How Can I Resolve Buffer Overflow for Asynchronous CAN Messages?

A Question from the Customer:

I have a question about communicating with an external CAN device. I'm working on a PC application to transfer data over the Komodo CAN Duo Interface. The bus is configured to run at 1 MHz and I’m starting this project with 16KB of data. When that is successful, the data blocks will be increased to megabytes of...

How Do I Start Working with SMBus Devices?

Question from the Customer:

I need to program and monitor an SMBus device. Which Total Phase instruments could I use for this project?

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your question! The System Management Bus (SMBus) protocol is a derivative of the Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C) protocol. Because of their similarities, our I2C ho...

What is Digital Security in 2019?

Digital technology is more important than ever. Not only are items like smartphones, tablets, and laptops ubiquitous with consumers and businesses, emerging trends like IoT (Internet of Things) and Industry 4.0 are introducing digital technology to new applications regularly. The flip side of this topic is that digital secu...

How Can I Send Data Packets Greater than 8 Bits to an SPI Device without Clock Stoppage or other Midstream Delays?

Large SPI bit stream


Question from the Customer:

I have been using the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter for years, and it has always worked for me. But today, I have a setup that is giving me some problems. I’m testing a new SPI device and I need to send more than 8 bits per packet. If there is any delay within that stream, such as clock stoppage every 8 ...

The New USB4 Spec: Faster Speeds, Optimized Video Transfer, and Thunderbolt 3 Compatibility

USB4 Connector Original photo: Tony Webster

There has been a lot of buzz with USB lately – with all the new specifications being released and even the rebranding of the latest USB 3.x specifications, it seems there are new USB updates coming out left and right. Now, USB-IF has introduced an even newer specification to add to the mix: USB4.

What are USB...

How Do I Use the Combined I2C Format for 7-Bit Addresses?

Question from the Customer:

I am working with the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter, and I need to apply the I2C Combined Format. Looking at the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter User Manual, I see Aardvark API Software is available for doing that, but for ease of use, I would prefer a GUI application.

Also, I don’t need 10-bit addresses for...