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2017-03 - Total Phase Newsletter, Issue 3 Volume 17 - March 2017

Total Phase Newsletter

Issue 3

Volume 17

In This Issue

NEW: A-B-C Easy as 1-2-3

HELP WANTED: Embedded Market Survey

SAVE: 15% off CAN in honor of Komodo Dragon Conservation

Featured Video

Using the Komodo GUI Software to Interface with the CAN/I2C Activity Board Pro

Komodo GUI Interface Video

The Komodo CAN Duo Interface is Total Phase's powerful two-channel CAN adapter and analyzer. Watch as this all-in-one tool is used to simultaneously interact, monitor, and transmit CAN data to the CAN/I2C Activity Board Pro using the Komodo GUI Software.

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May 3-4

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A-B-C Easy as 1-2-3 (USB of course...)

Total Phase is now shipping the eagerly awaited USB Standard-A and USB Micro-B Adapters for the Advanced Cable Tester.

When used in the appropriate combinations the Advanced Cable Tester and these adapters enable you to use your Advanced Cable Tester for testing the following cables:

  • USB Type-C to USB Type-C
  • USB Type-C to USB 3.1 Standard-A
  • USB Type-C to USB 3.1 Micro-B
  • USB 3.1 Standard-A to USB 3.1 Micro-B

You can now test for all aspects of continuity and proper wiring, DC resistance measurement for safe operation/reliability, and E-Marker verification as appropriate. Additionally, you 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
Testing USB Type-C-to-USB 2.0 and USB 3.1 Standard-A cables, is now at your finger tips. Testing 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 adapter is all you will need for testing USB Type-C-to-USB 2.0 and USB 3.1 Micro-B cables. 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 allow for testing USB 3.1 Standard-A to USB 3.1 Micro-B cables.

Learn more about the Advanced Cable Tester.

Embedded Market Survey - What's your role?

Total Phase has once again partnered the Embedded Market Forecasters (EMF), an intelligence and research firm focused solely on our market - the embedded market. Participate in the 2017 Embedded Market Forecasters Survey and receive survey results and a free white paper. Here is how it works…

  1. Complete the 2017 Survey of Embedded Developers before 03/31/2017
    • It should take about 30 minutes to complete
  2. Receive the survey results (around mid-year)
  3. Receive, if you wish, the "Embedded Development: Five Year Trends in Methods, Costs, Tools and Technologies (2011-2016)” white paper
Start the Survey

Save 15% on CAN Tools - it's a Komodo Conservation Celebration

We're celebrating 37 years of Komodo Dragon conservation.

Do your part to increase the Komodo population!

Komodo 15% off  

To take advantage of this offer, enter coupon code “Komodo37” during your online checkout. This promotion expires March 31, 2017, so act fast. Coupon only applies to Komodo CAN Solo/Duo Interfaces and CAN accessories. Other limitations apply.

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.


- 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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