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Use Cases

Analysis of Protocol Data

Analysis of network packets
Analysis of network packets
Visualization of packet data in the Oscilloscope View
Visualization of packet data in the Oscilloscope View

Analyze network communications with bit-precision using a wide variety of log data display options.

Comparable with the well-known network analyzer „Wireshark“, the IC-Monitor offers analysis of communication protocols on a packet-, byte, or bit-level.

A flexible language for filter-expressions facilitates data reduction during the analysis. Particular elements of the packets can be visualized in different data formats.

In addition to the list display, packet data can also be displayed in charts in the integrated software oscilloscope, thus enabling users to quickly identify patterns that can then be analyzed further.

Analysis of Acyclical Communication and Timing Behavior

Visualization of a device parameterization
Visualization of a device parameterization
Visualization of the topology of an industrial network
Visualization of the topology of an industrial network
Visualization of timing behavior of a network communication
Visualization of timing behavior of a network communication

Get a quick overview of important properties and events in your network.

The IC-Monitor captures relevant data from the network communication and represents it in protocol-specific views. This, for example, can be leveraged to easily analyze parameter settings for all network members.

Moreover, the interpretation of the detected network communications is made easier by technology specific representations of the detected network topology and device status.

The visualization of timing behavior helps understanding network timing and latency problems.

Troubleshooting with Long-term Measurement

Schematic representation of a packet capture with enabled trigger conditions
Schematic representation of a packet capture with enabled trigger conditions
Definition of a trigger by means of the built-in expression language
Definition of a trigger by means of the built-in expression language
Trigger-packet in the list of captured packets
Trigger-packet in the list of captured packets

Identify sporadic problems in long-term measurements and limit them via extensive trigger and filter options..

Particularly with sporadic network errors, it is important to be able to perform long-term measurements. The IC-Monitor supports data capture in continuous operation and enables you to pin-point the errors with extensive trigger and filter options.

For example, a configuration to trigger on specific bits in the status words of connected participants, e.g. an error, is easily configured.

In the following recording only telegrams that match the trigger expression will be captured – in this case, all telegrams that have the error bit set.

Use as IoT-Gateway

IC-Monitor uses as an IoT-Gateway
IC-Monitor uses as an IoT-Gateway

Use the IC-Monitor as an IoT gateway to transmit data from your network in real time to higher-level systems.

During real-time operation the IC-Monitor supports export of packet data in various interfaces while applying trigger and filter settings.

With these tools, the IC-Monitor can be used as an IoT-Gateway which makes freely configured parts of the network communication as well as cyclical process-data available for higher-level processes.

Next to common file formats for the export, such as .csv, .txt, and .tdms, manufacturer-specific export interfaces can be integrated into the IC monitor, over which the data can then be transmitted to higherlevel systems.

Automated Testing

Automated test of cascaded communication systems
Automated test of cascaded communication systems

Use the integrated program API in your automated tests, to collect and evaluate any protocol and process data.

The API-interfaces of the IC-Monitor can be used by test-systems to automatically capture and interpret network communication.

It is possible, for example, to load specialized test configurations in the IC-Monitor. After loading a configuration and starting data capture via the API of IC-Monitor, the software will then provide the test application with the filtered and processed parts of the network communication and process data to validate the system behavior.

In the case of data being captured between multiple communication systems, it is possible to perform runtime measurements between these systems automatically.