Selecting the Tools to use as an SPI Master to Provide a Clock Signal and Capture the Data Output of a Device

Question from the Customer:

I am trying to use the Beagle I2C/SPI Protocol Analyzer and the Data Center Software to read the I2C bus to capture the data output from an LIS302DL accelerometer. The accelerometer I am using requires a clock signal from the SPI master device. Is there a way that the Beagle can generate this clock signal, or are th...

Which Total Phase Products Support 16-bit SPI Data Transactions with the Least Setup Time?

Question from the Customer:

I have both the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter and the Beagle I2C/SPI Protocol Analyzer. In addition to monitoring, I am trying to perform 16-bit read and write operations over SPI. The Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter User Manual states that you can send two 8-bits sequences as an SPI Master, and requires a setup time,...

How Does the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter Read, Verify and Record Binary Data?

Question from the Customer:

We are considering the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter for an upcoming project. Can the Aardvark adapter be used for the following tasks?

  • Read the device’s contents (in binary format) from a pre-programmed I2C device, and then store the data into a file.
  • Verify that the EEPROM is pre-programmed with actual data such...

How Can I Set Up the I2C/SPI Host Adapter for Synchronous I2C Reads from Two Separate I2C-to-CEC Translators?

Question from the Customer:

We are using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter and the GPIO to test our prototype I2C-to-CEC Translators. These prototype boards are connected together, and each one is connected to an I2C master. The first board receives a few bytes over I2C (the first Aardvark adapter writes the data) and translates them to CEC for...

Did You Know You Can Shift I2C or SPI Logic Signal Levels without a Level Shifter Board?

Question from the Customer:

I am trying to use the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter or the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter to program an SPI chip that uses 1.8V as the high logic level. Do the Aardvark or Cheetah adapters support various logic signal levels?

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your question! We have two solutions for programmin...

How Do I Configure an Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter or a Promira Serial Platform for CRC and an SPI Slave Device with Flag Signals?

Question from the Customer:
I am interested in your host adapters, the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter and the PromiraTM Serial Platform, and I have a few questions about how they handle SPI. My SPI application has two flag lines back from the spi slave device. I want to use an SPI tool, such as the Aardvark adapter or the Promira platform, to si...

Did You Know You Can Use the Komodo Can Duo Interface with CAN High Level Protocols?

Question from the Customer:

I am new to CAN, and I have some basic questions. Does the Komodo CAN Duo Interface support running as a Host? I have a device with a Dual CAN interface that runs as a Slave/Client. I would like to test this device with a tool that can run as both CAN Master and Host for TPDO and RPDO with periodic delivery.

Also, ca...

Using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter, How Do I a Perform "Master Register Read" in Batch Mode?

Question from the Customer:

I am using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter with the Control Center Serial Software. In the I2C Control section, I see that I can easily perform a "Master Register Read". I observe writes to a device register and then a read with the number of bytes specified in the Number of Data Bytes field. How can I do this in ba...