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The Future of the Internet of Things in 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the largest areas of technological advancement. In the past decade, internet connectivity has been extended from mainframes to mobile smart phones. Now, with the IoT, internet connectivity is present in many types of devices that we interact with on a daily basis, including home appliance...

How Can I Monitor and Store Captured SPI Data Over Long Evaluation Periods and Test Runs?

Question from the Customer:

I am looking for tools to use with an upcoming project. The tasks include extended evaluation periods that can last up to five days.  There are multiple SPI buses to monitor with speeds that vary from 1-2 Mbps. Although the periods can be lengthy, the data transactions will not be continuous; I estimate ...

How Individual Cable Testing Helps Uncover Underlying Cable Issues and Ensures Quality in Production

Creating safe and quality-made cables requires various evaluations and testing before landing in the hands of the consumer. To be certified, cables must go through design validation and compliance testing. But even after cable designs are approved, it is important that cables be tested for quality and safety standards during produc...

How Can I Program a Microwire Device with Specific Clock Cycles per Write Command?

Question from the Customer:

Is there a way I can use the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter to program a microwire device? Here is a summary of device requirements:

  • A specific number of clock cycles must coincide with the operation being sent.
  • The number of clock cycles is not a multiple of 8; this device is not constrained to a number of ...

An Overview of SMBus Functions

System Management Bus Protocol, also known as SMBus, is a two-wire protocol that supports basic communication functions, often within computer motherboards. Defined by Intel and Duracell in 1994, the standard has grown steadily in usage due to its functional benefits and compatibility with the existing I2C two-wire protocol. Today, ...