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TEMECULA, CA - September 13, 2006 - CWAV, a Southern California-based electronics company with a solid reputation of designing and developing innovative compact and affordable test tools, recently launched its newest software product the Data Extractor. The streaming Data Extractor software, used with CWAV's award-winning USBee AX-Pro, provides a detailed view into many of today's embedded communication busses.

"Typically, the challenge faced by engineers is getting data out of an embedded system quickly so as to be able to process it, either to capture a bug in progress or to evaluate performance," says Tim Harvey, principal of CWAV. "We developed the Data Extractor to address this by supporting many of the most common embedded busses available today. No other product on the market allows engineers, students and technicians to capture, find, and debug a sequence that happens hours or even days after the start of a test."

An optional software product, it allows for the extraction of raw data from various embedded busses to store off to disk or stream to another application. The Data Extractor is able to collect raw data from Parallel, Serial, SPI, I2C, I2S, High Speed Async, USB Full and Low speed, SMBus, 1-Wire and CAN busses. While there are other stand alone devices on the market, the Data Extractor is able to support all of the various busses, pull out transaction data on the fly, run indefinitely, capture entire test sequences, monitor embedded system data flows during normal operation, and process or store megabytes, gigabytes or terabytes of information. The software runs as a stand alone executable or allows the user to write dedicated software to further process the extracted data using the Extractor API library. Each Data Extractor is priced at $495.00. The Data Extractor Bundle, which combines all ten Data Extractors, is priced at $1,995.00.

About CWAV's USBee Ax Test Pod

USBee AX Test Pod is an affordable PC-based pod that functions as a programmable oscilloscope, logic analyzer and digital signal generator all in one small and easy to use unit. Offered at three price points, the AX comes in Standard, Plus and Pro packages.

The AX-Standard comes with oscilloscope and logic analyzer modules and is priced at $445.00. The AX-Plus builds on the Standard's strengths and adds a signal generator and USB, 12C, SPI and Async decoder modules; it is affordable at $745.00. The AX-Pro contains all pieces included in the Plus package with the addition of a data logger, frequency counter, remote controller, PWM controller, frequency generator, pulse counter and USBee AX ToolBuilder source code library. The source code library allows programming in Visual Basic of Visual C. This AX-Pro is priced at $1,045.00.

About CWAV

CWAV, recent 2006 ACE Award recipient for Ultimate Product of the Year in the Test and Measurement Category, is committed to becoming a leader in compact and affordable test tools.

Students, engineers and technicians use CWAV's product line-up in a variety of industries throughout the world. For detailed product specifications for all of CWAV's products, visit CWAV's products are available for purchase through CWAV's international distributors or via its website.

Contact CWAV by electronic mail at, or by calling (951) 693-3065.


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