Tips, Tools and Applications for the Electronic Industry in Europe

How to find a filters 3dB point using an oscilloscope and function generator

Posted on 2017/03/10 by George

In this video, you'll learn how to use a SIGLENT SDG2122X arbitrary waveform generator and an SDS2304X oscilloscope to find the 3dB point of an RF filter. Also, confirmed it using an SSA3032X Spectrum Analyzer.



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DediProg introduces full series of universal flash storage (UFS) programmers

Posted on 2017/02/21 by George

DediProg Technology, the leading provider of engineering and automated IC programmers, introduces Universal Flash Storage (UFS) programmers for engineering and high-volume mass production. The new NuProg-E, NuProg-F8, and DP3500 compliment UFS system design and adoption, especially in the area of R&D, product verification, small-scale and high-volume production.

The NuProg-E was released in early 2016 and was the First UFS programmer to access embedded UFS and removable UFS cards. Developers need these tools to develop and optimize mobile platforms to attain higher memory access speed, low power usage and larger storage density. The NuProg-E platform has been proliferated into a gang programmer and integrated into an automated handler, the DP3500, for high-volume UFS duplication for smartphone production.

"Smartphone, High-resolution video, 3D virtual reality (VR) and the latest gadgets have driven the needs of UFS devices, and have increased the complexity of design and manufacture," said Chong Tsao, the CEO of DediProg. "DediProg provides reliable solutions in UFS programming and will continue to innovate UFS technology."

"The NuProg series supports the full range of UFS devices in the market and overwhelms production challenges. It provides high-quality UFS programming and increases manufacturing efficiency with GIGABYTES (GB) of data preloaded instead of In-System-Programming (ISP)," said Jerry Wu, AVP of HTC Manufacturing Engineering.

The NuProg platform supports UFS2.0, UFS2.1, eMMC and eMCP standards, delivers high programming speed, write speeds of up to 50 MBytes/second, and read speeds of 100 MBytes/second. It is capable of accessing UFS' configurations and advanced settings like Descriptors, Attributes, LUN and Flag. Dediprog works closely with UFS semiconductor manufacturers including Samsung Semiconductor, SK Hynix, Toshiba and others to ensure all algorithms are supported and tested to meet their individual product specifications.

Designed to ease production and operation, the UFS gang programmer, NuProg-F8, supports 8 slave sockets plus 1 master socket featured with both a programmer and duplicator. The DP3500 automated programming handler can install 6 units of NuProg-F8 and achieve up to 48 sites to maximize production throughput.

DediProg designs and creates IC programming solutions for various types of flashes, Microcontrollers, and other programmable devices, and offers highly-efficient automated programming equipment to enable the design and manufacture of electronic products for the automotive, medical, wireless, consumer electronics and aerospace markets.


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What address to use when communicating with I2C slave devices

Posted on 2017/02/20 by George

We often get inquiries from our customers about what slave address to use in order to communicate with their I2C slave device. A lot of this confusion stems from the fact that different vendors follow different slave address conventions.

In this post we will clarify the slave address standard used by all Total Phase products and to help developers determine what slave address they should use.


  • 7-bit Addressing
  • Reserved Addresses
  • 8-bit Addresses
  • 10-bit Addressing

The I2C specification from NXP (formerly Philips) actually specifies two different slave addressing schemes. Standard Mode I2C makes use of 7-bit addressing. 10-bit addressing was later added as an extension to standard mode I2C.

7-bit Addressing

In 7-bit addressing procedure, the slave address is transferred in the first byte after the Start condition. The first seven bits of the byte comprise the slave address. The eighth bit is the read/write flag where 0 indicates a write and 1 indicates a read.

Figure 1: 7-bit addressing. The I2C bus specification specifies that in standard-mode I2C, the slave address is 7-bits long followed by the read/write bit.


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How to get smooth frequency transitions with Siglent SDG1/2X generator

Posted on 2017/02/14 by George


Many waveform generators are based on the Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS) technique.
This design has become common primarily because it features great stability and
flexibility. But, not all DDS based generators have the same output performance.
In some situations, the output waveform will not smoothly transition from one setting to
another. This is typically observed when changing the output frequency while the output is enabled. These sharp transitions can be especially tricky if you are manually testing frequency sensitive circuits such as an audio amplifier.
In this note, we are going to describe a method of ensuring smooth transitions
during changes in frequency by using the Independent Phase Mode of the


Both the SDG1000X and SDG 2000X models have two independent outputs. In some
applications, it is critical to lock the phase deviation between the channels. In this way,
the programmed phase difference between the two remains fixed, regardless of any
changes to any channel frequency. With the SDG1000X and SDG2000X, this is called
the Phase Locked mode.
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Learn how to use a spectrum analyzer

Posted on 2017/02/06 by George

This video covers the basic uses of spectrum analyzers and describes optional features that could be helpful for your measurement needs. Enjoy!


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New Advanced Cable Tester for USB Type-C

Posted on 2017/01/17 by George

The Advanced Cable Tester made quit a splash in 2016. The first of its kind Type-C cable tester available in its market had record-breaking sales, exceeding expectations. We knew this product was ready for great things - and the market's response confirmed our prediction.

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Oscium WiPry 5x Wins ACE Award

Posted on 2016/12/19 by George

The ACE (Annual Creativity in Electronics) Awards, in partnership with EE Times and EDN, showcase the best of the best in today's electronics industry, including the hottest new products, start-up companies, design teams, executives, and more.

ACE celebrates the promise of new talent and innovation, and pays tribute to the lifetime achievement of a top industry veteran whose contributions have had a demonstrable impact on technological, business, and cultural advancements in the world.

Oscium is honored to be recognized as the ultimate product for 2016 in the category of Wireless / RF.

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New EasyScopeX for Siglent SDS2000X is now released

Posted on 2016/12/15 by George

Siglent have now released the new EasyScopeX software for Siglent oscilloscopes. The EasyScopeX let you connect your oscilloscope to a PC.

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Spectrum Analyzer Basics Application Note

Posted on 2016/12/08 by George


Spectrum analyzers are useful tools for broadcast monitoring, RF component testing, and EMI troubleshooting. There are a number of common adjustments available with many modern analyers that can optimize performance for a particular application. In this application note, we will introduce resolution bandwidth (RBW) and video bandwidth (VBW) and how they affect measurements.

Resolution Bandwidth (RBW):

Bandwidth is defined as the span of frequencies that are the focus of a particular event. For example, the bandwidth of transmission signal is the span of frequencies that the transmission occupies. The bandwidth of a measurement defines the range of frequencies that were used for the measurement.
In spectrum analysis, the resolution bandwidth (RBW) is defined as the frequency span of the final filter that is applied to the input signal. Smaller RBWs provide finer frequency resolution and the ability to differentiate signals that have frequencies that are closer together.
Why not use the smallest RBW setting for all measurements?
Sweep Time.
Sweep time is the length of time it takes to sweep the detector from the start to the stop frequency. Here is the equation governing the sweep speed:
In the formula above, the meaning of the first factor is the number of frequency selections under SPAN, each step is 1 / k of RBW, to ensure the accuracy of amplitude measurement. The second factor means that each selection The time required depends on the smaller value between RBW and video bandwidth (VBW). Usually when we do not focus on noise, the VBW can be set to a value
greater than or equal to RBW.
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What does pople say about the Oscium WiPry 5X?

Posted on 2016/12/01 by George

It's always good to see that our products are mentioned out in the marketplace. We like it and wanted to share the word. Here is a sampling of some of the posts:

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