Total Phase, an industry-leading provider of embedded systems tools, will feature the Beagle USB 5000 SuperSpeed Protocol Analyzer (http://www.totalphase.com/products/beagle_usb5000/), a real-time bus monitor with full support for the latest SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) specifications, at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco, CA. The Beagle USB 5000 analyzer is priced at $5,000 USD and features interactive real-time capture and display of 5 Gbps (five gigabits per second) SuperSpeed USB traffic, and cross-platform support for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.
Advanced USB Analysis Features
"The Beagle USB 5000 analyzer features proven real-time interactive serial bus data display technology first introduced by Total Phase with the Beagle analyzer product line (http://www.totalphase.com/solutions/apps/usb_analyzer_guide/). Viewing, filtering, and searching SuperSpeed USB data in real time is crucial to maximizing an engineer's productivity," said Derek Fung, VP Business at Total Phase. "When working with a complex protocol like SuperSpeed USB, a protocol analyzer becomes essential. The affordability of the Beagle USB 5000 analyzer makes it an excellent option for engineers worldwide."
The Beagle USB 5000 analyzer has a 2GB on-board buffer. Users are able to record more than 2GB of data due to the analyzer's ability to continuously stream USB 3.0 data to the analysis PC. The native 64-bit version of the Data Center(TM) Software (http://www.totalphase.com/products/data_center/) allows users to easily work with large data sets. Sophisticated Match/Action triggers help developers precisely pinpoint data of interest using either a simple match trigger or a complex multi-state, sequence-based trigger.
Spreading the Adoption of SuperSpeed USB
"SuperSpeed USB gives product manufacturers and users infinite possibilities because of its high throughput, backward compatibility to billions of USB devices in the market, and enhanced features such as Fast Sync-N-Go and optimized power efficiency," said Jeff Ravencraft, president and chairman, USB-IF. "The Beagle USB 5000 SuperSpeed Protocol Analyzer by Total Phase is one of the tools that can help developers complete their implementation of USB 3.0."
Chip vendors and device manufacturers will benefit greatly from using tools like the Total Phase Beagle USB 5000 analyzer because it improves the efficiency of developing and testing these high-speed products. SATA to SuperSpeed USB bridges are one of the many applications that take advantage of the features offered by USB 3.0.
Fujitsu is one of the companies leading the way in the development of these applications. The Fujitsu MB86C31 and MB86E50 series USB 3.0-SATA RAID bridge ICs support the ultra-fast 5Gbps maximum data-transfer rate of USB 3.0 and incorporate an available integrated hardware encryption/decryption engine.
"As we see an increased implementation of our USB 3.0-SATA bridge ICs by device and system manufacturers, the availability of low-cost test tools will help drive industry adoption," said Yoshi Masuda, senior manager of Fujitsu Semiconductor America. "These kinds of test tools enable developers to shorten their development time and verification cycle, and will allow for the faster release of USB 3.0-compliant storage products."
Availability of the Beagle USB 5000 Analyzer
The Beagle USB 5000 analyzer, featured in the USB Community at IDF, is slated for release in October 2010. At a price point of $5,000 USD, the feature-rich and user-friendly Beagle USB 5000 analyzer will satisfy the budget and feature requirements of engineers around the world.
The non-profit USB Implementers Forum, Inc. was formed to provide a support organization and forum for the advancement and adoption of USB technology. The USB-IF facilitates the development of high quality, compatible USB devices through its certification program and promotes the benefits of USB and the quality of products that have passed compliance testing. Further information, including postings of the most recent product and technology announcements, is available by visiting the USB-IF website at www.usb.org.
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