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How Can A Remote Team View and Analyze Captured Data Without a Beagle USB 480 Protocol Analyzer?

Question from the Customer:

I’m working on a project with teams distributed in several different locations. I would like to share details of a data capture from a Beagle USB 480 Protocol Analyzer, but the other teams don’t have the device. How can they view the details of the captured data stored in a TDC file. I would rather not send them a series of screen shots from Data Center.

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your question! Your remote team can definitely access the data that you capture. There are two easy ways your information can be made available to them.

Using the USB 480 Protocol Analyzer to capture USB 2.0 bus data Data Center Software

Figure 1: Beagle USB 480 Protocol Analyzer

Figure 2: Data Center Protocol Analysis Software

First and more importantly, Data Center Software is free, runs on Linux, Windows and Mac and does NOT require Total Phase hardware. So any and all of your team members can download the software and run it locally.

Method 1. Use the Beagle analyzer and the Data Center Software to capture data, and save the transaction log in a TDC file. Then share the TDC file. This will allow both you and your remote co-workers can use the Data Center Software, independently, to open and view the TDC file. For additional information, please refer to the sections Saving a Capture and Opening a Saved Capture in the Data Center Software User Manual. Method 2. Use the Beagle analyzer and the Data Center Software to export the transaction log to either CSV or BIN format.  With this method, the data can be viewed with Microsoft Office Excel or a similar program. For additional information, please refer to the section Exporting a Capture in the Data Center Software User Manual.

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We hope this answers your question. If you have other questions about our protocol analyzers or other Total Phase products, feel free to email us at sales@totalphase.com, or if you already own one of our devices and have a technical question, please submit a request for technical support.