The Generator can be used to generate large amounts of stream packets. It includes a powerful graphical editor to specify the sequences of stream packets that should be sent on up to 64 channels simultaneously. This can be done by using Generator Slots, each slot representing a number of 1394 cycles or AS5643 Frames. A packet will be sent once per cycle/frame. A sequence of packets can be loaded from file or generated from a template. For each sequence various options can be specified such as packet speed, packet size and header fields. It is also possible to set erroneous values for testing purposes.
The Generator has two modes of operation: Isochronous and Mil1394 Stream Mode. For Mil1394 Protocol users, the Generator can be set to Mil1394 mode from the device's Configuration Settings in the Settings Dialog, or in the Device Selection Dialog when starting the application.