Support Question of the Week: Queue Batch and Clear Slave Select Commands on SPI Bus with Cheetah SPI Host Adapter

Q: I'm using the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter to send slave select commands across the SPI bus. I referred to your API examples, but I seem to be missing something. The commands I entered:

ch_spi_queue_ss ( cheetah,0x07);
ch_spi_queue_ss (cheetah,0x00);
ch_spi_queue_ss (cheetah,0x07);
ch_spi_queue_ss (cheetah,0x00);

After executing the commands, I...

Support Question of the Week: Controlling Data Center Software with a Remote Terminal and a Python Script

Q: I am trying to control Data Center Software using Python Popen and writing commands to the Data Center Software stdin. However, stdin seems to be closed on startup.  I am not able to write commands to the Data Center Software.

  1. I start Data Center Software with the command line option, -c
  2. After that, I try to execute commands in Data Center ...

Support Question of the Week: In Circuit Programming with Cheetah SPI Host Adapter and Total Phase Tools

Q: I need to perform in circuit programming (ICP) for Microchip SST25VF080B. Looking at the specifications, it looks like the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter will work for this. Are there other tools can I use with Cheetah adapter for programming an SPI device, which is soldered onto a PCB?

A: Thanks for your question!  You can use Cheetah SPI Host A...

Support Question of the Week: Using Cheetah to Send Multiple SPI Packets with One Transfer

Q: I am using the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter to test an SPI slave device. My test setup includes Windows 7, Visual Studio 2010, C#, and Cheetah API software.

I'm running the SPI slave outputs data continuously on MISO at 20 MHz clock rate to be monitored by my application. Occasionally, my application sends configuration data on MOSI to the SPI sl...