Total Phase Announces Release of Data Center 6.70 for use with USB Power Delivery Analyzer

Data Center Software enables engineers using Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux platforms to analyze the Power Delivery protocol, which is a fundamental part of most USB Type-C™ products.

SANTA CLARA, CA – March 01, 2016 – Total Phase, a provider of industry-leading USB, I2C, SPI, eSPI and CAN embedded systems tools, announced that the Total Phase Data Center™ Software now includes support for the Total Phase USB Power Delivery Analyzer. By building on the award-winning Data Center Software, this update enables engineers using Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux platforms to analyze the Power Delivery protocol, which is a fundamental part of most USB Type-C™ products. Users can sniff the CC1 and CC2 signals to easily and inexpensively gain visibility into the Power Delivery negotiations of Type-C products, regardless of their development environment. The Power Delivery Analyzer’s USB 3.1 Gen2 data pass-through enables recording without disturbing other high-speed signals.

The USB Power Delivery Analyzer is based on the Chromium project design, code name ‘Twinkie’ which uses open-source software to capture and read data, and is limited in its use and OS support. Total Phase updated the USB Power Delivery Analyzer to work with Data Center Software, a comprehensive, free bus monitoring software package that captures and displays data simultaneously in true real-time. Together with the USB Power Delivery Analyzer, Data Center allows customers to easily reveal all the details of their product’s power, USB data role and Alternate Mode negotiation sequences.

“Total Phase worked closely with Google to bring the USB Power Delivery Analyzer to market," said Gil Ben-Dov, CEO at Total Phase. “Our ability to capture, analyze and report data, regardless of whether on Mac OS X, Windows, or Linux, greatly increases the usability of the USB Power Delivery Analyzer, making it a must have for every USB developer.”  

The USB Power Delivery Analyzer is able to sniff power delivery traffic on both Control Channel lines (CC1/CC2), while acting as a transparent pass through for your USB protocol traffic (up to 10 Gbps). Other features include:

  • Monitor power delivery negotiation
  • Visualize and decode PD packets
  • Monitor detailed sink/source charging level negotiation
  • See PD negotiation between multiple sources
  • Confirm interoperability of your device and its interaction with other Type-C PD solutions
  • Confirm electronically marked cable identification and negotiation
  • Monitor upstream/downstream port role swap
  • View entrance/exit for Alternate Modes

The USB Power Delivery Analyzer is a lightweight, low profile device that is bus-powered.  Data Center Software 6.70 is available from the Total Phase website as a free download.  

For more information visit www.totalphase.com/get/pda/

About Total Phase

Total Phase manufactures powerful USB, I2C, SPI, eSPI and CAN 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, and free software updates, making them perfect additions to any engineer's toolbox. Total Phase products have become the tools of choice for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and research institutions alike. Our satisfied customers represent a diverse array of industries such as automotive, consumer electronics, medical devices, semiconductors, and telecommunications. 

Please visit us at http://www.totalphase.com.

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