCM technology to aggregate
throughput within the SAS fabric will require an effective platform to
test all the new features DCM provides," said Joe Mendolia, vice
president of marketing at Teledyne LeCroy's Protocol Solutions Group.
"This verification effort will be greatly simplified for users of
Teledyne LeCroy's Sierra T244 protocol analyzer who can now take
advantage of the new DCM test capabilities to automatically detect,
capture, and analyze both DCM and standard SAS-4 protocol traffic."

"Microsemi has collaborated with Teledyne LeCroy to develop test tools
for DCM, ensuring our partners can efficiently deploy this innovative
technology," said Pete Hazen, vice president of Microsemi's Data Center
Solutions business unit. "24G SAS with DCM removes bottlenecks in
storage infrastructure even when utilizing SATA and SAS-3 drives,
enabling greater performance and ultimately better storage utilization
in the data center."


The Sierra T244 platform began shipping in January 2017 and the DCM
option is available now for immediate shipment. Engineers and
technicians who would like to learn more can contact their regional
Sales Engineer at 1-800-909-7211 or 408-653-1262, or
For more information, visit the Teledyne LeCroy protocol analyzer web
page (
and select Serial Attached SCSI.

About Teledyne LeCroy

Teledyne LeCroy is a leading manufacturer of advanced oscilloscopes,
protocol analyzers, and other test instruments that verify performance,
validate compliance, and debug complex electronic systems quickly and
thoroughly. Since its founding in 1964, the Company has focused on
incorporating powerful tools into innovative products that enhance
"Time-to-Insight". Faster time to insight enables users to rapidly find
and fix defects in complex electronic systems, dramatically improving
time-to-market for a wide variety of applications and end markets.
Teledyne LeCroy is based in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. For more information,
visit Teledyne LeCroy's website at

About Teledyne Technologies Incorporated

Teledyne Technologies is a leading provider of sophisticated
instrumentation, digital imaging products and software, aerospace and
defense electronics, and engineered systems. Teledyne Technologies'
operations are primarily located in the United States, the United
Kingdom, Canada, and Western and Northern Europe. For more information,
visit Teledyne Technologies' website at

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