The BitCatcher network analyzer by Luxoft is now available on dresden elektronik wireless hardware. For engineers working on products with ZigBee connectivity, The BitCatcher Network Analyzer Stick is a tool that provides a graphical interface to observe real-time packet exchange, create and view sniffer logs, identify the reasons behind connectivity issues, and verify the communication side of application behavior.
BitCatcher parses and displays packet information based on a customizable protocol description. Developers can modify the descriptions to extend existing protocols or to create new ones. BitCatcher comes with the preloaded wireless protocol descriptions for IEEE 802.15.4 MAC, ZigBee PRO, ZigBee Smart Energy, and ZigBee Light Link. Drivers and firmware for Atmel and dresden elektronik hardware platforms are also included in the BitCatcher package.
BitCatcher runs on both Windows and Linux operating systems, supports multiple 802.15.4 frequency bands, and features auto key-type detection for easy management of security keys.