How Do I Set Up an I2C/SPI Host Adapter to Read a Smart Battery SMBus Device?

Question from the Customer:

I am using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter and Control Center Serial Software with an SMBus Smart Battery NH2054 and a Smart Battery Charger. With the results that I see, I am uncertain which device is the master and which devices are slaves.

Here is what I see:

  • In the Slave tab, only addresses 8 an...

Data Center Software Series: LTSSM View

The Data Center Software is a free software interface that allows users to seamlessly monitor traffic occurring on USBCANI2CSPI, and eSPI buses. The software provides a variety of different ways to debug and analyze data and has become a familiar tool to engineers across the world. In this blog post, we will discuss a p...

How Can Shield and Quiescent Current Failures Occur for USB-C and HDMI Cables that Seem to Work?

Question from the Customer:

I am using the Advanced Cable Tester v2 for testing cables. I have some questions about the test requirements and our results for USB-C and HDMI cables.

USB-C:
What is the Quiescent Current/E-Marker Steady State testing? We tested a lot of cables that all measured 0.00577A for the Steady State.

  • What is t...