Beagle I2C/SPI Protocol Analyzer

Beagle I2C/SPI Protocol Analyzer

Part Number: TP320121

Distribution: Physical Shipment

Availability: In-Stock

Price: $330.00
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The versatile Beagle™ I2C/SPI Protocol Analyzer is the ideal tool for the embedded engineer who is developing an I2C, SPI, or MDIO based product. The Beagle analyzer provides a high performance bus monitoring solution in a small, portable package. Perfect for engineers in the field and in the lab.

Not sure which product is right for your needs? The Product Selector Guide provides a brief summary table of key features for our I2C/SPI Total Phase products.

Detailed technical information about the Beagle I2C/SPI Protocol Analyzer can be found in the User Manual.

We also have a Quick Start Guide to help you get started.

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Overview
  • Non-intrusively monitor I2C up to 4 MHz
  • Non-intrusively monitor SPI up to 24 MHz
  • Non-intrusively monitor MDIO up to 2.5 MHz (Clause 22 and Clause 45)
  • Real-Time Data Capture and Display - Watch I2C, and SPI packets as they occur on the bus.
  • Bit-level timing down to 20 ns resolution.
  • Fully Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X compatible
  • Includes full function monitoring tools
  • Low Cost

Actual SPI capture performance is dependent on CPU speed and SPI bus throughput. 24 MHz SPI capture has been tested for typical applications (e.g., captures of a few hundred SPI packets). Depending on user configuration, the maximum achievable capture throughput for continuous streaming applications may be less than 24 MHz.

MDIO monitoring is available in the current versions of the API and version 2.20 of Data Center, which can be downloaded from the Data Center Product Downloads section.

What is Included
Non-intrusive capture I2C, SPI, and MDIO data

The Beagle analyzer has high-impedance inputs so it will not affect the system under test and distort the results. Simply attach the Beagle I2C/SPI analyzer inline to passively capture the data traffic to the target devices.

Nearly Limitless Capture

Captured data is streamed via High-Speed USB directly to your computer. The amount of data captured is limited only by the amount of physical memory that is available on the machine.

Bit-Level timing

Not only can you get timings for an entire packet, it is also possible to get timing for each individual bit in the packet. The Beagle analyzer can return bit-level timing down to a 20 ns resolution.

High-Speed USB 2.0

The Beagle monitor is a bus-powered, High-Speed USB 2.0 device. This provides two major benefits. As a high speed device, all the data captured by the Beagle monitor are transferred to the test computer at 480 Mbps. As a bus-powered device, the Beagle monitor does not require a power adapter. This makes the Beagle monitor the ideal tool for engineers in the field. Just plug it into a High-Speed USB 2.0 port on your laptop and you are ready to go.

Low Cost

No Hidden Fees

The Beagle I2C/SPIProtocol Analyzer comes complete with software for only $330 in single unit quantities. Additional discounts are available for larger volumes.

The low cost makes it affordable for a company to provide every developer with their own analyzer. The benefits of every developer having their own analyzer are:

  • Less time wasted because developers do not have to share analyzers or go to the lab to debug simple problems.
  • Less wasted time means higher productivity because developers can identify and fix problems quickly and easily with less down-time.
  • Higher productivity means shorter development cycles. Projects get done on time and on budget.

By saving just a few hours of engineering time, the Beagle I2C/SPI analyzer will have paid for itself.

Future-Proof

The Beagle monitor is completely field-upgradable via USB. Total Phase is committed to improving the Beagle analyzer and making these improvements available to our customers.

You will never have to worry about being out of step with the latest software features. Eligible Software and firmware upgrades are always freely available in the Downloads section of this website.

 
General Requirements
Available Software  Required Software
TP201110: Data Center Software      TP207010: USB Drivers - Windows   
TP202110: Beagle LabVIEW Driver    TP207210: USB Drivers - Linux
TP200210: Beagle Software API Mac OS X (no drivers required)

 


 

PC Requirements & Supported Operating Systems (32-bit and 64-bit)
•    Windows: 7, 8, 8.1, 10
•    Linux: Red Hat, SuSE, Ubuntu, Fedora
•    Mac OS X: 10.7-10.14

Minimum Hardware requirements
•    Intel or AMD processor operating at 2 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
•    1 gigabyte (GB) physical RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
•    2 GB or more available hard disk space
•    High-speed USB port
•    VGA capable of 1024x768 or higher screen resolution
•    Internet access is helpful

Beagle Protocol Analyzer User Manual
Beagle I2C/SPI Protocol Analyzer Quick Start Guide

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  1. works out of the box Review by Stefan A.
    Rating

    Was able to verify my writes from host processor to I²C camera, affordable price, easy to use. (Posted on 1/28/19)

  2. Great Support Review by Deanna D.
    Rating

    The factory personnel gave great support and help (Posted on 1/2/19)

  3. A nice I2C Analyzer Review by Glenn V.
    Rating

    What I like about this I2C analyzer is that it detects errors and it shows the data for each packet. In my situation, I had nothing but good packets. What I was looking for was bad data. I had an I2C analog to digital chip sending out bogus data intermittently. The input was zero volts and ever so often it would send out a value that was not zero. You need an I2C analyzer to see what the actual value was in order to verify you had the error.

    I bought the accessory cables that go with the unit. I bought both the pin version and the hook version of the cables needed to interface with the unit. The extra cost was insignificant to the cost of the issue I had which was stopping our production line. The cables were well marked with their function names on the wires (GND, SCK, SD). There were two wires marked ground; I hooked up both to my return line.

    Once I started gathering data, it was easy to filter through the data looking for my error. The software was very helpful in filtering out data on the bus that was not for the address I was looking at. It also showed packet errors on my system (for which there were none in my case).

    The analyzer cleaved out all the things that weren't wrong and led me to the what was wrong.

    In all the analyzer and software combination was what I needed. You can buy of course O-scopes with this kind of feature, but you'd pay about $10K for it. This was quick and easy to use and was only $518.00 (including cables). To me, it was worth every penny as it solved my problem without breaking my wallet.

    The software was very intuitive as I did not spend a lot of time going through the manual on how to use this analyzer. I am sure could have done a better job of filtering the data had I read the darn thing. I am glad though that the software was easy to manage.

    The data log files it creates when collecting data can get quite large but not as large as I thought they would get. I actually collected data on the design over the weekend. The file ended up being 1.1g bytes. This is large but not as large as I expected. Because of all the data that it collected, the filtering part of the software became very important.

    Overall, this is a good product. As I use it on other issues and become more familiar with the filtering process, I can probably give a better review. Currently though, I am quite happy with the product. (Posted on 12/29/18)

  4. Using for SPI analysis Review by Teemu L.
    Rating

    Good data rate, reliable operation (Posted on 12/17/18)

  5. Rather a lifesaver Review by John G.
    Rating

    I was recently implementing a project in which the processor needed to access a SPI memory via an I2C bus. While I wasn't able to watch both sides of the conversation at the same time, this analyzer did allow me to monitor both buses.
    I would have awarded five stars but for two very annoying UI artifacts, related to "reminding you" that it's doing you a favor by changing the "protocol lens" when switching modes, and a scroll enable feature that won't stay enabled.
    Would I buy another? Absolutely. (Posted on 7/1/18)

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Overall Average Rating:
31 reviews

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Stefan A. Jan 27 2019 Jan 28 201920:00
  • more than 1 year(s)
  • Rating:
works out of the box
Was able to verify my writes from host processor to I²C camera, affordable price, easy to use.
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Deanna D. Feb 31 2019 Feb 01 201920:00
  • more than 2 year(s)
  • Rating:
Great Support
The factory personnel gave great support and help
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0
Glenn V. Dec 362 2018 Dec 29 201820:00
  • more than 2 year(s)
  • Rating:
A nice I2C Analyzer
What I like about this I2C analyzer is that it detects errors and it shows the data for each packet. In my situation, I had nothing but good packets. What I was looking for was bad data. I had an I2C analog to digital chip sending out bogus data intermittently. The input was zero volts and ever so often it would send out a value that was not zero. You need an I2C analyzer to see what the actual value was in order to verify you had the error.

I bought the accessory cables that go with the unit. I bought both the pin version and the hook version of the cables needed to interface with the unit. The extra cost was insignificant to the cost of the issue I had which was stopping our production line. The cables were well marked with their function names on the wires (GND, SCK, SD). There were two wires marked ground; I hooked up both to my return line.

Once I started gathering data, it was easy to filter through the data looking for my error. The software was very helpful in filtering out data on the bus that was not for the address I was looking at. It also showed packet errors on my system (for which there were none in my case).

The analyzer cleaved out all the things that weren't wrong and led me to the what was wrong.

In all the analyzer and software combination was what I needed. You can buy of course O-scopes with this kind of feature, but you'd pay about $10K for it. This was quick and easy to use and was only $518.00 (including cables). To me, it was worth every penny as it solved my problem without breaking my wallet.

The software was very intuitive as I did not spend a lot of time going through the manual on how to use this analyzer. I am sure could have done a better job of filtering the data had I read the darn thing. I am glad though that the software was easy to manage.

The data log files it creates when collecting data can get quite large but not as large as I thought they would get. I actually collected data on the design over the weekend. The file ended up being 1.1g bytes. This is large but not as large as I expected. Because of all the data that it collected, the filtering part of the software became very important.

Overall, this is a good product. As I use it on other issues and become more familiar with the filtering process, I can probably give a better review. Currently though, I am quite happy with the product.
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Teemu L. Dec 350 2018 Dec 17 201820:00
  • more than 2 year(s)
  • Rating:
Using for SPI analysis
Good data rate, reliable operation
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John G. Jan 06 2018 Jan 07 201821:00
  • more than 2 year(s)
  • Rating:
Rather a lifesaver
I was recently implementing a project in which the processor needed to access a SPI memory via an I2C bus. While I wasn't able to watch both sides of the conversation at the same time, this analyzer did allow me to monitor both buses.
I would have awarded five stars but for two very annoying UI artifacts, related to "reminding you" that it's doing you a favor by changing the "protocol lens" when switching modes, and a scroll enable feature that won't stay enabled.
Would I buy another? Absolutely.
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