USB 3.1 Gen 1 and 3.1 Gen 2 – What’s the Difference?

Universal Serial Bus, or USB, is one of the most widely used protocols in technology. Most people, from experienced techies to the average consumer, use USB almost daily as it is incorporated into billions of devices worldwide. Over the years, multiple USB specifications have been released, each with improved speeds and efficiency. Particularly,...

How Do I Create a Clock Duty Cycle that is “Outside the Spec” for an I2C Device?

Question from the Customer:

I am using the Promira Serial Platform with the I2C Active - Level 1 Application. When using this and SDA line, the clock duty cycle is about 30%. Is there a way to increase serial clock duty cycle for this I2C device? I ideally want it at 50%. Here’s what it looks like on the scope. Channel 1 is the clock at 30% d...

How Do I Ensure I Get the Correct Error Codes When I Test My I2C Device for Failures?

Question from the Customer:

I am testing the usage of the Aardvark API Software in my C# application and it works as expected. When I change the address of my device to a different address used in the application (i.e., make it the wrong address) and then use aa_i2c_read, the data I receive is 0. However, I  expect to get the error (AA_I2C_REA...

How Do I Connect the Signals from an Automobile Radio to a Komodo CAN Solo Interface?

Question from the Customer:

Can the CAN-H, CAN-L, and ground from an automobile radio that has been removed from a vehicle be connected directly to the Komodo CAN Solo Interface?  I’m looking to transmit CAN messages to the radio using the Komodo interface directly – will additional wiring be needed? Power will be supplied to the radio thr...

Secure Your A2B Adapter Board in an A2B Adapter Board Enclosure

With the A2B Adapter Board, you have the configurable device with two independent AD2425-based A2B node for monitoring or interacting with A2B systems. How about securing and protecting the board in the working environment? No problem – we also provide the A2B Adapter Board Enclosure.

A2B Adabler Board Enclosure assemblyYou probably have the Promira Serial Platform and the A2B ...

Getting started with automotive audio bus analysis? Here’s an overview about using the Total Phase A2B Bus Monitor.

We just created a new video  to help you understand and easily use the Automotive Audio A2BTM bus analyzer for the automotive audio bus.  Here’s an overview of what our video tutorial covers:

Automotive A2B BusPhysical Setup

The video example uses these TotalPhase components:

Which Capture Mode Best Supports My Project? How are Transactions Timestamped in the Data Center Software?

Question from the Customer:
I am using the Beagle USB 480 Protocol Analyze and the Data Center Software – I’m looking to improve throughput on a USB system. Looking at the data capture, I saw about 300ms delay between index 17 and 27. To make sure I understand the results, I have some questions:

  1. Index 18 is [177175 IN-NAK], - does that ind...

What’s going on with Nintendo Switch’s USB-C charging cables?

Sub-standard USB-C cables have caused a lot of trouble, and Nintendo is the latest company to feel the burn. Within the last couple years, Nintendo has released one its newest gaming consoles, Nintendo Switch, which combines a home console and a handheld gaming device.

Nintendo SwitchLast month, many Switch users reported their Switch units were being bricked,...

Using the Beagle Protocol Analyzer, How Can I Easily Maximize the Volume SPI Data Capture?

Question from the Customer:

I am planning to use the Beagle I2C/SPI Protocol Analyzer to capture SPI data for extended periods. The SPI clock rate is 10 MHz. This will be the first time I’ve used a protocol analyzer.  To quickly start this project, I would like to start with the easiest method available.

Response from Technical Support:


Canary Connect Use Case: Using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter to Make Homes Safer with Embedded Technology

key-2114046_1280Embedded technology is everywhere – hidden behind the scenes of the different electronics we use every day. One of the most interesting things I find working in the embedded industry is learning about how people in various trades use technology, and how our tools help them develop the products we use every day — from wearables and consumer ...