How to Identify the I2C Slave Addressing Standard for Developers

It is common for embedded device developers and engineers to have questions about what slave address is needed to communicate with a given I2C (Inter-Integrated Circuit) device. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Some I2C slave devices use 7-bit addressing, some use 8-bit addressing, some use 10-bit addressing, and there a...

Can I Use the Command Prompt for Executing Commands with the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter?

Question from the Customer:

I see there are options for running batch commands with the Control Center Serial Software, but what I want to do is run from the command prompt of a terminal. Is there a way I can run single commands like that?

I’m using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter to access a PCA9546 EEPROM through an I2C switch.

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Learn How Industrial IoT Applications Are Impacting The Manufacturing Industry in 2019

Like everything else these days, the manufacturing world is using more technology to stay abreast of new trends and maintain a competitive edge. By 2020, Business Insider estimates that global manufacturers will invest around $70 billion on IoT technologies; this is in comparison to the $29 billion spent in 2015 on IoT solutions. Usi...

In Batch Mode, How Do I Control Stop Bits when Sending Data to an I2C Device?

Question from the Customer:

I am using the Control Center Serial Software with the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter. I need to send data to an I2C device with and without the stop bit – is there a way I can control the behavior of the stop bit? Here is the sequence of what I need to execute:

Master Write 0x63, 0x01 with the stop bit.
Maste...

HDMI 2.0 vs HDMI 2.1 – the Key Differences and More on the New HDMI Spec

The quality of video on our devices has been increasingly significant as our uses for video have become much more embedded within our day-to-day lives for entertainment purposes, gaming, and broadcasting. With many of our devices incorporating video display capabilities, the improvement for video and audio transfer between them has never b...

What “Fail Safes” Should I Apply When Analyzing an Embedded USB Device?

Question from the Customer:

I am using the Beagle USB 480 Power Protocol Analyzer as a pass-through to troubleshoot an embedded USB device. The problem that I am analyzing could include hardware issues. So I can “filter out” any factors that the Beagle USB 480 analyzer may add into the system, can you tell me what occurs between the ta...