Control Center Serial Software Series: XML Batch Scripting for Automated Tasks

The Total Phase Control Center Serial Software allows engineers working with the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter, Cheetah SPI Host Adapter, and Promira Serial Platform to develop and test their embedded systems.

When using these host adapters with the Control Center Serial Software, users can perform a variety of tasks; particularly, the Batch...

How Can I Create MDIO Master Signals to Exercise and Test an MDIO Port?

Question from the Customer:

I have been using the Beagle I2C/SPI Protocol Analyzer as an MDIO analyzer.  Today, I need to exercise a CFP2 MDIO port, reading at 2.5 MHz, or 4 MHz MDC rates at 2.5V. I have  the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter and the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter – could either do the job?

Response from Technical Support:


Differences Between SMBus vs I2C

One of the first and most important decisions an embedded systems engineer must answer when designing electronic systems is how the master and slave devices will communicate, that is, which communication protocol will be used to transfer data. There are several types of communication protocols that are typically used in embedded syste...

What Are My Options for Programming an SPI EEPROM with a Hex File?

Question from the Customer:

I need to program a serial SPI EEPROM with a hex file. Can I use your Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter?  Which software application should I use with the Aardvark adapter?

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your questions! You can easily use the Aardvark adapter to program SPI EEPROMs. The contents of a hex...

Why Can't I Add More USB-C Ports to my USB Type-C Host with a Hub?

USB Type-C – One Cable to Rule Them All

USB Type-C was created to bring faster speeds and compatibility across all varieties of electronic devices. The idea was to create one cable and one specification that manufacturers would adopt for all new devices (you may have noticed every new phone being introduced to the market has a USB-C port o...

How Can I Capture and Record Larger Amounts of A2B Audio Channel Data?

Question from the Customer:

I am using the A2B Bus Monitor – Level 1 Application to record audio channel data. The Python script is installed and works properly, except that after capturing 40 MB the A2B Bus Monitor buffer is full. How can I capture and record more data?

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your question! The...