Frontline X500 Wireless Protocol Analyzer

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Key Features and Benefits Key Features and Benefits
The Right Tool for Every Job The Right Tool for Every Job
Spectrum Analysis Spectrum Analysis
Wireless Protocol Suite Wireless Protocol Suite


The Frontline X500 Wireless Protocol Analyzer is a powerful one-box test solution for wireless product developers that captures information streaming between devices enabled with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and 802.15.4 technologies.

The Frontline X500, coupled with Teledyne LeCroy’s Wireless Protocol Suite software, delivers unparalleled performance for complex multi-technology test environments, including market-leading support for the latest Wi-Fi technologies.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Early access support for Bluetooth Channel Sounding
  • High performance Protocol Test Solution
  • Two (2) independent Bluetooth radios for superior capture performance
  • One-Box solution for simultaneous time-correlated capture of Bluetooth (BR/EDR) and Low Energy, 802.11 ax, 802.15.4 and wired technologies
  • Unrivalled Wi-Fi coverage 802.11 ac with 4x4 MIMO (Wi-Fi 5) and 802.11 ax 2x2 MU-MIMO (Wi-Fi 6 and 6E)
  • Logic Analysis via highly user-configurable PODs supports up to 24-channels via 3x 8-channel PODs
  • Capture and decode of HCI USB, HCI SPI and HCI UART (H4/H5/BCSP and WCI-2)
  • Live or post-capture decryption and analysis
  • Raw RF spectrum view helps identify potential RF conflicts
  • Excursion mode allows for one-button PC-free captures
  • All released Bluetooth profiles and protocols supported along with early access for pre-released features and specifications
  • Support for Bluetooth mesh technology
  • Integration into automation setup using extensive APIs

The Right Tool for Every Job

The Frontline X500 Wireless Protocol Analyzer is the most versatile wireless analysis tool in the industry, boasting support not just for all released Bluetooth BR/EDR and Low Energy profiles and protocols, but for 802.15.4-based protocols like Matter, Thread and Zigbee, and all of the latest Wi-Fi technologies including Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E, which extends Wi-Fi technology into the 6GHz ISM band. Add to that RF spectrum analysis, mesh analysis, and support for 24 channel logic analysis and antenna diversity capability, the X500 is truly the right tool for EVERY wireless analysis job.

The Frontline X500 comes equipped with Excursion Mode, which allows the user to capture everything in the air at the push of a button, without any PC attached. The system also supports time-correlated operation and capture with other Teledyne LeCroy Protocol Analyzer industry leading tools, using the proprietary CATC Sync connectivity and CrossSync Software.

The integrated Bluetooth Audio Expert System is the first and only analysis tool on the market to combine audio analysis with Bluetooth protocol analysis, allowing developers to quickly pinpoint the root cause of a wide array of Bluetooth protocol-related audio problems.

Spectrum Analysis

The Frontline X500 Spectrum Analysis feature provides an RF heat map of the entire 2.4GHz ISM Band in Wireless Protocol Suite software. This enables the user to view time-synced captured wireless packets overlaid on top of the captured RF energy within the test environment. Signal strength (RSSI) is displayed when the user hovers over captured RF energy. With this data you can see how multiple technologies coexist in the Coexistence view.

The Spectrum Analysis feature and Coexistence view enables the user to identify RF interference and understand how their wireless devices operate effectively in the crowded 2.4GHz ISM band.

Wireless Protocol Suite

Teledyne LeCroy’s Wireless Protocol Suite combines Frontline’s decades of protocol analysis experience and up-to-the moment spec support with a streamlined interface, bringing all analysis tools into a single dockable framework that can be customized to your own preferred way of working and evaluating information. When paired with Teledyne LeCroy’s uniquely portable and configurable family of wireless protocol analyzers, the Wireless Protocol Suite delivers a world class software experience to anyone working with technologies that utilize the 2.4GHz ISM band.

Dockable Panes and Analysis Tools

  • Summary Pane
  • Packet Decode
  • Raw Data Pane
  • Coexistence View
  • Timing Analysis
  • Throughput/Utilization
  • Packet Error Rate
  • BR/EDR and LE Timeline View
  • Stats Pane
  • Message Sequence Charts
  • Bluetooth Audio Expert System

Learn more about the Wireless Protocol Suite software and how it can help you work more efficiently as you design, develop, and troubleshoot your devices.


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Frontline X500 Wireless Protocol Analyzer Datasheet Download PDF


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Frontline X500 Protocol Analyzer Quick Start Guide Download PDF


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Frontline X500 Battery Installation Guide Download PDF


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Wireless Protocol Suite Hardware and Software User Manual Download PDF


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Automation Server Protocol - Programmers Guide Download PDF


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Product Comparison
Bluetooth BR/EDR (5.4)
Bluetooth LE (5.4)
Bluetooth LE Audio / ISOC Support
Bluetooth LE (Draft Specs, Channel Sounding)
Bluetooth Dual-Mode
Wi-Fi a, b, g, n
Wi-Fi 5 ac
Wi-Fi 6/6E ax
802.15.4 (Thread and Matter)
High-performance RF Capture Circuits
2x Independent Radios
Automatic Gain Control
Co-Existence View - time stamped
Spectrum analysis
Audio Expert System (AES)
Excursion mode: Captures without PC
Wired Logic analysis Channels
Wired HCI UART, USB, SPI, Audio I2S Capture and Analysis
Trigger In/Out
Single Capture Trace for Off-the-air, HCI, Logic traffic
Operation with BT-SIG Recognized BLE Conformance Tester
Time-correlated analysis with other Test Tools (using CrossSync)
Capture over Ethernet
USB Bus Powered
Battery Powered
Frontline Sodera
1 Radio
no SPI, I2S
Works with Harmony
Frontline X240
3 x 3
3 x 3
1 Radio
no USB
Works with Harmony
Frontline X500
4 x 4
4 x 4
2 x 2
2 Radios
Works with Harmony

* Required connection to Frontline 802.11 Protocol Analyzer via Probesync cable
** Requires multiple X240s via Sync cable


Power Supply: AC-DC Desktop adaptor - 15V 6A

Optional Battery Pack

X500 Battery

Dimensions and Weight

278 x 242 x 45 mm (11" x 9.5" x 1.77")
2.3kg (5 lbs)

Connection to Host Computer

Ethernet (10, 100, 1000 Mbps)

Operating Frequency of SDR Used for
Bluetooth & 802.15.4

2395MHz - 2485MHz

Operating Frequency of WiFi Module

802.11 a/b/g/n (2.400GHz-2.4835GHz)
802.11 n/ac/ax (5.150GHz to 5.825GHz)
802.11 ax 6E (5.925GHz-7.125GHz)

Sensitivity Range

-90dBm to +10 dBm

Supported Demodulators

802.15.4 (O-QPSK)

Logic Analyzer Timestamp Resolution


Operating Temperature

0° to 50°C (32° to 122°F)


Operating: 10% to 90% RH (noncondensing)

Regulatory Compliance

FCC part 15 B

Host Computer OS Supported

Windows 10, 11

USB Host Communications Port

USB 2.0
USB 3.0

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