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2017-07 - Total Phase


Issue 7

Volume 17

In This Issue

Summer Syzygy Sale

A2B Bus Monitor

Stanford Solar Care Project

Featured Video

Automotive Audio Bus Technology Delivers
Superior Digital Audio Quality

Learn more about the Automotive Audio Bus Technology. It’s simple, light weight and cost effective. 

Upcoming Events

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Phoenix, AZ, Aug 16-19

USB-IF Comp Workshop
Portland, OR, Aug 21-25

USB-IF Dev Days
Vancouver, CAN, Sept 26-27

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Take a look at the Total Phase logo, see the overlapping circles? It’s a syzygy, a straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies. (Eclipse?!) In celebration of the upcoming August 21 Syzygy (Total Solar Eclipse), Total Phase is offering the Summer Syzygy Sale. Things don't align like this very often, so take advantage of the savings now.   


    $50 Off* 
orders ≥ $330
coupon code: Syzygy50

    $200 Off* 
orders ≥ $1,300
coupon code: Syzygy200

    $500 Off* 
orders ≥ $3300
coupon code: Syzygy500


Offer Ends August 31, 2017. Click here to learn more about the Summer Syzygy Sale.

NEW PRODUCT: A2B Bus Monitor

Today’s automotive infotainment designers are facing a difficult challenge. They are being asked to do more with less. Consumers are demanding better quality audio and video, and better vehicular fuel efficiency.

Analog Devices heard the demand and is leading the charge in the solution through the introduction of the Automotive Audio Bus® (A2B) digital audio technology, which delivers high fidelity audio for automobiles while significantly reducing the weight of existing cable harnesses (by upwards of 75% in key applications) – resulting in improved vehicle fuel efficiency.

What does this have to do with Total Phase?

Working side by side with Analog Devices, Total Phase has developed the A2B Bus Monitor Application for the Promira Serial Platform®. This application provides unprecedented access to the A2B system. By attaching the A2B Adapter Board in-line between A2B nodes and the Promira platform, the A2B monitor application can non-intrusively sniff the bus, giving users a real-time view into A2B traffic. A2B superframes are decoded and disassembled into I2S/TDM audio data and I2C control data for easy debugging. Additionally, full reporting on Interrupts and GPIO handshakes are correlated into the data capture.

Would you like to participate in the beta program for the A2B Bus Monitor Application?
Email sales if you are interested in participating in the program.
Want to learn more about A2B?

COMMUNITY: Stanford Solar Car Project 

Total Phase is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of the 2017 Stanford Solar Car Project.

The Stanford Solar Car Project is comprised of a group of undergraduate students who design, build, and race solar powered racecars in the World Solar Challenge. Founded in 1989, the Stanford Solar Car Project is an entirely student-run, non-profit organization fueled by its members’ passion for environmentally sustainable technology. The project provides a unique opportunity for Stanford University students to gain valuable hands-on engineering and business experience while raising community awareness of clean energy vehicles. The team generally operates on a two-year design and build cycle and then enters the finished car in a cross-continental solar race. This year’s car project – Sundae – is  entered in the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, an 1,800-mile race across the Australian Outback.

Stanford University students consistently have one of the best undergraduate solar car teams in the world. The Stanford Solar Car Project Team used the following, donated, Total Phase products in the development of their vehicle:

Spotlight: Beagle I2C/SPI Protocol Analyzer

This (Beagle protocol analyzer) has not only helped to shorten our development cycle it has also enabled us to shorten our communications test and validation time ensuring a more robust/reliable product. Well worth the money.


        – C. O'Reilly, Product Development Manager
Learn more about the Beagle I2C/SPI Protocol Analyzer


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