By DE Editors
Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced SPI Storm, a Serial Protocol Host Adapter from Belgian company Byte Paradigm. It is controlled from a PC through a USB interface.
SPI Storm can access ASICs, SoCs, FPGAs and other digital embedded systems that use serial protocols at speeds of up to 100 MHz at the I/O lines. Various serial protocols can be chosen from a standard library that includes: SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface), variants of SPI on 3 wires, and dual-SPI and quad-SPI protocols. SPI Storm Studio software, provided free with SPI Storm, allows user-specific definition of custom protocols, including those requiring bi-directional signal lines.
In addition, SPI Storm features an 8-bit general-purpose output port that can be synchronized with the serial port to extend the number of available signals. With 32 MB memory, 100 MHz operation and three specialized ports (a flexible serial port, 8-bit GPO and an 8-bit input trigger port), SPI Storm targets ASIC, SoC, FPGA and embedded system testing and debugging, when there is a need to access and interact in real time with interfaces that use standard and user-defined serial protocols.
Powered either from the USB bus or from an external power supply, SPI Storm is a 3- and 4-wire SPI exerciser/analyzer that uses a USB 2.0 high-speed interface. This permits fast signal analysis for debug, programming and testing of chips and electronic boards that use SPI for chip-to-chip communications. SPI Storm can act as both a PC-controlled master (exerciser) and as a SPI protocol sniffer (analyzer).
For more information, visit Saelig.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.