The HART Communication Foundation (HCF, www.hartcomm.org) released the Wi-Analys Compliance Verification Receiver, which is a tool designed to aid in the development and compliance testing of WirelessHART devices. The Wi-Analys compliance verification receiver tests and analyzes WirelessHART radio transmissions.

The HART Wi-Analys compliance verification receiver is designed to capture all 802.15.4 transmissions operating in the 2.4 GHz frequency range, but focuses on those from WirelessHART devices.” said Ed Ladd, HCF director of technology programs, in a prepared statement. “The receiver has the capability of capturing data on 15 WirelessHART channels simultaneously and at a speed of up to 1,000 messages per second.”

As a prototype, the device was used to validate WirelessHART compliance to the standard by exposing anomalies in initial prototype devices sent to the HCF for device registration. The Wi-Analys receiver has passed all required FCC and CE tests and is now available to verify HART compliance.