Low-cost USB analyser
Now available from Computer Solutions, the USB Tracker 110 is a compact,
low-cost, non-intrusive USB analyser designed to support the development of
USB devices and related software.
USB is becoming more and more popular as a way of interfacing embedded
systems to PCs. However, its protocols are complex, and an analyser greatly
simplifies debugging both the hardware and the application. To date, USB
analysers have cost around 4,000 pounds, but the new USB Tracker 110 sells for
little more than 500 pounds: a price level that makes it feasible to purchase one
for every engineer working on the project.
The USB Tracker 110 can be used to analyse the operation of an existing
device, searching for incompatibility and measuring the performance of a
driver or piece of equipment. It displays the packets sent, decodes the
descriptors according to the USB specification, detects bus errors created
by peripherals or drivers and provides a measure of overall performance.
The new instrument features an ergonomically designed user interface which
presents the data collected in a clear and precise way.
It is the ideal companion for anyone developing USB peripherals, embedded
software or drivers. Its analysis and display software allows the user to
quickly learn all about USB. It can be connected between a personal computer
or a laptop and any USB peripheral to provide an instant record of the
The packets are displayed in time order together with the peripheral's
address and the endpoint number. A second window provides details of the
selected items data. To make it easier to identify particular packets, the
software provides colour-coding functions and extensive user-selected
filtering. It also gives the user the choice of several levels of detail,
and the information taken from the bus is referenced to the USB
specification, giving a full text description of hub requests.
The USB Tracker 110 can carry out USB 'low-speed' (1.5 Mbit/s), 'full-speed'
(12 Mbit/s) or mixed-speed capture, automatically detecting the speed.
Unlimited capture time is provided through a high-speed USB 2.0 connection
to the host PC, and power is taken from the USB.
It is available from the Computer Solutions online web shop (https://https://www.computer-solutions.co.uk)
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Computer Solutions Ltd. is the UK's premier
supplier of microprocessor development tools. It supplies a wide range of
software and hardware tools that support over 100 different microprocessor
families. Hardware products include: BDM interfaced debuggers, In-circuit
emulators , EPROM emulators RS232 & CAN analysers and device
programmers,. Software tools include: assemblers, debuggers, compilers,
real-time executives, TCP/IP stacks and other high-level protocol libraries.
With 25 years' experience, Computer Solutions Ltd. has unrivalled expertise
in embedded tools, consultancy and support.
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Contact: Chris Stephens, MD, Computer Solutions Ltd
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