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USB 3.0/WiFi MSO debuted by

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:CWAV? protocol analyser? WiFi? USB 3.0? oscilloscope?

Through its website, CWAV has recently introduced the first PC based mixed signal oscilloscope (MSO) integrated with a protocol analyser using USB 3.0 and WiFi technology.

The USBee QX is a 600MHz MSO with 24 digital channels and 4 analogue channels, resulting in the highest integrated MSO in the PC-based test instrument category. While competitive MSOs provide protocol decoders that display data in complex HEX format, the USBee QX utilises a protocol analyser to display serial or parallel protocols in human readable format using a packet presentation layout.

By eliminating the tedious tasks of constantly converting HEX data to meaningful interpretations, firmware developers and verification engineers are more productive in their debug process, saving man-days or man-weeks of effort.

With a large buffer memory of 896 Msamples coupled with data compression capability, the USBee QX can capture up to 32 days of traces, allowing developers to find and resolve the most obscure and difficult defect. The USBee QX includes popular serial protocols such as RS232/UARTs, SPI, I2C, CAN, SDIO, Async, 1-Wire, and I2S that are typically costly add-ons for bench top oscilloscopes. In addition, the USBee QX has the unique capability to support any custom protocol, utilising APIs and Tool Builders that are integrated into the USBee QX software.

With protocol packets to wire behaviour on a single time correlated screen; external triggering with multiple test instruments are no longer needed, enabling the capture of symptoms and root cause in a single trace. The new WiFi capability in the USBee QX allows the test set-up to be in the lab while the developer or engineer is at their desk. WiFi also creates electrical isolation of the device under test to the host computer.

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