Jessica Hopkins



Email: jhopkins@totalphase.com

Posts by Jessica Hopkins:

How Do Latency and Throughput Affect the Speed of a System?

In the world of computers and embedded systems, two common terms we often hear about are latency and throughput. These terms are used when discussing the speed of a system and revolves around the process of sending data from one location to the next, indicating the time it takes to process and transmit the data.

Both of these terms...

What is a CPU and What Does it Do?

A central processing unit, or CPU, is the core of any computer or embedded system. Often compared to a calculator, it is responsible for calculating and processing information that allows the system to perform a specific function or task.

CPUs are used within almost all electronic devices we use daily, from cell phones, to smart...

Differences Between Input and Output (I/O) Devices and their Role in Embedded Systems

Embedded systems are comprised of various hardware components that allow it perform its intended function. These components usually include a processor such as a microcontroller or microprocessor, a power supply, timers/counters, input and output devices, memory, and communication ports such as CAN, SPI, I2C, USB, Ethernet, UA...

Flash Center Software Series: Operations to Erase, Program, and Verify Memory Devices

The Flash Center Software, offered by Total Phase, allows users to easily and quickly program I2C and SPI EEPROM and Flash memories devices. It is intended to be used with our host adapter tools, including the Promira Serial Platform, Cheetah SPI Host Adapter, and Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter.

Memory programming can be useful fo...

Data Center Software Series: Saving and Exporting Captures

The Data Center Software is Total Phase’s free bus monitoring software that allows developers to capture, display, and filter USB, USB PD, I2C, SPI, eSPI, and CAN serial bus data in real time. This data is displayed in the Transaction Window within the software where users can view high-level information, including data transacti...

Data Center Software Series: Transaction Window

The Data Center Software is Total Phase’s free bus monitoring software that allows users to interface with Total Phase protocol analyzers supporting I2C, SPI, USB, CAN, and eSPI protocols. These analyzers include the Beagle I2C/SPI Protocol Analyzer, the line of Beagle USB Protocol Analyzers, the USB Power Delivery Analyzer...