I am trying to use the SERDES wizard of HyperLynx V2.4 to analyze a SATA bus. It does not seem to have SATA listed in the "Protocol" list. Is there a way i can add it to the list? Is there a good SERDES Wizard tutorial?
I'm not very familiar with the SATA specification, but a quick scan of it doesn't show me any frequency-domain metrics of the channel. The SerDes compliance analysis works in the frequency domain. It simulates S parameters over the band defined by the applicable specification and then calculates the metrics defined in the specification. Without these frequency-domain metrics, the SerDes compliance analysis in HyperLynx SI doesn't have anything to measure.
If there are actually frequency-domain metrics in the SATA specification then please create an idea (menu above, Create > Idea) to request that the SATA protocol be added to the list.
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