Jessica Hopkins



Email: jhopkins@totalphase.com

Posts by Jessica Hopkins:

How Individual Cable Testing Helps Uncover Underlying Cable Issues and Ensures Quality in Production

Creating safe and quality-made cables requires various evaluations and testing before landing in the hands of the consumer. To be certified, cables must go through design validation and compliance testing. But even after cable designs are approved, it is important that cables be tested for quality and safety standards during produc...

What is a CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check)?

Successful communication between devices is key to having a properly functioning embedded system. Embedded systems rely on and function using protocols, or a set of rules that govern the transmission, synchronization, and error checking of data sent and received between devices. Because the protocol is an essential component to a work...

About the USB Protocol, Common USB Bus Errors, and How to Troubleshoot Them

An Introduction to the USB Protocol

The History of USB

The USB protocol, also known as Universal Serial Bus, was first created and introduced in 1996 as a way to institutionalize a more widespread, uniform cable and connector that could be used across a multitude of different devices. With the increase in technological devices durin...

About the CAN Protocol and How to Debug and Transmit CAN Communication

The History of CAN

CAN (controller area network) is a serial bus protocol created in 1986 by the German company Bosch. This protocol was created to address the growing need for devices to effectively communicate over longer distances within automobiles. CAN is optimized for sending small amounts of data between multiple nodes,...

What are the Differences between SPI EEPROMs and SPI Flash Memories?

In embedded systems, a memory device is a physical device that is able to store data that can be used to communicate or perform a certain function. Memory devices can be interfaced through multiple different serial protocols, including SPI, or Serial Peripheral Interface. There are multiple different types of SPI memory devices used i...

Benefits of Using the Promira Serial Platform to Advance I2C and SPI Product Development and Production Applications

The Promira Serial Platform is Total Phase’s premier I2C and SPI development tool that is capable of advancing multiple projects and applications, including product development and production processes. Depending on the Promira Serial Platform I2C or SPI application, this tool supports more advanced features compared to other host a...