DesignCon 2016 - Another Great Experience

Me and Annie with Chiphead at DesignCon 2016, Santa ClaraLast week, we finished up 2 busy days at DesignCon 2016 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. DesignCon is a conference primarily for design, verification, and characterization engineers – so it is a great conference to show off our USB, I2C, SPI and CAN debug tools. And we spent plenty of time giving demos of each our products to interested e...

How Can A Remote Team View and Analyze Captured Data Without a Beagle USB 480 Protocol Analyzer?

Question from the Customer:

I’m working on a project with teams distributed in several different locations. I would like to share details of a data capture from a Beagle USB 480 Protocol Analyzer, but the other teams don’t have the device. How can they view the details of the captured data stored in a TDC file. I would rather not send them a...

Now You Can Monitor eSPI Messages with the Promira Serial Platform, eSPI Analysis Application and Data Center Software

Total Phase now supports eSPI, a brand-new protocol introduced to replace LPC on motherboard bring up in PCs and servers.  With our new eSPI Analysis Application, the Promira Serial Platform can now be used to monitor eSPI messages in real time.  Using the SPI Active applications it is possible to generate eSPI messages.  . This article show...

For the Best Signal Performance Between the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter and an SPI Slave Device, How Should I Use Pull-up Resistors?

I am using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter and LabVIEW to communicate with an SPI slave device. The Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter User Manual mentions using a pull-up resistor for the Slave Select (SS) line. I am using an adapter cable to connect the Aardvark adapter to the board. I only have one voltage source connected, which is to power th...

What Are My Options for Sending Commands at Specific Intervals with the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter?

Question from the Customer:

I’m using the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter to send command frames at specific intervals.  It appears the Cheetah adapter has a scheduler based sleep function in cheetah.dll which is currently set at a tick rate of 1 ms. For my project, I need to send command frames every 2 ms. Do you have a multimedia timer or some ot...

What is the Best Tool to Emulate an SPI Slave to Quickly Transfer Data and Store MISO Bytes Internally?

Question from the Customer:

I need to run some tests with a new SPI device using a host adapter as an SPI slave to transfer data files to an SPI master. Will you please suggest which Total Phase tools I could use? Here are some additional questions:

  • Do you have code examples or application software for using the host adapter as an SPI slave to ...

How Can I Use the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter in Slave Mode with a Master I2C Device under Test?

Question from the Customer:

 I’m using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter, and am trying to use it in slave mode to send data to an master I2C device under test (DUT). That I2C device cannot be setup as a slave – it only functions as a master.

How do I send data using the Aardvark adapter in slave mode? For other tests, such as validating th...

Using the Beagle USB 5000 v2 SuperSpeed Protocol Analyzer, How Can I Best Capture Data Over Long Periods?

Question from the Customer:

I want to capture the behavior of USB 3.0 device using USB-HDD for recording TV programs over periods of time ranging from a few minutes to up to 8 hours.

How can I best capture data over long periods? What options do I have? I’ll be using the Beagle USB 5000 v2 SuperSpeed Protocol Analyzer - Ultimate Edition.

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