DapTechnology offers a series of highly integrated protocol decoding add-ons which greatly enhance the standard analysis and testing capabilities of the FireSpy data analyzers. Once the basic 1394 protocol has been mastered, typical analysis, debugging and testing requirements transition quickly into the protocol layer. Without proper tools this can be a painful and very time consuming task.
As an added benefit, a separate application (Format Editor) allows for the modification and extension of the factory default decoding and identification definitions. This extremely powerful and versatile tool enables experienced users to build on top of the standard definitions, engage in early prototyping and benchmarking of protocols still in the specification development process, as well as add proprietary extensions.
The different protocols require very different implementation details and are therefore very unique in their implementation. However, some key characteristics can be identified and are listed below: