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Un-confusing USB-C Connections

Post date: 7 months 3 weeks ago
USB-C makes life easy for average consumers and users through two mechanisms: orientation agnostic connectors and automatic configuration. While these features are great for average users, they can make testing and validating USB systems complicated. Acroname's USB-C-Switch exposes much of this...
Working with USB-C-Switch

Working with USB-C-Switch

Post date: 10 months 4 weeks ago
Acroname’s BrainStem-enabled programmable USB-C-Switch can be very useful to help automate and monitor USB connections in test environments. USB-C-Switch handles USB connections differently than a USB hub and also introduces the MUX entity to the BrainStem function libraries. In this blog post, we...
Choosing USB hub or USB switch CarPlay example

USB Hub or USB Switch?

Post date: 12 months 4 days ago
Several customers have asked us whether or not a USB hub or a USB switch is right for their USB testing or control application. There are important and distinctive differences between these two classes of devices, both architecturally and functionally. In many cases, both devices can be used in the...
Getting Started with USB C Switch

Getting Started with USB-C-Switch

Post date: 1 year 2 months ago
Now that you have your USB-C-Switch from Acroname, here are a few steps to help get started using your switch.     In your package, you should find these contents for each switch: (1) Acroname USB-C-Switch (1) USB-C to USB-C cable (1) USB-C to USB-A cable **An Acroname Universal Orientation...
Selecting an object and traffic detection sensor technology

Selecting a Sensor Technology

Post date: 1 year 2 months ago
Advances in sensor technology are driving size and cost of sensors down rapidly, while improving performance dramatically. The Acroname team has put together this short guide to help make some sense of the technologies available today: Laser Rangefinders:             Use lasers and Time of Flight...

Why can't I connect more USB 3.0 devices to my system?

Post date: 1 year 3 months ago
Some customers who have been using multiple Acroname USBHub3+ hubs have shared with us that they cannot add more than two USBHub3+ hubs to their system or that they are running out of USB resources. As it happens, this is not a limitation of USBHub3+ itself, but rather a limitation of the host USB...
USB Hub ESD Event Handling Illustration

Is your USB Hub reliable?

Post date: 1 year 5 months ago
At Acroname, we take ESD seriously. We recently partnered with the team at Pragma Design (https://pragma-design.com), a leader in ESD analysis and solutions, to improve ESD event handling of the USBHub3+ 8-port Programmable USB 3.0 Hub.       Pragma Design's advanced current reconstruction...
Vision Systems Design 2017 Innovators Award

Acroname Honored by Vision Systems Design 2017 Innovators Awards Program

Post date: 1 year 6 months ago
It's great when customers find your products useful. It's fantastic and humbling when your product is recognized by the industry as innovative. Vision Systems Design Magazine's Innovator's Award program recognizes innovative technologies, products and systems in the vision and image processing...
Acroname MTM Instrumentation

Getting Started with MTM Instrumentation

Post date: 1 year 6 months ago
Test engineers face many challenges today. Implementing a functional test plan involves integration of several different measurement and interface tools, software packages and licenses. Acroname's MTM instrumentation takes the frustration out of this process as one of the simplest and easiest...
TeraRanger over water

Using Infrared Time-of-Flight to Detect Water

Post date: 1 year 8 months ago
When infrared Time-of-Flight meets water! What happens when a TeraRanger One infrared Time-of-Flight distance sensor is pointed at water? Does it see the water and return reliable distance readings? The TeraRanger One team did some testing, both in the lab and out on the choppy waters of Lake...

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