CATC Adds Device Emulation to USBTracer/Trainer USB Analyzer

1/15/2004 - Computer Access Technology Corporation (CATC) (NASDAQ: CATZ), a leading communications protocol expert company, announced the addition of device emulation capabilities to their premier USBTracer/Trainer advanced design and verification test system. This new functionality allows users to generate USB device traffic, enabling testing of a USB hosts and device drivers’ ability to handle error conditions and exceptions. Device emulation complements the existing capabilities of CATC’s USBTrainer module, resulting in a test tool that can generate both device and host traffic for a comprehensive system design and debug environment.

Device emulation gives USBTracer/Trainer the ability to simulate device traffic, both legal and illegal, allowing engineers to quickly test their designs under various operating conditions as well as for standards compliance. Once created, test cases can be easily recorded, modified and played back as different scenarios for further testing of the USB system.

“CATC continues to drive innovation in the USB analyzer market by introducing new features and functionality to our leading expert analysis solutions,” stated Fred Rastgar director of Computing Products for CATC. “The ability to simulate either a USB host or device makes the highly versatile USBTracer/Trainer an invaluable tool when developing new USB products. CATC is committed to providing products that meet our customer’s existing and future needs.”

CATC’s USBTracer/Trainer protocol analyzer and test system is available now, with Device Emulation support to be delivered in Q2 of 2004. Existing USBTracer/Trainer customers will be eligible to upgrade their USBTrainer module free of charge. 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 and USBTracer/Trainer are proprietary marks of Computer Access Technology Corporation.

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