CATC Begins Volume Shipments of Infiniband 4X Protocol Analyzer

6/27/2002 - Computer Access Technology Corporation [CATC] (Nasdaq: CATZ - News), a leading provider of advanced verification systems and connectivity products for communications protocols, has begun volume shipments of the CATC IBTracer™ 4X, a high-performance protocol analyzer for InfiniBand™ 4X systems. CATC's newest offering is a non-intrusive, design-verification system that provides robust InfiniBand traffic capture, display and analysis accelerating development, testing and validation of devices based on the 10Gb/s InfiniBand 4X standard.

"With the introduction of the IBTracer 4X, CATC continues its leadership in InfiniBand protocol testing," said Mike Micheletti, InfiniBand Product Manager at CATC. "The IBTracer 4X adds new features, including SDP and SRP decodes, that facilitate viewing and analysis of IB encapsulated protocols. Utilizing the easy-to-use CATC Trace(TM) GUI, the IBTracer 4X illustrates how InfiniBand components work together and comply with the 4X specification."

"CATC's IBTracer 4X provided valuable insight during the validation of our 10-Gbit/second IBandit-TCA family of products," said Chris Pettey, co-founder and CTO at Banderacom, a CATC beta site. "The IBTracer has been helpful in both compliance testing and interoperability work with other vendors."

InfiniBand is a next-generation protocol for high-speed data transmission, used among tightly coupled servers, appliances and storage devices. The 4X InfiniBand protocol extends the existing 1X protocol by supporting up to four 2.5Gb/sec dual-simplex connections, called "lanes," for an effective duplex transmission speed of 10Gb/sec. Additional information on the InfiniBand protocol and companies developing IB products can be found at, the web site of the InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA).

New features of the IBTracer 4X include:

Pricing and Availability
The CATC IBTracer 4X is available now. For pricing or additional information, please contact CATC or its worldwide network of distributor partners.

About CATC
CATC, a communications protocol expert company, provides advanced verification systems and connectivity products for existing and emerging digital communications standards such as USB, IEEE1394, Bluetooth wireless technology, InfiniBand, Serial ATA, SCSI and Ethernet. CATC products are used by semiconductor, device, system and software companies at each phase of their product lifecycle from development through production and market deployment. CATC was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. CATC can be found on the Web at

SOURCE Computer Access Technology Corporation

CONTACT: Mike Micheletti of Computer Access Technology Corporation, +1-408-727-6600, ext. 271, or

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