USB-IF in Taiwan - our International Colleagues are Excited About Type-C Connector and our USB Power Delivery Analyzer

It’s an exciting time to be at the forefront of technology. For the USB world, the new USB Type-C connector and Power Delivery protocol sparked great interest and created a lot of energy at the recent USB-IF Plug Fest and Developer Days in Taipei, Taiwan. I was lucky enough to represent Total Phase with our CEO Gil Ben-Dov at both events. Duri...

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 automotive...

Saving Time, Money and Effort by Using the Cost Effective Beagle USB 480 Power Protocol Analyzer

It’s always exciting to learn something new – especially when it’s about use cases for Total Phase tools.  As someone who is relatively new to the company, I’m interested in hearing how our customers use our tools in their line of work. There is no better way to learn from customers than to meet with them face-to-face. I had that opport...

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 facilitates th...

How Can I Configure the SPI Timing Parameters for Both SPI Master and SPI Slave Modes?

Question from the Customer:

I have been using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter as an SPI Master for several projects. It's worked very well for me, but I'm having some challenges with my current project. I basically need to work at faster SPI speeds to work with the current SPI timing parameters. Is there a way to set the timing parameters on t...

Easily Program I2C Memory Devices and Provide Low Voltage Level Power to the Target Device with the Promira Serial Platform and Control Center Serial Software

With the Promira Serial Platform and the I2C Active - Level 1 Application, you can easily program I2C memory devices as well as provide signal voltage and power at the desired low voltage level to the target device: the Promira platform has integrated level shifting and does not require a separate Level Shifter Board.

Promira Serial Platform for I2C and SPI devices Figure 1: Promira Serial...

Easily Program SPI Flash Devices Using the Promira Serial Platform with Flash Center Software

The Promira™ Serial Platform with the SPI Active - Level 1 Application is the perfect tool to program SPI memory devices. Together, with the Flash Center Software, makes programming EEPROM and SPI flash devices as easy as  one click, allowing you to erase, program, and verify an entire device.

Flash Center Software can be used with the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter Figure 1: Flash Center Software

Before progra...

How Do I Configure an Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter or a Promira Serial Platform for CRC and an SPI Slave Device with Flag Signals?

Question from the Customer:
I am interested in your host adapters, the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter and the PromiraTM Serial Platform, and I have a few questions about how they handle SPI. My SPI application has two flag lines back from the spi slave device. I want to use an SPI tool, such as the Aardvark adapter or the Promira platform, to si...

Attending DesignCon 2015? Visit Total Phase @ Booth #648

DesignCon2015

DesignCon 2015 in Santa Clara, CA starts on January 27 and the Expo Hall opens on January 28. Total Phase is excited to exhibit this year and thinks there are plenty of reasons you should attend too.

Reasons to Attend

  1. Total Phase is exhibiting in booth #648.  Stop by and talk to our experts about test and measurement for your embedded systems...

USB-IF: Hub compliance, Power measurement and more

Aloha from Honolulu, Hawaii.
We're in town for the USB-IF annual meeting and a compliance workshop.

Total Phase USB-IF test suite in action Great view and enjoyable work

As you see from the picture, Tom and I drew a pretty nice assignment this week.  In this particular case (inset photo), we were using two Beagle USB 5000 v2 Protocol Analyzers - Ultimate Edition to measure performan...