Embedded Systems Found in Football

It’s that time of the year again – football season. We’re talking about American Football and Football as known by the rest of the world (aka Soccer), some of the most watched sports games in the world, with hundreds of thousands of fans coming together each year to cheer on their team for the win.

While the games themselves are well-esta...

Which Mechanism and Tool Do I Need to Write to an SPI EEPROM?

Question from the Customer:

I am starting to use Promira Serial Platform with the Promira Software API I2C/SPI Active. The spi_eeprom command does not specify what data should be written - I need to send 0x1000 to register 0x50. There is a queue variable in the code that I believe needs to be filled. How do I access the queue?

Also, I want to c...

3 Ways to Improve Your Artificial Intelligence Programming

When most people think about artificial intelligence, they think of the smart robotic assistants we see portrayed in science fiction films - the kind that can bring you a drink, carry a conversation, or remind you to leave the house with an umbrella.

In some ways, the media and film industry has warped our view of what artificial intelligence r...

How Can I Use the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter to Verify the Communication Protocol with a Microcontroller?

Question from the Customer:

I could use some pointers on getting started with the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter. I’m implementing an I2C communication between two PCs, each PC connected to an Aardvark adapter.  The goal is to define and implement the communication protocol, and verify it with the Aardvark IC2/SPI Host Adapter. Here’s an ov...

Protocol Analyzer: Must Know the Advantages for Embedded Systems

Embedded systems engineers use a variety of skills and tools to build and program products that contain embedded computing systems. Along with coding software, software debugging programs, and simulators, most embedded systems engineers make use of a protocol analyzer, a specialized diagnostic tool that can be used to monitor bus traffic across...

Auto update - a week for A2B (Automotive Audio Bus)

We just spent a week in Detroit and as you'd expect, the trip had an automotive focus. I started this trip off by coming in a day early to spend a little time getting to know the area and learn a little more about the history of the industry.  What better place to start than with the Ford Museum, located on Piquette Avenue at the site  of the ...

What is the Best Software to Use with the Komodo CAN Solo Interface to Read Complete Data?

Question from the Customer:

I am using the Komodo CAN Solo Interface with Komodo GUI Software to run a CAN module from a Linux host system. I am sending data through the General CAN Mode.  My concern is when reviewing the data log 3 out of 8 bytes of data at the receiving end are masked.

For example, if I intend to send deadbeef55667788, the C...

How Can I Best Update the Aardvark Software API to Promira Software API When I Need to Maintain Specific IP Addresses?

Question from the Customer:

I recently purchased the Promira Serial Platform to replace the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter. I am trying to “hand over” the Aardvark Software API code to the Promira Software API I2C/SPI Active code.

aardvark-250  Promira Serial Platform

At first, I tried using the Promira Aardvark Wrapper Software API to update the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host ...

Is Ground Electrically Isolated From the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter when I Apply External Power to the SPI Device?

 Cheetah SPI Host Adapter

Question from the Customer:

I understand the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter comes with the option of using either an external power supply or the Cheetah adapter (with power from the USB bus I assume) to drive the SPI output.

My question is about ground - if I am using an external power supply to drive the SPI device output, is the ground from the...