ARM TechCon 2015, ARM, CAN Bus, USB Bus and Total Phase

Total Phase exhibits at ARM TechConThere was lots of activity at ARM TechCon 2015, in Santa Clara last week, with over 4,000 attendees, 7 tracks and 6 keynotes. This was Total Phase’s first time exhibiting at this conference and we truly enjoyed the experience.

Many of the new ARM designs support the CAN Bus and the USB Bus. A number of engineers (especially from the automotive...

Saving Time, Money and Effort by Using the Cost Effective Beagle USB 480 Power Protocol Analyzer

It’s always exciting to learn something new – especially when it’s about use cases for Total Phase tools.  As someone who is relatively new to the company, I’m interested in hearing how our customers use our tools in their line of work. There is no better way to learn from customers than to meet with them face-to-face. I had that opport...

Can I Manually Control the Rx Receiver Termination of the Beagle USB 5000 Protocol Analyzer Instead of Using the Default Auto-Detect?

Question from the Customer:

It appears that the default receiver termination detection system of the Beagle USB 5000 v2 SuperSpeed Protocol Analyzer – Ultimate Edition is auto-detect. I’m testing and debugging a device on the USB 3.0 bus and want to control the receiver termination. Can I manually set the receiver termination to be always ...

Which SPI Host Adapter or Serial Platform can Easily Write/Read SPI Data that is Greater than 8 Bits per Word?

Question from the Customer:

I am using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter in SPI slave mode, with MATLAB to interface with the Aardvark adapter. The master outputs a packet that we would like to read. But we aren’t able to read our entire packet, because it appears that the data output is limited to 8 bits. In the header file, the SPI slave r...

With the Beagle USB 5000 v2 Protocol Analyzer, How Do I Filter and Capture Only the LTSSM Transitions from a UVC USB Video Class Device and Save the Data on a Hard Drive?

Question from the Customer:

I am using the Beagle USB 5000 v2 SuperSpeed Protocol Analyzer to analyze a UVC (USB Video Class) device.

  1. I don't want to capture the UVC frame data - I only want to capture the LTSSM (Link Training Status State Machine) transitions. How can I filter that data?
  2. How can I trigger the capture whenever a specific state...

USB Developer Days - What Experts Say About the Type-C Power Delivery Analyzer!

One of my favorite aspects of my job is meeting new and existing customers and learning about their projects and initiatives.  I recently had the chance to meet face-to-face with a number of USB-minded developers and engineers at the USB Developer Days in San Diego. superspeedusbThe event is sponsored by the USB Implementers Forum; the USB-IF facilitates th...

Why Suffer the Cost-Effective Dilemma of Either Lower Cost or Higher Performance? The Total Phase Promira Serial Platform Gives You Both.

“This upswing and push for new capabilities creates a budgetary dilemma for many embedded engineers. ”  

Changes are coming in established driver interface protocols” Embedded Computing Design (Sept 24, 2015), written by Dr. Jerry Krasner, Ph. D., Vice President of Embedded Market Forecasters raises many points of the challenges and op...