What Is the Safest Way to Power a Target 1.8V Device without Using an External Power?

Question from the Customer:
I have the I2C Development Kit and I am trying to use Flash Center Software to program an I2C target device, Macronix MX25U6435F.   I checked the datasheet and found its power input is 1.8V.  I’m concerned the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter can only output 5V. According to the datasheet, this I2C device can wit...

Test Automation Solutions: 5 Things to Expect in 2019


Quality assurance teams that work with embedded systems are adopting test automation solutions in record numbers to deal with the immense challenges associated with properly QA testing embedded systems. When it comes to IoT devices, the multitude of platforms and devices working within the environment makes a manual approach to product testi...

Technology and Our Future: Everything You Need to Know About IoT

Digital technology has advanced leaps and bounds in an extremely short time frame. The first IBM personal computers were released in 1982 and personal computing became a worldwide phenomenon in just a few years, showing the massive impact of technology.

The world wide web, created by Tim Berners-Lee, was invented in 1989, just 4 years after t...

Thankful for Embedded Systems in our Kitchens this Holiday Season

The holiday season is around the corner, which means we’ll be spending more time in the kitchen, especially during Thanksgiving when food is the epicenter of the festivities! Because the kitchen is considered a hub for many people as they cook and enjoy time with friends and family, is it easy to see why much of the new technology is focuse...

What You Need to Know About the Switching Frequency and Duty Cycles when Communicating with QSPI Chips

Question from the Customer:

I’m looking into used your Promira Serial Platform as a QSPI master to communicate with our chip. Before I get started, I’d to know these capabilities with the Promira platform:

  1. Our preferred QSPI format is listed below.  Are dummy cycles required?
    • No instruction cycle
    • 2-cycle of address
    • No alt cycle
    • 4-cyc...

7 Tools Everyone in the Embedded Systems Industry Should Be Using

For those unfamiliar, an embedded system is a combination of computer hardware and software. Like all computers, embedded systems run on a hardware platform that is built around a microcontroller or a microprocessor. They also include other features like a power supply, timers, internal memory, and serial communication ports that allow th...