Specifications: Serial | Ethernet | Fieldbus
Requirements: System Requirements

Note: The NetDecoder software does not work on Virtual Machines. Please do not try to install it on VMs.
Serial Related Technical Specifications
Data Interfaces 'RS-232 ComProbe II' for Async RS-232 communications; 'RS-422/485 ComProbe' for Async RS-422/485 communications; 'RS-232 ComProbe' for synchronous RS-232/422/485 communications; V.35/36/10/11, and X.21 interfaces supported through optional serial cards or converters.
Data Rates Up to 921.6K bps Async, including support for user-defined non-standard data rates using the RS-232 ComProbe II and RS-422/485 ComProbe.Up to 64K Sync and 38.4 Async with RS-232 ComProbe Option.
Operating Modes Monitor DTE, Monitor DCE, & Monitor Both available for RS-232 ComProbe II and RS-422/485 ComProbe; Transmit mode and Spy Mode available only for built-in PC serial ports.
Communication Modes Asynchronous (RS-232 ComProbe II and RS-422/485 ComProbe), Synchronous (RS-232 ComProbe), Isochronous (RS-232 ComProbe).
Bit Order LSB (normal) or MSB (reversed) first.
Flow Control Software (including user-defined Xon/Xoff), Hardware (RTS/CTS and DTR/DSR).
Character Sets ASCII, 7-bit ASCII, EBCDIC, Baudot.
Data Formats Decoded 16 bit Integers, 32 bit Integers, 32 bit Floating Point, 32 bit Reverse Floating Point, and ASCII.
Parity None, Even, Odd, Mark, Space.
Word Length 5, 6, 7, or 8 bits.
Stop Bits 1, 1.5, or 2 bits.
Timestamping Absolute and relative timestamping; <1 microsecond resolution.
Other Features Write custom decodes using DecoderScript language; Get all future software updates for free.
Serial Protocols Supported Modbus RTU, Modbus ASCII, DNP3, DF1/PCCC, BSAP, and PPP, SLIP, and PPP/SLIP carrying TCP/IP.

 

Ethernet Related Technical Specifications
Industrial Ethernet Protocols Supported DNP3, Modbus/TCP, Ethernet/IP (CIP), Rockwell CSP and PCCC, PROFINET and CC-Link.
Data Rates Supports 10Mbps, 100Mbps and 1Gbps Ethernet.
Network Interface Uses any Windows compatible 10/100/1000 Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC).
Data Formats Decoded 16 bit Integers, 32 bit Integers, 32 bit Floating Point, 32 bit Reverse Floating Point, and ASCII.
Timestamping Absolute and relative timestamping; <1 microsecond resolution.
Other Features Write custom decodes using DecoderScript language; Get all future software updates for free.
Other Ethernet Protocols Supported TCP/IP, SLIP, PPP, TCP, UDP, IP, ARP, RARP, DNS, HTTP, ICMP, IGMP, NBDS, NBNS, NBSS, SMTP, IBM NetBIOS, SMB, Novell Netware (IPX, SPX, IPX NetBIOS, NPX ROP, IPX SAP, NCP), and ISO CLNP.

 

Industrial Bus Related Technical Specifications
Industrial Bus Protocols Supported
  • CAN 2.0A.
  • Data Highway Plus.
  • DH-485.
  • DeviceNet.
  • ControlNet.
Data Capture Interfaces
  • CAN 2.0A sniffer requires SST's DeviceNet PCMCIA or PCI card.
  • Data Highway Plus sniffer requires Rockwell Automation's 1784-U2DHP.
  • DH-485 requires a RS-485 serial card.
  • DeviceNet sniffer requires either
    • SST's DeviceNet PCMCIA or PCI card or
    • Rockwell Automation's 1784-U2DN.
  • ControlNet sniffer requires Rockwell Automation's 1784-PCC or 1784-U2CN.
Data Rates
  • CAN 2.0A (custom baud rates).
  • Data Highway Plus (57.6K, 115.2K, 230.4K). The Quatech Hi-speed serial card is required to sniff 230.4K data.
  • DH-485 (all rates).
  • DeviceNet (125K, 250K, 500K).
  • ControlNet (maximum 5 Mbps).
Data Formats Decoded 16 bit Integers, 32 bit Integers, 32 bit Floating Point, 32 bit Reverse Floating Point, and ASCII.
Timestamping Absolute and relative timestamping; <1 microsecond resolution.
Other Features Write custom decodes using DecoderScript language; Get all future software updates for free.

 

Minimum System Requirements

  • Windows XP (32-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit & 64-bit).
  • Pentium 1GHz processor or higher.
  • RAM: 1GB minimum, 2GB recommended.
  • 50 MB free Hard Disk space.
  • One USB Port.
  • Ethernet sniffers require standard Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC).
  • Data Highway Plus sniffer requires Rockwell Automation's 1784-U2DHP.
  • DH-485 sniffer requires a 2 port RS-485 serial card.
  • CAN2.0A sniffer requires SST's DeviceNet PCI or PCMCIA interfaces.
  • DeviceNet sniffer requires one of the following
    • SST's DeviceNet PCI or PCMCIA interfaces
    • Rockwell Automation's 1784-U2DN.
  • ControlNet sniffer requires Rockwell Automation's 1784-PCC card or 1784-U2CN device.