Total Phase at NI Week 2019 – Full Force Ahead

Last week, Total Phase exhibited at NI Week in Austin, TX. The theme was ‘Full Force Ahead,’ and there were many references to Star Wars.

The first day of NI Week saw a lot of traffic through our booth at the exhibition hall. We had engaging conversations with engineers, not just from Texas but also around the country and from abroad.


How Can I Increase Speed to Get the Maximum I2C Bitrate?

Question from the Customer:

I am using the Promira Serial Platform with the I2C Active - Level 1 Application. Using the Control Center Serial Software, I set the bitrate to 1MHz in I2C Control menu, but when I measured the I2C frequency with an oscilloscope, I see that the actual frequency is around 800KHz, not 1MHz. Are there other set...

How to Identify the I2C Slave Addressing Standard for Developers

It is common for embedded device developers and engineers to have questions about what slave address is needed to communicate with a given I2C (Inter-Integrated Circuit) device. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Some I2C slave devices use 7-bit addressing, some use 8-bit addressing, some use 10-bit addressing, and there a...

Can I Use the Command Prompt for Executing Commands with the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter?

Question from the Customer:

I see there are options for running batch commands with the Control Center Serial Software, but what I want to do is run from the command prompt of a terminal. Is there a way I can run single commands like that?

I’m using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter to access a PCA9546 EEPROM through an I2C switch.


Learn How Industrial IoT Applications Are Impacting The Manufacturing Industry in 2019

Like everything else these days, the manufacturing world is using more technology to stay abreast of new trends and maintain a competitive edge. By 2020, Business Insider estimates that global manufacturers will invest around $70 billion on IoT technologies; this is in comparison to the $29 billion spent in 2015 on IoT solutions. Usi...

In Batch Mode, How Do I Control Stop Bits when Sending Data to an I2C Device?

Question from the Customer:

I am using the Control Center Serial Software with the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter. I need to send data to an I2C device with and without the stop bit – is there a way I can control the behavior of the stop bit? Here is the sequence of what I need to execute:

Master Write 0x63, 0x01 with the stop bit.