Bluetooth Explorer

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System Specifications
Bluetooth Capture Characteristics
  • Ellisys Rainbow™: Industry's first wideband concurrent capture of all Bluetooth channels. Introduced in 2010.
  • Frequency band: 2.402-2.480 GHz
  • Sensitivity range: From -90 to +15 dBm
  • Gain: Programmable from -30 to +15 dB
  • Modulations: All BR/EDR/LE modulations (GFSK 1/2Mbps, p/4-DQPSK, 8-DPSK)
  • Baseband: Support of Bluetooth 5, upgradeable by software. Preliminary support of non-released specifications available.
Wi-Fi Capture Characteristics
  • 802.11 2x2 a/b/g/n (2 streams)
  • Channel width 2.4GHz: 20MHz or 40MHz, configurable
  • Channel width 5GHz: 20MHz or 40MHz
  • 11n MCS 2.4GHz 20MHz channel: 0 to 15
  • 11n MCS 2.4GHz 40MHz channel: 0 to 7
  • 11n MCS 5GHz 20MHz channel: 0 to 7
  • Guard Interval: 800ns and 400ns GI
  • Frame encoding: BCC (LDPC not supported)
  • Max AMPDU size: 16,384 bytes
Logic Capture Characteristics
  • Maximum bandwidth: 20 MHz
  • Sampling precision: 5 ns
  • Supported input voltage: 1.8 to 7V
HCI Capture Characteristics
  • USB HCI transport: Low, Full, and High Speed, with automatic detection
  • UART HCI transport: Up to 8 Mbit/s, automatic detection of all parameters
  • SPI HCI transport: Up to 8 Mbit/s, automatic detection of all parameters
Low-speed Serial Capture Characteristics
  • UART: Up to 8 Mbit/s automatic detection of all parameters
  • SPI: Up to 8 Mbit/s, automatic detection of all parameters
  • I2C: Up to 1 Mb/s
  • SWD: Up to 8 Mb/s
  • Clock: ±10ppm frequency accuracy over -10 to +60 degrees Celsius range
  • BR/EDR/LE timestamp accuracy: ±125ns
  • Wi-Fi timestamp accuracy: ±1us
  • USB HCI timestamp accuracy: ±16.7ns
  • Logic timestamp accuracy: ±5ns
Embedded Memory
  • 128 MB of FIFO memory
  • Data is stored in highly optimized format
  • Analyzed data is uploaded in real time through a USB 2.0 connection
Front-Panel Indicators
  • Power: unit powered on
  • Operating: unit performing requested task
  • Trigger: trigger event detected
  • Capture: BR/EDR and/or LE packet captured
  • HCI: HCI packet captured
Front-Panel Connectors
  • Capture: Standard SMA female
  • HCI: USB 2.0 Standard-A and Micro-B
Rear-Panel Connectors
  • Computer: USB 2.0 Standard-B
  • Power: 12-24 VDC, max 18 W
  • Trigger: SMA in and out, 50 Ω, max 5VDC
  • IO Probe: supports UART / SPI HCI, WCI-2 and logic analysis
  • Inter-equipment: in and out, supports connection of several units
  • 180 x 170 x 58 mm (7.1 x 6.7 x 2.3'')
  • 1.0 kg (2.0 lbs)
Hardware Upgrade
  • The Ellisys Rainbow™ engine is automatically updated with each software release  (no user intervention required)
Maintenance and Licensing
  • Free lifetime software updates – no maintenance fees
  • Free full-featured viewer software – easily share annotated traces between computers and colleagues and replay captured traffic
  • Use Ellisys hardware on any computer – no additional licenses needed
  • Two-year limited warranty [STD and PRO]
  • Three-year limited warranty [ENT]

Ellisys reserves the right to change the features and specifications of the product without notice.

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