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 In-Depth Exploration of SCSI - Training Course Description  
  In this seminar, students gain a thorough understanding of the operation of the SCSI interface by participating in instructor-lead discussions and demonstrations. Geared to all levels of user experience, the seminar begins with the most basic concepts of SCSI operation and theory, and ends with the most advanced aspects of the interface.

Each topic is accompanied by demonstrations using actual SCSI devices and SCSI protocol analyzers. Seeing the devices in actual operation helps to reinforce the the learning experience. You will learn how to interpret SCSI Analyzer diagrams (timing & state) and gain an appreciation of the immense breadth of the SCSI standards.

You will learn see practical examples of SCSI operations as you help build and issue commands to a SCSI device.  More advanced topics from SCSI-3 are covered including (but not limited to): Information Units (Packetized Protocol),  DT Data Phases, and extended negotiations.

Every student who attends the seminar will receive a specially designed Reference Manual that will prove invaluable for years to come.

Course  Outline

History & Current Status of SCSI
The "What, Why, & How" of SCSI
SCSI Architecture & Configurations
Objectives & Difference between SCSI-1,
 SCSI-2, and SCSI-3
Physical Characteristics
Host Adapters & Peripheral Controllers
Bus Signals, Values, and Sources
Cable Alternatives, Terminator Power,
 and Connector Types
Fast/Wide/Ultra/LVD SCSI
Logical Characteristics
Phases and Phase Sequences
Connect, Disconnect, & Reconnect
Arbitration, Selection, & Reselection
Timing Diagrams & Timeout Procedures
Information Transfer Phases
REQ/ACK Handshake of Information
 (Asynchronous & Synchronous)
Message System and Status
Message Codes, Formats, & Descriptions
Status Format, Codes, & Descriptions

Command Formats for All Devices
Command Examples: Direct Access Devices,
 Sequential Access Devices.
Examples of How to Issue & Interpret
SCSI Conditions
 Attention Condition
 Reset Condition
 Unit Attention Condition
 Contingent Allegiance Condition
BUS/Device Status & Other SCSI Topics
SCSI Pointers
Error Recovery Procedures
Multi-threaded Operations
Command Control Block
Linked Commands
Command Queuing
SCSI Testing Objectives
How to Use SCSI Standards
Advanced SCSI-3
Fast-80 (Ultra3/Ultra160, Fast-160),
Fast-160 (Ultra320) Some Topics

Who Should Attend: This course is designed for hardware, firmware, software, test and any other engineer requiring an in-depth understanding of SCSI. It is also valuable for those that are responsible for qualifying and supporting any SCSI peripheral or computer that has a SCSI interface.
Prerequisites: A basic understanding of computer technology.
Course Length:

3 days