Cost Savings and Benefits of Cable Testing with the Advanced Cable Tester v2

Cable testing has been known to be a costly and laborious undertaking when it comes to manufacturing cables. It sometimes requires hundreds of thousands of dollars invested into highly trained personnel and expensive equipment to ensure that each cable passes inspection, sometimes even requiring restructuring of production processes. With these...

What Are the Principles of the HEO and VEO Measurements with the Advanced Cable Tester?

Question from the Customer:

I need to test cables that are in development. Before I get started, I have some questions about the Advanced Cable Tester:

  1. How does the Advanced Cable Tester obtain the HEO and VEO measurements of the eye diagram? What test principles are used?
  2. What are the units of HEO & VEO? When I use an oscilloscope to view an ...

Step-by-Step Guide to Agile Software Development Life Cycle

Agile software development emerged in the early 2000s as a new paradigm for delivering quality software products that satisfy the needs of the business in a timely fashion. Throughout the 1990s, the application of traditional project management methodologies to software development products led to considerable frustration. The significant time ...

How Embedded Systems Impact Your Everyday Life

Embedded systems are everywhere. Almost every aspect of today’s society incorporates embedded systems that allow us to live our lives the way we do.

Modern Technology and Embedded Systems

This is due to the fact that modern technology, including equipment, consumer products, and tools often require a full-functioning system of commands and pro...

How Do I Set the Target Level Supply Voltage for an SPI Device for less than 3.3V using the Promira Serial Platform?

Question from the Customer:

I am testing SPI slave memory chips on an in-house test board. Some of the products we design have voltage specifications of 1.2V or 1.8V VCC and VCCIO.  Can the Promira Serial Platform source target devices at those levels? My current understanding, the VCC target supply is limited to 3.3V or 5V. Is there a way to ...

How Cable Testing Ensures Safety and Quality of Manufacturing

Testing cables is one of the most importance aspects of cable production. There are multiple features and components within a cable that need to work correctly and safely, and verifying these can easily be missed or disregarded if the proper quality control is not implemented by manufacturing. Performing a set of comprehensive tests that includ...

Total Phase at DesignCon 2019 - SPI, I2C, and USB at Its Finest

This past week, Total Phase exhibited at DesignCon 2019 in Santa Clara, California. It was also my first tradeshow for Total Phase in this industry.

The first day saw an extremely high volume of traffic and engaging conversations with engineering professionals from the “who’s who” of Silicon Valley technology companies, not to mention att...

How Do I Implement I2C Master Register Read with the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter?

Question from the Customer:

I am using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter with Aardvark Software API via Python and I need to communicate with registers. I noticed that the Python API supports functions aa_i2c_write and aa_i2c_read, which perform I2C Master write and I2C Master read respectively.  Is there an API function to perform I2C Master ...

How IoT will Impact Different Industries

IoT, or the Internet of Things, is essentially a network of physical devices embedded into everyday objects  that are interconnected together through Internet, allowing them to send and receive data with each other.

IoT and Embedded Systems

The integration of IoT and embedded systems has been increasingly common because together they can provid...

Benchtop Testing for Embedded Systems Guide

In the world of software development, new product realization follows a fairly predictable pathway from inception to release. First, software developers collect or produce requirements for the software, determining what features should be included and how the software will benefit users. Next, a software engineer will design the software with a...