Military Embedded Systems

Bus analyzer GUI's got the look

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June 01, 2010

Sharon Hess

Military Embedded Systems

Chris A. Cuifo

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

Bus analyzer GUI's got the look

Face it. Looks do matter: not just on the runway or new car lot, but certainly also when it comes to pitting character-based bus analyzers against modern Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs).

Face it. Looks do matter: not just on the runway or new car lot, but certainly also when it comes to pitting character-based bus analyzers against modern Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs). Accordingly, one of the knockout features on GE Intelligent Platforms’ version 7 of its BusTools-1553 bus analyzer software is its new “intuitive” GUI. The GUI simulates, tests, and analyzes 1553 data bus traffic on CompactPCI, PCI, VME, VXI, PC/104, and PC/104-Plus form factors, among others. The GUI interface hastens bus traffic analysis and monitoring and facilitates fast message modification/creation. It also enables simultaneous multiple-bus control in addition to error detection/injection and speedy filtering for either recorded or live displayed data.

And BusTools-1553 version 7 has even more new tricks up its sleeve. One is the Dynamic Bus Monitor stop/start feature, enabling users to achieve efficient on-the-fly 1553 bus traffic routing. Another is a one-page bus list editor, replacing the multi-page editor and permitting users to view every bus traffic message within a single window, then organize them quickly onto a highly readable one-page list. And finally, BusTools-1553 version 7’s Selective Data Watch feature lets readers choose different data words from any bus message to identify elusive system issues, thanks to integrated high/low limit checking, automatic limit event logging and corresponding snapshot feature, and DDE output.

 

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