Embedded systems are literally everywhere in our society today. Alarm clocks, cellular phones, computer printers, microwave ovens, and portable music players are just some of the examples of products based on embedded systems. Internally, embedded systems are made up of multiple devices that must communication with each other. In the past, parallel communications was the standard, but as products get smaller in size and designs strive to do more with less power, serial buses have become popular.
While serial buses provide a number of advantages, they also pose some significant challenges to an embedded system designer due simply to the fact that information is being transmitted in a serial fashion rather than parallel. Validating that the correct data packets are being transmitted and received on those buses is challenging enough, but what about when things go wrong? Finding the root cause of your problem among thousands of data packets is exhausting without the right tools and techniques.
This webinar will discuss common challenges for embedded system designers when analyzing serial buses and how to overcome them.
Attend this webinar and learn:
• Techniques for properly triggering an oscilloscope to isolate infrequent events
• A review of common serial buses such as I2C, SPI, CAN, LIN, RS-232, USB2.0, Ethernet
• Tools to trigger, decode and search on serial and parallel buses
• Tips for making accurate and repeatable measurements
Chris Warner Executive Editor ECN
Gregory Davis Technical Marketing Manager Tektronix
April 12, 2012