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CATC Announces PETrainer(TM) EML x16 PCI Express Protocol Traffic Generator and Exerciser.

Unique and Powerful Features of 16-Lane PCI Express Exerciser to Complement CATC's Industry-Leading Line of Protocol Design Verification Systems

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM -- Computer Access Technology Corporation (CATC), a global communications protocol expert company and leading provider of advanced design verification systems and connectivity tools, today announced the next generation of its industry-leading PCI Express family of products, the PETrainer EML. This 16-lane PCI Express Traffic Generator and Exerciser complements the recently introduced PETracer(TM) EML protocol analyzer by delivering a comprehensive analysis and testing solution capable of assisting developers with early validation of product designs along with error injection and stress testing in preparation for compliance testing.

PETrainer EML features script level traffic generation, manual error injection and extensive exerciser capabilities, including end point emulation. When used with a CATC PETracer analyzer, the integrated system allows engineers to generate reliable and repeatable traffic and concurrently record and analyze selected traffic.

"The PETrainer EML system enables engineers to generate legal and illegal traffic in order to properly validate their solutions," stated Fred Rastgar, director of Computing Products for CATC. "We continue to support our customers with leading test and analysis systems. In conjunction with the PETracer analyzers, the PETrainer exerciser rounds out our offering of PCI Express test and analysis solutions."

"The PCI Express industry is seeing rapid adoption with the introduction of many new high-speed applications," said Jim Pappas, director of technology initiatives for Intel's Enterprise Platform Group. "To accelerate product development and foster innovation, it is important for platform designers, add-in card manufacturers and system integrators to have the latest protocol analysis and advanced verification systems."

The PETrainer EML is built on CATC's newest and most advanced Universal Protocol Analyzer System(TM) (UPAS(TM)) platform to date, the UPAS 100K, a high-bandwidth hardware platform capable of supporting multi-lane analysis and traffic generation for PCI Express as well as Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, SAS and Serial ATA. The UPAS 100K is specifically designed for high-speed serial protocols such as PCI Express. The expanded memory buffer of 8 GB allows users to capture or create deeper traces. The platform also provides future scalability with expanded hardware capabilities and the capacity for additional plug-in modules in the same chassis, significantly reducing the lifecycle cost of ownership.

The PETrainer EML utilizes the unique and intuitive CATC Trace(TM) expert analysis software, giving users the power to logically group events in a hierarchical display. The CATC Trace is a powerful and intuitive expert software system embedding detailed knowledge of the protocol hierarchy and intricacies, as defined in the protocol specification. The software allows the user to control the analyzer and set specific real-time triggering and filtering conditions.


CATC is accepting orders for the PETrainer EML with delivery beginning in Q4, 2004. For further information, please contact CATC at or its worldwide network of distribution partners.

About CATC

Computer Access Technology Corporation (CATC) is a global communication protocols expert company, providing test and measurement solutions for Computer I/O, Storage and Networking protocols, enhancing productivity and time to market. CATC develops, manufactures and markets advanced protocol analysis expert systems for established and emerging digital communications standards including Bluetooth, Fibre Channel, IEEE 1394, InfiniBand, PCI Express, SCSI, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), Serial ATA and USB. Semiconductor, device, system and software companies use CATC's products during each phase of their products' lifecycles from development through production and market deployment. CATC's expert protocol analysis systems allow customers to monitor communications traffic, diagnose design and operational problems and confirm interoperability and standards compliance. Technicians also use CATC's test and analysis products on production lines and for maintenance of deployed systems and networks. CATC was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information regarding CATC and its products, please visit .

Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on CATC's current expectations, such as availability of product, market acceptance and competition, management capability and experience, levels of growth, profitability and shareholder value. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, such as CATC's production of new products, market acceptance of its products, competitive pressures, management performance, success of growth, profitability and increased shareholder value. These and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, are discussed in more detail in CATC's Annual Report on Form 10K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 20, 2004, Form 10-K/A filed March 3, 2004, Form 10-Q filed May 13, 2004, and subsequent filings CATC may make with the SEC, as amended, which can be viewed at the SEC's website at .
 Corporate Contact:
 Heike Stabenow
 Computer Access Technology Corporation

 Press Contact:
 Steven Phenix
 The Alliant Group

CATC, Computer Access Technology Corporation, CATC Trace, Link Tracker, PETracer, PETrainer, Universal Protocol Analyzer System and UPAS are proprietary trademarks of Computer Access Technology Corporation. All other company names and marks may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

CONTACT: Heike Stabenow of Computer Access Technology Corporation, +1-408-727-6600, or ; or press, Steven Phenix of The Alliant Group, +1-512-585-7913, or , for Computer Access Technology Corporation

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