What Are the Best Tools for Programming 1.8v and 3.3v SPI Devices when Using a Flash Socket Board?

Question from the Customer:

I need to program 1.8V SPI devices with one of your Flash Socket Boards.

I reviewed the user manual for the Level Shifter Board, but it is not clear how to set the target voltage of the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter so that it is 5V when used with the level shifter and 3.3V when it is used with the Flash Socket Board dire...

How Can I Program an SPI Host Adapter to Communicate with Three SPI Slaves?

Question from the Customer:

I have been using your Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter for many projects. For the latest project, I need to set up the Aardvark adapter to communicate with at least three SPI slaves. I have many evaluations to run  – I don’t want to change the wiring of my setup for each project.  If I used Aardvark API Software,...

Which SPI Host Adapter Can I Use as an SPI Slave that Delivers a Large Enough Response for My Setup?

Question from the Customer:

The lab has a Cheetah SPI Host Adapter. It works great as an SPI master, but for the current project I need an SPI slave that can transmit at least 256 bytes. Unless there’s a way the Cheetah adapter can be programmed as a slave, what do you recommend? I’d also like these other details about your recommendation.

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What Are the Best Tools for Programming 1.8v and 3.3v SPI Devices when Using a Flash Socket Board?

Question from the Customer:

I need to program 1.8V SPI devices with one of your Flash Socket Boards.

I reviewed the user manual for the Level Shifter Board, but it is not clear how to set the target voltage of the Cheetah SPI Host Adapter so that it is 5V when used with the level shifter and 3.3V when it is used with the Flash Socket Board dire...

I need to capture high-speed eSPI traffic, what do you recommend?

Question from the Customer:

I’m trying to monitor eSPI traffic at 48 MHz. However, the method I’m currently using degrades the eSPI signals.  To get clean signals, the bus had to be slowed down to 8MHz before it was reliable again. Unfortunately, that does not support the functionalities that I need to verify and support.

In addition, I wa...

With the Right Tools, It Is Easy to Expand from Single SPI to Dual and Quad SPI Modes

Question from the Customer:

I’ve been using Cheetah SPI Host Adapter and Flash Center Software and they work really well together.  I have a new client and their new design includes Quad SPI – is there any way to use your high-speed Cheetah adapter for that project? What are my options?

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your ques...

How Do I Best Choose Which Level of Cable Tester Applications to my Applications?

Question from the Customer:

I clearly have use for the Advanced Cable Tester. I will be testing USB cables and want to know if I need the Advanced Cable Tester - Level 2 Application if I am just testing Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 1 cables? What is the benefit of using the Level 2  Application?

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your question!...

The 4 Most Common Problems with Host Adapters

Host Bus Adapters (HBA) are an important part of any general use computer's server or in embedded systems, without a Host Adapter the computer would not be able to store memory. Host Bus Adapters are designed to connect computers with Storage Area Networks. Host Adapters are very similar to Network Adapters in the way that they are able to prov...

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,...

Which Software Packages Can I Use to View Checksums with the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter?

Question from the Customer:

I‘ll be using the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter and Flash Center Software and I have some questions -– how do I view checksums?  Also, can I get a checksum for the entire device?

Response from Technical Support:

Thanks for your question! The Aardvark adapter is compatible with the checksum byte feature. Regardin...