Data streaming 32-bit words, what are the options - queuing four 8-bit words or one 32-Bit word?

Question from the Customer:

 I am working on a project with data streaming blocks of 10 32-bit words. From what I can tell using the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter, I can only send 8-bit words 40 times. How can I change the Cheetah adapter set up to meet my requirements?

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your question!  The Cheetah adapter...

How Do I Set Up the Aardvark Host Adapter for I2C Slave mode?

Question from the Customer:

I’m an intern working on my first project, analyzing the controls and performance of a robotics arm (for manufacturing) – can you help me get started? I need to use your Aardvark I2C/Host Adapter in slave mode. I’ll also be using the Control Center Software – what do I need to do?

Response from Technical Suppo...

Embedded Systems Applications Across Industries

Since their inception in 1961, embedded systems have completely revolutionized the way we live, work and communicate. You may not have realized it but you’re actually surrounded by embedded systems. The printer for your computer, the Wi-Fi router providing Internet access, your MP3 player, DSLR camera, refrigerator, microwave oven, even the eq...

What is a protocol analyzer?

Protocol analyzers are indispensable tools for an embedded systems engineer. They allow engineers to gain insight into USB, I2C, SPI, CAN, etc., data that travels over the communication channel or bus. Some devices capture this information and then display it post capture, while others display the data in real-time as its transmitting. So, it’...

What is a Host Bus Adapter Card?

A Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is a circuit board or integrated circuit adapter that provides physical connectivity between a host system (computer or server) and networks and storage devices. Apart from the physical connectivity, an HBA also performs input/output (I/O) processing. With an HBA, the host computer’s microprocessor doesn’t have to pe...

How Do You Monitor and Analyze an Embedded USB Device Without Signal Degradation?

Question from the Customer:

I’m using the Beagle USB 480 Protocol Analyzer to troubleshoot an embedded device. What’s the best way to capture the signals?  The device is embedded in a system with a complicated cable setup. To avoid signal degradation, my thought is tapping off the D+/D- lines:

  1. Soldering wires to the D+/D- lines of my devic...

How Do I Use One CAN Interface to Communicate and Monitor Two Independent CAN Buses?

Question from the Customer:

I have one Komodo CAN Duo Interface. How do I use it to monitor two independent CAN buses?

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your question!  This is easy to do with the Komodo CAN Duo Interface.  You can use two instances of the Komodo GUI Software or the Data Center Software (or one of each) with channel ...

How compatible is the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter in SPI Mode with a Microwire device – can we program a Microwire EEPROM?

Question from the Customer:

I am working on a new product that uses a Cypress GX3 USB to Gigabit Ethernet and a Microwire EEPROM. The setup looks like this:

 Setup for Microwire EEPROM with Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter

Can the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter program this EEPROM? DI and DO on the EEPROM are connected together (like a half-duplex SPI) - is that a problem?

Response from Technical Suppo...

What Are the Most Important Features About USB Standard-A and Micro-B Cables? And Type-C too?

What Are the Most Important Features About USB Standard-A and Micro-B Cables? And Type-C too?

For the vendor, the seller, and the consumer, everyone agrees – performance and safety are the most important features of any cable. With advancing technology and market demand, increasing number of devices are shipping with USB Type-C connectors and ...