These are some of the specialized test tools the UNH-IOL uses to test NVMe devices for conformance and interoperability. IOL INTERACT™ is the software we've developed to run test scripts and it is available outside the lab to our members.
Teledyne-LeCroy Summit PCIe Analyzer
The Summit Protocol Analyzer product line captures, decodes and displays PCIe 3.0 protocol traffic at data rates for x1, x2, x4, x8, x16 lane widths. Teledyne LeCroy’s PETracer™ Software Suite supports an extensive library of protocol decodes for virtually all PCIe applications. These decodes enable all Teledyne LeCroy analyzers to display data traffic with meaningful and easy-to-understand displays at multiple levels in the protocol stack, and all protocol decode libraries are included as standard features of every Teledyne LeCroy PCIe Express protocol analyzer. Key features for PCIe Solid-state Device (SSD) developers include libraries of decodes specifically designed for SSD protocols, such as NVM Express, SCSI Express and SATA Express.
Teledyne-LeCroy Summit PCIe Exerciser
The Summit Z3-16 is a critical test and verification tool intended to assist engineers in developing and improving the reliability of their systems. The Summit Z3-16 can emulate PCI Express root complexes or device endpoints, allowing new designs to be tested against corner case issues. The Summit Z3-16 can be programmed to run a variety of storage test scripts including the IOL INTERACT™ Teledyne-LeCroy EDITION Software from the UNH-IOL.
OakGate Analyzers and Exercisers
OakGate's Analyzers and Exercisers " provide cutting edge test solutions for NVMe flash storage. OakGate offers a broad range of test appliances that serve the needs of individual developers, large lab environments as well as manufacturing applications. All OakGate appliances are driven by its highly respected SVF (Storage Validation Framework) Engine that supports all popular storage protocols, including NVMe. In addition to a comprehensive set of features to test the robustness and versatility of the customer's storage devices, OakGate software suite also incorporates performance benchmarking capabilities and a command level analyzer. A variety of APIs that support popular scripting languages such a Python and REST are available to customers who wish to write their on test scripts. With its support of advanced NVMe features, OakGate has become the test platform of choice for most major SSD and flash storage suppliers.".
Quarch Hot-Swap Solution
The Quarch Hot-Swap Solution enables automation of PCI Express and NVMe hot plug and fault injection testing for U.2/SFF-8639 form factor drives. Additional modules in the solution allow similar testing for x8 and x16 PCIe Slot based devices.
Quarch's Power Modules allow full range voltage margining, interruption and power consumption testing for all NVMe storage devices.