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Sensors for Robotics - 5 Common Types

Post date: 2 days 9 hours ago
*/ Sensors for Robotics   From low to high-complexity applications, robots depend on robotic sensors for efficiency, safety, and performance. Table of Contents What is a robotic sensor? Why do robots use sensors? How does a robot sensor work? What types of sensors are used in robots?...

Save Your Company and the World with Automated Offline Backups

Post date: 3 months 3 weeks ago
The specter of ransomware lockers haunts every organization — and the fear is justified. Ransomware is worse than malware: systems and data are all locked up, and backups are all encrypted, too. Everything connected to the physical machines or connected to the Internet gets locked down. Your...

Using Acroname Devices inside Docker Containers

Post date: 6 months 1 week ago
Docker Technology to Spin up Small, Isolated Environments At Acroname we hate it when customers have issues with software and that’s why we provide deployments for Windows, Mac and Linux across various architectures.  Amongst those deployments we also offer application programming interfaces (API’...

Introducing the world’s first industrial programmable USB-C Hub, Power Delivery Analyzer, and Tester

Post date: 6 months 3 weeks ago
*/ The USBHub3c is designed specifically for mobile device test labs, USB-PD validation testing, USB-C device production testing, end-of-line battery charge, and for testing dual role data (DRD) and dual role power (DRP) devices. Fully programmable, engineers can control USB-PD parameters,...

6 mind-numbing reasons how offline backups will save your backside when ransomware happens

Post date: 8 months 1 week ago
United States Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo recently announced that ransomware attacks "are here to stay."  Yeah, we know. That's why we've told anyone who will listen that organizations need offline backups of their systems and data using a superior, industrial, and programmable USB hub. ...

Can an Acroname hub create a data-only USB connection to a phone?

Post date: 9 months 1 week ago
Solving Overcharging for Mobile Devices A primary feature of Acroname hubs is the ability to turn a USB port on and off. Looking more closely, Acroname hubs also have the more granular ability to disable power/VBUS on a given port, independently from the USB D+/D- data lines on the same port. The...

Protecting USB devices from Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

Post date: 9 months 3 weeks ago
ESD Mitigations with Acroname The next-generation circuitry in today’s consumer and industrial electronics is smaller, faster, better. Consumers love the innovations. But test engineers are not as enthusiastic. Because that innovation comes with a striking downside: increased susceptibility to...
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Using the Acroname Programmable USB 2x4 hub as a software accessible USB switch between two hosts

Post date: 10 months 1 week ago
How to Accomplish a Host Switch With the 2x4 Often a simple USB switch with a physical button is used to switch USB devices between two different host computers. In many cases it would be nice to execute the host switch without physically pushing a button on the device. The Acroname Programmable...

AUTO DRIVE: The automation of automotive USB-C mobile device testing

Post date: 10 months 1 week ago
*/ The need for USB-C and power delivery ports in automobiles is speeding up, and the auto industry is adapting to the new demands. As the engineer in charge of testing, you’ll need to up your automated validation testing game.  We live in an on-the-go world, and our devices travel with us in our...

How many Acroname USBHub3+ Hubs can I daisy-chain?

Post date: 10 months 2 weeks ago
/*-->*/ Daisy Chain Acroname USB Hubs Customers often ask how many Acroname USBHub3+ hubs can be daisy-chained. The answer is pretty simple: four. However, getting there requires some understanding of the USB specification and the internal topology of Acroname hubs. Also, by following our...

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