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Frontline Test Equipment - ZigBee (802.15.4) MeshDecoder

Real-time 802.15.4 / ZigBee Network View and Communications Debugging

Frontline Test Equipment ZigBee MeshDecoder
     
  • Product Highlights
  • Network View
  • 802.15.4 Decode
  • ZigBee Decode
  • Frame Display
  • Protocol Navigator
  • Specifications

Highlights

  • LIVE: Real-time IEEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee protocol analyzer
  • IMPROVED: Enhanced Filters isolate traffic based on node, protocol field value, conversation, time & more. Less confusion.
  • NEW: Passive Channel Scan identifies all active channels without impacting communication flow. See what is really there.
  • SOPHISTICATED: Software simplifies understanding complex ZigBee network data and reduces debug time.
  • FLEXIBLE: Built-in support for user-defined decoding of any IEEE 802.15.4-based protocol. Customized for you by you.
  • COMPACT: Finger-sized ZigBee ComProbe air sniffing hardware requires no external power.
  • COMPREHENSIVE: Entire ZigBee stack is decoded.
  • EASY: Packets with protocol violations flagged in red for fast identification.
  • HANDY: User-defined bookmarks, with comments, allow for quick identification of questionable packets.
  • SMART: Capture files can be exchanged with other MeshDecoder users to quickly pinpoint bugs and interop problems.

What You Get: MeshDecoder comes complete with a USB powered 2.4GHz Radio, Graphical View and Statistics, Complete Decode of the ZigBee Clusters, Real Time Decoding, Frontline DecoderScript Development Kit, 12 months of Premium Maintenance, Technical Support

   

Mesh Decoder Network View

Mesh Decoder Network View

 

 

See the Traffic - MeshDecoder's Network View

MeshDecoder's Network View provides you with a view of node relationships and node statistics. Use the Channel Scan feature to identify the frequency where the traffic is and begin monitoring.MeshDecoder Network View

MeshDecoder's Network View enables you to see statistics on specific nodes including communications traffic details and node information including parent/child relationships.

Individual Active Node Information (User selectable)

  • Packets Transmitted and Received.

  • Bytes Transmitted and Received.

  • Association Requests Sent.

  • Number of Nodes Data is Received from and Sent to.

  • Node Depth Information.

  • Nodes In and Out.

  • Utilization Information.

  • Broadcast Information.

  • Addresses: PAN ID, Short Address and Long Address.

  • Orphan Messages Sent for other Nodes.

  • Assigned User Friendly Names for each Node.

See the Details - 802.15.4 Decoding

Summary Pane
User selectable protocol level tabs in MeshDecoders Frame Display enables you to get at the information that you want to see fast. MeshDecoder decodes the 802.15.4 layer into an easy to understand format. From the Line Quality Information (LQI) number to address and command types, MeshDecoder give you the information in a clear concise manner.

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Communications Decoding - 802.15.4

MAC Layer Decode

Frame 4: (Host) Len=22
802.15.4 MAC:
   
Frame Control:
       
Frame Type: MAC Command
        Security: Disabled
        Frame Pending: No
        Acknowledgment Request: Yes
        PAN ID Compression: No
        Reserved: 0x000
        Destination Addressing Mode: 16 bit short address
        Version: IEEE Std 802.15.4-2003
        Source Addressing Mode: 64 bit extended address
    Sequence Number: 34
    Destination PAN Identifier: 0x1aaa
    Destination Address: 0x00:00
    Source PAN Identifier: Broadcast
    Source Address: 0x42:0e:04:b0:37:c2:50:00
    MAC Command: Association request
    Capability Information:
       
Alternate PAN coordinator: No
        Device type: Reduced Function Device
        Power source: Mains
        Receiver on when idle: Yes
        Reserved: 0x0
        Security capability: No
        Allocate address: Yes.
  
 Radio Supplied Information:
       
Frame Check Sequence: 0x1ac2
        LQI: 255

See the Details - ZigBee Decoding
User selectable protocol level tabs in MeshDecoders Frame Display enables you to get at the information that you want to see fast. MeshDecoder decodes the ZigBee Cluster Library and with one click you can see the important data, the set point is 35 degrees or the switch is off. Some ZigBee analyzers do not decode the ZigBee Cluster Library. Frontline's MeshDecoder also provides you with Line Quality Information (LQI).

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Communications Decoding - ZigBee

Frame 345: (Host) Len=35
802.15.4 MAC:
    Frame Control:
        Frame Type: Data
        Security: Disabled
        Frame Pending: No
        Acknowledgement Request: Yes
        PAN ID Compression: Yes
        Reserved: 0x000
        Destination Addressing Mode: 16 bit short address
        Version: IEEE Std 802.15.4-2003
        Source Addressing Mode: 64 bit short address
    Sequence Number: 253
    Destination PAN Identifier: 0x1aaa
    Destination Address: 0x00:00
    Source Address: 0x79:73
    Radio Supplied Information:
       Frame Check Sequence: 0x6e1f
        LQI: 255

ZigBee Network:
    NWK Header:
        Frame Control:
            Frame Type: Data
            Protocol Version: 2
            Discover route: Enable Route Discovery
            Multicast Flag: Unicat or Broadcast
            Security: Disabled
            Source Route Subframe: Absent
            Destination IEEE address: Absent
            Source IEEE address: Absent
            Reserved: 0x0
        Routing Fields:
            Destination Address: 0x00:00
            Source Address: 0x79:73
            Broadcast Radius: 10
            Broadcast Sequence Number: 230

ZigBee APS:
    APS Header:
        Frame control:
            Frame Type: Data
            Delivery Mode: Normal unicast delivery
            Indirect Address Mode: Not Relevant
            Security: Disabled
            Acknowledgement Requested: No
            Reserved: 0
        Destination Endpoint: Application 0x08
        Cluster Identifier: Temperature measurement
        Profile Identifier: Home Automation
        Source Endpoint: Application 0x08
        APS Counter: 176

ZigBee Cluster Library:
    Cluster (from APS layer): Temperature measurement
    Control: 0x00
        Frame Type sub-field: Entire profile
        Manfacturer field present: No
        Command is from: Client
        Disable default response: No
    Sequence: 67
    Command: Report attributes
    Attribute Report:
        Attribute: MeasuredValue
        Temperature: 34.0 C

See the Complete Picture - Frame Display - Comprehensive, Powerful Decoding
MeshDecoder's FrameDecoder engine has been built with complex protocol stacks, such as ZigBee, in mind. As each packet is decoded, MeshDecoder retains important system state information, which is used for future decoding. As subsequent packets are processed, decoding reflects the state of the entire system. And, this same powerful decoding engine, which is used by the built-in ZigBee decoders, is also available for user-defined decoding of any IEEE 802.15.4-based protocol.

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See the Details - Frame Display - Protocol Decoding
The detailed information in the Frame Display window is presented clearly and with as much, or as little, detail as you require.

  • Summary Information for Messages Sent and Received.
  • Message Frame is Decoded into Text.
  • ZigBee Cluster Library Decoded down to a Specific Value.
  • Protocol Errors Identified with Red Frame Numbers.
  • Message is Shown in Binary, Octal, Hex and ASCII.
  • Display filters include:
    • Pre-Set Filters.
    • Node Information Filters.
    • User Defined Complex Filters.
  • Side-by-Side Comparisons with Multiple Display Windows.
  • For Custom Decodes use the included FrameDecoder® Development Kit.

See the Details - Frame Display - Quick Filters
Quick filters within the Frame Display window add powerful, yet easy to use filtering to include or exclude/hide messages/frames that contain a specific protocol, and it also allows you to filter on specific messages.

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See the Details - Frame Display - Printing
MeshDecoders printing capability gives you options for printing out information in the Frame Display.

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Selecting options, as shown in the above screen shot of MeshDecoder's Frame Display Print feature, results in a print-out as illustrated in the Print Preview screen shot below. You can also choose an option so that the print-out includes the decode information for each Frame number.

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Protocol Navigator Window for Multiple Frame Analysis
The Protocol Navigator displays multiple decoded packets/messages in one powerful, yet easy-to-use, decoder screen. Analyze multiple protocol layers within multiple data packets while utilizing it's quick and powerful filtering capabilities. Find protocol problems and drill-down in conjunction with the Frame Display or Event Display Windows (which are synchronized with the Protocol Navigator) to identify bit, byte, or timing issues.

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Specifications

  • Requires a Pentium PC, 1Ghz or faster, Windows XP with USB port plus 512 MB RAM and 50 MB free disk space.