Jessica Hopkins



Email: jhopkins@totalphase.com

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Total Phase A2B Bus Monitor at Electronica 2018

Electronica 2018 recently took place in late November in Munich, Germany. This is the world’s largest trade fair and conference for components, systems, and applications. Those working with PCBs, semiconductors, sensors, connectors, or displays were able to roam the exhibit floors to discover the latest tools and solutions for their developme...

Embedded Systems on Everyone’s Wish List this Season

Not sure what to get your friends and family for the holidays or are not certain what’s on the top of your own list? We’ve researched some of the best and most popular tech gadgets and picked the top 10 that will make great gifts for your loved ones – all of which are embedded systems created by our own customers! Find out what’s out th...

Thankful for Embedded Systems in our Kitchens this Holiday Season

The holiday season is around the corner, which means we’ll be spending more time in the kitchen, especially during Thanksgiving when food is the epicenter of the festivities! Because the kitchen is considered a hub for many people as they cook and enjoy time with friends and family, is it easy to see why much of the new technology is focused ...

Embedded Systems Found in Football

It’s that time of the year again – football season. We’re talking about American Football and Football as known by the rest of the world (aka Soccer), some of the most watched sports games in the world, with hundreds of thousands of fans coming together each year to cheer on their team for the win.

While the games themselves are well-esta...

Signs You Need to Check in the VBUS for the Root of Your USB Problem

When your USB system isn’t working as expected and you’re experiencing system failure or other unexplainable issues, it can be tough to pinpoint the root cause of the bug. While there are countless possible reasons, one in particular may be overlooked, and that is having a bug on the USB VBUS.

 

Signs to Look For

What are the signs that you...

The Lowdown on the New USB Fast Charger

USB-IF, the organization that manages all USB specifications, has developed its own USB Charger program that aims to create a more cohesive and all-purpose line of chargers that consumers can use across all compliant USB Type-C devices. USB Fast Chargers are a recent addition to the USB Charger program. The USB Fast Charger supports the Program...

Are Counterfeit Lightning Cables Safe to Use?

It seems Apple devices and accessories are ubiquitous these days. While it is common for Lightning cables to be used daily, it is not always clear which ones are safe and which ones can lead to problems down the road. The article, “Why Counterfeit Lightning Cables Kill iPhones” written by Motherboard, discusses an unrelenting issue occurrin...

What Are the Best Tools For Programming I2C and SPI Devices with OneWire Commands? Can LabVIEW Be Included?

Question from the Customer:

I have a project that uses the STMicroelectronics STM32F401RCT6 device. I need to open communication with 1-wire commands,  which would enable me to use microwire communication to operate the STM32F401RCT6 unit. We are using LabVIEW for this project.

How can I best approach this? Which tools do you recommend? Is Lab...

What’s the New USB Power Delivery Protocol All About?

In its early days, the Universal Serial Bus protocol, commonly known as USB, was initially created and used as a vessel to power on and transfer data from one device to another. Initially many USB devices on the market required an external power adapter, and over time this proved to be costly and inefficient for manufacturers and users. The inc...

Continuity Testing of USB Type-C Cables Using the Advanced Cable Tester

Question from the Customer:

I am using the Promira Serial Platform with the Advanced Cable Tester – Level 1 Application on two functionally identical USB Type-C cables. However, the report doesn’t show these cables as identical: one cable passed everything on the physical wiring section, but the other cable failed on SBU1 and SBU2 under the...