SOURCE: Catalyst Enterprises

June 12, 2006 16:54 ET

Catalyst Introduces Protocol Analyzer/Exerciser Tool for Certified Wireless USB and UWB Technology

Protocol Tool to Contribute to Industry Development of New Wireless Products

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 12, 2006 -- Catalyst Enterprises, Inc., a leading provider of advanced design verification and test tools for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), Serial ATA (SATA), PCI Express™, USB 2.0, Fibre Channel, and other high performance I/O technologies, today announced the upcoming release of the AirCom Series UWB Analyst™, a Wireless USB/Ultra-Wideband protocol analyzer/exerciser development solution based on Certified Wireless USB. The AirCom Series is designed to assist developers in the design, debug, and characterization of silicon, devices, and software.

"Catalyst has a rich and successful history with USB development solutions, having provided developers with industry-leading product innovation and the industry's broadest range of feature sets," stated Nader Saleh, president, Catalyst Enterprises. "We look forward to providing our customers with complete development solutions for Certified Wireless USB."

"Design verification and debug tools are critical to bringing new products and technologies to market, reducing development time and ensuring product interoperability," stated Jason Ellis, director of business development & marketing, Staccato Communications. "Catalyst's AirCom Series will enable customers of Staccato's Ripcord™ single-chip, all-CMOS silicon to rapidly design-in and confidently introduce end-products based upon Certified Wireless USB."

Amir Freund, Vice President of Marketing at Wisair said, "We are delighted Catalyst has selected our chipset for the first release of the AirCom Series, and are confident that the AirCom Series will facilitate the development of robust consumer products."

Catalyst's AirCom Series Delivers both Analysis and Stimulus Capabilities

The AirCom Series provides capture, trigger, filter, and display capabilities for Wireless USB/UWB frames, packets, transactions, transfers, payloads, and events. This compact, highly portable system is controlled by a separate PC connection via USB 2.0 or Ethernet (LAN). Visibility is provided for WiMedia-capable UWB radio traffic and Certified Wireless USB protocol, including various post-capture analysis and filter tools to enable fast drill-down and captured traffic. An integrated traffic generation option provides an ability to generate traffic patterns.


The AirCom Series UWB Analyst is scheduled for release in July 2006. Initial deliveries will include an optional traffic generation feature.

Certified Wireless USB Developers Developers Conference

Catalyst will be demonstrating the UWB Analyst at the Certified Wireless USB Developers Conference, running June 20th - 22nd in San Jose, Calif.

About Catalyst Enterprises, Inc.

Founded in 1992 in San Jose, CA, Catalyst Enterprises is a leading manufacturer of data bus analysis and emulation tools for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), Serial ATA (SATA), PCI Express, USB 2.0, Wireless USB, Fibre Channel, and other serial and parallel data communications protocols. Catalyst's development tools incorporate a reconfigurable hardware core architecture, which can be updated in the field with software, keeping the tool current with the latest standards and updated feature sets. These flexible hardware tools are powered by protocol-specific software applications, which are made available to customers for the lifetime of the product. Catalyst products are used by companies in the telecommunications, semiconductor, software, consumer electronics, defense, and other industries. Catalyst can be found on the web at

Catalyst Enterprises, Inc. -- 60 Las Colinas Lane -- San Jose CA 95119 -- (408) 365-3846

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Contact Information

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