Which Tools Can I Use to Test and Analyze the Functions and Power Delivery of USB Type-C Cables?

Question from the Customer:

I am looking for a USB Type-C cable functional tester – I need to analyze the performance of the cable per specifications as well as power delivery. What recommendations do you have?

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your question!  We recommend using two of our products: Advanced Cable Tester and USB Po...

Using a Beagle USB Protocol Analyzer, How Do I Trigger and Capture Data?

Question from the Customer:

I am using the Beagle USB 480 Protocol Analyzer. I read through all the documentation, but could not find anything that fully explains how to enable triggers. Also, that feature is grayed out in the Data Center Software under Device Settings.

How do I enable the triggers? Also, can you tell me about the Digital I/O?


Which Tools Work Best for Emulating I2C MDIO Signals?

Question from the Customer:

I have been using the Beagle USB 12 Protocol Analyzer for MDIO monitoring. However, now I need something to actually drive the bus with transactions to the PHY/switch. MDIO and MDC are open-drain signals, so anything that works with I2C should also be able to provide MDIO.

My question, does Total Phase have a GPIO de...

How Do I Set Up an Android so the Beagle USB 480 Protocol Analyzer Will Recognize it as the Host?

Question from the Customer:

How do I use the Beagle USB 480 Protocol Analyzer with an Android device?

With my current settings, the Data Center Software is not recognizing my tablet as a host. I'm using an OTG cable to let the tablet know it is a host. Communication with my USB device also works. The tablet keeps showing “host disconnected”...

How Do I Increase Write Size to an I2C EEPROM when Using the Flash Center Software?

Question from the Customer:

I have been using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter with the Control Center Serial Software in batch mode. With the current project, I need to read/write several I2C EEPROMs, STMicro EEPROM M24C02-W, so I switched over to Flash Center Software for its speed in programming devices.

So far, with Flash Center Software, ...

Signs You Need to Check in the VBUS for the Root of Your USB Problem

When your USB system isn’t working as expected and you’re experiencing system failure or other unexplainable issues, it can be tough to pinpoint the root cause of the bug. While there are countless possible reasons, one in particular may be overlooked, and that is having a bug on the USB VBUS.


Signs to Look For

What are the signs that you...

How Do I Define Erase Values in an SPI Flash Device XML File for the Flash Center Software?

Question from the Customer:

I am using the Cheetah Host Adapter with the Flash Center Software, and I am working with a Micron MT25QL512 SPI Flash device. I am following the instructions to add a new device via an XML file. However, when I try to import that file, the following error is displayed:

 Flash Software error message

About my setup:

The device is powered inde...

How Do I Use the USB Power Delivery Analyzer and Data Center Software to Verify Power Data Objects?

Question from the Customer:

We need to check if the Power Delivery Object (PDO) is correct on the factory side. To do so, we are planning to run tests by switching PDOs and then check if our Type-C docking station can switch to different voltage levels: 5V, 9V, 15V, and 20V. Can the USB Power Delivery Analyzer support this?  Here are the detai...