Gil


Description: Gil Ben-Dov is a 20-year technology veteran with experience at industry leaders Cisco Systems, ResMed, and Air Liquide. He currently serves as the CEO for Total Phase and has held the role since October 2014. Prior to that appointment, Gil served as VP/General Manager, from 2013-2014. He was previously director of sales, joining Total Phase in 2012.

Email: gil@totalphase.com

Posts by Gil:

Saving the World From Crummy USB Cables

I was reading up on Type-C cables today and found this cool article.

Saving the World From Crummy - and Even Dangerous USB Cables

It's a nice piece with a great recap of the issues plaguing USB cables today.  Benson Leung and Nathan Kollaru, two of the leading consumer advocates in the Type-C ecosystem are featured prominently in the article, a...

The Type-C Blogging Community is on Fire!

Last year, Total Phase entered the world of USB Type-C with the release of the USB Power Delivery Analyzer (our version of Google’s Chromium USB-PD Sniffer, Twinkie). Last month Total Phase released another Type-C product, the Advanced Cable Tester. And I must say, the Type-C community has been very hospitable and made our experience very welc...

Taming Type-C with the Advanced Cable Tester

Earlier this week we released the Advanced Cable Tester - the first of its kind cable tester. (Read our press release.) From concept through design to production, this has been the most exciting and wonderful project that I’ve ever been associated with (and I have been around for a while).

Advanced Cable Tester

Approximately two years ago, the USB-IF released seve...

USB Type-C popularity growing - mainstream?

With Apple's recent announcement of 4 USB Type-C ports on the new MacBook Pro, there's no doubt USB Type-C is moving from the 'early adopter' stage to more mainstream.

USB Type-C goes mainstream USB Type-C goes mainstream                                      image source theverge.com - Vjeran Pavic

http://www.theverge.com/tldr/2016/11/8/13564460/usb-c...

USB Type-C is Gaining Popularity

We've all heard about some of the challenges regarding USB Type C implementations, but the upside to this exciting new technology is undeniable.

This article from the online version of Wired Magazine does a nice job summarizing the differences between the current charging options and explains why Type C is gaining traction.

Additionally, Apple I...

Samsung urged to officially recall Galaxy Note 7 to prevent resale of a dangerous product

USB Type-C enables truly rapid charging of your battery operated devices by providing higher voltage and current than ever before through a USB cable.  But sometimes, aggressive power management and charging can become problematic.

This explanation from the Apple Insider explains the differences between USB2 and USB Type-C charging at a high le...

USB Type-C Cable Fails (2)

Last time, I shared information on the hazards of improperly implemented USB Type-C.  Now, here are a few more examples.

Cause not determined, Galaxy Note 7 with USB Type-C melts down Cause not determined, Galaxy Note 7 with USB Type-C melts down

Source:  Phandroid (Aug 24, 2016)
http://phandroid.com/2016/08/24/samsung-galaxy-note-7-exploded/

The official cause has not been determined, but it looks like ...

USB Type-C Cable Fails (1)

Earlier this month we announced that we would start shipping our new Advanced Cable Tester at the end of September.  As we developed this product,  we were thinking about the potential impact of faulty USB Type-C cables.  First and foremost was the potential safety hazard associated with up to 20V and 5 Amps.  Benson Leung of Google made one...

The Synergetic Advancement of USB-IF Specifications and the Promira Serial Platform for Cable Testing

Last week we wrapped up another USB-IF Compliance Workshop – “Plugfest” – in Portland. This was the 100th event, quite a huge milestone. The first event I attended was in the year 2000 or so in Milpitas, technology goals have certainly advanced since then!

Even compared to a year ago, the USB world is in a much different place. Type-C/Po...

Financial Savings for Business Owners and Engineers Using Total Phase Protocols

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 Saving Money Using Total Phase Protocol Analyzers and Host Adapters

If you are looking for embedded systems solutions at affordable prices, look no further. Total Phase delivers powerful and reliable tools and services without compromising quality for quantity, offering competitive prices for products that ou...