Use the Flash Center Software’s User-Extensible Parts Library with Total Phase Host Adapters to Easily Program New and Prototype Memory Devices

Question from the Customer:

We have been using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter together with the Flash Center Software and have successfully programmed the AT45DB011E SPI Flash memory chip many times.  We recently upgraded the flash chip to a newer model, and got a verification error.  Also, the hex data we read from the chip didn’t mat...

How Do I Successfully Connect the Beagle USB 5000 v2 SuperSpeed Protocol Analyzer to an Embedded Device where the System Provides No VBUS?

Question from the Customer:

I read the article Monitoring an embedded USB with a Beagle USB Protocol Analyzer and it looks like what I need to start my project. I’ll be using the Beagle USB 5000 v2 SuperSpeed Protocol Analyzer - standard edition. But before I get started, I have a few questions:

  1. It looks like I can connect the embedded devi...

I Am Working with SPI Flash Devices of Various Signal Levels and Power Setups - How Do I Control the Voltage and Signal Levels of the GPIO and Power Supply Pins of the Promira Serial Platform?

Question from the Customer:

I would like to use the Total Phase Promira Serial Platform to control two GPIO pins and program a 1.8V SPI flash device.  I have some questions about the output voltage and signal levels of these pins.

Power is provided to the SPI flash:

  • Do I need to have either of the power supply pin sets (VCC target power or VCC...

How Do I Send Data to the I2C Master Device when the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter is Set Up as the Slave Device?

We just bought our first Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter and have a couple of questions.

We’re trying to send data to a Master I2C device. The Aardvark adapter has to be the Slave device because the device under test (DUT) can only be configured as the Master device

We can see the data from the DUT, so the MOSI line must be working, but we’re...

You Can Easily Program an SPI EEPROM Using the Promira Serial Platform and Control Center Serial Command Line on Linux

One of the many benefits of the Promira™ Serial Platform with SPI Active Level 1-3 Applications is that it gives you several options to program SPI devices – you can use the Control Center Serial, Flash Center, or the Promira API software tools (each supported on various platforms). Following is an overview of programming an SPI EEPROM by ex...

How Do I Capture All the USB Data from a Beagle USB 480 Protocol Analyzer, Including What is Not Visible on the Data Center Software Viewer, and Save It to a File?

Question from the Customer:

I’m trying to save all captured data, including the data that is displayed in the lower pane (the ASCII details) to a .csv file. However, my file shows the truncated data as displayed on the screen. How do I capture and save complete, fully intact data? I am using the Beagle USB 480 Protocol Analyzer and Data Cente...

Capture & Decode Power Delivery Protocol on Any Platform Using Data Center

Last week we had big news for USB Type-C: we released the first version of Data Center Software supporting capture & decode of the Power Delivery protocol! Along with this, we started shipping our updated USB Power Delivery Analyzer.

Previously if you needed insight into what was happening when you plugged in a Type-C product, it was necessary t...

Total Phase at the Embedded World 2016, Nurenburg Germany

Held annually in Nurenburg, Germany, Embedded World 2016 was the largest, most exciting yet.  Hundreds of exhibitors displaying their latest embedded technology innovation to thousands of visitors makes it a fun event.

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Figure1: Total Phase booth at Embedded World 2016

The Total Phase exhibits ran the spectrum:  We debuted the best...