Benchtop Testing for Embedded Systems Guide

In the world of software development, new product realization follows a fairly predictable pathway from inception to release. First, software developers collect or produce requirements for the software, determining what features should be included and how the software will benefit users. Next, a software engineer will design the software with a...

How Can I View and Analyze USB Traffic for a Composite High Speed Device?

Question from the Customer: I’m using the Beagle USB 12 Protocol Analyzer and I haven’t been able to view the USB traffic for a composite device: an HID keyboard and an Audio device connected to the USB hub. What do I need to look into? Do I need to make any changes to this setup? Response from Technical Support: Thanks for your questions! ...

USB Type-C is Gaining Even More Popularity

What is USB Type-C?

USB-C represents the next generation of Universal Serial Bus (USB), an industry standard that offers specifications for the cables and connectors that are used to connect peripheral devices to computers, facilitate data transfer, and charge mobile devices, laptops, and tablets.

When USB 1.0, the first generation of USB, was ...

How Can I Best Use a Protocol Analyzer in a USB Port Production Environment to Record USB Data Transfer Speed?

Question from the Customer:

I’m developing an automated system for the production environment of automotive products. I’m looking at the Beagle USB 480 Protocol Analyzer – how could I use this device to read and record data transfer speed at the USB ports.

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your question!  The Beagle USB 480 Pro...

I2C Protocol Testing: Validation Checklist for Embedded Systems

What is the I2C Protocol?

Engineers developing embedded systems have several options when it comes to selecting a communication protocol for their hardware device. One such option, the I2C communication protocol, offers unique advantages that make it an attractive choice for engineers.

The inter-integrated circuit or I2C communication protocol ...

How Do I Enable the A2B Bus Monitor to Monitor Audio Signals?

Question from the Customer:

I am using the A2B Bus Monitor and I can see the I2C transactions during “discovery”, which indicates the monitor is up running and monitoring the A2B bus. However, the audio output is not visible.  How do I configure the A2B Master to enable monitoring the audio output?

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks f...

Total Phase’s A2B Bus Monitor makes its way to CES 2019

What is CES?

The Consumer Electronics Show, also known as CES, is one of the largest innovative technologies shows that brings together over one-hundred thousand show-goers from all the world to check out the latest developments and breakthrough technologies in consumer electronics. This year, this convention is set to host up to 4,500+ exhibiti...

What are the Dangers of Manufacturing and Using Untested USB Cables?

Not all cables are manufactured up to standard, even if designed to.

The dangers of untested USB cables have become a concerning topic in the tech industry in recent years. What used to be simpler cable designs have migrated to become much more complex to keep up with the high demands of new, advanced devices. Cables today operate at much faster speeds, provide exponentially more power, and include additional f...

How Can I Best Verify MOSI/MISO SPI Data Traffic Using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter?

Question from the Customer:

I am using the API functions to control the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter in SPI mode. To loop the MOSI/MISO, can I use only one Aardvark adapter or do I need two Aardvark adapters?

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your question! To test the traffic as you described, you will need two Aardvark adapters. On...

AI and Embedded Systems: Top 5 Use Cases

Embedded systems have been the backbone for modern technology for decades, but in recent years, there have been substantial advances in the tech industry that have introduced a revolutionary type of technology, called Artificial Intelligence, also known as AI.

AI and Multifaceted Control

AI is the concept that intelligence can be demonstrated by...