Menlo Park, CA — February 26, 2013 — Luxoft, a global provider of advanced application and product development services, announced today at the Embedded World 2013 Exhibition & Conference in Nuremberg, Germany, the availability of the BitCatcher wireless network analyzer. BitCatcher is a simple and powerful tool for analyzing wireless transmissions over IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee-based networks covering both US and European ISM bands. The BitCatcher network analyzer is now preloaded on hardware from dresden elektronik ingenieurtechnik gmbh and is available for free download at www.luxoft.com/bitcatcher.
Strategic Alliance Benefits Network Developers
“Having a powerful network analyzer tool is essential for developers working on wireless solutions,” said Michael Minkevich, Luxoft’s Vice President of Technology Services. “Luxoft is proud to share its wireless expertise and offer a free network analyzer to the developer community. BitCatcher supports IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee-based networks in both 2.4 GHz and Sub-1 GHz bands. We hope it will become the tool of choice for developers around the globe. BitCatcher is free to download from our website, and we are pleased that dresden elektronik, a specialist in wireless sensor network solutions in Germany, will distribute its popular USB dongles pre-loaded with free copies of BitCatcher software.”
“We are always looking to provide our customers additional value with our high quality hardware products in the 802.15.4 market,” said Lutz Pietschmann, Managing Director at dresden elektronik. “Our handy USB dongles are perfectly suited for PC-WPAN connectivity. They are equipped with the industry-leading Atmel AT86 radio transceiver and Cortex M3 MCU which provides the essential power for handling the complex task of packet sniffing."
Coming pre-flashed with BitCatcher-enabled firmware, the devices are ready-to-use after
unpacking. It is the perfect tool for developers as well as for engaged users that want to have a close look at their network activities. The dresden elektronik USB dongles deRFusb-13E00
(subGHz) and deRFusb-23E00 (2.4GHz) are available in the company’s online store at https://shop.dresden-elektronik.de/.
BitCatcher’s Feature-Rich Capabilities
For engineers working on products with ZigBee connectivity, BitCatcher is a powerful tool that can be used in every phase of product development, giving developers 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.
Luxoft’s 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.
For more information on Luxoft’s BitCatcher wireless network analyzer, or to download the application, visit www.luxoft.com/bitcatcher.
Luxoft is a provider of advanced application and software engineering outsourcing services for global and regional enterprises. Luxoft builds partnerships with its clients, such as Alstom, AMD, Atmel, Avaya, Boeing, Deutsche Bank, Harman, IBM, Sabre, and UBS, based on the culture of engineering excellence, innovation, and deep domain expertise. Luxoft offers international delivery capability through its network of state-of-the-art delivery centers in North America, Eastern Europe, and Asia. Luxoft`s customers benefit from the right mix of technology skills, industry knowledge, proprietary processes and methodologies, and a choice of engagement models. For more information, please visit www.luxoft.com.
Luxoft is a partner of choice for world-class hardware design and embedded software development, helping semiconductor companies and device manufacturers create innovative products and solutions and dramatically increase their speed-to-market while improving their cost efficiency. For more information please visit www.luxoft.com/embedded.
About dresden elektronik ingenieurtechnik gmbH
With currently approx. 80 employees dresden elektronik develops and manufactures customized solutions in the field of low-power wireless communication, control systems for traffic light systems, modular display technology for public transportation management as well as measurement and testing technology.
For wireless sensor networks based on the low-power radio standard IEEE 802.15.4 the product range extends from optimally tuned hardware components such as radio modules and USB sticks via easy to use control tools for ZigBee or 6LoWPAN networks through to customized turn-key solutions.
From the development via serial production through type testing of industrial electronic components and systems, dresden elektronik offers the entire value-added chain from a single source for more than 20 years.
Products of dresden elektronik are applied in numerous branches such as mechanical engineering and construction, stagecraft, traffic guidance technology, automotive industry, measurement and test engineering, medical engineering, semiconductor industry, precision equipment engineering and in research and development as well.
For more information, please visit: www.dresden-elektronik.de