Ellisys, a supplier of protocol test and analysis solutions for the Universal Serial Bus (USB), Wireless USB, and the WiMedia UWB platform, has released BTX Explorer family of Bluetooth protocol analysis tools.
These new products, available from Embedded Logic Solutions , include the BTX Explorer HCI, a hardware-based host controller interface (HCI) analyser, the BTX Explorer UWB, a hardware-based UWB PAL analyser for next generation high speed Bluetooth, and the BTX Explorer Abstract, a software-based analyser package, each providing comprehensive support of the Bluetooth protocol stack. A no-cost software package, BTX Explorer Free, is also provided.
Products provide a variety of methods to acquire Bluetooth packets
The BTX Explorer HCI is based on Ellisys USB Explorer 260 platform and includes convenient probing methods for the USB, UART, and SD transport layers, as well as the BTX Explorer Abstract software package.
The BTX Explorer UWB is based on the Ellisys WiMedia Explorer 300 protocol analyser and offers over-the-air analysis of any new generation Bluetooth communication using the high speed UWB PAL.
The BTX Explorer Abstract and BTX Explorer Free packages provide for easy import of Bluetooth packets via logs and software sources and a powerful application programming interface (API). BTX Explorer Abstract also provides a comprehensive suite of decodes for the Bluetooth protocol stack.
Company’s commitment to bluetooth development, events, and future
Ellisys has long been a member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), and recently provided event sponsorship at the Bluetooth UnPlugFest (UPF) held in Bangkok, Thailand from June 9-13, 2008, including running the UWB Center of Excellence and providing HCI logging and debugging stations.
Ellisys supports and promotes the wireless industry’s Bluetooth high speed technology efforts, a planned superimposition of the Bluetooth stack over high speed radios as part of the Bluetooth SIG’s concept of Generic Alternate MAC/PHY (Generic AMP), an approach for radio substitution that allows the Bluetooth stack to dynamically select the right radio for any job.
Ellisys is also a member of the WiMedia Alliance, whose mission is to promote wireless multimedia connectivity and interoperability between devices in a personal area network.
Product descriptions are provided below:
- Ellisys BTX Explorer Free (includes software probing with standard analysis software)
- Ellisys BTX Explorer Abstract (includes software probing with premium analysis software)
- Ellisys BTX Explorer HCI (includes Base Unit, USB, UART, and SD probes, with premium analysis software)
- Ellisys BTX Explorer UWB (includes Base Unit, WiMedia UWB antenna, with premium analysis software