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2018-10 - Total Phase


Issue 7

Volume 18

In This Issue

Get a $5 Starbucks gift card!

Lightning Adapter

Promira Firmware v2018-09-14

Featured Video

Complete Cable Tester with the Advanced Cable Tester

See how you can perform thorough continuity testing, DC resistance measurement for safe operation/reliability, E-Marker verification, and signal integrity testing with the Advanced Cable Tester.

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Oct 10, 2018

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Nov 5-9, 2018

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Promira Pumpkin Spice Edition


Get a Starbucks Gift Card!

Fall has officially arrived, which means pumpkin is taking over...even here at Total Phase! We're ready to get the fall season started with our favorite seasonal beverages (pumpkin spice, anyone?).

For a limited time, you can receive a $5 Starbucks eGift Card with your purchase of a Promira Serial Platform. Simply use the promo code: PumpkinSpice at checkout to redeem this offer. You will receive a Starbucks eGift Card in your email (email address used for the order) within a week. If you'd like the eGift Card to be sent to someone else, please specify their email in the notes upon checkout.


Terms and Conditions

  • Offer limited to Promira Serial Platform hardware only. This does not include Promira applications.
  • Limit one gift card per Promira Serial Platform.
  • Offer is only available in the United States.
  • This offer is only available to end-customers. Resellers/distributors are not eligible.
  • Total Phase reserves the right to cancel or modify this program without notice.
  • Offer ends October 31, 2018

New Product Release: Lightning Adapter

Total Phase is excited to announce the release of the Advanced Cable Tester Adapter: Lightning USB2 for testing Lightning cables. With this newest addition to our collection of adapters, users can now test an even wider range of cable types. With the Lightning adapter, testers are able to:

  • Individually measure the DC resistance of VBUS and GND
  • Verify wiring is correct with no shorted or disconnected wires
  • Perform signal integrity testing of USB 2.0 pairs at 518 Mbps that can also be verified with corresponding with eye diagrams

The Advanced Cable Tester is an essential tool for cable manufactures and sellers; it provides unsurpassed, complete and comprehensive testing of USB Type-C cables to ensure they are safe to use and pass the respective cable standards. Expensive scopes and highly trained personnel are a thing of the past -– This easy-to-use tester can be used and verified by almost anyone at a fraction of the cost.

As a special introductory offer, we are giving customers 2 free Standard-A adapters with the purchase of 1 Lightning adapter. Simply use the code: LIGHTNING at checkout.

Find out complete details on this product here.

Note: In order to purchase this product you must be a member of the Apple MFI Program and you will be required to provide your membership number before the order will be processed.

Firmware Update: Promira Firmware v2018-09-14

Total Phase has released a new firmware update for the Promira Serial Platform. This new firmware, v2018-09-14, contains updates for the Advanced Cable Tester, which provides enhanced speeds and adds the USB-A to Lightning cable test.

We encourage users of the Promira Serial Platform and/or the Advanced Cable Tester to download this new firmware as it ensures your devices are running optimally and have the latest support for Lightning.

To get the latest firmware update, download here:

For instructions on how to complete the upgrade, please refer here.

Spotlight: Promira Serial Platform

I've worked with the Aardvark for years and recently purchased the Promira Serial Platform to work at faster speeds. Works great for SPI!



– Taylor N.

Learn more about the Promira Serial Platform

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