The Type-C Blogging Community is on Fire!

Last year, Total Phase entered the world of USB Type-C with the release of the USB Power Delivery Analyzer (our version of Google’s Chromium USB-PD Sniffer, Twinkie). Last month Total Phase released another Type-C product, the Advanced Cable Tester. And I must say, the Type-C community has been very hospitable and made our experience very welc...

Smart Kitchen Appliances - Cooking with Embedded Devices

As technology continues its relentless march into our lives, it seems that we will soon start living like the Jetsons. A decade ago, the science behind a microwave oven was a wonder to many people, whereas today we use it on a daily basis and can’t imagine our lives without it. Indeed, we are racing towards a smart-future where intelligent sys...

USB-IF Compliance at Taipei and the Total Phase Advanced Cable Tester

The USB-IF Compliance Workshop in Taipei  November 7-12 marked the end of my 4-week trip in Asia – across 4 countries and 5 cities. Starting from the USB Developer Days in Hong Kong, the Total Phase team traveled to Seoul, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and finally Taipei to meet with customers who were interested in learning more about how our embedded...

What is Available and Works Best for Analyzing and Troubleshooting an eSPI Technology Device?

Question from the Customer:

We’re starting to work with a new chip that is based on Intel’s Enhanced SPI (eSPI) specification. We have the Beagle I2C/SPI Analyzer – it looks like we can use that tool for working with this eSPI device. Is that right? Our system’s signal voltage level is 1.8V so it looks like we’ll need the Level Shifter...

Taming Type-C with the Advanced Cable Tester

Earlier this week we released the Advanced Cable Tester - the first of its kind cable tester. (Read our press release.) From concept through design to production, this has been the most exciting and wonderful project that I’ve ever been associated with (and I have been around for a while).

Advanced Cable Tester

Approximately two years ago, the USB-IF released seve...

USB Type-C popularity growing - mainstream?

With Apple's recent announcement of 4 USB Type-C ports on the new MacBook Pro, there's no doubt USB Type-C is moving from the 'early adopter' stage to more mainstream.

USB Type-C goes mainstream USB Type-C goes mainstream                                      image source theverge.com - Vjeran Pavic

http://www.theverge.com/tldr/2016/11/8/13564460/usb-c...

Which Serial Bus Is Driving Your Chip – I2C or SPI?

In the 1980s, serial bus protocols were developed and put to use: Philips developed I2C; Motorola developed SPI. With the continuous advancement and development of chip design and fabrication, more intelligence can now be packed into small packages sized in millimeters than was possible on an entire circuit board.  One of the advancements is usin...

ARM TechCon 2016 - How Total Phase Supports the Future of IoT

A great year for ARM TechCon 2016 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
The CEO of SoftBank, Masayoshi Son, opened up the event with a vision of the future where we will see a TRILLION chips communicating together in the next 20 years! A very rosy picture for the world of IoT.

 ARM-TechCon

And Total Phase is meeting this challenge with outstanding d...