CATC Introduces InfiniBand 4X Exerciser

7/23/2002 - Computer Access Technology Corporation (Nasdaq: CATZ) [CATC], a leading provider of advanced verification systems and connectivity products for communications protocols, today announced the introduction of the CATC IBTrainer(TM) 4X, a new exerciser for testing InfiniBand 4X designs and devices. IBTrainer helps engineers verify the reliability of their products, as well as perform compliance tests to validate adherence to the InfiniBand specification.

The InfiniBand architecture is a point-to-point, high-speed, switch-fabric interconnect designed to bring channel-based I/O reliability and performance to distributed computing systems. InfiniBand technology is expected to play a significant role in future deployments of clustered servers and Storage Area Networks (SANs) in enterprise and Internet datacenters.

"The IBTrainer 4X is unprecedented in its ability to control InfiniBand traffic at the packet level," said Mike Micheletti, Product Manager at CATC. "Inserting error conditions such as bad ICRC/ VCRC and invalid running disparity allows users to quantify fault handling and prove compliance with the InfiniBand specification."

Not only can IBTrainer generate and receive arbitrary InfiniBand packets, it can intelligently respond to incoming traffic using TCL standard scripts. This allows IBTrainer to perform many of the IBTA Integrators List compliance tests as a fully automated measurement platform. IBTrainer is a stand-alone instrument, which complements CATC's highly-regarded IBTracer Bus & Protocol Analyzers. Other features include the CATC IBTrainer's ability to:

Pricing and Availability
The CATC IBTrainer 4X can be ordered today for shipment in August of 2002. 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

Certain statements made in this news release are forward-looking, such as CATC leadership in the InfiniBand test market, availability of product, market acceptance and competition. Such statements and any other forward-looking statements, are subject to risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward- looking statements. Factors that may cause future results to differ materially include, CATC's position in the InfiniBand test market, production of new products, market acceptance of its products and competitive pressures. These and other risk factors that may affect CATC's financial results in the future are discussed in CATC's Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed March 28, 2002 and which can be viewed at the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at ( . CATC undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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