SmartRF Protocol Packet Sniffer

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PACKET-SNIFFER:
SmartRF Protocol Packet Sniffer

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ACTIVE v2.18.1   30-Jun-2014  

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Description

The SmartRF Packet Sniffer is a PC software application that can display and store radio packets captured by a listening RF device. The capture device is connected to the PC via USB. Various RF protocols are supported. The Packet Sniffer filters and decodes packets and displays them in a convenient way, with options for filtering and storage to a binary file format.

Features
  • Packet sniffer for Bluetooth® low energy networks.
  • Packet sniffer for ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 networks.
  • Packet sniffer for RF4CE networks.
  • Packet sniffer for SimpliciTI™ networks.
  • Packet sniffer for generic protocols (raw packet data).
  • Save/Open file with captured packets.
  • Select fields to be displayed and hidden.
  • Filtering of packets to be displayed.
  • Packet details by display of raw data received by the radio.
  • Accurate timestamping of received packets.
  • Address book with list of all known nodes in the network.
  • A simple time line that displays all packets in the sequence they have been received.
  • Possibility to forward captured data to a UDP socket for real time monitoring of packets using custom tools.

The following combinations of protocols and capture devices are supported:

Protocol Version Capture device Can be used to capture packets from
Bluetooth®
low energy
Bluetooth core spec 4.0 CC2540 USB Dongle
CC2540EM+SmartRF05EB
CC2540
CC2541
Bluetooth® low energy devices
ZigBee 2007/PRO
2006
2003
CC2531 USB Dongle
CC2530EM+SmartRF05EB
CC2520EM+SmartRF05EB
CC2430EM+SmartRF04EB/SmartRF05EB
CC2431EM+SmartRF04EB/SmartRF05EB
CC2430DB
CC2420
CC2430, CC2431
CC2480
CC2520
CC2530, CC2531
ZigBee devices
2003 CC2420EM+CC2400EB
CC2420DB
ZigBee devices
RF4CE ZigBee RF4CE 1.0.1 CC2531 USB Dongle
CC2530EM+SmartRF05EB
CC2520EM+SmartRF05EB
CC2520EM+SmartRF TrxEB
CC2430EM+SmartRF04EB/SmartRF05EB
CC2431EM+SmartRF04EB/SmartRF05EB
CC2430DB
CC2533
CC2530
CC2531
ZigBee RF4CE devices
SimpliciTI 1.2.0
1.1.1
1.1.0
1.0.6
1.0.4
1.0.0
CC2531 USB Dongle
CC2530EM+SmartRF05EB
CC2520EM+SmartRF05EB
CC2520EM+SmartRF TrxEB
CC2430EM+SmartRF04EB/SmartRF05EB
CC2430DB
CC2430
CC2520
CC2530
CC1110EM+SmartRF04EB/SmartRF05EB
CC1101EM+SmartRF TrxEB
CC110LEM+SmartRF TrxEB
CC1111 USB Dongle
CC1100, CC1100E
CC1101
CC1110, CC1111
CC430
CC2510EM+SmartRF04EB/SmartRF05EB
CC2511 USB Dongle
CC2500
CC2510, CC2511
Generic Any CC2531 USB Dongle
CC2530EM+SmartRF05EB
CC2520EM+SmartRF05EB
CC2520EM+SmartRF TrxEB
CC2430EM+SmartRF04EB/SmartRF05EB
CC2431EM+SmartRF04EB/SmartRF05EB
CC2430DB
CC2420
CC2430, CC2431
CC2480
CC2520
CC2530, CC2531
CC2533
IEEE 802.15.4 compliant radios
CC1110EM+SmartRF04EB/SmartRF05EB
CC1101EM+SmartRF TrxEB
CC110LEM+SmartRF TrxEB
CC113LEM+SmartRF TrxEB
CC1120EM+SmartRF TrxEB
CC1121EM+SmartRF TrxEB
CC1125EM+SmartRF TrxEB
CC1111 USB Dongle
CC1100, CC1100E
CC1101, CC1150
CC1110, CC1111
CC110L, CC115L
CC1120, CC1121
CC1125, CC1175
CC430
CC2510EM+SmartRF04EB/SmartRF05EB
CC2511 USB Dongle
CC2500, CC2550
CC2510, CC2511
When sniffing in the sub-1 GHz frequency bands, you need hardware that supports the operating frequencies. Some of the capturing devices may not support all frequencies or operating modes supported by the devices being sniffed.


The packet sniffer used for CC2420DK or CC2420ZDK (with PCB boards CC2400EB + CC2420EM or CC2420DB) has some differences compared with the packet sniffer used for the other HW platforms. The filter features and the packet buffering are different. Please refer to the user manual for details.

SmartRF Packet Sniffer runs on Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP (32 bit), Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit) and Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit).

Installation recommendations:

  • Download the ZIP file to your hard drive.
  • Unzip the file.
  • Read the readme.txt file for information about the release.
  • Uninstall previous versions of the tool.
  • Run the set-up file and follow the instructions.

Technical Documents
User Guides (1)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views TI Recommends
PDF 1259 30 Jun 2014 6,126

Software (5)

Name Part Number Software Type
A fully compliant ZigBee 2012 solution: Z-Stack  Z-STACK  Software Libraries 
Bluetooth low energy software stack and tools  BLE-STACK  Software Libraries 
IEEE802.15.4 Medium Access control (MAC) software stack  TIMAC  Software Libraries 
RF4CE Compliant Protocol Stack  REMOTI  Software Libraries 
SimpliciTI Compliant Protocol Stack  SIMPLICITI  Software Libraries 

Development Tools (2)

Name Part Number Tool Type
SmartRF Studio  SMARTRFTM-STUDIO  Calculation Tools 
SmartRF Flash Programmer  FLASH-PROGRAMMER  Flash Programming Tools 

TI Devices (17)

Part Number Name Product Family
CC1101  Low-Power Sub-1GHz RF Transceiver  Wireless Connectivity 
CC110L  Value Line Transceiver  Wireless Connectivity 
CC1110F32  Sub-1GHz System-on-Chip with MCU and 32kB Flash memory  Wireless Connectivity 
CC1111F32  Sub-1GHz System-on-Chip with MCU, 32kB Flash memory and USB 2.0  Wireless Connectivity 
CC2420  Single-Chip 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 Compliant and ZigBee™ Ready RF Transceiver  Wireless Connectivity 
CC2430  System-on-Chip Solution for 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 / ZigBee™  Wireless Connectivity 
CC2500  Low Cost, Low-Power 2.4 GHz RF Transceiver Designed for Low-Power Wireless Apps in the 2.4 GHz ISM B  Wireless Connectivity 
CC2510  2.4-GHz Radio Transceiver, 8051 MCU, and 16KB or 32 KB Memory  Wireless Connectivity 
CC2511  2.4 GHz Radio Transceiver, 8051 MCU, 16KB or 32KB Flash memory and full-speed USB interface  Wireless Connectivity 
CC2520  Second generation 2.4 GHz ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 RF transceiver  Wireless Connectivity 
CC2530  Second Generation System-on-Chip Solution for 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 / RF4CE / ZigBee  SimpleLink Solutions 
CC2531  System-on-Chip Solution for IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee Applications  Wireless Connectivity 
CC2533  A True System-on-Chip Solution for 2.4-GHz IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee Applications  Wireless Connectivity 
CC2538  A Powerful System-On-Chip for 2.4-GHz IEEE 802.15.4-2006 and ZigBee Applications  Wireless Connectivity 
CC2540  SimpleLink Bluetooth Smart Wireless MCU with USB  Wireless Connectivity 
CC2540T  SimpleLink High Temperature Bluetooth Smart Wireless MCU  Wireless Connectivity 
CC2541  SimpleLink Bluetooth Smart and Proprietary Wireless MCU  Wireless Connectivity 
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