Multi Protocol Analyzer



●Compatible with 100BASE-T1, 10BASE-T1L, 10BASE-T1S measurements
●Real-time monitor recording of packets
●SPoE/PoDL measurement function and PSE diagnosis (pseudo PD) function
●Can output test packets for network load tests
●10BASE-T1S multidrop PLCA diagnostic function
●Timestamp that can be synchronized with GNSS (PPS) signals
●Save pcap file that can be analyzed with Wireshark
●PC link via LAN, USB, or Wi-Fi (XR model only) connection

LE-8500X-SE    No Wi-Fi connection
LE-8500XR-SE  With Wi-Fi connection

LE-8500X-SE / LE-8500XR-SE is a communication analyzer that can measure and test the standards: "100BASE-T1", "10BASE-T1L", and "10BASE-T1S". This device also has an SPoE/PoDL measurement function, and the measured communication data and SPoE/PoDL power data can be automatically saved by adding GNSS (PPS) time-corrected timestamps to them to an external storage connected via USB 3.0. The recorded data can be checked on the spot by the analyzer's display, thus you can use it in a variety of situations for the development and evaluation of Single Pair Ethernet devices.

Compatible with 100BASE-T1, 10BASE-T1L, 10BASE-T1S measurements

The following measurement settings are available. For 100BASE-T1, arbitrary Master/Slave settings can be made.
For 10BASE-T1L, it can automatically match the settings of the measurement target by auto-negotiation. In addition, it can perform measurements with arbitrary Master/Slave settings, Force settings, and Vpp settings. For 10BASE-T1S it can measure with multi-drop connections. Capturing is possible without interfering with the PLCA operation to be measured.
How to Connect

[ Interface Settings ]

SPoE/PoDL measurement function and PSE diagnosis (pseudo PD) function

PoDL measurement can measure the power of Class 0 to 15. Additionally, for devices that perform SCCP communication, it can measure SCCP communication content. Since the shortest measurement cycle is 10 μS, it also can check SCCP communication in a graph.

The PSE diagnostic function uses a pseudo-PD inside the board to diagnose the operation of PSE equipment. In addition to class determination, this function can create a response to any PD SCCP to respond.

Can output test packets for network load tests

■ Outputs test packets at wire rate

If you select the packet generation function, you can output Ethernet packets of arbitrary test data from port A/B. Test data can be set in 16 transmission data tables, and the transfer rate can be adjusted by specifying IFG (transmission frame gap) for each table. It can be used for network load testing.

10BASE-T1S multidrop PLCA diagnostic function

The PLCA diagnostic function diagnoses which MAC address is using the PLCA's Local ID by connecting to a data line operating in multidrop.

Cable diagnostic function

The length and condition of a cable can be measured using the TDR method. It determines and displays whether the cable is open or short-circuited, allowing you to check the location of the failure. Since the NVP value can be adjusted, measurements can be made to suit the characteristics of the cable.
* Update firmware Version 1.10 or later

Signal quality display function

During the 100BASE-T1 or 10BASE-T1L link, you can measure the signal-to-noise ratio of the received signal and display the signal quality.
* Update firmware Version 1.10 or later

example. Port A: Good, Port B: Poor

Timestamp which can be time-synchronized by GNSS (PPS) signal

In the case of a time stamp of a crystal oscillator with ±20ppm accuracy in general, there may have a time rag up to 1.7 seconds a day. By using the GNSS/GPS time synchronization function, accurate time stamps corrected in seconds can be added to the monitor data. Thus even when you monitor by using two analyzers two different points simultaneously where communication failures rarely occur while a long period of time, you can compare and verify the measurement data of two units based on the time stamp.

[ GPS antenna connection image ]
GPS antenna connection image

In addition, as the PPS signal for time synchronization can be output from the unit to which the GPS antenna is connected, by connecting it to the second analyzer with the SMA coaxial cable (sold separately), you can simultaneously measure by the two units with synchronized time stamps.

[ Simultaneous measurement by using PPS signal ]
Simultaneous measurement by using PPS signal

Measurement targets can be expanded by replacing the measurement board.

By replacing the measurement board with the optional measurement boards (sold separately), it can be used as a analyzer for serial communication equivalent to LE-8500X-SE-RT (when using SB-R2TS1), Single Pair Ethernet, or CAN/High-speed analog signal.

[ Expansion kit for Gbit Ethernt LAN "SB-GE2" ]

[ Expansion kit for RS-232C/530/422/485/TTL communication "SB-R2TS1" ]

[ Expansion kit for CAN / High-speed Analog Signal "SB-C2AN" ]

Automatically record communication logs to large-capacity external storage via USB3.0

[ USB storage connection image ]
USB storage connection image

While recording the measurement data in the capture memory, this unit can automatically save them as a communication log file of the specified size continuously for a long time into external storage such as USB memory or SSD (up to 2TB). The auto-saved communication log file (# nnnnnnn.DT: n is a serial number in the order of saving) can be divided into multiple files of the specified size and saved, so from the time stamp of the file in the time zone when the communication failure occurred you can narrow down the communication logs of it by checking the their time stamp.

Autosave function

Communication log files can be imported to a PC while measurement.

Using "LE File Downloader lefiledownload (V1.04 or later)", you can import the communication log files saved in the storage device with the auto save function to your PC via LAN or Wi-Fi. Execute the auto-save on the analyzer set at the site, import the communication log file with the time stamp around the time when the communication failure occurred into the PC, convert it to Pcap/Pcapng format with "lepcapcvt", and then you can analyze it with Wireshark, etc.

* Update firmware Version 1.04 or later

Newly designed battery-powered lightweight housing - ideal for on-site measurement

USB storage connection image

Uses a new battery-powered housing that weighs less than 1 kg, B5 size. The measurement data can be displayed directly on the 7-inch wide-color LCD, and all measurement tests can be performed without using a PC. Not only can you execute setting operations and smooth data scroll display by touching the screen or swiping, but you can also operate with key switches as with the conventional model so that you can operate even at the site where you need to wear gloves. This product is ideal for on-site measurement at customer sites where the carry-on of a PC is restricted.

Remote control from PC via LAN, USB or Wi-Fi connection

While checking the screen image of the analyzer main unit on the PC, the analyzer can be operated remotely using the PC's keyboard and mouse. Gbit LAN and USB 3.0 high-speed links offer smooth operation, and the model with Wi-Fi "LE-8500XR-SE" can be connected to a computer without a cable for remote control.

Measurement data can be saved as a PcapNG file that can be analyzed with Wireshark

The analyzer is equipped with a file management function that can save, read, and delete measurement data, setting data, and screenshots into external storage such as USB memory and SDHC card. You can also save it directly as a PcapNG file that can be read by LAN protocol analysis software Wireshark.

File manager image

■ PC software for Pcap/Pcapng conversion and measurement data import is available

By using the data file conversion software "lepcapcvt" (for conversion to Pcap/Pcapng format that can be read by Wireshark), you can convert the measurement data saved in USB memory etc. to Pcap/Pcapng format on your computer. With this software, you can also operate [RUN] (start measurement) and [STOP] (end measurement) of the analyzer linked via LAN (etc.), import the measurement data of the analyzer to the PC via LAN (etc.), and save it as a measurement file.

Pcap converter image

Text conversion and printout of measurement data

A specified range of measurement data can be converted to a text file and saved to a storage device by the analyzer without using the PC link software. By connecting a dedicated printer, continuous printing of a specified range of measurement data and hardcopy printing of screen display images are available.

* Update firmware Version 1.06 or later
* As the dedicated printer is equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, you may not be able to use it due to radio regulations in the country where you use it. Please get in touch with us for more information.