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When working with serial, tcp or some other odd communication protocol I find myself time and again working on a PC that either has nothing installed, can't install anything or is sitting behind a secured environment. Nor is there always a scope with analyzer readily available to trace the commands being sent & received to an instrument or DUT.
Can't parts of Wireshark or an another sniffer be built right into the Probe Watch functionality? That would be sweet.
P.S. VISA's "Interface Information:Interface Type" has a lot of variations that many devs likely don't even know about as they just drag a VISA onto the BD/FP.