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 withs...

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 testing...

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 the...

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 focused ...

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-cycle d...

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 them to ...

What Are the Details of the Software Arguments when Reading I2C Data Using Aardvark API Software?

Question from the Customer:

I am running tests with the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter using the Aardvark API Software. I have a question about the API Master Write-Read command aa_i2c_write_read. I input eight values using Arg 8 (in_data) to an array, but when I display array[0] and [1] to different elements, they show the same value. Let’s s...

Why We Love Embedded Systems Engineers

Embedded systems engineers (ESEs) can be some of the most talented people we meet. On top of the rich educational background and skill set of an embedded systems engineer, which includes expertise in computer programming, electrical engineering, and systems design and security, they are also responsible for many of the latest life-changing innov...

How Can I Integrate the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter in an Automated Test to Accurately Record the Results?

Question from the Customer:
I am developing a production line functional test that requires programming a part. The test software launches the programming software and then prompts the test operator to press a pass or fail button to confirm whether or not the part programmed correctly.

However, I have observed operators sometimes do not press t...