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Analyzer/Exerciser Supports PCI-X and Legacy PCI Systems

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A third-generation PCI-X Analyzer, the TA800, functions as a complete Bus Analyzer/Exerciser system for all speeds of PCI-X and legacy PCI systems. Designed in a PCI card form factor, the TA800 provides PCI-X Analyzer/Exerciser capability at bus speeds ranging from 1 kHz to 133 MHz and supports 3.3V PCI systems at up to 66 MHz. Its Analyzer/Exerciser functions are optimized for PCI-X and PCI product development and integration at the chip, board and system level. With these tools, users can capture and analyze bus traffic, generate traffic for test and characterization purposes, and detect protocol errors. The TA800’s tools also include a real-time, continuous Performance Analyzer capable of up to 1 GB/sec operation; an automated PCI Device Compliance Test suite; Statistical Analysis of min/max of over 100 parameters at user-defined addresses; and integrated software utilities for setting, controlling, interrogating and analyzing bus conditions. To provide the advanced Bus/Analyzer, the TA800 makes use of a Windows-based, multimode GUI software interface with both a pre-defined “easy” mode and a highly programmable “advanced” mode of operation. For users operating in other environments, the TA800 also supports an optional C-API that allows control of the Analyzer in C. CATALYST ENTERPRISES, San Jose, CA. (773) 275-2635.

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