Getting started with automotive audio bus analysis? Here’s an overview about using the Total Phase A2B Bus Monitor.

We just created a new video  to help you understand and easily use the Automotive Audio A2BTM bus analyzer for the automotive audio bus.  Here’s an overview of what our video tutorial covers:

Automotive A2B BusPhysical Setup

The video example uses these TotalPhase components:

Which Capture Mode Best Supports My Project? How are Transactions Timestamped in the Data Center Software?

Question from the Customer:
I am using the Beagle USB 480 Protocol Analyze and the Data Center Software – I’m looking to improve throughput on a USB system. Looking at the data capture, I saw about 300ms delay between index 17 and 27. To make sure I understand the results, I have some questions:

  1. Index 18 is [177175 IN-NAK], - does that ind...

What’s going on with Nintendo Switch’s USB-C charging cables?

Sub-standard USB-C cables have caused a lot of trouble, and Nintendo is the latest company to feel the burn. Within the last couple years, Nintendo has released one its newest gaming consoles, Nintendo Switch, which combines a home console and a handheld gaming device.

Nintendo SwitchLast month, many Switch users reported their Switch units were being bricked,...

Using the Beagle Protocol Analyzer, How Can I Easily Maximize the Volume SPI Data Capture?

Question from the Customer:

I am planning to use the Beagle I2C/SPI Protocol Analyzer to capture SPI data for extended periods. The SPI clock rate is 10 MHz. This will be the first time I’ve used a protocol analyzer.  To quickly start this project, I would like to start with the easiest method available.

Response from Technical Support:


Canary Connect Use Case: Using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter to Make Homes Safer with Embedded Technology

key-2114046_1280Embedded technology is everywhere – hidden behind the scenes of the different electronics we use every day. One of the most interesting things I find working in the embedded industry is learning about how people in various trades use technology, and how our tools help them develop the products we use every day — from wearables and consumer ...

How Do I Make the Promira Serial Platform Work with 10-bit Addresses?

Question from the Customer:

I’ll be using the Promira Serial Platform in I2C slave mode. I have two questions:

  • Does Promira recognize RESTART signal when configured as a slave?
  • Can I configure a slave Promira platform to respond 10-bit addresses?

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your questions!  To start, the repeat start condit...

Wondering How You Can Efficiently Manage your USB Protocol Analyzer to Obtain and Decode Longer Data Captures for USB Devices? Watch This!

Decode longer data captures with Beagle USB 500 v2 SuperSpeed Protocol Analyzer and Data Center Protocol Analyzer SoftwareDo you have the Beagle™ USB 5000 v2 SuperSpeed Protocol Analyzer and want to make the most of this investment? Do you want to capture the most data records to better analyze the USB devices and systems you are working on?

Data Captures Over Long Periods Are Often Critical

Performance evaluations, environmental testing, as well as troubleshoot...

What is the Fastest Way I Can Switch from an I2C Master I2C to I2C Slave using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter when Testing I2C Devices?

Question from the Customer:

I am using Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter, and I’ve come to a stage in the project where I could use your help.  I’m testing SMBus/I2C devices running at 400 kbps. This test includes logging the following steps (which are repeated):

  1. As an I2C Master, I need the Aardvark adapter to transmit an I2C sequential writ...

For a Preliminary Design Simulation, What Do I Need to Set Up the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter as a Slave for Responding to Requests from the Master Device? Is Polling Needed?

Question from the Customer:

I plan to run a simulation using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter in Slave mode. Before I get started, I would like some information about the Master request. I have two simulation scenarios.

Scenario 1:

Step 1 - Master sends a request to Slave (ex: 01 01)
Step 2 - Slave responds to Master (ex: 01 01 01)

The hardwar...

When Monitoring a USB Bus, I Am Capturing a Lot of Data Packets that I Don’t Need to See. How Can I Exclude the USB Data that Doesn’t Matter to Me?

Question from the Customer:

I am interested in the Beagle USB protocol analyzers, and I have very specific questions about the Data Center Software. What searching or filtering options do you offer?

The exact scenario is that I am looking to find and ideally exclude particular packets based on a given sequence within the packet data. For exampl...