Rena


Description: Rena C. Ayeras is a writer, editor and blogger with a technical background: test, development, and managing and training technicians. Recognizing the value of the guidelines, reports and articles she wrote as an engineer; she chose to focus on those contributions and moved over to technical writing, and has since branched out to marcom and blogging. BSIT. Member of IEEE.

Email: r.c.ayers@ieee.org

Posts by Rena:

Can I Really Automate Jobs with My Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter and XML Batch Scripts?

Question from the Customer:

I just started using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter and I heard that batch scripting is supported. Can you show me examples of how to do this?  I’ll be working with I2C devices.

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your question! The Control Center Serial Software supports XML-based batch scripts, w...

How Can SPI Devices Use Dummy Bytes for Reading Data of Nonstandard Word Lengths over an SPI Bus?

Question from the Customer:

I plan to use the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter to generate traffic on a 4-wire Mode 0 SPI bus at 8 MHz. The communication pattern is specialized. The protocol being used is not a full duplex. The master sends 3 bytes on the MOSI and then reads 3 returned bytes on the MISO. It looks like the Cheetah only returns the byte...

Run Like the Real Cheetah - Deliver SPI Data Faster With Longer Strides of Data

We’re working on a small production system that we need to upgrade to make it run faster.  The system uses the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter to send SPI messages with C#.NET 2013 and Cheetah Software API.  It sends 10 sets of 128 byte frames in 2 milliseconds and resets the Slave select (SS1).

We observed there is a time lag of at least 220 mic...

How Do I Set Up the Data Center Software to Capture and View Both Timestamps and Data with My Protocol Analyzer?

Question from the Customer:

I just started using the Data Center Software with my new Beagle USB 480 Power Protocol Analyzer to analyze the communication from my PC to an MCU using CDC. It works great and it’s easy to use – but I have one question.

I want to analyze timings and delays between the host and MCU (device) - I need an exact t...

What is the Easiest Way to Test and Program new Quad SPI Flash Devices?

Question from the Customer:

I have been using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter for years - that and the flexible Flash Center Software have been great for all my SPI projects. For my latest project, I need to test and program quad SPI flash devices. Some of its features include 1/nibble swap and 2/nibble swap.  Does Total Phase have a tool...

How to Resolve Driver Installation Failures Due to Phantom Device Problems

This article is about Total Phase software – but the suggestions can apply to any installation. Normally, installing software is a simple job, but sometimes it doesn’t work properly. For example, the driver installer program does not finish the installation process; the installer program hangs and shows the status "Removing phantom devices"....