Which Beagle USB Protocol Analyzer Should I Choose to Capture the Data of High Volume Transactions at an Airport?

Beagle 480 for high-speed transactions

 Question from the Customer:

My consulting firm just got a large contract. We’ll be testing and verifying a setup for high volume sales for airport stakeholders.  The system consists of a cash register, a tablet, and printer, and connectivity to the server farm. To better monitor transactions and provide real-time information, this project...

The Inside Story of Medical Equipment and Embedded Devices

The human body is a complex system. Engineers, scientists and physicians are doing their best to keep our systems running with embedded devices and medical equipment.

embedded devices and medical equipment
Paralysis may not be a permanent condition. 

When applicable, nerve stimulation and physical therapy are used to help the brain relearn how to communicate with an area where th...

How Embedded Systems Impact Your Everyday Life

From the computer systems that control safety features in the latest automobiles to the ATMs we use regularly to access cash, embedded systems can be found everywhere in our society. In fact, a full 98% of microprocessors manufactured today will find their use in embedded systems. That leaves just 2% for use in computers!
To help our readers und...

A Primer for Embedded Systems Security

With the growing popularity of embedded systems, concerns about security and privacy of these systems have risen dramatically in a short period of time. While operating systems like Windows and MacOS have well-known antivirus solutions that are constantly updated with new virus definitions, the ubiquity and modularity of embedded systems makes t...

Connected Classrooms: How Technology in Schools Has Changed the Way We Learn

The last two decades have been a period of unprecedented innovation when it comes to integrating technology into the classroom environment. In just twenty years, educators have had to adopt significant paradigm shifts in regard to using technology in the classroom. Consider the following examples:

In 1998, training in cursive writing was a manda...

How Do Isolated Devices and Life-Saving Micro-Power Devices Run on Minimal Energy?

Sensors, processors, controllers - all electronic devices require power. Sometimes the energy source is continuous, such as direct AC power or AC converted to DC, easily replaceable batteries, or only need to function during the day, which makes solar power a viable solution. However, some devices don’t have access to constant external power,...

How Connected Devices are Influencing the Future of Grocery Shopping

The grocery business has faced a number of challenges over the last several decades. High fixed costs, slim profit margins, perishable products with diverse handling requirements, and the need to manage distribution with a growing network of suppliers have all made it difficult to turn a profit, and even so, competition is at an all-time high. D...

What does I2C have to do with GPS data and how much more can GPS navigate on planet Earth?

satcomViewGPS data has been system integrated with UART for some time, an asynchronous system. With navigation becoming more prevalent in commercial products, as well as mobile robotic devices and the coming of self-driving vehicles, I2C is now being integrated with GPS signals.

These interfaces appear similar, both having two signal lines. Beyond that, t...

When is the Promira Serial Platform push-pull and when is it open collector?

Question from the Customer

I have some hardware questions about the Promira Serial Platform.  I am using two of the GPIO (pins 14 and 15) as DO (data output). Are they both open-collector pins?  Will I need to add pull-up resistors to my test board?

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your question!  The pins are dual function and ca...

How Embedded Systems have Transformed the Healthcare Industry With Biomedical Applications

Think about living in the 1950s. Color television was introduced. The auto industry was experimenting with their new concept of “the sports car.” And the medical industry was making its biggest strides to date. The antibiotic erythromycin was launched commercially by Eli Lilly; Jonas Salk announced his polio vaccine, the first open-heart sur...