How Medical Embedded Systems Transformed the Healthcare Industry

An embedded system is a mix of hardware and software that works as a computing system within a larger system. The embedded system dates back to aeronautics in the 1960s when astronauts used Charles Stark Draper’s integrated circuit to collect flight data in real time. Since then, and with the explosive growth of technology and cloud c...

With the Promira Serial Platform, How Do I Set the SPI Clock to 0 Volts after Closing the SPI Device?

Question from the Customer:

I am using the Promira Serial Platform to drive an SPI bus. For this application, I am using the Promira Software API I2C/SPI Active wrapped in my custom code. My issue: I need the clock (SCLK) to reach 0V in its off state, but so far, that is not yet achieved.

What I see:

  1. I have a scope channel probe in...

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 ...