Tips, Tools and Applications for the Electronic Industry in Europe

Siglent SDS 1202X-E Unboxing and Review Teaser - Part 1

Posted on 2017/05/05 by George

The first detailed review of the new Siglent SDS 1202X-E is finally available. Watch it here!

SIGLENT’s new SDS1000X-E Series Super Phosphor Oscilloscope is available in 200 MHz only. It has a maximum sample rate of 1 GSa/s and a standard record length of 14 Mpts. For ease-of-use, the most commonly used functions can be accessed with its user friendly front panel design.

Have a look at the specs here

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Total Phase Announces Support for Windows 10 (32-bit & 64-bit)

Posted on 2017/04/26 by George

Total Phase has completed testing the compatibility of our Windows USB Drivers with the following products:

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Type-C or not to Type-C

Posted on 2017/04/25 by George

This week's episode of Fish Fry starts off with a bang -- the Big Bang! We investigate a new study from a multi-national team of researchers that investigates the cosmic microwave background of the universe. This research team claims that hidden in this cosmic white noise is "substanial proof" that we live in a holographic universe.

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Complete Cable Tests with the Totalphase Advanced Cable Tester

Posted on 2017/04/20 by George

The Advanced Cable Tester enables essential thorough continuity testing, DC resistance measurement for safe operation/reliability, and E-Marker verification, without expensive scopes, custom fixtures, and highly trained personnel, saving a lot of money.

Watch this short video and learn how to test your active cables within seconds.


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Promira Serial Platform

The Promira Serial Platform is the most advanced serial device ever for USB, I2C, and SPI protocols.

Advanced Cable Tester - Level 1 Application

The Total Phase Advanced Cable Tester - Level 1 is the quickest and most convenient way to test USB Type-C cables. It provides thorough continuity testing, DC resistance measurement for safe operation/reliability, and E-Marker verification.

Advanced Cable Tester  - Level 2 Application

The Level 2 application goes beyond this to enable high-fidelity data throughput measurement at up to 12GBit/s.


Learn more about the Advanced Cable Tester

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Siglent SDS1202X-E Oscilloscope Teardown by EEVblog

Posted on 2017/04/19 by George

New teardown of the new Siglent SDS1202X-E 200MHz 359€ oscilloscope by EEVblog.

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How to Capture and View Both Timestamps and Data with Beagle Protocol Analyzer

Posted on 2017/04/10 by George

I just started using the Data Center Software with my new Beagle USB 480 Power Protocol Analyzer to analyze the communication from my PC to an MCU using CDC. It works great and it’s easy to use – but I have one question.

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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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