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Control Center Serial Software Series: Using I2C and SPI Mode

The Control Center Serial Software is a GUI offered by Total Phase that can be used with the Promira Serial Platform, the extremely popular Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter, and the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter to interface with I2C protocol and SPI protocol applications. The software provides easy access to all the I2C and SPI features ...

The Differences Between I2C and SPI (I2C vs SPI)

Communication Protocols in Embedded Systems

Communication protocols are central to how we understand and develop embedded systems and devices. A communication protocol is a defined system that allows two or more entities in a communications system to talk to each other. Communication protocols define the rules of communication, syn...

Differences Between FPGA vs ASIC – Advantages and Disadvantages

FPGAs and ASICs are both types of integrated circuits that are often compared when implementing electronic product design. FPGAs and ASICS are similar in their circuit design flow that consists of arrays of logic cells that can be programmed using hardware description language. However, these two technologies differ in multiple wa...

Data Center Software Series: USB Configuration Management Window

The Data Center Software is Total Phase’s free bus monitoring software that allows users to interface with Total Phase protocol analyzers supporting I2C, SPI, USB, CAN, and eSPI protocols. These analyzers include the Beagle I2C/SPI Protocol Analyzer, the line of Beagle USB Protocol Analyzers, the USB Power Delivery Analyzer...

Differences Between NAND vs NOR Flash Memory

Flash memory is often used in embedded systems as a means to store data and information, providing the system with the needed instructions to operate. Two of the most widely used types of Flash memory include NOR and NAND Flash. In this article, we’ll discuss the key differences between NOR and NAND Flash, as well as some adv...

Data Center Software Series: Capture Control Window

The Total Phase Data Center Software is a free software interface that allows users to seamlessly monitor traffic occurring on USB, CAN, I2C, SPI, and eSPI buses. The software provides a variety of different ways to debug and analyze data and has become a familiar tool to engineers across the world. A feature that users often ...