Rena Ayeras


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.ayeras@technology-writer.com

Posts by Rena Ayeras:

What Does the Advanced Cable Tester v2 Measure Cables and How Accurate are the Measurements?

Accurate measurements of USB type-C and HDMI cables

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Question from the Customer:

I have a new project that includes evaluating two types of cables: USB Type-C to USB Type-C and HDMI.  Before I get started, I have a few questions about the Advanced Cable Tester v2 (ACT v2):

  • When testing the signal integrity at 10Ghz level, which data pattern does it use for the...

Which Applications Support Programming I2C EEPROMs Byte by Byte?

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Question from the Customer:

To flash I2C EEPROMs, I plan to use the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter. The EEPROMs will be programmed byte by byte. Eventually, this will be an automated process. There seem to be many software tools that could be applied – which do you recommend for my application?

Response from ...

How Do DC Resistance Measurements Work with the Advanced Cable Tester v2?

Question from the Customer:

I am using the Advanced Cable Tester v2 to evaluate USB-C to USB-C cables. Could you describe the theory of DC resistance measurement with the Advanced Cable Tester v2?  I also have questions about some of my test results.

Test Results 1:

This set of results shows failure on the GND Cable, GND Cable wi...

How Can I Configure the GPIO Pull-Up Resistors When I Have the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter in GPIO Mode?

An abstract drawing of "wrenching" (configuring an application.

Drawing by Clker

 

Question from the Customer:

I have the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter connected to the Level Shifter Board. I want to monitor the GPIO pull-up on a scope to confirm that I can control the pins in GPIO mode.

Here is my setup:

  • On the Level Shifter Board, Target1 is connected to a slave device to check read/write in I...

What is the Correct Order of Commands for an XML Script to Control I2C Devices?

A picture of random order of data

Question from the Customer:

I am developing scripts for I2C devices, and I am learning to use the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter with Control Center Serial Software. I have a question about the XML scripts – is there a required order of the commands in a script?

I have a question about device interaction:

<i2c_write addr="0x59" coun...

How Do I Use an SPI Host Adapter to Program a 16-bit SPI EEPROM?

Cartoon of trying to communicate

Image by Peggy Marco

Question from the Customer:

I am trying to use the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter with the Flash Center Software to program a 16-bit Microwire serial access EEPROM, M93C66. Looking at the SPI EEPROM XML files that are available for the Flash Center Software, is it possible to create a file for programming the M93C...