Jessica Hopkins



Email: jhopkins@totalphase.com

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White-Hat Hacker Develops Proof-of-Concept Malicious Lightning Cable

Lightning cables, intended for use with iPhone, iPad, and iPod, are some of the most widely used cables by consumers. We see an abundance of Lightning cables available anywhere from online retailers to brick and mortar shops. With Lightning cables in high demand, there are several cable manufactures that produce and sell such cables to cons...

Individual Quality Control is Now Feasible for Cable Manufacturers

Cable manufacturers produce thousands of cables per day, each containing numerous components that are often assembled on a production or assembly line. Parts are often assembled by hand in these settings because of the intricacy and precision required to produce the advanced cables we see today. With so many variables involved, ensuring a per...

Getting to Know Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C

With devices becoming smaller, more compact, and more powerful, the need for robust cables that can quickly power, transfer data, and perform various functions is becoming a necessity. USB has brought forth a new cable type that is one of the most powerful and versatile cables created to date, known as USB Type-C. The introduction of USB Type...

Third Party MFi USB Type-C to Lightning Cables are Making their Way to Market

Made for iPhone Program now includes USB Type-C to Lightning Cables

The USB Type-C to Lightning cable is the latest cable type approved for manufacturing under Apple’s Made for iPhone (MFi) program. Apple has made plans to introduce third party USB-C to Lightning cables to the market, and has notified MFi approved manufacturers that the upd...

Cost Savings and Benefits of Cable Testing with the Advanced Cable Tester v2

Cable testing has been known to be a costly and laborious undertaking when it comes to manufacturing cables. It sometimes requires hundreds of thousands of dollars invested into highly trained personnel and expensive equipment to ensure that each cable passes inspection, sometimes even requiring restructuring of production processes. With the...

How Cable Testing Ensures Safety and Quality of Manufacturing

Testing cables is one of the most importance aspects of cable production. There are multiple features and components within a cable that need to work correctly and safely, and verifying these can easily be missed or disregarded if the proper quality control is not implemented by manufacturing. Performing a set of comprehensive tests that incl...