Austin Labs

Enterprise Solutions Testing

Test and validation center for servers, storage, and network devices

Teledyne LeCroy’s Austin Labs is a premier third-party test and validation center providing customized physical and protocol layer testing services. We help companies complete rigorous and thorough product testing while reducing overall product costs and time-to-market.

Accelerate your testing with Austin Labs. We use our latest protocol analyzers, jammers, exercisers, and protocol compliance testers to test your products. Combine this with our world class test engineers who develop test plans, execute testing, and evaluate results.

What do we test?

Testing ensures expected functionality, increases stability, improves reliability, and provides a higher quality product to you customers.

We use our latest test equipment, including protocol analyzers, jammers, exercisers, and protocol compliance testers to test your products. Combine that equipment with our world class test engineers who can develop the test plan, execute the testing, and evaluate the results.

Accelerate your testing efforts with Austin Labs. We are confident that you will not find comparable technical talent or comparable testing results anywhere in our industry.

Austin Labs - What we test
Servers Data Integrity
Storage Signal Integrity
Network Devices Electrical Analysis
Software Defined Storage Compliance
Virtualization Certification
Fabrics Conformance
Arrays Interoperability
Open Compute Test Planning
Kubernetes Performance

Testing Services in Product Lifecyle

Austin Labs has the right service offering for every stage of the product lifecycle and for every layer, from the physical to the application.

Training
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Training

To create a reliable product, the user must first understand the technology and know how to use the tools needed to develop, test and debug the relevant specification. Austin Labs offers in-depth classes across many different protocols to help you become a protocol expert!

Prototype

Prototype

The first board turn provides the foundation for your design. Teledyne LeCroy’s Austin Labs helps quickly and economically identify layout and interconnect issues through the use of High Definition Oscilloscopes and power rail probes sniff out power integrity problems.

Power On

Power On

At first power our customers are looking for a seasoned partner to provide multi-lane signal integrity testing. Austin Labs provides the expertise to help capture, analyze and debug with a complete lab of test equipment including High-Bandwidth Oscilloscopes.

Bring Up

Bring Up

Critical testing to verify signal integrity and overall capabilities is a necessary across multiple phases of the product lifecycle. Austin Labs offers pre-compliance testing for many different protocols including PCIe Gen5 and USB4. Moving into the protocol we are able to test power-on behaviors for next-gen storage technologies before host controllers are commercially available. Offering complete control of timing and link states, the PCIe, NVMe, SAS, and SATA exerciser systems allow users to verify low-level protocol behaviors and deliver faster time-to-market.

Validation

Validation

The heart of testing is in validating a product’s overall performance and capabilities. Austin Labs can work with customer test plans to provide additional testing resources or create and deliver test plans for feature and specification validation. We work very closely with our customer to define the needs and can provide a full customized solution that includes, but not limited to data integrity, stress, performance analysis, protocol analysis, error injection/recovery, and software solutions.

Debug

Debug

Critical to testing is the ability to provide live debug and analysis of issues as they are discovered. Austin Labs provides complete and detailed issues lists for issue reproduction as well as protocol traces that are captured specific to each configuration. Add a picture – person troubleshooting or debugging with test equipment.

Compliance

Compliance

Austin Labs is directly involved with many of the industry standard committees for network, storage, and IO. We offer testing for compliance across many of the standard specifications. Austin Labs also creates custom conformance programs for many of our partners to help them address gaps in testing coverage. These compliance capabilities include full automation of tests suites to allow for standardized pass/fail testing.

Problem Resolution

Problem Resolution

Many times there is finger pointing on who is responsible for a bug. Austin Labs can help quickly identify violations that cause issues and help determine the root cause of the failing configuration. By using fast and efficient debug tools and test equipment Austin Labs helps our customers save money and time.

Regression Testing

Regression Testing

As part of any required testing, the ability to quickly validate and reproduce bug fixes is important. Austin Labs can perform full or partial execution of previously attempted tests and fully document issue resolution, inadequate fixes, or newly introduced issues with details for reproduction and captures traces of the offending behavior. This allows for quick and confident issue regression. Regression testing is a required step in validation and the product life cycle.

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Training

To create a reliable product, the user must first understand the technology and know how to use the tools needed to develop, test and debug the relevant specification. Austin Labs offers in-depth classes across many different protocols to help you become a protocol expert!

Prototype

The first board turn provides the foundation for your design. Teledyne LeCroy’s Austin Labs helps quickly and economically identify layout and interconnect issues through the use of High Definition Oscilloscopes and power rail probes sniff out power integrity problems. Add picture that includes eye pattern and Wavepro HD.

Power On

At first power our customers are looking for a seasoned partner to provide multi-lane signal integrity testing. Austin Labs provides the expertise to help capture, analyze and debug with a complete lab of test equipment including High-Bandwidth Oscilloscopes.

Bring Up

Critical testing to verify signal integrity and overall capabilities is a necessary across multiple phases of the product lifecycle. Austin Labs offers pre-compliance testing for many different protocols including PCIe Gen5 and USB4. Moving into the protocol we are able to test power-on behaviors for next-gen storage technologies before host controllers are commercially available. Offering complete control of timing and link states, the PCIe, NVMe, SAS, and SATA exerciser systems allow users to verify low-level protocol behaviors and deliver faster time-to-market.

Validation

The heart of testing is in validating a product’s overall performance and capabilities. Austin Labs can work with customer test plans to provide additional testing resources or create and deliver test plans for feature and specification validation. We work very closely with our customer to define the needs and can provide a full customized solution that includes, but not limited to data integrity, stress, performance analysis, protocol analysis, error injection/recovery, and software solutions.

Debug

Critical testing to verify signal integrity and overall capabilities is a necessary across multiple phases of the product lifecycle. Austin Labs offers pre-compliance testing for many different protocols including PCIe Gen5 and USB4. Moving into the protocol we are able to test power-on behaviors for next-gen storage technologies before host controllers are commercially available. Offering complete control of timing and link states, the PCIe, NVMe, SAS, and SATA exerciser systems allow users to verify low-level protocol behaviors and deliver faster time-to-market.

Compliance

Austin Labs is directly involved with many of the industry standard committees for network, storage, and IO. We offer testing for compliance across many of the standard specifications. Austin Labs also creates custom conformance programs for many of our partners to help them address gaps in testing coverage. These compliance capabilities include full automation of tests suites to allow for standardized pass/fail testing.

Problem Resolution

Many times there is finger pointing on who is responsible for a bug. Austin Labs can help quickly identify violations that cause issues and help determine the root cause of the failing configuration. By using fast and efficient debug tools and test equipment Austin Labs helps our customers save money and time.

Regression Testing

As part of any required testing, the ability to quickly validate and reproduce bug fixes is important. Austin Labs can perform full or partial execution of previously attempted tests and fully document issue resolution, inadequate fixes, or newly introduced issues with details for reproduction and captures traces of the offending behavior. This allows for quick and confident issue regression. Regression testing is a required step in validation and the product life cycle.

How Does External Validation Work?

Create Test Plan

Jointly develop a test plan to meet your needs. Sample test plans are available

Define Testing Scope

Agree on a scope of work that needs to be covered in testing

Device Testing

Austin Labs begins testing

Preliminary Reporting

Issues are reported with complete details for reproduction and trace capture and analysis provided

Review and Adjust

Interaction between customer and lab to determine next best steps

Regression Testing

Issues regression happens throughout testing through updates

Final Reporting

Test results compiled and built into a final report

Why Third-Party Validation?

Cost Savings

Third-party validation provides a defined solution with known expenses

Resource Constraints

Doing more with less means having to find new ways to test

Hardware Needs

Independent labs provide access to a wide range of equipment

Time

Delivery schedules are always shortened – beat the market with a partner

Perspective

It is beneficial to have someone external to the project test with a new view

Why are we different?

Attitude

  • We will find serious flaws and bugs with our testing
  • We will help you understand how to isolate and fix these problems
  • We are your partners

Approach

  • We focus on the entire product from documentation to critical issues
  • We specialize in data corruption, data loss, disruptions
  • We are protocol experts and have the tools to test protocol compliance
  • We are attentive to issues that get overlooked

Quality

  • We use Teledyne LeCroy test and analysis tools along with industry tools
  • We supplement internal testing and provide an external validation
  • Our customers always come back for more

Got a question? Ask us about testing or trainings

We’re here to help and answer any question you might have. We look forward to hearing from you

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Teledyne LeCroy’s Austin Labs is the premier third-party test and validation center for servers, storage, and network devices. With decades of testing experience, the lab provides customized services to help our customers deliver fully tested products to market on time and within budget. Experience the best test equipment available including Oscilloscopes, Protocol Analyzers, Jammers, Exercisers, BERT’s, and protocol compliance test suites.