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Siemens Digital Industries Software VCO1S A2B – Bus Monitor Pro
The Siemens VCO1S A²B Bus Monitor is a powerful debugging tool that provides unprecedented insights into the network traffic on an A²B technology-based audio network.
The A²B Bus Monitor system combines a compact, professional-grade, single-unit hardware device with an easy-to-use host application software.
The Siemens VCO1S A²B Bus Monitor acts as a spy node in a daisy-chained A²B based network, to non-intrusively monitor, and capture, data from the bus. All forms of traffic; audio and control can be logged live over USB and Ethernet. Key actions such as those occurring during an A²B network discovery process can be captured and deconstructed for detailed analysis. In addition, up to two channels of A²B audio can be listened to in real time through the PC speakers by simply clicking on the channel’s corresponding VU meter bar in the audio slot view.
All logged A²B events and triggers are color-coded and can be filtered for easy management and interpretation. Detailed, slave node level information including register settings helps with increased debugging capability. The ability to import project session files (.ses) created using the VCO1S A²B Analyzer application software greatly helps with overall network awareness and empowers users to setup quickly with a thoroughly understanding of the system.
All captured information is time stamped, and a custom log viewer allows users to view perfectly time-aligned audio signals with I2C commands and trigger instances. This time-aligned view results in a greater visual comprehension of the entire network, a powerful capability in debugging complex A²B systems. In addition, real-time access to audio from the individual channels accelerates the overall analysis process.
The VCO1S A²B Bus Monitor PRO is ideally suited for automotive OEMs and automotive suppliers developing A²B technology-based systems and components. With a robust, compact hardware that supports both USB and automotive power and ignition, the device can be used on-bench, as well as inside car cabins to capture data from test drives. An optional custom in-car power cable is available.