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WiMedia Explorer 300 - Datasheet

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  • Displays UWB and Wireless USB protocols in an easy-to-use hierarchical view
  • Non-intrusively captures traffic from any MB-OFDM UWB link
  • Automatically determines the speed of each frame and decodes it accordingly
  • Displays traffic in real time with no need to set up complex triggers
  • Records traffic to the hard disk for virtually unlimited recording time
  • Highlights protocol errors and interoperability issues
  • Efficiently decodes all standard requests and data structures
  • Groups similar packets and hides redundant fields to reduce information burden
  • Deciphers encrypted data payload
  • Supports the latest WiMedia and Wireless USB specifications
  • Free viewer software to exchange recorded traffic with others
  • Free lifetime software maintenance


  • Generates arbitrary frames with full control on the data content down to the PHY layer
  • Emulates most WiMedia UWB equipment, including Wireless USB hosts and devices
  • Generates erroneous frames to investigate error recovery mechanisms
  • Programmable inter-frame delay with a precision of 15 ns
  • TX power control through a dedicated instruction
  • Graphical software for creating and editing scripts
  • Interactive debugging with breakpoints and step-by-step execution capability
  • Code snippets templates speed up repetitive tasks
  • Direct script exportation from protocol analysis software
  • Command line interface for automated testing
  • Free lifetime software maintenance


  • Engineered to evolve as specifications change
  • Powered by USB, no need for a bulky external power supply
  • Communication over USB 2.0 allows the use of a notebook computer
  • Scalable hardware design helps adding new features when needed
  • Instant-on
  • Small, portable and robust enclosure
  • No fan for noiseless operation



  • UWB Multiband OFDM based on WiMedia PHY specification
  • Supports BG1 and BG3
  • Supports speeds up to 480 Mbps
  • External omnidirectional antenna


  • 1 GByte of memory
  • Analyzed data is downloaded in real time


  • Power: unit powered on
  • Activity: transmission or reception
  • Trigger: trigger event detected

Control Computer Connector

  • USB 2.0 high speed (480 Mbps)

Auxiliary Equipment Connector

  • Supports connection of an extension board for future expansion

Power Supply

  • No external power supply needed (USB bus powered)
  • 500 mA during normal operation
  • 500 μA when suspended


  • 150 x 120 x 65 mm (5.91 x 4.72 x 2.56'')
  • 850 g (1.9 lbs)

Hardware Upgrade

  • The decoding engine is automatically updated with each software release

Product Warranty

  • Two years warranty

Minimum requirements

  • Pentium 4, 1.8 GHz or compatible processor
  • 512 MBytes of RAM (2 GBytes recommended)
  • 1024x768 display resolution with at least 256 colors
  • USB 2.0 host controller
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
  • Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or higher, Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or higher
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