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BusBee Test Pod

The Easy to Use Serial Bus Monitor, Protocol Analyzer and Logic Analyzer

BusBee Overview

USB 2.0 Connectivity

Serial Bus Monitor, Packet analyzer and logic analyzer all in one

Constantly stream decoded bus data to the PC

Decode USB, I2C, SPI, Async, CAN, I2S, 1-wire, SM Bus, PS/2 and Sync Serial bus data

Small, compact and portable

Operates as a 4 channel Logic Analyzer using the USBee Suite

Resolve Bugs Faster and Easier

Capture the streaming real-time data flowing in your embedded design easily with the BusBee Serial Bus Monitor. The BusBee will collect the raw data from Serial, I2C, I2S, Async, USB Full and Low Speed, SMBus, 1-Wire or CAN busses and store the data to disk in real-time.

See Your Bus Traffic in Action

Captures continuous real-time bus data

Stores data to disk as the data arrives

Runs indefinitely (until your disk fills)

Captures entire test sequences

Monitors embedded system data flows during normal operation

Processes or stores Megabytes, Gigabytes or Terabytes of data

Monitored data is written in comma delimited text format and can be imported directly into Excel, Word or other processing programs.

Users can significantly reduce debug time by eliminating chunks of grunt work that would typically chew up man-days or man-weeks of effort, and yet improve bug detection capability. Its portability and low price allow every engineer or firmware developer to have a BusBee on their desk.

Windows and Mac Fully Supported

The BusBee platform works seamlessly on Windows XP through Windows 8.1 as well as Mac OS X under Parallels 9 including Coherence mode.

BusBee Maximum Speed Specifications

SPI up to 10MHz clock

Async up to 8Mbaud

1-Wire defined by specification

CAN up to 2Mbaud

I2C up to 2MHz SCL

I2S up to 8MHz bit clock

Sync Serial up to 8MHz

SMBus up to 2MHz clock

USB Full Speed

Logic Analyzer Features

4 digital input channels

Inputs are 5.5V tolerant

Sampling rates up to 24M sample per second

Data buffer is on the PC for huge sample sizes

Supports 5V, 3.3V, 2.5V and 2V logic levels

Packet Analyzer Features

Simultaneously decode multiple busses to extract the data transferred on the signals

I2C, SPI, Async, CAN, 1-Wire, USB, and many other protocols supported

Packets can be filtered and searched based on field contents or lack of content

PacketPresenter takes the decoded byte streams and formats the packets by breaking out the fields you define

Packet data can be exported in a variety of formats including RTF, CSV, TXT, Excel, or Binary file

Custom Protocol Decoders and PacketPresenter definitions let you tailor it to your special bus

USBee Features That Accelerate Your Debugging

Many test instruments integrated into one

Serial Bus Monitor, Packet analyzer and logic analyzer in a single test system

Eliminate wasted time trying to trigger multiple instruments together and correlating an important event to each other

USBee Suite Pro Upgraded Features

The optional USBee Suite Pro software module adds the following features to the platform:

USBee Suite Features Comparison

USBee Suite Standard

USBee Suite Pro






channel display (on units with analog channels)

Logic Analyzer   

channel display

Protocol decoding

In-line USB, I2C, SPI, Async, 1-Wire, CAN, I2S, SM Bus, PS/2, Sync Serial, Parallel and NEC IR Decoders

Custom Decoder

development kit for creating your own decoder


7 Layer Configurable Protocol Decoder displays bus data as packets like your data sheet  

Smart Search

32 level search terms to automatically search through hundreds of millions of samples to pinpoint your problems fast

Smart Markers

Place markers at critical points in your trace for easy measurements and navigation


Fast Pan

Used for quickly viewing decoded bus data by panning left and right



Titles and Sticky Notes allow detailed documentation that is invaluable when sharing trace files


Acquisition Control

Enhanced Run, Single, Normal, Auto modes


Display Modes  

Enhanced display modes with Persist, Vectors, Wide


Analog Channel Scaling

Scaling of slope, offset and units for displaying values in real life terms



Read in ULD data files captured using your USBee DX


Enormous data captures

Since the BusBee streams the samples to the PC you can capture hundreds on millions of samples

Capture all occurrences of symptoms instead of a single instance. Find obscure bugs that occur rarely

Single trace synchronized view

Packets, waveforms and physical layer voltage in a single window

Allows quick determination whether root cause is software, firmware or hardware

Protocols in Human Readable Format

Instead of displaying packets as HEX values, the HEX values are automatically converted so that you don’t need a datasheet to interpret the function of the packet.

Faster root cause identification because users can easily follow the sequence of events at the application level, instead of at the byte level

Customizable from the wire to the protocol

Create your own protocol decoders or custom applications that utilize lower level packet data

Supports serial or parallel proprietary protocols not available in standard protocol analyzers, logic analyzers, and mixed signal oscilloscopes (MSO)

The BusBee Package


The BusBee comes with the following items:

BusBee Test Pod

One 11 lead 9-inch logic analyzer/signal generator cable set

5 multi-colored leads with 0.025" square sockets on the end, perfect for plugging into PCB headers.

5 high performance micro grabber test clips

6 foot USB cable

BusBee Software (downloaded)

USBee Suite Software (downloaded)

USBee Suite Manual (downloaded)

PC System Requirements

The BusBee requires the following minimum PC features:

Pentium or higher processor

Windows® 8, 7, Vista, or XP operating system (32 or 64-bit)

Mac OS X (using Parallels)

One USB2.0 High Speed enabled port. It will not run on USB 1.1 Full Speed ports.

1GBytes of RAM

125MBytes of Hard disk space

Internet Access (for software updates and technical support)