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 opportunity in Minneapolis last week at ESC. It was great to meet new customers and put faces to names of existing customers. Conversations are always more engaging in person and demonstrations are too. After speaking a bit with one customer we were able to determine that using the Beagle USB 480 Power Protocol Analyzer in their projects would not only save time but also money.

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Figure 1: Beagle USB 480 Power Protocol Analyzer

The Beagle USB 480 Power Protocol Analyzer is capable of monitoring current and voltage levels on the VBUS. This VBUS data is correlated to the USB traffic from the DUT. The customer was enthusiastic about learning more about the power monitoring. They had been having power issues in their development work, and the Beagle USB 480 Power Protocol Analyzer will be able to easily address and assist with the resolution of their roadblock, saving them time and money -  very cost effective.

In one meeting,  the engineers asked if they could bring in their project to test with Total Phase tools. This was the first time I saw Total Phase tools in an actual development setting. It was great to see how our tools give visibility into an area where the engineers are struggling. In this scenario the Beagle USB 480 Protocol Analyzer – Ultimate with its advanced triggering capabilities was used to monitor data from the customer’s system. The Beagle provided a view of significant changes in the current/voltage levels of their project allowing them to easily find the offending transactions to help solve their issue.

Overall, ESC Minneapolis was a great show – but it was our customers who made it a wonderful experience. I look forward to next time!

 

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