Tips and Options to Capture and View Data with a Beagle Protocol Analyzer

Question from the Customer:

I have a project where I need to compare the temperatures of two separate devices in the same environment.  I’m looking to use the Beagle I2C/SPI Protocol Analyzer to collect and plot the data. How can I best capture and view the data?

Response from Technical Support:

Thank you for your questions!  You can easily...

What is a Packet Sniffer?

The term packet sniffer might sound a little fishy and suspicious, but it isn’t anything like that. In network management, packet sniffing plays a very crucial role. Network managers and technicians use packet sniffers to diagnose underlying problems in their networks. So, a packet sniffer is essentially a tool that aids in monitoring network...

How Do I Sequence the Komodo CAN Duo Interface API Commands to Properly De-initialize a Device on the CAN Bus so that I Can Easily Re-initialize it Later?

Question from the Customer:

I have a Komodo CAN Duo Interface and I could use your help. I have a function that does de-initialization. I see km_close() returns 1 instead of KM_OK. Is this expected? What does the return value of 1 tell me?

Also, I’m trying to figure out what the proper sequence for de-initializing everything -- open, acquire, ...

Protocol Analyzers vs. Oscilloscopes vs. BERT Analyzers: Compare and Contrast

Features like interoperability and simple connectivity have led to the widespread use of USB protocol in embedded systems of almost all types. Despite the advantages, USB protocol in itself is quite complex. Quite naturally, detecting and isolating the source of a problem within the system might be a daunting task for an embedded systems enginee...

Embedded Gifts for the Gadget Lover

Are you looking for some gift ideas for the tech enthusiast in your life? These gadgets (using embedded technology) will please even the techiest of techies. There is something cool for just about every embedded device lover on this list!

Drone - this year’s hottest gift.

Enjoy the World's Smallest Camera Drone and possibly the most affordable...

Data streaming 32-bit words, what are the options - queuing four 8-bit words or one 32-Bit word?

Question from the Customer:

 I am working on a project with data streaming blocks of 10 32-bit words. From what I can tell using the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter, I can only send 8-bit words 40 times. How can I change the Cheetah adapter set up to meet my requirements?

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your question!  The Cheetah adapter...

How Do I Set Up the Aardvark Host Adapter for I2C Slave mode?

Question from the Customer:

I’m an intern working on my first project, analyzing the controls and performance of a robotics arm (for manufacturing) – can you help me get started? I need to use your Aardvark I2C/Host Adapter in slave mode. I’ll also be using the Control Center Software – what do I need to do?

Response from Technical Suppo...

Embedded Systems Applications Across Industries

Since their inception in 1961, embedded systems have completely revolutionized the way we live, work and communicate. You may not have realized it but you’re actually surrounded by embedded systems. The printer for your computer, the Wi-Fi router providing Internet access, your MP3 player, DSLR camera, refrigerator, microwave oven, even the eq...

What is a protocol analyzer?

Protocol analyzers are indispensable tools for an embedded systems engineer. They allow engineers to gain insight into USB, I2C, SPI, CAN, etc., data that travels over the communication channel or bus. Some devices capture this information and then display it post capture, while others display the data in real-time as its transmitting. So, it’...

What is a Host Bus Adapter Card?

A Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is a circuit board or integrated circuit adapter that provides physical connectivity between a host system (computer or server) and networks and storage devices. Apart from the physical connectivity, an HBA also performs input/output (I/O) processing. With an HBA, the host computer’s microprocessor doesn’t have to pe...