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A "Protocol analyzer" is a tool (hardware or software) used to capture and analyze signals and data traffic over a communication channel. Such a channel differs from a local computer bus to a satellite link, that provides a means of communication using a standard communication protocol (networked
A telecommunications network is a collection of terminals, links and nodes which connect together to enable telecommunication between users of the terminals. Networks may use circuit switching or message switching. Each terminal in the network must have a unique address so messages or connections...
or point-to-point). Each type of communication protocol has a different tool to collect and analyze signals and data.
may refer to:
- A Telecom Network Protocol Analyzer
Telecom Network Protocol Analyzer is a Protocol analyzer to analyze a switching and signaling telecommunication protocol between different nodes in PSTN or Mobile telephone networks, such as 2G or 3G GSM networks, CDMA networks, WiMAX and so on....
- A network packet analyzer
- A bus analyzer
A bus analyzer is a computer bus analysis tool, often a combination of hardware and software, used during development of hardware or device drivers for a specific bus, for diagnosing bus or device failures, or reverse engineering....
- An IP Load tester
IP load testers are a class of protocol analyzers focused on the practical evaluation of router performance. Router performance is usually broken down into two categories: forwarding performance , and routing performance...