Corelis Introduces a Highly Affordable Feature-Rich I2C Bus Analyzer

February 5, 2009

CERRITOS, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time, system
integrators and test engineers have access to an I2C analysis instrument that
combines a rich set of features, ease-of-use, and an affordable price. The
introduction of the BusPro I2C(TM) is another example of Corelis’ product
innovation focused on reducing costs associated with product design,
validation and test. Corelis, the preferred bus analyzer solutions provider,
has employed its tools technology to supply engineers with a bus analyzer that
offers a highly convenient and intuitive environment for I2C hardware
debugging, software development and in-system programming.

Applications for the BusPro I2C(TM) include embedded software and firmware
development, hardware debug and system performance verification. Also
included is In-System Programming (ISP), which facilitates programming and
verification of I2C-compatible EEPROM devices with the BusPro I2C(TM)’s
intuitive “one-click” interface to display and update memory contents.
Software developers can monitor and log I2C bus traffic in real-time and
decoded I2C protocol is displayed to show the bus transactions in easily
comprehended format. Hardware debugging features include exercising the I2C
bus and communicating with its peripheral components. This provides a
convenient interface to “peek” and “poke” device registers while
simultaneously watching the traffic on the bus.

“Board designers and test engineers will appreciate how our products are
specifically created to provide them with inexpensive solutions that are
nonetheless equipped with an uncompromising list of features, outstanding
performance, and exceptional reliability,” said George B. La Fever, CEO and
President of Corelis. “Engineers building products that incorporate I2C-
enabled processors, such as those from Texas Instruments, will find the BusPro
I2C(TM) an invaluable aid in their development process. This introduction
further establishes Corelis as a supplier truly committed toward lowering our
clients’ test and development costs.”

Many of the features provided by the BusPro I2C(TM) are available only
with high-end systems. Among its features are:

    -- Support for I2C and SMBus.
    -- High-speed USB 2.0 interface.
    -- Support for Standard-mode, Fast-mode, and Fast-mode Plus (Fm+) with I2C
       bit rates up to 5 Mbit/s.
    -- Support for High-speed mode (Hs-mode) monitoring up to 5 Mbit/s.
    -- Traffic monitoring with unlimited time-stamped state and waveform
       recording, message filtering, and symbolic translation.
    -- Two general purpose I/O channels.
    -- Programmable trigger event to highlight bus transactions of interest.
    -- Automatic detection of bus voltage and signal thresholds.
    -- Programmable bus voltage reference and pull-up resistors on the SDA and
       SCL lines.
    -- File-linked In-System Programming of serial EEPROMs.
    -- 32-Bit Windows(R) XP/Vista software with an easy to use Graphical User

The BusPro I2C(TM) is available at the special introductory price of $995,
substantially lower than the regular list price of $1,250.

Corelis continues to offer the highly acclaimed CAS-1000-I2C/E, which
includes all the features of the BusPro I2C(TM) as well a number of more
advanced capabilities especially targeting the strenuous analysis, debug and
verification needs of IC engineers whose chips are equipped with I2C bus

For additional details and ordering information about the BusPro I2C(TM),
please visit http://www.corelis.com/BusPro.

About the Texas Instruments Developer Network

Corelis is a member of the TI Developer Network, a community of respected,
well-established companies offering products and services based on TI analog
and digital technology. The Network provides a broad range of end-equipment
solutions, embedded software, engineering services and development tools that
help customers accelerate innovation to make the world smarter, healthier,
safer, greener and more fun.

About Corelis

Corelis, Inc., a subsidiary of Electronic Warfare Associates, Inc., offers
bus analysis tools, embedded test tools and the industry’s broadest line of
JTAG/boundary-scan software and hardware products that combine exceptional
ease-of-use with advanced technical innovation and unmatched customer service.
Soon after its inception in 1991, Corelis’ innovation in bus analysis tools
and in JTAG/Boundary-scan Test solutions ultimately resulted in acceptance as
a major and preferred vendor of test tools worldwide. Corelis’ development
and test tools are used by companies such as Agilent, Dell, IBM, Jabil, Intel,
Microsoft, Rockwell, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, Qualcomm, Nokia, Panasonic,
TI, Marconi, Ford, Plexus, Broadcom, Ericsson, Flextronics and many others.
Corelis also has ongoing strategic third-party relationships with major
industry leaders such as TI, Freescale, Broadcom, Seica, etc. Today, Corelis
products can be found globally in every industry developing and/or
manufacturing electronic products. Corelis’ ScanExpress boundary-scan systems
are used for structural testing as well as JTAG functional emulation test and
in-system programming of Flash memories, CPLDs and FPGAs. Systems include a
complete range of IEEE-1149.1-compatible boundary-scan testers for PCI, PCI
Express, LAN, USB 2.0, cPCI/PXI and VXI host interfaces.

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Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change
without notice.

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