CATC Debuts PETrainer PCI Express Traffic Generator and Exerciser

11/20/2003 - Computer Access Technology Corporation (CATC) (NASDAQ: CATZ), a leading communications protocol expert company, announced the expansion of their industry leading line of expert PCI Express analyzers with PETrainer, a PCI Express traffic generator and exerciser. PETrainer works in conjunction with CATC’s PETracer and PETracer ML expert protocol analysis systems to deliver a comprehensive analysis and testing solution capable of assisting developers with early validation of product designs along with error injection and stress testing in preparation for compliance testing.

PETrainer features script level traffic generation, manual error injection and extensive exerciser capabilities, including end point emulation. When used with a CATC PETracer analyzer, the integrated system allows engineers to generate reliable and repeatable traffic to concurrently and unobtrusively monitor the bus, and record and analyze selected traffic.

“Having an exerciser early in the design cycle is key for testing and verifying designs. The PETrainer system enables engineers to generate legal and illegal traffic in order to properly validate their solutions,” stated Fred Rastgar, director of Computing Products for CATC. “We continue to support our customers with leading test and analysis systems. In conjunction with the PETracer analyzers, the PETrainer exerciser rounds out our offering of PCI Express test and analysis solutions. These systems accelerate our customers time to market, enabling quick discovery and resolution of logic and design flaws and assuring protocol compliance and interoperability.”

PETrainer utilizes the CATC Universal Protocol Analysis System (UPAS 10K), a high bandwidth hardware platform capable of supporting multi-lane analysis and traffic generation for PCI Express as well as Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, SAS and Serial ATA.

CATC is accepting orders for the PETrainer with delivery beginning in Q1 of 2004. For further information, please contact CATC or its worldwide network of distribution partners.

About CATC
Computer Access Technology Corporation (CATC) (NASDAQ: CATZ) is a global communication protocols expert company, providing test and measurement solutions for Computer I/O, Storage and Networking protocols, enhancing productivity and time to market. CATC develops, manufactures and markets advanced protocol analysis expert systems for established and emerging digital communications standards including Bluetooth, Fibre Channel, IEEE 1394, InfiniBand, PCI Express, SCSI, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), Serial ATA and USB. Semiconductor, device, system and software companies use CATC’s products during each phase of their products’ lifecycles from development through production and market deployment. CATC's expert protocol analysis systems allow customers to monitor communications traffic, diagnose design and operational problems and confirm interoperability and standards compliance. Technicians also use CATC's test and analysis products on production lines and for maintenance of deployed systems and networks. CATC was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information regarding CATC and its products, please visit

CATC, Computer Access Technology Corporation, PETracer, PETrainer, Universal Protocol Analyzer System and UPAS are proprietary marks of Computer Access Technology Corporation.

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