USB Explorer 350 Protocol Analyzer

USB 3.1, PD 3.0 and Type-C Protocol Test Platform

Now with Type-C support


USB Explorer 350, SuperSpeed

The revolutionary Ellisys USB Explorer 350 (EX350) is a super-compact yet sophisticated and comprehensive protocol test and analysis system for USB 3.1 (Gen1 and Gen2), USB 2.0, and USB Power Delivery 3.0. Full support of USB Type-C (including CC and Vconn) is provided with an adapter and cables.

With many innovative and exclusive features, the USB Explorer 350 meets the demands of today’s technology developers by providing unmatched coverage for protocol analysis, traffic generation, and compliance testing for emerging USB technologies

The hardware is economically optimized to perform analysis, active emulation of port traffic, and automated compliance testing.

Data sheet USB Explorer 350


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Key Features
  • Broad specifications support: USB 2.0 (1.5, 12, 480 Mbps), USB 3.1 (5, 10 Gbps), USB Power Delivery 2.0 (FSK, Baseband) and USB Type-C 1.1

  • Multi-function: Same unit can operate as protocol analyzer, host / device / sink / source emulator, as well as compliance tester, enabling flexible allocation of units depending project evolution

  • Compact: The unit can be placed optimally even on the most busy environment, which is particularly critical with tight margins of USB 3.1 at 10 Gbps

  • Perfect Accuracy: High precision clocking components coupled to Ellisys’ brand new protocol analysis engine provides industry’s unmatched accuracy

  • Unequaled Software: Ellisys powerful yet easy to use multi-protocol analysis software offers the most complete feature set of the industry, including essential features such as Instant Timing for precise timing analysis and Instant Throughput for performance characterization

  • Integrated Logic Analysis: Logic signals analysis concurrently to traffic capture opens a new debugging dimension to development engineers by visualizing outputs of their FPGA or ASIC

  • Free Maintenance: free lifetime updates as well as free fully-featured viewer software with unlocked hardware that can be used on any computer, supported from engineers to engineers

Ellisys USB 3.1 analysis software

The following screenshot shows the Ellisys USB 3.1 analysis software with Mass Storage traffic and a SCSI Read transfer expanded. You can note the new "Link Credit 2" introduced in USB 3.1, as well as throughput of 1.02 GByte/s enabled by the enhanced SuperSpeed at 10 Gbps.

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This screenshot shows the Ellisys Instant Timing view, zoomed-in in order to distinguis clearly packets and link commands. This view is very useful for visualizing protocol sequences, as well as measuring timings with an unequalled precision.

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The Ellisys software can be configured in various modes for different tasks. The following screenshot shows a perfect configuration for debugging LTSSM progression, with the Instant Link State showing the valid and invalid transition, and the overview and Instant Timing showing the LTSSM states changes precisely.

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