- Flexible Payload Decomposition
- Decodes Bursts as Nibbles or Words
- Color-coded decode overlaid on waveforms is intuitive and easy-to-read
- Decode information expands as time base is adjusted
- Convenient table display with quick "zoom to message" capability
- Quick search capability for specific link layer frame content
- Supports Version 2008 and 2010
- Supports Fast and Slow Channel Decode and Analysis
- Extract and plot embedded SENT data using ProtoBus MAG Serial Debug Toolkit
Decode Annotation Complements Physical Layer Views
The SENT protocol layer is decoded and displayed directly on the physical layer waveform. Various sections of the protocol are color coded making it easy to isolate message frame content. Decode annotation, for both Nibble and Word decode formats, condenses or expands depending on the timebase/zoom ratio setting. Contents of both Fast Channel frames as well as assimilated Slow Channel frames make analysis of sensor communicaton fast and easy. A unique tool presents the decoded data payload values with choices in offsets and number of nibbles that match the message frame format.
Decode annotation provides the ability to view protocol traffic on the oscilloscope and verify that the link is alive and transmitting properly. It also aids in debugging problems that are not solely analog or digital in nature, such as interoperability issues, uncertain error causes, and physical layer issues not evident with a protocol analyzer.
Convenient Table Display and Search
Deep oscilloscope acquisition memory provides long capture times of SENT sensor transmissions. Decoded information is conveniently shown in a table format, displayed with either Nibble or Word type detail, and contents of Fast and Slow Channels can be displayed together or individually. Specific message frame content can be easily scanned and searched. In addition, table data may be exported as a .csv file.
Support on Multiple Oscilloscope Platforms
The SENT decode option is available on a wide range of oscilloscope models from 200 MHz to 65 GHz.