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The HOTLink II™ Serial Link Analyzer (HSLA) is a data recorder and diagnostics tool for 8b/10b encoded HOTLink systems. Each HSLA consists of hardware and a software that make data capture and analysis quick and easy.

The HSLA is available by lease only.




Hardware Features

The HSLA captures and analyzes raw HOTLink II data.

  • One link speed, from 160 Mb/s to 1.0625 Gb/s, configured to your specification

  • 8b/10b link status

  • Real-time data capture

HL2View Software Features

HL2View software offers ease of use with the power to analyze and debug HOTLink II interfaces. See what's on the wire at the touch of a button. The time scale histogram quickly distinguishes idle characters from data characters. The programmable color-coded data display shows time and offset of the data when it was received. Analysis is fast and productive.

  • Intuitive GUI for set-up and data capture

  • Trigger options (special character, user-defined strings, or link error)

  • Up to 2GB of data capture

  • Color-coded data traces for raw data diagnostics and debugging

  • Flexible search features to speed data analysis


  • Link analyzer

  • Line spy

  • Line splitter

  • Line monitor

  • Line repeater

  • Sensor simulator

  • Copper to optical converter


Video Frame Generator

With the HSLA, easily capture, analyze, and generate complex video formats. The generator is ideal for IR sensor simulation.

HL2 Serial Link

HOTLink II video frame options

Data Router

With the HSLA, easily control the HOTLink II data path. The data router allows the user to split, repeat, duplicate, and line spy on both HOTLink II channels.

HL2 Serial Link Data Sheet

HOTLink II data router

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