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What is SMBus?

SMBus, or System Management Bus, is two-wire interface often used for low-speed system management communication between devices on a motherboard. This bus was developed using the foundations of the I2C protocol, so SMBus and I2C hold many similarities and can even inter-operate on the same bus. In this article, we’ll ...

Understanding the Differences Between UART and I2C

Communication protocols are some of the essential building blocks of an embedded system. They are what governs how data is sent over the bus, including whether data is sent serially, parallelly, asynchronously, or through a master/slave paradigm.

There are multiple forms of communication that can be used in an embedde...

What are the Differences Between an Integrated Circuit and a Microprocessor

The introduction of integrated circuits (ICs) has revolutionized the way embedded systems operate today. By integrating transistor circuits onto a single chip, electronics developers could create advanced computing devices like laptop computers and mobile phones. When discussing how embedded systems operate, we often he...

What are the Differences Between an Embedded System vs a Microcontroller

With the rapid evolution of electronics, it is important to stay up to date with the latest technologies. A common question that is asked is: “what are the differences between embedded systems and microcontrollers?”  In this blog post, we will discuss these two technologies and answer that question.

What is a Micro...

Control Center Serial Software Series: Enabling Slave Mode

The Control Center Serial Software provides an interface for Total Phase host adapters and allows users to control and interact with I2C and SPI devices.

Total Phase host adapters offer numerous ways to test and develop I2C and SPI systems, including support for master and slave configurations. In this article, we’ll...

The High-Speed Advantages of the Promira Serial Platform Connectivity

The Promira Serial Platform was developed by Total Phase to meet the needs of customers in the field. They needed something fast, much faster than anything Total Phase had to offer. With projects starting to require higher frequencies and a need developing for multi I/O support with the rapid adoption of dual and quad SPI appli...