I-Spy32 Serial Communications Analyzer Compact, High Performance
The new I-Spy32 can use protocol filters (Modbus and DNP 3.0 filters are currently available). These filters not only display the protocol being monitored, but the information is broken into readable details as well.
For example, the Modbus filter breaks out the data stream into the station, function code, range, and data being sent. The filter appears on the screen as a floating window and updates as it receives the raw data. You can stop the data stream at any time and scroll through the accumulated data. The main data window and the filter window are synchronized for immediate access to the raw and filtered data. A toolkit is available to create custom filters.
To use the I-Spy32, connect the I-Spy box to two devices and then view and analyze the RS-232 serial messages passed between them with the click of a button. By reviewing and analyzing the messages displayed on the screen you can detect problems and troubleshoot the devices. For quick analysis, the data appears on the screen in different colors (user-defined). Toggle switches on the I-Spy box allow you to swap the transmit and receive lines going to the box. Using the I-Spy32 you can:
- analyze serial data in a readable format
- view transmit data and receive data in different colors
- view data transmitted in real time
- verify timing on duplex protocols
- store data on a disk for later analysis
- change the baud rate, parity, and start/stop bits
- stop the display at specific sequences
- scroll up and down through data
- trigger on an event (analyze the data before or after the event)
- swap the transmit and receive lines with easy toggle switches
- lock (stop) incoming messages for review, storage, or to save them
- search the data
The I-Spy32 intercepts serial communications. Messages from each connected device appear in user-defined colors. I-Spy32 keeps track of data transferred between the connected devices.
Viewing the Data/Screen Shots
As the two connected devices talk to each other, the I-Spy32 captures and displays the data on the screen. At any time, you can lock the scrolling to view details on the captured data -- the messages continue to be collected in the background. Click the images below for larger pictures.
Identify the message pattern or sequence (or even part of it) that may be causing the problem and the I-Spy32 will search for that pattern and stop and highlight it when it triggers (finds) on that event. When you need to test different devices but time won't allow for a complete analysis on a particular set of messages, the I-Spy32 can save the messages (for later viewing from the program) or export them in an ASCII format (for viewing in any in any text editor).
- I-Spy Hardware
- I-Spy32 Serial Data Analyzer Software
- Interface Cables and Hoods
Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP
Contact Steve Quick: email or phone: (406) 533-6814