Quarch Technology Limited, headquarted in Aviemore, Scotland is a world leading supplier of automated test tools for Storage systems. Quarch's scalable test systems enable manufactures of data storage to get to market faster with a more reliable product. Quarch products can be highly customised allowing the system to achieve a very rapid return on investment in any test environment.

Hot-Swap Automation



Debugging hot-swap failures is complex, time consuming and expensive. Save time and money – use Quarch modules to fully automate your testing.

Hot Swap Automation – Drive/card Modules



12 Ports of 12Gb SAS are operated by a cross-point switch, allowing physical layer connection and data forwarding. The switch uses simple scripted control, or can be run from the Test Monkey GUI.

Gen4 PCIe Testing Tools



Hot-swap, lane configuration, fault injection, signal driving and power injection automation for PCIe Gen4 slots.

Gen5 Test Tools



GEN5 PCIE X16 BREAKER MODULE
Part Number: QTL2357, QTL2358. QTL2396

This module performs hot-swap, lane configuration, fault injection, signal driving and power injection automation for PCIe Gen5 slots.

Fitting into a standard x16 PCIe slot, this PCIe module allows advanced, repeatable testing of PCIe devices. Controlled from the TestMonkey GUI or Python, the module is simple to integrate into your test plan. With full control over every active PCIe pin, you can perform:

  • Full hot-swap control of an attached PCIe card
  • Individual control of all lanes, side-band, power and present pins
  • Glitching of any signals
  • Active driving of selected sideband signals
  • Power margining and measurement via an additional Quarch power module
  • Optional external triggering
Features
  • Independent control of every signal including each side of differential pairs
  • Programmable control over connection timing and pin bounce
  • Glitching of data signals down to 50nS
  • Allows injection of power from an external source
  • Driving and monitoring of selected sideband signals

NVMe Plugfest Testing



Going to an NVMe Plugfest to gain compliance test results for your equipment? Get the right kit and advice to make sure you are ready to pass!

Quarch Compliance Suite



The compliance suite from allows fully automated testing with no need to develop your own test cases or automation systems.

Quarch Drive Power Testing



All forms of storage devices require careful power testing. This is even more critical for the latest NVMe drives, where ultra-low power sleep states are required to maintain battery life. SSDs also introduce new risks of data loss on power. Quarch power modules allow engineers, reviewers and end users to measure power very easily with no complex setup, and at a low price point.

Power analysis Modules (PAM)


POWER ANALYSIS MODULE
Part Number: QTL2312

Introducing the ground-breaking new device to analyse in-system power consumption.

A revolutionary and accurate way to characterize power in a specific environment, the Power Analysis Module (PAM) shows you the real-world interaction between your host system and the device under test. The PAM is a great companion product to the Quarch PPM and Torridon Breaker product lines. Together, the tools together provide an extremely comprehensive and powerful way to record, measure and recreate physical layer faults.

The PAM offers -

  • Test a wide range of interfaces and devices than ever(not just storage!)
  • Support for higher current and voltage rails than ever before
  • Direct analysis of the interaction between your power supply and device
  • Mixed signal analysis, with digital sideband recording now included
  • Smaller form factor for easy deployment

Cable Testers


Unresolved connection errors cause delays. Delays cost money. With this powerful device you can reduce the impact of troubleshooting. From a single cable to a full batch, it’s now easier than ever to screen your cables for connectivity issues or faults.

Easy to use and with a comprehensive set of reporting capabilities, the Cable Tester allows the kind of pre-emptive checks that will minimize debugging time and accelerate quality screening.This version supports MiniSAS HD and External PCIe standards.

You can perform –

  • Fast quality and cable functionality checks
  • Screening suspect/unknown cables before use
  • Isolating – or ruling out – connection issues quickly
  • Comparing quality between batches and suppliers

Features
  • Supports SAS and PCIe cables up to Gen4 speeds
  • Perform simple automated tests
  • Get detailed results, eye diagrams and reports via the Cable Tester application
  • Simple automation API for advanced manual controls

Physical Layer Switches



12 Ports of 12Gb SAS are operated by a cross-point switch, allowing physical layer connection and data forwarding. The switch uses simple scripted control, or can be run from the Test Monkey GUI.

Torridon Controllers



The Torridon Interface Kit integrates a Torridon Control Module into a test system by providing USB and Serial interfaces.