SOURCE: Finisar

September 25, 2006 05:00 ET

Finisar Unveils SD/SDIO Analyzer to Support Next-Generation Consumer Electronics Products

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 25, 2006 -- Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR), a technology leader for fiber optic components and network test and monitoring systems, today introduced Bus Doctor™ 4.2, the only protocol analyzer in the industry capable of supporting a broad array of consumer electronics protocols, including Secure Digital/Secure Digital Input/Output (SD/SDIO). SD/SDIO standards are used to provide storage and input/output (I/O) capabilities for cell phones, PDAs and other consumer electronic devices. Bus Doctor 4.2 allows SD/SDIO product designers and manufacturers to rapidly analyze and diagnose storage needs within a single platform. With its wide range of supported protocols, Bus Doctor eliminates the need for multiple testing tools so that consumer products can be efficiently delivered to market on-time and under budget. Finisar will be demonstrating Bus Doctor 4.2 in Booth #538 at the Intel Developer Forum taking place September 26-28 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

"The Bus Doctor CompactFlash™ Protocol Analyzer has been an important tool allowing Canon engineers to design and validate products for this memory card standard," said Shigeto Kanda, general manager, Canon and chairman of the board of the CompactFlash Association (CFA). "With the introduction of the SD/SDIO protocol analyzer from Finisar, the Bus Doctor now supports many of the leading memory card formats used in consumer electronics devices today, including CompactFlash and MultiMediaCard."

"The Bus Doctor is an incredibly versatile solution that has been crucial in allowing us to stay ahead of the development curve for storage consumer products," said J.S. Shim, principal engineer, Samsung. "The rapid growth in popularity of personal electronics devices is fueling the need for analyzer tools that can support a wide variety of standards. Bus Doctor's integrated platform allows for the analysis and troubleshooting of various different protocols simultaneously and has greatly streamlined Samsung's test process."

Bus Doctor 4.2 features an easy-to-use and robust graphical user interface which helps identify and resolve interoperability issues between various SD/SDIO hosts and devices. It also features a hardware search capability enabling storage manufacturers to locate SD and SDIO errors and events quickly and accurately. The new version of Bus Doctor is fully compatible with Bus Doctor 4.0 software, and offers reduced ramp-up time and decreased transition costs for existing users. In addition to SD/SDIO, the new version also supports other industry standards including USB, Firewire, Parallel ATA, CE-ATA and Serial ATA.

"Finisar is redefining design and test processes for the consumer electronics industry, establishing a new benchmark for the analysis and diagnostic interpretation of products developed by such manufacturers," said Steve Wong, product marketing director, Finisar. "In addition to supporting a broader range of industry protocols, the new version of Bus Doctor enables our customers to perform test and analysis functions that adhere to the latest SD and SDIO protocol specifications."

Finisar's Bus Doctor 4.2 will be available worldwide in November 2006 through the company's sales and distribution channels.

About Finisar

Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a technology leader for fiber optic components and subsystems and network test and monitoring systems. These products enable high-speed data communications for networking and storage applications over Gigabit Ethernet Local Area Networks (LANs), Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SANs), and Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) using Fibre Channel, IP, SAS, SATA and SONET/SDH protocols. The Company's headquarters is in Sunnyvale, California, USA.

Finisar and Bus Doctor are trademarks of Finisar Corporation. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.