January 25, 2019
A professional grade tool set that takes over where oscilloscopes and software debuggers fall short.
As microcontrollers have become more capable, the size and complexity of their codebase has also increased. Traditional oscilloscopes are powerful, but they don’t always provide the information engineers need when it comes to digital IO and protocol based transactions.
The new Five Wire is a professional grade tool set that takes over where oscilloscopes and software debuggers fall short, allowing engineers to quickly capture and source signals to assist with debugging and verification of embedded designs. Five Wire was developed by Mike Hagen, a Professional Engineer with more than 30 years of experience designing some of the world’s most popular testing equipment.
With Five Wire, digital designers and firmware engineers get the power of five debugging tools in one instrument so users can source, capture, and analyze the data needed to debug complex embedded designs.
Taking a unique approach to testing digital designs, Five Wire captures and stores data only when a signal changes, greatly reducing the time and memory necessary to capture and record transactions to provide a faster way for engineers to find and fix bugs. Embedded engineers can now capture more data and clearly see the interactions between software and hardware components or systems.
Five Wire can also be used to simulate sensor inputs and emulate protocols to evaluate software and circuit performance. With digital, analog, and protocol source signals, you can replace or emulate source inputs to verify firmware response to external signals. The tool also supports user customization, allowing users to operate the various tools with easy to understand GUIs or. For users who want more control, full automation is available using Five Wire’s ‘C’ like scripting language.
Five Wire was designed by Anewin in Vancouver, Washington. It is manufactured by ControlTek, a veteran-owned electronics manufacturer located in Vancouver, Washington and marketed by Outlier of Portland, Oregon.