How Can the Promira Serial Platform's GPIO be Used as Data Lines for non-SPI Devices?

Question from the Customer:
We’re considering purchasing the Promira Serial Platform with SPI Active - Level 1 Application. We like the USB connectivity, Labview support, and adjustable voltage features - now we have some questions about GPIO.

  • Can we use GPIOs on Promira as data lines?
  • Our application is not SPI; we are looking for one CLK o...

Eye Diagram Basics and Embedded Systems

With each passing day, embedded system designs are becoming more complex as they require increasing data transfer rates, shorter cycle times, and other requirements.

Embedded systems engineers are required to sort out signal integrity issues quickly to speed up the development life cycle. You might already be aware that modern serial data links...

Tips and Options to Capture and View Data with a Beagle Protocol Analyzer

Question from the Customer:

I have a project where I need to compare the temperatures of two separate devices in the same environment.  I’m looking to use the Beagle I2C/SPI Protocol Analyzer to collect and plot the data. How can I best capture and view the data?

Response from Technical Support:

Thank you for your questions!  You can easily...

What is a Packet Sniffer?

The term packet sniffer might sound a little fishy and suspicious, but it isn’t anything like that. In network management, packet sniffing plays a very crucial role. Network managers and technicians use packet sniffers to diagnose underlying problems in their networks. So, a packet sniffer is essentially a tool that aids in monitoring network...

How Do I Sequence the Komodo CAN Duo Interface API Commands to Properly De-initialize a Device on the CAN Bus so that I Can Easily Re-initialize it Later?

Question from the Customer:

I have a Komodo CAN Duo Interface and I could use your help. I have a function that does de-initialization. I see km_close() returns 1 instead of KM_OK. Is this expected? What does the return value of 1 tell me?

Also, I’m trying to figure out what the proper sequence for de-initializing everything -- open, acquire, ...

Protocol Analyzers vs. Oscilloscopes vs. BERT Analyzers: Compare and Contrast

Features like interoperability and simple connectivity have led to the widespread use of USB protocol in embedded systems of almost all types. Despite the advantages, USB protocol in itself is quite complex. Quite naturally, detecting and isolating the source of a problem within the system might be a daunting task for an embedded systems enginee...

Embedded Gifts for the Gadget Lover

Are you looking for some gift ideas for the tech enthusiast in your life? These gadgets (using embedded technology) will please even the techiest of techies. There is something cool for just about every embedded device lover on this list!

Drone - this year’s hottest gift.

Enjoy the World's Smallest Camera Drone and possibly the most affordable...

How Do I Set Up the Aardvark Host Adapter for I2C Slave mode?

Question from the Customer:

I’m an intern working on my first project, analyzing the controls and performance of a robotics arm (for manufacturing) – can you help me get started? I need to use your Aardvark I2C/Host Adapter in slave mode. I’ll also be using the Control Center Software – what do I need to do?

Response from Technical Suppo...

How Do You Monitor and Analyze an Embedded USB Device Without Signal Degradation?

Question from the Customer:

I’m using the Beagle USB 480 Protocol Analyzer to troubleshoot an embedded device. What’s the best way to capture the signals?  The device is embedded in a system with a complicated cable setup. To avoid signal degradation, my thought is tapping off the D+/D- lines:

  1. Soldering wires to the D+/D- lines of my devic...

How Do I Use One CAN Interface to Communicate and Monitor Two Independent CAN Buses?

Question from the Customer:

I have one Komodo CAN Duo Interface. How do I use it to monitor two independent CAN buses?

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your question!  This is easy to do with the Komodo CAN Duo Interface.  You can use two instances of the Komodo GUI Software or the Data Center Software (or one of each) with channel ...