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Fast, Automated Analysis of Real-time Networks

netANALYZER Scope is an analysis tool for Real-Time Ethernet networks that’s easy to use even without in-depth knowledge of the Real-time Ethernet protocol. It’s a valuable maintenance and de-bugging tool that connects passively to a network and automatically interprets system-specific telegram traffic. It arranges process values with an exact time stamp, with clear text names and the correct data type. All process values are recorded seamlessly, cycle by cycle, exactly as they occur. One tool supports EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT and PROFINET with automatic detection of devices.

netANALYZER Scope calculates and presents measured values such as telegram jitters, cycle time, forwarding time or network load. Moreover, the tool automatically detects important events such as alarms or missing process data telegrams. Data can be illustrated in a graphic on a shared time base. Values can be grouped or superimposed in oscilloscope-type views. This quickly highlights interconnections and cross-effects of the transmission layer up to the application layer and facilitates the localization of problems.

There is no need to intervene in a PLC program or the device software itself because only passively recorded Ethernet traffic is used for analysis. Data can easily be analyzed in any environment irrespective of the manufacturer, any diagnosis interfaces or the performance class of the devices used. Recorded data and views can all be stored and re-loaded. In an emergency situation, this allows a specialist to carry out a remote analysis.

The new EtherNet/IP add-on for netANALYZER Scope captures EtherNet/IP process data without need for parameterization. After import of device description files (EDS) and Rockwell engineering (L5X) files, netANALYZER Scope automatically determines available process values. These can be visualized using drag'n'drop for graphical analysis in a chart view or used as trigger signals.