Description: Rick is a Sales Engineer supporting the Western Territory at Total Phase, joining the team in 2012. Rick’s technical background covers semiconductor test, board level test, and system level test. He started as an Applications Engineer supporting semiconductor ATE, and moved into technical sales. For the past few years, Rick has been supporting Total Phase at the USB-IF Workshops and has become well-versed in the world of USB. He earned a BSEE from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Email: rick@totalphase.com

Posts by Rick:

ARM TechCon 2016 - How Total Phase Supports the Future of IoT

A great year for ARM TechCon 2016 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
The CEO of SoftBank, Masayoshi Son, opened up the event with a vision of the future where we will see a TRILLION chips communicating together in the next 20 years! A very rosy picture for the world of IoT.


And Total Phase is meeting this challenge with outstandi...

Did You Know the Beagle I2C/SPI Protocol Analyzer Can Work with Display Control Channels and Data Channels?

Video protocols such as HDMI, DVI and VGA use the I2C bus for a display control channel, as well as a data display channel.

For audio and video transmissions, the control channels are designed to prevent delays and jitter; losing an occasional packet is not considered or treated as a problem.

For video, there is a data display channel (DDC), ...

Good news from the Flash Memory Summit 2016 - Santa Clara Convention Center

Over the three days of the Flash Memory Summit Expo, the crowds at the show looked a bit larger than last year. There was plenty of interesting and innovative technology on the Expo Floor including - Flash in HDD, Client and Enterprise level SDDs, and even NVDIMM’s.


Seagate won the “Best of Show” award with their amazing 60TB SS...

DesignCon 2016 - Another Great Experience

Me and Annie with Chiphead at DesignCon 2016, Santa ClaraLast week, we finished up 2 busy days at DesignCon 2016 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. DesignCon is a conference primarily for design, verification, and characterization engineers – so it is a great conference to show off our USB, I2C, SPI and CAN debug tools. And we spent plenty of time giving demos of each our products to interest...

ARM TechCon 2015, ARM, CAN Bus, USB Bus and Total Phase

Total Phase exhibits at ARM TechConThere was lots of activity at ARM TechCon 2015, in Santa Clara last week, with over 4,000 attendees, 7 tracks and 6 keynotes. This was Total Phase’s first time exhibiting at this conference and we truly enjoyed the experience.

Many of the new ARM designs support the CAN Bus and the USB Bus. A number of engineers (especially from the automoti...

USB Developer Days - What Experts Say About the Type-C Power Delivery Analyzer!

One of my favorite aspects of my job is meeting new and existing customers and learning about their projects and initiatives.  I recently had the chance to meet face-to-face with a number of USB-minded developers and engineers at the USB Developer Days in San Diego. superspeedusbThe event is sponsored by the USB Implementers Forum; the USB-IF facilitate...