How Do I Modify XML Files to Use the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter with the Flash Center Software to Continue Production Runs with a New Flash Device?

Question from the Customer:

We use several Cheetah SPI Host Adapters for programming in our production runs and the R&D department. We have been using Atmel AT45DD041D-SSU SPI serial data flash device in our designs. However, Atmel no longer manufactures this device, so we have to change our design. The SPI flash device that we chose is the Ade...

Can I Use and Identify Multiple Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapters when Reading and Writing to Multiple I2C and SPI Devices?

Question from the Customer:

I have some questions about using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter. I am reading and writing to multiple I2C and SPI devices, and I need to control multiple Aardvark adapters. I am able to find multiple Aardvark adapters under the Windows Device Manager.  What’s the next step?

  • How can I use more than one Aardvark...

How do I Provide Lower Signal Voltage Logic and Power Levels to SPI Target Devices?

Question from the Customer:

I need some help with programing and testing SPI chips on my board. I am using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter with the 10-Pin Grabber Clip Split Cable. I am new with the these tools and have some questions:

  • What is the purpose of the NC/+5V line on the cable?
  • The signal levels of my SPI target devices are 2.5V. ...

Attending DesignCon 2015? Visit Total Phase @ Booth #648

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DesignCon 2015 in Santa Clara, CA starts on January 27 and the Expo Hall opens on January 28. Total Phase is excited to exhibit this year and thinks there are plenty of reasons you should attend too.

Reasons to Attend

  1. Total Phase is exhibiting in booth #648.  Stop by and talk to our experts about test and measurement for your embedded systems...

Can I Use Visual Basic with the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter to Run a Data Exchange with an External Board?

Question from the Customer:

I am looking into purchasing the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter for computer communication with a microcontroller on an external board for data exchange. I am planning on using a Visual Basic platform to develop an easier customer interface to access the information.

  • Can I use Visual Basic with the Aardvark adapter?
  • A...

Should I Use the Flash Center Software or the Aardvark API with the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter to Program the Pages of an I2C EEPROM?

Question from the Customer:
I am using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter. For this project, I would like to use Flash Center Software to program the IDT TSE2004GB2B0 I2C EEPROM, which is a 512 byte device that is configured in two 256 byte pages. I have tried to create an XML file to program this I2C device, but can’t figure out how to make i...

For More Detailed Analysis when Using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter, What External Software Applications Can I Use?

Question from the Customer:

I plan to use the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter with the external software application Agilent/Keysight VEE. I have installed the Windows driver but cannot detect the adapter in the VEE software. Are there dll libraries that I need to add in system directory or in the VEE installation directory? I see that Total Phas...

How Can I Make the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter Run Faster When Queuing Data in Smaller Data Blocks?

Question from the Customer:
I am using the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter to send large data blocks at maximum speed. I find that I'm getting reliable SPI transmission for long blocks at 40Mb/sec, which corresponds to 5MB/second - these results are OK.

However, the fastest I can queue data to send using ch_spi_queue_array, in blocks of less than 64KB...