CATC Showcases Support for Proposed Bluetooth v1.2 Protocol Standard

5/6/2003 - Computer Access Technology Corporation (CATC) (Nasdaq: CATZ), a leading communications protocol expert company, recently demonstrated support for the proposed Bluetooth v1.2 protocol standard at the IOP1 testing event which was held in conjunction with the Bluetooth UnPlugFest 10.5 in Charlottesville, VA. During the event, CATC's BTTracer/Trainer successfully captured Adaptive Frequency Hopping (AFH), Fast Connect and eSCO traffic, each of which are new functions defined in the Bluetooth v1.2 specification. The BTTracer/Trainer is an expert Bluetooth protocol analysis system that was utilized at the event to assist developers test and verify their Bluetooth products by capturing, decoding and displaying v1.2 traffic for protocol analysis and system debug.

IOP1 was the Bluetooth SIG's first sanctioned testing event for its soon to be released v1.2 specification, which is intended to provide even faster connections, coexistence with other wireless protocols such as 802.11 and enhance audio capabilities, security and quality of service.

"As a leading provider of expert Bluetooth development, verification and test systems, CATC is again demonstrating its continued commitment to the Bluetooth community, providing support and services to early adopters of this draft specification," stated Joe Mendolia, Bluetooth business manager for CATC. "Since the release of the first draft of the Bluetooth specifications in 1999, hundreds of Bluetooth devices have been developed using CATC's analyzers. Developers and verification testers rely on CATC's leading edge technology to design and verify their Bluetooth products."

The BTTracer/Trainer is the fifth and most powerful member of CATC's extensive line of Bluetooth development tools and verification systems. The BTTracer/Trainer combines the power of a Bluetooth protocol analyzer and a Bluetooth exerciser into a single system that significantly shortens development processes and accelerates time to market. By combining CATC's BTTracer/Trainer system with the BlueVision(TM) Verification test suites, users can perform many of the verification tests required by the Bluetooth SIG.

Pricing and Availability
CATC is accepting orders for the BTTracer/Trainer with Bluetooth v1.2 support and will begin shipments in June 2003. Existing BTTracer/Trainer customers will be able to quickly and easily upgrade their system to support the new v1.2 specification. For further information, please contact CATC or its worldwide network of distribution partners.

About CATC
Computer Access Technology Corporation (CATC) 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 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

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