Total Phase Newsletter

Issue 2

Volume 17

In This Issue

New: USB Standard-A and Micro-B Cable Tester Adapters

White paper: Embedded Development: Five Year Trends

Spotlight: Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter

Featured Media

EE Journal -  Fish Fry: Type-C or not to Type-C

 Fishy Fry

Listen to this interview of Total Phase CEO, Gil Ben-Dov, by EE Journal's Amelia Dalton. They discuss the Advanced Cable Tester which provides continuity testing, DC resistance measurement for safe operation/reliability, and E-Marker verification on Type-C cables.

Upcoming Events

USB-IF Comp. Workshop
February 13-17

Embedded World Stall 4-661
March 14-16

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Type-C or not to Type-C? What about Standard-A and Micro-B?

Later this month, Total Phase will be releasing the first adapters for the Advanced Cable Tester.  Adapters? What are they?

Adapters will enable you to use your Advanced Cable Tester for Type-C to Type-C cables, as well as USB Type-C to USB 3.1 Standard-A, USB Type-C to USB 3.1 Micro-B, and even USB 3.1 Standard-A to USB 3.1 Micro-B cables. That means you will be able to test for all aspects of continuity and proper wiring, DC resistance measurement for safe operation/reliability, and E-Marker verification as appropriate. Additionally, you’ll have the ability to test signal integrity on SuperSpeed lines at speeds up to 12.8 Gbps.

Advanced Cable Tester Adapter: USB 3.1 Standard-A
This is all you will need for testing USB Type-C-to-USB 2.0 or USB 3.1 Standard-A cables, at USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Gen1, or USB 3.1 Gen2 speeds. Testing of USB 2.0 pairs is supported at 518 Mbps and higher; and any present SuperSpeed pairs can be tested at 5 Gbps and 10 Gbps, with speeds up to 12.8 Gbps supported.

Advanced Cable Tester Adapter: USB 3.1 Micro-B
This is all you will need for testing USB Type-C-to-USB 2.0 or USB 3.1 Micro-B cables, at USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Gen1, or USB 3.1 Gen2 speeds. Testing of USB 2.0 pairs is supported at 518 Mbps and higher; and any present SuperSpeed pairs can be tested at 5 Gbps and 10 Gbps, with speeds up to 12.8 Gbps supported.

When used together, these Advanced Cable Tester Adapters are all you need for testing USB 3.1 Standard-A to USB 3.1 Micro-B, at USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Gen1, or USB 3.1 Gen2 speeds. Testing of USB 2.0 pairs is supported at 518 Mbps and higher; and any present SuperSpeed pairs can be tested at 5 Gbps and 10 Gbps, with speeds up to 12.8 Gbps supported.

Place your pre-order online now. Orders will be fulfilled at the end of the month. Have questions,  contact sales to have all your questions answered. 

Learn more about the Advanced Cable Tester.

Receive the "Embedded Development: Five Year Trends in Methods, Costs, Tools and Technologies (2011-2016)" white paper

Total Phase is, once again, asking for your participation in the Survey of Embedded Developers - a survey to learn about preferences and pain points, design environments and tools, and hardware and software choices of embedded developers. Complete the survey and receive the the "Embedded Development: Five Year Trends in Methods, Costs, Tools and Technologies (2011-2016)" white paper.
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Spotlight: Komodo CAN Duo Interface

I searched high and low for a CAN interface that would meet all of our needs. This is the only one I found with built-in GPIO and, more importantly, D9 headers AND terminal blocks on the same unit (if you run your CAN bus over media other than a D9-terminated cable, this will save you having to build a break-out cable). Finally, its price was also in line with other CAN interfaces that have Linux support.

ADDITIONAL PROS:

- Their tech support is responsive to questions - same day response so far.
- The documentation is good.
- The API is good. Comes with example programs, including a loop-back test that allows you to verify the device is working on your system without involving any of your own CAN-based designs.
- Dropped into Linux in 20 seconds and just worked.

 

Jeff F.
Leading healthcare imaging company

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