Tutorials

For Troubleshooting Data Transfers, How Much Signal Detail Can I Read from a Digital Protocol Analyzer?

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Question from the Customer:

I am using the Beagle I2C/SPI Protocol Analyzer and Data Center Software with an product in development. The data transfers go well until the last byte. My assumption is the SPI slave signal line is going high too soon, giving a false indication the transfer is complete. I can see the...

How Do I Flash Multiple SPI Target Devices with One Master Host Adapter?

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Question from the Customer:

We recently purchased a Cheetah SPI Host Adapter to flash multiple Macronix MX25R3235F devices through . Using the Flash Center Software, I am able to flash a single slave, but I need to flash all three target devices. I am using the same configuration as shown in the Cheetah SPI Host Ada...

Data Center Software Series: Transaction 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...

How Do I Interpret and Make the Best Use of Code Status and Code Error Returns?

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Question from the Customer:

I have the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter and I am learning to use it with Control Center Serial Software and Aardvark Software API.

I have been able to read address 0x00, value 0xA8, when using the Control Center Serial Software; however, I have not been able to get those results with the script ...

How do I Periodically Log USB Data without Access to the Host Computer?

Question from the Customer:

I would like to periodically log data from a measurement device which communicates with the host computer via full-speed USB. The measurement uses bulk transfer to send the data in real time. I do not have access to the host computer and am thinking of using a Beagle USB 12 Protocol Analyzer to accomplish t...

What Are the Signal and Power Capabilities of the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter?

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Photograph by Magda Ehlers

Question from the Customer:
I plan to use the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter in a post-silicon validation. Before I start running validation tests, can you tell me what to expect from the power and signal pins?

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your question! The Cheetah SPI Host Adapter is designed to work at h...