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Total Phase Releases Major Upgrade to its High-Performance Data Center™ Software for USB, I2C, and SPI Bus Analysis

SUNNYVALE, CA - May 18, 2009 - Total Phase is pleased to announce the release of the all-new Data Center™ 3.0 software, the only protocol analysis software in the industry with true real-time performance and cross-platform support for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. The Data Center software is a free bus monitoring software that can capture and display USB, I2C, and SPI bus data in real-time with the Beagle line of hardware protocol analyzers.

Version 3.0 of the Data Center Software has been re-engineered with a new extensible architecture and features LiveDisplay™, LiveFilter™, and LiveSearch™ technology that allow developers to easily see, filter, and search bus data as it is being captured in real-time. This major upgrade includes a new and improved graphical interface with an innovative command line tool, tree view of connected devices on a bus, local language support, and much more.

True Real-Time Performance

With LiveDisplay technology, developers gain instant access to serial bus data. While many solutions claim to have real-time analysis, the LiveDisplay technology shows the actual bus data as it is happening in true real-time, breaking from the traditional capture-download-process model of protocol analysis.

"LiveDisplay is an especially powerful and useful feature in the Data Center 3.0 software," states Derek Fung, Senior Engineer. "Immediately seeing the USB, I2C, or SPI packets as they happen gives developers unparalleled visibility into the communications on their embedded systems."

To help manage large streams of incoming data, the LiveFilter feature allows developers to instantly filter live USB, I2C, and SPI traffic against any number of parameters. Additionally, the LiveSearch functionality offers a powerful way to quickly locate data of interest in a live capture.

"In this economic climate, it especially is important to improve productivity. By helping users filter out extraneous data and pinpoint relevant data quickly with the LiveFilter and LiveSearch features," Mr. Fung adds, "bugs can be identified faster, saving engineering time and costs. If we can save an engineer a day of debugging, these tools will have paid for themselves."

About the Beagle Protocol Analyzers

The Beagle Protocol Analyzers are the hardware complement to the Data Center software. These analyzers can non-intrusively capture USB, I2C, and SPI serial bus data. Total Phase offers three different bus monitors: the Beagle USB 480 Protocol Analyzer, a high-speed USB 2.0 monitor, the Beagle USB 12 Protocol Analyzer, a full-speed USB monitor, and the Beagle I2C/SPI Protocol Analyzer, which can capture I2C and SPI data.

Pricing and Availability

The Data Center 3.0 software is available immediately as a free download for Windows and Linux on the Total Phase website. Support for Mac OS X will be available shortly. Beagle protocol analyzers are available for purchase online and orders placed before 2 PM PST are usually shipped the same day.

About Total Phase

Total Phase manufactures powerful and affordable USB, I2C, and SPI development tools for the embedded systems engineer. The entire line of developer tools combines best-of-breed features, Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X support, royalty-free API, free software updates, and free lifetime support, making them perfect additions to any engineer's toolbox.

For more technical information and online videos, please visit www.totalphase.com.