Whitepapers

Architecture of the Perytons™ Protocol Analyzer

The various Perytons™ Protocol Analyzer models are based on a similar core engine, a fact that enables the easy upgrade between the different models and ensures easy cross operation and
work between all models of the Perytons™ Protocol Analyzer family.

The Perytons™ Protocol Analyzer is built-up of two main components – the analyzer core and the protocol specific elements.

The Perytons™ Protocol Analyzer core includes the GUI (Graphical User Interface), analysis engine and analysis toolbox. This part is shared by all Perytons™ Protocol Analyzer models.

The protocol specific elements include RF front-end, data capture interface, and the protocol
processor. This part is protocol-specific.

With the exception of the RF front-end, which requires dedicated hardware (supplied with the
analyzer), all other elements are implemented via software running on the user’s PC.

Analyzer Architecture
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Perytons™ Protocol Analyzer Overview

Perytons™ Protocol Analyzers allow analyzing and debugging wireless and wire line
communication networks such as 802.15.4, ZigBee, ZigBee RF4CE, 6LoWPAN, PLC and
802.15.4a/UWB.

Analyzer Overview

The Perytons™ Protocol Analyzer includes various views for exploring data behavior like: Time
View, Network View, Message View, Message Tree View and Devices View.

Capturing data is accomplished by using external hardware as PHY front-end. For IEEE802.15.4
related traffic this is accomplished using IEEE802.15.4 USB dongles as RF receivers, while for
other protocols an external relevant box is used.

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Flexibility

The Perytons™ Protocol Analyzers provide a variety of flexibility levels for the user. Starting with the basic look and feel preferences available to all users, and all through to a full environment allowing the user to build his own protocol into the analyzer, create charts and more.

Preferences

Available in all basic Perytons™ Protocol Analyzer models.

Allows the user to set the colors of different message types, connections (colors and line
thickness), etc.

Preferences

Using User Defined Scripts written by Perytons™ or by Peryton-Scripting Add-On holders

Available in all basic Perytons™ Protocol Analyzer models.

Any Perytons™ Protocol Aanalyzer user can use User Defined Scripts written for the analyzer. Such a Script can generate charts, filter messages in Time View and Message View windows, change the device icon in the Network View, generate events and alarms, and more (for further information regarding Perytons™ User Defined Scripts see the Perytons™ User Defined Scripts whitepaper).

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