Interactive networking stack debugger

The new P+ 1000 embedded packet debugger provides ability to control and interact with networking designs and is priced for the individual engineer.

It offers packet-by-packet control, an ability to work at any layer of the protocol stack, symbolic editing, and packet injection.

In addition the P+ 1000 provides an approach to working with security protocols including at speed encryption/decryption, and key management. This allows the engineer to view, edit, and set triggers as if the traffic is in the clear, and create specific test cases to validate the operation of security protocols.

The P+ 1000 utilizes an embedded approach that leverages the resources of the target design. This makes it possible to have the tool at first silicon or first prototype, when the engineer needs it most.

This is combined with compiler-based tool generation that makes it flexible enough to easily handle protocol extensions, and proprietary protocols. This approach creates a tool that can be used for multiple protocols, and across several projects. For wireless designs the tool uses the target design’s radio, the radio that engineers prefer working with.

Current networking development tools are lacking. Custom tools are expensive to develop, have a limited interface, and are poorly maintained. Protocol analyzers lack the control and precision needed in development. Chassis based loading tools are too late and too expensive for the individual development engineer.

The P+ 1000 is the first product from Portland, Oregon based Packet Plus. They have a strong team with networking industry, embedded systems and tool development experience with staff from Cisco, PMC-Sierra, Extreme Networks, and Synopsys.

The P+ 1000 will be available in March of 2012 and pricing starts at $9,500 per individual engineer.

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