A Primer for Embedded Systems Security

With the growing popularity of embedded systems, concerns about security and privacy of these systems have risen dramatically in a short period of time. While operating systems like Windows and MacOS have well-known antivirus solutions that are constantly updated with new virus definitions, the ubiquity and modularity of embedded systems makes t...

The 4 Most Common Problems with Host Adapters

Host Bus Adapters (HBA) are an important part of any general use computer's server or in embedded systems, without a Host Adapter the computer would not be able to store memory. Host Bus Adapters are designed to connect computers with Storage Area Networks. Host Adapters are very similar to Network Adapters in the way that they are able to prov...

Connected Classrooms: How Technology in Schools Has Changed the Way We Learn

The last two decades have been a period of unprecedented innovation when it comes to integrating technology into the classroom environment. In just twenty years, educators have had to adopt significant paradigm shifts in regard to using technology in the classroom. Consider the following examples:

In 1998, training in cursive writing was a manda...

How Do Isolated Devices and Life-Saving Micro-Power Devices Run on Minimal Energy?

Sensors, processors, controllers - all electronic devices require power. Sometimes the energy source is continuous, such as direct AC power or AC converted to DC, easily replaceable batteries, or only need to function during the day, which makes solar power a viable solution. However, some devices don’t have access to constant external power,...

How Connected Devices are Influencing the Future of Grocery Shopping

The grocery business has faced a number of challenges over the last several decades. High fixed costs, slim profit margins, perishable products with diverse handling requirements, and the need to manage distribution with a growing network of suppliers have all made it difficult to turn a profit, and even so, competition is at an all-time high. D...

Which Software Packages Can I Use to View Checksums with the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter?

Question from the Customer:

I‘ll be using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter and Flash Center Software and I have some questions -– how do I view checksums?  Also, can I get a checksum for the entire device?

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your question! The Aardvark adapter is compatible with the checksum byte feature. Regardin...

What’s the easiest way to run line commands with the Beagle USB 5000 v2 SuperSpeed Protocol Analyzer?

Question from the Customer:

I’m using the Beagle USB 5000 v2 SuperSpeed Protocol Analyzer - Standard Edition to monitor a Blu-ray recorder with an external USB-HDD. I’d like to run the device using command line.  This is all very new to me – can you send me an example of batch script? I’ll be using a MacBook.

Response from Technical Su...

What does I2C have to do with GPS data and how much more can GPS navigate on planet Earth?

satcomViewGPS data has been system integrated with UART for some time, an asynchronous system. With navigation becoming more prevalent in commercial products, as well as mobile robotic devices and the coming of self-driving vehicles, I2C is now being integrated with GPS signals.

These interfaces appear similar, both having two signal lines. Beyond that, t...