Comparing FPGA vs Microcontroller – Which is Best for Your Needs?

When developing embedded systems, various types of components are used to create a functioning system, including a combination of a computer processor, memory, and input/output peripheral devices. Each embedded system is different and ranges in complexity depending on its desired objective. One of the decisions engineers must make w...

What is the Most Cost-Effective Way to Monitor and Analyze USB Power Delivery?

Question from the Customer:

I have been using the Beagle USB 480 Power Protocol Analyzer, which has been perfect for measuring VBUS current and voltage, as well as capturing, filtering, and analyzing USB bus data. However, this tool isn’t suitable for my new project, which includes monitoring the delivery of higher levels of p...

How Do I Capture USB Data from Two Devices Independent of Operating Systems?

 

Question from the Customer:

Our developers are starting to analyze the interaction between two devices, neither of which has an operating system (OS). One device is a printer. The other device is a medical devic that monitors a hospital patient.

The monitor has an “offline” printing mode and printer drivers that enable it to i...

Data Center Software Series: Understanding the Bus Pane

The Data Center Software is Total Phase’s free bus monitoring software that is used in conjunction with the line of Beagle Protocol Analyzers, Komodo CAN Duo Interface, USB Power Delivery Analyzer, and Promira Serial Platform with the eSPI Analysis Application. This software provides an interface that is used to capture, monito...

How Do You View a Waveform and Interpret the Details of Captured Data from a Protocol Analyzer?

Question from the Customer:

I am using the  Beagle I2C/SPI Protocol Analyzer with a PKSA for probing a temperature sensor. I have two questions about viewing and interpreting the captured data.

Question 1 - Scope Capture

Here is a temperature reading and an ID read from the PKSA and the decoded results using the Beagle I2C/SPI...

Can I send an SPI response of more than 256 bytes with the Promira Serial Platform?

Question from the Customer:

Our Promira Serial Platform is configured as a slave and is connected to a processor which acts as the master. The master sends 3 bytes of data on the MOSI and later reads 3 bytes and multiple dummy data bytes. The slave must then respond with the 3 bytes and the multiple dummy data bytes. The total...