Total Phase Announces The A2B Bus Monitor Application Providing Unprecedented Access To Analog Devices' Automotive Audio Bus Technology

May 9, 2018 Total Phase
A2B Bus Monitor - Level 1 Application
A2B Bus Monitor - Level 1 Application

SANTA CLARA, CA – Wednesday May 9, 2018 – Total Phase, a leading provider of affordable test and measurement equipment for embedded systems, announced today the addition of a family of new products to its portfolio, spearheaded by the A2B Bus Monitor Application, for use with Automotive Audio Bus (A2B) technology from Analog Devices, Inc.

Total Phase’s A2B Bus Monitor Application provides unprecedented access to the A2B system. It non-intrusively sniffs A2B data on the in-vehicle audio line, giving users a real-time view into A2B traffic on the bus. Additional features include:

• Ability to decode and disassemble A2B superframes into control data and I2S/TDM audio data for easy debugging.

• Full reporting on Interrupts and GPIO handshakes are correlated into the data capture.

• Node Topology view allowing quick visualization of all nodes on the (A2B) bus.

• Option to display and export all node configuration settings to validate node initialization.

• Support for 28 simultaneous audio channels, including live audio levels and audio visualization tools.

“Total Phase is a clear industry leader in delivering robust test solutions for the automotive market and we are excited that they have committed to support our A2B technology,” said Vlad Bulavsky, General Manager, Automotive Cabin Electronics Business Unit, Analog Devices. “We expect that the latest A2B-enabled products from Total Phase will significantly improve our shared customers’ design-in experience while reducing time to market.”

“The addition of the A2B Bus Monitor Application to our portfolio further enhances our commitment to the automotive audio market.” Said Gil Ben-Dov, CEO of Total Phase. “The strong performance of our award-winning Beagle USB Protocol Analyzers in the automotive infotainment space coupled with the ‘state-of-the-art’ A2B Bus Monitor Application will ensure Total Phase plays a significant role in the design, debug and deployment of advanced automotive sound and infotainment systems for many years to come.”

The A2B family of products features the A2B Bus Monitor Application along with a host of accessories to help customers interface with their A2B systems. These accessories include the A2B Adapter Board, the A2B Adapter Board Enclosure and two cables: the A2B Cable: Mini50 to DuraClik™- 30cm and the A2B Cable: Mini50 to tinned ends - 1m.

The A2B Bus Monitor Application runs on the Promira® Serial Platform, taking advantage of its high-performance serial data communications over USB or Ethernet. Data capture and analysis happens on the device, which allows for remote data capture and the ability to review the data at any time.

About Total Phase

Total Phase manufactures powerful USB, I2C, SPI, eSPI, and CAN development tools Total Phase tools combine best-of-breed features; Windows, Linux and Mac OS X support; a royalty-free API; and excellent customer support, making them perfect additions to any engineer's toolbox. Please visit us at www.totalphase.com.

A2B is a registered trademark of Analog Devices, Inc

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