At the Embedded World 2014, Total-Phase (US) introduced the Beagle USB 480 Power Protocol Analyzer. It runs with the company’s Data Center Software, which displays captured CAN data in real-time.
THE ANALYZER ENABLES VBUS CURRENT AND VOLTAGE MEASUREMENT within the company’s Data Center software. It features an advanced state-based trigger system with eight non-sequential states and six data matches per state. In addition, the 256-MiB hardware buffer enables engineers to capture larger pre-trigger volumes of data, further enabling an engineer’s ability to perform complex debugging.
The software is a bus monitoring software application that captures and displays
CAN, USB, I2C, and SPI data in true real-time through the Beagle line of hardware
protocol analyzers and the Komodo line of CAN interfaces. The software comes
with cross-platform support for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X and features
support for CAN with the Komodo CAN Solo Interface or the Komodo CAN Duo Interface, which are both products of the company, too. Also, the software got a CAN data batch script export for use in Komodo GUI Software. It comes with live-display, live-filter, and live-search technologies that allow developers to see, filter, and search bus data as it is being captured in real-time.
“The addition of the Beagle USB 480 Power Protocol Analyzer to our USB product line fills an underserved market for engineers looking to optimize the power profile of their USB devices. Using the new power features, engineers can now correlate USB data transactions with current and voltage measurements,” said Gil Ben-Dov, VP & General Manger at Total-Phase. “This feature enables engineers to easily identify conditions that may indicate excessive power consumption, and that information can be used to optimize code and create more efficient USB embedded designs. We hope the advanced features of this tool will allow for debugging of more complex USB issues.”
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