Blackhawk has released Blackhawk Scribe , a new I²C bus analyzer, the company's first product introduction outside of its core JTAG emulation-based products. Combining a rich feature set with an affordable price, Scribe is well suited for both entry-level and complex I²C applications.
The Scribe is designed for embedded software and firmware development, hardware debug, and system performance verification. Developers are able to monitor and log I²C bus traffic in real-time. All decoded I²C protocol data is displayed in an easily comprehended format. Hardware debugging features include exercising the I²C bus and communicating with its peripheral components, which provides a convenient interface to “peek” and “poke” device registers while simultaneously watching traffic on the bus. In-System Programming (ISP) capabilities facilitate programming and verification of I²C-compatible EEPROM devices using the Scribe's single-click interface to display and update memory contents.
- Support for I²C and SMBus
- High-speed USB 2.0 interface
- Support for Standard-mode, Fast-mode, and Fast-mode Plus (Fm+) using bit rates up to 5 Mbit/s
- Support for High-speed mode (Hs-mode) monitoring up to 5 Mbit/s
- Non-intrusive traffic monitoring with unlimited time-stamped state and waveform recording, message filtering, and symbolic translation
- Two general purpose I/O channels
- Programmable trigger event to highlight bus transactions of interest
- Automatic detection of bus voltage and signal thresholds
- Programmable bus voltage reference and pull-up resistors on the SDA and SCL lines
- In-System Programming of popular serial EEPROMs
- 64-Bit Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 software support