How Do I Identify which I2C Host Adapter is Connected to which Port using LabVIEW?

Question from the Customer:

 I have two Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapters connected to my PC that are used in parallel. I am using LabVIEW. How do I determine which Aardvark adapter is connected to which port? As shown below, the ports are not differentiated.  How can I get the port information per Aardvark adapter?

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5 Ways Machine Learning Technology Will Make Your Life Easier

Have you ever asked yourself?

• What is machine learning technology?
• How is the latest machine learning technology being used today?
• What is the connection between machine learning and AI?
• How will machine learning technology make life easier or better?

Machine learning is a programming methodology used to automate the constructio...

Total Phase A2B Bus Monitor at Electronica 2018

Electronica 2018 recently took place in late November in Munich, Germany. This is the world’s largest trade fair and conference for components, systems, and applications. Those working with PCBs, semiconductors, sensors, connectors, or displays were able to roam the exhibit floors to discover the latest tools and solutions for their developme...

Embedded Systems on Everyone’s Wish List this Season

Not sure what to get your friends and family for the holidays or are not certain what’s on the top of your own list? We’ve researched some of the best and most popular tech gadgets and picked the top 10 that will make great gifts for your loved ones – all of which are embedded systems created by our own customers! Find out what’s out th...

How Can I Accelerate Results when Using Rapid Triggers to Read I2C Data?

Question from the Customer:

In our characterization lab we are using an Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter as one of our I2C adapters. I’m currently working on a development project where I need to repeatedly read I2C data  after a trigger via GPIO pin at a rate of 400kHz.

The current implementation uses the Aardvark API Software and USB communic...

What Is the Safest Way to Power a Target 1.8V Device without Using an External Power?

Question from the Customer:
I have the I2C Development Kit and I am trying to use Flash Center Software to program an I2C target device, Macronix MX25U6435F.   I checked the datasheet and found its power input is 1.8V.  I’m concerned the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter can only output 5V. According to the datasheet, this I2C device can withs...

Test Automation Solutions: 5 Things to Expect in 2019


Quality assurance teams that work with embedded systems are adopting test automation solutions in record numbers to deal with the immense challenges associated with properly QA testing embedded systems. When it comes to IoT devices, the multitude of platforms and devices working within the environment makes a manual approach to product testing...

Technology and Our Future: Everything You Need to Know About IoT

Digital technology has advanced leaps and bounds in an extremely short time frame. The first IBM personal computers were released in 1982 and personal computing became a worldwide phenomenon in just a few years, showing the massive impact of technology.

The world wide web, created by Tim Berners-Lee, was invented in 1989, just 4 years after the...

Thankful for Embedded Systems in our Kitchens this Holiday Season

The holiday season is around the corner, which means we’ll be spending more time in the kitchen, especially during Thanksgiving when food is the epicenter of the festivities! Because the kitchen is considered a hub for many people as they cook and enjoy time with friends and family, is it easy to see why much of the new technology is focused ...

What You Need to Know About the Switching Frequency and Duty Cycles when Communicating with QSPI Chips

Question from the Customer:

I’m looking into used your Promira Serial Platform as a QSPI master to communicate with our chip. Before I get started, I’d to know these capabilities with the Promira platform:

  1. Our preferred QSPI format is listed below.  Are dummy cycles required?
    • No instruction cycle
    • 2-cycle of address
    • No alt cycle
    • 4-cycle d...